Posted Fri Aug 18, 2017 at 10:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The model will remain limited to a 55-inch version.
It's not entirely clear why TCL decided to terminate plans for the other screen sizes, but when speaking to CNET, the company stated it was shifting gears from its 2017 lineup to focus on its next-gen P-Series models with new technology. Likewise, the manufacturer said it would elaborate on the decision at a later date. The 50-inch and 65-inch P-Series displays were set to launch later this year for a tentative MSRP of $500 and $1,000 respectively.
The 55-inch P-Series 4K Roku TV was released in June for $650 and has been met with strong reviews thanks to its mixture of budget-friendly pricing and advanced picture quality features, cementing itself as one of the year's best bang-for-your buck TVs.
The display offers support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range formats, along with wide color gamut capabilities with NBP Photon technology. Likewise, the set uses the Roku OS smart TV platform with access to more than 4,000 streaming channels and 450,000+ movies and TV episodes. An advanced remote offering voice search and a headphone jack for private listening, high-speed 802.11ac wireless and Ethernet networking, and three HDMI 2.0a ports with HDCP 2.2 are integrated as well. In addition, the 55-inch P-Series offers HDR Contrast Control Zones, allowing contrast to be individually optimized across 72 zones to achieve deeper blacks and brighter whites.
Beyond the P-Series, TCL recently launched its 2017 C-Series in 55-inch and 65-inch models. The C-Series also includes Dolby Vision and wide color gamut support but does not feature Contrast Control Zones.
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