MediaTek is the first TV SoC vendor to support Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail

Crisper details in 8K and 4K

MediaTek has announced that it is the first TV SoC vendor to support Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail which will be supported by MediaTek’s Pentonic series for 8K and 4K smart TVs. The Pentonic series will enable TV manufacturers to support features designed for gaming.

“With our industry-leading chips, paired with astonishing visual and audio technologies powered by Dolby, MediaTek and Dolby are making truly immersive and cinematic entertainment experiences more accessible,” said Alex Chen, General Manager of the TV Business Unit at MediaTek. “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.”

“For the past decade, Dolby Vision has continuously raised the bar of immersive entertainment experiences. Dolby Vision IQ continues this legacy by expanding the benefits of Dolby Vision beyond HDR through innovations like Precision Detail,” said Mathias Bendull, Vice President, Living Room at Dolby Laboratories. “We look forward to working with MediaTek and our OEM partners to bring stunning Dolby Vision images for more use cases to the next generation of 8K and 4K smart TVs.”

Thanks to Precision Detail, Dolby Vision content will have more detail in both bright and dark areas, added texture and depth, as well as crisper 8K and 4K content. And with MediaTek’s Intelligent View technology paired with Dolby’s imaging technology, both can process multiple Dolby Vision streams simultaneously.

MediaTek Pentonic also improves gameplay and supports features designed for gaming in Dolby Vision such as gaming in Dolby Vision at 4K 120Hz. In addition, 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).

MediaTek’s support for Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail on its Pentonic series of SoCs will be available starting 2H 2022.

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