TCL debuts first 4K TV under a grand

The 50-inch TCL 7E504D is a 4K/UHD screen.

(Credit: TCL)

TCL has announced the first 4K screen to be released for under a grand (well, it’s $ 999): the 50-inch 7E504D, which will be released alongside the company’s flagship 1080p 5510 series.

The TV will be available in September and is an edge-lit LED with a 120Hz CMI (Clear Motion Index) engine. The native 4K screen has an onboard scaler and will accept a native 4K input — such as from a PC or future 4K players, though presumably locked at 30Hz until the arrival of HDMI 2.0.

The 50-incher includes four HDMI ports and MHL compatibility for controlling and charging a smartphone or Roku stick. It also sports an USB connector for viewing pictures or playing MP3s.

In addition, TCL has unveiled its flagship 5510 series for release in the U.S. in August; its models are the 40-inch LE40FHDE5510 ($ 399), the 46-inch LE46FHDE5510 ($ 499), and the 55-inch LE55FHDE5510 ($ 799).

The three models offer a 120Hz edge-lit LED display with a 1080p resolution and three HDMI ports w… [Read more]

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