Edge-of-your-seat soaps, The Queen’s Speech, Die Hard, Home Alone and amazing Christmas specials galore – the TV schedules for Christmas are sure to be packed with things to tempt us. One lucky reader will get a nice Christmas treat, thanks to our lovely friends at Panasonic. The lucky winner of our latest competition will win an amazing Panasonic TX50EX700B 50” TV! Read on for our review of the range and find out how you can enter this brilliant, FREE competition.
The launch of a new range of televisions is usually a thrilling time for us; this year was no different as we took delivery of the Panasonic EX700 range. The range, encompassing fantastic picture quality, brilliant design and great features, is available at a very reasonable price for such a stand-out performer.
Panasonic have released this model in four screen sizes (40”, 50”, 58” and 65”), so you can be sure that whatever the size of your room or what size television you need, there’s a Panasonic TV for you.
The ‘Switch Design’ of the stand means there are four* different ways to place your TV, giving you greater versatility for where – and how – you stand the TV.
The build quality of the EX700 is certainly impressive. There’s an incredibly thin and very sleek silver metallic bezel; this gives a premium finish that you’d expect to find in the high-end TV ranges.
The remote control supplied continues this silver theme; Panasonic have kept the remote control similar to layouts of the past few years in terms of button location (if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!) There are simple navigation controls for Netflix, the HomeScreen 2.0 (which is fully customisable to your desired apps), services & connected devices, and the standard TV guide. Panasonic also added a convenient ‘My App’ button to give faster access to your favourite application.
Overall control doesn’t start and end with the remote control, however. A smartphone or tablet can be paired easily using the Viera Remote application. This allows photos, videos and music to be displayed with a simple swipe. You can also use Screen Mirroring from a compatible device for easy and intuitive content sharing.
Once the television is set up, it’s time to start enjoying the features this model is rich in. The EX700 series is ready to display the latest 4K HDR pictures which are becoming increasingly accessible in your home through a variety of different sources. Thanks to the Multi HDR support (HDR10 and HLG) you can be sure it doesn’t matter where you receive your content, it will be displayed as intended.
4K HDR on the EX700 displays images with true to life and accurate colours and pin sharp resolution and when this is incorporated with other Panasonic technologies including their ‘Wide Colour Spectrum’ and ‘Advanced Colour Processing’ it certainly provides an impressive viewing experience.
Internet services such as Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube are all available in stunning 4K resolution through the app’s facility, with the signals processed by what Panasonic call their ‘High-Precision Chroma Processor’ to further enhance these images.
Freeview Play is also available through the internet connection, enabling you to view the most popular of catch-up, on-demand services without a monthly subscription. BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play are all present this year allowing for thousands of hours’ worth of content you may have missed to be accessible at the press of a button.
As with many modern televisions, the super slim casing means that there is little space reserved for speakers but this is easily rectified with the addition of a soundbar. A Panasonic soundbar would be the perfect partner to this TV, and thanks to HDMI ARC support for connectivity, this could not be any easier to do so, with control via one remote.
The EX700 range is a feature-rich, stylish looking set, offering an affordable alternative to some of the sometimes eye-watering prices for the most premium televisions. Panasonic’s EX700 range provides great picture quality, a brilliant motion rate and smart features alike.
You can also buy online, choose to rent from this Panasonic range for as little as £9.00 per week (40” model), use our Click & Collect service to collect from your local store in as little as one hour or ask your local store about viewing our Panasonic range.
*Excludes the 40” which has two positions.