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Roku TV, the TV With Roku Built Inside, is Now Available for Pre-Order

Roku TV

Many smart TV platforms are less than perfect, so you’re almost always better off adding some kind of streaming device. Now Roku is cutting out the middleman completely, by releasing TVs with Roku baked right inside. Synergy! There are two OEMs making Roku TV, TCL and Hisense. The TCL sets go on sale on Tuesday via Amazon—it’s $230 for the 32 inch set, $330 for the 40 inch, $500 for 48, and $650 for 55. All of the TCL sets are high-def 1080p with 120Hz refresh rates. Hisense Roku TVs will go on sale in the end of September. They come in 40-, 48-, 50-, and 55-inch models, at several different big box retailers. The bigger two models are 1080p with 120Hz refresh rates, and the smaller two are 1080p with 60Hz refresh, i.e. these are the bargain guys, especially when you consider the small catch—Hisense is letting stores set their own price (meaning, no MSRP), and those have yet to be announced.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.