MediaTek's Pentonic 2000 is the world's first 7nm TV chip, decodes 8K@120Hz

21 November 2021
Supports the latest streaming codecs too.

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Anonymous, 21 Nov 2021I didn't say I don't like MT powered stuff, I sai... moreWell then Nevermind i said something.

  • Anonymous

Kangal, 22 Nov 2021I stand corrected, thanks. AV1 decoding is much more impor... moreMany soc from Mediatek decode AV1.
About h266, it's the first one I think.

I think that's why Mediatek said it and didn't precise AV1 even if it is supported.

  • Anonymous

Mediate leaving the way...

  • Papi Juan

"AI Powered Upscaling"

Damn, I really wouldn't mind a TV-equivalent of DLSS

Anonymous, 22 Nov 2021It's already available 4k240? With DSC only, meaning cables can't transmit the entire bandwidth, you have to apply compression, which means losing some quality. 4k480? Not there yet, as far as I know. OLED should be able to handle 1000 hz (I mean, according to tests it refreshes within 1-2ms for LG TVs, so it should be possible to use more delicate electronics to handle 1000 refreshes and sub-1ms times).

What I am doubtful about is a 1000hz screen that can display a 4k image. Nvidia once demonstrated a screen that refreshed at 1000hz, but the resolution was very small. Even full HD would be an achievement at this point of time (not like there are many sources that have 1000 fps material... 3080, if I am not mistaken, can render latest Doom at 1000 fps... at minimal settings, in a low resolution, while staring into a black corner... but that's a start! Devs said the engine itself can handle refresh rates up to 1000 hz / fps.

If there's anything I'm missing, please let me know, I'd love to read about it.

  • Anonymous

Yuri84, 22 Nov 2021Not today, at least. But with decoder already capable of pr... moreIt's already available

  • Wereweeb

"Smart TV's" are pure garbage. Not only do they make more money off your data than selling TV's, they are unrepairable black boxes with closed source everything. I'll stick with dumb TV+Raspberry Pi, tyvm

Anonymous, 21 Nov 2021No, there is no TV that supports 4K at 480 Hz.Not today, at least. But with decoder already capable of processing this amount of data, it is only a question of time when the panel technology catches up (and if it does in the first place).

What about the sound capabilities with this chip?
I think the sound quality is just a bit more important than 8K.

Dolby Atmos or something like Acoustic Surface?

Pro Me, 22 Nov 2021Tell that to qualcomm as they have been refusing to support... moreI stand corrected, thanks.
AV1 decoding is much more important than VVC. It's the open-standard codec for the internet, whereas the other is for Movie Studios. Stuff like VP9 has been around for a longer while and AVS3 is not going anywhere.

You need codec (most important) h.264, M-peg4, h.265 (less important), as the minimum for mainstream devices. And 4K/30 or 1080p/60, with maybe Regular HDR, for +95% of instances of media consumption.

Getting HDR10+ (Dolby Vision) and (Dolby Atmos), for 4K and 120Hz, is best we can hope for. Which will eventually require AV1, but unsure about h.266/VVC for the time being. So yeah, I agree this looks like a product now. However, MediaTek doesn't have AV1 encoding, neither does Apple, Qualcomm, etc etc. It's all software, ie CPU doing the work expensively on the thermal budget.

Anonymous, 21 Nov 2021I didn't say I don't like MT powered stuff, I sai... more"toast" and "thighs" . Say no more.
I recommend one plus Nord 2.

kanaaka, 22 Nov 2021the 12th gen intel power usage and temperature is actually ... morealder lake is very efficient at lower clocks, and those e CORES are just atom cores they consume same power as phone/tablet soc and offer sd 888 perfomance.

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wooo....mediatek's on a roll....good to see that........

Kangal, 22 Nov 2021There's no need for 7nm or 8k chipset for TV/Boxes. Ye... morePentonic 2000 is the first commercial 8K TV chip with Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266 media support, which offers improved compression efficiency for next-generation streaming and broadcast media. The Pentonic 2000 also supports the latest Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies to provide the best cinematic experiences.

Commonly used HEVC, VP9, AVS3 and more recent AV1 hardware decoding engines are also provided, covering the full range of media formats.//// there.. Problem solved

Kangal, 22 Nov 2021There's no need for 7nm or 8k chipset for TV/Boxes. Ye... moreTell that to qualcomm as they have been refusing to support av1 hardware based.. MediaTek supports av1 natively for years and this is no exception. The author just omitted it by chance.. Just surf through the reference link.

  • Anonymous

I was gonna buy fire stick 4k max but Amazon.de is not shipping to my country their black friday stick only the "international" model which is the same but regular price.

Good that i did not get it now i just wait for fire stick 8k with this chipset.

I have only 4k tv but if there will be more 8k content i could buy next big tv on black friday in couple years for under 1000 euros.

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kanaaka, 22 Nov 2021the 12th gen intel power usage and temperature is actually ... moreMedia tek's chipset not better .heat and hang problom..sanap drangun is best

Cappaus, 21 Nov 2021Amd / exynoss partnership will pass snapdragon before snap... morethe 12th gen intel power usage and temperature is actually lower than equivalent amd in real-world scenario like gaming, they're just higher in benchmark stress test. and we don't know how the mobile AL would be, especially with E-cores.

There's no need for 7nm or 8k chipset for TV/Boxes. Yet.
This doesn't even support AV1, which is going to be the future codec of choice after h.255 (HEVC) which itself isn't very efficient with either bandwidth, nor power.

For now, a 16nm chipset for the DSP/Codec functions are more than enough for 4K with HDR10+ running 120Hz.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 21 Nov 2021Man you funny. I understand yu dont like meditek for many... moreI didn't say I don't like MT powered stuff, I said I don't care whats inside my phones as long as the battery capacity and endurance is good enough, the screen is of good quality and it does its job.
I never said I hate MT, I also don't hate SD or Apple, or weirdly even Sammy, stuff....I truly don't care enough about the insides to check.

if it does what I want, which is 2 days between charges and doesn't toast my thighs or palms , then I'm happy