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TCL Announces New Roku TVs with Improved Dolby Vision HDR

Today during the TCL’s CES press conference they announced a new line of Roku TVs and Roku-powered sound bars.

TCL 6-Series

The TCL 6-Series includes a 4K high dynamic range picture. The set will support Dolby Vision HDR and now boasts HDR Performance Package Pro to further elevate the experience. The HDR Performance Package Pro includes Contrast Control Zone Technology, a new iPQ Engine, and a versatile HDR Pro Gamma control. With 96 zones for the 55″ 6-Series TV and 120 zones for the 65″ model, the 6-Series includes high-speed 802.11ac wireless and Ethernet networking and three HDMI® 2.0a ports with HDCP 2.2 so users can enjoy optimal functionality on all inputs. TCL says the 6-Series Roku TVs will be released in spring 2018.

TCL 5-Series

TCL also announced a new 5-Series with 4K UHD picture quality that also includes Dolby Vision HDR for a stellar imaging experience. The 5-Series includes TCL’s HDR Performance Package, which features HDR Dynamic Contrast™. The HDR Dynamic Contrast solution uses information embedded in Dolby Vision content to create a true cinematic experience by optimizing every scene for an accurate display of details in the bright and dark areas simultaneously, unlike other HDR solutions that have a set brightness level for all content. As with the 6-Series, the models within TCL’s 5-Series lineup introduce both iPQ Engine for precise color replication and HDR Pro Gamma to significantly improve HDR performance in any setting. The 5-Series includes high-speed 802.11ac wireless and Ethernet networking and three HDMI® 2.0a ports with HDCP 2.2 so users can enjoy optimal functionality on all inputs. TCL says the 5-Series Roku TVs will be released in spring 2018.

Note: TCL is switching from naming their TV series after letters to numbers in 2018.

“This year, TCL is really pushing the boundaries when it comes to what kind of viewing experience consumers should expect from their TVs and sound systems. We’re working smarter throughout the company and with our partners to make sure people understand that there’s a whole new level of home entertainment out there within reach,” said Chris Larson, senior vice president, TCL North America. “As we continue to innovate, we’re able to produce televisions engineered with features that maximize technologies which already exist in our sets like Dolby Vision and the Roku OS to deliver outstanding performance at an incredible value.”

“Roku TV is growing fast in popularity, and TCL is a key partner who is instrumental in its success,” said Roku CEO Anthony Wood. “We envision a broader Roku ecosystem where the TV is the center of the home entertainment experience making Roku TV even more desirable. With Roku Connect it will make it easy to add great sound to an already great TV.”

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6 Responses to TCL Announces New Roku TVs with Improved Dolby Vision HDR

  1. BloodLust January 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    I really like their Roku TV’s. I wish they would come out with something bigger then 65″ however.

    • Chris K. January 8, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

      Unless your viewing location is in direct sun, bigger than 65″ is when you should probably think about a projector instead. A new 4k projector could last you a decade easily. Then you just replace a connected Roku player as needed.

  2. TechSupport January 8, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    I have had my ROKU TV’s for a year and I already hate them. They are slow and content providers are slow to update the TV’s as well as ROKU themselves. They are always the last in line to get updates and you have to wait months after an update comes out to get them on the TV. I want to throw them out the window and just go get Amazon TV’s.

    • SanityChecker January 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

      I have a 2 year old TCL that did eventually get Roku 8 update but it did take a while. At least Roku TVs are getting updates after 1 year whereas most SmartTVs don’t get updates after a year if that. But is probably best to use external streaming devices overall. SmartTVs are going to become a huge security problem over the years as they no longer get security updates. Not just for the owners but the Internet as a whole as they may be used for DDOS attacks.

  3. SanityChecker January 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    TCL is becoming the new Vizio.

  4. mblaser79 January 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    Aw, no ATSC 3.0? I know i know, it’s not even official yet, but I was hoping the next TCL TVs would have it.
    Even though I’m in the market for a new TV right now, I’m not getting one without the new standard.