RCA has joined the growing list of HDTV manufacturers (JVC and TCL, among them) that incorporate the Roku streaming platform. In the case of these new RCA LCD TVs, which range in screen size from 28 to 65 inches, the package includes the Roku Streaming Stick for direct access to the complete Roku experience. All of the TVs listed below are now available through places like Best Buy, Walmart, and Sam's Club.
The latest lineup of a dozen new RCA televisions now come equipped with Roku streaming capability, thanks to the pre-installed Roku Steaming Stick (Roku Ready version). The 12 new RCA HDTV models in screen sizes from 28 to 65 inches are now available with Roku functionality for fast and convenient access to the Roku Channel Store, including access to thousands of streaming choices. Access to Roku is controlled by the TV's remote control, and no additional power connection is needed.
RCA TV models with the Roku Streaming Stick are available now at Best Buy, Walmart.com, Sears.com, BJ's Wholesale Club, SamsClub.com, and select regional electronics retailers.
Streaming on the Rise
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, nearly half of U.S. TV households are receiving TV programming via the Internet on TV sets. 45 percent report using devices like Roku, an increase of 17 percentage points over last year. Most streaming TV viewers supplement their pay-TV channels on cable or satellite with selections from streaming services. The CE industry is expected to sell some 16 million app-enabled TV sets this year.
New Roku Ready models include:
28-inch class 720p (model LRK28G30RQ, suggested retail price $199.99)
32-inch class 720p (model LRK32G30RQ, suggested retail price $249.99)
32-inch class 1080p (model LRK32G45RQ, suggested retail price $279.99)
40-inch class 1080p (model LRK40G45RQ, suggested retail price $349.99)
46-inch class 1080p (model LRK46G55RQ, suggested retail price $449.99)
50-inch 1080p and 120Hz (model LRK50G45RQ, suggested retail price $549.99)
55-inch 1080p and120Hz, (model LRK55G55RQ, suggested retail price $649.99)
65-inch 1080p and 120Hz (model LRK65G55RQ, suggested retail price $999.99)
TV/DVD Combo Favorites
The new 28-inch to 40-inch RCA TV/DVD combos make ideal second-room or dorm room sets. LED-backlit TV/DVD Combo models include:
28-inch class 720p (model LED28G30RQD, suggested retail price $229.99)
32-inch class 720p (model LED32G30RQD, suggested retail price $279.99)
32-inch class 1080p (model LED32G45RQD, suggested retail price $299.99)
40-inch class 1080p (model LED40G45RQD, suggested retail price $379.99).
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