Your Guide to OLED vs LED LCD TV Technology
For industry experts and film enthusiasts alike, OLED TV screens represent the ultimate in picture quality. With a unique ability to have each and every pixel produce its own light and colour, OLED panels produce industry-leading contrast due to the incredibly rich production of blacks. What’s more, OLED technology allows for thinner panels and offers superior refresh rates and contrast than plasma or LED LCD.
What is OLED Technology?
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology works by placing a series of organic films between two conductors and applying an electrical current to emit a bright light. This technological advancement does away with the need to have a backlight, allowing OLED panels to be much thinner and lighter, while achieving a more uniform brightness overall.
OLED TV Displays
The exciting thing about OLED TV displays is that every individual organic pixel can create its own individual light and colour output. This means true perfect black can be produced, as individual pixels can simply turn off in dark scenes, creating better contrast ratio (the difference between the brightest and the darkest part of image) without light bleeding from the edges of the display – an issue commonly seen with LED LCD TV screens.
OLED screens can even achieve deeper blacks than Panasonic’s legendary plasma TVs, while avoiding the picture noise associated with plasma technology. OLED TVs even offer superior viewing angle performance compared to LED LCD panels that suffer luminance degradation when viewed from an angle.
OLED vs LED LCD TV Displays
While LED LCD displays continue to be a great choice for your home cinema, OLED panels are fundamentally different in how they produce pictures and therefore able to offer some crucial advantages:
- Better contrast, with richer blacks and no light leakage
- Wider colour range and uniform brightness
- Faster refresh rates for smoother on-screen action
- Superior viewing angle, so everyone gets the best seat in the house
- Lighter, ultra-thin displays that are perfect for wall mounting
The Pixel Control - Rich Detail
OLED self-emitting pixels turn themselves on and off to produce unprecedented black levels and the most accurate colours ever seen, resulting in pictures of extraordinary accuracy and spectacular beauty.
The Viewing Angle - Even Illumination
OLED pixel technology ensures much wider viewing angles than conventional TV displays. When viewed from drastic side angles, OLED picture quality, colour and contrast suffers no visible image degradation.
The Reaction Time - Breathtakingly Fast
OLED’s accurate pixel control offers the fastest response times of any TV technology currently in the market, making these displays the perfect choice for demanding gamers and sports fans alike.
The Panasonic Difference
Not all OLED TVs are the same! We’ve perfected extraordinary picture quality by incorporating our leading tech innovations into the Panasonic OLED TV range
For Panasonic, these innate OLED talents are just the start. Panasonic OLED TVs take OLED’s unique qualities and add a powerful mix of hardware and software innovations that’s born from decades of experience in developing TV technology, as well as a 20-year collaboration with Hollywood. In fact, thanks to innovations like our Absolute Black Filter and 4K Pro HDR technology. Panasonic OLED TVs deliver picture quality to rival the film industry’s master monitors.
Panasonic Master OLED Technology*
Panasonic ‘Master OLED’ technology is forged from our long experience with every stage of image production, from broadcasting equipment through to defining industry standards and manufacturing TVs for your living room.
Our OLED displays combine a powerful mix of professional-grade Panasonic TV technology and Hollywood know-how to deliver picture quality that rivals the film industry’s ‘master’ monitors, letting you enjoy images that look almost exactly as filmmakers intended them to look.
*Master OLED technology available with the EZ1000 Series TVs..
Panasonic OLED Absolute Black Filter*
While OLED technology is renowned for its ability to deliver ‘absolute black’, external reflections can reduce the accuracy of black tone reproduction. The unique Absolute Black Filter inside Panasonic OLED TV neutralises reflections to deliver intensely rich and accurate black shades.
*Absolute Black Filter available with the EZ1000 Series TVs
Panasonic OLED 4K Pro HDR
Drawing on decades of experience working with Hollywood professionals, Panasonic 4K Pro HDR (High Dynamic Range) enhances our next-generation OLED panels with a cutting-edge 4K Studio Colour HCX2 Processor, professional-quality colour management technology, and tuning by highly-experienced Hollywood personnel. Panasonic OLED TVs really are ‘extraordinary perfected’!
Bringing Hollywood Home
Professional creators pay attention, especially to contrast and colour reproduction. Properly used, these elements breathe life into films and produce more emotional images. Because OLED is a self-illuminating device, it’s able to deliver not only deep blacks, but also a wide colour spectrum, which meets the stringent needs of filmmaking professionals.
Panasonic has long understood that delivering the most accurate TV pictures with all major devices means working with the creative community that actually makes all those films and TV shows you love to watch. This is why there’s been a Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in the heart of Los Angeles for more than 20 years, collaborating with film studios and professionals for the latest technology.
Future-Proof Multi HDR Support
Panasonic’s 2017 range of 4K TVs support multiple HDR formats and are fully compatible with HDR10 (a compulsory feature on UHD Blu-ray content that is also used by Netflix and Amazon Video). What’s more, our Multi-HDR Support is also compatible with the Hybrid Log Gamma HDR developed by the BBC, which is expected to be the bedrock of future television broadcasting.
Exclusive to Panasonic
Only Panasonic 2017 OLED TVs meet the stringent specifications required to receive the stamp of approval from both the UHD Alliance (Ultra HD Premium) and THX (THX 4K Display) quality control organisations.
“Unfortunately 4K TV’s vary enormously in terms of quality. Some manufacturers use cheaper components which drastically reduce performance and cause light bleed, motion blur and artifacts. THX Certified 4K TV’s undergo over 400 individual tests to ensure color, tone and images reproduce the director’s intentions accurately in stunning 4k” - http://www.thx.com/certification/thx-certified-displays
4K Hexa Chroma Drive Pro
Thanks to a wider colour coverage and professional processing technology with 6-colour reproduction, we have delivered reference 4K picture quality that satisfies even Hollywood movie creators.
Studio Colour HCX2 Processor
As well as controlling the 3D LUT and Delta Zero Colour Accuracy systems, HCX2 ensures that even the brightest parts of HDR pictures contain lots of detail, while dark shades enjoy smooth gradation.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Panasonic’s HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology lets you experience pictures containing a far wider range of brightness and colour, making films and TV shows look much more vivid and true to life.
4K HDR Gaming Mode
Panasonic’s fastest-ever 4K HDR Gaming mode critically meets the demands of gaming fans, substantially reducing input lag to improve performance for fast-moving games that require swift responsiveness.
Technics-Tuned Blade Speaker
The flagship EZ1000 boasts a powerful Dynamic Blade Speaker, tuned by Technics and housing eight woofers, four squawkers, two tweeters and even a quad passive radiator to boost bass.
Art & Interior Design Concept
Panasonic OLED TVs have been crafted according to our Art & Interior design ethos. Inspired by interior design principles, they blend style with premium materials and invisible cable management.
4K PRO UHD Blu-ray Players
UB900 | UB400 | UB300
Premium home cinemas were once the domain of obsessive enthusiasts but the global uptake of digital streaming services like Netflix and easy access to high-res Blu-ray discs has really turned the entire industry on its head. We’re now living in a home entertainment revolution where virtually unlimited content comes to us, and that means great things for the cinema at home experience.
Panasonic meets the demands of this discerning market with New Zealand’s largest range of Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ players. Equipped with dazzling 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) picture technologies, the players in in our line-up can enhance your Standard/Full HD TV or really take your 4K Ultra HD TV to the next level. Smart networking features have also been built in to give your home theatre access to a range of Internet apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, with 4K content supported.