It's a coincidence.
Just before the end of the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 evaluation, this TV let me witness the EDG win.
It is rare for me to experience the excitement of watching live games on a big screen, but the 65-inch in front of me can only be considered a mainstream size in terms of "big". The point is that it comes from Redmi, which is the "price butcher" title.
Because of my professional habit, I checked its price before I got the TV. The price was 3,999. In line with the law that the selling price is often greater than the transaction price, and every day is an e-commerce festival routine, I think that the actual price is below 3,500. After I got it, I reviewed its parameters. Sure enough, the butcher’s housekeeping skills went online. The 120Hz refresh rate, HDR Slam, 2.1 HDMI interface and other mid-to-high-end TV configurations were also transferred to the Redmi Smart TV X 2022.
Entry price , mid -to-high-end configuration
Getting started means cost constraints. The most difficult thing to overcome is the mini-LED, OLED screen and other materials that are piled up with the "money capability." Therefore, in the past two years, manufacturers have thought of a way to save the country by curve, and constantly polished and upgraded the appearance to the same texture as high-end TV. Since the screen is difficult to change, there are algorithms to remedy the picture quality.
Let's take a look at the visual alignment to the high-end.
It is nothing new to install a metal frame on entry-level TVs this year. For example, the OPPO K9 smart TV we tested before has realized the metal frame. After all, the TV is placed in the living room, the space that best shows the taste of the owner. Metal has a more glossy luster than plastic, which improves not only the look and feel of the product itself, but also the impression of your matching taste when friends visit.
But there is one more effect for me: anti-collision. The cats in the house often knock over things and easily damage the corners of the TV. The metal frame happens to be a strong resistance here.
Of course, it also retains the classic base, which can be placed on the TV cabinet with four corners, and it can also be mounted on the wall with a bracket on the back.
One area where the cost is obviously saved is the backplane, which is made of plastic. This province is not a Redmi search. My understanding is that most family TVs are built against the wall, so even if it’s a bit “cheap” here, it’s not a big deal. As for the savings, Redmi has other plans.
Where are you going to use it? The 120Hz high brush, 2.1 HDMI interface, and HDR slam mentioned at the beginning are the answer. In fact, in the ranks of entry-level TVs, there has always been a problem that products lose sight of one another. Corresponding to the specific situation, due to cost constraints, some TVs focus their efforts on the "display" and refine the panels and display algorithms; some of them put the "soft experience" on the richness and interaction of media content. The fluency of the experience is continuously optimized.
In contrast, Redmi seems more "greedy", display and experience, and even add a game to catch it.
What can be matched is matched , what is the level ?
In terms of image quality presentation, Redmi Smart TV X 2022 has done addition and subtraction. The subtraction is that the full-array backlight has no partitions, 3840*2160 resolution, a maximum brightness of 430 nits, and a wide viewing angle of 178°. These configurations have not yet jumped out of the basic level of entry-level TVs.
As for addition, it is to use algorithms to fill in multiple performances of shortcomings:
1. MEMC (i.e. motion compensation) and 120Hz high-brush dual-pronged approach, while compensating motion frames, you can see a relatively smooth motion picture with reduced smear. When watching a magic-themed movie similar to "The Crimes of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Greenward", the confrontation screen of "Using Magic to Defeat Magic" makes the advancement and switching of the camera smoother.
To experience the smoothness brought by the combination of the two, you still have to pay attention to the clarity of the film source. Just like the night I witnessed EDG winning the championship, the live broadcast source of station B's big TV was not 4K HD. Although the game screen displayed on the TV has been optimized to a certain extent, in the fourth round and the final round of the final game in DK’s hometown, Xu Xiu’s moments, without the silky experience, it is like drinking a latte without milk, not enough flavor. .
2. The image quality not only supports Dolby Vision, but also supports HDR certification. The Grand Slam means that the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 has also received the HDR10+ pass, which can output dynamic metadata. This also allowed me to enjoy the smooth transition of the lens while watching the 4k HDR version of "Zuo Son", while seeing the high brightness, vivid colors and three-dimensional images of contrast.
When the main body of the picture is complex, the light and shadow of the space and the characters, the edges and corners are very obvious, showing the depth of the space before and after, the colors are even more detailed to the details of each person's face and body, showing the skin color that matches their personal settings.
3. When it comes to color, whether it is a Dolby Vision or HDR certified grand slam, there is no doubt that the color of the TV is a plus item. Redmi also has its own color standard: professional display-level color standard with a color standard of △E≈2, support for 1.07 billion color displays, and a 94% DCI-P3 color gamut.
When playing pictures, the TV will use AI algorithms to optimize the details of the picture. In the two landscape photos taken straight from Sony, the optimized alpine lake and sky are more transparent, while the yellow and green colors of the mountain peaks and alpine meadows are brilliant, and the edges and corners of the lines appear sharper. Perceived by the naked eye, the brightness increase is more obvious in the second picture: a picture with a larger white area. The contrast between the yin and the sun on the ridge of the snow mountain, the exposed rock and the snow is very clear.
The true aspect of color tuning and restoration is still a test of the experience of watching movies and TV shows. Among users who have used Xiaomi TVs, many people feel that the saturation of the color adjustment is too high, and the picture is not vivid enough. In the week I watched, the color itself was relatively bright. In "Ranking of Kings", the color saturation was not too bright.
The difference is the color performance in the series. The saturation is indeed increased based on the original style and tone, but the skin tones of the characters and the basic colors such as black and white are still close to reality. Of course, if you don’t like this color style, you can also adjust the picture mode according to your personal habits.
The default standard mode has high saturation, and the skin of people in the picture is yellow and pink. In the movie mode, the overall hue tends to be yellow, and the saturation is slightly reduced.
▲Movie mode, guess most people still like 2
The reason why computing power can be used to solve the shortcomings of screen hard-matching is mainly due to the built-in flagship core MTK 9650. Most people don't know the name. To explain it in another way, it is the built-in chip in the 49999 yuan Xiaomi Transparent TV and the Xiaomi Mi TV 6 Extreme Edition. As a result, in this entry-level TV priced below 3,500, you can get a consistent leapfrog experience for high-end TVs.
Also because of this chip, even if it does not have the same source optimization AI-SR super-resolution technology as the Xiaomi Mi TV 6 Extreme Edition, the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 still has a certain degree of picture optimization when watching low-resolution sources. Like the 1080P "Joker" after optimization, although it cannot reach the 4K level of clarity, Arthur's hair and the light falling on it are clearly visible.
The lower-resolution 720P film source "Judy" also shows the details of the protagonist's facial features.
▲ The movie "Joker"
▲ The movie "Judy"
What has not been overcome is that the details in the dark field picture on the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 are still in the dark. This is also due to the flaws caused by the panel without partitions and insufficient brightness. Therefore, when watching some pictures with a dark environment, the details of the scene layout will also be obscured by black.
▲The background details of the Ministry of Magic in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" are missing
In addition to audio-visual, there is one remaining concern that is not mentioned: the HDMI 2.1 interface. Coupled with the 120Hz high brush, Dolby Vision, 4K output, etc. mentioned in the picture quality section, these parameters all hint to me that the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 is throwing an olive branch to gamers.
I also played two rounds of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition using my existing equipment and connected to the Switch. Although the 60Hz image that can only be output a little bit the high refresh of this TV, the smoothness of the game, the brightness of the image, and the reaction of cats and cats It is full marks for me.
Because the color of the game I played during the review was bright, it looked comfortable on the Redmi Smart TV X 2022, and the backlight and brightness of the panel had no effect on the game screen. On the basis of supporting HDR and Dolby Vision, playing 3A masterpieces is more immersive. But combined with the previous experience of film and television picture quality, if a player wants to experience a game with a large area of darkened screens like "Destiny 2", guessing that the dark scene will still lose some details.
Finally, in terms of the sound quality experience, I have to say that the bass performance of the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 is slightly better than that of the entry-level TVs I have been exposed to. The built-in dual-channel 2*12.5W power audio, adopts dual-wind tube bass enhancement design, not only achieves the level of bass sound, but also separates the human voice from the background ambient music in the movie.
In addition, it supports Dolby Atmos, whether it is watching movies or playing games, it brings more immersion. Here is one more episode that happened while experiencing Dolby Atmos, to help you understand one or two. Every time I watch TV, my cat is full of curiosity about the talking black box in front of me. Every time I want to figure out where it sounds, the cat standing in front of the TV cabinet is not just staring at the position of the speaker below. , But observe up and down left and right for a week, and finally get frustrated and can only scratch the screen to show anger.
A few summary
The configuration and pricing of this TV inherited Redmi's old tradition of using prices to suppress rivals, giving the impression that it is still the "price butcher" that repeatedly jumps across the cost boundary.
The picture quality answer sheet given by the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 model cannot be considered as a perfect score. Although panel shortcomings still exist, the core picture quality improvement is approaching high-end TVs. In the ranks of TVs whose prices are below 3,500, they belong to the first echelon. In particular, the high brush and HDR Grand Slams are indeed in this price range, and there are few comparable players. At the same time, the support of the 2.1 HDMI interface is added, which undoubtedly is seizing the large-screen game market that has greatly increased its potential in recent years.
Faced with users who want to choose a TV, the 55-inch and 65-inch configurations of the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 model have an additional "cost-effective" option for users with small budgets and gaming needs.
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