“So Panasonic has had its thinking cap on. This Pro Edition panel incorporates custom hardware improvements, utilising heat management techniques first developed for plasma displays. By taking more heat from the panel, it’s created more headroom for brightness. Panasonic says this equates to an average picture level (APL) improvement of around 30 per cent.
The upshot is better colour accuracy and brighter images. Long story short: the set manages peak HDR and overall picture brightness more skilfully than any domestic screen I’ve auditioned.
Wield the silver-finished, well laid-out remote and you can call up the TV’s numerous presets, and their HDR- specific variants. Panasonic’s Normal mode presents the highest luminance level, and is often the most consistently rewarding. Cinema is the brightest of the various cinema defaults, while Dynamic exaggerates high-frequency detail and over-saturates primary colours.”