TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar

The Alto TCL Roku Smart Soundbar

Pricing and availability information is not yet available for the new devices - it will be revealed closer to the commercial launch, says HDR.

For more information on the Alto audio line and TCL's TV announcements, visit TCL's website, or check out the TCL booth at CES (booth No. 12929 in Central Hall).

TCL Roku TVs launching in the North American market this year will establish updated categories for the brand. These are basically the replacements to the 2017 C-series and S-Series models we mentioned above and though we don't expect the same performance from them as what we're seeing with the 6-series, we hope, and think that they will at least do better than 2017's C-series did at delivering high quality video. The televisions will also continue to feature the Roku OS that TCL uses.

"Our TCL Roku TVs are amazingly popular among consumers, making the TCL brand the third most popular smart TV in the U.S.in 2017", said Chris Larson, senior vice president, TCL. Both the new series will be available from Spring 2018.

The soundbar also will be able to work with any other Roku Connect-enabled devices in the home, including smart speakers. Roku Entertainment Assistant, a voice assistant for entertainment, will let customers launch podcasts, movies and TV shows from their favourite services with a simple voice command. "With Roku Connect it will make it easy to add great sound to an already great TV".

Where Hisense was focused on laser TV's which two Australian retailers have said will struggle to sell in Australia TCL who have one of the most modern TV manufacturing plants in the world focused squarely on their 2018 TV range. The HDR Performance Package Pro includes Contrast Control Zone Technology, a new iPQ Engine and a versatile HDR Pro Gamma control.

"Chief among the announcements is the TCL Roku 6-Series TVs, which offer 4K resolution and HDR, as well as Contrast Control Zone Technology, which includes 96 zones on the smaller 55" model and 120 zones on the larger 65" model. And no matter what environment this TCL model is placed in, from a dim home theater to a sun-lit living room, details remain visible with HDR Pro Gamma's tone map that accurately reproduces every detail within the darkest and brightest scenes.

"The C6 will come in 49", 55" and 65" models topping out at $3,299 AUD for the 65" model, with a May 2018 release date.

TCL's totally new 5-Series marries superior 4K UHD picture quality with Dolby Vision for a stellar imaging experience.

At the start of the current Australian Line up will be the powerhouse of the TCL fleet the P6 series featuring Android TV and 4K HDR panel.

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". However only one size, 55 inches, of the stunning P-series was released. When connected to a TCL Roku TV, voice controls can be used to turn on the TV.

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