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TCL 6-Series 4K HDR Roku TVs Expected by May 1st

TCL has announced that its performance-oriented TCL 6-Series 4K HDR Roku TVs with Dolby Vision will be available by May 1st 2018.

Click here to read more: http://coursebook.co.uk/tcl-6-series...ve-by-may-1st/

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I'm ready to pre order
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Great to hear an update from them!
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I'm really eager to see what the 65" will cost. I wish they were doing a 75" version.

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Any word if Costco will be carrying the 6 Series this year or is Best Buy going to hide them in the back of the store again this time around too?
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Any word if Costco will be carrying the 6 Series this year or is Best Buy going to hide them in the back of the store again this time around too?
Did Best Buy really do that? That's insane if they did. The profit or markup has to be terrible on TCL though.

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May 1st... Might as well have said they were releasing early Summer. I know May is technically Spring, but stating a Spring release is such a tease if you're not going to do it in March or April. Now I'm depressed. Really wanted a chance to see reviews before other 2017 sets were sold out.
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A comparable Samsung would run you 5K. Good job TCL.
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Those feet tho. Don't most people prefer the centered stand that can fit on a narrower table? Yes, you can buy some kind of solution, but if they just had a center stand it would save a lot of hassle.
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May 1st... Might as well have said they were releasing early Summer. I know May is technically Spring, but stating a Spring release is such a tease if you're not going to do it in March or April. Now I'm depressed. Really wanted a chance to see reviews before other 2017 sets were sold out.
May 1st isn't even the mid-way point in spring. I actually expected later.
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So a release date but no MSRP on the 65”. Really not sure what to make of that... I wonder if they’re waiting on other 2018 65” MSRPs to determine a competitive price. Hoping for <$1K.

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The glaring issue for me is that it's likely to remain 60Hz, like its predecessor. It's a good budget TV, but I work in home theater sales and so many people sell themselves short when it comes to video and audio quality. They get wrapped up in "it's gots Dobly Wision!" and don't realize its mediocre color range, brightness, and terrible motion.
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My buddy returns from overseas in June. I owe him a tv for letting me borrow his car the past year. I'm debating between two choices.

1.) Buy him one of these 55" tvs
2.) Give him my old Sony Bravia 65" 1080p, high quality tv from 2013 models.

I feel like my TV, which sold for $1,800 in 2014, might still be better at 1080p, but it's edge lit and no 4k/HDR. So chances are it's not as nice overall.

I value my current Bravia at about $400 as far as what I can sell it for. So, buy him the 55" or give him my 65" and buy my own replacement. Damn I wish the OLEDs above 65" were priced to buy at my budget. Can't wait to hear impressions on this tv.

Personally, I think I'd rather buy him a 55" and buy myself a nice 75" when OLEDs become reasonable at that price range for me.

If you were my friend, what would you prefer? The new lower-end 55" with good reviews or the 65" higher-end tv from 4 years ago?

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The glaring issue for me is that it's likely to remain 60Hz, like its predecessor. It's a good budget TV, but I work in home theater sales and so many people sell themselves short when it comes to video and audio quality. They get wrapped up in "it's gots Dobly Wision!" and don't realize its mediocre color range, brightness, and terrible motion.
Under the sub-header, "About the TCL 6 Series" in this article at Reviewed.com - http://televisions.reviewed.com/cont...-series-review has the following bullet:

• 120 Hz refresh rates

The way this definition is obfuscated this day and age though, I'm sure this claim of 120 Hz refresh rates will be 'vigorously discussed'

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reflections reduced

TCL has acknowledged that one glaring weakness of the 55P607 was high screen reflections and that this characteristic would be improved on the R6 series. Thus i'm looking forward to a size (55 to 65) and lower screen reflections upgrade.
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I'll wait for the hard data and charts from http://www.rtings.com/tv before touching any of these new Tv's
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The glaring issue for me is that it's likely to remain 60Hz, like its predecessor. It's a good budget TV, but I work in home theater sales and so many people sell themselves short when it comes to video and audio quality. They get wrapped up in "it's gots Dobly Wision!" and don't realize its mediocre color range, brightness, and terrible motion.
So you work at Best Buy?
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My buddy returns from overseas in June. I owe him a tv for letting me borrow his car the past year. I'm debating between two choices.

1.) Buy him one of these 55" tvs
2.) Give him my old Sony Bravia 65" 1080p, high quality tv from 2013 models.

I feel like my TV, which sold for $1,800 in 2014, might still be better at 1080p, but it's edge lit and no 4k/HDR. So chances are it's not as nice overall.

I value my current Bravia at about $400 as far as what I can sell it for. So, buy him the 55" or give him my 65" and buy my own replacement. Damn I wish the OLEDs above 65" were priced to buy at my budget. Can't wait to hear impressions on this tv.

Personally, I think I'd rather buy him a 55" and buy myself a nice 75" when OLEDs become reasonable at that price range for me.

If you were my friend, what would you prefer? The new lower-end 55" with good reviews or the 65" higher-end tv from 4 years ago?
I would give him the bigger Sony. No substitute for size. Besides, it's a free TV.

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The glaring issue for me is that it's likely to remain 60Hz, like its predecessor. It's a good budget TV, but I work in home theater sales and so many people sell themselves short when it comes to video and audio quality. They get wrapped up in "it's gots Dobly Wision!" and don't realize its mediocre color range, brightness, and terrible motion.
You can EASILY make a case that too many people get wrapped up on 120Hz when it's simply not needed, especially if 3:2 reverse pull-down is implemented well in hardware.. Also with more and more 60Hz content/streaming internet TV services popping up, it's truly all about it simply looking good without judder and 120Hz is not a mutual requirement. Our current 55" TCL 605 from BB looks great, don't miss 120Hz at all... where as on my 2016 Vizio M series I constantly have to adjust smoothness settings. ALSO, the TCL has EXCELLENT color range and brightness too, so sorry you're not on target with this comment at all.
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My buddy returns from overseas in June. I owe him a tv for letting me borrow his car the past year. I'm debating between two choices.

1.) Buy him one of these 55" tvs
2.) Give him my old Sony Bravia 65" 1080p, high quality tv from 2013 models.

I feel like my TV, which sold for $1,800 in 2014, might still be better at 1080p, but it's edge lit and no 4k/HDR. So chances are it's not as nice overall.

I value my current Bravia at about $400 as far as what I can sell it for. So, buy him the 55" or give him my 65" and buy my own replacement. Damn I wish the OLEDs above 65" were priced to buy at my budget. Can't wait to hear impressions on this tv.

Personally, I think I'd rather buy him a 55" and buy myself a nice 75" when OLEDs become reasonable at that price range for me.

If you were my friend, what would you prefer? The new lower-end 55" with good reviews or the 65" higher-end tv from 4 years ago?
1080p content has no scaling problems with any 4k TV really, I'd rather have the 55" TCL and I say this as someone who definitely likes Sony too: I have both a 2015 55" mid-range Sony and the 2017 TCL 605... Sony has awesome built in features for the money with built in media player, Plex, Netflix, etc, but still TCL is king of the world, bar ZERO on bang for the buck... We paid $600 for the TCL and seems worth a $1000 to me.
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I'll wait for the hard data and charts from http://www.rtings.com/tv before touching any of these new Tv's
Rtings is a fantastic site, but sometimes they get early production models that have uniformity issues, that in fact lowered the score on the 2017 TCL 605/7... However ours has very little uniformity issues and you can always be "that guy" that exchanges for another if they lose the panel lottery. Anyway, the new model won't be any worse than the previous year and that one is fantastic for the money, so much that I really don't see the need to buy anything else if you can't afford OLED.
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So not surprised to see them jump up to #3 in the North American market, with their vertical production they easily, easily offer the best bang for the buck, period... Hisense seems to charge $100 more for the same level product that's not even quite as good... Like everyone, VERY, VERY curious what the 65" will be priced at, although the selfish part of me hopes for a $999 price, up to $1199 will be a good deal provided they offer the same color gamut and brightness of the 2017 55" 605/7.
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Those feet tho. Don't most people prefer the centered stand that can fit on a narrower table? Yes, you can buy some kind of solution, but if they just had a center stand it would save a lot of hassle.
Why is it that most TV's have these wide feet assemblys? The only company that make TVs with a center stand is Sony and they cost a lot more. Why is it? This TCL does sound like something I'd like to buy but I'd have to buy a larger stand because of the feet. Is there a better solution other that mounting on the wall?
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May 1st isn't even the mid-way point in spring. I actually expected later.
June will always be a Summer month for me regardless of the last day of Spring being June 20 or whatever. Spring for me is March-May. Summer is June-Aug (worst time of the year). But I'm also in the Southern Plains and it gets warmer, quicker here. I was hoping for the 6-series to come out in March or April, and seeing that Sony released their 2018 tv's as early as they did made me hopeful. It doesn't matter in the end, just sad that I have to wait another month and a half or so.
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Why is it that most TV's have these wide feet assemblys? The only company that make TVs with a center stand is Sony and they cost a lot more. Why is it? This TCL does sound like something I'd like to buy but I'd have to buy a larger stand because of the feet. Is there a better solution other that mounting on the wall?
I would think most people mount their TVs on the all these days, especially when you get to the bigger sizes. It's probably cheaper to make the wide feet assemblies rather than making a robust center stand since they're going to get thrown away or stored anyway.
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I would think most people mount their TVs on the all these days, especially when you get to the bigger sizes. It's probably cheaper to make the wide feet assemblies rather than making a robust center stand since they're going to get thrown away or stored anyway.
Well, like I stated I'm wanting to use my stand so what I need is a solution other than mounting a 55 inch TV on my wall. Thanks
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I would think most people mount their TVs on the all these days, especially when you get to the bigger sizes. It's probably cheaper to make the wide feet assemblies rather than making a robust center stand since they're going to get thrown away or stored anyway.
Well, like I stated I'm wanting to use my stand so what I need is a solution other than mounting a 55 inch TV on my wall. Thanks
This popped up on my radar recently as the perfect solution for the wide feet assemblies found on most budget TVs.

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I'm really eager to see what the 65" will cost. I wish they were doing a 75" version.
The lack of 75" is why I am considering Sony X900E instead. I have a TCL 55P607 that replaced my LG 65C7 OLED TV that got stolen. I hated the TCL until I figured out about the local dimming (switching to HIGH gives the TV great blacks) and I really like this TCL. It will be great in the bedroom because I need bigger to enjoy 4K UHD movies. Very impressed with TCL TV!
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I don't know why the secret on the 65 inch price but I'll be interested to see. I have the Sony 900E but I'm rooting for TCL. It's always good to have low cost TV manufacturers. Keeps everyone on their toes.

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The glaring issue for me is that it's likely to remain 60Hz, like its predecessor. It's a good budget TV, but I work in home theater sales and so many people sell themselves short when it comes to video and audio quality. They get wrapped up in "it's gots Dobly Wision!" and don't realize its mediocre color range, brightness, and terrible motion.
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Brightness is relative to the comparison, but I wouldn't say the P has "excellent" brightness. RTINGS measured ten 2017 sets with better peak brightness. Definitely hoping the 2018 series gets a little brighter.
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