The TK Roku 4K HDR TVs from the TCL Series 6, tracking the excellent P Series last year, will be available by May 1. The company announced a launch schedule today, but did not confirm prices; TCL has said that the 55-inch 6-Series model will retain the price of the P Series ($ 650), but the cost of the larger 65-inch set is not yet known.
Series 6 improves the P Series in several ways. As for the image, it increases the number of local attenuation zones of complete matrix to 120 in the 65-inch model and 96 in the 55. (The P-series had 72). That gives the TV a much greater and more precise control over the backlight, so it can produce deeper blacks in one part of the screen even when there is something bright in another part of the image. TCL also says that the P Series achieves a higher maximum brightness than the P Series. It continues to support HDR content in Dolby Vision and HDR10.
The exterior design has also been updated with a new brushed aluminum finish. The P Series was the best TV you could buy for less than $ 1,000 in 2017, but this time TCL is trying to make Series 6 look like something that should cost more.
And the 6 series continues to run the Roku TV software, which offers users a simple interface, easy access to streaming applications and built-in compatibility for OTA programming when connecting an antenna. The new voice control from Roku's Entertainment Assistant will be released on the sound bars and other speaker products in the coming months.