Thought we'd need a separate thread on this because the announcements are actually pretty significant including:
1. 75" Series 6 available almost immediately:
"Responding to demand for the award-winning TCL Roku TV™ 6-Series, TCL will offer the newest and largest model in this series with a 75” screen size and up to 160 Contrast Control Zones®. This much-anticipated television is now available for pre-order today on BestBuy.com for less than $1800 and will be rolled out to a broad range of retailers in the coming weeks."
2. Free Software upgrades on all Series 5 and 6s:
"In addition to increasing in size, all TCL 5- and 6-Series sets in North America receive automatic software updates including Roku OS 9, available to TCL Roku TVs in the coming months. Roku OS 9 features Spotify support, “Free” Genre Voice Search and compatibility with Dolby Vision® HDR on Xbox One X and One S consoles, allowing owners to enjoy the most powerful High Dynamic Range experience in market."
3. New Series 8 8K TVs in 75" and up sizes with Quantum Dot tech and Mini-LEDs:
"This year’s TCL Roku TV 8-Series will offer available 8K resolution in screen sizes of 75” and larger in the US market. Each of these TVs will feature powerful upscaling performance to skillfully convert today’s 4K and full HD resolution content that delivers a new sense of depth and clarity. And with support for the latest HDMI standards, these 8K TV models will be ready for the next stage of the 8K content evolution as new devices come to market that are ready to deliver 8K movies, games and more.
In addition to delivering incredible advances in picture performance with 8K, QLED and Quantum Contrast technologies, select TCL Roku TV models launching later this year will offer an integrated high-performance far-field mic array. Sophisticated noise suppression and beam-forming noise localization technologies, being developed by Roku, will allow customers to naturally talk to their TCL Roku TV at any time, even in most noisy situations. With Roku Entertainment Assistant, users will get quick access to entertainment by using natural language to control and navigate their TV or search for content."
One thing that wasn't in the PR
releases - but reported by Digital Trends is that the Series 6 will be getting a refresh later this year and also getting quantum dot and Mini-led treatment - and likely at the same price points!