Chipmaker MediaTek announced its first TV system on chip (SoC) vendor to support Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail. The new feature will be supported in MediaTek’s Pentonic series for 8K and 4K smart TVs.
The Pentonic series will enable TV manufacturers to support features designed for gaming in Dolby Vision along with other advanced capabilities. MediaTek and Dolby collaborated on the implementation of these technologies, which will be available starting in the second half of 2022 for TV OEMs to begin adopting.
“MediaTek’s Pentonic series will make it easy for OEMs to bring Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail to the next generation of 8K and 4K smart TVs,” said Alex Chen, GM of the TV Business Unit at MediaTek.
Joining Dolby’s suite of Advanced Imaging technologies available through Dolby Vision IQ, Precision Detail unlocks more from Dolby Vision content by revealing details in both bright and dark areas. With added texture and depth, images take on a new dimension with impressive crispness on 8K and 4K smart TVs. In addition to Precision Detail, MediaTek’s Intelligent View technology paired with Dolby’s latest advancements in imaging technology can process multiple Dolby Vision streams simultaneously.
MediaTek said that Pentonic improves gameplay with support for features designed for gaming in Dolby Vision. This includes advancements that TV OEMs will be able to offer their customers such as gaming in Dolby Vision at 4K 120Hz. Also, Pentonic chips will further improve latency and display enhancements when gaming in Dolby Vision through Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) to notably improve the gaming experience for players.