Just before Christmas, we published an extensive test of the Panasonic TX-65LZ2000 TV, and the Japanese company is already announcing the first model for 2023. During the CES 2023 fair in Las Vegas, which is just beginning, the manufacturer confirmed work on a TV with the code designation MZ2000. Panasonic this time used the latest generation of OLED panel, using Micro Lens Array technology, which is to have a significant impact on the peak luminance. This panel was also used by LG in its latest OLED G3 model. What else have we learned about the device?
Panasonic has revealed information about its flagship 4K OLED TV for 2023. The Panasonic MZ2000 model is to use an OLED panel with Micro Lens Array technology, similar to this year’s LG OLED G3.
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Panasonic declares that the MZ2000 TV with a new OLED panel is to offer 150% higher peak luminance – unfortunately, it was not revealed to which specific model such a brazen comparison was prepared. However, we expect the peak brightness in HDR (in vivid mode) to be comparable to the LG OLED G3 and reach a maximum of 2100 nits. This year’s flagship will retain the same design as the LZ2000 model, and will also leave an extensive 5.1.2 audio system with a power of 160 W. Among the changes, it is worth mentioning that the Panasonic MZ2000 has been certified NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible. Although the predecessor also worked with GeForce cards, the equipment did not have an official certificate. Of course, support for AMD FreeSync Premium and VRR has been preserved.
Panasonic TX-65LZ2000 test – The flagship TV for gamers and movie buffs with a 4K OLED screen of excellent quality
Again, only two HDMI connectors will be offered in the HDMI 2.1 standard, but it may be important for players to know that materials in HDR Dolby Vision (e.g. games) will be limited to 4K and 60 Hz. The other two HDMI ports will be available in version 2.0. Of course, the Panasonic MZ2000 supports all major HDR standards: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive. The TV will use the SmartTV myHome Screen 8.0 system – so there are no plans to switch to another model, e.g. Google TV. The system itself will retain a similar appearance, and one of the new functionalities will be an improved mode of presenting images in the form of screensavers. The Panasonic MZ2000 will be offered in 55″ and 65″ sizes with a 4K OLED screen. The market premiere, however, is quite distant – it is to take place in the third quarter of this year.