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Metz launches series of budget Roku TVs

With prices starting at £159, German brand Metz is hoping to capture a chunk of the UK budget TV market

German TV firm Metz is launching a range of new budget TVs in the UK, all equipped with the easy-to-use Roku user interface.

The range covers the full gamut of TV sizes, from a 1080p 32in set all the way up to the 4K 65in, and all come in at suitably tempting prices. The 32in set will cost a mere £159 – ideal for small bedrooms and kids’ TVs – and the 4K models start at £229 for the 43in TV rising to £449 for the gigantic 65in model. There are also 50in (£279), 55in (£329), and 2K 40in (£199) models available, all at rock bottom prices.

Despite the low prices, the specifications are reasonably impressive. They all use direct-lit LED backlights and support HDR10 and HLG. Peak brightness isn’t that great, however, peaking at a mere 250cd/m². There’s also no support for Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos on any of the TVs.

Still, we had the opportunity to try out the new TVs at a preview event in London and, although we can’t say much about image quality as yet, they seem easy to use and responsive. We’re huge fans of the Roku user interface, especially the fact that you can get pretty much the full gamut of streaming apps on it, so there will be plenty of content for users to enjoy.

There’s also a decent range of quality-of-life features available on the Metz TVs, including support for Apple AirPlay, plus Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa support and a decent array of ports and connections. The 32in and 40in models come with two HDMI inputs (one supporting ARC), one antenna socket, two USBs, Ethernet and Wi-Fi 5, while the 4K TVs come with three HDMI inputs (one supporting ARC), one antenna socket, two USBs, Ethernet and Wi-Fi 5.

You’ll be able to buy Metz’s Roku TVs in the UK from the end of October 2022 from Amazon and two other as yet unnamed retailers. Watch this space for our full review.

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