The one factor separating Panasonic’s five-strong line of EX750 LED LCD TVs and its OLED vary toppers is the underrated however superior TX-55EZ952. By way of spec then, this can be a well-appointed flatscreen fleet.
The 50-inch mannequin featured right here deserves 4K Professional standing, and is HDR10 enabled. It’ll additionally help HLG broadcast HDR when that begins and is promised an HDR10+ firmware improve, as and when that turns into related.
Extra particular sights embrace a excessive transmittance Tremendous Brilliant Panel and Enhanced Native Dimming. Whereas 3D could also be out of favour with most TV producers, the EX750 even gives lively shutter 3D, though no glasses are included within the field.
Panasonic TX-50EX750 Specs
Display sizes accessible: 50-, 58-, 65- 75-inches
Tuner: 2x terrestrial/Freeview Play, 2 x HD satellite tv for pc/Freesat
Panel know-how: LED LCD
Sensible TV: Sure/ My House Display v2.zero
Dimensions (50-inch mannequin): 1115 x 647 x 40mm (w/h/d)
Inputs: four x HDMI with HDCP 2.2, 3x USB, composite/element AV, Ethernet
There’s no quibbling the standard of the TX-50EX750’s construct. This TV is surprisingly hefty, its bezel slim and chromed. The peak of the stand is adjustable; it swivels too. Panasonic inventively calls this Swivel and Raise – it’s value noting that the raise perform just isn’t accessible on the 65-incher, whereas the 75-incher doesn’t swivel both. Stereo audio system are down-firing and hidden from view. A variation of this design is accessible within the Australian market, beneath the EX780 designation.
Rear connectivity includes 4 HDMI inputs, all HDCP 2.2 enabled, and three USBs, plus element AV phonos. There’s additionally a CI slot and optical audio output, plus Ethernet as an alternative choice to Wi-Fi. There’s no SD card help, which has lengthy been a Panasonic staple.
The IR distant management is an old-fashioned button fest, with devoted Netflix button, alongside House and TV Information shortcuts. The set gives a selection of twin Freeview Play or two Freesat HD tuners.
Design TL;DR: Adjustable Change pedestal with handbook swivel, and glossy metallic bezel make for an up-market look.
Sensible TV: My House Display v2.zero
The Sensible OS is My House Display V2.zero, which is basically an up to date model of the open supply Firefox TV OS, augmented with an Information bar that pops up relying on which color coded key has been pressed on the distant.
The app choice is strong. Freeview Play gives a full suite of mainstream catch-up TV providers (BBC iPlayer, All4, Demand 5, ITVhub), whereas Netflix streams in 4K and HDR, and Amazon Video and YouTube in 4K. Different providers embrace Rakuten.television (previously Wukaki), BBC Information & Sport and Chilli Cinema. Navigation is quick and intuitive.
Further niceties embrace favourites folders for a number of customers, a customisable My App button on the distant and a revamped Media Participant that helps 4K HDR10 and HLG content material playback.
Sensible TV TL;DR: Constructed on the open supply stays of Mozilla’s Firefox OS, My House Display is a sublime but highly effective platform that gives frictionless entry to the content material you want, with some intelligent extras thrown in for good measure.
The set’s on a regular basis HD efficiency is okay, though the EX750 might be the least simple TV Panasonic has ever made. It gives a fug of picture modes and changes, a few of which have a profound impact on image efficiency.
Ostensibly the menus are simple, providing the same old picture presets (Dynamic, Regular, Cinema, True Cinema and Customized). Nonetheless the TV permits a whole lot of tweaking. For brevity’s sake we saved Regular as our default for many content material. Including a bit of little bit of ironic gamification, you’ll want to discover the Choice Settings with a purpose to uncover the Sport mode.
The EX750 represents a major enchancment in Panasonic’s movement dealing with on LED LCD screens. With this mannequin, it’s potential to get a superb efficiency for sports activities with out incurring undue movement processing artifacts.
Clear Movement, with Clever Body Creation on Min, produces glorious outcomes. However there’s a caveat. With Clear Movement engaged, you not solely darken the image, you compromise the set’s HDR efficiency.
If you wish to recreation on the EX750, it is sensible to have interaction the aforementioned setting. Outdoors of Sport mode, enter lag is poor at 102.4ms. Nonetheless, switching it on sees a dramatic enchancment. We measured it at 14.1ms, and this will increase solely marginally for those who change Clear Movement on.
The panel’s means to resolve 4K element is unquestionable, nevertheless the much less contrast-y Cinema and True Cinema picture presets lack the affect of Regular and Dynamic, and must be averted.
The set is borderline HDR suitable/True HDR, and that’s not a superb factor at this value level. It solely simply musters sufficient dynamic pop to use HDR encoded software program, with out falling sufferer to a picture dimming algorithm. The EX750 doesn’t come near the spectral ping that rival LED LCDs can handle.
With numerous configurations, the set delivers quite a lot of peak HDR brightness measurements. Let’s be charitable and take the perfect, which was 432 cd/m2 (aka nits) with a 10 per cent peak white window. That’s simply sufficient to have fun the lighting results in Star Trek Discovery (Netflix).
Actually, there’s truly little distinction between its peak white efficiency with SDR content material and HDR. We’re tempted to say that what we’ve got right here is just a comparatively shiny LED LCD TV moderately than a totally HDR one.
The set does an honest job with black ranges, courtesy of Enhanced Native Dimming know-how, though it crushes out close to black element. Nonetheless, this doesn’t impinge its means to convincingly relate shadows and gloom. The opening tunnel battle with Elektra (Defenders, Netflix) options convincing element and shadow.
Audio efficiency is enough however unexciting. The set offers 2 x 10w quantity and cheap readability, though you’ll quickly hanker after a soundbar.
Different panels to ponder
The EX750’s principal competitors lies south of its value level. Hisense is especially sturdy on this sector with the H55N6800, which gives simpler HDR, however isn’t as properly constructed or properly furnish smart-wise. Philips 55PUS6272 competes with added Ambilight temper lighting, and gives related attributes. Each of those rivals are considerably cheaper.
In the end, the TX-50EX750 is an odd duck. It’s undeniably a premium design, and able to positive element and eye-catching color efficiency, however at instances it looks as if there’s an infinite number of settings, all of which produce a barely totally different image. The premium ticket value is justified principally by the flamboyant stand and total construct high quality, moderately than picture high quality.
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