The Japanese company was founded in 1918 and started out selling lampholders and adapters for light bulbs. In the early 1950s, the electronics group launched its first television set on the market. The company’s entry into HD technology came as early as 1991, at which time the term was still a distant vision in Germany.
Today, Panasonic is supplied with the latest screen technology by LG Display, an LG subsidiary. In addition to conventional WOLED screens and the more advanced OLED.EX panels, the MLA display for the current flagship series MZW2000 also comes directly from the South Korean supplier. The same technology is used in the LG OLED evo G3.
The brand’s TVs are particularly known for their excellent near black performance and optimised tone mapping. Apart from that, many devices have a so-called Penta Tuner, which can process IP-TV in addition to the usual signal paths. Furthermore, several modern OLED models are equipped with an additional heat sink, which is installed right behind the panel. This concept ensures better brightness values and greater longevity of the pixels.