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TCL R617 (2018) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of TCL R617 (2018) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the color and design are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the TCL R617 (2018) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

TCL 6-series (55R617) Roku TV review

 

Excellent black levels ; High brightness ; Punchy HDR picture ; Accurate, wide color gamut ; Roku TV OS is excellent

Vertical banding is visible in some units ; Vignette effect in corners

There is no clearly superior alternative in this price class. The Vizio P-Series TV – available in a 65-inch model for $200 more – is the closest competition, but our review of that unit is not yet complete. We’ll update this section of our review once...

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

TCL 6-series (65R617) Roku TV review

 

Excellent black levels ; High brightness ; Punchy HDR picture ; Accurate, wide color gamut ; Roku TV OS is excellent

Vertical banding is visible in some units ; Vignette effect in corners

There is no clearly superior alternative in this price class. The Vizio P-Series TV – available in a 65-inch model for $200 more – is the closest competition, but our review of that unit is not yet complete. We’ll update this section of our review once...

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Awesome picture for the price, and Roku TV seals the deal

 

With a picture that rivals TVs costing twice as much, TCL's 6 series Roku TV is the best value available today.

The affordable TCL 6 series has excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, very good brightness, rich contrast and accurate color. Its Roku smart TV platform is the best available, with a simple interface and extensive streaming app...

Brightness and video processing fall short of some more expensive TVs.

With superb picture quality that rivals TVs costing twice as much, TCL's 6 series is the best TV value we've ever reviewed.

Jan, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

TCL 55R617

 

TCL's 6-Series of 4K TVs is a worthy successor to last year's excellent P-Series, and stands as one of the best values currently available.

Affordable. Excellent contrast and color. Plenty of streaming apps and services on Roku TV.

Power hog. Only three HDMI ports. No headphone jack in remote.

Bottom Line: TCL's 6-Series of 4K TVs is a worthy successor to last year's excellent P-Series, and stands as one of the best values currently available.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

TCL 55R617 4K UHD Roku TV review: Great color and HDR for a very modest price

 

The 6-series' color and HDR are astounding for this price range, but weak motion handling and problematic backlighting remind you this isn't a high-end TV.

Very good color ; Roku operating system is very easy to use ; Very affordable for a true HDR TV

Noticeable motion artifacts (stutter, moiré) ; Noticeable defects in the backlight

In terms of color and HDR, the TCL 6-series punches impressively far above its weight class. A firmware upgrade that solves some of the backlighting issues would be welcome, although those appear rarely enough that they shouldn’t ruin the overall...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel O'Keeffe , Adam Babcock, Eric Bousquet, Ian (rtings.com)

TCL 6 Series 2018 R617 TV

 

The TCL 6 Series (R617/R615) is a very good 4k TV for a wide range of usages. It has good dark scene performance due to the full-array local dimming and high native contrast so blacks appear deep even in a dark room. It is also great for HDR, as it has...

Very bright in HDR and SDR ; Excellent low input lag for gaming ; Good local dimming and native contrast produce deep blacks

Picture quality degrades at an angle ; Uniformity could be better

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

THESE TVS OFFER JAW-DROPPING PICTURES FOR VERY FRIENDLY PRICES

 

The 2018 TCL 6 Series hopes to continue on the P Series' success, introducing a larger screen size (65 inches) and maintaining the core qualities: great picture quality and excellent features at prices that most household name TV manufacturers can't...

Everybody knows you can get a spectacular 4K/HDR TV for a few thousand dollars—at that price, it's kind of a given. But with TCL's 65-inch 6 Series, you're getting a really, really good one for $999. Where traditional (non-HDR) content is concerned,...

While the 65-inch R617 has a lot of dimming zones (120) for what you're paying, that doesn't mean it's perfect. Every now and then, you're bound to see flashlighting. The Netflix logo against a black background, or the occasional very bright HDR spot...

There are only a handful of reasons not to grab the 6 Series, that I can think of. If you're looking for a hyper-premium HDR experience (either 1,200+ nits brightness/OLED); if you're extremely sensitive to motion/judder issues during 24fps content; if...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R615, R617) review

 

he TCL 6-Series Roku TV now comes in third size at 75 inches, just in case the 55-inch and 65-inch 4KTV models aren't big enough for you. Here's our updated TCL Roku TV review that includes the new size announced at CES 2019. There's no doubt in our...

Outstanding bargain Bright, colorful HDR Supports Dolby Vision Roku TV is amazing

Loss of darker details Limited motion settings Cable clutter in the back

The TCL 6-Series is the best TV under $1,000, period. Packing Wide Color Gamut, Dolby Vision and a full-array panel at just $650 for the 55-inch 55R617, this is the budget-friendly 4K TV that we’ll recommend to friends, family and readers for the rest...

Jan, 2019

Price comparison for TCL R617 (2018) Series

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$409.00 TO SHOP
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$699.00 TO SHOP
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$999.00 TO SHOP
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$1,299.00 TO SHOP
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