The leading OLED TV on Panasonic for 2022 – LZ2000 – Debuts at Consumer Electronics Show CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The TV comes with screen sizes of 55 inches, 65 inches and for the first time 77 inches.
The LZ2000 features the brand’s OLED line of Hollywood tuning and color accuracy, making it a choice for watching movies and TV series. With improvements in gaming features, the LZ2000 is also positioned as a choice for gamers. New game features include an information and settings panel called Game Control Board, Nvidia GPU auto-detection, 60Hz game latency enhancements and HDMI2.1 compatibility.
Panasonic has optimized the picture based on the color temperature of the ambient light and uses smoother recognition of the genre with the help of artificial intelligence to ensure high picture and sound quality regardless of the type of content users watch and where and when they watch it. . In addition, the complete redesign of the front speakers allows precise directing of the sound in the room.
Optimized with artificial intelligence picture
The LZ2000 uses sensors to detect the color temperature of ambient light and adjusts the nuances of the picture to provide a more natural perception, for example when watching at night. This new feature is based on Panasonic’s automatic AI mode, introduced last year, which uses artificial intelligence to recognize real-time playback content to automatically optimize picture and sound quality for the right type of content so that users can does not have to change the settings every time.
What’s new for 2022 is that the LZ2000 uses color temperature sensors for ambient lightingto optimize the picture also according to the time of day during which it is viewed. This is important because people perceive “white” differently, depending on the surrounding lighting. For example, most European homes use warm-colored lamps at night, which means that white colors on the screen can be perceived as bluish and too cold.
The new sensors work with the HCX Pro AI processor to adjust each color tone individually based on ambient lighting in a realistic way, improving the night viewing experience. The HCX Pro AI chip works intelligently, preserving the colors that the human eye is accustomed to, such as skin tones, to ensure a natural picture.
Automatic AI mode now detects more smoothly what type of content you’re watching and automatically optimizes picture and sound quality. For example, if you’re watching high-quality movie content, your Panasonic TV will take you to the movies. But if you watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the LZ2000 will find out and actually take you to the stadium itself.
The purpose of these features is to ensure that viewers get the most out of their TVs without having to manually adjust the settings each time. But if you are one of those people who feel confident and want to adjust the settings manually, then you can turn off the automatic features.
Holywood setting for cinematic quality
The LZ2000 is available in 55 and 65 inch screen configurations, as well as 77 inches – what Panasonic defines as the “Master OLED Pro – Cinema Size”. All three sizes use the latest generation of the 2022 Master OLED Pro configuration, which was designed by Panasonic and is designed to provide more brightness by improving picture processing and quality. The result is an additional improvement in medium brightness levels, which translates into more expressive HDR quality and increased precision when reproducing details in brighter areas.
The new OLED TV combines Japanese know-how and engineering with Stefan Sonenfeld’s color tuning and optimization skills. The founder and CEO of Company 3 is a trusted collaborator of some of the best directors in the world, called “Da Vinci in the movies”, participated as a colorist in the creation of film masterpieces “Born a Star”, “Wonder Woman”, Man of Steel ”,“ Beauty and the Beast ”,“ Star Wars: The Force Awakens ”,“ Jurassic World ”and others. In his daily work, he uses Panasonic OLED screens as large-format client monitors.
LZ2000 supports an extremely wide range of HDR formats, incl. Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10 + Adaptive and HLG Photo – a still image format that transports photography to the world of HDR.
The LZ2000 is equipped with a directional sound system in addition to Panasonic’s 360 ° Soundscape configuration, which provides a Dolby Atmos sound experience. The many built-in speakers, pointing up, sideways and forward, recreate an enveloping spherical sound arena from a source with Dolby Atmos sound format.
Panasonic was the first TV manufacturer to use built-in speakers up and side, and this year the company completely redesigned the front speakers, replacing them with a number of speakers located along the entire length of the TV, behind the front grille. The range of speakers offers many benefits, including recreating a wider sound arena and more precise clear sound. In addition, it allows directional sound to be played.
Using an intuitive graphical interface, the LZ2000 allows you to adjust the relative volume in different parts of the room. There are three modes: Pinpoint mode, which allows the sound to be directed to a specific point; “Area” mode for transferring the sound to a group of people in a certain part of the room; and Spot mode, which increases the volume at a specific location while other viewers continue to hear normal sound.
Directed sound unlocks other possibilities. Parents whose young children sleep behind the wall on the other side of the room can direct the sound away from them so that the children sleep peacefully while they enjoy the great sound. Another practical application is the ability to increase the volume only for one viewer who does not hear well, but not for other viewers.
The LZ2000 offers a number of enhancements for the growing number of gamers who choose TVs as their gaming monitors. The all-new Game Control Board function combines all the necessary settings and information about the game in one place and presents them by overlaying the game itself – so you never have to stop the game to access them. In addition, access to the “Game Control Board” can be programmed to be done with just one press of the remote control by assigning the custom button “my App”.
Another new feature is “SPD Auto Game Mode” – automatic detection of compatible Nvidia GPUs (eg RTX30xx) supporting HDMI2.1 4K HFR / VRR, which allows the LZ2000 to automatically optimize both input delay and VRR settings to provide the best gaming experience.
Panasonic has also further reduced input delays on 60Hz games, which are supported by most game consoles, with the new 60Hz Refresh Mode.
The LZ2000 will also support key HDMI2.1 features, such as High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) at 120Hz at full 4K resolution. This makes the LZ2000 ideal for combination with new game consoles.
Thanks to VRR support, the LZ2000 can solve many of the potential problems coming from the console, such as flickering and tearing, if the displayed resolution and LOD (level of detail) are too high or there are too many effects or objects displayed at the same time. . When VRR is on, the TV and console sync frames to ensure smoother display.
Operating system improvements
The LZ2000 comes with the new edition of the My Home Screen 7.0 smart TV operating system, which supports all major video streaming services and includes some accessibility improvements as well as the myScenery feature.
Panasonic is working with the German Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired to improve accessibility for the visually impaired. With the LZ2000 users will receive access all related accessibility settings via the quick menu, which also automatically triggers voice guidance. The new accessibility menu also offers many useful features – you can easily configure voice control, audio descriptions, improve dialogues, subtitles for the hearing impaired and more.
The myScenery feature gives you access to a selection of serene images and videos, with still images added to it, as well as a range of relaxing natural sounds from the Joy Foundation collected from around the globe, including Hawaii, Madagascar and Nepal. .
The LZ2000 also supports built-in voice services, which allow users to control some basic TV functions with just their voice.