Panasonic’s launches cinematic TV at CES 2019

Panasonic GZ2000
Credit: Panasonic

Panasonic has announced the launch of the GZ2000, claimed to be the world’s first OLED TV to support both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR in addition to HLG Photo, the new still image format for HDR photos.

The GZ2000 features a custom-made Professional Edition 4K OLED panel which incorporates hardware improvements by Panasonic and colour quality and brightness levels have been improved.

This TV is also claimed to be the world’s first TV with built-in upward-firing speakers capable of delivering Dolby Atmos. It uses multiple speaker units to produce an immersive sound with Dolby Atmos content. And to fit in with the smart home, it also works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to enable voice controls of the Tv and other smart home devices around the home. 

According to John Couling, senior vice president, commercial partnerships, Panasonic, “Together, Dolby and Panasonic are bringing best-in-class audio and imaging technology to Panasonic’s TVs. Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos perfectly complement the GZ2000’s advanced display, transforming it into an entertainment powerhouse.”

Another customisable feature is Panasonic’s new My Home Screen 4.0 allowing the viewers to tailor their TV user interface to give more freedom and flexibility. The home screen layout can be reconfigured to allow customised layouts. 

A redesigned GUI means that users can have shortcuts to live TV, connected devices and apps such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube and can also create a favourites list of their most watched channels.