Panasonic unveils new flagship OLED TV

Panasonic has launched the JZ2000, its flagship OLED TV for 2021, available in 65 and 55-in sizes.

Making its debut, the new HCX Pro AI Processor helps to deliver an optimum user experience by accurately detecting what content is being viewed and automatically adjusting both picture and sound quality to suit. The processor identifies the content in real time, analysing the picture every second and compares it to a carried library of learned content.

The AI has been trained for an extended period of time using over a million pieces of content to ensure the user can watch content in the best possible quality without having to keep manually changing settings.

Ideal for gamers, the HCX Pro AI Processor’s power has allowed Panasonic to further reduce the latency when gaming. Game Mode Extreme will be featured on the JZ2000, which includes low latency, support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate and high frame rate, a dedicated picture mode for gaming, and supports HDMI Signal Power Link, which will improve the experience and ease of using Panasonic TVs with CEC non-supported devices like old Set Top Boxes or PCs.

An all-in-one package, the JZ2000 includes side-firing speakers in addition to the upward-firing and front-firing speakers that were included on the JZ2000’s predecessor. Known as 360° Soundscape Pro, the total audio package is capable of delivering Dolby Atmos experiences. The additional speakers mean that the TV has more directional sound, giving viewers an immersive experience.

The sound system was developed with the support of engineers from Panasonic’s acclaimed audio brand, Technics, making it “Tuned by Technics”.

Featuring the company’s proprietary Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel that was included on JZ2000’s predecessor, the panel has been exclusively customised by Panasonic R&D engineers to achieve even greater control of the parameters that affect picture quality.

The Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel is able to deliver higher peak and average brightness levels, resulting in increased dynamic range.

The JZ2000 supports a range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, and HLG Photo, the still image format which brings photography into the HDR world.

With regards to Filmmaker Mode, Panasonic has added its original Intelligent Sensing, which dynamically adjusts the picture based on ambient light levels. Dolby Vision IQ extends the capabilities of Dolby Vision beyond HDR by intelligently optimising picture quality experiences for viewers regardless of ambient light or content type.

The TV also supports HDR10+ Adaptive feature, which dynamically adapts HDR content to the room lighting conditions of the viewing area. This maintains the creative intent in any conditions, whether dark or bright, without any loss of detail or contrast.

The latest version of Panasonic’s smart TV OS, my Home Screen 6.0 is included with a range of usability improvements. Users can relax with my Scenery, allowing users to choose from a selection of restful images and videos.

Dual Bluetooth Connection allows the TV to transmit sound to two separate Bluetooth devices simultaneously, so parents can watch a late night movie via Bluetooth headphones without disturbing the children upstairs asleep for example.

The user interface has also had an upgrade to allow quick access to the most commonly used picture sound and other settings.

The JZ2000 also supports major voice services built-in, allowing users to use voice commands to control some functions of their TV.