It’s long been suspected that unchecked rivalry is the reason why LG and Samsung won't give the time of day to the other’s supported dynamic metadata HDR format. However, in an interview with AVForums, LG draws back the curtain and reveals there may be more to it than just sheer bloody-mindedness.
Philips announces 805 and 855 OLEDs and new LCD TVs for May 2020
by Andy Bassett
Preferring to keep its latest Philips branded TVs under wraps just a little bit longer than other major manufacturers, TP Vision follows CES with its own preview/launch event in Amsterdam which sees the introduction of OLED 805, 855 and 865 models.
This year sees some changes in Hisense’s TV offerings for the UK. We caught up with the Chinese TV maker at CES 2020 and talked about its first QLED models coming to these shores and what else they had in store for UK TV enthusiasts.
VIDEO: Panasonic HZ2000 OLED Full Details and Specs
by Phil Hinton
We interview Paul Williams from Panasonic about the new HZ2000 4K OLED TV announced at CES 2020. It features a custom pro panel with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support as well as the new Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker picture modes.
CES 2020 News: HDR10+ gets support from Vizio and Google Play
by Andy Bassett
Support for the Samsung backed HDR10+ dynamic metadata based HDR format gets a boost from Vizio and Google Play, taking the number of industry adopters to almost 100.
The Q80R offers some of the high-end QLED features seen on the Q90R but does away with the One Connect box. It has the Quantum Processor 4K AI-enhanced image processing, Ultra Viewing Angle filter and a Full Array Local Dimming panel with 50 zones.
The second from top 4K OLED+ TV from Philips with a 2.1.2-channel sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, along with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10+, 3-sided Ambilight, Android and built-in Google Assistant. So is it any good?
The Panasonic GZ950 offers all of the image processing and accuracy of the higher models in the range, but ditches the custom OLED panel of the GZ2000 as well as the speakers from that and soundbar from the GZ1500. So, does it feel like the GZ950 misses out on the sound and brightness, or is this the true dark horse bargain TV set of 2019? Let's find out.
The OLED854 is identical to the OLED804 model apart from the stand and features three-sided Ambilight, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic metadata systems and the new 3rd Generation P5 image processor, so is this mid-range screen worthy of your interest? Let's find out.
The Panasonic GZ2000 is a high-end 4K OLED TV with the new HCX PRO Intelligent processor and it supports HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. It also has a soundbar tuned by Technics and support for Dolby Atmos with upward-firing speakers. So does it offer enough quality for the high-end price tag?
The Samsung QE55Q85R sits just under the Q90R flagship for 2019 with all the same features available, but fewer dimming zones and a slightly different design to the stand and bezel. Just how different is the performance and value for money when compared with its big brother?
Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark 4K Blu-ray Review
by Steve Withers
The third edition of Spears & Munsil goes Ultra HD with a 4K Blu-ray release that not only supports HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision but also includes all the test patterns you need to set-up, calibrate and evaluate your TV or projector.
The GZ1500B features the HCX Pro Intelligent processor and Dolby Atmos audio is supported via a Blade speaker built into the TV, plus, for the first time, both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision dynamic metadata HDR formats are supported. A Netflix Calibrated mode is also available.
First HDR10+ titles from Warner Bros and Universal
by Andy Bassett
The announcements to support HDR10+ came some time ago from Warner Bros and Universal but now they have confirmed the release dates of their first 4K discs to include the dynamic metadata HDR10+ format.
It may be second from bottom in the 2019 QLED range, but the Q70R doesn't miss out on all the recent advances including the 4K Quantum Processor, FALD backlight with 50 zones of local dimming and HDR10+.