Latest Panasonic OLED features HCX Pro AI processor, Game Mode Extreme, a further enhanced sound system
Panasonic announced the launch of its flagship OLED TV for 2021, the JZ2000, available in 65 and 55-inch sizes at the all-digital CES 2021 happening from 11 to 14 January 2021. Perfect for audiences and gamers who prefer a frictionless experience, the JZ2000 eliminates the guesswork of finding ideal settings for a variety of content with the new AI-driven processor that automatically identifies and optimizes the content being played for ideal picture and sound so audiences always enjoy a high-quality experience without having to adjust settings manually.
Hollywood tuning and superb colour accuracy have always made Panasonic OLED TVs the best choice for viewing films and high-quality television. New for 2021, Panasonic introduces the JZ2000 OLED TV with low-latency and support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate (VRR) and high frame rate (HFR) which will satisfy avid gamers as well as movie watchers. The TV delivers outstanding surround sound, enhancing films, sports, and the gaming experience and significantly better peak and average brightness levels, making JZ2000 a one-box powerhouse.
Hcx Pro AI Processor and Auto Ai Mode
The JZ2000 will include an all-new processor, the HCX Pro AI. It identifies, in real-time, the content being played by analysing the picture every second to automatically optimize picture and sound quality. For example, if the JZ2000 detects a user is watching football, it adjusts the picture quality to make the grass more life-like and the players more realistic, while also automatically adjusting the sound to make it feel like the viewer is right there inside the stadium. Alternately, if the television detects that a user is watching a film, it dials in the most accurate colours and adjusts the picture quality to give a more cinematic experience. This is made possible with decades of Hollywood collaborations and expertise.
The powerful HCX Pro AI processor also significantly reduces latency or ‘input lag’ when gaming. Latency in the ‘Game Mode Extreme’ feature of JZ2000 is one of the lowest industry for an OLED TV and is the result of significant engineering enhancements by Panasonic. The game mode features Low latency, Support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate (VRR) and high frame rate (HFR), dedicated picture mode for gaming, and Support for HDMI Signal Power Link for a smooth gaming experience for professional and amateur gamers alike.
The JZ2000 pushes the boundaries of what is possible in an all-in-one package that delivers an amazing sound experience in addition to stunning picture quality. It features side-firing speakers in addition to upward-firing speakers, which were featured on the JZ2000’s predecessor. This speaker combination, known as 360° Soundscape Pro, is capable of delivering Dolby Atmos immersive audio experiences. The multiple built-in upward-firing, side-firing, and front-firing speaker units produce a spatial soundstage with Dolby Atmos content. The addition of more speakers allows the JZ2000 to convey directional sounds better than ever before, providing viewers with a realistic immersion experience. Complemented by a powerful bass the total sound system supported by brand’s acclaimed audio solution Technics, making it “Tuned by Technics”.
Custom OLED Panel
Like its predecessor, the JZ2000 features Panasonic’s proprietary Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel, propelling it ahead of other OLEDs in the market when it comes to brightness. The bespoke Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel has been exclusively customized by Panasonic, resulting in even greater control of picture quality.
Tuned In Hollywood and Format Support
The new JZ2000 OLED represents the combination of Panasonic’s technical accuracy, know-how and engineering with the colour-tuning skills of Stefan Sonnenfeld, founder and CEO of Company 3, a trusted collaborator of some of the world’s best filmmakers. Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies,” Sonnenfeld has applied his skills as a colourist to many of the most acclaimed and popular features of the past decade: A Star is Born, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel etc. Like many other leading colourists, he uses Panasonic OLED screens as large-format client reference monitors in his daily workflow. The TV supports a wide range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, and HLG Photo, the still image format which brings still photography into the HDR world. Panasonic has added its original “Intelligent Sensing,” in the filmmaker mode.
The JZ2000 also supports HDR10+ Adaptive feature which dynamically adapts HDR content to the room lighting conditions of the viewing area, maintaining creative intent in any condition whether dark or bright without any loss of detail or contrast.
My Home Screen 6.0 Enhancements
The JZ2000 features the latest iteration of Panasonic’s popular smart TV OS, My Home Screen 6.0. The new version delivers considerable usability enhancements like, My Scenery – that allows viewers to choose a selection of restful images and videos, or set their own, to reflect any mood or time of day. In addition to LUMIX CLUB, The TV also offers Dual Bluetooth Connection permits sound transmission to two separate Bluetooth devices simultaneously. The menu interface has been improved to allow quick access to the most commonly used picture, sound, and other settings. The JZ2000 also supports major voice services, allowing users to operate some key TV functions using just their voice.
Distribution of the JZ2000 is not yet finalized.
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