Philips (TP Vision) seems to be equipping its Android TV with a new hardware platform that supports HDMI 2.1, 4K @ 120Hz and 8K resolution for the first time.
In early 2020, many Philips fans were expecting an Android TV that supports the new HDMI 2.1 interface. Unfortunately, however, the hardware platform from Mediatek (MT5596) was not designed for HDMI 2.1 or 4K @ 120Hz. Maximum HDMI 2.0 was supported with HDCP 2.2 and 4K @ 60Hz image signals. But as New Year’s New Luck and Alex revealed from toengel.net, not only the top models (from the 8000 Series + OLED TVs) are equipped with a new SoC (system on chip), even the midrange segment ( Below) 8000 Series) should get a major upgrade.
MediaTek chip for HDMI 2.1, 4K @ 120Hz and VRR
Philips Android TV of the premium segment is equipped with a customized version MediaTek flagship MT9950 Equipped. The new chipset not only supports all previously offered HDR formats, HDMI 2.1 interfaces (HDCP 2.3) and signal processing of 4K @ 120Hz and 8K @ 60Hz with 4: 4: 4 chroma (HEVC-coded) without any problems. possible. VRR (variable refresh rate) is also listed separately. In addition, there are (theoretically) popular audio codecs from Dolby and DTS, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Comes with the same chipset Oppo Smart TV S1 for use. It supports EARC, VRR and ALM among others.
Philips Mid-Range TV without HDMI 2.1?
In the higher 7000 series, Philips (TP Vision) will likely make a hardware update as well. Televisions should use the MediaTek MT9602 chipset, although the added value of this SoC upgrade is not so clear to us. is supported MediaTek Sea HDMI 2.1A interface, but 4K image signals are displayed with a maximum of 60 Hz. So no 120Hz gaming on the 7000 series. With this move, TP Vision may want to provide a bit more stability and security for new TV sets.
We do not expect official confirmation of this information until the end of January, when Philips will virtually introduce its new TV lineup. So cross your fingers and hope for Ambilight TV with HDMI 2.1, 4K @ 120Hz, VRR, ALLM and eARC! Or how about one 8K OLED TVThe
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