maximum brightness of 1500 cd/m² for Panasonic MZ2000 OLED TV with MLA technology

At the CES show in Las Vegas, Panasonic unveils its new series of OLED televisions, the MZ2000. It consists of three models of 55, 65 and 77 inches and incorporates MLA technology to achieve a higher brightness than previous series.

In an attempt to compensate for the lag in brightness of OLED panels compared to LCD screens, Panasonic uses a latest generation white OLED panel (supplied by LG Display) on its new MZ2000 TV series. This is a new panel that embeds a layer of microlenses to increase the screen’s maximum brightness. We find this technology called MLA (Micro Lens Array) on certain models of the LG G3 series, recently announced at CES 2023. At Panasonic, the marketing name for this new panel is Master OLED Ultimate. The MZ2000 series consists of three sizes: 55, 65 and 77 inches. The first two benefit from this panel, while the 77-inch version has a Master OLED Pro panel from last year, devoid of MLA technology.

Panasonic MZ 2000 Series CES2023

During its presentation, Panasonic showed the difference between the brightness peaks offered by the LZ2000 series from 2022 and the MZ2000 series from 2023. According to the brand, the latter, in 55 and 65 inch versions, would make it possible to reach a peak brightness of almost 1500 cd/ m², a level significantly higher than the LZ2000 series, where we had recorded a peak of 995 cd/m². We’ll see what exactly it is when we get to test this new series. This should be available in July. The prices of the various models have not yet been announced.

Panasonic MZ 2000 vs LZ2000 peak mark CES2023

The Panasonic MZ2000 series supports HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive, Dolby Vision IQ and HLG Photo formats. You can always count on a Filmmaker mode, which allows you to achieve an often perfect calibration from the Japanese manufacturer. Note that this year this mode can follow the lighting conditions in the room to lower the color temperature when the ambient light is warm or increase the dark tones when the TV is in an extremely bright environment.

Panasonic TX 65MZ2000E corner

The Panasonic MZ2000 series TV comes with two HDMI 2.1 inputs (not four as some hoped) with support for Ultra HD signals up to 120Hz, VRR, ALLM and AMD FreeSync Premium, but Dolby Vision is still limited to 60Hz. Also note that unlike the latest Samsung TVs, Panasonic’s MZ2000 series HDMI inputs do not support HDMI QMS (Quick Media Switching) technology. For gaming, there’s a True Game mode, which the brand says brings all the color accuracy features available for movies into the gaming world, while improved HDR tone mapping helps deliver increasingly visual images.

Panasonic MZ 2000 game 2 CES2023

The Panasonic MZ2000 TVs are powered by the My Home Screen version 8.0 system, which is not intended for the models already available beforehand. This release includes new accessibility features as well as an update to the MyScenery feature that displays background images when the screen is not being used to stream other programs. In terms of sound, Panasonic has yet to provide all the details, but we should be able to count on a system that is at least as immersive, if not more, than the previous LZ2000 series, which was of an excellent level, still with Dolby Atmos -compatibility On the menu.

Source: Panasonic


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