It is undoubtedly one of the updates that makes users happier when accessing their TV. And it is that for some months several manufacturers have been updating their previous models to admit a higher refresh rate and support for VRR technologies, which will be useful especially for playing video games. Now it’s the turn of Philips’ 2021 OLED models.
The company announced this after showing off its new line of TVs for 2022. However, not all of them will support this update. And it is that from TP Vision, a company that develops and distributes Philips products in Europe, they have warned that the 9 series of OLED TVs are left without an update at the moment.
4K and 120 Hz with VRR on OLED706, OLED806 and OLED856
This new update will be compatible with OLED706, OLED806 and OLED856 models. Improvements include support for 4K and 120Hz content with VRR technologies (via FreeSync or G-Sync) at full resolution. This firmware will be the same as that received by the new televisions of 2022, although in the case of OLED807 it is not yet clear if it will arrive with the update pre-installed as standard, or if it will receive it after launch.
Perhaps the most striking thing about this update is that 2021’s most premium range of Philips OLED TVs may not receive all the news offered by this new firmware release. The reason lies in the chip itself that these TVs include. And it is that the OLED+936 and 986 include a dual-chip processor focused on image quality, unlike the OLED706, 806 and 856 models, which offer a slightly lower processor, although with a more oriented approach the game.
As supported by TP Vision, the OLED+ 936 and 986 will support the 120Hz signal, although they will need to halve the resolution for content to play properly. The company has confirmed that it is already working on solutions for these dual chips to play content at 4K and 120Hz at full resolution.
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