IFA 2013: TCL 4K TVs to carry Technicolor Certified HDMI Input


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Bought in scaling solution could be the answer for cheaper brands

Budget Chinese 4K TV manufacturers TCL has announced that it is to introduce Technicolor 4K Image Certified HDMI inputs in to their Ultra HD TV ranges from 2014.

The press release isn't exactly clear as to exactly what that means but either way you read it, it's quite an interesting idea.

What is clear is that the Technicolor certification relates to the scaling of sub 4K signals to a certain standard but whether that is somehow achieved by an embedded scaling chip on the HDMI port or it points to a scaling chip and algorithms provided by Technicolor, somewhere else, is currently anyone's guess.

We'll take a stab that it's the latter option but, either way, if the scaling is up to snuff, it looks like it will provide a cheap, off-the-shelf solution to budget 4K TV manufacturers.


‘With this 4K Image Certified Port program, Technicolor is solving the 4K content issue for viewing on 4K/UHD televisions. We are especially excited to bring together with TCL this program inside the 4K UHDTV sets' explained Manuele Wahl, SVP, Technology Licensing for Technicolor.

It's not really solving the content issue though, is it? We can chalk that one down to HDMI 2.0


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