German brand Metz enters U.K. market with affordable 4K Roku TVs

Mike Wheatley

German TV brand Metz has entered the U.K. market in the nick of time, offering a range of bargain-bucket priced televisions at a time when just about everything seems to be getting more expensive.


No doubt a lot of people might think the Metz TVs are worth a look, as they come with Roku OS built-in, 4K resolution and a price tag of just £229 for the smallest model, which weighs in at 43-inches.

For those looking for something a bit bigger, the Metz MRD6000 TV range also includes 50-inch (£279), 55-inch (£329) and 65-inch (£449) models. In addition to 4K resolution, you’ll be getting a TV that supports HDR10 and HLG, plus Dolby and DTS audio output through its two-channel sound system.

The Roku OS operating system is a good one, providing access to all of the major streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, along with a very user-friendly interface. While Samsung’s Tizen or Google TV might be somewhat slicker, it can be argued that neither is as straightforward and easy to use as Roku OS. There’s also Freeview Play built in, meaning users can access all of the live and on-demand TV they’ll ever need.

Metz said the TVs are powered by its own Trochilus Extreme picture processing engine and that they have an IPS-type LCD panel with a direct LED backlight that generates lower blue light than similarly backlit televisions. This should help to reduce eye strain, especially for those who sit up all night watching movies.

Other features include support for Apple AirPlay, meaning it’s possible to stream content from an iPhone or iPad, while integration is possible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home. For internet connectivity, the TVs have Wi-Fi 5.

On the back, there are three regular HDMI ports for connecting consoles, Blue-ray players or something else, and one of those supports eARC for lossless sound output. Gamers will note they are not HDMI 2.1 ports, so premium gaming features will not be supported.

For those who’re not botrhered with 4K resolution, there are cheaper alternatives available in the 32-inch and 40-inch Full HD models, which cost £159 and £199 respectively. According to the specs sheets, these models only have two HDMI ports and use a VA-type panel, but apart from that they’re similar to the others.

Of course we cannot say that these Metz TVs compared with the premium features available on high-end TVs sold by the likes of Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Sony, TCL and others. Still, the affordable price tags and better-than-average capabilities may make them worth a look as an affordable option for those on a budget, or someone who simply wants a second screen for the bedroom.

Metz is a pretty well regarded brand in Europe, where it has been around for a while, so we’ll be interested to see how well these new TVs go down when they hit the shops in October.