MediaTek launches Pentonic 700 chipset for mainstream CTVs

Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek has announced the launch of a new chipset for 120Hz 4K smart TVs.

The Pentonic 700 is a smart TV system-on-chip (SoC) which features a powerful AI processing engine for premium 120Hz 4K TVs, with support for Dolby Vision IQ, integrated 4K120 MEMC and TCON, and gaming optimisations.

The chipset’s 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. 

It can also display content from different sources with Picture-by-Picture (PBP) and Picture-in-Picture (PIP) support with PQ enhancement, with MediaTek giving the example of watching sports while also videochatting with friends. 

Pentonic 700 is also designed with gaming in mind, as it supports variable refresh rate (VRR) up to 144Hz to give brands the ability to customise TVs for gaming applications so players can enjoy games without screen tearing and stuttering. 

The SoC will power mainstream 4K smart TVs as part of MediaTek’s broader Pentonic chipset family, offering brands a full range of options for premium, high-end and mass market TVs. The first TVs powered by Pentonic 700 are expected to be released in Q4 2022.

Alex Chen, general manager of the TV Business Unit at MediaTek, said: “MediaTek’s Pentonic series brings more intelligence to smart TVs with a host of AI-powered picture quality enhancements. Smart TV brands can count on Pentonic 700 to deliver incredible experiences whether consumers are watching videos or sports, gaming, or using their TV as a control centre for their other smart devices.”

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