The television industry is always looking for its next big thing. In 2013, it was going to be "real" in 3-D, an idea that quickly died the messy death it deserved. Since then, we have had 4K and HDR earning, but sets that combine those features with a screen that looks good still cost much more north of $ 1,000.
But in 2018, it seems that the new killer feature could be something that everyone can fall behind: low prices.
TCL, a cheap and cheerful television brand that is well known thanks to its association with Roku, has announced the price of the 6 series televisions that it showed at CES 2018. It starts at a very affordable price of $ 600 for the 55-inch version with a basic remote control. All games have the most important new features to obtain the best image quality: 4K resolution, high dynamic range Dolby Vision and contrast control zones, which allow the TV to dim the image in selected areas of the TV. That's important for getting real blacks while the other colors pop, and the key behind making HDR technology really worth it.
55-inch games have 96 attenuation zones, and 65-inch games have 120. Most competitors use Do not reveal how many local regulation zones your TVs have, but comparable (and more expensive) Vizio models They have many fewer areas.
TCL is technically selling four TV models, but there are only really two models, one 55-inch and one 65-inch. The 615 models available at Best Buy only have a basic voice remote control and cost $ 50 more, while the 617 Amazon models come with a voice remote control.