Panasonic used CES to announce a new OLED TV for 2021, the JZ2000. Available in 65- and 55-inch screen sizes, the company’s latest TV will serve as its flagship model and is aimed at both gamers and movie fans alike.
The JZ2000 features Filmmaker Mode and its HDR support extends to Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, and HDR10+ Adaptive. It also supports HLG Photo, a “still image format which brings still photography into the HDR world,” according to company. The set features a new HCX Pro AI 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,” and uses a “bespoke panel,” said Panasonic.
From the company’s press release:
“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 research and development engineers, resulting in even greater control of picture quality. Compared to standard OLED TVs, the Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel delivers higher peak and average brightness levels resulting in increased dynamic range.”
On the gaming front, the JZ2000’s HDMI 2.1 connections support variable refresh rate (VRR) and high frame rate (HFR) video, and the set features a dedicated gaming picture mode.
User features include the latest version of Panasonic’s My Home Screen 6.0 smart TV OS, along with a dual Bluetooth connection to stream audio to two separate sets of Bluetooth headphones simultaneously.
Panasonic says that distribution of the JZ2000 “is not yet finalized for the US market.” And while Panasonic’s OLED TVs have generally been unavailable stateside for the past few years, we’ll take that “not yet” to mean U.S. consumers may eventually be able to get their hands on a JZ2000.