TCL’s next 6 Series TV has a THX-certified gaming mode

The TV’s visuals and audio are optimized with video games in mind.


TCL has collaborated with THX on the next edition of its 6 Series TV with a Certified Game Mode, continuing the company’s recent foray into gaming technology. Both companies say the pairing of TCL’s “superior visuals” and THX’s “world-class” technology make gaming on the new 6 Series even more immersive, according to a statement from TCL.

THX first announced the partnership with TCL and the advent of Certified Game Mode at this year’s CES. But we now know more about the 6 Series TV and what Certified Game Mode means for it. The device earned THX Certification, meaning it underwent more than 400 tests ensuring high fidelity of color, tone and images, the statement said. TCL and THX engineers collaborated to adjust the device’s white balance, luminance, black levels and gamma.

Video games tend to be brighter and more saturated than movies, so the game mode’s picture and color settings were tuned for vibrancy. Judder and smear reduction means the picture stays crisp. Game mode also has a quick “rise time” between dark-to-light transitions.

THX is trying to carve out a space for itself in gaming technology, as it partnered with Razer last year to create the Kraken Ultimate headset with THX Spatial Audio. If upcoming consoles pair well with these TVs, then “THX Certified Game Mode” could become a label to look out for instead of just a niche curiosity.