Whereas its opponents have already began releasing ultra-expensive 8K televisions, Panasonic is opting to remain throughout the 4K HDR candy spot a short while longer, saying an enormous lineup of 4K OLED and LED-LCD televisions for launch in Australia over the approaching months.
Kicking off with its flagship 4K OLED tv, the 65-inch TH-65GZ2000, Panasonic introduced that its set will boast the “world’s first built-in upward-firing speakers to support Dolby Atmos” when it launches in September at $8,299. The TV’s audio system will probably be tuned by Technics engineers.
The producer additionally introduced three extra 4K OLED fashions, with its 65-inch TH-65GZ1500U and TH-65GZ1000U televisions and 55-inch TH-55GZ1000U telly arriving this July.
Together with its top-tier OLED units, Panasonic additionally revealed a lot of LED-LCD panels for launch in 2019, beginning with its 4K Premium mannequin, the 75-inch TH-75GX880A, adopted by a number of different units in its extra inexpensive GX Collection. You possibly can take a look at a full value listing under.
Clear OLED is as futuristic because it sounds
At its launch occasion in Sydney this morning, Panasonic did tease one futuristic tv which will not be hitting shops any time quickly, unveiling its prototype clear OLED expertise in Australia for the primary time.
Wanting like one thing out of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi basic Minority report, the prototype TV on show regarded like a pane of glass that might out of the blue show content material as quickly because it was switched on.
Whereas it was extremely spectacular, it is laborious to think about a state of affairs the place this sort of expertise can be needed. Additionally, with out a black background on the panel, its unlikely the sort of OLED can attain the true black ranges that the show expertise is understood for.
That stated, it was undeniably cool and we won’t wait to see the place Panasonic will take this tech sooner or later. You possibly can take a look at an image of the tv under.
Soundbars and 4K Blu-ray gamers
Complementing its 2019 tv vary, Panasonic additionally revealed its newest vary of soundbars, beginning with the flagship HTB900 and persevering with with the HTB700, HTB510.
The HTB900 and HTB700 soundbars are notable in that they are the primary ones that Panasonic has launched which assist Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Each soundbars additionally assist 4K HDR passthrough and Google Assistant when paired with a Google good speaker.
In the meantime, the the HTB900 and HTB510 each embody built-in Chromecast performance for audio, permitting customers to stream music to the soundbars from their good units. Pricing and availability will be discovered under.
Whereas different producers have deserted the format, Panasonic has remained dedicated to 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray by saying a brand new UHD-ready participant within the DP-UB150GN-K, which helps HDR10+ and HDR10, Dolby Atmos and K 60p/50p/4:4:Four output.
The UB150GN-K has been priced at $279 and obtainable to buy now.