Sure, TCL may not be the first name that comes up when you’re searching for quality TVs. In terms of pound-per-pound value, though, it’s going to be hard to deny all the sweet things TCL’s 4K Roku Smart LED TVs bring to the ring. And while it isn’t exactly a knockout, sometimes, that’s all you need to get the judges’ nod (sorry, I just watched the Andre Ward fight, lol).
Instead of getting a TV and a streaming box, TCL’s set brings you both in a single package. That’s right, a full ultra-HD TV with Roku’s streaming software onboard, so you can enjoy your favorite online channels as soon as you plug the TV in and hook it up with your home’s WiFi network.
TCL’s 4K Roku Smart LED TV lineup is getting six new models this year: two in the S-Series line (55- and 65-inches) and four in the premium P130 Series (43-, 50-, 55-, and 65-inches). All models get quad-core SOCs to provide the processing muscle, along with dual-band WiFi for uninterrupted streaming (you can also the Ethernet port for a wired connection). Aside from the enhanced clarity and detail 4K should bring to your viewing experience, the sets come with TCL’s proprietary upscaling engine for recoding erstwhile 1080p content to ultra-HD quality, full LED array backlighting, stereo speakers, 120Hz refresh rate, and premium metallic finish.
You can control the Roku interface either with an app or with the specially designed Roku TV remote. The P130 series gets a special remote, by the way, which comes with an integrated headphone jack, a locating beacon, and a mic that you can use to perform voice search on the Roku interface.
Available for preorder now, pricing for the TCL 4K Roku Smart LED TV starts at $599.99.