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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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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    Filmmaker Mode supported by LG, Panasonic and Vizio at CES 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Filmmaker Mode supported by LG, Panasonic and Vizio at CES 2020
    Filmmaker Mode was announced back in August 2019 and the body behind it, the UHD Alliance, is teasing a further announcement at CES2020.  
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    CES 2020 Preview: What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2020 Preview: What to expect
    Just as the sun rises each day, so a dawning New Year brings the world’s largest consumer technology show to Las Vegas in the first weeks of January. We take a look at what might be gracing the exhibition stands for CES 2020.  
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    Panasonic TVs get BritBox streaming app

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic TVs get BritBox streaming app
    Panasonic’s recent premium ranges of televisions will all feature the BritBox streaming app.  
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    Best TVs of 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Phil Hinton
    Best TVs of 2019 - Editor's Choice Awards
    We round-up the best TVs we have reviewed in 2019 and sort them out into categories from Home Cinema to Best Overall TV. Click to find out who the winners are...  
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    Panasonic GZ950 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic GZ950 4K OLED TV Review
    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.  
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    Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV Review
    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?  
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    Panasonic SC-HTB900 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Panasonic SC-HTB900 Soundbar Review
    The Panasonic SC-HTB900 successfully delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio thanks to 3.1-channels and psychoacoustic processing but lacks a few key features.  
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    The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

    by Steve Withers
    The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019
    We report back from IFA 2019 where, aside from Philips, the big manufacturers concentrated on features and tech, leaving room for some of the smaller names to announce new models.  
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    Panasonic to support new Filmmaker Mode from 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic to support new Filmmaker Mode from 2020
    Recently announced with plenty ceremony, Filmmaker Mode promises consumers an easy route to the creator’s vision. Panasonic says it will support the initiative in their new 2020 TVs.  
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    Panasonic shows off “MegaCon” and Transparent OLED prototypes

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic shows off “MegaCon” and Transparent OLED prototypes
    Without a press conference this year at IFA, Panasonic took the opportunity to show two prototype technologies - so called “MegaCon” dual layer LCD panels and Transparent OLED. With luck, they may be ready to fully exhibit at IFA 2020.  
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    Filmmaker Mode kills image smoothing

    by Andy Bassett
    Filmmaker Mode kills image smoothing
    UPDATED: The UHD Alliance, backed by industry heavyweights, has announced Filmmaker Mode - a setting that will enable TVs to display content as creators intended. Onboard at the launch event are LG, Panasonic and Vizio.  
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    Panasonic GX800 (TX-58GX800) 4K LED LCD TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic GX800 (TX-58GX800) 4K LED LCD TV Review
    Offering Dolby Vision and HDR10+ together in the same TV along with Atmos sound and a very reasonable price, can this edge-lit LED LCD TV from Panasonic make the grade?  
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    South Korean TV makers at forefront of ultra large TV market

    by Andy Bassett
    South Korean TV makers at forefront of ultra large TV market
    As the ultra large TV market sees healthy growth, latest figures show South Korean TV companies at forefront of sales in this area.  
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    Panasonic GZ1500 (TX-55GZ1500B) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Panasonic GZ1500 (TX-55GZ1500B) 4K OLED TV Review
    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.  
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    Panasonic updating 2017 TVs with HDR10+ support

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic updating 2017 TVs with HDR10+ support
    Panasonic is updating their 2017 TVs to provide HDR10+ support and UK models are included.  
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    Panasonic OLEDs Netflix Recommended TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic OLEDs Netflix Recommended TVs
    With Panasonic’s GX800 LCD TVs already achieving Netflix’s Recommended TV status, attention turns to their 2019 OLEDs as these too join the streaming giant’s programme.  
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    Panasonic OLED TVs to feature Netflix Calibrated Mode

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic OLED TVs to feature Netflix Calibrated Mode
    Panasonic and Netflix have come together to create a Calibrated mode for the Japanese company's latest OLED TVs  
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    TV shipments scored big in 2018 thanks to World Cup

    by Andy Bassett
    TV shipments scored big in 2018 thanks to World Cup
    Plenty of consumers found the World Cup in Russia to be just the excuse they needed to purchase a new TV. This helped push global TV sales during 2018.  
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    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?

    by Steve Withers
    What is TV AI Artificial Intelligence?
    TV manufacturers are all talking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and are adding it to everything from image processing and sound quality to smart features and viewing recommendations, but what is it?  

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