MediaTek intros Pentonic 700 chipset for smart TV makers

MediaTek announced the Pentonic 700 chipset for smart TV makers which are bringing premium 120Hz 4K TVs to the market.
MediaTek Pentonic 700 chipset for smart TVSmart TVs powered by MediaTek’s Pentonic 700 chipset are expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. MediaTek, one of the leading chipset companies, did not name the TV makers which will be using its latest chipset.

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 edge smoothing and detail reconstruction. Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail improves picture quality by improving the contrast in bright and dark spots for crisp, sharp imagery.

Smart TVs powered by the Pentonic 700 chipset can display content from different 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 at the same time or video chat with friends and family while watching content together. In the office, these capabilities provide video conferencing options and allow TVs to display different content streams at the same time, MediaTek said in a news statement.

The Pentonic 700 chipset also supports variable refresh rate (VRR) up to 144Hz to give brands the ability to customize TVs for gaming applications so players can enjoy games without screen tearing and stuttering. Other optimizations for gameplay include HDMI 2.1 Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to minimize display lag and Dolby Atmos’ technology for immersive sound.

The integrated design is power-efficient and reduces bill of materials (BOM) costs, while speeding up time to market. Television brands can add on MediaTek’s Filogic Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7 wireless connectivity solutions to bring 4K smart TVs, connectivity with low latency for the best streaming and cloud gaming experiences.