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CES 2022 | TCL announces 4K 144Hz mini-LED TVs with high refresh rate panels aimed towards console gaming

The 2022 TCL 4K TVs sport mini-LED panels with 144Hz refresh (image: TCL)
The 2022 TCL 4K TVs sport mini-LED panels with 144Hz refresh (image: TCL)
While laptops with 120Hz 4K displays may be few and far between, the CES 2022 expo is showing that this year may turn the tide on high refresh rate 4K monitors, notebooks and TVs. The latest entrants in that trend come in the form of 4K TVs with mini-LED panels by TCL that sport the whopping 144Hz refresh rate.

If you have been yearning for a high-def 4K TV that also offers a high refresh rate for fast-paced gaming action, America's second and the world's third most popular TV brand, TCL, just delivered. During its CES 2022 keynote, the company announced a series of 4K TCL TVs with high 144Hz refresh rate panels that will be adorning our living rooms before long. While laptops with 120Hz 4K displays could be counted on the fingers of one hand just last year, this CES 2022 expo will witness an explosion of high refresh rate 4K monitors, laptops and, obviously, TVs, due to popular demand.

The kicker is that the new TCL [email protected] TV sets have panels of the Mini LED variety, ensuring very high brightness, 1000+ local dimming zones and "striking contrast," as TCL puts it in the press release. TCL also previewed its 8K Mini LED TV which already grabbed a few CES 2022 awards way before it was officially announced at the keynote presentation today. Unfortunately, mum's the word on the exact specs, display sizes, and price of the new TCL [email protected] Mini LED TVs, but given what's on offer in the teaser, we are inclined to wait a bit more for those all-important details.

After all, modern consoles like the PlayStation 5 are capable of outputting 4K games at 120fps and it will be nice to have the TV set to match the action coming from the GPU. That's exactly what TCL has in mind for us with its high refresh rate TVs in 2022, it seems, according to the press release about its future plans:

TCL’s award-winning TV technology and picture performance also elevates the video game experience. The latest game consoles and PC gaming set-ups with incredibly powerful graphics cards demand the biggest, brightest, sharpest and fastest TVs and TCL has been able to exceed these needs year over year. High-performance gaming TVs from TCL already feature Auto Game Mode for automatic and super-responsive game-feel, Variable Refresh Rate that will keep up with intense game play, and even HGiG mode for the ultimate in HDR gaming performance. And TCL’s premium TVs currently support gaming at 4K HDR in 120Hz but this year, the sets will step up from a 120Hz panel refresh to 144Hz for even smoother action and faster game-feel. Previously only existing on select high-end gaming monitors that typically max out at a 32-inch screen size, now that TCL’s high-performance TVs will support 4K at 144Hz serious gamers will want to upgrade from a small gaming monitor to something more impactful.

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TCL Unveils Cinematic Advances and TV Innovation at CES 2022

Leading Electronics Brand Enhances its Award-Winning Home Theater Lineup with Big Screen Models Plus Future Technology in Picture Performance and Gaming 

LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2022 - TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling and leading technology companies, today announced new products and spoke to innovations that will deliver unique functionality for an elevated entertainment experience at the 2022 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). TCL discussed new technology being developed including the first dynamic video motion ecosystem, more mini-LED powered TVs, and high-performance gaming features. Its latest introductions further strengthen TCL’s North American leadership and portfolio of award-winning TVs.

With homes in the U.S. now enjoying blockbuster movie premiers on the same day of its theatrical release, TCL is especially focused on making the biggest screen TVs available to more customers with its XL Collection - a unique selection of TVs exceeding 80” that deliver larger-than-life entertainment with varying features that fit any big-screen home theater. TCL will offer the newest and largest model in this series with a 98” QLED-powered television, available now at popular retailers. Starting at under $8,000, TCL is honoring its commitment to deliver powerful picture performance and big-screen immersion at an accessible price point.

“As TCL continues to drive into increasingly larger screen sizes with its advanced panel production facilities, the TCL team must ensure that we’re delivering world-class products with the performance levels that our users truly want in their family room. In fact, here in North America, TVs 60” and larger were one quarter of all TVs sold in 2021 and those big screens were just over half of all TV sales revenue last year,” said Chris Larson, Senior Vice President, TCL North America. “Now you don’t have to leave the house to enjoy blockbuster movies, which is a huge shift for home entertainment, so to enjoy that same truly immersive experience of the cinema screen under your own roof, we’re offering bigger, more powerful TVs. By utilizing our vertical integration advantages in the television space to continue innovating and producing, TCL has plans for bringing mini-LED powered displays across all new high-performance sets in North America and is well poised for another great year in the television business.”

 

In addition to being a leader in bigger screen sizes, TCL has been a leader in delivering more contrast with mini-LED backlight technology. TCL introduced the world’s first TV with mini-LED backlight technology in North America three years ago with tens of thousands of micro-meter class mini-LEDs arrayed behind the LCD to deliver pure precision contrast and brilliantly smooth luminance. TCL then introduced its 2nd generation of TVs with mini-LED backlight technology and deployed it on the 6-Series line of mainstream performance TVs. And now, the 3rd generation of mini-LED is launching on the flagship TV of its XL Collection – the 85-inch 8K QLED X925pro featuring OD Zero mini-LED backlight technology. The X9 delivers brilliantly smooth luminance and precision contrast for dramatic image depth, dazzling in even the brightest rooms, with an ultra-thin profile under 10 millimeters. 

 

TCL Display Innovations

This year, TCL will take the home theater experience to a whole new level with revolutionary technology in TV models currently in development. Building on TCL’s critically acclaimed picture performance, the brand is continuing to improve the foundations of an impactful image - color, contrast, and clarity. Working with strategic partners to bring innovations in each of those areas, TCL provides more color with Quantum Dot technology and wide color standards; more contrast with mini-LED backlight technology and Contrast Control Zones™; and more clarity with new high dynamic range standards and display resolution moving from 4K to 8K.

 

As TCL TVs get bigger and brighter, the impact of great motion performance has become even more important so TCL will also perfect the quality of moving images. TCL is working with Pixelworks and other entertainment leaders to define and deploy a new motion ecosystem with a wholistic approach, to bring the power and innovation of the TrueCut Motion eco-system to its high-performance TV models in North America for the first time. A critical component to great visual experiences, TrueCut Motion is an end-to-end solution that includes a new content delivery format and device certification program to guarantee a consistent filmmaker-approved output. With TrueCut Motion, content creators have a new tool to dynamically use motion to better express style, to immerse viewers in stories and to elicit emotion. With TrueCut Motion technology, viewers can witness this incredible motion, consistently presented the way the filmmaker intended, without adjusting settings on the TV remote. The addition of TrueCut Motion along with features like 4K and HDR mean that viewers will have a home theater experience unlike anything previously imaginable.

TCL’s award-winning TV technology and picture performance also elevates the video game experience. The latest game consoles and PC gaming set-ups with incredibly powerful graphics cards demand the biggest, brightest, sharpest and fastest TVs and TCL has been able to exceed these needs year over year. High-performance gaming TVs from TCL already feature Auto Game Mode for automatic and super-responsive game-feel, Variable Refresh Rate that will keep up with intense game play, and even HGiG mode for the ultimate in HDR gaming performance. And TCL’s premium TVs currently support gaming at 4K HDR in 120Hz but this year, the sets will step up from a 120Hz panel refresh to 144Hz for even smoother action and faster game-feel. Previously only existing on select high-end gaming monitors that typically max out at a 32-inch screen size, now that TCL’s high-performance TVs will support 4K at 144Hz serious gamers will want to upgrade from a small gaming monitor to something more impactful.  

 

TCL TV Entertainment Options

While TCL over-delivers on the hardware, its software partners are working just as hard to provide an entertainment experience that matches the TV’s performance. By taking an OS-balanced approach, TCL applies the same performance vs. value proposition recipe that has made the brand successful with its 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-Series televisions and allowed consumers to choose how they want to engage with their TV and their content. As the landscape for streaming grows, customer demands call for multiple choices and TCL’s platform agnostic product offerings can answer those needs.

TCL introduced its Roku TV™ models in 2014 and disrupted the consumer electronics industry with its explosive growth. All TCL Roku TV models feature not only a simple and customizable home screen, but also offer a free Roku Mobile app with private listening, compatibility with the three major voice ecosystems, search across top steaming channels and access to The Roku Channel and over 200 live TV channels. TCL continues to make a full line of TCL Roku TV models, including the award-winning 6-Series and industry-leading 8-Series televisions. 

TCL has also worked closely with Google to introduce the newest Smart TV experience with Google TV™. New features like hands-free voice control with Google Assistant, a content-first home screen and innovative ways to discover content has enriched TCL’s television lineup. Currently, TCL is one of Google’s largest TV partners worldwide, selling more than 10M sets annually featuring Google TV and Android TV™.

To learn more about TCL and its products, please visit booth #17017 in Central Hall at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show January 5-8 in the Las Vegas Convention Center or visit www.tclusa.com/ces.

About TCL
TCL empowers customers to enjoy more. With a lineup of award-winning televisions, audio products, mobile devices, and appliances, TCL takes pride in delivering meaningful experiences by combining thoughtful design and the latest technology. As one of the world’s largest consumer electronics brands, our extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, helps TCL deliver innovation for all.  

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-01- 4 (Update: 2022-01- 4)