The company didn 't share much more details about the new 6-S eries (model R648) besides mentioning that it would use the scaling motor TCL AIPQ, Mini -LED and the Roku operating system. In the meantime, the 4K version that I loved so much will remain on sale.
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Here it ' is where I remind you that 8K owners will be watching 4K at best for the foreseeable future. Japan's NHK has announced that it will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics in 8K, but it is not yet known whether this show will make it to the United States (assuming the Olympics, already postponed by a year due to the class pandemic , actually exist ). 8K video games are far from common . No major channel or subion streaming service had advertised 8K. The only 8K videos you can watch right now are a handful of clips on YouTube or Vimeo, or video that you film yourself .
The 8K TCL will use Roku's streaming system, but only YouTube and Vimeo have 8K videos today. TCL
A cheaper 8K TV won't do anything to address the lack of 8K content, but it could to encourage people who want to sustain their television investment. Personally, I prefer to invest in brightness, contrast or color rather than in additional pixels.
The mini-LED decreases
The main reason I liked the picture quality of the 6 Series was its excellent brightness and contrast for the price, a direct result of Mini-LED technology. In 2021, TCL will introduce a range of televisionsequipped with its third generation of mini-LEDs, called OD Zero. Compared to current mini LED TVs such as the 6 series, OD Zero TVs will be much thinner due to a reduction in the distance between the backlight layer and the LCD display layer.
Mini-LED, not to be confused with MicroLED , are smaller than the LEDs used in most TVs, and in the sets I have reviewed, they improve brightness and can make a backlight more precise, for example reducing stray lighting. TCL was the first to sell a mini LED TV with the Serie 8 in 2019, and LG and Samsung will follow in 2021.
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No other details about the new OD Zero televisions have been annonces, although TCL was careful to note that it is not the Vidrian Mini-LED system that it has shown in the past, which integrates LEDs into a glass panel to create thousands of dimming zones which improve the backlight accuracy even further. The company has not announced a Vidrian TV for 2021.
The 85-inch TCL 4 series will likely be among the cheapest TVs of its size in 2021. TCL
Finally, TCL said it will add its first 85 inch televisions to the 2021 range with three different models of this massive size: there is a entry-level 4 series with Roku streaming (model 85R435), a link Model QLED (85R745) and a model boat flag with 8K resolution and OD Zero Mini-LED.
TCL has stated that the 85R745 will have full local dimming and will support variable refresh rate and 120Hz HDMI input. However, it did not specify at what resolution. (The current 6-series only supports 120fps at 1440p, not 4K.) And he didn't say if that local dimming would be powered by Mini-LED.
TCL will announce more details on its new 2021 Televisions, including specific series, pricing and availability, later this year.
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