TCL, maker of fine TV sets and (notably) Roku TVs, has a very nice “Guide to Cord Cutting” on their site. Though it won’t be meaningful to most members of this forum, it provides some fantastic, simple information in nice / easy terms for everybody else.
Also, very nice of them tomention Tablo prominently, while explaining DVR solutions, as applies to the world of OTA.
TCL is a dark horse. They’ve been quietly piling up the success stories over the past five years and are on a very high level of quality-of-build and value. The thing I find most interesting in the case of TCL, is how happy their install base is. They have a huge army of happy owners, and this is not to mention what they’ve done for Roku and Best Buy, as well.
For me, this year, it was between the LG and TCL after my Samsung died. I kept reading great reviews at other forums about TCL. I settled on an LG for one reason only - I knew LG tuners were the best and I was concentrating on OTA reception as my major criterion. However had I used other judging standards I would have gone with the TCL.
Up until about a year ago, I knew very little about TCL, and had mistakenly tossed them off as a “low tier” brand, along with Scepter, Emerson and that bunch. Then I began to learn otherwise, when I actually checked into them. So many sterling reviews, the excellent Roku TVs (for which they’ve become celebrated) and then actually seeing one in a friend’s living room (65" 4k).
I had no idea they were so good, and represented such an excellent bang-for-the-buck. What really cinches it for me with TCL, is the satisfaction level of their owners, and this is much more meaningful than what you get from pundits, “experts” and critics … people who own them, love them.