TCL has announced that its X915 range of Android QLED TVs has gained IMAX Enhanced verification for its audio visual performance.
In meeting the performance standards laid down by IMAX and DTS, TCL’s X915 TVs have proved they meet the criteria for playback of IMAX Enhanced mastered content in the home environment.
Indeed, the IMAX Enhanced website explains that the only way to experience IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale in the home is through IMAX Enhanced certification which 'combines digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms'.
The X915 TVs feature a Quantum Dot (QLED) screen with a measured 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut to display 1.07 billion colours at 8K (7680 × 4320) resolution which represents 33 million pixels. For non native 8K content, the X915 AI 8K Upscaling Technology can optimise it to deliver the best possible image, offering a true 8K experience. Meanwhile Local Dimming Technology enables precise backlight control that enhances contrast and imagery while HDR10+ and Dolby Vision optimize the picture to boost colour saturation limits and improve the contrast further.
In addition to high end images, the X915 comes equipped with a sound system featuring hardware from Onkyo and sound technology supported by Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Onkyo themselves have audio products that have been awarded IMAX Enhanced certification although it’s of note that the DTS:X surround sound format, which is included in the IMAX Enhanced programme, is not supported in the X915.
Kevin Wang, CEO of TCL Industries Holdings Co., Ltd. and TCL Electronics, commented, “It is our absolute pleasure to gain recognition and partner with such an elite program as IMAX Enhanced. TCL Android QLED TVs have met the highest level of standards, and ensure the best color, contrast, clarity and sound on the market.”
TCL is one of only two TV brands to meet these standards (Sony is the other major player with its high end OLED and LCD TVs) although there are numerous audio based firms such as Arcam, Denon, JBL, Onkyo, Marantz, McIntosh and Definitive Technology that have been awarded the IMAX Enhanced status.
The 75-inch X915 is available in parts of Europe arriving "later in other regions."
Sony recently announced plans to release hundreds of movie titles in the IMAX Enhanced format
Source: Press release
Image Source: TCL