What happened now? TCL is expanding its Google TV lineup with an impressively expensive model. TCL X9 is not only 85-inch, but also equipped with mini LED technology and 8K HDR resolution. Unfortunately, the $ 9,999 price tag makes it out of reach for most people.
TCL unveiled its Google TV models last month. She has now expanded the line with the X9, part of her XL collection, in sizes 80 inches and up. In addition to the mini LED backlight, it uses “OD Zero” technology, the zero portion represents the 0mm distance between the backlight layer and the LCD layer. This allows for an incredibly thin body with barely visible bezels. TCL notes that the X9 is the thinnest QLED TV to date.
The TV also has a resolution up to 8K. Viewing something at 33 million pixels sounds convincing, although there is still very little content at this native resolution.
TCL writes that the image is enhanced with machine learning-based AiPQ Engine technology that dynamically adjusts color, contrast and clarity to achieve the best 8K HDR quality – it supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10 + and HLG.
Because the TCL X9 is so thin, the company includes Onkyo-tuned drivers inside a separate 5.1.2 soundbar. The TV also has a built-in Google Duo full-screen video calling camera, and it covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
“The OD Zero 85-inch Mini LED TV also boasts TCL Contrast Control Zones, which optimizes image areas to achieve striking contrast between light and dark areas,” writes TCL.
In the meantime, gamers should appreciate the X9’s low latency, variable refresh rate and auto-play features, as well as two (out of four) HDMI 2.1 ports and one eARC.
All of these impressive technologies have a really high price tag: TCL will cost just a dollar less than $ 10,000 when it arrives in the US later this year. But this is consistent with many large-screen 8K kits from other manufacturers.