Panasonic GZ2000 (TX-55GZ2000B) 4K OLED Preview

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      Great preview, thanks Phil.

      I know a retailer who is attending Panasonic HQ tomorrow to view the 2019 range.

      Are you also in Bracknell tomorrow?
       
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      This will almost certainly be my new baby, unless it’s ludicrously expensive that is, in which case I’ll be stuck with good ol” LG.

      Dolby vision at last! Just Samsung left to get on the Dolby train now isn’t it?
       
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      It's just been announced Philips have joined team Dolby Vision, so all the OLED guys are aboard now. And yes, it would seem of the big boys Samsung are the only ones still stubbornly refusing.
       
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      Just twigged this doesn’t have hdmi 2.1 so sadly won’t be my next tv :(
      Panasonic eh? Finally on the DV wagon and then they drop the ball on hdmi 2.1 while all around them have it...
      Gutted.
       
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      The only thing you can win with HDMI 2.1 on TV 4K UHD, is only for PC games in 4K 120fps mode nothing else (and that you have to have an output graph with HDMI 2.1 on your PC)... instead in movies, TDT, PS4/Xbox Console, etc. It will not benefit you at all, that's why I do not understand its drama.

      In addition, the HDMI 2.1 is more useful for tvs 8K/10K < where support is more important; not on 4K UHD tvs.
       
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      HDMI 2.1 does incorporate a few other upgrades although most apply to gaming:
      (1) High Frame Rate (HFR) this is useful if any broadcaster ever starts broadcasting e.g. sports at higher frame rates. This is likely to be years away. As you say, at the moment only PC gamers can take advantage of high frame rates.
      (2) Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) - only useful for gaming - applies to PC and XBox One X now and likely to appear on PS5 and XBox Two.
      (3) eARC - improved audio return channel. Only useful if you use your TV for streaming and have a sound system/sound bar.
      (4) Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.
      (5) Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for gaming.
      (6) Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the TV to detect it is being used for gaming and switch to its lowest latency mode.

      1 is the only one that requires 48gbps bandwidth. Chipsets that cannot support this high bandwidth could still theoretically be upgraded to handle the other features though.

      Do we know if Panasonic incorporate any of 2-6 in their 2019 sets.
       
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      Number 6 is the one they say in the video will be incorporated. I don’t know if that’s due to a limitation or what they feel is important right now with this set and could be expanded later with a f/w update.

      Mileage and importance will vary with everyone. For me not having it is a non issue. Last time I looked post CES it was only LG doing full 2.1 on 4K OLED with Sony including on their 8K models.

      Might have been some new announcements I am not aware of though.
       
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      A number of manufacturers have already adopted some of the other HDMI 2.1 features without adding full 48 gbps bandwidth - even in their 2018 sets. For example, Sony already have some models such as the AF9 that support eARC.

      It does seem though that if you have a 4k set most of the HDMI 2.1 advantages are related to gaming. HFR broadcasts seem a long way off. eARC is only of use to those using on-board apps and a separate sound system. (I always use a separate device such as an Apple TV for streaming.)

      So for 4k TVs I would put it as - "If you are a gamer, then there are significant advantages to getting HDMI 2.1. Otherwise, if you only watch TV and movies then HDMI 2.1 doesnt really have any must-have features."
       
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      Gaming is probably around 80% of the total time any tv of mine will spend doing with the rest being movies and netflix, so hdmi 2.1 is pretty huge for me.
      Makes this tv a bit of none starter now when I know LG will have it and at the same time almost certainly be considerably cheaper.

      I wanted a panny because my gaming time is coming down recently and movie watching has gone way up but I doubt the picture quality will beat LG by enough of a margin to make me overlook the lack of hdmi 2.1 and the (no doubt) higher price.
      Shame..
       
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      Is there another thread for this tv on avforums?
       
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