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TCL Announces Its 2018 UHD TV Lineup at CES

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TCL 6-series Roku TV promises great picture for a low price

The product will arrive sometime in late 2018, TCL says. The 55 inch model sold for an absurdly good price of less than $650 despite the fact that it outperformed nearly any considerably pricier 55 inch mid-range TV from any other brand, and even delivered better specs than many premium 55 inch TV models released in 2017 by the big name brands. Unsurprisingly, TCL is aiming to keep that momentum, and seem to be positioning itself for even bigger moves in 2018.

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 top end product is the TCL Roku Smart Soundbar which is a collaboration with the Streaming giant, Roku.

"It's also launching two new Roku TVs this spring, the TCL Roku 6-Series 4K HDR TV, available in 55" and 65" models, and the TCL Roku 5-Series 4K HDR TV, available in 43" to 65" models.

"The X6 is by far TCLs premier panel, with an outstanding 85" Quantum Dot LED panel, featuring a 4K Dolby Vision HDR display and incorporating a Dolby Atmos powered 360 surround system by Harman Kardon this may be an "All in One" home theatre. The televisions will also continue to feature the Roku OS that TCL uses. In basic terms, this TVs connectivity options will let it handle all the latest and most advanced 4K HDR content alongside just about any other sort of video media you want to throw at the 6 Series.

The Australian offering includes the following.

Last week Roku announced a new Voice Assistant as part of their new Roku Connect program, which will bring Roku to your smart soundbar and smart speaker.

Usually after major announcements at overseas trade shows, we're left wondering what (if anything) might come to Australia; at least insofar as TCL TVs are concerned, you need wonder no more.

TCL will hold an Australian press event to reveal all of the products that are coming to the Australian market, along with pricing and retail partners for their line-up in April this year.

In addition to the soundbar's launch, TCL said it also will update its Roku TVs in 2018 to include Roku's new voice assistant, the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

Though full specs have not been announced yet, the Roku Smart Sound Bar will use Roku Connect to pair with other compatible AV products for a whole home entertainment solution.

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. "We envision a broader Roku ecosystem where the TV is the centre of the home entertainment experience making Roku TV even more desirable". When connected to a TCL Roku TV, voice controls can be used to turn on the TV.

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