Panasonic has introduced its flagship OLED TV for 2023 – it’s the MZ2000, available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch screen sizes.
The new model comes with a new panel and heat management system, alongside a host of proprietary picture processing, gaming and audio improvements. The result, the brand said, is its “best and brightest picture” making it “a must-have TV” this year.
The MZ2000 uses Panasonic’s new custom module, called the Master OLED Ultimate, which results in a major step-up in brightness, and with the HCX Pro AI Processor users will experience clear detail and realistic colour accuracy.
Also, as with previous models, the MZ2000 supports a wide range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ , HDR10+ Adaptive, and HLG Photo, the still image format that brings still photography into the HDR world.
In addition, the MZ2000 features an improved Filmmaker Mode that ensures that viewers can enjoy their content exactly as the artist intended – whether they’re watching in a purpose-built cinema room or an airy family living space.
For gamers, there’s support for HDMI 2.1 key features, full 4K resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, ultra-low latency, and input lag, VRR, and AMD Freesync Premium. The flagship TV is also NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible. When connected to a system using a NVIDIA RTX graphics card, it automatically optimises input lag and VRR settings for tear- and stutter-free gaming sessions.
As well as this, the new True Game Mode brings all the colour accuracy features available for movies into the world of gaming, while improved HDR Tone Mapping delivers source-oriented expression from the gaming device. Newly added gaming sound modes also allow users to fully lose themselves in the gameplay.
Talking of sound, for 2023, Panasonic has upgraded the Bass Booster algorithm, which delivers a deep, fast-responding bass, meaning that users can enjoy truly dynamic sound through the brand’s 360-degree Soundscape all-in-one TV audio package. Tuned by Technics, the multiple built-in upward-firing, side-firing, and front-firing speaker units produce a fully immersive spatial soundstage with Dolby Atmos 2 that brings movies and games to life.
The MZ2000 also comes with three Sound Focus modes: Pinpoint Mode, which allows the sound to be directed to one specific point; Area Mode, which lets you shift the sound to a group of people in a specific area of the room; and Spot Mode, which boosts the volume in one spot while allowing others to still hear the sound.
And to ensure complete user-friendliness, the MZ2000 features the latest iteration of Panasonic’s smart TV OS, my Home Screen 8.0, which supports all major video streaming services and comes with improvements to the Bass Booster function, accessibility features, and the myScenery function.
For streamed content, the Streaming 4K Remaster algorithm identifies the resolution and analyses textures by area to deliver more detailed, cleaner images through adaptive advanced processing. The result is crisper and more natural-looking streamed content.