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Xiaomi’s Mi QLED TV 75 has a 4K 120Hz panel but restricts gaming to 4K 60Hz

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Xiaomi launched its Mi QLED TV 75 in India last week and priced it very aggressively at Rs 1,19,999. The 75-inch smart television features a 120Hz panel, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision support. But, it comes with a restriction when it comes to gaming. Xiaomi has used a 4K 120Hz panel on the Mi QLED TV 75 but its on-board display controller that uses MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) limits gaming to 60Hz at full resolution.

To get a seamless experience at 120Hz, the users will continue to run games at Full HD+ or 1080p.

“The screen’s native refresh rate is 120Hz. It will support 1080p, 120Hz input signal but cannot do 4K, 120Hz decoding. It can decode 4K at 60Hz and because we are using a MEMC controller and the panel is 120Hz, it will get interpolated to 120Hz. The users can choose between 1080p with 60Hz or 4K with 120Hz,” Sudeep Sahu, product manager at Xiaomi India, told India Today Tech.

To be fair with Xiaomi, there are very few games than run 4K resolution at 120Hz right now but while spending on a smart TV, users ideally want to be future ready.

“I think most games continue to run 1080p at 120Hz and it will take some time before the ecosystem catches up with the technology. So, most people should be okay with it as of today,” Sahu added.

The Mi QLED TV 75 is still an impressive television for the price. It features a 75-inch QLED screen with a 97 percent screen-to-body ratio and full-array local dimming technology, with 192 zones for more accurate LED dimming and better black levels. It comes with an audio output of 30W through a six-driver system, with support for Dolby Audio and DTS-HD formats. The speaker system consists of two tweeters, two full-range drivers, and two woofers.

The smart TV runs Android TV 10 but also has company’s own PatchWall user interface. It is powered by a quad-core 64-bit A55 processor and has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for apps and app data. There is built-in Chromecast, as well as access to Google Assistant.

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