Panasonic unveils Australian 2019 AV vary, teases clear OLED TV

While its rivals have already began releasing ultra-expensive 8K televisions, Panasonic is opting to remain throughout the 4K HDR candy spot a short while longer, saying an enormous lineup of 4K OLED and LED-LCD televisions for launch in Australia over the approaching months. 

Kicking off with its flagship 4K OLED tv, the 65-inch TH-65GZ2000, Panasonic introduced that its set will boast the “world’s first built-in upward-firing speakers to support Dolby Atmos” when it launches in September at $8,299. The TV’s audio system will probably be tuned by Technics engineers.

The producer additionally introduced three extra 4K OLED fashions, with its 65-inch TH-65GZ1500U and TH-65GZ1000U televisions and 55-inch TH-55GZ1000U telly arriving this July.

Along with its top-tier OLED units, Panasonic additionally revealed quite a lot of LED-LCD panels for launch in 2019, beginning with its 4K Premium mannequin, the 75-inch TH-75GX880A, adopted by a number of different units in its extra inexpensive GX Series. You can try a full value record beneath.

Transparent OLED is as futuristic because it sounds

At its launch occasion in Sydney this morning, Panasonic did tease one futuristic tv which will not be hitting shops any time quickly, unveiling its prototype clear OLED expertise in Australia for the primary time.

Looking like one thing out of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi basic Minority report, the prototype TV on show appeared like a pane of glass that would abruptly show content material as quickly because it was switched on. 

While it was extremely spectacular, it is onerous to think about a situation the place this type of expertise can be mandatory. Also, with no black background on the panel, its unlikely one of these OLED can attain the true black ranges that the show expertise is thought for. 

That mentioned, it was undeniably cool and we won’t wait to see the place Panasonic will take this tech sooner or later. You can try an image of the tv beneath.

Panasonic's transparent OLED in its switched-off state. Image credit: TechRadar

Panasonic’s clear OLED in its switched-off state. Image credit score: TechRadar

Soundbars and 4K Blu-ray gamers

Complementing its 2019 tv vary, Panasonic additionally revealed its newest vary of soundbars, beginning with the flagship HTB900 and persevering with with the HTB700, HTB510. 

The HTB900 and HTB700 soundbars are notable in that they are the primary ones that Panasonic has launched which assist Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Both soundbars additionally assist 4K HDR passthrough and Google Assistant when paired with a Google good speaker. 

Meanwhile, the the HTB900 and HTB510 each embrace built-in Chromecast performance for audio, permitting customers to stream music to the soundbars from their good units. Pricing and availability may be discovered beneath.

While different producers have deserted the format, Panasonic has remained dedicated to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray by saying a brand new UHD-ready participant within the DP-UB150GN-Okay, which helps HDR10+ and HDR10, Dolby Atmos and Okay 60p/50p/4:4:Four output.

The UB150GN-Okay has been priced at $279 and out there to buy now.

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