AX850 4K ULTRA HDTV Series - 85" Class (84.5" Diag.) TC-85AX850U

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  • Experience 4K Ultra HD, clarity 4 times higher than 1080p*
  • Studio Master Drive delivers the color gamut level of a plasma display
  • Covers 98% of all professional DCI studio color standards
  • Enjoy true cinema quality with a THX 4K Certified Display
  • Can not combine promotions*

SpecificationsExpand All

  • Picture Quality
    • Display
    • Panel
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Panel Drive
    • Picture Mode
    • Viewing Angle
    • Color Space
    • Studio Master Drive
    • Local Dimming
    • Unique Graphic Engine
    • Noise Reduction
    • THX Certified Display
    • 4K / 1080p Pure Direct
    • isf Mode
    • 3D
    • 3D Type
    • 2D-3D Conversion
    • Sound Quality
    • Speakers
    • Speaker Output
    • Stage Surround Sound
    • Surround Mode
  • Easy Operation
    • my Home Screen
    • my Stream
    • my Stream*****
    • Multi User Profile
    • Voice Assistant
    • Voice Print Recognition
    • Voice Command
    • Voice Guidance
    • Touch Pad Remote (with my Button)
    • Info Bar
    • Built-In Camera
    • eHelp
  • Networking
    • my Home Could
    • Remote Sharing
    • Swipe & Share
    • Panasonic TV Remote 2 (App)
    • Internet Apps
    • Web Browser*
    • 4K Online Player
    • Unique Processing Engine
    • Wireless LAN Built-In
    • Display Mirroring
    • DLNA
    • Bluetooth** (APT-X Compatible)
    • Media Player
    • Media Player (Picture/Movie/Music)
    • Support Format
    • VIERA Link
  • Eco
    • Eco Navigation
    • Energy Star
  • Terminal
    • HDMI
    • HDMI (4K 60 Input)
    • Support Feature
    • DisplayPort (4K 60 Input)
    • Component Video Input shared with Composite
    • USB
    • SD Card
    • Ethernet
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
    • Included Accessory***
    • Power Supply
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • On mode Average Power Consumption
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • Display Resolution
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) (w/o stand)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand)
    • Weight (w/o stand)
    • Weight (with stand)
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • VESA Compatible
    • Carton Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Gross Weight (with stand)
    • Warranty
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


TC-85AX850U is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great TV, outstanding functionality Best picture that I have seen on a large screen. Really true to colors and clarity. Built-in apps are useful. 4K streaming is excellent. Expensive but the sale makes it worth it. No buyer's remorse. Everyone who sees the picture is amazed even in a daytime lit family room. Who needs movie theaters with this display and a high end surround system which we have. We thought that our 65 inch Panasonic plasma was really good until we turned this one on. Highly recommended if you have the viewing space to enjoy it. Technical specs matter! This was one great design / engineering accomplishment.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PANASONIC TC-85AX850U Meet one of Panasonic’s largest and most impressive 4K ultra HD TVs, the TC-85AX850U. This particular model offers a wide range of the very best display, connectivity and general design features that Panasonic has to offer and packs them into a 4K TV that truly is monstrously big. At 85 inches, the TC-85AX850U, will deliver ultra HD display resolution to you in a way rarely seen by the vast majority of UHD television owners. At this sort of screen size, the 8.2 million pixels of 4K resolution can be appreciated as they truly deserve to be appreciated and it’s an effect that no 50, 60 or even 70 inch TV screen can match. The TC-85AX850U isn’t just about screen size either. The quality of its display is probably one of the very best that Panasonic has to offer, among both its 2014 and 2015 models and the levels of color vibrancy, picture clarity and most of all, contrast are superb. Furthermore, the backlighting technology of this model ensures a beautiful level of brightness despite the gigantic display space. If you are looking for a more reasonably priced TV check out the Samsung JU7100 or the Sony XBR65X850C. On the other hand, this is not an economy TV model by any measure and is easily one of the most expensive 4K televisions on sale today. A lot of extraordinary home entertainment value gets delivered for the massive price at which the TC-85AX850U sells but the price tag is steep enough that alternative models with even better display quality and only marginally smaller screens might be your best option. THE GOOD The first and most obvious knock-out feature of the TC-85AX850U is its colossal 85 inch screen. This TV is a monster and few other mainstream 4K TV models come with a screen this big, usually one or two for each of the major brands. At 85 inches, the screen also delivers the unique benefit of letting you enjoy the 4K resolution as you normally never would in a smaller TV display. This is because4Kisn’t really appreciable in the same way on smaller displays with which you have to move in close to really tell the difference between Full HD and ultra HD. In basic terms, the larger the TV screen, the further away you can be and really notice that it comes with more pixels than a conventional Full HD TV. At the screen size of the TC-85AX850U, viewing distance for appreciating 4K graphics is at a near maximum for a TV. And as for the quality of that 4K screen resolution, well it’s quite superb, particularly for an LCD/LED TV. While the plasma TVs of LG’s OLED line definitely deliver a better level of picture quality, as well as the SUHD 4K TVs from Samsung, Panasonic’s TC-85AX850U is a definite contender for one of the best TV displays on the market. This model is as good in terms of display quality as Panasonic’s highly rated AX900 TV from late 2014 and it’s one major difference is the positive bonus of a giant screen. So with this TV, you can expect superb colors and some very inky blacks forming an excellent level of contrast and vibrancy. Finally, to top things off in terms of stand-out features, the TC-85AX850U comes with THX certification and full-array LED backlighting. Both of these mean further reinforcement of the TV’s picture quality. On the one hand, the THX certification is no little thing: the people at THX put the few TVs with this qualification through a lengthy testing process to make sure that they can deliver the kind of realistic, accurate picture quality which was originally intended by the major motion picture studios which use THX technology. The resulting tests help to not only refine a TV’s picture quality rating, a passing grade also means some very good visuals. As for the full-array LED backlighting, in the TC-85AX850U it’s part of what helps this TV deliver a very robust contrast level with high levels of peak brightness and very rich, deep dark tones. Only premium 4K TVs offer full-array LED backlighting and the effect it produces always looks considerably better than what edge-lit LED arrays in more economical TVs can produce. THE BAD Let’s start with the obvious, he sheer price of the monster 85AX850U. This is not a budget TV even among the still slightly higher prices of 4K sets by any means. With a price that’s well above 12,000, the 85AX850U will set you back by more than a few pretty pennies and that’s where the catch lies. You can get a considerably better 4K TV set for the same price or less if you’re willing to settle for a somewhat smaller screen size. As we’d said earlier, Samsung’s SUHD models such as the JS8500 and LG’s OLED TVs are both arguably superior Televisions with more advanced color and contrast technologies. In the case of the LG models in particular, picture quality is absolutely unparalleled by anything else on the market and that might be worth more to your home entertainment system than raw screen size. This isn’t to say that the 85AX850U doesn’t also offer an absolutely stunning display (it does) but an even better display from one of the above TV ranges can be yours for 12 thousand dollars or even less if you’re willing to sacrifice 10 to 15 inches off your display size. Secondly, the 85AX850U is one very big beast of a television and accordingly it weighs an awful lot. While this might not be a problem for some users, it can be inconvenient and again, superior and somewhat smaller models cost slightly less than the 85AX850U while offering much lighter designs and better picture quality. Finally, while this is a relatively minor detail, the 85AX850U only comes with 3 HDMI 2.0 ports built into it instead of the more usual 4. This is hardly a deal breaker but it would be nice to see such a large and expensive 4K TV match the same number of ports as much cheaper and smaller models even from Panasonic itself. FINAL THOUGHTS The idea of recommending this arguably marvelous 4K TV is a bit complicated for us. On the one hand, the TC-85AX850U is an enormous, beautiful and exquisite piece of home entertainment technology and on the other hand, we also know that this is one very expensive TV and for the price its selling at, models with superior display technology are available, just with smaller 70 to 78 inch screens.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Date published: 2015-12-11
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Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:
    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.
  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, please consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
  • What should I do if I can access all of the TV apps except Netflix?
    1. Change the DNS setting of your TV to
    2. If you are able to access the Netflix splash screen, use the TV remote to deactivate your account by pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. After this process, try loggin back into the Netflix TV app.

    If the procedure is successful a screen will come up with the option to deactivate your device from your account. If not try the process again. Once you have successfully deactivated your device, you will need to activate it by opening Netflix and at the main screen selecting Member Sign In, then following the on screen prompts until activation is complete.

    If the Netflix app still fails to open, but all of the other TV apps work, visit help.netflix.com for more support.

  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
Energy Rating
  • ENERGY STAR Smart Too

    The Panasonic CX850 Series 4K Ultra HD TV not only meets ENERGY STAR requirements, it exceeds them. For you, it means:

    • More energy savings
    • Lower utility bills
    • Leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
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