Panasonic Australia has unveiled its OLED flagship, the EZ1000 Series Master OLED, featuring the company’s Absolute Black Filter.
The EZ1000 makes use of Panasonic’s 79-year history in TV research and development, combining its professional-grade processing technologies with OLED’s ability to have each and every pixel produce its own light and colour.
“For Panasonic, these innate OLED talents are just the start. Panasonic OLED TVs take OLED’s unique qualities and add a powerful mix of hardware and software innovations that’s born from decades of experience in developing TV technology, as well as a 20-year collaboration with Hollywood,” says Panasonic category manager for AV and imagine Doug Campbell.
Panasonic’s 4K Pro HDR technology, including Studio Colour HCX2 (Hollywood Cinema Experience 2) 4K Processor, HEXA Chroma Drive 4K Pro and Hollywood Tuning are the ‘brains’ behind the EZ1000. These technologies unlock the full contrast and colour potential of the latest OLED screen technology, with unprecedented black levels and the most accurate colours.
The EZ1000 OLED TVs can show almost 100% of the DCI colour space, which is critical to producing a truly authentic HDR picture. Professional colourists can upload and use their own Look Up Tables through the USB ports, while the panels feature Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) calibration settings that are compatible with Portrait Displays’ CalMAN calibration software and are THX certified.
The EZ1000 marks the introduction of Panasonic’s first OLED TV range in Australia, with the 65” model launching in July and a 77” model in November. In addition, the EZ950 Series OLED will be available in July in 65” and 55” models.
The EZ1000 and EZ950 are both crafted according to Panasonic’s art and interior design ethos, blending style with premium materials. The EZ950 impresses with its minimalist pedestal design, while the EZ1000 has an ultra-slim panel to integrate elegantly and seamlessly into the modern home. It also features Technics’ Dynamic Blade Speaker sound system, which is integrated into its stand so the screen seems to float above the speaker.
Technics engineers were involved at every stage of development to create a slim audio system that houses 14 multiple speaker units, including eight subwoofers, four squawkers and two tweeters, plus a quad passive radiator to boost bass
Complementing Panasonic’s new line-up of 4K Pro Ultra HD OLED TVs, the latest generation of LED models feature next-generation processing, enhanced LED lighting and the latest LCD panels.
The Panasonic EX780 Series, available in 75”, 65” and 58” screen sizes, proudly bears its 4K Pro HDR hallmark with a Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory-tuned display that is designed to show vision with wide cinematic colours, inky blacks and outstanding levels of brightness.
The EX780 has a 200Hz Super Bright panel for excellent clarity and smooth motion, and is powered by the same Studio Colour HCX2 4K processor as Panasonic’s pro-grade OLED TVs. The processor boosts picture quality with digitally enhanced Local Dimming of the LED backlighting, which combines fine control of the physical backlight operation with additional processing to deliver better localisation of black levels and class-beating HDR images.
With the introduction of the EX600, Panasonic now offers the benefits of HDR on all of its 4K TV Series.
Delivering impressive 4K viewing, this model incorporates a 100Hz Super Bright panel, Advanced Colour Processing, and Adaptive Backlight Dimming. This allows the TV to process and display a truly natural HDR picture from HDR10 and HLG sources with rich colour and excellent detail in both high brightness areas and dark shadows. The EX600 Series is available in 65”, 55”, 49” and 43” screen sizes.
All Panasonic’s 2017 4K TVs feature the My Home Screen 2.0 interface, which is easily customisable and provides a quick and intuitive means of finding content from multiple sources such as broadcast channels, web pages, apps and external devices.