Panasonic has started shipping their 2018 OLEDs in the Canadian market this week.
The model I bought is the 55FZ950C, which seems to be the equivalent to the FZ800 on the Euro market. (The FZ950 or FZ952 for the euro market has the soundbar stand, which mine does not)
box dimensions: 1615 x 815 x 230mm
stand is pedestal type, satin black 500x300mm footprint, full metal and quite heavy
4.8mm thick panel, including the electronics housing back panel it's 48mm thick
total height with stand: 770mm
clearance from table surface to bottom screen edge: 60mm
back panel is matte black plastic with textured finish
glossy black screen with anti-reflective coating - glass is not perfectly flat so there is some distortion to reflections. Very slight magenta tint to reflections, more noticeable with intense light reflections (if you have seen the first-gen OLEDs, it's no-where near as magenta).
bezel/rim 2.6mm semi-gloss black
LED power indicator is red, shines only while display is on
Silent aside from power-on click . Have not heard any "coil whine" or similar sound.
remote is pretty standard black, non-illuminated buttons.
Very good first impressions.
Design is clean and elegant - pure class.
Put it through the paces - test slides and so on. Found one dead pixel on green, but it is so hard to see it's barely worth mentioning.
5% screen uniformity image is attached - lower right corner has some darkening and 2 circles evenly spaced from there - curious. Have not noticed it in content, but I have not viewed much content yet.
Did watch this demo from Sony on it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IuI8pUy43U
), and it's truly breathtaking.
I should say that this is not my first foray into the world of OLED TV - I bought one of the first-gen LG OLEDs 4 years ago, but ended up returning it for a few reasons (poor near-black uniformity, crazy curved magenta mirror in a lit room, ended up being a defective panel)
Will do some further testing/impressions