The Chinese manufacturer therefore presented its Ultra HD 8K Mini LED televisions this morning. Two series are on the program, the TCL X925 and TCL X925 Pro. We present the latter in detail before returning to the second in a later article.
The X925 Pro series has a single reference, the TCL85X925 Pro. Flagship of the manufacturer, it takes the specifications of the 85X12 unveiled in China in the city of Lingxi last March (see our CES 21 news> TV Mini LED Ultra HD 8K QLED TCL 85 '' with OD Zero technology).
OD Zero, kesako? Ultra HD 8K Mini LED model, the 85X925 Pro (85 '', 216 cm) television will be the only one in the TCL 2021 range equipped with OD0 technology. As a reminder, the latter designates the latest generation of backlighting from the manufacturer for a screen fineness never before achieved on LED LCD televisions. This is largely due to the size of the diodes used, infinitely smaller than those on board the TCL C825 specimens for example, 152.4 µm against 225 µm (and 1600 µm on the first specimen of the genus signed TCL, the 65X10 appeared in 2019).
To go further, OD is the abbreviation of Optical Distance, or the distance between the backlighting system and the screen. In the context of an OD Zero process, this is minimal, close to zero. And it is this technical characteristic that allows the TCL 85X925 Pro to display a thickness of only 9.9 mm, a real feat for an LCD screen.
96,000 LEDs for 1,920 zones In the technical chapter, the TCL 85X925 Pro has 96,000 LEDs ventilated according to 1,920 zones (ie 50 diodes per zone) for a light peak of 2,000 nits and a contrast ratio of 10,000,000: 1. For its part, QLED (Quantum Dots) technology allows 157% coverage of the Rec.709 gamut. Of course, the four HDMI 2.1 connectors are part of the game with 8K / 60, HFR 4K / 120, eARC, VRR (48 Hz to 120 Hz) and ALLM compatibility. Ditto for the management of HDR10, HDR10 + and HDR Dolby Vision associated with the Dolby Vision IQ functionality, without forgetting the FreeSync.
5.1.2 and 160 W sound The audio section consists of a 5.1.2 system in the form of an Onkyo sound bar accompanied by a subwoofer housed in the TV stand (see photo below). Dolby Atmos compatible, it is equipped with 25 speakers (including a subwoofer with a capacity of 7 liters) for a total power of 160 watts.
Gesture control In addition, the TCL 85X925 Pro is equipped with a motorized ToF 3D 48 Mpxls camera, the first of its kind, for gesture control of the TV through the on-board AI module. It is thus possible to activate the fast forwarding of a streaming program with a simple hitchhiking gesture (see photo below). Likewise, the latter can analyze with precision the observation posture and the distance of the person to adapt the image settings accordingly. Finally, the Google Duo embedded application (see second photo below) allows visual conversations with family, friends or acquaintances.
Smart Google TV The TCL 85X12 TV is equipped with the Smart Google TV function. For connectivity, it is the Wi-Fi 6 function which is in addition to Bluetooth. Finally, the Imax Enhanced certification is also present, the same for the Works with Alexa label (Amazon Echo type speaker compulsory for voice control of the TV).
Availability announced for the end of the year . Indicative price still unknown.
Reminder of the key characteristics of the TCL 85X925 Pro:
• 10-bit panel
• 100 Hz panel
• LCD panel
• Ultra HD / 8K panel
• Processor: Quad Core
• Mega Contrast contrast enhancement function
• Wide Color Gamut function
• UHD Color Extender function
• UPnP (DLNA) media gateway function
• DVR function
• eARC function
• VRR function (from 48 Hz to 120 Hz)
• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function
• 4K HFR 120 function
• Quantum Dots function
• UHD Super Resolution function
• AiPQ Engine function
• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility
• Bluetooth compatibility
• HDR10 + compatibility
• Miracast Compatibility
• HDR Dolby Vision Compatibility
• HDCP 2.2 Compatibility
• HEVC Compatibility
• Dolby Atmos Compatibility
• DTS-HD Compatibility
• Compatibility HBBTV
• Fransat compatibility
• CEC compatibility
• Channel Ready compatibility
• Wi-Fi compatibility ax
• Compatibility DTS-HD bility
• HDCP 2.3 compatibility
• Imax Enhanced certification
• Filmmaker Mode certification
• Outputs: 1 optical
• Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, 1 USB Host 2.0 port, 1 Ethernet port
• Google Assistant Multimedia
• Multimedia Works with Alexa
• Google TV Multimedia
• Google Duo Multimedia
• Mini Backlight System LED Local Diming
• Mini LED technology: yes
• DVB-T2 tuner
• DVB-C tuner
• DVB-S2 tuner
• Sound section: 5.1. 2
• Power: 160 W
• Other: Hands-Free Voice Control function, integrated camera