TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018

TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018

TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018

TCL, a China-based Television manufacturer has unveiled its TCL Roku 5-series and 6-series along with the TCL Alto Smart Soundbar at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES 2018). "TCL has confirmed that the 85" Premium QLED Private Theatre X6 TV, QUHD Android TV C6 series and QUHD Android TV P9 series are all coming to Australia, as a starter.

There's already a lot of entertainment tech offering some form of voice control or compatibility with virtual assistants; Samsung's latest TVs for example work with its Bixby assistant found in its flagship phones and LG's new TVs revealed at CES come packing support of Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant.

TCL also announced that it plans to be the first company to develop a smart soundbar under Roku's new Whole Home Entertainment Licensing Program. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, that will be happening closer to the end of this year. TCL has upped the number of local dimming zones to 96 on the 55-inch version of the 6-series and a whopping 120 zones on the 65-incher. The 6-Series models offer feature HDR Pro Gamma Control and the iPQ Engine, the ability to control zone contrast for better light-to-dark areas, and optimized DCI-P3 color space coverage.

"Further, it is equipped with the Natural Motion 240 technology for smooth action (55", 65" only), Wide Color with NBP Photon technology for exceptional colours, brighter highlights, and increased contrast.

The 5-Series will be available this spring with sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches. All the above TVs will be available this spring season, while the soundbar will likely launch later on this year. When connected to a TCL Roku TV, voice controls can be used to turn on the TV. The Smart Soundbar will be part of TCL's new Alto line of audio products. TCL Roku TV is the first smart TV to put all your entertainment favorites in one place, allowing seamless access to broadcast TV, thousands of streaming channels, your gaming console, and other devices all from your personalized home screen.

The soundbar can be connected to other Roku devices wirelessly thanks to the Roku Connect feature, which includes all manner of Roku smart TVs and smart speakers.

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