AT A GLANCE
Good contrast and shadow detail
Decent price for a 65-inch UHDTV
Some picture noise
Panasonic’s 65-inch Ultra HDTV provides impressive performance and a huge array of Smart features.
Steep price declines have become the norm in the consumer electronics world, especially when it comes to TVs. Case in point: The last Ultra HDTV I reviewed, a Samsung 65-incher that arrived at the tail end of 2013, had an MSRP that was twice the $3,000 sticker price of Panasonic’s 65-inch TC-65AX800U Ultra HDTV. Now I hear that Vizio is selling sets with the same screen size and pixel count for $2,200. They might as well be giving them away.