The Panasonic JZ2000 is the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship television for 2021. An OLED that updates the already excellent HZ2000. There are new features for gamers, a renewed internal image processor, and the incorporation for the first time of HDMI 2.1.
Available in 55 and 65 inches, the JZ2000 has all the ingredients to fight back to become one of the best televisions of the moment. These are all the new features explained by the company during its virtual presentation, coinciding with the celebration of the CES 2021.
Panasonic JZ2000 Features
|Sizes||55 and 65 inches|
|Panel||Master OLED Professional Edition calibrated in Hollywood|
|HDR||HDR10 + Adaptive|
Dolby Vision IQ
|Processor||HCX Pro AI|
|Connectivity||HDMI 2.1 (VRR / HFR)|
|OS||My Home Screen 6.0|
360º Sound Soundscape Pro
Signed by Technics
HDR10+ Adaptive and new HCX Pro AI processor
The main addition to the new OLED from Panasonic is the HCX Pro AI processor, with artificial intelligence to detect the type of content being played and adapt the image accordingly.
Panasonic explains that more than a million pieces of content have been used to help the engine understand if we are watching a movie, a soccer game, or a documentary for example. Depending on the type of content, the image and sound settings will be adapted accordingly.
In addition to the processor, Panasonic incorporates its Master HDR OLED Professional Edition, which is nothing more than OLED panels calibrated by Panasonic’s team of engineers and adjusted by the colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld, a contributor to films such as ‘Jurassic World’ or ‘Star Wars: The Awakening of Strength’.
For the first time, Panasonic televisions incorporate HDR10+ Adaptive, the new version of HDR that adapts to the environment. Also, Panasonic offers support for HLG and Dolby Vision, being one of the few companies to offer support for both large HDR formats today.
Panasonic does not forget about Dolby Vision IQ, HLG Photo, and the Filmmaker Mode, which combines with its Intelligent Sensing to adapt the image quality according to the light.
The company promises that the brightness levels of its OLED, both the maximum peak nits and the overall average brightness of the image, are above its rivals.
For the software, Panasonic opts for My Home Screen 6.0, with some new features at the design level and a collaboration with LoungeV Studio and Lumix Club to access exclusive content. The TV also incorporates a Dual Bluetooth Connection to be able to send the sound to two devices at the same time.
The sound of the Panasonic JZ2000 still has the support of the Technics team, but this year has incorporated some changes. The JZ2000 adds two side speakers for enhanced surround sound. The company calls it Soundscape Pro 360º Sound and is compatible with Dolby Atmos.
HDMI 2.1 and ‘Game Mode Extreme
For the first time, Panasonic is incorporating HDMI 2.1 with variable refresh rate (VRR) and HFR into your TV, although no support for ALLM is specified. Beyond the connector, Panasonic explains that its HCX Pro Ai processing helps reduce latency when playing, achieving “one of the lowest values in the industry for an OLED”.
With the ‘Game Mode Extreme’, Panasonic shows how they have reduced their input lag from 21 ms in last year’s models, to about 14 ms.
Price and Availability
The official price is not known at the moment. These will be announced in March. The new Panasonic JZ2000 OLED will be available in summer 2021.