Panasonic has a full line-up of new televisions for 2019, expanding its OLED offering, as well as delivering a range of LED TVs too.

There's wide support for the latest standards, a wider array of OLED options and a full range of 4K LED sizes.

It's also worth noting that Panasonic's numbering is a little convoluted, with different model numbers in different regions, regional exclusives as well as retailer exclusives and variation on the sizes available in different regions. We'll aim to clarify those discrepancies as we encounter them.

One thing to note on model numbering if you're browsing Panasonic TVs: G equals 2019, F equals 2018, E equals 2017 - something to watch out for when you come to buy.

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Panasonic GZ2000 OLED 

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

Panasonic's new flagship OLED TV for 2019 is the GZ2000, now sitting at the top of the expanded line-up of Panasonic TVs. The GZ2000 uses a custom OLED panel, tuned by Panasonic, so it offers higher average brightness than the other OLEDs in the family.

The GZ2000 supports the latest HDR formats with Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10+ - common to all the Panasonic OLED TVs - and is powered by the HDX Pro Intelligent processor - again, in all the Panasonic OLED models. It will also support Panasonic's new HLG Photo feature.

Aside from the boosted image quality that this TV offers, it also brings with it a big sound experience. It's tuned by Technics, with an integrated soundbar under the display and upfiring speakers on the rear of the TV to expand the Dolby Atmos sound stage.

The GZ2000 is fully connected, offering Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support, while it's also possible to wirelessly connect a third-party subwoofer to the TV to complete the audio package. It will be available from July 2019.

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Panasonic GZ1500 OLED

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

Taking a step down from the flagship, the Panasonic GZ1500 occupies a similar space as the GZ2000, with an integrated soundbar across the bottom of the screen. This is no longer a Technics-tuned sound system and there are no additional Dolby Atmos upfiring speakers - although that wider sound space is virtualised through the front-firing speakers. Again, the GZ1500 can be connected to an external subwoofer to bring meat to the soundtrack.

The panel itself is also slightly different to the GZ2000. This doesn't have the same level of custom tuning that the GZ2000 gets, instead it offers the same panel performance as the two lower tier models - the GZ1000 and GZ950. It is powered by the HCX Pro Intelligent processor and has full support for Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10+. 

It offers the same connected smarts in Google Assistant and Alexa. There's a central stand with cable management to make for a clean installation. It will be available from June 2019.

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Panasonic GZ1000 OLED

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

The Panasonic GZ1000 is identical to the GZ950 when it comes to the panel, performance and sound system. As we said above, that's the same panel and HCX Pro processor as the GZ1500, so you'll get the full benefit of support for those HDR standards. 

You also get connectivity to Google Assistant and Alexa, as well as being able to connect to an external subwoofer. There is support for Dolby Atmos, but the GZ1000 doesn't have the sound system to deliver it, so this TV is better positioned to pass that Atmos source to an external sound system to give you immersive audio. 

The difference between this and the GZ950 is the stand. The GZ1000 has a central stand with cable management to make for a nice clean installation. 

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Panasonic GZ950 OLED

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+ & Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

The Panasonic GZ950 technically sits in the entry-position for the 2019 OLED panels. It updates the FZ950 from 2018, which has been tremendously popular in Hollywood, widely adopted by studios and post-production houses, because of its colour accuracy and performance. 

For the new GZ950, you have the same panel and performance as the GZ1000 and GZ1500, with the same wide support for HDR material with the latest standards. Again there's support for Dolby Atmos, but like the GZ1000, it doesn't have the speakers to do justice to Atmos, so is better used in combination with an external sound system. You can connect a subwoofer, however. 

Again you have Google Assistant and Alexa support, and like the other models will support HLG Photo.

The difference here is that the GZ950 gets the most basic stand. If you're looking to wall-mount the TV then that won't pose a problem and we suspect that this will be Panasonic's most affordable OLED model in the 2019 range. It will be available in June. 

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Panasonic EZ1002 OLED 

  • Screen sizes: 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • Price: £11,999

The EZ1002 (also called EZ1000) saw Panasonic's return to OLED in 2017. This model remains in the 2019 line-up, but is only available in one size - 77 inches - existing solely to fill that big OLED position.

The EZ1002 has won a wide range of acclaim. Panasonic has been happy to tell people that this set has been widely adopted in Hollywood, with a number of production houses using it in part of their workflow, although it's now bettered by newer models in terms of picture quality.

There's a blade soundbar attached to the stand, so this is very much the complete entertainment package. There's no Dolby Vision support, but HDR10+ was added via a software update.

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Panasonic GX940/920

  • Screen sizes: 75in
  • LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

Panasonic has a large LED TV - the GX940 (which should be the GX920 in the UK) - and it only comes in one size - 75 inches. All the Panasonic LED TVs are edge lit.

It sits slightly adrift from other LED models because of the single size available, but it is also the only LED model that gets the HCX Pro Intelligent processor found in the OLED models - which should result in superior picture performance compared to the other LED models.

It supports a wide range of HDR formats - HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG - as well as offering Dolby Atmos support, but not the speakers to produce it. You can, however, connect this TV to an external subwoofer.

It supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It will be available from May 2019.

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Panasonic GX900

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 58in, 50in, 40in
  • LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: Not coming to the UK

The Panasonic GX900 very much picks up the silver metal design of the GX940, but offers a switch stand, which allows you to remove and reposition the feet to suit the surface you are putting them on. This TV, however, isn't coming to the UK.

It has the HCX image processor, like the GX800. In other respects when it comes to performance, it should sit in the same position as the GX800 below.

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Panasonic GX800

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 58in, 50in, 40in
  • LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos
  • Price: £TBC

The Panasonic GX800 picks up the HCX image processor, which is slightly older technology and doesn't have the processing power that the new HCX Pro offers, putting this TV in a slightly lower performance band than the TVs we've mentioned so far (with the exception of the GX900, which is basically the same) - but it looks better than the GX700 below.

This model still supports those big HDR formats - HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG - and also supports Dolby Atmos, meaning you should be able to hook it up to an Atmos system and enjoy immersive audio from sources like Netflix.

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa mean that this is a smart TV too. 

There's a neat central stand with cable management and a nice slim design. It will be available in April 2019.

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Panasonic GX700

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 58in, 50in, 40in
  • LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+,
  • Price: £TBC

The Panasonic GX700 is very much the entry point for 4K HDR TVs from Panasonic (the GX560 offers HDR, but not HDR10+, so it's a little more basic). It doesn't get the HCX processor that the GX800 does and having seen both TVs side-by-side, there's a noticeable difference in quality.

The GX700 gets HDR10+ support, but at this level there's no Dolby Vision and no HLG - so you're starting to miss out on future-proofing formats. There's also no support for Dolby Atmos.

It will be available in June 2019.

Older OLED models 

We've kept a couple of older Panasonic OLED models in the selection, because they're likely to remain with retailers for some time and might be the most attractively priced. So you know how they compare, here is a run down of those models.

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Panasonic FZ952 OLED

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+, HLG
  • Price: £1,699 (55in)

The FZ952 will be called the FZ950 in some regions (like the US) and has been hugely popular in Hollywood for its colour accuracy.

It also carries that blade speaker across the bottom, tuned by Technics, promising to give you great sound quality but there's no support for Dolby Atmos.

There's support for HDR10+ and HLG, but there's no Dolby Vision on this TV. This TV uses the HCX processor, promising outstanding picture quality, but a generation older than the HCX Pro on the new GZ 2019 models.

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Panasonic FZ802 OLED

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 55in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+, HLG

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Leaving the soundbar out of the equation gives you with a slim TV with a more conventional stand, perfect for pairing with an existing sound system.

The Panasonic FZ802 OLED (called FZ800 in some regions) offers all the same technologies as the FZ952 we mentioned above, so will give you the same picture performance.

It will also support the likes the HDR10+ and HLG. The same HCX processor drives the visuals with Panasonic's LUT (look up tables) giving more accurate reference points to keep the visuals accurate.

Google Assistant and Alexa support will be included.