TCL debuts first 50-inch 4K TV within a grand

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The 50-inch TCL 7E504D is really a 4K/UHD screen. TCL
Chinese TV maker TCL has announced the 1st 50-inch 4K screen to be sold in the U.S. for within grand, the $999 7E504D, that will debut alongside send out flagship 1080p 5510 series.

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The TV will be obtainable in September and is also an edge-lit LED LCD using a 120Hz CMI (Clear Motion Index) engine. The native 4K screen has an onboard scaler and can accept native 4K input — for example from your 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 inside U.S. in August; its models will be the 40-inch LE40FHDE5510 ($399), the 46-inch LE46FHDE5510 ($499), along with the 55-inch LE55FHDE5510 ($799).

The three models all give you a 120Hz edge-lit LED LCD display which has a 1080p resolution and three HDMI ports with MHL. The 55-inch set includes built-in Wi-Fi and Smart TV with Netflix, YouTube, and Yahoo Apps.

All with the TVs possess a slim-frame design using a gunmetal gray finish plus a glass stand.

Meanwhile, fellow Chinese brand Seiki has a a little more expensive 50-inch 4K TV, the SE50UY04, that’s available for about $1,100 from Amazon. It didn’t fare well in our review. For what it’s worth, Seiki also sells a 39-inch 4K TV for $699.

Also called Ultra High Definition (UHD), the buyer version of 4K is a resolution measuring 3,840×2,160 pixels and is also not yet been established either in a broadcast or disc-based format. One with the main advantages so far would be that the technology has the possible to show passive 3D better than 1080p sets, even though 50-inch TCL 7E504D doesn’t have 3D.

There can also be plenty of disadvantages, such as proven fact that at smaller screen sizes like 50 inches, the benefits are very tough to discern.