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Panasonic TX42LZ980B

42 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD Premium Smart TV Freeview Play
£1,199

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Now available as a compact 42 inch, the Panasonic TX-42LZ980B brings OLED brilliance to smaller spaces and desktops.

HCX Pro AI processor gives you the finest picture – at all times of day
The latest version of Panasonic’s most powerful picture processor is better than ever, with this Panasonic 42 inch TV. Using a sensor, it now detects the ambient lighting condition and adjusts the picture to suit. Each colour tone is adjusted individually, ensuring that sensitive colours, such as flesh tones, remain natural while whites that appear unnatural in the ambient light are subtly enhanced.

The ideal picture setting for the content, with Auto AI
Panasonic’s smart Auto AI processor also identifies the type of content you’re watching – such as movie, sports, music or news – and automatically optimises the picture and sound settings to suit. This gives you the very best in sound and vision, without having to make any user adjustments.

Tuned by a “da Vinci of the movies”
Stefan Sonnenfeld is a leading Hollywood movie colourist. Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies”, his credits include; A Star is Born, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, 300 and many more. Not only does he use Panasonic OLED screens for his work, he has helped tune the colour of this LZ980 model – giving you Hollywood colour at home.

Better than ever for gaming with Game Control Board
Panasonic’s new Game Control Board focusing all the relevant gaming settings in one place. These are overlaid over the image, so you don’t have to leave the game to adjust. Overlays include source information, Dark Visibility Enhancer, HDR Tonemap, Input Lag and VRR and Viewing Mode.

SPD Auto Game Mode for lightning response
With SPD Auto Game Mode, the LZ980B automatically detects HDMI2.1 4K HFR/VRR-supporting NVIDIA GPUs and optimises the input lag and VRR to the best settings. This gives you lightning response, without having to trawl through multiple settings.

Dolby Atmos gives enveloping sound
Compatible with Dolby Atmos sound, this Panasonic TV creates a more immersive, enveloping sound. For even more immersion, use the HDMI eARC or optical digital output to add a soundbar or base.

HDR10+ Adaptive and Dolby Vision IQ – ultimate detail in all lighting conditions
HDR10+ Adaptive and Dolby Vision IQ take HDR10 and Dolby Vision to the next level, making them the ultimate HDR-type picture processors. HDR10+ Adaptive and Dolby Vision IQ use light sensors inside the TV to adjust the picture quality for the best contrast. This improves the picture’s brightness, without ‘washing out’ the depth. You get a consistent picture quality, however light or dark your room is.

Multi-format HDR support for a stunning picture from all sources
As well as HDR10+ Adaptive and Dolby Vision IQ, this Panasonic 42 inch OLED TV also offers multi-format HDR, including HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and HLG Photo. With so much HDR processing ability on board, you’re guaranteed the most detailed and brightest picture, whatever the HDR format.

See the picture exactly as originally intended, with Filmmaker Mode
Featuring exclusive technology from Panasonic, Filmmaker Mode makes the best of any movie. Designed in collaboration with filmmakers and Hollywood studios, Filmmaker Mode lets you experience the cinematic vision, exactly as the director intended. Overriding the TV’s own motion and picture processing, it presents the correct aspect ratio, colour and frame rate – just as the filmmakers intended. Panasonic add Intelligent Sensing to Filmmaker mode, so that the picture reacts intelligently to changes in light, automatically giving you the most cinematic picture possible.

HomeScreen 7.0 for smart TV
The latest version of Panasonic’s HomeScreen improves accessibility and the myScenery function. The new accessibility menu automatically triggers voice guidance and lets you easily configure settings such as audio description and audio dialogue enhancement. HomeScreen 7.0 supports all major streaming services and uses thumbnail images, making it easier to find your favourite programme. Support for Google Assistant and Alexa means you can also find content via voice command. The improved myScenery feature offers a wider selection of still imagery, as well as nature sounds from the Joy Foundation Inc.

More smart features
As well as all the popular streaming apps, the HomeScreen 7.0 also gives you access to a full web browser. DLNA certified streaming makes it easy to transfer music and video files from your home computer, laptop or NAS drive to the TV. Also standard is Swipe and Share functionality. Swipe and share lets you use the Panasonic Remote TV app for smartphone media sharing. By using the app on your smartphone or tablet, you can easily stream pictures, 4K videos and music straight to the TV - no cables required.

Enjoy the benefit of OLED, on a smaller screen, with the Panasonic TX-42LZ980B.

Please note, this Smart TV features third party Apps. These Apps may be modified or withdrawn at any time. There may also be a delay in launching some of the featured Apps. Catch-up TV Apps may vary by region. The function and availability of apps is not covered by the manufacturer’s or Richer Sounds’ guarantee.
Screen
OLED
Yes
Screen Size
42"
Screen Technology
OLED
Picture Quality
LED Backlight
OLED
Local Dimming
Yes - OLED
Motion Processing
Smooth Motion Drive
Pixel Resolution
3840 x 2160
Ultra HD Premium
Yes
HDR
Yes
HDR Formats
Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
10 Bit
Panel Bit Depth
10
Panel Frequency
100Hz
Panel Frequency
100Hz
Display
Screen Resolution
4K Ultra HD
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Full Web Browser
Yes
Netflix 4K Streaming
Yes
Processor
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
TV Catch Up
Freeview Play
Voice Activated TV
Yes
Connectivity
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Bluetooth
Yes
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
DLNA Compliant
Yes
HDMI
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
HDMI 2.0
Yes (HDMI 2.1)
Headphone Socket
Yes
USB
3
Wi-Fi
Yes
Tuner
Analogue Tuner
Yes
TV Tuner
Freeview
Twin Tuners
Yes
Audio
Speakers
Yes
Features
USB Recording
Yes
USB Video Playback
Yes
Energy Consumption
Energy Efficiency Rating
G
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Energy - kWh/1000h
52
Energy - HDR rating
G
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
70
Energy - Label Rating
G
Dimensions
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
933 x 545 x 67
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
933 x 599 x 250
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1268 x 665 x 225
VESA Fittings
200 x 200
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 200 x 200
Weight
Weight (KG)
13.5/17.5 (Without/With Stand)
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Stand
Yes - Fixed
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