A Quick Look At TCL’s New $2,000 75”-Inch 4K HDR Roku Smart TV
Stephan Jukic – October 8, 2017
The Chinese giant TCL, one of the fastest-expanding television companies in America, is continuing their strategy to conquer the western consumer electronics market, this time by introducing its new C-Series 75C807 75” 4K HDR TCL Roku TV. This new line of Roku-powered 4K TVs offer high-end features at a much lower price of similarly outfitted sets produced by more widely recognized major brands.
This past week TCL announced pricing and availability for the huge 75 inch 75C807 model, and from what we’ve seen so far, the TV boasts some truly robust specs. First there’s the obvious, full 4K UHD resolution with LED edge-lit backlight technology. But then the new TV moves into more premium territory with Wide Color Gamut and TCL’s NBP Photon Technology that helps support delivery of both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range specs. It also incorporates a motion processing system for the first time on a TCL television, called Natural Motion 480, which according to the company improves motion smoothing during reproduction of 24 fps movies and some other fast-paced content sources.
The lack of motion-processing was one particular feature we really missed in the TCL 2017 P-Series 4K HDR TV we reviewed earlier this year. Its absence was particularly annoying because in almost all other regards, the P607 P-Series TV was and remains an absolutely excellent 4K HDR TV choice for budget-minded buyers who still want as much premiu7m technology as they can get their hands on. With the presence of both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the new 75C807 follows in the footsteps of what TCL also offered in the P-Series model, albeit in a much bigger individual display size. This new models screen measurements also make the fact that the 75C807 comes with an edge-lit display slightly surprising, since the much smaller 55 inch P607 offered full-array LED backlighting with rather great multi-zone local dimming. However, the absence of full-array is likely due to TCL going for a thinner body in this 75 inch giant of a TV
Moving along, this high-end 75 inch C-Series TV is equipped with the same XL Theater Audio included in its 55” an 65” C-Series cousins, with four front-facing speakers in a sound-bar offering 5W+15W of power and Dolby Digital processing for some very decent native sound power.
The 75C807 model will furthermore not only be the largest TCL TV to date, but it will also be the biggest Roku TV available to consumers. The TV uses Roku OS 8 instead of Android TV as in other models of TCL. ItThus it comes with the gigantic full range of 5000 Roku smart platform entertainment “channels” (apps) containing up to some 500,000 programs, movies and documentaries. The smart platform can be operated using Roku’s app or with an easy-to-use Roku TV remote which includes headphones for private listening and voice search to browse those thousands of streaming channels offered by Roku. If you can’t find the remote, there is a very handy remote finder button on the TV as a nice bonus feature.
For connectivity the C807 uses a High-speed 802.11ac wireless and Ethernet networking, and it has 3 HDMI 2.0a ports with HDCP 2.2
TCL’s new 75C807 will first reach the US market during the upcoming holidays for a recommended price of $ 2,000. Other C-series 4K HDR TCL Roku TV models can already be bought at Amazon starting at $700 for the 55” model (55C807), and $1100 for the 65” inch model (65C807).
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