TCL’s new 4K HDR Roku sets might be the best value TVs of 2018

The financial barrier to quality 4K HDR experiences continues to fall with the launch of TCL’s new affordable Roku-enabled television sets.

The new 6-Series televisions will arrive in 55-inches and 65-inch versions and will go on sale by May 1 in the United States.

The 55-inch set will be a modest $650, which is the same as last year’s P6-Series set. The price for the 65-inch is yet to be revealed.

TCL’s decision to retain the P6-Series price is great news considering the number of improvements the 6-Series delivers. Design wise, there’s a brushed aluminium finish to add a more premium feel to the affordable set.

There’s also higher peak brightness, while the sets boost the number of full-array local dimming zones. This means there’ll be deeper blacks even when the display is illuminated by bright portions elsewhere.

Elsewhere the set will continue to support the Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards for high dynamic range-compatible sets.

Of course, you’ll get the Roku OS built in, combined with a voice remote. There’s Wi-Fi, Ethernet and three HDMI ports.

The company writes (via Engadget): “Like the P6, the 2018 6-Series will continue to deliver an exceptional viewing experience and adds an innovative design aesthetic with a bold, brushed metal finish that’s sure to make a striking addition to anyone’s living room. It also features Dolby Vision HDR combined with vibrant wide color powered by TCL’s NBP Photon technology.”

The P6-Series sets were highly acclaimed in 2017, so it’s good to see TCL retaining its commitment to affordability.

International pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed.

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