MediaTek’s latest Pentonic chipset combines industry-leading picture enhancements with gaming optimizations for incredible streaming experiences
HSINCHU, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek today announced the Pentonic 700, an intelligent TV system-on-chip (SoC) with a powerful AI processing engine for best-in-class 120Hz 4K TV. With AI-powered picture quality improvements, support for Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail, integrated 4K120 MEMC and TCON, and gaming optimizations, the Pentonic 700 empowers global TV brands to improve the all-round viewing experience for consumers.
“MediaTek’s Pentonic series brings more intelligence to smart TVs with a variety of AI-powered picture quality improvements,” said Alex Chen, General Manager of TV Business Unit at MediaTek. “Smart TV brands can count on the Pentonic 700 to deliver incredible experiences, whether consumers are watching videos, playing sports, playing games, or using their TV as the control center for their other smart devices.”
The Pentonic 700’s integrated AI processing unit (APU) supports MediaTek’s AI-Super Resolution, AI-Picture Quality (AI-PQ) Scene Recognition and AI-PQ Object Recognition technologies for advanced anti-aliasing and detail reconstruction. Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail further enhances picture quality by enhancing contrast in light and dark areas for crisp images.
Smart TVs with Pentonic 700 can display content from various sources on the TV screen with Picture-by-Picture (PBP) and Picture-in-Picture (PIP) support with PQ enhancement. At home, this technology allows users to stream different sporting events simultaneously or video chat with friends and family while watching content together. In the office, these features provide more video conferencing options and allow TVs to display different streams of content simultaneously.
While the Pentonic 700 is designed for 120Hz smart TVs, the chipset also supports variable refresh rate (VRR) up to 144Hz to give brands the ability to customize TVs for gaming applications so gamers can play games without screen tearing and stuttering to be able to enjoy. Other gameplay optimizations include HDMI 2.1 Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to minimize display lag and Dolby Atmos technology for immersive sound.
Key specifications of the MediaTek Pentonic 700 include:
- Resolution support up to 4K at 120 Hz and VRR capable up to 4K at 144 Hz for gaming applications.
- Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail for enhanced detail with added texture and depth.
- HDR10+ Adaptive technology to provide optimal viewing experiences based on a room’s lighting conditions.
- MediaTek’s AI-PQ Scene Recognition 2.0 to automatically optimize image quality settings.
- MediaTek AI-PQ Object Recognition 2.5 to improve depth of view by applying different sharpness, contrast and color between foreground and background.
- Built-in hardware video decoding engine that supports HEVC, AV1 and AVS3 standards as well as the latest VVC standard (H.266) for the latest needs of broadcasters and streaming providers.
- MediaTek’s AI-Super Resolution 2.0 for anti-aliasing and detail reconstruction.
- Support for the latest voice assistant features and smart home device management.
The highly integrated design is highly energy efficient and reduces bill of materials (BOM) costs while reducing time to market. Brands can also add MediaTek’s Filogic Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7 wireless connectivity solutions to bring with them 4K Smart TVs ultra-fast, reliable, low-latency connectivity for the best streaming and cloud gaming experiences.
The Pentonic 700 aims to drive the mainstream 4K Smart TVs as part of MediaTek’s broader Pentonic chipset family. With the introduction of this latest chipset, the Pentonic series offers brands a full range of options for premium, high-end and mass-market TVs to meet different market needs. Smart TVs with Pentonic 700 are expected to hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2022.
For more information on MediaTek’s Pentonic smart TV platforms, visit: https://www.mediatek.com/products/smart-home/digital-tv
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