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Update: It appears the new panasonic 2019 gz oleds have begun appearing at stores, at least in the uk. Where i am located in malaysia, it will still be a month or so to demo them. The avforums uk has a panasonic gz owners thread up and running. The gz950 is available there now, the gz2000 is still some ways off from launching, but we can expect the gz950 to give an idea about the gz2000. It has the same new processor as the gz2000, the differences are the custom panel, better sound quality and looks on the gz2000. The custom panel will make some difference to picture quality, but it wont be a solstice and equinox difference.
Here are some things i have been able to find out about the gz950 after reading owner's impressions on avforums uk:
Motion is improved over last year's model. So far no complaints of the infamous microstutter and frame skipping plaguing previous year's panasonic oleds.
Tad brighter than last year's model
New processor and dolby vision
OS is decent but lg's webOS is still better
Does not support eARC. Among hdmi 2.1 features, it only supports ALLM.
Supports hdr10, hdr10+, dolby vision , HLG out of the box.
Supports Netflix Calibrated Mode like the sony master series oleds. But turning it on makes things darker. It seems to be the exact same implementation as sony.
Has a dynamic tone mapping feature
Great color accuracy out of the box as usual with panasonic oleds, some color banding issues in low resolution compressed content.
No confirmation yet if it supports 1080p120 if connecting a pc. Previous year panasonic oleds did not support it.
Still some uniformity issues just like all oleds regardless of brand
Physical looks are meh, just acceptable but not great.
It is several hundred pounds cheaper than the lg c9 in the uk. Panasonic is doing great with pricing this year, in my country it will be the same price as the lg c9. The gz950 is a steal in the uk if you're not a gamer.
Last edited by Menarini; 07-05-2019 at 08:36 AM.