Panasonic MX940, 43'' and 50'' 4K Ultra HD Full LED TV

Continued, again, from our workforce review about the Japanese manufacturer's 2023 TV range. After the Panasonic MZ2000, Panasonic MZ1500 and Panasonic MZ800 Oled TV series, and the Panasonic MX950 Mini LED series, the spotlight is on the Panasonic MX940, equipped with a Full LED Local Dimming backlight system.

The Panasonic MX940 has two Ultra HD 4K references, the Panasonic TX-43MX940 (43'', 109 cm, bottom in the photo below) and Panasonic TX-50MX940 (50'', 127 cm).

Panasonic MX940 TV, Main Video Specs

In short, the Panasonic MX940 televisions offer almost all of the technical characteristics of the MX950s, modulo the Full LED Local Dimming obedience backlighting system (compared to Mini LED on the MX950s). We therefore find a native 120 Hz VA LCD panel boosted with QLED technology (Quantum Dots nanocrystals) and the HCX Processor AI Pro chip (see below). There is still the management of HDR10, HDR10 + Adaptive, HDR HLG, HDR HLG photo and HDR Dolby Vision, plus ISF and Dolby Vision IQ modes to enjoy an HDR Dolby Vision image that is always perfectly set whatever the surrounding light conditions. For its part, HDR10+ Adaptive technology is an improved version of the HDR10+ format for the best possible image whatever the ambient conditions, dark room or with strong light sources. And even with changing conditions, if the TV is located near a window for example. HDR10+ Adaptive mode uses data from the TV's light sensor to adapt the image to the environment.

Panasonic MX940 TV, HCX Pro AI Processor

As a reminder, the renowned HCX Pro AI Processor is based on Machine Learning technology in order to adapt in real time (analysis of the image every second) the best parameters according to the content displayed. Namely, this Machine Learning process is coupled with a huge image database of more than a million video clips. Of course, the HCX Pro AI Processor chip acts on the sound, again by finely adapting the settings to the nature of the program displayed, film, sport…

Panasonic MX940 TV, sound section

The audio section delivers a total power of 20 W (2 x 10 W) and ensures Dolby Atmos compatibility. The connection still has four HDMI inputs, two of which are 2.1 with support for eARC, ALLM, VRR, 4K / 120 and FreeSync Premium functions (via the Game Mode Extreme label). Finally, the Panasonic MX940 televisions offer an adjustable base with the supports placed at the ends of the screen (see second photo below) or more in the center to be in phase with narrower furniture.

Panasonic MX940 TV, Game Mode Extreme label and Game Control Board function

In addition to the Game Mode Extreme label (see second photo below), the MX940 screens also have the Game Control Board function (see photo below) for direct access to game-related settings.

Otherwise, we notice a DVB-T2, DVB-C and DVB-S2 tuner and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility.

Panasonic MX940 TV, Smart TV My Home Screen 8.0

The new Smart TV My Home Screen 8.0 function offers the possibility of personalizing the home screen (My Scenary option) with the choice of photos or a video. Panasonic has partnered with LoungV Studio to deliver quality relaxation videos. Access to VOD and content is also made easier thanks to a redesigned graphical interface based on icons representing the devices connected to the television. The same goes for the Netflix, Amazon and YouTube apps. Users can even add frequently watched TV channels directly to the home screen.

Finally, Panasonic MX940 televisions allow voice control of the TV for essential functions, via Google Assistant (Google Home speaker required) or Amazon Alexa (integrated).

, Panasonic MX940 TV, connectivity

In addition to the four HDMI connectors already mentioned, including one with eARC management, there is an optical output, three USB Host (including one 3.0) with DVR (digital recorder) function, an Ethernet port and a CI+ port. HDCP 2.3 certification is also on the menu.

Availability announced for the start of the school year. Indicative prices: €999 for the Panasonic TX-43MX940. Pricing still unknown for the TX-50MX940.

Reminder of the key characteristics of Panasonic MX940 TVs:

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• 10-bit panel (8 bits + FRC)

• Panel 120 Hz

• Processor: HCX Processor AI Pro

• Wide Color Gamut function

• UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• 4K HFR 120 function

• Quantum Dots function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• Bluetooth compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• Wi-Fi compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Chromecast compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HDR10+ Adaptive compatibility

• ISF certification

• Filmmaker Mode certification

• Outputs: 1 optical output

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.1, 2 HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.3 certified, including 1 with eARC management, 3 USB Host ( including one 3.0), 1 Ethernet port and 1 CI+ port

• Multimedia My Home Screen 8.0

• Local Dimming Full LED backlighting system

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB tuner -C

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.0

• Power: 20 W (2 x 10 W)