updated 02:08 pm EDT, Sun June 22, 2014
Three 1080p models from 50 to 60 inches, feature 'Beyond Smart' concept
Consumer electronics company Panasonic has announced that the latest televisions in its Life+ Screen series are now available. Ranging in size from 50 to 60 inches, the AS650 model 1080p LED televisions feature Panasonic's "Beyond Smart" concept. Users can see personalized content and applications set on the home screen in an easy-to-use interface.
With the Life+ Screen televisions, owners are able to access a number of content channels and customize the home page with the content they like. A number of apps can be accessed from the home page, as well as personal content such as videos and photos. Customized experiences are also available through the My Stream feature. The streaming feature enables recommendation of online content based on what it has learned from user preferences.
The AS650 televisions are able to search for content using voice commands through the touch pad remote. A cloud option is available to download content and apps, or access places for accessory purchases. Remote sharing allows sharing of text to video messages to the televisions through a smartphone or tablet. The Life+ Screen TVs have dedicated web browsers for surfing as well.
Each of the AS650 televisions have a display resolution of 1920x1080, with a 178 degree viewing angle. The screens feature 1,000 black light-scanning IFC, a Duel Core Hexa Processor for image processing, and come with five picture preset modes. Each model is also compatible for 3D viewing, and includes two pairs of glasses.
Ports onboard the televisions include three HDMI, one RCA connection set, two USB 2.0, one Ethernet, one digital audio and a slot for an SD card. They also include 20 watts of speaker output in two speakers, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Panasonic's televisions are available now in 50- (49.4 diagonal), 55- (54.5 diagonal) and 60- (59.5 diagonal) inch sizes. Pricing begins at $1,000 for the 50-inch television (TC-50AS650U) and peak at $1,700 for the 60-inch (TC-60AS650U ). Each of the Life+ Screen TVs are available exclusively at Panasonic's online store.