Panasonic TX-L65WT600 review

This is the shape of 4K Ultra HD TVs to come - packing HDMI 2.0 and amazing pictures

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Editor's Choice

The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is the real deal when it comes to 4K UHD.

It's upscaling performance puts it in line with other 4K debutants, and its native 4K performance is nothing short of jawdropping.

But what truly sets it apart from the competition is its support for higher-frame rates. Panasonic has stolen a march on the competition with the provision of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, and this alone should be enough to persuade many early adopters to jump onboard the UHD bandwagon.

We may have reservations about the set's sonic performance, but with a great UI and strong connected experience, it'll take a lot more than whispering woofers to that to dampen our enthusiasm for this beautiful TV.

We liked

Sky may still be trialling 4K acquisition, but thanks to the provision of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, this debut 4K offering from Panasonic is already prepared for a high frame rate broadcast future.

With stunning levels of fine detail, sumptuous build quality and an easy to live with user interface, this big-screen is looking like a great bet.

We disliked

Despite all its inherent luxury, the WT600 fails to impress on the audio front. It just doesn't have the volume or presence to get by on its own.

A soundbar solution or full 5.1 theatre system will be an inevitable upgrade. The set is also sensitive to off axis viewing, with colour and contrast falling away rapidly when viewed from the side.


Panasonic's TX-L65WT600 offers the first sighting of tomorrow's high frame rate 4K, and it's a thrilling display.

Astonishingly clear images that are eye-soothingly easy to watch, 4K at 60Hz looks likely to transform sports coverage.

Not that all 4K is destined to be at 60Hz; movies for the most part look likely to remain at 24fps, and this set seems fine with that too. Early adopters looking for a forward-looking UHD TV need look no further. It looks like the future has arrived ahead of schedule.

Also consider

The TX-L65WT600's biggest rival is the Sony KD-65X9005A. Unquestionably Sony's best TV in a decade, the X9 combines audacious design with superb audio and excellent performance.

Sony is planning a firmware update to bring 50/60Hz compatibility to the set later this year. If you're looking for rather more affordable 4K, consider Toshiba's 58-inch L9, priced at £2,999.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal Standard4K UHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size165.1 cm (65")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Memory Card ReaderYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)43 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating Power Consumption162 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power18 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand960 mm
Width with Stand1468 mm
Depth with Stand425 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year225 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height863 mm
Width1468 mm
Depth56 mm
Sound SystemVR-Audio Surround 2.1
Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160
FeaturesDigital Noise Reduction, Web Browser, Ambient Lighting, Teletext, Picture and Picture (PAP), Picture and Text (PAT), Picture on Picture
Product ModelTX-L65WT600B
Product NameTX-L65WT600B 65" Smart Viera LED 4K TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L65WT600B
Manufacturer Website Address

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With greater detail, depth and sharpness t you'll feel the power of4K, and see just what you've been missing.

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Package Contents
  • TX-L65WT600B 65" Smart Viera LED 4K TV
  • 2 x 3D Eyewear
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)38 kg