Panasonic adds Mini LED to extensive OLED 2023 TV line-up

posted on Tuesday, 13th June 2023 by Steve May

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Panasonic has unveiled its full 2023 TV line-up at a Berlin Showcase event, expanding its OLED range and introducing its first Mini LED Quantum Dot model plus an entry level model built around the Fire TV OS.

The flagship MZ2000, first seen at CES, will be available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes. It’s the first OLED from the brand to utilise a Micro Lens Array panel (in the 55- and 65-inch models), and a bespoke multi-layer heat management configuration for enhanced brightness.

It’s joined by the Master OLED PRO panel equipped MZ1500, in 55-, and 65-inch sizes, and the MZ980 mid-ranger in 42-, 48-, and 55-inch sizes.

The latter is being pushed heavily as a gamers choice, with Game Mode Extreme features designed to optimise the gaming experience. Panasonic has partnered Blizzard Activision as the official TV partner of Diablo IV. A key reason for integrators to specify the higher end Panasonic screens this year is a new True Game Mode with HDR Tone Mapping and Calman calibration support.

Home Cinema remains a key attraction though. The latest HCX processor features Auto AI which analyses any incoming signal, instantly adjusting picture and sound settings for sport, live music and movies. A Streaming 4K Remaster algorithm identifies the resolution and analyses textures by area to deliver more detailed, cleaner images using adaptive advanced processing. Inside CI has had hands on with the range at the Berlin Union-Film studio showcase this week, and can confirm that image quality is spectacular.

Covering off the OLED mid-range are the MZ800 and MZ700, in 42-, 48-, 55-, and 65-inch sizes.

'Mini LED comes in the form of the MX950. It could be the Panasonic screen to watch out for this year...'


Mini LED comes in the form of the MX950. Available in 55- and 65-inch sizes, this ultra bright model looks particularly strong for daylight and media room viewing. It could be the Panasonic screen to watch out for this year.

Entry level option MX800, is a 4k LED model built around Amazon’s Fire TV OS, albeit it with some unique to Panasonic extras. It’s available in 43-, 50- 55-, 65-, 75- and 85-inch sizes.

Once again, colour tuning on the top tier OLEDs is by Hollywood colourist Stefan Sonnenfeld, whose credits include Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World. Sonnenfeld uses Panasonic OLED screens as large-format client reference monitors as part of his daily workflow.

HDR support covers Dolby Vision and HDR10+ Adaptive. There’s also a movie friendly Filmmaker Mode with ambient colour temperature sensing able to adapt to different room lighting levels.

“Home entertainment is evolving, and our latest line-up demonstrates why Panasonic is still the first choice of consumers and professionals around the world,” says Paul Darch, Director Panasonic Consumer Europe.

“Having leveraged our years of technical expertise and design know-how, we’re delighted to unveil a range of TVs designed to fit seamlessly into any home, while transforming every film, game, TV show, or sporting event into a true spectacle with immersive sound and unmatched picture quality.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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