Posted Thu Aug 15, 2019 at 09:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's new Roku TV models have been revealed.
"After a very strong 2018, TCL remains steadfast in driving larger screen sizes and leveraging our vertical integration to bring better products to consumers who want more from their TVs. While TCL has a long history using QLED technology in markets outside North America, launching the world's first big-screen TV with Quantum Dot in China over five years ago, we feel that it’s a perfect time to bring this new level of performance to our users in the US market. With the 8- and 6-Series powered by the latest QLED color technology, there are few TVs available that can match their cinematic picture quality," said Chris Larson, Senior Vice President, TCL. "And with so much great new video content rolling out, this world-class entertainment deserves to be seen on a high-performance TCL TV that showcases every detail. That’s where the ground-breaking 8-Series and award-winning 6-Series – two powerful new TV lines that are designed to play your favorite programming in the best way possible – come in. We are confident that these additions will further solidify TCL’s position as a leader in North America and the global consumer electronics industry."
The 2019 8-Series features Quantum Dot (QLED) technology for 100% coverage of the P3 wide color gamut. In addition, the displays support Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. Likewise, the TVs incorporate TCL's new Quantum Contrast technology powered by more than 25,000 individual mini-LED back-lights (on the 75" model), offering improved brightness, black levels, uniformity, and viewing angles over traditional LCD TVs, along with support for more local dimming zones. Finally, TCL's AiPQ Engine is featured as well, offering optimized 4K HDR picture and upscaling through machine-learning algorithms
4K 8-Series models are set to launch this fall. The lineup will consist of the 65" 65Q825 8-Series 4K QLED Roku TV ($1999) and the 75" 75Q825 8-Series 4K QLED Roku TV ($2999). In addition, 8K models will be available in screen sizes of 75" and larger, but a release window and exact pricing have not been revealed yet.
Here's a full rundown of key specs for the 8-Series per TCL:
The 2019 6-Series features Quantum Dot (QLED) technology for 100% coverage of the P3 wide color gamut. In addition, the displays support Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. And though the 6-Series does not use mini-LEDs like the step-up 8-Series, the TVs do still incorporate Contrast Control Zone technology with 100 zones on the the 55" model and more on larger sizes. Finally, TCL's AiPQ Engine is featured as well, offering optimized 4K HDR picture and upscaling through machine-learning algorithms
Here's a full rundown of key specs for the 6-Series per TCL:
Though the 5-Series TVs do not feature the local dimming or QLED capabilities found on the step-up 6-Series and 8-Series, the displays do still offer Dolby Vision HDR and wide color support via TCL's NBP Photon Technology. Likewise, the 5-Series also uses the company's FullView bezel-less design.
The 5-Series lineup will be available later this summer and will consist of the 65" 65S525 5-Series 4K Roku TV ($899), the 55" 55S525 5-Series 4K Roku TV ($529), the 50" 50S525 5-Series 4K Roku TV ($479), and the 43" 43S525 5-Series 4K Roku TV ($429).
Here's a full rundown of key specs for the 5-Series per TCL:
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