Panasonic introduced two OLED TVs at CES 2018, and has now used its conference to unveil new LED fashions becoming a member of the vary.
Following on from the EZ1002 launched final yr the FZ950 and FZ800 OLEDs each characteristic Panasonic’s new HCX video processor (detailed beneath), and can be found in both 55- or 65-inch variants.
Getting into the LED vary, the flagship FX750 additionally makes use of the HCX processor and is intently modelled aesthetically on the FZ vary. The FX750 is available in 75-, 65-, 55- and 48-inch variants.
The 4K HDR LED vary is accomplished by the FX740, the FX700 and the FX600.
Read on for all the things we all know about the brand new televisions, and preserve checking this web page all through the approaching months as Panasonic broadcasts the remainder of its lineup throughout its centenary yr.
Panasonic 2018 TV expertise
The headline characteristic of those TVs is that they’re the primary two OLED panels this yr that assist the brand new HDR10+ HDR customary, which provides dynamic metadata to permit for scene-by-scene HDR mastering.
It’s an analogous piece of expertise to what’s already supplied by Dolby Vision, however by way of being an open customary it is hoped that adoption would possibly find yourself being wider, even when it would not fairly meet the identical technological heights as Dolby’s proprietary tech.
Unfortunately, the units do not supply assist for Dolby Vision, which is maybe shocking that Panasonic lately introduced its first Vision-equipped UHD Blu-ray participant.
As talked about above, the 2 units are powered by Panasonic’s HCX Video Processing engine. With every OLED panel being produced by the identical producer, the way in which the photographs are processed has turn into an essential approach for producers to tell apart their premium units from the competitors.
Panasonic says that the HCX chip affords good high quality due to its ‘Dynamic LUT’ (or look-up desk) system. This displays the brightness of every scene in a movie to ship the perfect coloration accuracy.
Panasonic OLED 2018 Models
Panasonic FZ950: The FZ950 is the extra premium of the 2 units. It options an built-in soundbar that is been developed along with Panasonic’s Technics division. The soundbar has eight drivers in whole, together with 4 bigger woofers, 4 squawkers and two tweeters, and theirs a passive radiator in there as properly to assist out with bass.
Panasonic FZ800: Step all the way down to the FZ800 and also you seem to get precisely the identical panel, simply with out the front-facing soundbar. That means you are still getting nearly 100% DCI-P3 colorspace protection, and the identical HDR10+ assist powered by the identical HCX chip.
Panasonic 4K HDR LED 2018 Models
Panasonic FX750: The FX750 is the flagship of the LED vary. It boasts a design that intently mirrors the OLED vary above, and consists of the HCX processor. It helps HDR10+ and runs at 2200Hz, so ought to ship a easy image for avid gamers and film watchers alike. It is available in 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch, and 49-inch variants.
Panasonic FX740: The FX740 follows within the footsteps of the 750, nonetheless utilizing the identical design language because the extra premium OLED fashions, however with out fairly as a lot energy underneath the hood. You’ll nonetheless discover HDR10+ assist and Wide Color Spectrum, however this 4K LED set runs at 1600Hz. Available in 65-inch, 55-inch, and 49-inch variants.
Panasonic FX700: The FX700 is a really comparable mannequin to the 740 when it comes to specs, the principle variations, as a 4K HDR set working at 1600Hz, obtainable in 65-inch, 55-inch, and 49-inch variants. The key distinction is aesthetic, with the FX700 boasting a slim, metallic body and adjustable toes.
Panasonic FX600: The FX600 is the entry-level providing for Panasonic’s 4K HDR LED vary. It affords the identical ‘Switch Design’ adjustable toes to ensure the TV can match comfortably in your furnishings because the FX700, however when it comes to specs, it runs somewhat slower at 1300Hz. It’s nonetheless able to dealing with a 4K HDR10+ picture, however lacks the Wide Color Spectrum supplied by the others within the vary.