At CES last week, Panasonic introduced three new OLED TV models available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch sizes as part of the new LZ2000 line.
The LZ2000 line of displays is “tuned in Hollywood” with a ‘Master OLED Pro’ configuration to deliver more in mid-level brightness. This should lead to “superb” color accuracy for films and TV series. Panasonic says it has enlisted the skills of Stefan Sonnenfeld of Hollywood’s Company 3 to assist with the development of color grading technologies leading to the ability to “tell stories and communicate emotion.” The TVs all support Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10+ and HLG.
New gaming features include a Game Control Board, automatic NVIDIA GPU detection, latency improvements for 60Hz gaming, and HDMI2.1 compatibility out of the box. Additionally, there is an ambient light temperature picture optimization feature, and a smoother Auto AI (artificial intelligence) genre detection mode with support from external devices. Onboard advanced sensors detect ambient light color temperature of a room and adjust the picture to its most natural-looking output throughout the day.
The LZ2000 line includes an array of speakers in each model – running the entire length of the panel – with directional audio, and built-in, multi-side firing speakers for Dolby Atmos and surround sound. “Tuned by Technics” is the audio branding used by the TVs to indicate the development by Panasonic’s high-end audio sister company. The improvement of front-firing speakers also unlocks new usability with sounds being directed accurately within a room.
For more information, visit Panasonic.
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