Want to know what TCL TVs are coming in 2020? Look no additional than this one useful information, the place we’ll run you thru all the brand new TCL TVs, after they’re releasing, and the way a lot they will value.
TCL is quickly taking up the mid-range tv area. It’s a spot it’s been vying for during the last 5 years, and with all the pieces from funds HDR units to 8K QLEDs to supply, it’s actually starting to carry its personal. 2020 additionally marks the primary time TCL has introduced QLED TVs to the UK, together with a brand new 8K TV (the TCL X915) that is now IMAX Enhanced licensed.
In the US, there are new variations of the TCL 6-Series and 5-Series, too, that use MiniLED and QLED, respectively.
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TCL has held a gentle 10% market share of the worldwide LCD TV marketplace for the previous couple of years, as one of many largest TV producers alongside Samsung and LG. So it is extra probably than ever that you’re going to come throughout a TCL TV in your hunt for the right residence tv.
It might be laborious deciphering which fashions are able to which options, however that’s why we’re right here. We’ve obtained our fingers on a variety of the brand new good TVs, and may also help you slim down TCL’s ever-expanding line-up to search out the TV that’s best for you.
New for US
TCL TV: new for 2020 (US)
What TCL TVs are new for 2020? You’ll discover all of them listed in this information under, together with which territories they’re accessible in.
TCL 5-Series 4K QLED Roku TV (accessible in 50, 55, 65, 75-inch): More upgrades are coming, with a QLED facelift for the much-loved 5-Series TV vary, which has been one among our favourite low-cost TVs since its 2018 launch. QLED brings an expanded colour gamut to the 5-Series at a beginning worth of simply $399.
Read our TCL 4K QLED Roku TV evaluate
TCL 6-Series Mini-LED 4K Roku TV (available in 55, 65, 75-inch): One of the TVs we’re most excited about this year is the all-new TCL 6-Series QLED TV with Mini-LED that should boost the contrast and black levels to rival OLED while retaining TCL’s signature budget price point. These TVs went on sale on August 11 2020.
TCL 8-Series Mini-LED 8K Roku TV (available in 65, 75-inch): A Mini-LED TV, a QLED TV, an 8K TV, and Roku TV all rolled into one. This is an 8K version of the TCL 8-Series launched in 2019, and you can expect quantum dot-assisted contrast, advanced upscaling, improved viewing angles, and Dolby Vision support to boot. Due to launch in the US (and Europe) in 2020.
Read our hands-on TCL 8-Series Mini-LED 8K Roku TV review
New for UK
TCL TV: new for 2020 (UK)
Reading in the UK? Here are the flashy new sets coming your way this year.
TCL C71 QLED (available in 50, 55, 65-inch): The first TCL QLEDs to hit the UK start with the C71, a 4K HDR television running on the Android TV OS. Featuring a “frameless”, zero-bezel design and adjustable TV stand, along with multi-HDR support and voice assistant integration, it has the trappings of a high-end television but starts at just £499 for the smallest 50-inch model. Now available in the UK.
TCL C81 QLED (available in 55, 65, 75-inch): The C81 takes things up a notch with an Onkyo soundbar and Dolby Atmos support, but otherwise cleaves pretty close to the C71. Now available in the UK.
TCL X915 8K QLED (available in 75 inches): This 8K TV is IMAX Enhanced certified, meaning you can watch compatible films in an IMAX aspect ratio and crisp 4K HDR picture. There’s no release date for the UK yet, though, so hold tight to find out when it’s announced. (It’s currently rolling out to the rest of Europe and Australia, though.)
TCL P715K 4K TV (available in 43, 55, 65, 75-inch): This 4K TV starts at just £379 for its smallest 43-inch size, and comes with support for hands-free voice control through Alexa. Releasing in September, with the 75-inch model following later in October.
TCL 2020 TV technology
So what makes a TCL TV… effectively, a TCL TV?
In latest years, one of many defining traits of TCL TV’s is their use of Roku TV, which seems in a lot of the mid-range fashions in North America. By leveraging Roku’s strengths, TCL TVs have an unimaginable library of subscription-based streaming companies like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
TCL’s focus in 2020 is in enhancing current TV ranges with QLED and Mini-LED expertise, in addition to pushing additional into 8K decision applied sciences. TCL co-founded the 8K Association, which works to “define 8K display performance standards and support the outreach and promotion of 8K to consumers and to industry partners, like streaming services.”
As its name implies, mini-LED panels pack in more LEDs into each inch of a screen than traditional TVs – over 25,000 in the 75-inch 8-Series Mini-LED TV – promising even light distribution, uniform color reproduction and wider viewing angles.
We’ll see our first TCL TVs with HDMI 2.1 support, too, enabling 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video passthrough over cable input.
TCL’s QLED (quantum dot) displays support a wide color gamut display, approaching 100% of the DCI-P3 color space coverage. This, alongside TCL’s mini LED technology, should make for more vibrant colors, heightened contrast, and better viewing angles.
In 2019, TCL also launched a new AI smart platform, TCL AI-IN, and it’s working to integrate its smart AI-powered products with partners like Android TV, Roku (in North America only), and Amazon Alexa.
TCL doesn’t currently trade in OLED TVs, though it does have plans down the line for OLED panels that feature emissive quantum dot pixels: something that we know Samsung is working on too.
TCL continues to work on a number of more unusual form factors, like massive curved screens and concrete subwoofers, though most don’t make their to market – especially Western ones.
TCL X10 QLED (available in 75 inches): At CES 2019, we discovered that the 8K 2019 TCL Roku TV (or TCL X10 QLED outside the US) boasts QLED and mini LED technology for improved picture quality. Specifically, these smaller LEDs offers more local dimming, with 300% more contrast control zones compared to its last-generation sets.
This creates deeper blacks, more vibrant colors and, most importantly, better viewing angles. Support for 8K, Dolby Vision, and Quantum Dot display technology should make for an impressive picture, particularly in the flagship 75-inch model.
It also has an integrated Onkyo soundbar, which supports Dolby Atmos, and is 14.5mm at its thinnest point.
TCL 8-Series (available in 75 inches and larger): The forthcoming TCL 8-Series 8K Roku TV takes a lot of what we liked about the TCL 6-Series 4K Roku TV and quadruples the pixel count while slimming down the thickness. At the starting size of 75 inches, it’s a sight to behold.
Like the 2019 TCL Roku TV, the new 8-Series has QLED and mini LED technology for a clear, precise, and vibrant display. The TCL 8K TV also supports a wide color gamut display, approaching 100% of the DCI-P3 color space coverage, Dolby Vision, and more of the ultra-contrast control zones tech we’ve seen on TCL’s higher-end 6-Series televisions.
The 75-inch flagship model can skillfully convert today’s 4K and full HD resolution content and delivers a new sense of depth and clarity, says the company. It’ll also be future-proofed for when native 8K content does get here thanks to HDMI 2.1 support.
Like the 2019 TCL Roku TV, it has a built in Onkyo soundbar with Dolby Atmos support.
TCL 6-Series (2019)
TCL 6-Series (available in 55, 65, and 75 inches): 2018’s TCL 6-Series has been updated to include a new 75-inch model for 2019. Models in the 6-Series boast three types of HDR support, Roku TV, and copious amounts of LED control zones.
The TCL 6-Series is available now, at a special pre-order introductory price of $649 for the 55” (55R617), $999 for the 65” (65R617) display dimension, and $1800 for the 75” (75R617).
Model numbers: 55R617, 65R617, and new for 2019, the 75R617
TCL 5-Series (2018)
TCL 5-Series (available in 43, 49, 55, and 65 inches): 2018 saw the launch of the TCL 5-Series, a little brother to the 6-Series that packs many of the same features. You can expect HDR Pro Gamma and support for the three main types of HDR, plus Wide Color with NBP Photon technology and Roku TV built-in. As far as motion is concerned, the 5-Series has 240 Natural Motion technology … which probably equates to a native refresh rate of 120Hz.
The TCL 5-Series is available now at $429.99 for the 43” (43S517), $449.99 for the 49” (49S517), $499.99 for the 55” (55S517), and $899.99 for the 65” (65S517).
Model numbers: 43S517, 49S517, 55S517, 65S517
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