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  • TV Thread

    Do TV brands have a signature picture style?

    by Andy Bassett
    Do TV brands have a signature picture style?
    If you've owned a number of TVs have you noticed a specific image aesthetic linked to different manufacturers? If so, have you got a favourite picture style that draws you back to a particular brand?  
  • TV News

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    Filmmaker Mode updates to take on ambient lighting conditions

    by Andy Bassett
    Filmmaker Mode updates to take on ambient lighting conditions
    The UHD Alliance, the body behind Filmmaker Mode has used CES to confirm that it will be working on a second stage of development during 2022.  
  • Gaming News

    Panasonic GN01 personal gaming speaker gets new Final Fantasy makeover

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic GN01 personal gaming speaker gets new Final Fantasy makeover
    The SoundSlayer SC-GN01 wearable gaming speaker adds new Final Fantasy graphics for a distinctive look and is optimised for use with FF XIV Online.  
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    Panasonic introduces flagship LZ2000 OLED with new 77-inch screen size

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic introduces flagship LZ2000 OLED with new 77-inch screen size
    Panasonic has taken the lid off its top-end OLED TV for 2022 and unveiled the LZ2000 which comes in 55-, 65- and, now for the very first time, 77-inch screen sizes.  
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    CES 2022 Preview: What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2022 Preview: What to expect
    CES is back at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 3rd - 8th Jan 2022, but it’s not quite business as usual with the world’s largest tech show running as a hybrid event for both online and in-person attendees.  
  • Home AV Review

    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review
    The Panasonic SC-HTB490 2.1-channel soundbar offers a simple and cost-effective method of boosting your TV's sound quality, especially when it comes to bass.  
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    Panasonic TVs now feature Apple TV+

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic TVs now feature Apple TV+
    Panasonic has announced that the Apple TV+ streaming service is now available on a wide range of its TVs.  
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    Best TVs of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    Best TVs of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards
    It's that time of the year yet again where we round up our choices for the best TVs in various categories and hand out the gongs. So, who won what?  
  • TV Review

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    Panasonic JZ2000 (TX-55JZ2000) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic JZ2000 (TX-55JZ2000) OLED TV Review
    This is Panasonic's flagship TV for 2021 featuring the Custom Professional OLED panel and a Dolby Atmos soundbar and up-firing speaker setup, along with the new HCX AI processor. So, does it perform as a flagship should? Let's find out...  
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    Panasonic 2021 TV update brings full 4K resolution with VRR and HFR

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic 2021 TV update brings full 4K resolution with VRR and HFR
    From today, a firmware update for Panasonic’ 2021 TVs will enable VRR and HFR at 4K resolution along with Dolby Vision VRR up to 60Hz.  
  • TV Review

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    Panasonic JZ1500 (TX-65JZ1500) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic JZ1500 (TX-65JZ1500) 4K OLED TV Review
    The 2021 Panasonic JZ1500 offers the custom professional panel normally found on the flagship model, but without the soundbar and upwards firing speakers, giving enthusiasts the monitor style panel they have been asking for. So, does it perform like a flagship? Let's find out!  
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    Panasonic TVs welcome Disney+

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic TVs welcome Disney+
    Disney’s flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+, is now available on compatible Panasonic TVs launched from 2017 onwards.  
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    Panasonic adds JX600 TV to 2021 line-up

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic adds JX600 TV to 2021 line-up
    Panasonic has added the new JX600 LED smart TV series to its autumn 2021 line-up, combining Dolby Vision, a low latency gaming mode and voice assistant support in an affordable package.  
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    Panasonic poised to move LCD TV production to TCL

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic poised to move LCD TV production to TCL
    Panasonic looks to be ready to outsource its small and medium sized TV production to China’s TCL in a planned restructuring move.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Panasonic launches SC-PMX802 Hi-Fi network player

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic launches SC-PMX802 Hi-Fi network player
    Panasonic’s SC-PMX802 is the company's new network Hi-Fi system and uses Technics’ JENO Engine amplification and 3 way speakers to help deliver its high end sound.  
  • Home AV News

    Panasonic reveals SC-HTB490 slim soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic reveals SC-HTB490 slim soundbar
    Panasonic’s new slim and compact SC-HTB490 soundbar delivers powerful sound and won't get in the way of your viewing.  
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    Panasonic unveils JX940, JX850 and JX800 LED TVs for 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic unveils JX940, JX850 and JX800 LED TVs for 2021
    Aiming to provide TVs suited for a range of applications including sports, gaming and streaming, Panasonic has revealed its LED range for 2021 which includes the JX940, JX850 and JX800 LED series.  
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    Panasonic launches JZ1500, JZ1000 and JZ980 OLED TVs for 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic launches JZ1500, JZ1000 and JZ980 OLED TVs for 2021
    Panasonic has announced its full line up of OLED TVs for 2021 and joining the JZ2000 will be the JZ1500, JZ1000 and JZ980 models.  
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    John Lewis closures limit audio visual purchase options

    by Andy Bassett
    John Lewis closures limit audio visual purchase options
    The announcement of eight more store closures is bad news for nearly 1500 employees and high street shoppers but it also impacts options for TV and AV hardware purchasers.  
  • Home AV News

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    Panasonic introduces special edition SC-HTB01 gaming speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic introduces special edition SC-HTB01 gaming speaker
    Panasonic has unveiled a Final Fantasy special edition version of its 2.1-channel SC-HTB01 gaming speaker which can also double as a fully featured home cinema soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS: Virtual X.  
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    Panasonic introduces JZ2000 Flagship OLED TV with HCX Pro AI for 2021

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic introduces JZ2000 Flagship OLED TV with HCX Pro AI for 2021
    AVForums attended an online briefing for the new JZ2000 flagship OLED on Wednesday where Panasonic highlighted the features, picture quality and design changes for the 2021 model. We get HDMI 2.1 features for gaming and cinematic picture quality from the Custom Pro OLED Panel.  
  • TV News

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    CES 2021 Preview: What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2021 Preview: What to expect
    CES is the world’s largest technology show and this year’s event, running from 11th -14th January, will take on a very different format from that which traditionally fills the huge floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  
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    Panasonic HX800 (TX-58HX800B) 4K LED LCD TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic HX800 (TX-58HX800B) 4K LED LCD TV Review
    The Panasonic TX-58HX800B is an ultra-thin edge-lit VA panel LED LCD TV with the company’s HCX processor. It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ with Dolby Atmos decoding and My Home Screen smart TV.  
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    Panasonic HZ1000 (TX-55HZ1000) OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic HZ1000 (TX-55HZ1000) OLED TV Review
    The Panasonic HZ1000 has a new 2020 Pro HDR OLED panel featuring Filmmaker Mode with intelligent sensor, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG HDR formats.  
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    Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic HZ2000 OLED TV Review
    The Panasonic HZ2000 is the company's latest flagship 4K OLED TV with a custom pro panel, Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Vision IQ. It is also expensive, so does it live up to the flagship hype? Let's find out.  
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    Panasonic HZ1500 OLED Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic HZ1500 OLED Review
    The HZ1500 is a high-end OLED from Panasonic that now features a full Dolby Atmos sound system with upward-firing and soundbar speakers for 2020. It also features the new Filmmaker mode with intelligent sensing, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10+ and HLG.  
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    Panasonic adds HZ980 OLED TV to 2020 line-up

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic adds HZ980 OLED TV to 2020 line-up
    Back in February when Panasonic launched its 2020 OLED TV range, there was the feeling that something was being held back. Well, that ‘something’ was the HZ980 and it’s now been officially announced.  
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    TV shipment forecasts slashed for Q2 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    TV shipment forecasts slashed for Q2 2020
    Shipments of TVs during Q2 are expected to plunge by almost 10 percent as the Covid-19 pandemic changes the current face of manufacturing and consumer shopping.  
  • TV Article

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    What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Filmmaker Mode?
    The Filmmaker Mode is an initiative involving the Ultra HD Alliance, Hollywood studios and TV manufacturers that lets consumers watch content as the director intended using one simple picture setting.  
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    What is Dolby Vision IQ?

    by Steve Withers
    What is Dolby Vision IQ?
    Dolby Vision IQ is the latest feature added to the company's dynamic metadata HDR format that now works in conjunction with a sensor in the TV, adjusting the tone mapping for the ambient light in the room.  
  • TV Thread

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    How noticeable is the difference in HDR quality between 4K streaming and UHD disc?

    by Andy Bassett
    How noticeable is the difference in HDR quality between 4K streaming and UHD disc?
    Proud owner of a new Panasonic 55GZ1500B OLED TV, AVForums member orm8426 is feeling a little underwhelmed with the UHD / HDR content on streaming services. He'd like to know just how much of an advantage a 4K Blu-ray disc and decent UHD player would give his movie watching experience. Let him know in the thread.  
  • Home AV News

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    Panasonic launches SC-HTB600 and SC-HTB400 soundbars

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic launches SC-HTB600 and SC-HTB400 soundbars
    Panasonic unveiled two soundbars at the launch event for its 2020 range of TVs - the SC-HTB600 which comes with a wireless subwoofer and the SC-HTB400 which integrates the subwoofer element.  
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    Panasonic launches HX940 and HX800 4K LCD TVs for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic launches HX940 and HX800 4K LCD TVs for 2020
    Panasonic has unveiled its new range of 4K LCD TVs for the coming year which consists of the top end HX940 plus the more affordable HX800.  
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    Panasonic HZ2000 and HZ1500 Dolby Atmos Upfiring OLEDs, plus HZ1000 OLED TV launched

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic HZ2000 and HZ1500 Dolby Atmos Upfiring OLEDs, plus HZ1000 OLED TV launched
    Panasonic has unveiled its new range of 4K OLED TVs for the coming year which includes the flagship HZ2000 and HZ1500 models featuring upward firing Dolby Atmos speakers, plus the HZ1000.  
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    Panasonic exits Australian TV market

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic exits Australian TV market
    After leaving the American TV market in 2016, Panasonic departs another TV market, this time the Australian territory.  
  • TV Thread

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    How to get into TV Calibration?

    by Andy Bassett
    How to get into TV Calibration?
    Most new TVs have a range of options to adjust the image to the viewer's preference and the latest models from LG and Panasonic add professional standard calibration options too. So, where's the best place to start for someone wanting to get into TV calibration?  
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    VIDEO: What is Filmmaker Mode?

    by Phil Hinton
    VIDEO: What is Filmmaker Mode?
    We interview UHD Alliance President Mike Fidler and ask him to explain what Filmmaker Mode is and what it does to your TV picture quality.  
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    VIDEO: Panasonic HZ2000 OLED Full Details and Specs

    by Phil Hinton
    VIDEO: Panasonic HZ2000 OLED Full Details and Specs
    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.  
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    CES 2020 News: Panasonic launches flagship HZ2000 4K OLED TV

    by Steve Withers
    CES 2020 News: Panasonic launches flagship HZ2000 4K OLED TV
    UPDATED: Panasonic launches its new HZ2000 flagship 4K OLED TV with an updated custom professional panel, increased peak brightness and Filmmaker Mode.  
  • Gaming News

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    CES 2020 News: Panasonic announces SC-HTB01 gaming speaker

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2020 News: Panasonic announces SC-HTB01 gaming speaker
    Panasonic shows off its SC-HTB01 gaming speaker which appears to take plenty of design and technology cues, such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, from a typical TV soundbar.  

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