The Future of Home Entertainment: How the Latest Chipset Revolutionizes OLED TVs

The Pentonic 800 chipset unveiled by the Taiwanese semiconductor giant MediaTek is tantalisingly close to putting the final nail in the coffin of the video game console. It’s touted as the processing heart of the next-generation of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs. Your TV is about to live for a decade This means your OLED TV will be so ridiculously good it might well be the only entertainment system you’ll ever need. In fact, with this chipset, your TV could be so good that it will relegate the dedicated games console to the realms of gaming’s history as we know it. The Pentonic 800 will turn your TV into a high-end interactive entertainment appliance, using its chipset to put stacks of functionality inside your TV you’ve never even imagined – or, if you have, it will do it so much better than anything else on the market (and at a fraction of the price) that it will, for all intents and purposes, render games consoles obsolete.

A Leap into the Future with Pentonic 800

Unlocking Superior Viewing Experience

The true innovation at the heart of the new Pentonic 800 is its 165Hz Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), five times higher than current standards, powered by AI processing that will make them compatible with Wi-Fi 7 and go hand in hand with new smart features to be announced later. The chipset has 50 per cent more processing speed and 60 per cent less memory bandwidth usage.

Enhanced Gaming with High-End Specs

It’s not just for passive viewing, though: the chipset promises to bring a massive boost to gamers. With 165Hz VRR support at 4K resolution – the graphics-encoding standard of high-end TV – the Pentonic 800 is a middle ground between TV and hi-end gaming monitors. While the latest PlayStation and Xbox models only have the processing grunt to make use of up to 120Hz VRR, savvy PC gamers will be delighted with the frame-rate advantage on offer with this new generation of TVs.

Advancements in AI and Connectivity

And it’s not just gaming. For content upscaling, smart TVs need advanced AI engines, too. And the video-processing chipset that IQIYI Chooser is built on has just that. The AI unit inside the chipset can lead ‘near-perfect’ restoration of the original version of content shown on platforms, such as movies and daily broadcasts, so every single image could be displayed with unprecedented quality, without noise and artifacts. Beyond that, the new AI algorithm will unleash the full potential of Wi-Fi 7, which enables greatly improved streaming and data transmission speeds to achieve quicker and more solid streaming and data transfer in the future. In essence, consumers can say goodbye to chopped and stuttered video content.

The Impact on Future OLED TVs

A Sustainable Future for Entertainment

With such a device, the Pentonic 800 chipset isn’t just preparing entertainment for today; it’s preparing it for far beyond the next decade. That’s a promise that needs to be kept in a world where more and more people are realising the destructive environmental impact of our ever-growing electronic waste. This is preferably the direction in which the next generation of home entertainment will go.

The Dawn of New Gaming Experiences on OLED TVs

For a gamer, OLED’s compatibility with an eight-core Pentonic 800 chipset means there is no longer a discernible gap between a PC gaming monitor and a gaming TV. The promise of higher refresh and superior processing allows for OLED TVs to be considered a viable (and very good) option for high-fidelity gaming, effectively becoming a critical component in the next evolution of the gaming setup.

What Lies Ahead

And on the technological horizon is how the Pentonic 800 chipset integrated into the OLED TV will start to reshape home media entertainment. So far, no manufacturer has announced future integration of the Pentonic 800, but we wonder who the first high-end set will be that has this miracle technology. With MediaTek chips allegedly occupying a 60 per cent share of the global TV market, we suspect it won’t be long at all until we see many, many more Pentonic 800s.

Understanding the Essence of Consoles in the Age of the Pentonic 800

As consoles continue to edge towards converging with gaming PCs (i.e., gaming computers), the role for consoles in teasing the full capabilities out of technologies such as the Pentonic 800 becomes even more important. Although current gaming consoles cannot yet reach the holy grail of 165Hz refresh rates, the rate of acceleration in console technology is accelerating and it cannot now be long before 165Hz and higher refresh rates become at least a theoretical possibility. The tendency towards lower refresh rates in consoles will in the near future see an effective reversal of that trend, with some future version of the console being structured to allow it to take advantage of technology like the Pentonic 800. I see the future for the console as being similar to that of OLED TVs. If current Sony OLED TVs are anything to go by, there’s no reason why the next Sony Black or Grey console (or consoles) will not completely banish their predecessors to niche status, offering the gamer and viewer alike an eye-widening, visceral sense of immersion, interactivity, power and control.


The Pentonic 800 chipset from the Taiwanese company, MediaTek, will provide the kind of OLED TVs that can make tomorrow’s smart features future-fit. They will help ensure that your TV is still delightful, fresh and state-of-the-art a year from now, and even 10 years from now. The chipset doubles the number of cores, has increased AI processing, and delivers 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity. With AI-based content restoration, frame-rate converters and future bandwidth cards, your TV will never die. In fact, it is likely to get better and better. Meanwhile, back on those consoles, we can expect gaming to become more high-quality, immersive and accessible than ever.

Jun 13, 2024
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