This is especially important for the company considering that the highly anticipated next-gen PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles will likely be launched in the coming months.
As for Samsung’s latest models that are part of the much-vaunted QLED TV lineup, these sets are equipped with the necessary tech to deliver an immersive gaming experience. One particular area Samsung has focused extensively on is input lag—or the amount of time between the moment a command is entered on a controller and the moment it’s registered on the screen.
A shorter input lag can do wonders in boosting the overall immersive gameplay experience.
“Input lag is determined by how quickly image signal can be processed and displayed on the screen,” Samsung’s product planner Jessica Beom-eun Kim said in a release.
She and her colleagues were able to minimize the input lag on QLED TVs “by enhancing the way the TV processes image signal, which consequently reduces video processing time.”
Samsung also tapped into the robust tech advances of FreeSync Premium and Game Motion Plus. FreeSync helps to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering, while Game Motion reduces motion blur and halo effects. The end result is a noticeably smoother gameplay—no matter how graphics-intensive the games are.
“We prevented the screen from becoming distorted by syncing the performance of the graphics card with the output of the display,” Samsung’s developer Young-ho Jung said in a release.
QLED TV’s built-in Dynamic Black Equalizer is one of the coolest techs out there. This feature helps users easily spot individuals and objects that otherwise blend in with the dark screen. This innovative advancement uses the set’s AI Quantum Processor to enhance image quality in real-time by analyzing a particular game’s dark scenes and detecting objects within them.
Fully understanding that the TV of today has become the epicenter of home entertainment for many families, Samsung made great efforts to ensure that its QLED TVs would offer gamers an incredibly entertaining experience.
“It was crucial that our 2020 QLED TVs would be able to work perfectly with any gaming devices that consumers might use,” Samsung’s software engineer Sung-chang Jang said in a release.
“This required us to develop entirely new technology. We had to test each and every gaming device we could find individually in order to ensure that they worked well with the TV. There was a lot of trial and error, but in the end, thanks to our team’s tremendous efforts, we managed to pull it off.”
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Minneapolis-based Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. Follow or contact him on LinkedIn.