Updates and differences in the 2020 Panasonic TV lineup: More Hollywood to more homes!

Panasonic presented its new TV products at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The focus was primarily on the high-end TV HZ2000 OLED. In general the slogan is “more Hollywood to more homes”.

Panasonic HZ2000 OLED

Panasonic is focusing on the Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ in its new flagship model OLED HZ2000. Both use the Ambient Sensor to adapt the image to the environment. So far, the HZ2000 is confirmed in 55 and 65 inches.

Improved 2020 OLED Panel

The HZ2000 will use a 2020 OLED panel from LG-Display and, like its predecessor the OLED GZ2000, will again deliver higher maximum brightness than the competition. Panasonic achieves this through a better distribution of heat off the panel. According to Panasonic, the OLED can thus become about 20% brighter than OLEDs from other manufacturers, both in terms of maximum and average brightness. It is also characterised by a very high degree of colour accuracy.

Panasonic in 2020 with HDMI 2.1?

Of the HDMI 2.1 specifications, only the Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), as in the previous year, and for the first time HDMI eARC is supported. The variable refresh rate or [email protected] will probably not be supported.

Black Frame Insertion

For better motion handling, the Black Frame Insertion (BFI) feature has also been revised. With the 2020 model, the length of the black frames of the 120Hz BFI can now be determined by the user. This eliminates the problem that the picture becomes noticeably darker or flickering when the BFI is activated.

Integrated Dolby Atmos

The Panasonic HZ2000 comes with an integrated Dolby Atmos speaker system from Technics. Especially the Atmos channels have been improved, as the upfiring speakers responsible for these are located at the top of the screen.

Dolby Vision IQ & Filmmaker Mode

Intelligent Sensing uses the Ambient Light Sensor to measure the brightness of the environment and analyzes the material so that the image processing can be adapted accordingly. For Dolby Vision material this works with Dolby Vision IQ and for all other HDR formats with the intelligent Filmmaker Mode. This means that the image is always dynamically adapted to the environment, regardless of the type of content. The point is to always display the movies exactly the way the creators intended.

Hard Clipping

With the 2020 Panasonic HZ2000 you can switch off the Tone Mapping completely. This means that the EOTF curve is no longer adjusted, but follows the desired curve until the maximum brightness of the TV is reached. This maximum limit can even be set by the user (= hard clipping).

Also, more calibration options for very dark areas have been added to improve near-black performance.

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* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 20. February 2020 at 19:59. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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