Panasonic launched their flagship OLED TV for 2021, the JZ2000 at CES 2021. The model will be available in two sizes: 65-inch and 55-inch variables.
The model will feature a brand new processor, known as the HCX Pro AI, which automatically detects the type of content being displayed. This helps the TV to adjust the quality of the picture to deliver the best possible performance to the viewer. The new processor also analyses and adjusts the sound quality accordingly.
The JZ2000 is being aimed at the Gamers, with low latency being one of it’s most key features. This is mostly thanks to the new HCX Pro AI processor that comes with the brand new model. The latency for the JZ2000 is assumed to be the lowest in OLED TVs yet and is a significant part of the model’s “Game Mode Extreme”, which features:
- Low latency
- Support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate (VRR) and high frame rate (HFR)
- A dedicated picture mode for gaming (“game mode”)
- Support for HDMI Signal Power Link, which will improve the experience and ease of using Panasonic TVs with CEC non-supported devices like old Set Top Boxes or PCs
One of the most noticeable changes in the JZ2000 is the addition of side-firing speakers in addition to Panasonic’s unique top-firing speakers to truly deliver a Dolby Atmos-like sound quality to the viewer which, in turn, makes for a much richer viewing experience. Panasonic have branded this speaker combo as the 360° Soundscape Pro.
In addition to the AI features altering the picture settings based on the ambient light, the product appears to be extremely promising on paper.
The JZ2000 is expected to be among the brightest in the market for OLED TVs, with Panasonic’s proprietary Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel providing a much higher, as well as dynamic color range.