Panasonic has presented its range of televisions for 2022, a bet divided between the most basic LEDs and the new OLEDs to obtain the best image quality. As a novelty, Panasonic relies completely on the Android TV platform.
To begin with, the new Panasonic OLED televisions have as a great novelty a gloss enhancement in the Original Cinema, Cinema, Filmmaker and Professional modes, a change that we have also seen in other manufacturers to alleviate one of the great problems of the first generations of OLED panels.
In addition, Panasonic has implemented changes to the color treatment, thanks to the support of colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld. Consequently, the color volume of blues has been improved without losing accuracy. These models are capable of varying the color temperature automatically depending on the environment, and the viewing experience is tailored to the home.
The key there is in the Panasonic HCX Pro AI Processor, which makes these changes automatically based on the built-in ambient brightness and color temperature sensors. The new Auto AI mode uses Artificial Intelligence to detect the type of content and optimize image quality. In addition, they also have a Netflix Calibrated Mode, ideal for viewing content on that platform because it processes the image automatically to obtain precise image quality. The result reproduces the image quality used by filmmakers in post-production and is therefore more faithful to their original idea.
Panasonic’s OLED televisions also want to be considered as a serious alternative for gamers, and for this they use HDMI 2.1 to be able to connect new generation consoles. They also have VRR, variable refresh rate, support; in other words, they can be synchronized with the console to display just the right amount of frames and avoid visual glitches like “split screen effect”. This works at up to 120 Hz, with a resolution of 4K, and they are certified for AMD FreeSync Premium if we want to use a computer.
Panasonic has also developed a new function, Game Control Board, which collects the different options related to video games, such as information (including the frame rate per second at which the game is going), dark area enhancer and HDR tone map.
As for the LED models, the big news is that from now on they will all have Android TV as standard, which will allow them to access Play Store applications, including HBO Max, Disney+, Movistar+ and services such as TikTok. With the Google assistant, we will be able to search all the movies and programs available in the services we use. The new models (the OLEDs too) also have the latest version of My Home Secreen 7.0, the Panasonic system.