Panasonic HZ1000 and HZ1500: Features, Reviews, and Prices

The new range of OLED televisions from Panasonic arrives on the market. The Japanese manufacturer’s new range has been made popular, however, the first models are now on sale and their official price is already known. Specifically, the models that we can now purchase are the Panasonic HZ1000 and the Panasonic HZ1500, two OLED televisions with 4K resolution which have as their great features the Dolby Vision IQ system and the Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing. They are also “Netflix Recommended Tv” certified and have a Netflix-calibrated mode. Let’s get to know their features and prices a little better.

The Most Cinematographic Televisions

Panasonic HZ1500

Once again, Panasonic wants to be the TV of choice for users looking for the most cinematic image. Both models are professionally calibrated by Stefan Sonnenfeld, a leading Hollywood colorist. In addition, Panasonic engineers work together with two Hollywood studios to ensure maximum fidelity to the directors’ creative intentions.

All Panasonic OLED 2020 televisions feature Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ. The Filmmaker Mode is a new image mode that has been developed by the UHD Alliance. It is a mode that supports frame rate, aspect ratio, color, sharpness, and contrast of content while disabling noise reduction.

We’ll see this mode from other manufacturers too, but Panasonic has added Intelligent Sensing, a sensor that intelligently adjusts the image according to ambient light. The use of these advanced sensors allows perfect viewing even in brightly lit spaces, making for a more immersive experience in any condition. The Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing is exclusive to Panasonic and supports HDR10+, HDR10, HLD, and SDR content.

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Panasonic has not forgotten about Dolby Vision. To expand the capabilities of this format it has included the new Dolby Vision IQ in its 2020 OLED TV range. This system uses dynamic metadata from Dolby Vision to intelligently display every detail of the content, adjusting to the brightness of the room and the needs of the space. With Dolby Vision IQ we can see any content as the creator intended and in any light condition.

Dolby Atmos Sound with Integrated Speakers

Panasonic HZ1500

Another new feature this year is that the Panasonic HZ1500 has ceiling-mounted speakers and front speakers, plus a center subwoofer for deeper bass.

In other words, it inherits the sound system from last year’s Panasonic GZ2000. It provides a “360º Soundscape” sound and an immersive audio experience thanks to Dolby Atmos technology.

At the design level, the most striking change is that both models have a circular and rotating base. They also come with the My Home Screen 5.0 operating system, a version with improved usability. In addition, this version includes XUMO, the free streaming service that offers different types of television channels.

Price and Availability

The new Panasonic OLEDs are available in 55 and 65 inches. Between them, as we have seen, the difference is minimal. In terms of image, both models have exactly the same features and, as last year, the difference is in the sound.

Here you have the prices of the new OLED models from Panasonic:

  • Panasonic HZ1500 65-inch: $2,999
  • Panasonic HZ1500 55-inch: $2,299
  • Panasonic HZ1000 65-inch: $2,699
  • Panasonic HZ1000 55-inch: $1,999

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