Panasonic unveils Australian 2019 AV vary, teases transparent OLED TV

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While its opponents have already began releasing ultra-expensive 8K televisions, Panasonic is opting to remain inside 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 audio system to help 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 a variety 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.

Image credit: Panasonic

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 transparent OLED know-how 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 all of a sudden show content material as quickly because it was switched on. 

While it was extremely spectacular, it is exhausting to think about a state of affairs the place this sort of know-how could be needed. Also, with out a black background on the panel, its unlikely this kind of OLED can attain the true black ranges that the show know-how is thought for. 

That mentioned, it was undeniably cool and we will not 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 transparent 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 help Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Both soundbars additionally help 4K HDR passthrough and Google Assistant when paired with a Google good speaker. 

Meanwhile, the the HTB900 and HTB510 each embody built-in Chromecast performance for audio, permitting customers to stream music to the soundbars from their good units. Pricing and availability could 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-Ok, which helps HDR10+ and HDR10, Dolby Atmos and Ok 60p/50p/4:4:Four output.

The UB150GN-Ok has been priced at $279 and accessible to buy now.

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