For gamers, the LG C2 OLED is currently one of the best TVs you can buy, but that could change later this year when TV chipmaker MediaTek releases its Pentonic-series chips.
According to MediaTek, its new chips will enable 4K @ 120Hz, ALLM, VRR and reduced latency in Dolby Vision mode – a marked improvement over what we have now – and should be available for distribution from the second half of 2022.
Considering MediaTek supplies chips to over 60% of all TVs globally – including those from Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips – chances are we’ll start to see more TVs with these Dolby Vision capabilities. improved from later this year and early next year from these manufacturers.
Well… OK, maybe not Samsung which has so far been reluctant to implement Dolby Vision on any of its TVs, but everything else is real possibility.
Analysis: we only need the PS5 to adopt Dolby Vision
While internal TV hardware is partly to blame for gamers’ inability to play games in Dolby Vision, the other big culprit is the consoles themselves: as it stands, only the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S currently support the standard – the PS5 has yet to join.
That could change when MediaTek’s new chipset arrives and Sony sees the potential to integrate Dolby Vision into the PS5… or not. It’s hard to say what Sony will think in six months.
If not, however, at least Xbox gamers would have more choice in terms of Dolby Vision-enabled TVs – and that would still be a big win for gamers everywhere.