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Panasonic LZ1000 Review: Should be on the top of your list this year

Panasonic LZ1000
Panasonic LZ1000

Every year Panasonic releases several series of OLED displays. The Panasonic LZ1000 series ranks third in Panasonic’s OLED display hierarchy. The flagship LZ2000 is a complete AV solution. The next LZ1500 series offers the option of adding a sound system to Panasonic’s best-in-class OLED panel.

panasonic lz1000

panasonic lz1000

The Panasonic TX-65LZ1000 TV is aimed at those who want to get high quality images at a more affordable price. It is the successor of the 2021 JZ1000 series and proves conclusively that it can be considered an outstanding premium OLED display. In the proposed Panasonic TX-65LZ1000 review, we will try to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the LZ1000 series.

Panasonic LZ1000 – overview

Design

The TX-65LZ1000 does not differ from others with its impeccable appearance that attracts attention at first sight. On the other hand, it is very convenient to use. It is under this slogan that the LZ1000 is positioned on the official website.

Like other OLED TVs of the Japanese brand, it will fit perfectly into the interior of your room. In other words, the look of the LZ1000 can be described as minimalist. The thin bezel frames the screen without drawing attention to itself. Semi-circular center stand does not take up much space.

On the plus side, the 69mm depth means there are more convenient alternatives for wall mounting. The swivel stand provides placement flexibility while shielding the screen from reflections. In addition, additional convenience provides a channel for laying cables. It feels less fragile than the 2021 lineup.

Panasonic TX-65LZ1000 design

Smart TV

Previously, the Panasonic Smart TV operating system, unlike its competitors, did not have the entire set of frequently used applications. As of 2021, this bug has been fixed. The company has equipped its TVs with digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant. The addition of Apple TV+ and Disney+ further expanded the selection of SVOD apps.

Panasonic’s My Home Screen 7.0 operating system still lacks a wide range of applications. It does not have many applications related to music and sports. If the main interest of the user is movies and TV, then Panasonic is more competitive compared to LG and Samsung.

Like My Home Screen 6.0, the new OS provides faster access to general settings such as picture mode, sound mode, voice control, and more. There is a “My Application” button on the remote control. Through this function, you can add any user.

Pressing the Home button brings up a row of applications, the order of which can be customized. Pressing the Applications button takes the viewer to the main intellectual hub. It’s the same as before with Freeview Play integration.

Sound quality

Many TVs with only 2 speakers usually don’t have good sound quality. However, the output power of 30 W in LZ1000 TVs noticeably changes the prevailing stereotype. When viewing live content and streaming services, hissing tones are sometimes heard. However, this only happens when viewing some content.

In other words, effects such as explosions, water flooding, a high-pitched scream, a plane crashing are heard very clearly in some films, and with distortion in others. Best of all, the LZ1000 TV plays Dolby Atmos soundtracks .

In this mode, voices are described clearly and with weight, and objects are tracked accurately. Does all this mean that buying a soundbar should not be considered? Of course not. It’s just that the buyer has time to decide whether he needs a sound bar, or whether he will be satisfied with such sound quality.

This TV comes with Improved gaming performance.

This TV comes with Improved gaming performance.

Image quality

When it comes to the image quality of the LZ1000, the very first definition that can be used to characterize this quality would be “natural colors”. Whatever the source, the picture quality of the Panasonic TX-65LZ1000 TV is very close to perfect. The TV reproduces a realistic picture with a wide range of tones, textures and colors.

Scaling is reliable when watching HD or Full HD content. Low quality content is played with fuzzy edges and lack of sharpness, but with good and natural colors. However, the noise level of the signal when watching some SD content is still observed.

In Director mode, movies are played much better than on cheaper TVs. When watching a movie, you should never go into the settings to make adjustments. The only exception would be True Cinema viewing, which appears very dim when viewing SDR content.

Panasonic LZ1000 is simply beautiful

Panasonic LZ1000 is simply beautiful

The 4K Dolby Vision stream recreates impressive images, from the varied tones and rich, picturesque hues of the costumes and sets to the expressive faces of the actors. Depth of field creates a 3D effect, and bright highlights against a black background create a satisfying contrast.

With Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive built in, the LZ1000 can adjust the brightness of playback images on the fly. In addition to these standards, the Panasonic 65LZ1000 TV has HDR10 and HLG. Dynamic scenes look very good. The IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation) settings on the LZ1000 work best at their lowest setting for smooth and stable performance.

Connections

The patch panel has 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and 2 HDMI 2.1 ports ( eARC , ALLM , VRR, HFR ). There is also a USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 Ethernet line port, a digital optical output, a CI+ 1.4 slot, a component video input, a 3.5mm headphone output, and antenna inputs.

In terms of wireless connectivity, there is Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and DLNA. However, Panasonic LZ1000 for some reason is not compatible with either Chromecast or AirPlay 2 . As a replacement, there is standard mirroring for streaming from a mobile device to Netflix and YouTube. Also on the list of specifications is the Bluetooth Audio Link function, which sends sound from the TV to the headphones.

Conclusion

It remains to add that this is another stunning OLED device that offers one of the most amazing 4K HDR images. While the JZ1000 series was one of the best in 2021, the 2021 OLED LZ1000 is even more impressive with its versatile performance.

If you’re looking for a high-quality OLED screen for over $2,000, then the LZ1000 should top your list when choosing a TV. The image quality is detailed and colorful, the sound quality is quite good. Compared to previous years, the scope of Panasonic’s smart and gaming functions has become even wider. Recommended for purchase.

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