Panasonic's 2018 OLED TV Range: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Dates

April 12, 2018

 

Panasonic have come in swinging with the recent reveal of their new OLED TV range, smart Hif-Fi speakers (that have Google Assistant built-in) and blu-ray players. We have the lowdown on what you can expect from the new TV range, how much they'll cost and when they'll be hitting the shelves.

 

There are four new OLEDs across two series, all featuring Panasonic's 4K Pro HDR technology, Absolute Black Filters, HCX 4K processor and upgraded panels.

Panasonic have been making a huge deal about the fact that the new range is being utilised for film production in Hollywood, highlighting that the HCX processors deliver professional-grade colour control, 2.5 per cent luminance and a brand new Dynamic Look Up Table (LUT) system. Basically, it ensures colour accuracy by monitoring the average brightness level of individual scenes. It will then dynamically load the most appropriate LUT, making the scene look more natural.

Panasonic have also said that not only are the black level improved, this function also ensures colour precision for shadows, because why not?

Other standouts include Dynamic Scene Optimiser, Auto HDR Brightness Enhancer and a Color Management System, for those of you who really like to micromanage what you put in your eyeballs.

And for streaming fans, the inclusion of an upgraded intuitive Smart TV platform (My Home Screen 3.0) will let you customise the home screen, so you can pin all of your favourite apps.

On the audio side, the flagship FZ1000 features an integrated Dynamic Blade Speaker that had a 40 per cent volume increase, four woofers, four squawkers and two tweeters, as well as a quad passive radiator to boost bass.

For those who are all about the size, the FZ1000 and FZ950 OLED range will be available in 65-inch and 55-inch panels.

 

Model RRP

 

TH-65FZ1000U    $7149

TH-55FZ1000U    $4999

TH-65FZ950U     $5999

TH-55FZ950U     $3849

 

Source: Gizmodo

 

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