Are you thinking about your Christmas shopping list yet? How about Super Bowl 52?
Sure, they're both months away. But you don't want to get caught in the mad rush in the days leading up to these fun-but-expensive events to celebrate with your children, grandchildren and friends.
At the top of almost everyone's Christmas list is a TV. That is especially true for sports fans, movie buffs and binge-watching TV viewers.
Of course, these days prices for TV sets are soaring. You can easily pay thousands of dollars for the latest, greatest 4K TV out there.
But why spend that much money when you can save hundreds of dollars on a high-quality 4K TV set? You may have heard Kim talking about it on her show.
"TCL has a steep hill to climb to be No. 1," Kim Komando said. "But it's the fastest-growing television brand in the United States.
"They're getting rave reviews. They're now launching a TCL 75-inch, 4K Roku TV for just $2,000. That's right, just $2,000. Roku is the operating system. You can subscribe to cable or satellite TV. They say it will be available in time for the holidays."
There is also a 55-inch TCL 4K TV that's highly rated by well-known magazines and electronics reviewers. One reviewer said, "It's simply the greatest value we have ever seen in a TV."
We're talking about the TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model). You can find it on Amazon for $830.
That's a low price. But is it a good value?
Yes. This 4K TV boasts impressive specs that rival much pricier TV sets.
You've seen large-screen TVs. Heck, you probably have more than one in your house.
The problem with TV sets is that it's so confusing to shop for one. You walk into a store like Best Buy, Target or Walmart and what do you see? Hundreds of TVs - there are large ones, bigger ones, curved TV sets, 3D TVs and so many other options.
Worse, the specs might as well be written in Greek. You have LCD, LED, ports, refresh rates and who knows what else?
So, what do most people do? Well, you pay for the most expensive TV set you can afford ... and hope for the best.
Too often, you get home, open that huge box and set up your TV. Then, you discover it's just a decent TV with a really large screen. It may not even be HD!
But the TCL 55P607 does not disappoint. It costs a fraction of pricier but lesser quality TV sets.
It has a 55-inch LED screen. It's 4K, which means it has four times the resolution of HDTVs.
This is important. The refresh rate on TV sets means the number of frames a TV can show each second. The image is refined, so you're seeing the highest-quality image possible. The TCL 55P607 has a 120-hertz refresh rate.
It has three HDMI inputs, a USB port and inputs for other components. Of course, it's a smart TV. It also uses the high-speed 802.11ac wireless connection.
Plus, it uses the streaming box Roku's Roku TV Smart Platform. That means you can connect it to the internet to stream content from hundreds of channels like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Prices Are Going to Go Up
You know how stores work, right? The hotter a product is, the more they can jack up the price.
When it comes to TV sets, you can find great deals all year round. But they're not always the highest-quality TV sets.
Right now is a great time to start shopping. Once the Christmas season kicks in, stores will raise the price on the most-in-demand TV sets. The same is true in January in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Just watch those prices rise!
The point? Start looking for good values now!
Huge 4K TV comes with a hefty price tag
OK, sometimes you do want to spend big money. If your family and friends are impressed with over-sized TV sets, you have to check this one out. Let's put it this way: The screen is measured in feet, not inches!