CES 2022. Panasonic LZ2000 will become the flagship of the Japanese firm’s smart TV catalog for this year. With panel technology OLED, will be distributed in three screen sizes 55, 65 and 77 inches, and will offer different image enhancements on the current series; new “Tuned by Technics” audio system and optimizations to improve its use with video games.
The Panasonic LZ2000 uses advanced sensors to detect the color temperature of ambient light and fine-tune the image to provide a more natural experience at any time of day. This new feature is based on Panasonic’s Auto AI mode, introduced last year, which uses Artificial Intelligence to identify the content being played in real time in order to automatically optimize picture and sound quality.
The new sensors work together with the image processor HCX Pro AI, which adjusts each tone individually in the most realistic way based on ambient light, thus offering a comfortable nighttime viewing experience. The HCX Pro AI chip works intelligently, preserving colors that the human eye is familiar with, such as skin tones, to ensure a natural image. All these features are designed to ensure an optimal automatic viewing experience without the need for additional adjustments by the user, although you can always do it manually if you prefer.
The LZ2000 series uses the 2022 generation “Master OLED Pro” configuration, which has been designed by Panasonic to offer more brightness through improvements in image quality processing. The result is another qualitative leap with medium brightness levels, improving the precision in the reproduction of details in the brightest areas and the performance of the HDR dynamic range.
In this regard, comment that this Panasonic LZ2000 supports a wide range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10 + Adaptive, and HLG Photo, the still image format that brings still photography to the HDR world.
Panasonic LZ2000: better sound
The audio section is the poor brother compared to the great advances made in screen, image and video technologies, and for this reason we recommend the use of sound bars for televisions. Therefore, it is convenient to highlight the new in directional sound and the brand’s 360 ° Soundscape audio system.
Panasonic was the first TV brand to introduce built-in side-up and up-firing speakers. This year, it’s overhauled the front-firing speaker system, replacing them with matrix speakers (multiple rigs arranged in a row) that run the entire length of the TV behind the front speaker grille. These matrix speakers offer a wider soundstage and clearer, more accurate audio, allowing for directional sound.
Using a very intuitive and easy-to-use user interface, the LZ2000 allows adjust the audio volume in different parts of the room. It incorporates three modes: “Pinpoint” mode that allows the sound to be directed to a specific point; “Area” mode, which allows you to direct the sound to a group of people in a specific area of the room; and the “Spot” mode that increases the volume in one place while the rest can continue listening to the sound at a normal volume.
Panasonic LZ2000: also for games
Panasonic has added several improvements for the use of this television in video games. Among the new features, cite the Game Control Board which collects all the relevant settings and information from the game and presents it as an overlay, so you never have to leave the game to access them.
Also included is “SPD Auto Game Mode”, the automatic detection of HDMI2.1 4K HFR / VRR compliant NVIDIA GPUs (eg RTX30– series) that allows automatic optimization of input lag and VRR settings to offer the best performance. The LZ2000 supports all major HDMI 2.1 features such as High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) at 120 Hz in full 4K resolution.
The TV has the latest operating system update My Home Screen 7.0 from Panasonic and is compatible with the leading voice assistants in the industry. No pricing has been provided for a series that should be available in Q1 2022.