Review Panasonic TX-55LZW2004:New OLED flagship-modell from Panasonic
The 2000 series of Panasonic TVs is like Formula One. The company makes do with what it has and not with what it doesn't, whether it's the equipment or the technical ingredients that make for a perfect cinema experience in the living room. The icing on the cake is certainly the sound department, with an integrated sound bar and proper upfiring speakers for an immersive sound experience. Representing the whole range, we ordered the TV with the smallest screen, the TX-55LZW2004, for our review.
Review by Thomas Johannsen28. Sept. 2022, Pictures: Panasonic & AV-Magazin
Even in the high-end class, the devices are always getting a bit better with every update. One reason for this is that Panasonic does not use off-the-shelf products in the high-end class, even for the panel. For this reason, they have limited themselves to screen sizes of 55 inches, as in our test sample, 65 inches and finally 77 inches - custom-made, that is. Prices start at a moderate 2,999 euros for the "small" 55-inch, then go up to 3,799 euros for the 65-inch and finally end at an impressive 5,499 euros for the equally impressive 77-inch.
Taken to the extreme
Technically, and thus also in terms of operation and picture quality, there is no difference between the TX-55LZW2004, the 65LZW2004 and the 77LZW2004, except for the sheer size. The only difference is that the larger model no longer has a swivel base for static reasons, and there are slight differences in the loudspeaker equipment in the individual configuration levels. In the so-called front array, i.e. those radiating to the front, the larger screens can simply accommodate more speakers, a difference that can certainly be heard.
The supply of interfaces, on the other hand, is the same for all screen sizes. Starting with the four HDMI sockets, through the double Common Interface, to the receiver section, the versatile Penta tuner. This also applies to the central control unit, the HCX Pro AI processor, which is responsible for both perfect picture and equally perfect sound output.