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Panasonic VIERA TX-P60ZT60 Named ‘European Home Cinema TV of the year 2013-2014’ by Leading European AV journalists

Press release   •   Aug 15, 2013 09:00 BST

(15th August, 2013) - Panasonic’s VIERA TX-P60ZT60, which delivers beyond-reference picture quality, has been awarded ‘European Home Cinema TV of the year 2013-2014’ by the 2013 European Imaging Sound Association (EISA). The award is recognition for the truly cinematic experience provided by superb black levels, effortlessly natural colours and sharp images from any angle.  Furthermore, the core of the VIERA TX-P60ZT60 is the Studio Master Panel which even fulfils professional broadcast requirements set by the European Broadcast Union.

Established in 1982, the European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) is a multimedia association that tests consumer electronic products. With a membership including 50 audio, mobile, video and photo magazines from 20 European countries, EISA’s awards are known as one of the most prestigious consumer recommendations that products can receive, and a key indication for the best consumer purchasing decisions.

Panasonic’s VIERA TX-P60ZT60 wowed the EISA jury with its peerless picture quality and stylish design. To explain why it decided that the VIERA TX-P60ZT60 was the ‘European Home Cinema TV of the year 2013-2014’, the EISA jury commented, “Panasonic’s TX-P60ZT60 is the new reference for plasma TVs thanks to its new singleglass Studio Master Panel, which guarantees low reflections and clear, sharp images from any angle. This 60-inch display delivers a truly cinematic experience with superb black levels, outstanding contrast and brightness, and smooth motion handling. Colours, meanwhile, are effortlessly natural, and the TV’s professional-level calibration options mean its performance can be fine-tuned to perfection. As well as its, the TX-P60ZT60 offers a range of Smart TV features, including wireless media streaming and the customizable My Home Screen interface. The premium build quality and the screen’s slender design also impress.”  

Fabien Roth, Director - Consumer TV, Panasonic Marketing Europe commented: “We are committed to continued innovation in our range of VIERA TVs and raising the bar when it comes to providing top class picture quality, a key criteria for consumers when deciding on a new TV.  Our TX-P60ZT60 also provides VIERA Connect’s enhanced networking functionality, wireless media streaming and a customisable My Home Screen in a slim profile and extremely attractive design, maximising the natural properties of glass and metal. We’re delighted that the EISA judges have recognised how our VIERA TV range is setting the standard for home entertainment.”

Panasonic’s digital single lens mirrorless camera LUMIX DMC-GH3, stereo music system SC-PMX9, and LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. lens also won awards.

LUMIX DMC-GH3: Incredible video and picture quality in a ruggedly elegant and compact design

The compact system camera LUMIX GH3 won ‘European Photo-Video Camera 2013-2014’ for its versatility as a high class still and video camera with the EISA Awards panel saying, “The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 offers the best video quality of any combined still and movie camera in this price segment – and actually in some higher segments as well. It offers full manual as well as completely automatic video recording, making it ideal for in-the-field shooting as well as more formal situations. It's also a pretty handy stills camera with a full range of controls, making it an impressively flexible package. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 is very popular with videographers partly because it is a very lightweight and rugged, weather-resistant camera that’s serviced by a great selection of high-quality lenses.”

The EISA judges also appreciated the weight reduction of the kit lens naming the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140 mm F3.5-5.6 the ‘European Compact System Zoom Lens 2013-2014’ stating, “With this update of the LUMIX G Vario 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH Power O.I.S., Panasonic offers a much smaller and lighter version of its kit lens, which has a smooth and silent operation mode and looks perfect fitted to the GH3 and G6 LUMIX cameras.”

“The weight reduction of almost 200g and the improved Optical Image Stabilizer

Power (O.I.S.) both makes this a much more user-friendly lens, while the seven bladed aperture creates smooth out-of-focus highlights.”

SC-PMX9: High-End wireless HiFi system with breath-taking sound quality and easy wireless connectivity

Furthermore Panasonic impressed the Audio Panel judges who named the SC-PMX9 stereo music system ‘European Compact Hi-Fi System 2013-2014’ with its “wonderfully rich sound” and simple to setup wireless connectivity.  The EISA judges stated, “Proving that the ultimate in wireless connectivity need not mean unnecessary complexity, Panasonic’s SC-PMX9 manages to offer full compatibility with your DLNA home network while supporting music media streamed via Bluetooth or AirPlay. Panasonic’s Music Streaming app, available for Android and iOS devices, puts you in full control of your listening pleasure but as the SC-PMX9 is also a comprehensive hi-fi system you also have the choice of playback via CD, digital radio and USB stick in addition to the fully integrated iPod/iPhone dock. The partnering three-way loudspeakers deliver a wonderfully rich sound thanks, in part, to the proprietary Class D amplifier tucked inside the SC-PMX9 that leverages off Panasonic’s proven MASH noise-shaping technology.  Whether your preference is for wireless or wired sound sources, Panasonic’s SC-PMX9 is a thoroughly modern solution.”


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