Panasonic has launched its flagship OLED TV for 2022, the LZ2000, which is available in 55in, 65in and, for the first time, 77in sizes.
The LZ2000 uses advanced sensors to detect the ambient room light colour temperature and adjusts the picture in a nuanced way to deliver a more natural experience when, for example, watching at night-time.
This new feature builds on Panasonic’s Auto AI mode, introduced last year, which uses Artificial Intelligence to identify in real time the content being played, in order to be able to automatically optimise both picture and sound quality for that type of content. The concept is to deliver the optimum picture and sound quality to all users, regardless of the type of content they are viewing, without the user needing to change the settings every time.
For 2022, in order to also optimise for the time of day, the LZ2000 uses a sensor to detect the ambient light colour temperature. This is crucial, as humans perceive ‘white’ differently based on ambient lighting.
For example, most European homes use warm-coloured lights at night-time, meaning that on-screen white can be perceived as blueish and too cold. The new sensor works together with the HCX Pro AI processor to adjust each tone individually in the most realistic way based on the ambient light, thus delivering a more comfortable evening viewing experience.
Auto AI mode now also auto-detects what type of content you are watching even more smoothly, and automatically adjusts to the ideal picture and sound quality accordingly.
All three sizes use the very latest 2022 generation Master OLED Pro configuration, which has been custom engineered by Panasonic to deliver even more brightness through improvements in picture processing. The result, Panasonic said, is another bump in mid-level brightness, delivering more pop from HDR and improved accuracy in reproducing details in brighter areas.