Panasonic has unveiled its 2022 flagship OLED TV LZ2000, adding a new 77-inch size to the range and improving its brightness, gaming chops and audio capabilities.
The LZ2000 is the successor to last year’s JZ2000 series, with the new series being led by the oversized 77-inch model “Master OLED Pro – Cinema Size”. It joins the more standard 55- and 65-inch offerings to pinpoint Panasonic’s three-headed attack on the ultra-premium 4K market, with the Japanese manufacturer promising a wide range of upgrades.
Most important of these is the improved average brightness, which the company claims adds more pop to the wide range of HDR content playable on the LZ2000 – Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10 + Adaptive, and HLG Photo will all set supported by Panasonic.
Audio is also getting a boost, with built-in Dolby Atmos speakers adding a front-facing array, while HDMI 2.1 players and features like HFR (High Frame Rate) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) at 120Hz are well catered for in 4K. The company also says there’s reduced input lag for 60Hz games as well as a new “Game Control Board” that gives you a bird’s eye view of all the different sets.
Panasonic’s Auto-AI software feature, introduced in 2021, is also receiving some tweaks. The latest sets use a new HCX Pro AI processor combined with advanced sensors to detect the ambient lighting in the room and adjust the image for optimized viewing at different times of the day.
As always for the new TVs showcasing at CES each year, the price and release of the Panasonic LZ2000 has yet to be confirmed, but we expect to find out more in the coming months when it comes to all of the new Samsung 2022- TV goes. new LG 2022 TVs and new Sony 2022 TVs outed this week.