TCL 4K HDR Roku TVs get Dolby Vision, Roku Assistant, contrast zones

TCL 4K HDR Roku TVs get Dolby Vision, Roku Assistant, contrast zones

TCL 4K HDR Roku TVs get Dolby Vision, Roku Assistant, contrast zones

The TCL Roku Smart Soundbar will offer a great value and make TV watching even more enjoyable by offering premium sound and more entertainment control through Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant. Both series support Dolby Vision HDR technology and, through a software upgrade later in 2018, will offer a more versatile iteration of the Roku TV platform than previous year, adding Roku Connect and Roku Entertainment Assistant capabilities.

TCL 6 series TV's come with Contrast Control Zone technology that individually optimizes the image across up to 120 zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas.

In recent days, Roku announced plans to develop its own voice assistant, one simply called Roku Entertainment Assistant; it also announced Roku Connect. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, that will be happening closer to the end of this year.

The first half of 2018 will see the debut of the 6-Series, an evolution of the company's P6 line in 65- and 55-inch sizes. 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.

Other features that span the series include 802.11ac WiFi, Ethernet, a trio of HDMI 2.0a ports, wide color with NBP Photon tech, and what TCL describes as an "advanced remote".

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The 5-Series will be available this spring with sizes ranging from 43- to 65-inches. And, with more than 500,000 streaming movies and TV episodes, plus the best selection of music, sports, news, and more, TCL Roku TV is the flawless addition to any home theater.

Yesterday Cord Cutters News got a first look at this new Roku Assistant during the TCL Press Conference with special guest Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

The new whole-home entertainment licensing program will enable manufacturers to build soundbars and smart speakers, surround sound, and multiroom audio systems that use Roku Connect software to work together as a home entertainment network. Users will be able to launch podcasts, playlists, movies and TV shows from their favorite services with a simple voice command.

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