Panasonic has announced they’ll start selling two new 4k TVs next month, one of which will be their first 85-inch model. The super-sized AX850 and 65-inch AX900 Ultra HD TVs will expand Panasonic’s limited selection of 4k TVs in the U.S. that currently only consists of two consumer models from the AX800 series.
Both the TC-AX900 and TC-AX850 are THX 4K Certified displays and support playback of H.265 (HEVC) decoded content as well as content with HDCP2.2 copyright protection.
The AX900 and AX850 models also integrate Smart TV functionality (such as My Stream and Info Bar), and coincidentally are Panasonic’s first television sets to utilize a quad-core Pro5 super-high speed processor for better performance of internet-powered features.
Service to the 4k TVs includes four 4K60p-supporting HDMI terminals and one DisplayPort for simultaneous connections of a 4K-compatible home cinema, a set-top box, PC, and other sources.
Suggested retail prices for the new 4k TVs haven’t been revealed yet, but you might get an idea of what the 65-inch AX900 may cost by checking out this price chart of the AX800 models.
We’re also waiting to hear about availability of the 4k sets outside of Panasonic’s online store.
Panasonic may have been attempting to make some room in their warehouse for the new 4k TVs when the company decided to discount the AX800 series 58-inch model earlier this month.