Freeview Play - Freeview Play is the latest version of Freeview and it makes using catch-up TV easier than ever before. As well as searching the individual catch-up TV apps, the Freeview Play programme guide allows you see programmes you have missed by simply rolling back up to 7 days within the guide itself. Panasonic make Freeview Play even easier with the exclusive "Quick Look Guide" that shows what's on, what you have missed, and what TV shows Freeview recommend - all at a glance.
Catch-Up TV and Streaming Apps - This smart TV has a fantastic range of the best and most popular apps for watching Catch-Up TV and movies. In addition to BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, and Demand 5, the UKTV player allows you to catch up on your favourite shows from Dave, Really, Yesterday, and Drama. Netflix and Amazon are both built-in (subscription required) and there is pay-per-view from Wuaki TV with masses of free content from You Tube, Vimeo, and many more apps. With all these Apps built in, the 49ES400 offers you a huge range of online entertainment.
My Home Screen 2.0 - Panasonic want smart TV to be fast and simple so that you can get to enjoying the content you want quickly and easily. Press "Home" to access My Home Screen, where the simple menu gives just 3 options. From here you can take control of your smart TV, even customising the screen with the apps you use most often. Improvements for 2017 include a button on the remote control that can be programmed to take you straight to your favourite app with no messing about!
High Contrast Panel - This 49" LED TV features a High Contrast screen that makes the black areas darker and the bright areas stand out. This leads to a more immersive viewing experience because there is a greater feeling of depth to the image - those shadows in your favourite drama will seem darker and more mysterious!.
400Hz BMR - This technology means that, up to 400 times every second, the TV is using clever technology to adjust the Backlight Motion Rate, highlighting only the sharpest part of the image. The result is that moving pictures appear smoother and it reduces any blurring when you are watching sports or fast action movies.
Adaptive Backlight Dimming - Delivers Both Deep Blacks in Dark Scenes and Plenty of Punch in Bright Scenes.TVs with Adaptive Backlight Dimming constantly analyse incoming pictures so that they can continually adjust their light output to deliver the optimum picture quality.
USB HDD Recording - The Easiest Way to Store Your Favourite Programmes. TV programmes can be recorded onto a USB Memory Stick or external hard disk drive simply by pressing the REC button on the remote control.
Swipe and Share - This TV can be controlled by the Viera Remote App which is available for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets - it is free to download. It makes web browsing easier by incorporating a touch pad and keyboard. And it also allows you to "Swipe and Share" photos and videos from your device on to the big TV screen - show your photos to everyone with just flick of your finger!