What happened? TCL is expanding its line of TVs with Google TV, which is just as expensive. Not only does TCL X9 have a size of 85 inches, but it also has mini LED technology and 8K HDR resolution. Unfortunately, its $9999 price tag makes it off-limits for most people.
Last month, TCL unveiled its Google TV models. It has now expanded its product line with the X9, part of the XL series, which is 80 inches and larger. In addition to the mini LED backlight features, it uses "OD Zero" technology, and the zero segment represents a distance of 0mm between the backlight layer and the LCD layer. This makes for a very narrow structure and a barely visible margin. TCL notes that the X9 is the thinnest QLED TV.
The maximum resolution of the TV is 8K. Seeing something at 33 million pixels seems compelling, even though there is very little content at that native resolution.
TCL writes that the image has been optimized using machine learning AiPQ Engine technology, which dynamically adjusts color. Contrast and Sharpness for the Best Possible HDR 8K Experience - Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.
With the ultra-thin TCL X9, the company includes Onkyo drivers tuned within separate 5.1.2. The TV soundbar also has a built-in camera for full-screen Google Duo video calls, which covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The 85-inch OD Zero Mini LED TV also features TCL Contrast. TCL writes: Zone Control Technology that enhances the image in different areas to create a high contrast between light and dark areas. Two (out of four) feature HDMI 2.1 and eARC.
All this technology is expensive: TCL will cost just under $10,000 when it hits the market. United States later this year. But this is in line with many large 8K screen combinations from other manufacturers.
TCL unveils $9999 Google TV with built-in camera and small LED technology