Yeah, I am really excited about the new Panny’s. I do like the no frills OS too, the Home Screen is fast and I like the picture button that quickly switches between my favourite picture modes without having to dive into the settings every time.Great news that the custom panel is now being made available without the unnecessary sound bar.
If my dx902 goes bang this'll be what replaces it.
I actually really like the Panasonic OS. It's very simple, snappy and everything just "works".
If you need every streaming app there are plenty of relatively cheap boxes available.
There must be huge numbers of people like me who have an Apple TV 4k or equivalent, for example, in order to use apps like Disney+ on a previous-generation set.
I'm not convinced relying on the TV itself to provide every single streaming service for the lifetime of the set is a viable solution, so I'd personally rather prioritise other features when looking for a new TV.
The app support is a bit pants - and the remote control, while it still looks a bit sh*t, any update is an improvement over that 90’s monstrosity. Like yourself I don’t particularly care about these shortcomings as I have Apple TV 4K and use the Harmony Elite remote. For my use it’s basically a glorified large monitor for gaming, film and TV viewing, I only really care about the out of the box picture quality.
I’m still very much delighted with my Panasonic FZ802, but it’s great to finally see the heatsink on a model without the added expense of inbuilt Atmos speakers, as well as HDMI 2.1 support fully making the cut.