While Panasonic may not be a leading TV maker currently, there is no doubt that the Japanese brand still makes some very impressive TVs. For 2018, Panasonic announced two new OLED TVs at CES – FZ950 and FZ800. Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 OLED TVs: Price, Availability Panasonic hasn’t announced anything with regards to the pricing…
While Panasonic may not be a leading TV maker currently, there is no doubt that the Japanese brand still makes some very impressive TVs. For 2018, Panasonic announced two new OLED TVs at CES – FZ950 and FZ800.
Panasonic hasn’t announced anything with regards to the pricing or availability of the new FZ950 and FZ800 OLED TVs. All we know for now is that the two models will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes at launch. The company hasn’t even confirmed if the TVs will be sold in the United States. As for India, we certainly don’t have high hopes as Panasonic hasn’t released its flagship TVs in India for a very long time now.
Successors to last year’s EZ1000, the Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 OLED TVs are identical in most areas. The only major difference between the two sets is audio prowess. The more expensive FZ950 comes with Technics-tuned Dynamic Blade Speaker stand with a 20W tweeter, a 20W midrange driver, and a 40W woofer.
When it comes to picture quality, both sets are equally impressive. Panasonic is claiming that the two TVs are Hollywood-tuned and use the company’s new HCX video processor for Hollywood-level accuracy. The new video processor apparently uses calibration points at 2.5% and 5% black, which should allow the new TVs to deliver superior shadow detail compared to most other OLED TVs on the market. While OLED TVs no doubt deliver unparalleled contrast performance, many OLEDs have been a bit disappointing when it comes to preserving shadow detail in dark scenes. Additionally, the new chip enables Dynamic LUT (Lookup Table) to ensure more accurate color reproduction. The two TVs will also support the latest HDR10+ standard in addition to HDR10 and HLG HDR. Like LG and Sony, Panasonic has worked hard on improving the peak brightness of its latest OLED TVs, although it is yet to share any numbers.