Panasonic TX-55EZ952B Ultra HD 4K Pro HDR OLED User Manual
Panasonic TX-55EZ952B Ultra HD 4K Pro HDR OLED Overview
The EZ952 is Panasonic OLED television featuring to mainstream. While the 65 inch brand EZ1002 touts features designed to tempt professional colorists, the EZ952 aims to satisfy the rest of us. You may not have a luxury technical sound bar or an absolute black image filter, but it does not sacrifice the performance of the central image or usability.
We have already reviewed the largest and a little brighter version of this TV, the Panasonic TX-65EZ952B. What we have here is the EZ952 of 55 inches, which is yours for £2999.
Panasonic has pushed the design boat out late, but with the EZ952 keeps the things reassuring conservative. The panel is slim, bulky wafer out only by electronics and waist entries down. The bezel is tiny. Resides in a classic, but heavy, pedestal.
Connections include 4 Hdmis – all HDCP 2.2 compliant, with one ARC-enabled. There are three USBs, one of which is of the fast variant v3.0. Together are also an SD card reader, digital optical audio output, a mini-Jack adapter for components and composite AV, and Ethernet. Dual-band Wi-Fi is standard. There are two satellite tuners in addition to TDT gaming.
The TV boats with two remote controls, a premium IR pointer with a metallic heavyweight finish, and a small Bluetooth touch controller.
Smart functionality comes through the Panasonic my Home Screen 2.0 platform, a derivation of the original Firefox TV os. It is minimal in workmanship, but easy to use, with some useful features. The set is launched with three circular tokens (live TV, apps and devices) on the screen, but you can pin more to make life easier. These can vary from Netflix to specific entries.
The disposition of the application is good. There is Netflix, which flows into 4 K and HDR; Amazon Video (not yet active in our review sample) and YouTube, both with 4 K support; In addition to all major television services (BBC iplayer, ITV Hub, ALL4, Demand 5), Wuaki TV and other miscellaneous.
The set features premium Ultra HD accreditation and supports HDR10, with a firmware update for upcoming HLG broadcast HDR. However, Dolby Vision is not supported.
The quality of the image is on the right side of gorgeous. The ensemble combines a solid dynamic with an excellent 2160 detail and a sensual chromatic fidelity.
While the maximum brightness hdr of the TV is not class leader, it exceeds what we have seen in the first generation of Panasonic OLEDs and Philips ‘ similar price 55 inch POS901F. With a 10% window, we measured 564 nits, rising to 579 nits with a 5% window in normal mode of the HDR with full luminance. This is only in excess of what is required for Ultra HD premium OLED certification.
The whole tries to deceive with a wide range of control, although for the most part it is better to leave it in autopilot. Adjustable picture parameters include luminance, contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, and a minor variable host.
The presets of the picture include dynamic, normal, cinema, cinema of thx, bright room of thx, real cinema, customs and professional 1 & 2. There is also a high-speed game mode available through the Picture/Options menu. With HDR sources, the TV offers an HDR version of the equivalent preset.
Experimentation is encouraged, although I suspect that normal will be the default option for most content, as it combines a nice combination of good average image level, image detail and lush color.
The default settings are generally well judged, although I would suggest to reduce the sharpness to 45 on the sliding scale to avoid sonar.
Arguably the most contentious user configuration is the intelligent creation of frames, Panasonic’s long-data image interpolation mode designed to reduce judder and smear. The intelligent creation of Marcos really has a limited effect on the clarity of motion. Where it is effective is to retain details in panoramic static images – typically, backgrounds. If you want to maximize motion resolution, use the clear motion setting. It is technically effective, but the end result is largely unobservable as a result of intrusive flickering.
The IFC’s minimum value is the most benign, and the image is usually cleaner than with the IFC deactivated. However, if you hire IFC mid or Max, motion artifacts become too apparent.
The TV offers a complete 4 K fine-Detail whiteboard in all display modes – although the THX presets toggle contrast and definition. Normal performance is excellent. Using a nit ramp 0-10
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