TCL 8 series, 6 series boost Roku TV's picture quality chops
TCL 8 series, 6 series boost Roku TV's picture quality chops
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TCL 8 series, 6 series boost Roku TV's picture quality chops

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This looks like the best Roku TV yet. And it's all thanks to mini LEDs. It's the TCL 8-series, seen here in a 75 inch size that will sell for three grand when it comes out this fall. Joining a 65 inch for two. The 8 series is the most expensive Roku TV yet And a big stretch for TCL, which is better known for bargain basement models that top the best seller list at Amazon. TCL is counting the TV's mini LED tech to win over high end buyers. This is TCL's special demo screen seen here, which strips away mos of the LCD layers so you can see the individual dots. No, you won't be able to see them on the actual TV. There are more than 25,000 mini LEDs on a 75 inch size, which deliver around 1,000 local dimming zones. TCL says the technology enables higher brightness and more precise control of illumination, which in turn leads to better contrast and overall picture quality. When I watched the company's side-by-side demo against a competing Samsung The eight series indeed looked very good. With deep black levels and plenty of pop. Of course, I'll have to wait until I can review one in c/net's lab to give the final verdict. Roku TV is my favorite smart TV streaming platform. With a simple layout and thousands of apps. The remote has just a few buttons and works with Roku's voice system. The A series styling is slick with a thin frame around the screen and a nice pedestal stand. It might cost a bundle for a Roku TV but it also looks [UNKNOWN] TCL also showed up a much less expensive TV, an improved version of the 6-Series shipping later this summer, seen here displaying Forza. The 6 is my favorite 2018 TV [UNKNOWN] And the 2019 version starting at 600 for the 55 inch size, got a facelift and one key extra quantum dots. Just like Samsung, PCL uses the acronym QLED to describe its dots, which improved color with HDR video. The six series also has full array local dimming, albeit with 100 zones instead of 1000. And it's always why just the same as last year, that's a good thing. Finally there's a five series, starting at $300 for the 43 inch model. It lacks local dimming and I don't expect great performance, but it looks sleeker than TCL cheaper Roku TVs. The company also showed off the X10 and 8K TV shipping outside the US. PCs has an 8k version of the eight series will be available here soon and screen sizes 75 inch larger but didn't provide any more info. I'm psyched to see these new TCL roku TVs and Cnet's test labs soon. [MUSIC]

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