The Chinese manufacturers are looking to enter the US and Europa, and TCL is one of the largest. At CES 2015, TCL announced that its quantum dot TV will be coming to the US and Europe “soon”. It is also the first quantum dot TV from a Chinese manufacturer.
TCL to launch quantum dot TV
Not only the Japanese and South Koreas can produce LCD TVs with quantum dots; the Chinese can too. TCL is producing its own LCD panels at a large factory in China, and this is the first one with added nanocrystals.
The TV will be named H9700 and is a 55-inch Ultra HD model. It is already available in China. At the bottom of the TV you will find front-facing speakers that are more powerful than most TV sound systems, says TCL.
- “Our Quantum Dot TV H9700 has been extremely well-received by consumers in China, and we look forward to making it available to a broader market this spring," said TCL CEO E Hao.
TCL did not specify additional details, but did showcase its TVs with the Roku TV platform at CES. Roku has the largest number of apps of any TV platform right now, and will be available in TVs from four TV manufacturers this year.
Only time will tell whether TCL will be one to watch in the coming year, but at least they are trying.