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*
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4K ULTRA HD TV Experience unprecedented image clarity 4 times higher than the standard pixel resolution of Full-HD* with the VIERA AX800 Series Ultra-High Definition 4K TV.*Actual resolution: 3840 x 2160p
Studio Master Drive Studio Master Drive provides rich, accurate color reproduction. The newly developed, high-color-space LED backlight achieves a wide color gamut that approaches the level of a plasma screen. Accurate color expression is also attained in low-brightness areas of the image to produce coloring that is faithful to the original image.
DCI 98% Color A dramatic improvement in the color purity of the red phosphor has further expanded the color range. It now covers 98% of DCI studio standards and 122% of ITU standards. It ensures full reproduction of vivid colors from all types of image sources.
THX 4K Certified Turn your living room into a 4K theater with the incredible picture quality of a VIERA 4K TV. Each AX900 series model passed over 400 THX laboratory tests guaranteeing its color accuracy, upscaling and panel performance and meets the most rigorous industry standards. Panasonic THX Certified TVs deliver movies and broadcast programming with the same level of detail and clarity as found in the film maker's studio.
2400 BLS and Local Dimming Pro Panasonic's 2400 BLS (Back Light Scanning) Technology delivers optimal sharpness, clarity and contrast with virtually no image blur. High contrast and rich gradation from the Local Dimming Pro is achieved by matching the backlight control and optimizing the brightness level to each area. This enables deeper black expression and displays even tiny details in dark scenes with crisp clarity.
Smart TV Platform - Life+ Screen and my Home Screen Life+Screen is the "Beyond Smart" it's a Smart TV platform that provides an easy-to-use interface with a variety of functions such as learning content preferences of individual users, breaking content out of its silos, and making navigation far easier and more personal. With my Home Screen, just turn on your VIERA 4KTV and an intuitive menu of your favorite content is presented on your very own personalized screen, making it quick and easy to find just what you're looking for. TV programs, Video-on-Demand, your personal videos and pictures, and a rich social experience are all right at your fingertips. *Internet Service Required
my Stream The my Stream feature enables seamless, automatic online content recommendation. The Panasonic Life+ Screen learns user preferences and automatically recommends online content that is targeted to each person.* By using the "XZmy Button" on the Touch Pad Remote, the TV conveniently learns the user's content preferences. * Internet service required. Available content may vary by product, model, and location, and may require fees. Specifications and product information are subject to changed.
Remote Sharing The new Remote Sharing feature makes it possible to share video memos, messages, and other information to the my Home Screen through smart phones and tablets while away from home. *Internet Service Required
Facial Recognition and Voice Assistant A proximity sensor coupled with Facial Recognition via the AX800's built-in camera work together to instantly and automatically display handy information such as weather forecasts, message notifications and a clock. The Info Bar quickly and conveniently displays useful information without requiring the user to turn on the TV. The Voice Assistant lets the user easily search for their favorite content in a natural, conversational way. *Internet Service Required

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  • 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 885170227927


Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. December 11, 2015
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    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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