Panasonic TX-65JZ2000 review: the best Oled TV is ready for the future

Panasonic TX-65JZ2000 review: the best Oled TV is ready for the future
Panasonic TX-65JZ2000 review: the best Oled TV is ready for the future

Under the Oled panel, the sub-pixels.

The sub-pixel structure is identical to that found on the previous Panasonic GZ2000 and HZ2000 models as well as on the LG CX, C1 and G1. As is now customary with Oled technology, viewing angles are excellent. We measured a loss of brightness of only 16% at 45 ° and the black remains absolute.


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Contrast: Greater than 200,000: 1 Average Delta E SDR measured at 0.6 (FilmMaker Mode – Brightness 47) Gamma 2,4 Color temperature 6560 K

In FilmMaker mode, the Panasonic TV is perfectly calibrated. With an average Delta E well below 3, the colors are perfectly faithful to those sent by the source. The color temperature is perfect (average measured at 6560 K in accordance with the 6500 K of the video standard) with a stable curve over the entire spectrum. Same observation with the gray levels and a gamma measured at 2.4 which is set on the reference value, with again a perfectly healthy curve. Finally, as with all Oled televisions, the contrast is considered infinite; blacks are perfectly black thanks to the individual extinction of each pixel.

Like every year, we discover a new video processor. Dubbed the HCX Pro AI Processor, this model is doped with artificial intelligence – the buzzword. More powerful, it analyzes the image in detail to improve certain areas according to the content displayed on the screen. Finally, as with Samsung and Sony, the processor is also responsible for analyzing the image to improve the audio rendering. Concretely, the difference in quality is not obvious compared to the model of last year. Scaling remains very smooth in FilmMaker mode. It is possible to change the settings of the Remastering Engine to achieve a more aggressive scaling offering more detail. The Intelligent Frame Creation motion compensation system uses a dynamic process for inserting black images. This system no longer systematically inserts a complete black image, but is satisfied with a fraction of a black image to obtain the same result. The duration of the black image is variable depending on the content displayed in the image. The goal is always the same: to fool retinal persistence which creates a blurring effect behind objects while minimizing flicker. The moving image is therefore particularly clear, without artifacts, and the camcorder effect is limited. This motion compensation motor is clearly one of the best on the market.

This television has the Filmmaker with Intelligent Sensing mode which seems particularly suitable for the general public and which has definitely convinced us. To go even further, we would like this mode to be the one used by default when switching on the television. We have produced an article dedicated to this mode on the HZ1000. It works identically on this JZ2000.

The Panasonic 65JZ2000 TV is compatible with all HDR formats, be it the dynamic metadata formats Dolby Vision and HDR10 +, or the classic HDR10 and HLG.


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On the left, the EOTF curve in HDR10, window of 10%. On the right, the HDR luminance curve, 10% window with maximum luminosity measured at 962 cd / m². HDR colorimetry. Mean Delta E measured at 2.1 DCI-P3 color space coverage: 96% Rec. 2020 color space coverage: 70%

With a maximum HDR signal at 10,000 cd / m², the Display Tone Mapping used by Panasonic follows the reference EOTF curve perfectly, and even a little too much, which can result in a phenomenon of clipping from 75% luminance. Panasonic very slightly smooths the signal beyond 900 cd / m² to the maximum capacity of the television, but it is still too light. Objects displaying a brightness greater than 900 cd / m² cannot necessarily be distinguished from one another; in return, the television takes full advantage of its capabilities, but we prefer a smoother management of Display Tone Mapping, like what LG offers by smoothing the curve from 60% to the maximum capacity of the television in order to be able to distinguish details in the brightest parts of the image.

Like last year with the HZ2000 (952 cd / m²), the peak luminosity measured at 962 cd / m² is quite simply the best recorded on an Oled television in 2021. We thought that the new brighter panels provided by LG Display could have competed with the Oled Professional Edition panel from Panasonic, but this is not the case since the LG 65G1 and the Sony A90J – both equipped with this new LG Display panel – only display respective peaks of brightness of 782 and 795 cd / m². This high peak of brightness associated with the infinite contrast of the Oled panel makes it possible to display a very dynamic image that highlights HDR content, especially since the TV perfectly covers the color spectrum of the DCI space. P3, widely used by cinema.

The Panasonic TX-65JZ2000 is a great playmate. Oled technology eliminates image retention time, resulting in very little blurring behind moving objects, while display delay of just 14.4ms ((less than one frame of a second behind the 60Hz source) minimizes the lag between the action on the joystick and its impact on the screen.

Panasonic’s Game Mode offers quite simply the same quality as FilmMaker Mode. This television is one of the few on the market to offer a “Game mode” on all the preset modes (Menu> Picture> Options settings> Game mode). It is therefore possible to benefit from a input lag reduced to 14.4 ms in FilmMaker mode, and therefore have perfect color in games.

The novelty on this 2021 model is obviously the presence of two HDMI 2.1 compatible inputs with support for 4K 120 Hz signals, ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) which automatically reduces the display delay and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). The Panasonic JZ2000 is therefore compatible with the FreeSync Premium of the Xbox One S / X and Xbox Series S / X. However, on release, the JZ2000 only displays half the vertical definition for 4K 120Hz signals. An update will be released later this year to perfectly display a 4K 120Hz signal.

The Panasonic JZ2000 television and its rotating stand.

The Panasonic JZ2000 television and its rotating stand.

A few degrees on each side.

A few degrees on each side.

The imposing rectangular foot of the GZ2000 and HZ2000 gives way to a round and rotating central foot on this 2021 cuvée. The rest of the design of the JZ2000 remains unchanged, still as sober and versatile.

The edges of the screen.

Measure of reflectance expressed as a percentage with respect to a mirror.

Measure of reflectance expressed as a percentage with respect to a mirror.

Panasonic’s anti-reflective filter is very good. It is identical to those of the Oled models of 2018, 2019 and 2020. The anti-reflective coating manages to dilute most light reflections. The result is among the best on the market, but does not match that of Samsung’s high-end televisions, such as the 65Q85R, Q950TS and 65QN95A, true benchmarks on this point.

The TV from the front and in profile.

The TV from the front and in profile.

With its speakers placed on the top and on the sides, the Panasonic 65JZ2000 is less sleek than the Oled models from Sony, LG or Philips. The foot has a width of 39 cm and a depth of 35 cm. On this last point, he is just at ease on our TV cabinet measuring 160 x 40 cm.

The back of the TV.

The back of the TV.

The cable management system.

The cable management system.

The rear is no longer fully streamlined as on the models of previous years, but all the connections are now oriented parallel to the slab, which facilitates installation on the wall. The TV has a simple and efficient cable management system. It is also compatible with VESA 300 x 300 mounts.

The connection.

The connection consists of four HDMI ports including two compatible HDMI 2.1 (HDMI 1 and 2), three USB ports including one USB 3.0, a composite input (in yellow), a headphone output, a digital audio output optical, an Ethernet port, a common interface port (PCMCIA) and TNT / Cable / Satellite antennas. The TV has a built-in DVB-T / T2 / T2-HD, DVB-S / S2 and DVB-C dual tuner. It also embeds Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 for connection with a wireless audio device (headphones or speaker). Like its predecessors, it has the In-House Server functionality which allows it to encode a television stream received via the terrestrial antenna, satellite or even cable to send it over the home network to another television in the home. Mark. The interest of the dual tuner then takes on its full meaning, since the second compatible television can use it to change channels without being connected to a conventional antenna.

L'interface de MyHomeScreen 6.0.

L’interface de MyHomeScreen 6.0.

Too few applications.

This television is powered by the My Home Screen 6.0 home system, derived from Firefox OS, abandoned by the Mozilla Foundation in 2018 and taken over by Panasonic. If the system lags behind Tizen, Android TV and WebOS, especially in terms of the number of applications available, it remains fluid and pleasant to use. There are some well-known applications such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video or Molotov.tv, but you have to give up on myCanal, OCS, myTF1, Bein, RMC Sport or Spotify. The novelty is the integration of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant which can be used via the microphone integrated into the remote control.

While the system limitations may be disappointing in the case of a high-end TV, the user remains less dependent on their TV system and, in this sense, they will be less disappointed when they are no longer updated. ‘within 18 to 36 months, as this is often the reality on televisions on the market. It’s a bad for a good for users who prefer a simpler TV in order to entrust the smart functions to a real media box like the Shield TV, Apple TV 4K or even a Chromecast with Google TV.

This television is very quick to switch on. It takes less than 12 seconds to display an image. It then takes about 7 seconds to wake up. The extinction is always done in less than a second.

The remote control with microphone.

The remote control with microphone.

The remote control is completely revised. It loses the backlighting of the keys in favor of an integrated microphone, essential for communicating with the Amazon Alexa assistant. The keys are numerous, but not always easily accessible. And above all, this remote control is quite heavy.

 
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