Our view about TX-55HZ980 from Panasonic : A TV Ultra HD 4K

Presentation of the Panasonic TX-55HZ980

Panasonic ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this TX-55HZ980, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Why can we consider this TX-55HZ980 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the Panasonic TX-55HZ980

The Panasonic TX-55HZ980 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
In short, the Panasonic has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Panasonic TX-55HZ980 is revealed.

TV screen presentation Panasonic TX-55HZ980

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Designed with a frequency of 100 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
In addition, Panasonic has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
Thus, the Panasonic TX-55HZ980 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

The sound of the Panasonic TX-55HZ980

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the TX-55HZ980 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two baffles and a power output of 15 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The TX-55HZ980 Panasonic is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Panasonic TX-55HZ980

On the software side, the Panasonic TX-55HZ980 is equipped with the operating system my Home Screen 5. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV TX-55HZ980 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Panasonic TX-55HZ980 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

The connection system of the Panasonic TX-55HZ980

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

TX-55HZ980 from Panasonic – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 58
Screen size in inches 54.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 15
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 
Number of tuners 4
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 105 W

To conclude on the Panasonic TX-55HZ980

In conclusion, the Panasonic TX-55HZ980 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
Panasonic chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.