TCL announces its new 6-series of TVs will be the world's first to support THX Certified Game Mode
THX is a body that has issued standards and support for audio-visual fidelity in content for over 35 years. Now, TCL has announced that it has worked with the body to introduce a recent and highly relevant addition to its work in some of its upcoming TVs. This Certified Game Mode is intended to enhance the quality and immersion of the input in question.
To this end, it is present to tweak certain device settings whenever an applicable source (a compatible console or PC, for example) is detected. TCL claims the Certified Game Mode optimizes video processing to reduce input lag, and ensures clarity by enabling judder- or smear-reduction measures, or through black-frame insertions or backlight scanning when dealing with moving objects.
The THX Certified Game Mode is also rated to underpin the attenuated dark-to-light transition times that add a convincing effect to many games. It will also subtly modify picture settings to deliver the brighter or more saturated colors some titles call for.
Despite the official leak of this spec, TCL has yet to mention what else the new 6-series TVs will offer. However, we do now know they will have a refresh rate of at least 120 hertz (Hz), as the THX Certified Game Mode mandates this.
In addition, the current iterations of this line are 4K QLED screens that support Dolby Vision, HDR10 and the Roku streaming platform. Therefore, we may be able to expect at least more of the same when these new panels are ultimately revealed. TCL projects this will happen before the summer of 2020 is over.