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Panasonic TX-65DX902B User Review

  • Phil1975
    Excellent upgrade from a Legendary Panasonic ZT
    Review of Panasonic TX-65DX902B tv by Phil1975, Mar 20, 2016.
    Well I've had this TV now for just over a week now
    overall I am very happy...:clap::clap:
    My DX902 was a warranty replacement for my Plasma ZT60.

    The positives for me are the black levels coming from the Panasonic ZT.
    The snappy user menu and apps never touched them on the ZT as they were very laborious.:facepalm:

    The whole user menu, apps etc is a pleasure to use...!
    Signed up to Netflix a months free trial.
    Choose the Ultra HD version.
    Tried various content..!
    Started with 4K breaking bad have to say it looked excellent, then tried some 1080p stand up, which was Chris Tucker.
    The reason I watched it was mainly because of his comedy, also it is predominantly filmed in a very dark stage/environment..there ample examples of black and very near black scenes.
    The DX902 performed again outstandingly, at some times I thought I was watching it on my ZT.

    Also I do have to mention the SD performance of the DX902.
    I have read many other TV threads especially OLED, which do say in some quarters the SD performance can be a issue for 4K TV's.
    Well I was concerned as a lot of my content is still SD quality, well I had no reasons to be concerned as the DX does a very good job.

    During the past week watched the Champions League games with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
    I was flicking through both games.
    I did see what I think was minor banding/motion issues but for me it's a non issue, only saw it once in about 30mins of flicking through both games but it was only on one of the games.

    The only really negatives for me the USB devices not being recognised properly? No issues with playback.
    Also 3D it needs looking at on some content it's amazing on other content there's noticeable issues.
    A calibration could possibly improve it ?
    I'm sure a software update could fix it though, as posted by someone else it just seems it might be out of alignment very slightly.
    If your reading at this Panasonic could you look at it please?

    Yes before anyone asks me to take off my rose tinted glasses.
    There is some minor haloing, which is more to do with the tech then the TV.
    Having viewed various LED TV's over the years..the DX902 does a brilliant job to reduce and some scenes eliminate it, mostly down to the Honeycomb backlight technology there using.

    Another thing for me was gaming as we all know when the Forums reviewed there model, gaming lag was very high. My heart dropped when I saw the figure quoted.
    Luckily production models are actually a lot lower which is a great relief for me.!
    Tried my main gaming fix which is DESTINY, played a good few hours and there was no issues.

    Tried my 1st full 1080p bluray yesterday, Avengers Age of Ultron.!
    Watched it now for the gazillionth time, as I was bored.
    One thing I noticed is that when watching native 1080p content there is a lot more options to play with.
    One of the reasons for me a calibration is essential so I can stop the constant tweaking.
    Forgot to mention I tried the Shop mode setting that was posted by Max1210.
    All that hidden 4K content wow looked amazing great demo reel to show friends when they come round.


    So after 8days of ownership I am very impressed....I never thought I say that about a LED TV, after being a die hard Plasma Fan.

    Pros

    • Black level performance.
    • Apps user interface
    • Design of the TV
    • UHD playback
    • Increased degrees of gradiuation.
    • Upscaling abilities
    • Gaming Lag
    • Colour reproduction
    • Out of box performance
    • Plenty of user options.

    Cons

    • 3D playback can be a issue depending on content.
    • USB devices can be problematic.
    • Very reflective screen.
    • Too many user options for some.
    • Off axis viewing can a problem for some.

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    9

    Screen Uniformity

    10

    Colour Accuracy

    9

    Greyscale Accuracy

    9

    Video Processing

    9

    2D Picture Quality

    9

    3D Picture Quality

    8

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    9

    Picture Quality Calibrated

    10

    Sound Quality

    8

    Smart Features

    8

    Build Quality

    9

    Ease Of Use

    8

    Value for Money

    9

    Verdict

    9
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