Deep blacks and a super smooth, moving look are on the agenda with JVC’s just announced new line of 4K OLED TVs.
Available in 55-inch and 65-inch options, the new 9200 Series TVs offer refresh rates up to 120Hz and feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity to rival the best 120Hz TVs available today.
In addition to an Auto Low Latency (ALLM) mode that automatically switches to the TVs’ lowest latency setting (a key feature of the best gaming TVs), there’s also support for Dolby Vision with the TVs running Google’s latest version. Android TV operating system.
A new SuperResolution feature, meanwhile, claims to fine-tune and upscale sub-4K images, using JVC’s Micro Dimming algorithm to further improve the dynamic contrast ratio.
In addition to these promising picture features, the 9200 also seems to have solid audio support, with built-in support for Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual, while the HDMI ports will include eARC, which will please anyone looking to rig their TV up to the best sound bars.
There’s plenty to admire about the design too, with the TVs featuring a frameless bezel and a sleek swivel base for fine-tuning viewing angles.
While there is currently no price tag available for these new models, with those specs and JVC traditionally a competitively priced brand, we expect these new OLED TVs to hover on the bargain floor given the features.
Now for the bad news: the availability of the 9200 series appears to be limited to a select few European countries. The TVs are manufactured by Turkish display giant Vestel, which has a license for the JVC brand, but that license doesn’t even seem to extend to all of Europe, with the exception of the UK, France and the Scandinavian countries.
So that’s frustrating for those of us in the US, UK, Australia and beyond… but still, happy days are ahead for the likes of Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, with the 9200 range going on sale in those countries next month will be.
Analysis: New OLEDs look good for European movie fans
At the time, JVC was synonymous with offering great technology at great prices, so it’s nice to see the resurrected brand paired up with what appears to be a well-specified line of new OLEDs.
We still have a lot of questions about which generation of LG Display panels is used, whether the 9200 series can do 4K 120Hz over HDMI, and of course what their price is.
But with the initial information we have and what we know about JVC’s usual price points, these new TVs could be hard to beat – it’s just a shame that not many of us are likely to get a chance to get our hands on one. Maybe that will change, but with the way the TV business works, it seems unlikely.