The new OLED models from Panasonic are now available in Germany. The new HZW1004 support both HDR10 + as well as Dolby Vision IQ and the new Filmmaker Mode.
Of course, the OLED TVs are also equipped for HLG and the regular HDR10. Panasonic continues to simply cover all standards so that customers have all options open. Exciting: As with the big brothers, the HZW2004, the HZW1004 is also fine-tuned with Hollywood colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld. The HCX Pro Intelligent serves as the chip. This OLED series was already presented in February 2020.
As far as sound is concerned, Panasonic wants to convince with Reference Surround Sound Plus and support for Dolby Atmos. An external subwoofer can also be connected to the 4K TVs. There are four inputs with HDMI 2.1 and eARC tight. They also support ALLM, which gamers should like. It is a pity that the Japanese apparently continue to do without 120 Hz and VRR.
The Panasonic HZW1004 has a rotating stand. If we look at the picture again, Panasonic has reduced the interval between the calibration steps in the darkest areas and now supports the calibration points 0.5% and 1.3%. This is intended to enable a seamless transition from pure black to close black and thus show more details even in very dark areas.
Tone mapping can be switched off
Panasonic also makes the tone mapping completely switchable, which is creative in the hands. With the support of the AutoCal functionality, rapid calibration should also be possible at home with the right know-how. The calibration settings of the Imaging Science Foundation (isf) and the calibration of Dolby Vision content are also supported. The new OLED series is equipped with a Quattro tuner with a twin concept. This equips the television sets for reception via satellite, cable and antenna. In addition, an additional reception path is available with the integrated TV> IP Server & Client. Two CI Plus slots allow the decryption of Pay TV programs.
My Home Screen 5.0 still serves as the interface. The most important streaming services for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube as well as the digital assistants Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant are also integrated. In Germany, the Panasonic TX-65HZW1004 (65 inches) and TX-55HZW1004 (55 inches) are now available for 2,699 euros (RRP) and 1,999 euros (RRP).