CES 2019 | Panasonic unveils the GZ2000, the "world's most cinematic TV"
Panasonic has unveiled its newest TV series at CES 2019. Known as the GZ2000, it is touted as having numerous world firsts for this product category by its manufacturer. For example, Panasonic asserts that it debuts HDR10+, Dolby Vision and built-in upward-firing speakers for televisions. It is also apparently the first flatscreen to feature the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) format, which brings HDR to still images displayed on-screen. The innovative-sounding speakers also support Dolby Atmos.
Panasonic also describes the GZ2000 as a "Professional Edition 4K OLED panel tuned in Hollywood". This is because its color profiles have been laid down by Stefan Sonnenfeld, a colorist associated with releases such as Wonder Woman, Man of Steel and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The TV is one of the first to also support support CalMAN PatternGen test patterns and the Imaging Science Foundation's (ISF) calibration settings.
The GZ2000 is powered by the HCX PRO Intelligent Processor for its AI and smart TV functions. It also supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This TV will be available in 55- and 65-inch variants when it is released for sale. To date, Panasonic has not released this information, or that on the GZ2000's pricing scheme.