For cord cutters TCL thrifty and smart TV Roku review for streaming

Cutting the cord: TCL thrifty and smart TV Roku. How do video streaming on your TV usually depends on where one starts from.

Video game systems as a Microsoft Xbox or Sony PlayStation were preferred by 28% of online video streamers, according to a recent survey by The Diffusion Group, a research firm based in Plano, Texas. Smart TV that use Applications were the choice of 23%, while set-top boxes from manufacturers such as Apple and Roku were preferred by 12%. Others had no preference or use other methods such as connecting a Blu-ray, computer or other device.

For cord cutters TCL thrifty and smart TV Roku review for streaming

Smart TV is likely to find its way into more than 80% of the homes of consumers within 10 years, says Michael Greeson, founder and director of research dissemination. "Its prominence in the connected home will only grow stronger," he said, noting that owners of smart TVs in the survey reported a significant increase in the streaming of content year on year.

The main disadvantage of buying a smart TV is that, at some point, the maker of televisions have no support for software upgrades on board, says Greeson. Furthermore, set-top boxes, he says, "they are quite liberal when it comes to new video applications and inherently possesses the power to support improvements in application providers."

In case of buying a smart TV, TV maker TCL based in China has reached a thrifty commitment. Roku have their TV software manufacturer of integrated streaming video on the screen. That makes the product a good choice for people, apartment or a second or third television for a choice in a bigger house.

The choice also allows TCL streamline its operating system. "As content changes, Roku is the first to deliver new services and stay ahead of what the consumer demand, a view shared by TCL" says Chris Larson, vice president of sales and marketing. Although TCL is based in China, it has a US headquarters in Los Angeles and a laboratory in Silicon Valley.

TCL TVs Roku first came out last year, and since then Hisense, Sharp and Best Buy Insignia brands have begun offering TV Roku. Last line of HD displays now available, TCL has a price range of smarttv from $230 to $700 and range in size from 32 inches to 55 inches.

I tried the $339 40-inch display (40FS3800 model), which connects wirelessly to the home network (no ethernet connector). After signing on Roku and linking TV to my account all my current applications - Amazon Video, Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV appeared. I added the new Showtime standalone application too.

You can rearrange the main screen to give a prominent place to your favorite channels on Roku and connected devices - this screen has three HDMI inputs and one coaxial input for connecting pay television or antenna. So it is easy to navigate to your destination vision. And the Roku app lets you use your Android or iOS smartphone as a remote control.

By the action of Wimbledon in Sling TV and final World Cup of Women through the antenna TCL screen video delivery was very fine. While it is not the best TV in my house, at this price, I did not expect that.

What it does, it provide a screen of no frill and clear picture video quality for streaming lovers.