MediaTek has just announced that its Pentonic series of SoCs for high-performance Smart TVs will now support Dolby Vision IQ with ‘Precision Detail’. This makes the company the first TV SoC manufacturer to support the technologies. Also Read – Coocaa S3U Pro 32-inch Smart TV Review: A Decent TV That Is Knocked Down By Its Operating System
Precision Detail is a new feature introduced for TVs with Dolby Vision IQ, which will support MediaTek Pentonic SoCs for 8K and 4K smart TVs. The technology actually contributes to Dolby Vision content by revealing extra detail in both light and dark areas. Also Read – MediaTek launches Dimensity 8100, Dimensity 8000 chipsets for premium smartphones
According to the chip giant, both technologies combined with its proprietary Intelligent View will help the SoCs to process multiple Dolby Vision streams simultaneously, allowing users to view different media sources simultaneously in Dolby Vision in multiple windows. Also Read – Oppo Find X5 Confirmed To Get MediaTek Dimesity 9000 Chipset
“MediaTek’s Pentonic series makes it easy for OEMs to bring Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail to the next generation of 8K and 4K smart TVs,” said Alex Chen, General Manager of the TV Business Unit at MediaTek.
The company claims in its announcement that Smart TVs with MediaTek Pentonic SoC and Dolby Vision IQ will be made available with precise details from H2, 2022.
Apart from these technologies, the MediaTek Pentanic SoCs already support gaming in Dolby Vision at 4K 120Hz. They also support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
MediaTek Pentanic SoCs
MediaTek Pentanic SoCs are specially designed to power Smart TVs. Based on TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process, they provide up to 8K 120Hz in-chip MEMC and come with an AI processor. These SoCs support UFS 3.1 storage and can run multiple content streams from different sources simultaneously.
They come with support for multiple connectivity options including WiFi 6E, 5G, HDMI 2.1 and USB. The chips also support four directional microphones and AI-Voice technologies to run voice assistants and enable smart home integration.