The Panasonic HZ series of tv’s are landing in August and Sept. I emailed Panasonic to ask them. The HZ2000 is rated by HDTVtest as the ‘pinnacle’ OLED. I am getting an HZ1500 when it becomes available in August.
Good spot. You may already be aware of this, but the HZ2000 uses a customized OLED panel different to the rest of the range, so it rates a bit higher in picture quality and brightness. I believe the only difference between the HZ1000 and HZ1500 is the 1500 uses a fancier stand and better speakers, so if those are all the same to you, you could potentially save a few dollars.
I will refrain from expressing my opinion on the so-called "atmos" speakers, or TV speakers in general.
https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1595497703 Does this mean the >65" may not be cheaper but <65" will be? haha
That was my read on it.
My understanding was the 10.5G plant would enable them to more efficiently produce bigger panel sizes, whereas the way they are manufactured now is not efficient for >65" sizes. I'm sure I also read somewhere that they were intending to prioritise 48" panels at the Guangzhou plant, as they can get relatively high yields from the 8.5G process.
Regardless, the higher supply should hopefully bring down costs across the board. Especially as other panel manufacturers (Samsung Display, BOE, CSOT) are all going to be jockeying for a piece of the market soon.