Panasonic presents 2023 TV line-up with MZW2004 top model

Panasonic presents 2023 TV line-up with MZW2004 top model

Almost all major TV manufacturers announced their televisions for this season at the beginning of this year and most models are now also for sale. Panasonic left during CES 2023 will only be heard with a top model OLED television, but today we finally got more clarity about the other televisions that the company is bringing to the Netherlands and Belgium.

Panasonic 2023 OLED TVs

The focus in the Panasonic 2023 TV line-up is again this year on OLED technology, with the Japanese company using OLED panels from LG Display. Panasonic adds its own techniques and solutions to provide image quality that allows viewers to enjoy their content exactly as the creator intended. One of those solutions is a heatsink developed by Panasonic itself, with which the panel can be driven harder for a higher brightness.

One of the improvements for this year is the renewed one Filmmaker Fashion. This mode is designed so that viewers see and experience the content as the creators intended – whether you’re watching in a specially designed home theater or in a bright, spacious living room. Ambient light color temperature detection has been improved for Filmmaker Mode, enabling accurate image reproduction in all lighting conditions. For example, if the ambient light is warm, the color temperature is lowered, while in a very bright environment the dark tones are brightened.


With support for HDMI 2.1 features, full 4K resolution, a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, low latency and input lag, VRR and AMD Freesync Premium, most Panasonic televisions are also suitable for serious gamers. The OLED TVs with HXC Pro AI are also compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC. When connected to an NVIDIA RTX graphics card system, the TV automatically optimizes input lag and VRR settings for tear- and stutter-free gaming sessions, on an NVIDIA validated and recognized TV. The new True Game Mode brings all the color accuracy features available for movies to the world of gaming. Enhanced HDR tone mapping provides source-oriented viewing from the gaming device. In addition, the True Game Mode can be calibrated.

Panasonic also introduces new Gaming Sound Modes and the updated Game Control Board. For example, this allows setting the RPG (Role-Playing Game) Sound Mode, which gives users the feeling that they are immersed in the game’s virtual world. The FPS (First-Person Shooter) Mode accurately pinpoints the location of sound, allowing users to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps.

Panasonic 2023 TV lineup

Panasonic will market both OLED and LCD LED televisions in 2023. Below you will find two images of slides showing the main differences between the OLED models in one image and the LCD models in the other image.

To clarify the panels used, the MZW2004 series uses an MLA (micro lens array) panel with the heatsink system developed by Panasonic, the MZT1506 series uses an OLED.EX panel with heatsink, and the MZW984 and MZ800E feature of an OLED.EX panel without a heatsink.

In this article, you will find the most important specifications of every model that Panasonic launches in 2023. As soon as the prices are known, we will add them.

Panasonic MZW2004 OLED TV

The absolute top model for 2023 is the MZW2004 (in Belgium the MZ2000). This OLED television is equipped with the new ‘Master OLED Ultimate’ module from Panasonic. This module consists of a screen with Micro Lens Array – lenses that concentrate the light from the pixels – and a new multi-layer thermal management system. According to Panasonic, this should result in 150% more peak brightness. The MZW2004 (MZ2000) supports all major HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10+ Adaptive and HLG Photo.

Just like last year, the top model comes oled tv with a complete speaker system, including speakers on top of the TV that reflect sound from the ceiling to the user. Dolby Atmos is therefore supported. Panasonic calls this system 360° Soundscape. For 2023, the Bass Booster algorithm has been renewed. When selected through the menu, the algorithm produces deep, responsive bass. The array speakers, placed side by side across the entire width of the TV, behind the front speaker grille, enable a wider, more accurate sound field. Also, the relative sound volume in different parts of the room can be adjusted.

The MZW2004 (MZ2000) offers three Sound Focus modes: Pinpoint Mode, which allows the sound to be focused on one specific point; Area Mode, which allows the sound to be moved to a group of people in a specific part of the room; and Spot Mode that boosts the volume at one point while others can still hear the sound.

The MZW2004 series comes in a 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch format. Please note that the 77-inch model does not have the Ultra panel, but the Pro panel.

Panasonic MZT1506 OLED TV

A step lower we see the MZT1506 (MZ1500) OLED television, equipped with a Master OLED PRO screen and forward-facing speakers. This television will have a less advanced speaker system than the MZW2004 series, but must be comparable in terms of image reproduction. The other specifications also largely correspond to those of the MZW2004 series. For example, the HCX Pro AI processor is present, there is full HDR support, you have access to HDMI 2.1 ports and you have access to all premium gaming features such as HFR, VRR and ALLM.

The MZT1506 series has a built-in front-firing speaker and subwoofer for a spacious sound field with Dolby Atmos. The My HomeScreen 8.0 is available for smart TV and streaming. The series will be available in 42, 48, 55 and 65-inch sizes. Please note; the 42-inch and 48-inch models come with a standard OLED panel, not the Pro panel. Also, the front firing speaker is not present on the two smaller models,

Panasonic MZW984 OLED TV

A new middle class oled tv from Panasonic is the MZW984 series (MZ980 series), consisting of 42, 48, 55 and 65-inch sizes. These models are equipped with the latest OLED panel from Panasonic, but come with a slightly lower brightness and lower black levels than the top model.

Panasonic equips the TVs with the new HCX Pro AI processor that adjusts the display according to the content. Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive are supported for optimal HDR reproduction, and the improved Filmmaker Mode is also present. Theater Surround Pro from Panasonic produces a dynamic sound that puts viewers right in the middle of the action, whether watching a movie or engrossed in a game. For gamers, the True Game Mode is available, including HDMI 2.1, 120Hz support, VRR, ALLM and Freesync. The smart TV platform is My HomeScreen 8.0 from Panasonic itself. For voice control, both Alexa and the Google Assistant are present.

Panasonic MZ800E OLED TV

Panasonic’s cheapest OLED TV for 2023 is the MZ800E series (MZ800 series) which comes in 42-, 48-, 55- and 65-inch sizes. These models feature a borderless design and support all important HDRformats, including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The Filmmaker Mode is also present. The HCX processor is not present on these models. Instead, these TVs have the 4K Color Engine Pro.

Panasonic’s Dynamic Surround Sound produces a dynamic sound that puts viewers right in the middle of the action. The MZ800E Series offers a wide selection of sound modes that produce dialogue and powerful bass with support from a built-in subwoofer. In addition, you can connect to wireless soundbars, headphones and speakers via Bluetooth.

The televisions have a Game Mode, come with HDMI 2.1 ports and are equipped with the Google TV smart TV platform with access to the Google Assistant.

Panasonic MXW954 and MXW944 LCD TVs

In the field of LCD, Panasonic markets two top models: the MXW954 (MX950) and the MXW944 (MX940). The models in the MXW954 series are equipped with miniled backlight with a quantum dot filter for better color reproduction, while the MXW944 series features full array LED lighting with local dimming.

Both LCD LED televisions are equipped with Panasonic’s HCX Pro AI processor, the improved Filmmaker Mode and support for Dolby Vision IQ and HDR 10+. The Game Mode Extreme is available for gamers, which reduces the input lag. Features such as HDMI 2.1, ALLM, VRR and AMD Freesync are also supported. For an optimal audio experience, Dolby Atmos is supported and the TVs have Theater Surround. The MXW954 comes with the slightly more advanced Dynamic Theater Sound and a built-in subwoofer.

Panasonic equips both series with the My HomeScreen 8.0 smart TV platform, including access to Alexa or the Google Assistant. The MXW954 is available in 55, 65 and 75 inches, the MXW944 in 43 and 50 inches.

Panasonic MXT886 and MXW834 LCD TVs

A step below that we encounter the MXT886 and MXW834 (MX800) series. These are models that don’t come with Panasonic’s My HomeScreen smart TV platform but feature Amazon’s Fire OS, including access to the Alexa voice assistant. The televisions feature an LCD screen with LED backlighting, an HDR Cinema Display, Panasonic’s HCX processor, support for Dolby Atmos and Filmmaker Mode. HDR is supported in the form of Dolby Vision and HDR10+. HDMI 2.1 ports are also present and gaming features such as VRR and ALLM are supported. The models will be available in 43, 50, 55, 65, 75 and 85-inch sizes.

Panasonic MX700E LCD TV

We see yet another smart TV platform in the entry-level series of LCD TVs from Panasonic. The MX700E (MX700) models are equipped with the Google TV smart TV platform, including access to the Google Assistant. The models use Panasonic’s 4K Color Engine and include various gaming features for compatibility with the latest consoles. In addition, these models come with the Filmmaker Mode, you have access to HDMI 2.1 with ALLM and there is support for both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. This series is available in 43, 50, 55 and 65-inch sizes.

Price and availability

Panasonic has not yet announced prices for the new models at the time of writing. As soon as we receive more information about this, we will update this article.