Movie buffs are in for a treat later this year with Panasonic announcing the launch of its new TV which looks set to offer the ultimate cinema experience in your home. The all-new HZ2000, which will hit stores in the summer, is the world’s first OLED TV to support both Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode in addition to Dolby Vision, HDR10+.
All of this technology should help to make everything you watch appear just as it was meant to be seen by the creator – it’s even been tuned by Hollywood’s leading colourist Stefan Sonnenfeld.
When activated, Filmmaker Mode respects the frame rate, aspect ratio, colour and contrast of the content whilst also turning off noise reduction and sharpening.
The mode is even supported by top Hollywood directors, including Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Patty Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, and Paul Thomas Anderson.
The inclusion of Dolby Vision IQ also extends the benefits of Dolby Vision beyond HDR by intelligently optimising picture quality experiences for viewers regardless of ambient light or content type – all without consumers picking up their remote.
And Panasonic has added “Intelligent Sensing” which dynamically adjusts the picture based on ambient light levels so you should always get the best experience.
Along with that stunning picture you’ll also find innovative built-in upward-firing speakers capable of delivering Dolby Atmos and surround sound without needing a dedicated audio system.
This clever system was introduced by Panasonic last year and has to be heard to be believed with audio appearing to hit your ears from all directions.
Speaking about the new TV Yasushi Murayama, Executive of Product Strategy for Panasonic’s Visual and Sound Business Unit, says: “The HZ2000 really expands the viewing environments in which viewers can enjoy true Hollywood picture quality.
“Thanks to Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode with Panasonic’s unique Intelligent Sensing feature, viewers will still see all the details and colors that the creators wanted them to see, even if they are watching in a well-lit room. Last year Panasonic expanded Hollywood-level picture quality down to core-range TV with Dolby Vision and HDR10+, this year we are taking that one step further by expanding Hollywood quality to more viewing environments too.”
And Giles Baker, Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment Group, Dolby Laboratories, added: “Dolby is constantly thinking about how we can further improve consumer entertainment experiences and we are bringing these innovations to life through new innovations like Dolby Vision IQ, which will be available on Panasonic’s HZ2000 OLED TV.
“Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are transformative experiences changing the way consumers enjoy entertainment, and now with Dolby Vision IQ, consumers can now harness the full potential of their TV.”
There’s no word on price or release date with Panasonic only confirming it will be available in summer 2020.