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TCL's new TVs and soundbars aim to make your entertainment experience better

TCL wants your TV experience to be big, crisp, and loud.
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January 4, 2022
TCL TV 98R7
TCL
TL;DR
  • The 2022 TCL TV lineup saw a debut at CES 2022.
  • The company also launched some new soundbars.
  • TCL didn’t say when most of these products would be available.

TCL released some new smartphones earlier today, but the company’s bread-and-butter has been televisions, at least here in the United States. As one would expect, TCL had plenty of television news to announce at CES 2022.

See also: The best smart TVs you can currently get

Below, you’ll find some info on upcoming TCL TVs. You’ll also find some info on new soundbars the company is launching so you can get some better audio from your current or future TV.

New TCL televisions

TCL TV X925 Pro
TCL

For the TCL TV family, the company will “upgrade its entire lineup of televisions.” However, it didn’t go into detail about what that means for most of its products.

It did, however, go into great detail on its new 98-inch QLED monster known as the 98R7 (as shown at the top of this article). This is now the newest and largest model in its series, and it starts at “under $8,000,” which likely means $7,999. It is available now at the usual TCL TV vendors, such as Amazon.

Related: Do curved TVs still exist and should you buy one?

Meanwhile, the X925 Pro (shown directly above) is the new star of its mini-LED lineup. The 85-inch 8K television has an ultra-thin 10mm profile and will light up any room with its extra-powerful brightness.

In the future, TCL is promising two new major innovations for its TVs. The first is 144Hz refresh rates for an upgrading gaming experience, and the second is known as TrueCut Motion. TrueCut assures the viewer that the TV meets the rigorous quality guidelines of creators so you know you’re viewing images as the director intended.

Unfortunately, TCL didn’t give any word on when the X925 Pro would hit store shelves, nor when the 144Hz refresh rate and TrueCut feature would land on retail products in the US.

TCL soundbars

Onboard TV audio is notoriously terrible. If you don’t want to get a full-fledged surround sound system, your best bet is a soundbar. Thankfully, TCL has some new soundbars available for your TCL TV — or any TV, for that matter.

Related: Here are the must-have apps and services for your new streaming device or TV

TCL’s Alto soundbar line has four new models. On the higher end, you’ve got the Alto 9-series, which has a 5.1.2 model and a 7.1.4 model. Both models support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Play-Fi, RayDanz, and Dolby Vision. You can also connect them to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and apps such as Spotify. Pricing and availability are unknown for now.

Meanwhile, the lower-end Alto 7-series features 3.1 and 5.1 models. These don’t feature nearly as many proprietary systems but do support DTS:X. They are also Roku TV Ready, a system that’s come a long way recently. Unfortunately, TCL was mum on pricing and availability.