Panasonic JZ OLED Series Owners Thread

thedoswells

Well-known Member
Have started a new thread for owners of a non-2000 JZ series.
Happy for a mod to delete it if not appropriate.

I'm coming from a 55GZ950, as a warranty replacement.

Some very early thoughts on the 55JZ1000:
I quite like the remote even though its quite big. Simple and functional.
I'm happy with the stand, but in my case it's completely hidden by my sound bar anyway. It's heavy and solid.
The set up was very easy and very fast.
My homescreen 6 seems to be a bit more modern than previous iterations, and so far has been very stable, and is extremely fast.
Having Google assistant and alexa built in could be handy in some situations.
Additional picture modes don't really add anything for me. Filmmaker mode looks like pro2 with minor differences in other settings.
The TV seems fairly deep, so not sure how it would look hanging on a wall. Might be fine. It's fine for me sitting on a cabinet.
I'm probably imagining it, but the TV seems even slightly quicker and brighter than the GZ, but I assume it isn't.
I don't have a game console attached so can't test some of the new 2.1 features.
I can't see any lip sync issues from any input source, be it Sky Q, 4k bluray player, fire stick etc, with my Panasonic soundbar. eARC seems fine working with my ARC only soundbar.
Internal sound seemed fairly decent for a TV. I would think most people would have an external system though.
The TV deserves high quality content. SD looks ok, HD is good to really impressive depending on source/compression. Things like 7 worlds from 4k bluray with DV are totally stunning. OOTB colours looks very impressive and natural.
Couldn't see any banding or tinting on sample grey slides. Looks like a very good panel, and no dead pixels spotted so far.
All motion that I can see in sports, movies etc looks butter smooth. But everyone should ideally check for themselves. I have IFC off for everything, but some will prefer some level of smoothing.

I'm really struggling to find any weaknesses with this TV. Maybe some apps aren't supported and not all hdmi ports have all the 2.1 features, but for most people I think you'd be hard pushed to better something than this series.

All just my non professional opinions though.
 

dazshack1976

Standard Member
Well got my own speaker set up so it's how much a difference between the 2 panels and will it be bright enough does your 1000 , get really bright cheers
 

thedoswells

Well-known Member
Well got my own speaker set up so it's how much a difference between the 2 panels and will it be bright enough does your 1000 , get really bright cheers
Hard to say. Its bright enough for me, but I couldnt give any absolute figures. Hopefully some reliable professional reviews will be out soon.
 

thedoswells

Well-known Member
MediaLight MK2 Flex added to the 55JZ1000. I still think this is a very good product.
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thedoswells

Well-known Member
What does this do ?
Well I'm not a tech wizard but in summary it is natural bias lighting, which should help with contrast and reduce eye strain, perhaps more so when watching in darker conditions, but should help generally. I think the lighting helps your eyes adjust more easily to different levels etc.
I had a strip on my previous gz950, after recommendations on that thread.
 

thedoswells

Well-known Member
Having switched off all IFC, and with some very minor tweaks, I'm getting seriously impressed with this TV. Its very fast and the motion is incredibly smooth and impressive.
 

thedoswells

Well-known Member
Just to add I've watched and rewatched a couple of scenes in 7 worlds one planet, where the camera dives slowly through cloud and mist. No matter how hard I try I can't see any frame skipping. Same for Our Planet on Netflix.
Also,
James Bond DVD, casino royale, looks very good
Passengers in HD with low bit rate on Netflix also looks very good.
So I'm very impressed with the upscaling.
 

dotnotbot

Active Member
Just to add I've watched and rewatched a couple of scenes in 7 worlds one planet, where the camera dives slowly through cloud and mist. No matter how hard I try I can't see any frame skipping. Same for Our Planet on Netflix.
Also,
James Bond DVD, casino royale, looks very good
Passengers in HD with low bit rate on Netflix also looks very good.
So I'm very impressed with the upscaling.

IFC on or off? If on, what settings?
 

stephentw

Active Member
For anyone who hasn't seen, the A90J review is online now and has a comparison vs the JZ1500, sounds like the Panasonic could be the slightly better TV and cheaper.
 

goingoingong

Distinguished Member
John Lewis are showing the JZ1500 as in stock.

Do I Just dive in and buy or await the review?
If the review is good they'll be sold out quickly (going by the 65JZ2000 which is always out of stock).
If the review is bad you will likely be able to pick on up easily.
Hedging your bets would be to buy one, but don't open it so you can do an easy return within 30 days if the review turns out to be bad....;)
 

MosesMagnum

Standard Member
If the review is good they'll be sold out quickly (going by the 65JZ2000 which is always out of stock).
If the review is bad you will likely be able to pick on up easily.
Hedging your bets would be to buy one, but don't open it so you can do an easy return within 30 days if the review turns out to be bad....;)
Like I'd be able to have it sitting there and not use it.
 

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