Roku TV, along with Android TV and LG’s webOS, is considered one of the top smart TV platforms out on the market right now.
And rightfully so. Because of its incredibly intuitive interface, this platform really makes it a breeze to find what you want to watch for family movie night. Toggling between the numerous apps and devices is also a snap, as you don’t have to physically deal with all of the buttons and switches of separate devices.
Instead of getting this smart platform individually, many reputable TV brands today have Roku TV already built-in. Convenience indeed breeds happiness, especially among TV consumers.
So, if you’re in the market for a TV that comes with Roku TV, here are five solid options to consider.
First up is—no surprise here—the TCL 6 Series. This is one of the top models out there that doesn’t break the bank. Boasting a VA panel, this TV comes with amazing picture quality, wide color gamut and outstanding contrast ratio. Its black uniformity isn’t too shabby as well. Throw in Roku TV, and your weekend movie nights are good to go.
No. 2 on the list is another TCL offering, but this is more about saving a few bucks without sacrificing too much picture quality. Available in four sizes—between 43 and 65 inches—the 5-Series LED TVs really stand out from the competition in terms of budget and value.
To give you some sense, the 55-inch model can be had right now for a measly $350. This price point isn’t bad at all considering that you’ll get a 4K TV with solid picture quality, wide color gamut, low input lag and great response and processing time. There’s also support for Dolby Vision, considered one of the top HDR formats around.
Next on the list is Insignia’s 55-inch LED Roku TV (discontinued but refurbished ones are still out there). As a Best Buy brand, Insignia is sort of like the Frankenstein of the TV world, as parts from past-year versions of LG, Toshiba and Samsung are used to manufacture these products. Despite this, the TV performs well in most lighting conditions and delivers high-quality picture with wide color gamut.
Fourth in line is Hisense’s 4K UHD Roku TV. This particular model comes with HDR that does a remarkable job of producing wonderful colors and contrast. It comes with a robust processor that would be a perfect complement to your gaming console. There’s a reason why Hisense has been the go-to TV brand for budget-conscious consumers. You’ll rarely pay over $500, but you’ll receive a decent panel that the whole family can enjoy.
Lastly, make sure to take a gander at Philips’ 4000 Series Roku TV. This 4K Ultra HD offering provides four times the resolution of full HD, propelling your viewing experience to another level. It also comes with HDR10 technology that enables you to see more details and colors.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. He currently resides in Minneapolis.