HDTV Reviews: TCL 65US5800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Navigating the complex and ever-changing marketplace of flat screen TVs can be intimidating and often times challenging. It may seem very confusing sifting through the various terms and features available on every single model available. Few manufactures try and put out models that are meant to last for an extended period of time. TCL has created a TV packed with all of the necessary features that the average viewer looks for in a flat screen television: 4k Resolution with upscaling technology, Smart TV streaming with wireless connectivity and an uncomplicated and well designed user interface. Below is a review of everything the TCL 65US5800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV has to offer.

4K Ultra HD and Upscale Engine

The TCL 65US5800 sports 4K Ultra HD resolution with the ability to upscale up from 1080P with help from TLC’s Creative Pro upscaling engine. This feature puts the TCL far above other models in the same price point because it allows new movies, which are now being filmed in 4K resolution, to be viewed easily in the comfort of the home and also allows the user to keep older movies and watch them at a higher resolution.

Smart TVfunctions with Dual-band WiFi

Streaming services continue to gain more and more popularity everyday as movies and shows continue to bypass traditional theatrical and cable releases. TCL saw this trend and made sure that their television comes with ROKU TV built-in. ROKU is a popular cable TV alternative which provides the user with over 300,000 popular shows and movies at their finger tips. ROKU supports a variety of streaming services as well such as, Amazon Instant, Netflix, HBO GO, HULU plus, ESPN and many more.

Customizable Home Screen and Simplified Controller.

User interface is one of the more important design aspects of televisions being released in today’s marketplace. Many users own multiple devices and have difficulty managing them all. TCL’s TV features a customizable home screen which allows the user to easily control multiple devices connected through the HDMI, USB, and composite (coax cable) connections. The TVs streamlined controller makes navigating the vast amounts of content available even easier. Now users can switch between gaming systems, Bluray players, cable TV and the various streaming channels through ROKU with a simple press of a button.

Pros

  • 4K UHD with upscaling engine
  • Affordable for the amount of popular features
  • Multiple inputs: Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, and Optical Audio Out.
  • Smart TV: ROKU TV streaming platform with built in WiFi capabilities
  • Energy Star compliant

Cons

  • Some ROKU content may require additional fees

Conclusion

In summary, 4K resolution with an upscaling engine is enough of a reason to buy the TCL 65US5800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV right now. Add in wireless Smart TV capabilities and a sleek and well designed interface and you have a powerhouse of a TV that’s perfect for families of all sizes. TCL has seen the future of home entertainment and released the perfect TV to weather the ever-changing technological and entertainment landscapes.

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