Panasonic DX902 (TX-65DX902B) UHD 4K TV Review

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Thank you for the review. Can I ask how the TV reacts when it detects HDR content? Is there an HDR mode that activates?
       
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      Excellent review and I predicted the score would be 9/10 :) Let's hope the banding doesn't turn out to be an issue and the input lag is slightly disappointing but I'm not an online gamer so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue. Big question for me is how this compares to oled, a lot is made of oleds blacks and dynamic range / contrast etc and certain people would have us believe led tv's aren't worthy of consideration irrespective of how good the backlighting / dimming is so Steve given a choice between this and let's say the LG 950V oled for about £400 more where would your money be and why?
       
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      Oh and kind of related to the question above about HDR, can you change the picture settings when watching HDR content and is halo'ing any worse watching HDR with the backlight presumably ramped up?
       
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      Thank you for the review, Mr Withers! This is clearly a fantastic television, and, since I don't game, the input lag is not a concern for me. But on the negative side:
      1. Why is the stand so damned wide?? It really doesn't have to be!
      2. Why does the television slope back slightly, just like the 65-inch Hisense? Not everyone has their television low down! Exactly vertical would be fine, thanks.
      3. Wot, no Scart? So when playing some old VHS tapes, I would have to get creative in converting from Scart to component video or HDMI, shame ...
      4. Thank God they decided to keep 3D;
      5. Do they make it in a 75" size?
       
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      Great LCD tv gaming lag to high for me sadly but for the none gamers this tv Seems to be a great buy. :smashin:
       
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      Buzzing after that review. Looks amazing. Can't wait now, hope they come in next week!
      That input lag is a concern for me. I play rocket league and star wars battlefront on ps4 a bit. Hope I don't notice it too much. There's always something lol

      The tilt doesn't look too bad; similar to the js9000 I had which was fine. The Hisense was plain daft.
      It's 65 only btw
       
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      Great review Steve thank you...:clap:, shame about the gaming lag...bit of a downer for me.
       
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      Ah, I see, thank you!

      Shee-it!
       
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      The DX902? It's available as a 58- and 65-inch.
       
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      Whoops, for some reason I was assuming he wanted bigger. Was talking to someone about the 58 only yesterday!
       
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      No assumption, BrightonChris, in my post #5 above I specifically asked if this television came in a 75-inch size. Which it doesn't, damn .....
       
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      Seems this is now the start of the next gen of tvs i would love to read dci vs rec709 diffrences n thoughts on.
       
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      Great review Steve, this tv has me salivating and can't wait to see one in the flesh.

      I will probably go for the 58" as that is a decent jump from my current 50" and have a pj for watching movies on. I would like the 65" but that is too much for me, I shall have to wait a bit anyway as I set my max price for my next tv at £2500 so perhaps in 2-3 months I will jump in.:smashin:
       
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      How does the tv handle dci and rec709 is two diffrent calibrated settings needed ? Or does the tv auto swich Between settings detecting the signal?
       
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      Very dissapointing Panasonic. Sony, Samsung and now even LG can achieve 35ms and below on their 4K tvs. Please get on the imput lag, you guys used to be the king of it. In this day and age yiu cant afford to ignore this aspect.
       
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      Thank you Steve for a great review.
      'Best LCD ever to date'
      High accolade indeed. Seem Panasonic have done very well.
      Shame about the 3D and input. But can't have everything I suppose.
       
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      great review Steve thanks now we can all exhale (including you!) few questions,

      does this tv do VP9 decoding
      which of the hdmi ports has the arc return on it, the sideways facing or the downward firing hdmi input
      the inbuilt wifi is it the new specification 802.11ac ?
      how many fans does the tv have?
      and finally how do compare this tv with the ZT65 overall in terms of picture quality? better or worse

      Phil1975 posted a question abut the gaming lag in the main thread, which i will repeat here so it doesn't get lost below

      Steve due to the high input lag, which isn't ideal for hardcore gamers.
      Would purchasing a router specifically designed for gaming lag help?
      Or is it purely down to the processing in the TV..?
       
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      It automatically detects HDR content and immediately put the backlight up to 100 the first time but you can just move the backlight back down again and it stays there after that. I've only got a few HDR clips on a USB thumb drive, so I don't know what the TV lets you do when the HDR content is coming via HDMI. Unfortunately for USB devices the only options are Normal and Dynamic, so it isn't as flexible as using HDMI. What I can say is that via USB, when the TV detects HDR the advanced settings are greyed out, suggesting it is automatically selecting the colour gamut and gamma based upon metadata.
       
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      Arc is HDMI2 downwards facing
       
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      I must disagree with you, Distinguished Member. In 2009 my 50" Pioneer television supplanted my 42" Pioneer. Over the next two months, about eight people (who had all seen the earlier 42") saw the new 50" machine in the same position and - NOT A SINGLE PERSON noticed the larger size. That was a bigger relative increase, 42" to 50", than you are contemplating in 50" to 58". I'd push you to get the 65", you get used to the size quite quickly, as indeed have I having had delivered the Sony KDL-75W855C last weekend. It's surprising that the 65" Panasonic no longer looks big!
       
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      thank you! hoping it was one of the downward firing ones.
       
    24. Steve Withers

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      There are six fans at the rear and I don't think it decodes VP9 or at least it isn't in the specs.
       
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      Thanks, was jumping between threads getting myself confused!
       
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      is the powerlead detachable? doesn't look like from the picture
       
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      This is a strong contender for me too - this vs the B Series 2016 LG Oled - I think the price of the Panasonic, combined with the results of this review may make it a no brainier.

      @Steve Withers , do the blacks on the DX902 really measure up against recent Oleds in your opinion?

      For me, with a dedicated room for movie watching, this to, with its brightness strengths, must be a good choice for a bright living room, summer watching conditions etc?
       
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      Steve, thank you very much for such a wonderful review. As usual a pleasure to read, well balanced and informative.
       
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      No it isn't or at least if it is, I can't get it out!
       
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      What are the real world consequences of no VP9 decoding? as I honestly hadn't come across it before.
       

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