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VIDEO: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED 4K TV Q&A

Discussion in 'OLED TVs' started by Phil Hinton, Jan 7, 2017.


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      Good interview, straight to the point.
      Great to hear the sound bar can be removed, will be very interested to hear their further announcements in February.
       
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      Good insight. Smaller sizes are an option and that's good news. No soundbar also good news.

      Don't agree with lack of dv in current HDR mess. Hope they Implement and they should. Like it or not, The game changed now and Dolby vision will be a differentiatior. Mistake to ignore it

      A rumour picked up from French site said that all manufacturers top TVs hdmi have the bandwidth to be updated to 2.1. Let's hope there is some truth in that

      Waiting for proper reviews.
       
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      Craig mentioned to me after the interview that Panasonic could upgrade their HDMI 2.0a inputs to 2.1 if they need to, so that's true. I spoke to HDMI today as well and they said that there's no reason that you couldn't upgrade 2.0a to 2.1 assuming that you use the right chip sets and build some headroom in, so it's entirely down to the manufacturers.
       
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      That's great news (upgradable hdmi), while there is currently no need for 2.1, it's a factor that was making me look to the 2016 models and then upgrade in 2-3 years.
       
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      Thats major news for me and a lot of people here. With this out of the way, I don't need to worry about standard for a good 5 years !!!
      Thanks Steve!!!!
      I did a petition online for hdmi 2.1 and let's see if it takes momentum. Trying to influence manufacturer as per your comment above.
       
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      Thanks for the video Steve but surprised you didn't ask about the all important issues of just above black: vertical banding and coarse black level gradation?
       
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      Good interview Steve which helps to broaden our respective understandings on what screens can deliver etc. Agree with the sentiments of other forum members - Could you include the HDMI 2.1 upgradable element on all your future reviews, so we can future proof another element of our purchases this year.
       
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      Great interview - cheers!
       
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      all models will be disclosed next month.....please let there be a 55"
      agree with other comments i think its a mistake not having Dolby Vision...hope this can be rectified ?

      No comments yet how any of this years panels from any of the manufacturers handle near black issues....guess its a waiting game now until the professionals get some hands on models to review.
       
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      I bought an LG E6 OLED last September, it's a 55" panel and I'm now wishing I'd plumped for the 65". Still it gives me some time to see what 2017 brings by way of OLED. I am planning ongetting a larger panel and I'm glad Panasonic haven't abandoned the OLED TV market and indeed Sony. It's good to know I can wait to see what comes on the market and there will be more choice when I eventually decide what to get.
       
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      Why 55 wasn't enough for you? You have space for a 65. I am tempted but my wife will kill me :)
       
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      At the time I bought it there wasn't enough space but we've since re-arranged the room and have the space for a bigger screen. The other thing is I have a projector where the screen has to be set up each time I want to use it, you also have to ensure the room is dark in order to get the best out of it and sometimes I just can't be bothered. A bigger TV would mean I can watch films more often and leave the projector for those extra special titles.
       
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      @Steve Withers Did he give any indication if hdmi upgrades are possible on say 2016 flagships like the 902?
       
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      I see that other half problem as a "means to an end". How long you gonna be in the doghouse for getting a 65"? A few days? A few weeks?
      How long will you own the TV? A few years?
      Maths wins everytime! :)


      On this interview. I think Panasonic will add DV if and when it's settled, makes sense to me. If they do have to pay extra, why pay now if it hasn't taken off? But if they leave it out of the 2018 sets after DV has possibly arrived and settled then that's another conversation.
      I'm liking these hdmi 2.0a - 2.1 rumours though, I'm sure lots of people who want a tv that little bit more future proof may buy this year now.
      I would also like to see how far back, hdmi 2.0a tv's out now, can be made hdmi 2.1.
       
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      Testing the waters, I mentioned to my wife I was thinking of getting a bigger TV and her reply was why didn't you get the 65" TV in September?:)
       
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      Had the same conversation with mine! :rotfl:
       
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      "these are the latest panels and we're choosing how we drive them", says they're using the 2017 panels from LG and not putting as much voltage through them as possible to get the biggest headline nit numbers. That sounds good too if they're going for quality rather than benchmark specs.

      Incidentally TechRadar said All of the EZ1002’s content is accessed through Panasonic’s standard Firefox operating system, which we still think is one of the best looking and easiest to use TV OS’s out there.

      I've not used it, but if they think its good, I'm a lot happier from the (possibly partisan) comments I've read on here.
       
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      Haha, I know that feeling. When we bought our 55" Panny plasma we were upgrading from a 42" screen and 55" felt like more than enough, and it did...for a week. The missus and I were chilling out watching a movie, both looked at each other and said 'We should have bought a bigger screen' :rotfl: Our living room could possibly accommodate a 65" but it's more likely we'll go for a 60" when we upgrade next. I'll mock up a 65" screen out of cardboard to see how it looks before buying a 60, though. Just in case ;)
       
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      I am more on the fence if pana doesn't
      Not many good 60 around

      I had high hopes on pana coming with a 58 oled which for me is the wholly graal. Will not happen

      I am afraid it has to be 55 for me unless a miracle
       
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      I know this is very wishful thinking but the DV SoC - is there a chance the Panny has the SoC onboard but by not paying the license/providing the secret sauce recipe, it's not activated, but could be if they decided DV was going somewhere?
      Now the 3D issue has settled down in my head, while I still may go for the E6, the Sony looks nice and if rumours are true, could be competitively price, and while the Pany doesn't have DV, something is still niggling me not to rule it out (if it's price is also competitive or if they have more models still to be announced that are more competitive).
      I have the VT65 and the PX60 before and they have been fantastic. Even seeing some screenshots on the what blu looks great on oled thread, their first oled experiment (while it has hurt some users on this forum) looks amazing (specifically some screenshots from the Star Wars blu).
      While Sony is deemed to have the motion sorted, Panasonic really are fantastic when it comes to colour accuracy.
      Going to be a tough call this year, been waiting 2 years to upgrade, don't want to wait another year and a half by the time the 2018 models arrive.
      Really hope Pany haven't shot themselves in the foot, from what has been said, they have more or less pulled out of the US, would be tragic to see them pull out of AV altogether.




      Blu-ray and UHD discs which look fantastic on an OLED TV
       
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      I wish more would let you be able to remove the soundbar. Its a big eyesore on the Panasonic especially when its mounted because it sticks out and its not flush with the rest of the screen so its awesome you can remove it. I think the lack of DV is a mistake though with more DV players being announced at CES and DV discs coming out this year. For me I would most likely choose the Sony as the more features for future proofing the better.
       
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      I agree the removable sound bars are a good feature. I think however the Panasonic blade design is better than the LG one, it looks like a shelf with ashtrays at either end.
       
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      Same situation here. Both TVs are good aka pana and Sony.
      Lack of Dv with pana is annoying but I am expecting hdr dynamic to kick in at some stage. upgrade to hdmi 2.1 is what I need assurance on

      Been waiting more years than I can admit. Made a monumental mistake getting pana plasma to most friends and not to myself.

      Sony upscaling and motion are second to none plus good across the pond. Pana is the king of color accuracy. If I had to choose between the two now, I will go Sony. The dv just confirmed it and the android os is guaranteed to perdure now...
      Price will certainly be in Sony favour too as pana is positioning themselves too high

      The challenger remains lg. can't believe I am saying this but they really improved a lot and can't be ignored anymore. Is it enough vs the big boys and Sony? The tests will tell us that soon

      One thing keeps going around in my mind. The x1 extreme and Sony recent picture processing power has baffled many reviewers I respect. Pana did the same with color accuracy but not as well across the board. Can't wait to see what pana and Sony magic do to these oled panels...

      Exciting times...just give me some confidence on 2.1 hdmi upgrade and take my money !!!
       
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      We will never win such conversations!
       
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      Steve, sorry to ask again. Do you think that there is a chance pana keeps the 58 size and apply it to oled?
      I doubt it very much but that could be a game changer for me...
      I love so much that size that I could live with many many shortfalls :)
       
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      When we went to see it in store, the 55" looked massive and we were concerned it was going to dominate the room but we were standing, what? 1.0m? from it. In situ at home we sit almost three times that distance and another thing we didn't appreciate is, although the room it's in isn't massive it has high ceilings which gives it the capacity to absorbs screens of a larger size.:)
       
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      Panasonic have already said that they have spent a great deal of time addressing issues like near black performance on the EZ1002.
       
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      If you say it comes with free hair dryer or straighteners you will be definitely able to get one :D
       
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      Unlikely LG are going to do a special size for panasonic?
       

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