TCL limits its budget-friendly 4K smart TV to one size

The company decided to drop the smaller and larger sizes and just offer the mid-sized version.

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Rob LeFebvre
August 18th, 2017
In this article: 4k, av, gear, roku, tcl, television, tv
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When we picked TCL's P-Series Roku 4K Smart TV for our Buyer's and Back to School Guides, we noted a perfectly good television with an "extra-bright screen, good contrast and accurate colors" — a steal for $650. The Wirecutter named it "The Best 4K TV on a Budget," and CNET loved it. At the time, the TV was also available at a more budget and space-friendly $500, 50-inch model as well as a higher-end 65-inch display for $1000. Now the company has confirmed to Engadget that it is dropping the smaller and larger sizes and will only make the 55-inch version of this budget TV.

TCL told CNET that it was shifting focus to the single model P-Series, adding "new, cutting-edge technology to further enhance the home entertainment experience." The manufacturer promised to explain why they quit making the larger and smaller sized 4K TVs "at a later date."

Update, 3:45PM ET: TCL confirmed via email that the P-series would only be offered in the 55-inch size this year.

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