TCL 65″ 6-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED ROKU Smart TV – 65R635

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Features

  • Brand Name: TCL
  • Item Weight: 75.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 56.9 x 13.7 x 35.7 inches
  • Item model number: 65R635
  • Special Features: THX Certified Game Mode; Auto Game Mode; Easy Voice Control works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wide Color Powered by QLED Technology; Contrast Control Zone Technology; AiPQ Engine with Smart HDR, Smart 4K Upscaling, and Smart Contrast

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TCL's 6-Series combines stunning 4K HDR and mini-LED technology in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. Quantum Dot technology and the HDR Pro Pack with Dolby Vision combine for greater...

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I purchased a Sony X900H 55", an LG OLED CX 55", and the TCL 55R635. I played multiple games and watched 4k HDR content on all of them. Dollar for dollar this unit cannot be beat. The only issue is viewing angles, which I explain at the end.The LG OLED CX 55" has the best picture quality hands down, but it is also $1000 more expensive, the HDR brightness isn't nearly as bright, and if you play PC games for hours upon hours like I do, the threat of burn-in is legitimate. It also cannot do 4k at 120 fps and HDR at the same time. I would rather have 2560x1440 with HDR than 4k at 120 without it. If you are a casual gamer and watch varied content, then OLED would be the way to go, that is if you want to burn an additional $1000.The Sony X900F has HDMI 2.1, however it does not yet support 4k at 120hz. Apparently this will be enabled down the road via a firmware patch. For me this is dead on arrival. I am not buying future capabilities in a TV I own now.The TCL has excellent picture quality and the THX Certified Gaming Mode works very well with my PC. My rig can play games like Doom and Destiny 2 at 4k at 120 fps and it is butter smooth. Even games like Grim Dawn benefit. Running anything at 120 fps is amazing. This is the future of gaming.4k HDR content like Planet Earth II look gorgeous at this price point. I am shocked that this picture quality can be achieved at this price. Again, you aren't going to achieve those inky blacks that OLED gives you, but the difference isn't that great between the two.The only major downside to this TV is the viewing angles. As soon as you begin to move off-axis, to the left or right of the screen, the color begins to drop off almost immediately. It isn't necessarily a deal-breaker, but you should be mindful if you are going to have this in a living room with seating far to the left or right of the screen.
I plan on playing games on this tv 98% of the time. And from what ive seen. Its one of, if not the BEST in its price range.And before you give a low star review because it doesnt have HDMI 2.1, picture this. No more than a HANDFUL of PS5 or Series X will run games Native 4K 120hz. And these arent AAA games. They are 2D sidescrollers or select racing titlesThis Tv supports 1440p 120hz. Which is all you can really expect out of the next gen consoles. 1080p 120hz is even pushing it. But do not go into this think 120hz console gaming is the future. ITS NOT. We barely have 60hz gaming. And i hope this gen normalizes 60hz. So that next gen (PS6) we could get 4K 120hz gaming. So in 2027, you can be upset that a budget tv doesnt come with HDMI 2.1, but in 2020, for this price, the current console technology, and the quality of the TV. There really is no issue here...if you plan on doing anything besides gaming. Maybe 2.1 is more important for you, and you should look at other options at of course, a higher price range.
Not sure what I expected here. I've been really hyped up on the whole mini led train. Some overly gray bleeding in the top corners is highly distracting and disheartening. Apparently the panel problems of TCL lives on even with minileds. I'm pretty disappointed on this tv based on that alone.It took me a while to dial in the settings. Dolby vision content resets and further tweaks it's settings even after you originally tweak each source. The color is great. I don't see any banding in gray to black transitions. Banding in general seems really non-existent. That's good. Seems to get plenty bright for my dark rooms standpoint. I don't think it's quite as bright as some others in this price range. Hisense H9 for instance. The local dimming works mediocre. It was a mess when I watched the very dark opening sequence of Thor in dolby vision. That was with the local dimming set on high. I moved it to medium and it seems to be the best way to use it.Roku is a pretty smooth design. I've never used it before but I can see why the fanfare exists.Overall it's a decent tv if you win the panel lottery. I don't think it's the game changer I expected it to be at all. VRR promises good gaming performance for the future though no 4k 120mhz supported.I am currently exchanging it to try to get nondefective panel. IF you win TCLs panel lottery you will like the TV. If you don't like me, you'll regret waisting your time.Note: the picture of the light bleed in the corner is over saturated by my phone. It's not THAT bad but it's noticable in darker scenes.Update: 8/19 The replacement set is okay. I'm noticing the biggest issues with blooming tend to occur with the 4k Firestick which utilizes dolby vision by default. Perhaps they generates more data that the tv can sometimes have difficulty deciding with it's lighting algorithm. Not sure. Overall it's pretty good. Not stellar but good.


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