Panasonic has announced its new OLED TVs for 2022, at CES. While these don’t have any crazy features like some of the other TVs that we have seen this week. Panasonic mostly made these TVs larger, and improved the lag, making them great for gamers too.
As far as gaming features go, Panasonic has reduced the lag at 60Hz. There’s also HDMI 2.1 support available for 4K 120Hz gaming. No VRR unfortunately. Panasonic also has automatic detection of NVIDIA GPU’s and a Game Control Board overlay so you can adjust some common settings like the viewing mode and HDR tone mapping.
Maybe not the dream TV for gamers, but these are features that gamers will still appreciate. And while we don’t have prices yet, these will likely be cheaper than the LG G2 OLED, or some of the Sony OLED TVs announced at CES this week.
Panasonic OLED TVs now come up to 77-inches
Panasonic’s new 4K LZ2000 will be available in a 77-inch size. That is in addition to the 55-inch and 65-inch variants. There are also some new sensors available this year that can measure the ambient light temperature to produce more natural tones. Panasonic also added improved processing that will improve the “mid-level” brightness for well-lit living rooms, and is better at detecting content types, for example sports.
There are also revamped Dolby Atmos speakers that will provide clearer audio and a wider sound stage. There’s also directional sound that is able to aim at specific points or areas in your room.
As mentioned, there’s no prices available yet for these TVs. But they are expected to be released in the Summer of 2022. So we should hear more about prices on these new Panasonic OLED TVs by then. Typically, they are cheaper than Sony’s OLED models, but close to price when it comes to LG.