Will see what LG comes up with but imo LG always has some picture glitches and relies on future firmware updates to address them like last year's DV floating blacks and their near black performance are not great, which is key when we're watching lot's of streaming content.
I think Phil was hinting that LG like Sony will have a OLED model in 2021 that uses the special heat sink for the first time.Unless LG who manufacture all the panels have saved a completely new range of panels for themselves, surely it will be a similar situation whereby they can't get much more out of their range this year.
Yes you make a valid point that I missed in my comment, Panasonic have doggedly stuck with their own proprietary tech / software including an outdated (obsolete) Firefox OS and user interface for years, Panasonic also struggled with providing Dolby Vision until reality dawned, now it's almost like Panasonic has begrudgingly conceded it's product feature list was hopelessly out of date but only selected overdue updates will happen just to look relevant in a crowded global television market.I was hoping the introduction of the Android based TV OS to some of their TVs last September was going to be start of a shift to the Android TV platform this year. The move away from Firefox OS may have explained why the Disney+ app has not yet appeared, as the OS is end of life in Panasonic's eyes, why spend time developing an app for it. However my hopes were dashed with the article mentioning the new v6.0 Firefox OS
100% agree with thisLack of necessary app in the Pana models will be a huge factor for many, including me, as we don't want to add additional equipment via HDMI to access them, like Apple TV and Disney Plus or BT Sports app.
If the Sony A90J matches the Pana with near Black performance with its new processor, then it would be no brainer over this model.
I don't hate the OS it actually works well very simple and fast to use. The issue is it's a platform not supported by many apps, in this day and age you need to have all the major popular apps having just the usual suspects Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will not cut it! You need apple TV +, Disney +, Discovery + and a lot more that are coming in the near future. That's why I have resorted to having an apple TV 4k connected to my GZ2000 so that I have all the apps that I need but ideally I rather have this app built-in to the TV to cut out the number boxes I have attached.I’m not sure I understand why so many people dislike the Panasonic TV OS. It has Freeview Play which I really appreciate and all the major UK catch-up services are very well integrated. The Freeview guide is good. There’s no Satellite Guide, but all the channels are listed and I find the inbuilt Freesat decoder to be a welcome bonus, now I’ve departed from Sky. The YouTube App delivers HDR and 60 FPS.
My girlfriend purchased a Samsung TV when I purchased my first GZ950B in 2019, and I massively prefer it to the Samsung OS which is much more in your face than Panasonic’s. The Panasonic OS keeps out of the way.
Disney+ would be a nice addition, but other than that, I’d rather they leave it alone.
One of the reasons I bought a couple of additional Panasonic LCD TVs (rather than another brand) was because they had the same OS as our Panasonic OLEDs.
Maybe my use case is different? I have no interest in streaming anything from a ‘phone or iPad to the TV.
I don't hate the OS it actually works well very simple and fast to use. The issue is it's a platform not supported by many apps, in this day and age you need to have all the major popular apps having just the usual suspects Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will not cut it! You need apple TV +, Disney +, Discovery + and a lot more that are coming in the near future. That's why I have resorted to having an apple TV 4k connected to my GZ2000 so that I have all the apps that I need but ideally I rather have this app built-in to the TV to cut out the number boxes I have attached.
I really thought this year Panasonic would adopt Google TV (formally Android TV), which has much better app support and software development then Panasonic's in-house Firefox OS My Home.
I reckon no more than 1000 nits peak just like the GZ2000 and HZ000 as this tech has reached its peak however there might be a slight picture improvement this year due to the new AI Processor.Do we know the nits output on this, or is that information not available till March...it pretty much has everything I'd want...but as we know the panasonics are way more expensive than the other oleds especially on release.
I'm testing the recently released Chromecast Google TV (with remote) and it does the job quite well with no connectivity problems so far , and it"s about half the price of an AppleTV too.Just take a look at the new Humax Aura, Google TV and Freeview play, looks modern from a software perspective. Using this setup in a TV surely is a no brainer to me, minimal need to develop software, you only need staff to integrate the platform to your hardware. Plus you get all the features of Google TV, which now looks like it has matured enough to be a serious contender.
Panasonic have always been good at hardware(although always slightly behind the curve with technology), rubbish at marketing and also rubbish with software.
To me it makes sense to play to your strengths, so trying to battle on with your proprietary software seems a mistake.
As I said, my hopes were dashed a bit with JZ2000 when the article mentioned My Home 6.0. I normally keep my TV's for 7+ years, my main TV is still a 50" VT50. I have a 55" FX750 in the kitchen, and the apps offered on there are sparse and the ones that are available seem to be mainly European or really old (created in 2012).
I was hoping for a OLED from Panasonic this year with Google TV and full HDMI 2.1 to replace my VT50, maybe next year then !