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TCL Demos 32-inch 4K 240Hz LCD, Teases 75-inch 8K 265Hz MLED TV

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The ideal monitor or televisions feature high resolutions, high refresh rates, huge diagonal sizes, accurate colors and good contrast. Separately, all of these features have been available for a while, but today there are very few devices that actually bring them all together. At an event in China, TCL demonstrated a rather unique 32-inch 4K gaming display with a 240 Hz refresh rate as well as an innovative Mini LED 8K TV with a 265 Hz refresh rate. 

There are a number of 31.5-inch displays that boast a 2560 x 1440 resolution along with a 240 Hz or higher refresh rate available now, but many of us want to have a 4K monitor these days to enjoy even crisper images and watch Ultra-HD movies in a native resolution. Unfortunately, nobody has managed to mass produce a large 4K panel with a 240 Hz refresh rate, but TCL CSOT, a maker of televisions and display panels, demonstrated the industry's first 32-inch 4K gaming LCD with a 240 Hz refresh rate at its Global Display Tech-Ecosystem Conference in Shanghai, China, reports ITHome

The prototype monitor not only boasts a unique combination of high resolution and high refresh rate, but it is also curved with an R800 radius. There is no word about when this 32-inch, 4K, 240 Hz gaming LCD will go into production, but since the company hasn't said, we don't expect it will be soon. Also, since HDMI 2.1 only supports 4K/240Hz mode with DSC, it probably makes sense for TCL to introduce the LCD when DisplayPort 2.0-supporting graphics cards (with UHBR 20 support) become more common. 

Keeping in mind that TCL does not produce its own monitors, it remains to be seen whether this prototype of a curved 32-inch, 4K gaming LCD with a 240 Hz refresh rate will actually become a commercial product under the TCL trademark.

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But while a 32-incher certainly is a big display, there are those who prefer big-format gaming and specifically for those TCL demonstrated its prototype 75-inch 8K television with a 265Hz refresh rate and a Mini LED-based backlighting. This television relies on an a-Si 4Mask 1G1D panel that uses technologies developed by TCL in collaboration with "a number of well-known universities," according to the company's blog post.  

Since this 75-inch 8K MLED television with a 265Hz refresh rate is a very early prototype, nobody including TCL knows when it can hit the market. Today there are even no display interfaces that support 8Kp265 mode (which will require around 205 Gbit/s of bandwidth), so we are talking about a very long-term future here. 

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Meanwhile, for those who can settle for less TCL will have an 8K 64-inch OLED TV based on a printed OLED technology made by JOLED.

  • samopa
    What is the build quality ?
    Sorry, never heard TCL brand before, but I need to upgrade by 32" LG Monitor that only capable 60Hz in 4K.
    If the build quality is comparable, it it can really do 240Hz in 4K @ 32", then I'm game.
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  • hannibal
    samopa said:
    What is the build quality ?
    Sorry, never heard TCL brand before, but I need to upgrade by 32" LG Monitor that only capable 60Hz in 4K.
    If the build quality is comparable, it it can really do 240Hz in 4K @ 32", then I'm game.
    TLC make cheap TV sets. So it does not compete with LG, but TLC are also cheaper than LG in TV-market, so at least it offers competition in the lower end of the price category.
    I have not personally owned any TLC TV, but people seems to consider them good bang for the buck. But it has not been competing with high end products in quality.
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  • DougMcC
    I've been wondering why HDMI consortium has been so slow to build fanfare for 3.0, surely everyone sees that 16k/360 displays are pretty near on the horizon and 2.1 is just not going to do the job for much longer.
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    I'd rather the work went into making micro-LEDs cheaper & more accessible, than mini-LED products. Micro LED is the one thing that can get us to OLED quality without some of the drawbacks.
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  • TJ Hooker
    hannibal said:
    TLC make cheap TV sets. So it does not compete with LG, but TLC are also cheaper than LG in TV-market, so at least it offers competition in the lower end of the price category.
    I have not personally owned any TLC TV, but people seems to consider them good bang for the buck. But it has not been competing with high end products in quality.
    TCL TVs compete with (and generally outperform) LG's entire non-OLED TV lineup. I've heard some anecdotes about quality control being a concern with TCL, but they do make some good TVs in terms of features and picture quality.

    I'm surprised the first poster has never heard of them, they're the 2nd largest TV manufacturer in the world by market share. Their ranking may be a little lower in terms of market share in the west, but I imagine they'd still be at least top 5.
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  • helper800
    We have a 65 inch TCL 4k smart TV in the living room and it uses roku, and for 400 dollars it is an amazing value proposition. It has 1 small defect in that one of the parts of the backlight that died but only shows up in very bright scenes and is only about a 2 inch area at the very edge of the picture in the middle right.
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  • exploding_psu
    samopa said:
    What is the build quality ?
    Sorry, never heard TCL brand before, but I need to upgrade by 32" LG Monitor that only capable 60Hz in 4K.
    If the build quality is comparable, it it can really do 240Hz in 4K @ 32", then I'm game.

    We have a TCL smart TV at the house. To be fair, the build quality isn't as good as the LG we got upstairs, but it'll do in a pinch. Besides, the only time we really care about the build-quality was when we were mounting it to the wall.
    Feature-wise, we're quite happy with it even though it has some China-specific apps that we'll never use. But we got it at basement prices so that's cool.

    We're not a discerning users though, I mean pretty much any TV will do for us, but we're quite happy with it and I'm sure their higher end models should fare much better.
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  • samopa
    TJ Hooker said:
    I'm surprised the first poster has never heard of them, they're the 2nd largest TV manufacturer in the world by market share. Their ranking may be a little lower in terms of market share in the west, but I imagine they'd still be at least top 5.

    Top 5 market share brand of TV in my country are : Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, and LG.
    Small portion of that market (less than 5%) if divide among few local brand, so yes I haven't heard TCL in my country

    But we have amazon, so as long it's available in amazon, I can purchase that
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