Panasonic 2013 TVs: sizes, prices, specs, pictures, release dates

12 Feb 2013

Here's a complete rundown of all the new Panasonic TV series announced at CES 2013. There's 32 new models - 16 Plasma TVs and 16 LED TVs, with some models being US only. We haven't got complete UK prices yet, but will update as soon as we do. 

We've got a complete rundown of all the new TV ranges in the Panasonic line up announced at CES 2013. There's 32 new models 
2013 Panasonic VIERA Plasma TV line up
There’s 16 new models for the Plasma TV line up, including a new flagship ZT60 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This line up will be available starting in February 2013. 
ZT60 Series – flagship 
TC-P65ZT60 
TC-P60ZT60 
Full HD 1080p
Active 3D
Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance 
Optional Touch Pen accessory 
HDMI x3, USB x3
‘Beyond the Reference’ picture quality
Studio Master Panel 
3000 Focused-field Drive – 1080lines for 2D images 
Wide colour gamut – DCI 98% Colour Space 
THX in both 2D and 3D modes 
Viera Connect – built-in Wireless LAN and web browser, DLNA, Bluetooth 
Social apps – YouTube, Facebook, Skype, amongst others – use simultaneously 
Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine 
ISFcc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration 
VT60 Series 
TC-P55VT60
TC-P60VT60
TC-P65VT60
Full HD 1080p
Active 3D
Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear
Infinite Black Ultra Panel 
3000 Focused-field Drive – 1080lines for 2D images 
Built-in side speakers
Built-in camera 
My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Optional Touch Pen accessory 
HDMI x3, USB x3
THX in both 2D and 3D modes 
Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine 
ISFcc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration 
ST60 Series
TC-P50ST60
TC-P55ST60
TC-P60ST60
TC-P65ST60
Full HD 1080p
Active 3D 
Infinite Black Pro Panel
2500 Focused Field Drive 
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance, web browser 
Optional Touch Pen accessory 
HDMI x3, USB x2  
S60 Series 
TC-P42S60
TC-P50S60
TC-P55S60
TC-P60S60
TC-P65S60
Full HD 1080p
Built-in Wireless LAN, DLNA, Viera Link 
Optional Touch Pen accessory 
Online Movies feature – provides select IPTV functionality by offering access to movie/video streaming apps 
600Hz Sub-field Drive
HDMI x2, USB x2
X60 Series 
TC-P42X60
TC-P50X60 
720p resolution 
600Hz Sub-Field Drive 
Game Mode
HDMI x2, USB x1 

2013 Panasonic VIERA LED/LCD TV line up

There’s 16 new models for the LED/LCD TV line up, leading with the WT60 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This range will be available in the spring of 2013.  
WT60 Series
TC-L47WT60
TC-L55WT60 
Full HD 1080p 3D
HDMI x3 
Backlight scanning 4200 BLS  
Local dimming and Clear Panel Pro 
Wide viewing angle 
First ever built-in camera 
Viera Connect 
My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
ISFcc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration 
DT60 Series 
TC-L55DT60
TC-L60DT60
Full HD 1080p 
178 degree wide viewing angle 
HDMI x3, USB x3 
Viera Connect 
My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine 
ISFcc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration 
L55 – backlight scanning 1920 BLS 
L60 – backlight scanning 1200 BLS 
ET60 Series 
TC-L50ET60
TC-L55ET60
Full HD 1080p 
2D-3D conversion 
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
HDMI x3, USB x2 
Backlight scanning 720 BLS 
E60 Series 
TC-L42E60
TC-L50E60
TC-L58E60
TC-L65E60 
Full HD 1080p 3D 
Dot noise reduction 
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
HDMI x3, USB x2 
Backlight scanning 240 BLS 
EM60 Series 
TC-L39EM60
TC-L50EM60
1080p resolution 
HDMI x2, USB x1 
Dot noise reduction 
Backlight scanning 240 BLS 
XM6 Series 
TC-L32XM6 
720p resolution
HDMI x2, USB x1 
Dot noise reduction 
B6 Series
TC-L32B6
TC-L39B6
TC-L50B6 
720p resolution for L32
1080p resolution for L39 and L50
HDMI x2, USB x1 
Dot noise reduction 

Panasonic 2013 VIERA Plasma TVs

There’s 16 new models for the Plasma TV line up, including a new flagship ZT60 ZT65 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This line up will be available starting in February 2013. 

MORE: Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B review

Also new, and supplied with the ST60 and above, is the Panasonic Touch Pen, which allows you to draw directly on to your plasma TV. 

ZT65 Series – flagship plasma TV 

UPDATE: Panasoniz ZT60 to be known as ZT65 in the UK.

TX-P65ZT60 UPDATE: 65in model shown at CES but not available in UK

TX-P60ZT65 60in TV

Completely different panel to rest of Panasonic range

Full HD 1080p

Active 3D; Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear

Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance 

Optional Touch Pen accessory 

HDMI x3, USB x3

‘Beyond the Reference’ picture quality

THX in both 2D and 3D modes (tentative)

Built-in Wireless LAN and web browser, DLNA, Bluetooth 

Release date: May

Price: £4000 TBC

MORE: Panasonic 56in 4K Ultra HD OLED TV


Panasonic VT60 Series 


TX-P50VT60

TX-P55VT60

TX-P65VT60

 

Full HD 1080p

Active 3D; Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear

Built-in side speakers

Built-in camera 

My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance

Touch Pen supplied 

HDMI x3, USB x3

THX in both 2D and 3D modes

Release date: April/May

Price: TBC, similar to 2012 models

 

Panasonic GT60 Series

TX-P50GT60B

TX-P42GT60B

Full HD 3D neoPlasma TV with 3000 Hz FFD
Hexa-processing Engine
THX-certified 2D/3D display
VIERA Connect, my Home Screen, Voice Interaction, Swipe and Share 2.0
USB HDD recording

Voice and gesture controls

Touch pen supplied

Replaces GT50, award-winner

3000 Hz FFD

Release date: April/May

Price: TBC, similar to 2012 models

MORE: Panasonic TX-P42GT60B review

Panasonic ST60 Series

 

TX-P42ST60

 TX-P50ST60

TX-P55ST60

TX-P65ST60 (65in model not coming to Europe/UK)

Full HD 1080p

Active 3D 

Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance, web browser 

Touch Pen supplied

HDMI x3, USB x2  

 

Panasonic S60 Series (not confirmed for UK)


TX-P42S60

TX-P50S60

TX-P55S60

TX-P60S60

TX-P65S60

Full HD 1080p

Built-in Wireless LAN, DLNA, Viera Link 

Optional Touch Pen accessory 

Online movie/video streaming 

HDMI x2, USB x2


Panasonic X60 Series 

TX-P42X60

TX-P50X60 

720p resolution

HDMI x2, USB x1 

2013 Panasonic VIERA LED/LCD TV line up

MORE: Panasonic TX-L50ET60B review

There’s 16 new models for the LED/LCD TV line up, leading with the WT60 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This range will be available in the spring of 2013. Silver as main design, with some white and black models available. All Panasonic 3D LCD TVs use passive 3D technology.

 

Panasonic WT65 Series

MORE: Panasonic TX-LWT65B review

TX-L47WT65

TX-L55WT65 

Full HD 1080p

3D

HDMI x3 

Backlight scanning 4200 BLS  

Local dimming

Wide viewing angle 

Built-in camera 

Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance

2 x Twin Tuners = 2 Freeview HD and 2 Freesat HD tuners

Panasonic DT60 Series 


TX-L42DT60

TX-L47DT60

TX-L50DT60

TX-L55DT60

TX-L60DT60

Full HD 1080p 

178 degree wide viewing angle 

HDMI x3, USB x3 

Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance

Release date: March

 

Panasonic FT60 Series

TX-L42FT60

TX-L47FT60

Replaces ET50 range

Similar spec to DT60, no extra remote for voice/gesture, though you can use Viera Remote 2.0 for these functions

Full HD 1080p 

178 degree wide viewing angle 

HDMI x3, USB x3 

Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Guidance

Release date: March

MORE: Panasonic TX-L42FT60B review

 

Panasonic ET60 Series 

TX-L42ET60

TX-L47ET60

TX-L50ET60: Panasonic TX-L50ET60B review 

TX-L55ET60

Full HD 1080p 

Passive 3D

2D-3D conversion 

Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0

HDMI x3, USB x2 

Backlight scanning 720 BLS 

Panasonic E6 Series 

TX-L32E6

TX-L39E6

TX-L42E6

TX-L50E6

TX-L58E6 (not in UK)

TX-L65E6 (not in UK)

Full HD 1080p

No 3D

Dot noise reduction 

Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance

HDMI x3, USB x2 

Backlight scanning 240 BLS 

Panasonic EM6 Series 

TX-L32EM6

TX-L39EM6

 TX-L50EM6

1080p resolution 

HDMI x2, USB x1 

Dot noise reduction 

Backlight scanning 240 BLS 


Panasonic XM6 Series 


TX-L32XM6

 TX-L39XM6

 TX-L50XM6 

720p resolution

HDMI x2, USB x1 

Dot noise reduction 


Panasonic B6 Series

TX-L32B6

TX-L39B6

TX-L42B6

TX-L50B6 

720p resolution for TC-L32B6

1080p resolution for TC-L39B6 and TC-L50B6

HDMI x2, USB x1 

Dot noise reduction

 

Read about the best new products from CES in our dedicated CES 2013 blog

 

MORE: Panasonic TX-L55WT65B review

By Kashfia Kabir

 

 

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I think quibbling over the no. of HDMI/USB ports is a minor issue. The important thing is picture quality, processing etc And aftersales!

Should it not meet with your expectation and have issues you can't live with like 50hz processing  problems or Dynamic False Contouring, or brightness flux in low lit scenes or vertical banding (as on the GT/VT50s of 2012), you need to have peace of mind and be able to return/replace with your chosen retailer/online vendor.

Panasonic most likely does not care if it loses customers based on port count. If there are gremlins you discover later on, again it really isn't bothered.I asked the editor of What Hifi to mediate with Panasonic UK over acute problems I still have with a Viera Z1 series TV. There has still been no satisfactory response from them since they terminated discussions with myself.

THINK long and hard as to whether Panasonic is for YOU! Shock

Putting aside the rudeness of some posts, it is a big disappointment that there appears to be a downgrade on HDMI connectivity to only 3. It has put me right off waiting for the new kit. I route a lot of stuff NOT through an AV amp so my kids can use the TV without deafening themselves with the surround sound, and also use a legacy amp that does not do 3D pass-through with a 2x hdmi output blu-ray. I think this is a truly naff decision by Panasonic. 

Here is the direct verbatim quote from the Panasonic press release we were given at CES last week:

"The ZT60 series is Panasonic’s Full HD 3D Plasma flagship series and is available in two screen sizes - the TC-P65ZT60, 65-inch class and the TC-P60ZT60, 60-inch class.

With 1080p resolution, the ZT60 series comes with advanced features for connectivity including My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, three HDMI and three USB connectors."

An interesting response.  If I look at it from a customer view point I see it quite differently.  I buy your magazine to get clear, correct and informative facts about items I might wish to purchase.  Up to 5 years ago I believed you met some of those criteria in your articles.  Then you eroded the quality of the spec sheets in your write ups.  This decline continues and its now quite rare to see decent photos of the front of the items you are reviewing, let alone a look at the back panel to see what features / socket layout they have included. So a once loyal customer has to go scraping around for pertinent information elsewhere.  If they are really fitting 3 HDMI ports to their latest range (as you stated for the premuim 2013 models in their range) then Panasonic TV's will no longer be on my shopping list.  Thus leaving me incredibly disappointed and any brand loyalty to Panasonic I had is quickly eroding.  Taking your article at face value I'm am now an unhappy customer.  Looking at the bigger picture, I should think (if they will have four HDMI ports) Panasonic who pay to advertise in your Magazine will be extremely disappointed as well and could believe your article is loosing them business, making them question the value of advertising with you.  After wasting my time trying to corroborate what I suspected was clearly wrong, I decided to help you correct the article before most people read it (which I note it still hasn't been).  Instead of being thanked, I get a bit of a telling off over the style I used.  Stepping out and questioning what's going on, I could think I'm an unhappy customer, Panasonic could be an unhappy customer, why didn't they just thank me and correct it?  Is it because you will belive you will keep getting paid regardless of the quality of the articles you publish?  If so it may be for long.

Thanks for clarifying that Kashfir. And Botus, next time a little politeness wouldn't go amiss Smile

All the specs were taking from Panasonic's official press release for its 2013 range of TVs, which stated three HDMI ports for the TVs mentioned. 

The press release of the TV models launched at CES 2013 are specific to US models, though, and some of the UK specs and prices will vary. The UK models will be unveiled in February, and we'll update as soon as we get all the information. 

I guess you need to get back on the plane and have another look or get a journalist who can count!

What kind if editor even believed this trash "3 HDMI's....."  on a 2013 set at costing more than 2 grand

 

"Connectivity includes four HDMIs, a couple of USBs and a SD Card slot, too, though it's what the 55WT60 can do with digital files that's really impressive. "

mind you not sure their guy can count as the photo posted on a competitors sight clearly shows labelling for 3 USB's 

 

Even last years had 4

 

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/VIERA+Flat+Screen+TV/2012+Smart+VIERA+LED+TV/TX-L55WT50B/Specification/9035648/index.html?trackInfo=true