4K and Dolby Vision HDR made Affordable by latest Roku TVs of TCL

4K and Dolby Vision HDR made Affordable by latest Roku TVs of TCL

Now onwards Roku TVs from TCL will be more premium as the TCL has announced the pricing of their 4K Roku TVs that come with Dolby Vision HDR.

When the Roku powered smart TVS were first introduced by TCL in the year 2014, the prime target of both the companies were budget conscious consumers. Those people are not ready to spend a penny on a Samsung smart TV and want to have the quick access of Netflix service without the help of any external streaming device. Now almost three years have passed and now TCL is beginning to move exclusive by introducing its first 4K Roku TV with Dolby vision HDR.

Officially, TCL has announced two new higher priced lines along with the its existing budget models. The P series of the company combines Dolby vision HDR with the local dimming along with the screen sizes which range from 50 to 65 inches. Another line is C series line, which also features Dolby vision HDR and a more contemporary design; this is what company calls it; along with screen sizes that range from 55 to 75 inches.

The TVs of C series have been priced between $700 to $5000. But the prices of P series have yet not been releases by TCL. But it has announced that the model with 55-inch screen will be available for nearby $600 on Amazon.com later this month and it will the part of a introductory offer of limited time.

Both the lines will come with the latest Roku operating system, which will include the ability to pause the live TV if you add a USB flash drive to your TV and you can do this for up to 90 minutes. Adding the flash drive will be an option for recommending streaming content based on what you are watching on the TV.

Outside the US, TCL has been using the operating systems for its TVs, but the director of the company for the product development Aaron Dew said that for the US, the partnership of TCL with Roku is working very well, the region where the Roku is the more of a household name. The reason behind this is that Roku has most of the apps or channels and there is nothing that can push its own services. He also said that Roku is the Switzerland of smart TV space.

As far as the desire of TCL to move upmarket is concerned, it is actually taking small steps. The C series which is designed focus, is still very much look like any other modem TV, whereas the whole industry is going towards thinner displays and smaller bezels. As compared to TCL, other manufacturers have taken more drastic steps for moving the bulky tech out of the body of TV and into the sound bar for making the ultra-thin screen that can hang on your walls. Still the TCL hides all the bulk behind the TV itself.

The addition of Dolby vision shows that the industry is quickly going towards for embracing high dynamic range same as the Netflix and Amazon. The 4K image resolution has also become a mainstay now as the premium picture quality has become a main feature now.