There are some exciting new sets with high refresh rates, but they won’t be available in a lot of countries.
JVC’s new line of 4K OLED TVs, which the company has launched, is expected to deliver deep blacks and silky smooth movements.
The new 9200 series TVs will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, with refresh rates of up to 120Hz and HDMI 2.1 connectivity to rival the top 120Hz TVs currently on the market.
Dolby Vision support is also included in the current Android TV operating system, along with an Auto Low Latency mode (ALLM) that automatically adjusts to the lowest latency option (a critical feature of the best gaming TV).
JVC’s Micro Dimming technology, used in conjunction with the company’s new SuperResolution function, is said to improve the dynamic contrast ratio in images captured at resolutions below 4K.
On top of all that, the 9200 appears to have good audio support, with built-in Dolby Atmos/DTS Virtual, as well as HDMI ports with eARC, which is great news for those who enjoy using soundbars.
TVs have frameless bezel designs and swivel-base stands for fine-tuning viewing angles, making them attractive from a design standpoint.
With those specs and JVC’s reputation for being a fairly priced brand, we expect these new OLED TVs to fall somewhere in the middle of the pricing spectrum, considering the features.
As if that wasn’t awful enough, it looks like the 9200 range is only going to be available in a small number of European nations. Turkish display giant Vestel, which licenses the JVC name, appears to have a license that excludes the UK, France, and the Nordic countries from its territory.
So it’s frustrating for those of us in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and abroad… However, the 9200 series is set to be on sale in Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands in the coming months.
Analysis: New OLED’s look a smooth deal for European movie fans
JVC was synonymous with offering great tech at great prices back in the day, so it’s nice to see the resurrected brand being linked to what appears to be a well-specified line of new OLEDs.
If the 9200 series can perform 4K 120Hz via HDMI, and if so, how much, we still have a lot to learn about the LG Display panels employed.
It’s simply a shame that not many of us will be able to get our hands on one of these new JVC TVs based on the early information we have and what we know about JVC’s regular price points. That could change, but it doesn’t seem plausible given the current state of the television industry.