08 January 2019
Panasonic has unveiled its newest flagship 4K OLED TV called GZ2000. It is being touted as the "world's most cinematic TV" as it is said to offer "unparalleled color accuracy and significantly better than average brightness levels." The biggest highlight is that it is the world's first TV to support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. It further supports HLG Photo, a new image format that brings the magic of HDR to still images.
The Panasonic GZ2000 has been launched in 65-inch and 55-inch models which is a Professional Edition 4K OLED panel. It is said to be fine-tuned in collaboration with renowned Hollywood colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld who is also CEO and founder of Company 3. He is known for working on various Hollywood projects including the likes of Jurrasic World, Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast, and Man of Steel. In other words, Panasonic is boasting that its TV will deliver the same color accuracy and brightness levels that Hollywood people want to offer.
Another unique thing about this TV is that it has upward firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The audio output has been tuned by Technics, an audio brand by Panasonic itself. It is claimed to deliver an immersive audio experience so that viewers can feel like they are actually a part of the ongoing action.
In terms of software experience, it comes loaded with My Home Screen 4.0 user interface. It will allow users to customize the whole interface layout as per their preferences or needs. It features integration with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa which is something all modern TVs have started to offer.
Panasonic has remained silent about pricing and availability details. It is likely to be revealed when it will be closer to release but one thing is for sure, it will not be coming cheap.