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Panasonic LZ2000: This flagship model with OLED PRO panel is a very clear candidate for the best high-end TV of 2022

We already have official information about the most advanced OLED TV to be released by Panasonic this year. And it promises. The flagship models that this brand has placed in stores over the last three years have left us with a great taste in our mouths for its outstanding overall image quality and its very interesting sound features. And its successor, the new LZ2000 to which we dedicate this article, aspires to live up to it.

As we expected, this television maintains the hallmarks of its predecessors, among which it is worth noting and panel OLED profesional manufactured by LG, but tuned, according to Panasonic, by its own engineers. And it also preserves, on paper, meticulous color calibration and careful sound. At least this is what this brand ensures. And we hope that when we test it it will be confirmed.

In fact, these have been the clearest strengths of previous Panasonic flagship models. Last year’s offering in particular, the JZ2000, we really liked for its overall picture quality, high brightness delivery capability, flawless factory calibration, and convincing Dolby Atmos sound. He set the bar very high, honestly, so the new LZ2000 is not going to be easy. go even further from a qualitative point of view.

Panasonic LZ2000: Technical Specifications

characteristics

panel

Professional 10-bit, 120 Hz 4K UHD OLED with 16: 9 aspect ratio

resolution

3840 x 2160 dots

sizes available

77, 65 and 55 inches

hdr

Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10+, HDR10 y HLG

image processor

HCX Pro AI

filmmaker mode (filmmaker)

Yes

sound

Dolby Atmos

Directional audio

Sonido 360° Soundscape

Audio Calibration by Technics

connectivity

HDMI 2.1

Gaming features

ALLM

VRR

4K 120 Hz

Latency reduction in games at 60 Hz

NVIDIA GPU Auto Detection

operating system

My Home Screen 7.0

The HCX Pro AI chip is the true powerhouse of this TV

As I mentioned a few lines above, one of the characteristics of Panasonic’s high-end televisions that we like the most is how well calibrated they leave the factory. And precisely, the LZ2000 model takes a step forward in this way in order to protect the integrity of the color.

In the information we have, this brand explains that it has integrated several sensors designed to evaluate color temperature of ambient light. Its purpose is to introduce in real time the necessary adjustments to reproduce the color in a reliable way, and to direct this procedure is in charge a new artificial intelligence algorithm that runs in the image processor HCX Pro AI.

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It also incorporates a mode that Panasonic calls ‘Auto AI’ designed to identify what type of content we are playing with the purpose of introducing in a transparent way the ideal settings to optimize the picture and sound quality of this TV. It doesn’t sound bad at all, although this feature was already present in last year’s model. When we have the opportunity we will see if this review performs better.

According to Panasonic, this TV manages brightness delivery better than its predecessors, and also recovers more detail in highlights.

One of the improvements that have surprised us the most is that Panasonic claims that its engineers have managed to improve the performance of this television when it is forced to deliver a medium level of brightness. And also that it is capable of retrieve more detail in brighter regions than its predecessors, which, according to our tests, perform really well in this area. Again, it will be interesting to see when we can analyze it in depth.

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More promises: higher quality sound and an improved gaming experience

If we stick to sound, the most interesting novelty introduced by Panasonic in this television is the tuning of directional sound, although the 360 ​​° Soundscape technology is still present, which is responsible for the virtualization of the Dolby Atmos audio.

To implement this improvement, this brand has replaced the speakers that projected the sound forward in the previous flagship models by a speaker array that runs through the entire television from one end to the other.

This television incorporates a speaker array that Panasonic claims allows it to recreate a larger and more immersive sound scene

According to Panasonic, this strategy has helped them make this television capable of recreating a sound scene. broader and more immersive, and also, and this is something we want to see first hand, a more directional sound.

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This simply means that users should be able to perceive more clearly the location in the virtual space surrounding the television from which a certain sound is coming. This technology, curiously, allows us adjust sound pressure level in different areas of the room.

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Fortunately, Panasonic has not overlooked that many users are interested in how our television performs when we use it to play games. Like last year’s model it incorporates HDMI 2.1 connectivity, but what is really new is the module ‘Game Control Board’, which is a panel that collects information about the signal that the television is receiving while we play.

The interesting thing is that these data overlap to the images, so we can consult them without interrupting the game. From here we can check the frequency of the incoming signal, if the variable refresh rate is activated or if the low latency mode is enabled, among other parameters.

This TV reduces latency in games to 60 Hz and automatically detects if we have an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 GPU

It also incorporates a mode that allows us to adjust the performance of the television in dark regions to achieve that retrieve more detail, something that, in theory, should have a positive impact on our experience with some games.

Two more notes that also look good: Panasonic claims that it has reduced latency with games at 60 Hz, and, in addition, this TV is capable of auto detect the presence of an NVIDIA GPU belonging to the GeForce RTX 30 family.

To conclude, a piece of news that leaves us with a bittersweet taste: the operating system of this television is MyHome Screen 7.0, an updated revision of the same platform built into the previous high-end televisions of this brand. This operating system does not convince us (you can see the reasons in our analysis), but it will be interesting to see if this new version invites us to change our mind.

Panasonic LZ2000: price and availability

Panasonic has not yet released how much this TV will cost, and also when it will hit stores. However, for the moment we can take as a reference that the 55-inch version of its predecessor, the JZ2000 model, costs around 2700 euros, and also that it landed in stores in July 2021.

Reference-www.xataka.com

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