Today at CES, TCL, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of TVs, announced several new lines of TVS, including a S Class TV with Google TV and its first TV in the United States with an ATSC 3.0 Nextgen Tuner built-in.
“Last year was extremely successful for TCL as we maintained our position as top 2 best-selling TV brand in the US for the fifth consecutive year. TCL also achieved top 2 best-selling TV brand in the premium segment of QLED TVs in 2023, and 2024 is planned to be even more positive as we continue to raise the bar with innovation,” said Chris Hamdorf, Senior Vice President, TCL North America. “TCL will roll out our biggest screen size ever, and we will upgrade our line with more choices in both 98” TVs and Mini LED TVs to meet consumer demand. We will continue to provide unmatched value for the consumer and our high-performance products will be second to none.”
Here are the TVs they announced today:
S Class TVs
The S Class TV will offer 4K UHD picture with high brightness LED backlight. This will be 25% more brightness than older models. You will find HDR PRO+ with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ built in. These TVs will run Google TV and come in sizes from 43″ to 85″.
Q Class TVs
TCL will also have a new Quantum Dot line of QLED TVs called the Q Class TV. These TVs will have 120Hz panel refresh rate with clear fast motion for video games. These TVs will come in 43″ to 98″ screen sizes.
You will also find the Q6_Pro line full array local dimming support with 33% more brightness with 600 peak nits. These TVs will come in 50″ to 85″ screen sizes. Want Mini LEDs the QM7 line will as include Mini LEDs.
Maybe the biggest news is for the first time TCL will be offer ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV tuners in its QM8 line of TVs. These TVs will come with an Anti-Glare screen, 2.1.2 channel speaker system, built-in Dolby Atmos Speakers and Wi-Fi 6. You will be able to buy these TVs in sizes from 65″ to 98″ later this year.
“ATSC is delighted to have more than two dozen broadcasters, technology companies, and networks supporting our CES exhibit this year,” said Madeleine Noland, President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). “With U.S. NEXTGEN TV market launches in 2024 coming soon for Chicago, San Diego, and Tucson, we’re projecting that NEXTGEN TV will cross the 75% household reach milestone in February – a significant achievement that also will mark 75 Nielsen broadcast markets with service.”
“Now that broadcasters have reached this important milestone, attention turns to strengthening the number of available consumer receivers and improving the viewing experience – both of which are being showcased at the ATSC exhibit this year at CES. We are delighted to add TCL to the list of TV makers offering NEXTGEN TV, joining Sony, Samsung, and Hisense. And with ADTH, Stavix, Zapperbox, and Zinwell planning to offer NEXTGEN TV certified and security verified receivers, including some with digital video recording capability, this year is shaping up to be a big one for consumer choice,” Noland said.
Lastly, TCL announced the world’s largest QD Mini LED TV that will come with a 115” screen. This massive TV is the 115QM89. This TV includes QD Mini LED ULTIMATE with 20,000 dimming zones. It also incorporates the TCL AIPQ ULTRA Processor, as even more horsepower is needed for such high zone control to ensure huge, yet pristine images. This new 115” model includes all the features of the other QM8 models, plus a 6.2.2 Channel Speaker system.
There is no word yet on what TV OW the Q Class and QM8 TVs will offer.