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Prism+ brings an affordable 86-inch smart TV with Dolby support to Singapore

By Ken Wong - on 23 Jul 2021, 5:45am

Prism+ brings an affordable 86-inch smart TV with Dolby support to Singapore

There are three different screen sizes in the new Q-series Pro

Following the launch of their Q-series smart TVs, Prism+ is now bringing the Q-series Pro to Singapore.

To add to the cinematic experience, this new range of Android-based smart TVs come with support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Quantum Color Backlight, and come in three screen sizes from 55-inches, 65-inches, and 86-inches.

We’ve covered the benefits of Dolby Atmos and Vision before, but suffice to say, users can experience excellent high-dynamic-range (HDR) images for a more true-to-life experience by bringing out more details and preserving the bright and dark areas more faithfully in shows coded with Dolby Vision, while Dolby Atmos delivers more immersive audio as though the viewers are part of the story with greater positional accuracy (though this will greatly depend on the audio delivery system more than just the TV's audio format support).

The image on the right with the redder reds and blacker blacks uses the Quantum Color Backlight technology.

The Quantum Color backlight technology used is Prism+’s own improved backlight technology that the company says delivers a wider colour gamut with greater brightness levels as compared to the previous Q Series. Just to be clear, this isn’t the same as Samsung's Quantum Dot technology used on their smart TVs. Meanwhile, the panel itself is mostly procured from LG and one other supplier.

This image has been rotated so you can see the different connections available. But there isn't HDMI 2.1.

While the Q-series Pro can connect to most devices, do note that it lacks HDMI 2.1 or eARC support. This would impact Dolby Atmos audio delivery to an external speaker or soundbar solution as it requires eARC for improved bandwidth support to tackle higher-quality uncompressed Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams, including Dolby Atmos. This means Dolby Atmos audio is relegated to only what the TV audio system can deliver. The other point to note for those owning PS5 and Xbox Series X is the lack of high-refresh rates over 4K and VRR support that HDMI 2.1 confers. This shouldn't be too much of a concern for the main target audience for Prism+ as these features will add to the current sweet spot cost of the TVs (more on this later).

Jon Ng Managing Director of PRISM+ said that the pandemic has shaped new consumer expectations and new media consumption patterns have also emerged.

You can get up to a year's free subscription to some of the more popular streaming services available when you buy a new Q-series Pro.

With this in mind, Prism+ is adding content partnerships with meWATCH, Viu and iQIYI to buyers of their Q-series Pro TVs. Those buying a new Q-series Pro TV will get a 12-months free subscription to meWATCH Prime, and three months free subscription to Viu as well. However, buying a TV via Viu’s online store at Lazada will extend the free subscription period from three months to a full year. So that's a small buying tip to take advantage of.

Ng added that they are still in negotiations with iQIYI as to the length of a subscription period, so we will update this article when we get more information.

 

Pricing and availability

Imagine getting an 86-inch TV for less than S$3,000! (Also, click to view a larger image.)

The new Q-series Pro are available for purchase now from Prism+’s online store and Lazada official store. the 55-inch TV is priced at S$999, the 65-inch TV is priced at S$1,199, and the massive 86-inch TV is priced at S$2,999.

Specs/Model

Q55-QE Pro
(55-inch)

Q65-QE Pro
(65-inch)

Q86-QE Pro
(86-inch)

Price

S$999.00

S$1,199.00*

S$2,999.00*

Resolution

4K UHD

4K UHD

4K UHD

Bezel-less

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDR10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quantum IPS Panel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Display Colours

1.07 Billion

1.07 Billion

1.07 Billion

Dolby Vision

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dolby Atmos

Yes

Yes

Yes

DTS TruSurround

Yes

Yes

Yes

Digital TV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

5.0

5.0

5.0

Android TV OS

10.0

10.0

10.0

Google PlayStore

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in ChromeCast

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Assistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hands-Free Voice Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Warranty 

3 Years Full Onsite

3 Years Full Onsite

3 Years Full Onsite

*Prices are as of after deducting promotional discounts.
**Free 12-month MeWatch subscription, Free 3-month Viu subscription.

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