Deep blacks and super-smooth motion are ready to go with JVC’s newly announced new lineup of 4K OLED TVs.
With 55- and 65-inch options, the new 9200 series TVs are set to deliver refresh rates of up to 120Hz and have HDMI 2.1 connectivity to rival the best 120Hz TVs available today.
Along with 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 TVs running the latest version of the Android OS. Google TV.
Meanwhile, a new SuperResolution feature claims to refine and enhance sub-4K images, using JVC’s Micro Dimming algorithm to further enhance the dynamic contrast ratio.
Along with these promising imaging capabilities, the 9200 also appears to have solid audio support, with built-in support for Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual, while the HDMI ports will feature eARC, which will please anyone who wants to equip their TV with the best bars. of sound.
There’s a lot to admire in the design too, with the TVs having a frameless bezel look alongside a fancy swivel stand for adjusting viewing angles.
While no price tag is currently available for these new models, with those specs and JVC traditionally being a competitively priced brand, we’d expect these new OLED TVs to be hovering in bargain territory considering the features.
Now for the bad news – the availability of the 9200 line appears to be restricted to select European countries. The TVs are made by Turkish giant Vestel, which licenses the JVC brand, but that license does not appear to extend even to the entirety of Europe, with the UK, France and Nordic countries being excluded.
So this is frustrating for us in the US, UK, Australia and beyond… but still, these are happy days for countries like Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, with the 9200 range set to go on sale in those countries next month.
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JVC has been synonymous with offering great tech at great prices in the past, so it’s good to see the resurrected brand being tied to what appears to be a well-specified lineup of new OLEDs.
We still have a lot of questions to ask, in terms of which generation of LG Display panels are being used, whether the 9200 range can do 4K 120Hz via HDMI, and of course its price.
But with the initial information we have and what we know about JVC’s usual pricing, these new TVs can be hard to beat – it’s a shame many of us don’t seem to get a chance to buy one. Maybe that will change, but with the way the TV business works, it seems unlikely.