Panasonic TX-55FZW835 TV review: nice to see

Rich blacks, excel­lent con­trast ratio, excel­lent view­ing angle sta­bil­i­ty — OLED tech­nol­o­gy offers many advan­tages that the Pana­son­ic TX-55FZW835 demon­strat­ed “excel­lent­ly” dur­ing test­ing. In terms of detail, we mea­sured a very good checker­board con­trast ratio of 220:1 on this 55-inch UHD TV, as well as a high max­i­mum con­trast ratio of 7555:1. Togeth­er, these two char­ac­ter­is­tics pro­vide excel­lent col­or sat­u­ra­tion and pic­ture detail, and this applies to both “light” and “dark” scenes in films. With HDR 10+, rel­e­vant con­tent is trans­formed into an even more nat­ur­al and col­or­ful image.

Panasonic TX-55FZW835 TV review: nice to seeThe impres­sion of good image qual­i­ty is com­ple­ment­ed by a high max­i­mum pan­el bright­ness of 516 cd/m2. Thus, the screen of the TX-55FZW835 shines so bright­ly that you can watch TV even in bright rooms and in direct sun­light. While the oth­er mod­els in our respec­tive rank­ings are slight­ly bet­ter, over­all there is noth­ing to com­plain about in image qual­i­ty.


beau­ti­ful OLED pic­ture
lux­u­ry equip­ment
good sound


rel­a­tive­ly high ener­gy con­sump­tion
no DivX and DTS sup­port
some­what pricey

The same goes for the sound: both 10W sine dri­vers deliv­er punchy and clear sound. Although Pana­son­ic does not set new records in this area, there will be enough sound for every­day use in any case. How­ev­er, if you want a more com­plete audio expe­ri­ence, buy a sound­bar. How­ev­er, the pre­vi­ous mod­el had the same flaw.

Panasonic TX-55FZW835 TV review: nice to see

Luxurious equipment, mediocre Smart-TV system

With a price tag of almost 150,000 rubles, the Pana­son­ic TX-55FZW835 can­not be called cheap. Accord­ing­ly, our expec­ta­tions from the equip­ment were also high, which the 55-inch TV large­ly jus­ti­fied. In par­tic­u­lar, this OLED TV has a Triple-Twin tuner (two tuners each for cable, satel­lite and DVB-T2 sig­nals), as well as four HDMI inter­faces. Through three USB ports, you can also record TV pro­grams (USB record­ing) and play oth­er con­tent.

As for the choice of for­mats, the oper­at­ing sys­tem devel­oped by the man­u­fac­tur­er, how­ev­er, is leg­i­ble. It is espe­cial­ly worth not­ing that nei­ther the DivX codec nor the DTS for­mat is sup­port­ed here.

Oth­er­wise, the Smart-TV sys­tem (my Home Screen 3.0) does not look as advanced as, for exam­ple, Android TV or LG’s webOS. Although the TV is very fast and respon­sive to com­mands, the choice of appli­ca­tions can­not be com­pared to that of the com­pe­ti­tion. But such pop­u­lar video-on-demand ser­vices as Net­flix and Ama­zon Video, as well as YouTube in the form of relat­ed pro­grams, are pre­sent­ed here. For most users this will be enough. The Inter­net con­nec­tion required for the oper­a­tion of the Smart-TV sys­tem can be con­fig­ured via the LAN port or WLAN mod­ule.

High energy consumption

The Pana­son­ic TX-55FZW835 will have to make small com­pro­mis­es in sec­ondary cat­e­gories, for exam­ple, in terms of ener­gy effi­cien­cy. While com­pa­ra­ble mod­els such as the LG 55SJ8509 receive the EU Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy Label “A+”, this unit from Pana­son­ic is con­tent with the “B” rat­ing. The rea­son lies in the rel­a­tive­ly high lev­el of pow­er con­sump­tion, which is 122 W in the oper­at­ing mode. How­ev­er, this fig­ure can be slight­ly reduced by using the ECO mode. The 0.3 W con­sumed in the Stand­by state, how­ev­er, can­not be reduced in any way.

Alternative for the same money: LG OLED 55E8

Panasonic TX-55FZW835 TV review: nice to seeThe LG OLED 55E8 costs about the same but offers bet­ter pic­ture and sound qual­i­ty than a Pana­son­ic TV. We like the Smart-TV sys­tem devel­oped by the man­u­fac­tur­er for its wide range of appli­ca­tions, clear menu orga­ni­za­tion and sup­port for a wide range of dif­fer­ent for­mats. Pow­er con­sump­tion and equip­ment are approx­i­mate­ly on the same lev­el as the Pana­son­ic TX-55FZW835.

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