Panasonic’s 2017 TV Lineup

Like many AV brands, Panasonic enjoyed churned fortunes with a 2016 TV range. So it’s no warn to find it jolt things adult for 2017 – many particularly by quadrupling the array of OLED TVs in a range.

Here we can find sum on each TV in Panasonic’s new range, all a approach from a range-topping new ‘pro-grade’ 4K OLED right down to a no-frills HD entrance turn LCD models.

I’ll refurbish this essay with pricing information as shortly as it’s available. Please note that during a time of writing, Panasonic is apparently not formulation to recover any of these TVs in a U.S.

4K Models

Panasonic EZ1000 (EZ1002 in a UK)

Introduced during a CES in January, these ultra high-end OLED TVs guarantee class-leading pattern peculiarity – for a price. They’re built regulating Panasonic’s “Master OLED Display” technology, that Panasonic says allows for some-more “granular” control than has been probable with any OLED before, ensuing in extended shade detailing and tone accuracy.

The 65EZ1000 OLED TV facilities a built-in soundbar. (Pic: Panasonic)

They also use 800-nit OLED panels with a new black level-boosting filtering system, and a Studio Color HCX2 estimate engine that borrows countless high-level technologies from Panasonic’s promote guard division.

These technologies embody a absolute 3D Look Up Table complement for offer tone accuracy, and picture tuning by veteran Hollywood colorist Mike Sowa. The THX-certified shade even lets calm creators upload their possess 3D Look-Up tables so that they can use it to master content, definition that for a initial time consumers competence be means to watch calm on a same shade it was mastered on yet carrying to cough adult 10s of thousands of dollars for a veteran monitor.

The flat-screened EZ1000 array is also important for shipping with a absolute ‘blade’ pattern outmost soundbar speaker.

My ‘first look’ during a EZ1000 can be found here.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 65-inch (£TBA), 77-inch (TBA)

Confirmed HDR Support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen Technology: OLED

Processing Engine: Studio Color HCX2

THX Certified: Yes

Panasonic EZ950 Series (EZ952 in a UK)

For people who can’t means a EZ1000, a new EZ952 OLED array looks like a potentially sparkling alternative. They don’t use a Master OLED panels of a EZ1000 and so won’t suffer utterly so many tone and shade fact refinement. They also use integrated speakers rather than a EZ1000’s “blade” speaker, and they won’t join a flagship indication in ancillary a ability for calm creators to upload their possess 3D Look Up tables.

The Panasonic EZ950 OLED. (Pic: Panasonic)

They will, though, still get a Studio Color HCX2 processing, Hollywood tuning and THX acceptance of their some-more costly sibling.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 65-inch (£TBA), 55-inch (TBA)

Confirmed HDR Support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen Technology: OLED

Processing Engine: Studio Color HCX2

THX Certified: Yes

Panasonic DX900 Series (DX902 array in a UK)

Panasonic is stability to sell a 2016 DX900/DX902 array into 2017. I’ve lonesome these sets in fact in this apart article, yet quickly vocalization they use approach LED backlighting with internal dimming and a unique, HDR-friendly “honeycomb” structure to offer adult 1000 nits of rise liughtness alongside considerable black levels.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 58-inch (£1,749), 65-inch (£2,299)

Confirmed HDR support: HDR 10

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen technology: approach LED with internal dimming and honeycomb light control structure

Processing engine: Studio Color HCX

THX Certified: Yes

Panasonic EX780 Series (EX750 array in a UK)

The EX780 TVs are a usually new models in Panasonic’s 2017 LCD operation to get a brand’s ultra absolute new Studio Color HCX2 estimate complement and “Hollywood tuning.” They’re also a usually new models to advantage from ‘Super Bright Panel Plus’ record for some-more HDR-friendly nits of brightness.

So distant as we can tell during this point, we’re usually articulate here about rise liughtness levels of around 550 nits. However, Panasonic claims that a EX780 screens broach an scarcely high ubiquitous and tolerable turn of brightness, and that contrariety is extended by a new “Digitally Enhanced Local Dimming” complement that adds LCD shiver control to a normal internal dimming system, to broach distant some-more effective dimming zones than we would routinely get with an edge-lit LCD TV.

The EX780 array also, it seems, offer 3D support. This creates them not usually a usually 3D-capable TVs in Panasonic’s 2017 range, yet also one of a usually 3D-capable TV array accessible from any code in 2017.

The 50-inch and 58-inch models in a operation underline corner LED lighting, yet it’s probable that a 65-inch and 75-inch models are regulating approach LED lighting. I’ll try and explain this in a entrance days and refurbish this story accordingly.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 50-inch (£TBA), 58-inch (TBA), 65-inch (£TBA), 75-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen technology: corner LED with internal dimming for 50-inch and 58-inch, presumably approach LED for a 65-inch and 75-inch models

Processing engine: Studio Color HCX2

THX Certified: No

Panasonic EX730 series

Stepping down to a EX730 LCD array from a EX780s sees we losing a Studio Color HCX2 processing, 3D support, and Hollywood tuning. The row delivers reduction liughtness too (though we don’t have a figure on this), and it’s also value observant that suit doing drops to 1600Hz BMR (to use Panasonic’s exclusive terminology) contra a 2400Hz BMR of a EX780s.

The Panasonic EX730 series. (Pic: Panasonic)

The corner LED lighting complement does still get internal dimming, though, and we still get support for HLG HDR as good as HDR10.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 40-inch (£TBA), 50-inch (£TBA), 58-inch (£TBA), 65-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen technology: edge-lit LCD with internal dimming.

Processing engine: Advanced Colour processing

THX Certified: No

Panasonic EX700 Series

This appears to be roughly matching to a EX730 series, solely that a EX700 doesn’t get a EX730’s twin-tuner functionality. As there isn’t many else to contend about this model, we competence as good indicate out that it shares a same ‘Switch Design’ cultured underline as a EX730, that gives we a choice of where and that approach turn we insert a desktop feet.

I think that not all territories will get both a EX700 and EX730 – or that one or other indication will usually be accessible in specific sell outlets.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 40-inch (£TBA), 50-inch (£TBA), 58-inch (£TBA), 65-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen technology: edge-lit LCD with internal dimming

Processing engine: Advanced colour processing

THX Certified: No

Panasonic EX600 Series

The many poignant disproportion between a EX600 and a EX700 array is that a EX600’s corner LED lighting complement doesn’t underline any internal dimming. It usually gets “adaptive backlight dimming,” that manipulates all a LEDs on a concept basis. Also a flattering large understanding is a EX600’s miss of a far-reaching tone spectrum support offering by Panasonic’s higher-spec models, while suit doing drops to 800HZ BMR.

The Panasonic EX600 series. (Pic: Panasonic)

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 40-inch (£TBA), 49-inch (£TBA), 55-inch (£TBA), 65-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: HDR 10, Hybrid Log Gamma

Screen resolution: 3840×2160

Screen technology: edge-lit LCD with whole-frame dimming.

Processing engine: Advanced tone processing

THX Certified: No

HD Models

Panasonic ES600 Series

Oddly there’s usually one indication in Panasonic’s reward HD TV operation for 2017 – and it’s usually a 32-incher. It’s a full HD indication with approach lighting, and it gets a Super Bright Panel even yet it offers no support for high energetic operation record (something that is supported, for improved or worse, on all of Sony’s 2017 full HD TVs, as discussed in this mangle down of Sony’s 2017 TV range).

The 32ES600 gets 800Hz BMR suit estimate (impressive for a 32-inch TV), yet it’s value observant that it usually gets Panasonic’s aged My Home Screen interface, rather than a Firefox-based My Home Screen 2 complement found on all a 4K models.

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 32-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: None.

Screen resolution: 1920×1080

Screen technology: direct-lit LCD

Processing engine: 1080p pixel direct

THX Certified: No

Panasonic ES500 series

The usually apparent selection disproportion between a ES500s and 32ES600 is that a latter uses an 800Hz BMR suit complement while a ES500s usually support 600Hz BMR.

The ES500 models also underline a opposite pattern – many particularly in a desktop mount department, that swaps a dark, block bar of a ES600 for a wider, dulcet bar.

The Panasonic ES500. (Pic: Panasonic)

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 24-inch (£TBA), 32-inch (£TBA), 40-inch (£TBA), 49-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: None

Screen resolution: 1920×1080 on a 40-inch and 49-inch, 1366×768 on a 24-inch and 32-inch

Screen technology: direct-lit LCD

Processing engine: 1080p pixel direct

THX Certified: No

Panasonic ES400 Series

Again, these are identical in selection to a ES500 series. The categorical differences are a dump to 400Hz BMR from 600Hz BMR, a dismissal of any pseudo approximate effects from a audio system, and a dismissal of Voice Assistant record from a intelligent features.

The ES400 also facilities a reduction reward design, with a some-more plasticky black finish and candid apart desktop “feet.”

Details

Screen sizes/Prices: 32-inch (£TBA), 40-inch (£TBA), 49-inch (£TBA)

Confirmed HDR support: None

Screen resolution: 1920×1080 on a 40-inch and 49-inch, 1366×768 on a 32-inch

Screen technology: direct-lit LCD

Processing engine: 1080p pixel direct

THX Certified: No

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