No 120Hz input due to ‘hardware limitations’
Great for movies, but not for gaming?
Earlier this year Xiaomi announced it will launch a budget-friendly TV with very good specifications. The advertising materials left no doubt that it will be a great product. While the specifications are indeed impressive, the product will lack one of the features that many of our readers have expected from an HDMI 2.1 TV.
TV will indeed have a 120 Hz panel, but the input will be limited to 60 Hz. The onboard display controller will use MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) to artificially double the framerate. This technology is known for adding unnecessary latency to the scenes and for adding something that is called the ‘soap opera effect’, thus MEMC is often being disabled by gamers.
It is unclear what is hardware limitation would prevent the TV from receiving and then displaying the 4K 120Hz content. The TV uses MediaTek MT9611 SoC with Mali G52 MP2 GPU, which should be more than capable of doing just that.
Otherwise, the MI TV Q1 75 is a quite impressive design and specs-wise. The 75-inch QLED panel has a peak brightness of 1000 nits, while the display has 95% of DCI-P3 color coverage. It’s an 8-bit panel with FRC (Frame Rate Control) and a 10:000:1 contrast ratio. The Q1 TV has 192-zone FALD (Full Array Local Dimming).
Despite offering as many as three HDMI 2.1 inputs, none is capable of receiving 4K 120Hz/VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) content. All ports support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), both features should be welcomed by console users.
The Xiaomi MI TV Q1 75 has an MSRP of 1300 EUR and it should become available very soon.
|Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 75 “|
|Screen type||LCD, QLED (quantum dot)|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Refresh rate||120 Hz|
|Local dimming||FALD, 192 zones|
|Color range||95% DCI-P3|
|HDR||HDR10 (+). Dolby Vision, HLG|
|Audio||2 x 15 watts|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Other software||support for Amazon Alexa, Chromecast built-in|
|Connections||3 x HDMI 2.1 (with eARC)|
|S / PDIF, 3.5mm jack|