Panasonic introduces 2022 LZ2000 OLED TV line

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.






Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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