That 8K panel revolution
isn't far away, and more and more manufacturers are standing up and taking notice. One such company is TCL
who has just revealed its 2021 panel range, with screens as small as 4K 43" through to 8K 85".
Using QLED and Mini LED technology, not too dissimilar to Samsung
and its broad range of modern panels, TCL's range is taking that leap into 8K with screens that support such technologies as Variable Refresh Rate, the aforementioned Mini LED, Quantum Dot and more.
Here's the official line:
The new range boasts both 4K and ground-breaking 8K resolution – four times the resolution of 4K Ultra HD –for incredible sharpness and clarity. Innovative Mini LED backlight technology features outstanding colour, contrast and brightness for exceptional picture quality whilst Dolby Atmos and Onkyo Audio combine to produce an immersive multi-dimensional soundscape. With further audio and visual enhancement through the AiPQ Engine real-time optimisation and the addition of hands-free voice control technology, the TCL 2021 TV range presents a superior TV experience.
“The new range of TCL TVs offers the next generation of gamers the fantastic Game Master experience that is second to none,” says Mark Zhang, Managing Director at TCL Electronics AU/NZ (via press release). “TCL has also become the Official TV Partner of Call of Duty worldwide, demonstrating our ability to bring the best gaming experiences to users all around the world.”
Entertainment you love with a little help from Google TV
TCL is one of only two manufacturers offering Google TV in 2021. With Google TV available on TCL’s new range in the second half of 2021, TCL is taking the entertainment you love to the next level. Google TV brings together movies and shows from across your apps and subscriptions and organises them just for you. Discover new shows to binge with recommendations based on what you watch from across your existing subscriptions and content streams. Ask Google to find movies and shows, answer questions, control smart home devices, and more, with your voice. Selected existing TCL TV models will also be making the upgrade to Google TV via software update in 2021.
Mini LED Technology: Vastly superior picture quality
Mini LED technology dramatically increases the number of local dimming zones with thousands of individually precision-controlled backlight LEDs. Full array Mini LED yields deeper blacks together with enhanced colour reproduction, contrast and brightness for a smoother, more uniform picture and a powerful step up in overall picture quality. Essentially by using more, smaller LEDS, the TV has more control over its highlights and shadows, giving you better contrast and image quality especially with HDR content and games.
Quantum Dot Technology: Delivers incredible depth and realism
Quantum Dot technology utilises efficient light emitting nanocrystals for the precision control of individual picture elements. Turn up the colour volume for truer whites and a rich, vibrant and more natural expanded range of colours.
Variable Refresh Rate: Real-time gaming experience
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) provides automatic adjustment of panel refresh rates to match your input device, all whilst saving power. Enjoy complex and detailed scenes with reduced on screen tearing and stutter for a smoother, more pleasing gameplay experience. VRR on both the X925 and C825 series allow users to connect consoles or PCs to their TV and take advantage of 4K content at 120hz — a much sought after feature for today’s gamers. Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) recognises your console and automatically switches to Game Mode for reduced input Lag and settings that optimise your playing experience. Selected range is supported by Freesync.
Dolby Vision IQ: Automatically adjusts for optimum picture quality
Dolby Vision IQ takes picture control to a new level. Light sensors in the TV measure the surrounding environment and dynamically adjust the screen output for optimal picture quality. Enjoy an ideal viewing experience under any lighting conditions, day or night, with Dolby Vision IQ. It uses the metadata from DV content and the ambient light sensor inside the TV to dynamically adjust the HDR content based on the conditions and lighting in your room.
AiPQ Engine: Enhanced picture quality
The AiPQ Engine is the incredible audio/visual processor driving TCL's outstanding features and performance. It processes content in real time, detecting environment and upscaling display and audio. Picture is optimised according to content so oceans appear bluer and rainforests lusher. Meanwhile audio quality is compensated dynamically based on volume. This eliminates distortion of signal and speakers and provides a more authentic listening experience at any sound level.
The TVs as well as TCL soundbars can be found at most major retailers such as JB Hi-Fi
, Bing Lee
, Leading Appliances
, Betta Electrical
, The Good Guys
and others. Here's the RRP pricing per unit:
- 8K X925: RRP from $4499. Available from July
- 4K C825: RRP from $2499. Available from June
- 4K C725: RRP from $1099. Available from June
- 4K P725: RRP from $899. Available from June (selected models)
- TS8132 –$699 - Available from August
- TS8111 – $499 - Available from June
- TS6110 - $399 - Available from June.