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11 January 2018, 08:12 | Patty Hardy
2018 TCL 4K HDR Roku TVs get Dolby Vision, Roku Assistant, contrast zones
Users will be able to call on the Roku Entertainment Assistant, Roku's voice-controlled artificial intelligence assistant, to start video and music streams, and will be able to control and play audio even when the TV is off. TCL's latest portfolio strengthens its reputation for picture performance with increased Contrast Control Zones for exceptionally bright whites and deep blacks, a new iPQ Engine for controlled and precise color reproduction, and high-dynamic range (HDR) Pro Gamma for impactful HDR performance in any environment. Both the new series will be available from Spring 2018.
TCL happens to be America's fastest and most innovative TV brand.
The new Roku Voice Assistant will work without a remote and respond to voice commands such as "Hey Roku" to activate through Roku Connect devices like the TCL smart speakers with Roku Connect.
Last year TCL's P series was the best 55-inch TV for the money and its successor, the 2018 6 series, looks even better.
For more information on the Alto audio line and TCL's TV announcements, visit TCL's website, or check out the TCL booth at CES (booth No. 12929 in Central Hall). The set supports Dolby Vision, a spectacular HDR solution, and now boasts HDR Performance Package Pro to further elevate the experience. 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.
TCL is the largest distributor of Roku TVs in the United States and the largest TV manufacturer in China.
TCL, riding the wave of a growing North American presence which Chris Larson, senior VP, sales and marketing, said had placed it as the Number Two TV brand in the U.S. TCL ended 2017 as the #3 smart TV brand in the USA, with all of its smart TVs powered by the Roku OS. "With Roku Connect it will make it easy to add great sound to an already great TV".
"The C6 will come in 49", 55" and 65" models topping out at $3,299 AUD for the 65" model, with a May 2018 release date.
The 5-Series will be available this spring with sizes ranging from 43- to 65-inches.
Other than this, TCL has also announced the Roku Smart Soundbar at the CES, dubbed as the TCL Alto Smart Soundbar.
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