Launched in the year 2022, the TX-65LZ2000 is a 65" 4K TV from Panasonic. It features a True 10-bit OLED panel.
The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type.
Since it comes with an OLED panel, so we can conclude that the equivalent sRGB coverage of this TV would be far above 100%.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can display.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality substantially.
What is Static Contrast ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that might look muddy as shown in below image.
As you imagine, this will impact your experience considerably.
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio allows you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
Given this TV comes with an OLED panel, its static constrast should be Infinity : 1. So no need to worry about this.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HLG Photo.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits.
If you are planning to use a TV other than watching videos — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you would want to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
The input lag on the Panasonic TX-65LZ2000 is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. Gamers gonna love this TV.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your device inputs changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The TV measures 65 inches vertically and 57.75 inches horizontally. In total, it weighs 17.5 kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The Panasonic TX-65LZ2000 comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, Panasonic didn't provide any information about the total available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
To power its UI, the TV runs my Home Screen 7.0 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you have — 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x AV Component In (YPbPr + L/R), 2x CI+ 1.4 (ECP), 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Panasonic TX-65LZ2000 include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 40W speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
Speaking of power consumption, the TV consumes 340.8W on average and 0.5W on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.