Panasonic TX-65DX902B User Review

  • Jaylist
    Simply Amazing TV
    Review of Panasonic TX-65DX902B LED LCD TV by Jaylist, Dec 12, 2016.
    I've already got a 55LG I bought last year which I thought had a good picture. I've had an extension so needed a new tv to supplement the existing one. After following the usual self-upsell process whereby I increasingly progressed through a series of must-haves I finish at one of the most expensive TV's on the market.

    I was attracted to it by reading reviews here and elsewhere praising the features and picture quality. Specifically I wanted a TV that could play games, TV and function as a great movie screen and boy does this deliver.

    I'm only on factory settings at the moment and will go through the PQ optimizations listed here this week. But for now this a review of it out of the Box.

    Sources I've tried - Panasonic DMP-UB900EB (special offer with the TV), PS4 , iPlayer 4k.

    Looks wise it's not as good looking as the Lg OLED screens but still looks great from the front albeit bulky for a flat screen. Setup was easy. The OS is super responsive , I though the LG's Smart OS 3 was good but I think Firefox OS is even better. I suspect helped out by a high quality processor in the Panasonic so it's very responsive.

    Picture quality is outstanding. Standard HD looks great, I've tried iTunes films like Ice Age 5, Fantastic Mr Fox etc (ok my kids did). And all looked great. Also for standard HD Planet Earth 2 looks gorgeous. I also tried the 4k iPlayer Planet Earth 2 demo with HDR (or high Gamma range as they call it?) and that looked stunning , vibrant colours and great detail. Grand Tour on Amazon Prime in HDR looks fantastic as well, when you see cars like the Porsche RS3 in HDR red they just look real and so vibrant (but not the 'vivid' /fake vibrancy that so many LED TVs fake).

    It's given my PS4 (pro coming next year) a new lease of life. Games like Battlefield look amazing, and games that support HDR like Final Fantasy are just jaw dropping on the large 65 inch screen. Trying Ghostbuster (don't laugh it came with the UB9 player), Everest and the Martian on UDH discs took the picture quality to the next level. All 3 films took on new levels of detail, and has been remarked elesewhere it's not that HDR boosts all colours, rather that it shows all the colours closer to the source so darker colours are darker and vivid colours more vivid.

    I've only seen two minor artifacts so far, one on Planet Earth 2 when the flock of a million starlings pixelated on screen ( I guess it's trying to upscale the picture and can't take the detail /change. Not a deal breaker as it's only happened on this one source/event, can't say if that would happen with a better signal as that was through iPlayer live so has fairly poor PQ considering). The second is that in the Good-Wife there was a weird red shadow around a persons nose that I saw. Kind of like ghosting.

    Overall however I'm super satisfied with this TV and UDH player. I can highly recommend it if you want the best film capabilities in a regular TV and like me don't want a separate projector.

    Also the two supplied remotes are excellent quality. Note below pic of TV, walls waiting rendering , I got the important thing (mounting the TV done first!) I tried the out of the box sound and it was fine, though it's hooked up to a Sonos Soundbar .


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    This item was purchased for 2399 from Currys in 2016. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Picture Quality ,
    • HDR
    • Firefox OS
    • Sources
    • Build quality
    • remotes

    Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level

    10

    Screen Uniformity

    10

    Colour Accuracy

    9

    Greyscale Accuracy

    9

    Video Processing

    10

    2D Picture Quality

    10

    Picture Quality Out-Of-The-Box

    9

    Sound Quality

    8

    Smart Features

    10

    Build Quality

    10

    Ease Of Use

    10

    Value for Money

    8

    Verdict

    10
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