Portrait Displays has announced the CalMAN PatternGen, a built-in video test pattern generator for the 2019 CES-launched Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV, which we covered last week on here.

CalMAN PatternGen is a pattern generator built into the 2019 Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV and accessed with CalMAN color calibration software. It communicates directly with CalMAN software for on-screen patterns for color calibration. The purchase of a potentially expensive external pattern generator should no longer be required to achieve an optimal viewing experience, and should lower the cost of entry for both consumers and integrators. For those who already indulge in their own home display calibrations, you will obviously require the use of an existing SpectraCal C6 HDR2000, and CalMAN color calibration software.

“The Panasonic OLED televisions calibrate to an extremely fine level of precision,” said Eric Brumm, President and CEO of Portrait Displays. “With the inclusion of CalMAN PatternGen, the process of adjusting the television to ensure that you’re seeing everything it is capable of becomes even easier,” Brumm said.

The Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV is CalMAN Ready, ensuring integration with CalMAN color calibration software, so hobbyists and professionals can perform calibrations using CalMAN’s AutoCal (auto calibration) functionality.

“We’ve worked very closely with the Portrait Displays team to ensure that viewers have the best experience possible,” said Toshihiro Takagi, Product Planning Manager for Panasonic. “And with CalMAN PatternGen, the process of getting there is greatly simplified,” Takagi said.

The latest Portrait Displays’ CalMAN 2019 software will be available when the Panasonic TVs are released later this year.

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