Back at CES 2019, TCL showed off its new TV models, including its first 8K TVs. Last month, the company announced the availability of the rest of the 2019 models. Now the brand new 6-series models are officially on sale, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the 5-series and 8-series TVs. Here’s all you need to know about the latest TCL TVs.
TCL 6-Series Roku TV
TCL 8-Series Roku TV
TCL’s new top-of-the-line TV is the 8-Series, which comes in two
But regardless of whether you buy a
LED TVs manage contrast through a series of LEDs behind the LCD panels. The greater the number of individual LEDs, the more you can control contrast (the difference between the brightest and darkest sections of the screen). Known as local-dimming, it’s the key to helping LED TVs achieve black levels that are now within a stone’s throw of OLED displays, the undisputed kings of contrast. The 8-Series employs a version of local dimming TCL calls Quantum Contrast, which uses as many as 25,000 mini-LEDs for a 75-inch screen.
To put that in perspective, many similar-sized TVs only use a few hundred LEDs. TCL claims Quantum Contrast improves brightness, black-levels, viewing angles, and even allows for a slimmer overall TV design. At a demo of the new TVs, we were impressed by the picture quality, though we’ll withhold our formal opinion until we get a chance to review them in house.
On the image processing side of the equation, TCL’s AiPQ Engine is built on a set of machine-learning algorithms and is responsible for optimizing color, contrast, and clarity, especially when managing
TCL hasn’t forgotten about audio. The 8-Series has Dolby Atmos built-in, and though you’ll still never mistake the sound quality coming from the TV for that of a dedicated soundbar or home theater system, TCL’s demo convinced us that it is possible to enjoy TV-only sound.
You get plenty of choices when it comes to voice assistants:
TCL 5-Series Roku TV
For 2019, the 5-Series inherits the 8- and 6-Series’ bezel-less design. Using a standard
Updated on September 20, 2019: The TCL 6-series TVs are now on sale.
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