New TCL Roku 3850, 3800 series TVs for 2015

By Daniel Chubb - May 13, 2015

TCL has revealed a range of new TVs today, all feature an operating system taking advantage of Roku’s built-in and made-for-HDTV service. Sizes range from 32-inches right up to a 55-inch model, and under the new TCL Roku 3850 and 3800 series TV branding for 2015.

If you’re not new to the Roku box, then you will know all about the features and add-on apps. These include the likes of Hulu Plus, Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, and ESPN, as seen with many other set-top-boxes. The difference here is the ability to forget about a separate box and instead, have everything built-in.


Roku and Apple TV currently rule in terms of consumers buying set-top-boxes, although they both take a very different approach with Apple TV being favored by Apple’s very loyal following.

Considering we are unlikely to see a full Apple HDTV in 2015, this might be the next best thing and make a few Apple fans jump ship once their new TV comes with Roku inside. You don’t need to stick with just Roku streaming services, as you can connect other devices like Blu-ray players and cable boxes.

Prices for the new 2015 TCL Roku TV range – you will find 4 models under the 3850 series that include a $699 55-inch 55FS3850 model, $529 for the 50-inch 50FS3850, $359 for the 40-inch 40FS3850, and finally $249 for the smaller 32-inch 32S3850.

There’s also 3 models in the TCL Roku 3800 series and these include a $479 50-inch 50FS3800, $339 40-inch 40FS3800, and $229 32-inch 32S3800. The main difference between the 3850 and 3800 series is in appearance, with the 3850 featuring a nice aluminum quad pedestal stand and metallic gunmetal finish. You will find the complete range on sale by the start of June, 2015.

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