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.
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.
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.