The new range of OLED televisions from Panasonic arrives on the market. The new range of the Japanese manufacturer has been requested, but the first models are put on sale today in Spain and we already know their official price. Specifically, the models that we can already acquire are the Panasonic HZ1000 and the Panasonic HZ1500, two OLED televisions with 4K resolution and which have the Dolby Vision IQ system and the Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing as a great novelty . In addition, they are certified "Netflix Tv Recommended" and calibrated mode for Netflix. Let's get to know its features and price a little better.
The most cinematic televisions
For yet another year, Panasonic wants to be the television of choice for users looking for the most cinematic image. Both models are professionally calibrated by Stefan Sonnenfeld, a prominent Hollywood colorist. On the other hand, Panasonic engineers work with two Hollywood studios to ensure maximum fidelity to the creative intentions of the directors.
All 2020 Panasonic OLED TVs feature Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ. The Filmmaker Mode is a new imaging mode that has been developed by the UHD Alliance. It is a mode that respects the frame rate, aspect ratio, color, sharpness and contrast of content, while disabling noise reduction.
We will also see this mode in other manufacturers, but Panasonic has added Intelligent Sensing , a sensor that intelligently adjusts the image according to ambient light. The use of these advanced sensors allows the viewing to be perfect even in bright spaces, achieving a more immersive experience in any condition. The Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing is exclusive to Panasonic and supports content in HDR10 +, HDR10, HLD and SDR.
Panasonic hasn't forgotten about Dolby Vision. To expand the capabilities of this format, it has included the new Dolby Vision IQ in its 2020 OLED TV range . This system uses dynamic metadata from Dolby Vision to intelligently display every detail of the content, adjusting to the brightness of the room and the needs of the space. With Dolby Vision IQ we can see any content just as the creator has conceived it and in any light condition.
Dolby Atmos sound with integrated speakers
Another new feature we found this year is that the Panasonic HZ1500 features ceiling-facing speakers and front speakers , as well as a center subwoofer for deeper bass.
That is, it inherits the sound system that we met last year in the Panasonic GZ2000. It provides “360º Soundscape” sound and an immersive audio experience thanks to Dolby Atmos technology .
At the design level, the most striking change is that both models have a circular and rotating base . They also come with the My Home Screen 5.0 operating system , a version with usability improvements. In addition, this version includes XUMO, the free streaming service that offers different types of television channels.
Price and availability
The new OLEDs from Panasonic are available in 55 and 65 inches . Between them, as we have seen, the difference is minimal. At the image level, both models have exactly the same characteristics and, like last year, we have the difference in the sound section.
Here are the prices of the new Panasonic OLED models:
- 65-inch Panasonic HZ1500: 3,000 euros
- 55-inch Panasonic HZ1500: 2,300 euros
- 65-inch Panasonic HZ1000: 2,700 euros
- 55-inch Panasonic HZ1000: 2,000 euros