Panasonic TV Lineup 2023 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
| MZ980 |
42", 48", 55", 42"
| MZ2000 |
|OLED.EX + MLA|
55", 65", 77"
| MX800 |
43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
| MX940 |
Upper Midrange TV
| MX950 |
55", 65", 75"
What characterises this product line? With the MZW2004 series, introduced in 2023, the Japanese electronics company is focusing on the third panel generation of OLED-based TV devices. Labelled as the so-called Master OLED Ultimate Panel, this clever marketing term by Panasonic is nothing other than the so-called Meta Panel. The technology makes use of light bundling on the basis of microlenses and enables a further increase in screen brightness compared to the previous technology.
By offering the MZ980 Panasonic is providing a mid-range device from the 2023 OLED series. Thanks to its self-luminous deuterium-based panel, the TV offers the usual high contrast with perfect black tones at a maximum of 120 hertz.
An Auto AI function adjusts picture and sound settings for different genres. Once again, numerous HDR formats are supported, including Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive. You get surround sound based on Dolby Atmos.
The so-called True Game Mode is very interesting for gamers. Following the example of the well-known Filmmaker mode, the colouring of games is adjusted as intended by the creators. My Home Screen 8 allows access to streaming services and offers special settings for visually and hearing impaired users.
A built-in penta-tuner provides even more flexibility for TV reception and integrates TV programmes directly into the home network with the help of an IP server. The model is available in 42, 48, 55 and 65 inch sizes. In conjunction with the newly integrated G-Sync compatibility, the Japanese manufacturer continues to target consumers who are looking for OLED quality when it comes to a larger monitor.
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
Thanks to the continuous further development of their digital image processing algorithms and the use of high-quality components, Panasonic engineers have once again raised the bar for perfect image quality with the new MZ2000 series.
The combination of the master OLED Ultimate panel based on Micro Lens Array technology and Panasonic’s newly developed multilayer heat dissipation allows brightness and contrast values to be achieved that significantly surpass previous technology.
Filmmaker Mode has been enhanced to allow you to enjoy the footage exactly as the director conceived it. Intelligent sensors detect the colour temperature of the ambient light and adjust the image in detail to achieve a more natural look.
This automatic feature ensures that the TV delivers the best performance in all lighting conditions without you having to manually adjust the settings, Panasonic promises.
As expected, the feature set is rounded out by a variety of HDR formats, including Dynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits, which can adapt to the ambient brightness, HDR10+ Adaptive and HLG Photo.
|Panel Type||OLED.EX + MLA|
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
What characterises this product line? Panasonic’s LED models offer you an internal novelty in the 2023 line-up. For the first time, the electronics manufacturer’s portfolio includes a Mini-LED panel. Especially in terms of precision, contrast and brightness, this is a performance advantage over the technology of yesterday and the day before. In addition, you will get a model selection that demands a little less from your wallet than usually seen by the company on the market.
Looking at the MXW834, you’re faced by a simple 60 hertz panel with conventional edge-lit technology. On one hand, you get a comparatively inexpensive Panasonic brand device, but on the other you should not expect an excessive peak in terms of brightness spectrum with this device. Also, be prepared for visible background bleeding, especially in dark rooms.
If you can overlook these shortcomings, you will generally get a TV that is also quite suitable for somewhat brighter lighting conditions and, in addition to an Auto Low Latency Mode, is capable of High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) technologies such as HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
In contrast to the rather limited size range from the more expensive 900 series, this set is available in sizes from 43 to 85 inches and is thus more individually “adaptable” to the space you have.
In addition to an extensive selection of apps, you can also enhance your streaming experience with the integrated Fire TV feature. Access to this is provided via the Fire OS. This means Panasonic is moving away from its own Linux variant, My Home Screen, for this device. A Dolby Atmos powered sound system provides suitable sound in the room.
|HDMI||4 x HDMI 2.0|
In contrast to the step-up model from the 950 series, the MX940 is not equipped with mini-LEDs as the basic illumination. Instead, Panasonic sells a slimmed-down version with full array local dimming that does not use mini diodes. This makes the TV not quite as well positioned in terms of black level and blooming.
When it comes to screen diagonals, the TV also falls short. Only 43″ and 50″ versions are available. If that’s not sufficient for what you require, try either the more expensive top-of-the-range model or, for example, the MXW834, which is less powerful.
Aside from that, the specifications – compared to the big brother – are almost identical and aim for film lovers as well as gaming enthusiasts. This includes the ability to display 120 frames per second, various HDR standards and offers a special game mode that provides you with all the latest functions in this field. However, the newly introduced True Game Mode is not part of the available features.
As part of the myScenery mode, you can bring relaxing pictures and videos to the display if you like, and enjoy them acoustically with Dolby Atmos support. Accessibility options for hearing- and visually-impaired users are included as well.
While manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung and LG have been relying on the so-called mini-LEDs for quite some time, this topic has remained untouched at Panasonic so far. With the MXW954, the Japanese electronics company is taking this path for the first time now and thus technically following the trend in backlighting for the year 2023. This ensures that the panel has less noticeable halo or blooming effects and ultimately also achieves a better contrast ratio.
In addition to the aforementioned premiere, the screen can go up to a refresh rate of 120 hertz and has the full range of HDR formats. An HCX Pro AI processor takes care of image enhancement when needed and provides navigation throughout the company’s internal My Home Screen 8 system.
As with the premium devices of the OLED line, you also get a wide range of gaming features labelled Game Mode Extreme. These include low latency and a responsive display as well as VRR, AMD FreeSync Premium and the freshly implemented G-Sync compatibility.
In addition to the usual reception options, Panasonic also offers a Penta Tuner that allows you to receive IP television without a third-party device, for example.
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
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