Final yr, TCL introduced an “XL” TV sequence that aimed to supply very massive 85-inch shows for costs beneath what you’d pay for a equally monumental set from, say, Samsung or LG. And within the first week of 2022, the XL lineup goes even bigger. Right now TCL is introducing a brand new 98-inch 4K QLED TV that’s accessible for buy instantly. The 98R754 is a Google TV-based set that gives options like 4K gaming at 120Hz.
As for the worth, TCL is just saying that the most recent XL mannequin “begins at below $8,000.” So, that most likely interprets to $7,999. Even at that asking value, TCL claims the 98-inch QLED is “accessible” and honors the corporate’s “dedication to ship highly effective image efficiency and big-screen immersion at an accessible value level.”
Photos of the TV shared by TCL present that it has 4 HDMI ports, with two of them supporting 4K at 120Hz (although one in all that pair additionally handles eARC responsibility). However the firm isn’t saying a lot about different tech specs, so we’ll want to attend for retail listings to get the complete scoop. It’s additionally operating Google TV, which ought to now be a smoother expertise than when TCL’s first TVs with the software program initially exhibited bugs and sluggish efficiency.
We’re nonetheless utilizing Tenet for press photographs in 2022?
TCL can also be sharing a few of its plans for different TV fashions coming later this yr: each TCL Roku TV and Google TV will probably be upgraded in 2022. As a part of that, clients can count on a fair sooner variable refresh charge of as much as 144Hz for PC gaming — up from the usual 120Hz. (Samsung’s new 2022 TVs are additionally making this improve.) And TCL says extra units will make the leap from 4K to 8K decision.
In a little bit of an sudden transfer, TCL can also be touting upcoming developments in movement processing. It is going to be “partnering with Pixelworks and different leisure leaders to outline and deploy a brand new movement ecosystem — TrueCut Movement — to its high-performance TV fashions for the primary time.”
In case you’re unfamiliar with TrueCut Movement like I used to be, right here’s TCL’s temporary rundown:
A important element to nice visible experiences, TrueCut Movement is an end-to-end answer that features a new content material supply format and gadget certification program to ensure a constant filmmaker-approved output.