I'm not so sure. For example Trusted reviews had the Philips 903 of last year hitting 900 nits. John Archer was the reviewer he has a decent rep.Philips made noises about last years models hitting 900 nits and none of them did. They all maxed out at around 600 to 700 nits (calibrated), depending on model, just like every other OLED last year. As has been proven by the GZ2000, to go brighter than the current technology allows, power supply changes are required and as all of the 2019 OLEDs use the same 'finished' panels LGD supply, they'll all be similar in peak light output this year too.
Not compared to any other 2018 OLED they weren't. Take a look at the AVF reviews for them.
I use a dedicated external sound system and don’t use any of the internal apps so have no audio problem. However, for a trial I installed a FireTV stick into one of the TVs HDMIs and took the audio back to the receiver via optical which gave me very poor crackling audio. Trial ended after 20 minutes, never to be repeatedI assume the sound issue if it's there is just related to built in speakers? Would not be a issue if connected to a dedicated sound system?
Yes it is under the advanced settings on the GZ950 that i have so will be on the GZ2000 as well.Do you guys have the Auto contrast control setting on the Panny OLEDS? If so do you use it? On the GX800 it seems to work well. Better than other similar settings on my past TVs. It subtly makes the picture even more enjoyable somehow.
Interesting, yeah I have it on auto for virgin media cable box only. I have it turned off for amazon prime dolby vision and hdr etc And when using a uhd player. Stable/watchable/even more enjoyable is exactly what it seems to do for cable TV as well. Maybe it helps with the highly compressed pictures of digital broadcast TV and brings back some of the picture that is lost through compression.Yes it is under the advanced settings on the GZ950 that i have so will be on the GZ2000 as well.
I always have all enhancements turned off and using pro 1/2 picture modes but have been experimenting with the Auto contrast control only for the SKY Q 2TB input where i can't seem to get the picture quite right eg too bright or to dim at times, washed out or colours not right.
The Auto contrast control seems to give a more stable/watchable picture across programmes and adverts but only tested for a few hours yesterday will do some more testing before drawing a final conclusion.
Haven't noticed it yet on SDR, tbh the micro stutter is rare on this set, overall it doesn't bother your viewing experience.Are you able to see microstutter even in sdr?
Sorry I'm particolar sensible to this, It Is likes last year with the fz series where the stutter happens most of the time in the actors heads during slow scenes or mostly during panning shots?
It would be useful if there where some old owners of an a fz that can do a comparison about this
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Funny RS are selling my old GZ2000 in store as a clearance
Not a lot off it tho ...
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Any one of these:I am considering buying a seperate Dolby Atmos 5.1 or 7.1 system for the TV. Any recommendations for a modest budget. Only have a smallish lounge.
Tall grass must have looked amazing as I watched the first few minutes of it yesterday to see what it was like. It looked superb on my 950.Absolutely.. well I am.
Watched a film called In the Tall grass today on Netflix. Looked fantastic in DV. Not a bad film at all either really. The tall grass looked nice and green. And the shadow detail thrown out in the fields at night was amazing.
Have the second half of the shining to watch tonight. He’s just started to lose it!!!
Another movie on Netflix that looked good recently was in the shadow of the moon. Went downhill abit at the end story wise but looked great.
That's a pretty accurate summary imo,from having the Gz2000 and Af9 side by side for a week. Think I only noticed 24hz stutter once but it was very fleeting and just about noticeable. You would need to be very sensitive to it to find it bothersome. Wasn't that much difference between IFC and Motionflow,both are very good with the odd artifacts here or there once in a while. The sony imo slightly ahead on that. But both superior to LG Trumotion which always showed artifacts more frequently.After 3 months of use here is my quick pros and cons GZ2000 (Calibrated):
- Excellent Screen Uniformity
- Sublime picture, HDR picture the best I've seen!
- Colour Accuracy
- Near black performance probably the best yet in OLED
- Very good processing 2nd only to Sony
- My Home Screen 4.0 simple, clean and zippy OS
- Good sound with added Sub-Woofer
- No crackling lucky me!
- Occasional micro stutter on 24 fps
- The design could be better, especially the back
- Some Rear-facing HDMI
- Occasional Banding in highlights (HDR)
- Internal Rakuten app is not HDR (Apparently this is the case with all GZ series, Rakuten currently investigating this maybe Pana could fix this with a firmware update)
Overall I'm very pleased with the set!