Panasonic GZ2000 OLED Owners Thread

Do you hear speaker crackling when watching the GZ2000

  • Yes I have heard speaker crackling and I have a Virgin V6 box

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Gazgum

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..And how about a ‘Life-like Cinema’ mode,which comes with people talking really loudly around you and repeatedly lighting up and holding up their mobile phones in front of you? You’ll forget the crackle!
 
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jpr141

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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.

Paul
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.

Also regarding 2019 Philips we won't know what they hit until we see some measurements for those.
 

Tesfi

Active Member
Hi all,
Looking at getting one of these soon and replace my ez1002, been reading about the issue with the sound,I know it has properly been covered but been reading pages and not yet seen the answer so thought i would just ask.
I 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?
I love Panasonic but seeing on posts Panasonic say a firmware will be out in a few weeks ect never seems to happen.
Been promised things like this before years later still waiting lol. Plasma zt and the Ez
Thanks
 

jpr141

Well-known Member
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.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
I 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?
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 repeated :)

This is on the 950 not 2000
 
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Tesfi

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Hi thanks, I know its been talked about a lot but,
So even tho I am not fussed about the Tv speakers it might still have a issue if I am using any built in apps, Netflix ect even using my own sound system. So its the Tv sound out that is also affected not just the TV speakers witch I thought was the issue.
Thanks
 

Tesfi

Active Member
If that is the case can you watch 4k Netflix ect on a external device, and if so can you still use this new calibrated mode if it was done this way?
Thanks
 

connon

Novice Member
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.
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.
 

jpr141

Well-known Member
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.
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.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
If that is the case can you watch 4k Netflix ect on a external device, and if so can you still use this new calibrated mode if it was done this way?
Thanks
Nope internal app only. But by most accounts it’s not much to shout about anyway. I found it a bit dark.
 

NewTvAddict

Active Member
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.
 

gfreek

Active Member
After 3 months of use here is my quick pros and cons GZ2000 (Calibrated):

Pros:
- 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!:)

Con:
- 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! :thumbsup:
 

barallo

Novice Member
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

Thx
 

Tegs200

Active Member
I bought an FZ802 last year and returned it 10 days later as the micro stutter was driving me mad and got a E8 instead which was much better , not sure about this year's but if the GZ2000 has it I'm definetly pleased I went for the E9 this year.
 

gfreek

Active Member
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

Thx
Haven't noticed it yet on SDR, tbh the micro stutter is rare on this set, overall it doesn't bother your viewing experience.
 

THXMovieMan

Active Member

Funny RS are selling my old GZ2000 in store as a clearance
Not a lot off it tho ...

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NewTvAddict

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Funny RS are selling my old GZ2000 in store as a clearance
Not a lot off it tho ...

Edited wrong link*
A bit stingy on the discount for a second hand TV.
 

Russ_64

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NewTvAddict

Active Member
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Not much happening here.

With luck everybody is enjoying their TV;)
 

Samv0808

Distinguished Member
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.
 

thedoswells

Well-known Member
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.
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.
Are you still wowed, after the calibration?
 

deon444

Distinguished Member
After 3 months of use here is my quick pros and cons GZ2000 (Calibrated):

Pros:
- 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!:)

Con:
- 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! :thumbsup:
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.

The Sony does have better processing for poorer content, found far more posterization on the Gz2000 vs the Sony.

But you don't really buy a Gz2000 or Af9 for that matter to watch poorer content, well I don't, I just watched poorer content just to compare on torture tests to see how both performed.

But while the Gz2000 did do worse on some content it did better on some others,where my Af9 showed some flashing,while the Gz2000 didn't and showed more detail. So swings and roundabouts really.

Silly place to put the ports as if you need to wall mount it and use all the inputs it would be difficult.

Colour accuracy has always been superb on Panasonic sets,best in the business imo.

The Gz2000 is certainly the most consistently uniform set that's ever been released for a consumer, set and the uniformity on my one was the best I had.

Regret returning it in some ways, as the uniformity was the kind I've been hunting for years when buying a Oled.

Will probably buy it again once the new firmware gets released and the sound gets sorted out. But will wait for a decent price drop before I buy,as it's been out for a few months now,so it's due a decent cut.
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
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.

Also regarding 2019 Philips we won't know what they hit until we see some measurements for those.
They are not 900 nits.
 

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