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Hulkabrgr 09-26-17 02:11 PM

TCL Tv's
 
Does anyone have any feedback on the TCL C and P series TV's. I am looking into the 55 inch set. Reviews seem very positive on it, but was curious if anyone here has any hands on experience with them.


Thank you

Deftones 09-26-17 02:28 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
They seem to be a great value for what you get. I haven't had any experience with them though. Rtings.com has very thorough reviews of them.

fumanstan 09-26-17 02:44 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
My coworker has the P605 and loves it, and I know it gets high remarks and is talked about regularly on gaming forums as an excellent price/performance and budget option.

Hulkabrgr 09-26-17 02:57 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
Thank you for the quick reply's. My almost 7 year old Sony is acting up (switching components by itself while not letting you switch back, and automatically turning itself on), and I don't really have the money for a top of the line tv. My family has 2 roku's, and we love the interface of it, so it makes sense to go with the Roku TV. Everything that I have read on the TCL series has been fantastic, and just wanted confirmation.

DVD Josh 09-26-17 03:02 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
We have one in our second solarium. Its working quite nice.

TheBigDave 09-26-17 06:56 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
I own a TCL Roku TV and I love it. I'm not sure which model it is. It's 2 years old, 40-inch 1080p. I would have gotten a 4K model, but they were only making 1080p at the time.

I think it's a perfect second TV. I use it in my bedroom. I'd also get one if I was on a tight budget. But my main TV is a very expensive 60-inch Plasma, and you can't compare the TCL to that.

The two main drawbacks to me are the lack of picture settings and the remote. There's a few settings, but you can't calibrate it to a perfect image like on more expensive TVs. And the remote is a standard Roku remote. There's very few buttons (no numbers). If you're just using the Roku feature, that's fine. But if you have it connected to other devices, you'll probably want a universal remote.

Hulkabrgr 09-29-17 08:47 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
Thanks again everyone for the input. Costco just put the 55C803 on sale for $449 through 10/22, can't pass up the tv at that price :)

mrhan 11-03-17 01:33 PM

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I got the mailer from Costco yesterday. It's on sale again on 11/9 through 11/16.

fumanstan 07-08-18 05:43 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
TCL had 10% off most of their TV's yesterday as part of a Cut the Cord promotion and I ended up picking up the 6 series 55R615 yesterday from Best Buy for my home office given the reviews this year and of last year's model as one of the best price/performance TV's on the market.

Digging it so far, and I really like the Roku TV OS better then some of the other ones i've used.

E Unit 07-08-18 07:39 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
Nice! How much was it with coupon? I totally missed that.

fumanstan 07-09-18 12:22 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
$539.99 for the 55 inch at Best Buy, although I had another 10% off Best Buy card holder coupon that managed to stack on top, so a little extra off for me.

Amazon had the standard 55R617 version for $585 for the 55 inch or $899 for the 65 inch.

E Unit 07-09-18 12:46 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
I’ve been eyeing the 55” for quite a while for my bedroom. It’s below $600, and while I would have preferred your price, I think the Amazon price suits me just as well. Ordering one.

E Unit 08-16-18 10:51 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
For those who have the new TCL models, there's a "secret menu" that allows you to disable Dolby Vision so it'll default to HDR. Great for comparisons between the two. On the Roku remote, Click: Home, Home, Home, Home, Home, Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward, Pause, Rewind buttons in that order.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...psqdwgli5s.jpg http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...psr688cygp.jpg

Maxflier 08-18-18 01:19 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
Cool. What’s NAND: Toshiba? Do they actually make these?

E Unit 08-18-18 01:16 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
These are 100% TCL made, but it looks like some of the firmware is done by Toshiba.

kahuna 08-19-18 12:45 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
10% off code for series 5 and series 6 Roku TCL TVs at Best Buy, expires 8/31.
Code is TCLUPGRADE.

Barth 08-19-18 11:54 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
Forgive me, I know I could search but I just want opinions on this as well. What is Dolby Vision? The last I knew you just wanted a hdr television. My LG I bought last fall is a 4k hdr tv. I thought ok that's all I need to get with the times. Tech is changing so fast on tvs I can't keep up.

Sonic 08-20-18 12:48 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 

Originally Posted by Barth (Post 13392178)
Forgive me, I know I could search but I just want opinions on this as well. What is Dolby Vision? The last I knew you just wanted a hdr television. My LG I bought last fall is a 4k hdr tv. I thought ok that's all I need to get with the times. Tech is changing so fast on tvs I can't keep up.

This link is a good read and explains it all:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/what-is...view-5138.html

fumanstan 08-22-18 09:07 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 

Originally Posted by Maxflier (Post 13391516)
Cool. What’s NAND: Toshiba? Do they actually make these?


Originally Posted by E Unit (Post 13391623)
These are 100% TCL made, but it looks like some of the firmware is done by Toshiba.

NAND is flash storage, so I imagine Toshiba is just the manufacturer of the memory the OS and Apps live on.

d2cheer 08-23-18 03:35 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 

Originally Posted by kahuna (Post 13391852)
10% off code for series 5 and series 6 Roku TCL TVs at Best Buy, expires 8/31.
Code is TCLUPGRADE.

I am so close to pulling the trigger here. Anyone have the new series 6?

fumanstan 08-23-18 04:04 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 

Originally Posted by d2cheer (Post 13394364)
I am so close to pulling the trigger here. Anyone have the new series 6?

I have the 55R615. I have some game consoles hooked up but mostly use it's Roku features to stream TV and Netflix.

Maxflier 08-24-18 01:19 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
I have the 55R615 as well.

E Unit 08-24-18 09:10 AM

Re: TCL Tv's
 

Originally Posted by d2cheer (Post 13394364)
I am so close to pulling the trigger here. Anyone have the new series 6?

I have the 55” 6 Series. Really worth it IMO.

fumanstan 08-31-18 01:17 PM

Re: TCL Tv's
 
The 6 series are on sale at Best Buy again.

TCL 65-inch 4K HDR 6-series Roku TV for $872 with promo code TCLUPGRADE at checkout (usually $999)
TCL 55-inch 4K HDR 6-series Roku TV for $539 with the same code at checkout (usually $599)

NewEgg has the 55" 617 for $549, if the extra voice features on the remote are useful.
https://flash.newegg.com/product/9SIA1CZ7CE8500

d2cheer 08-31-18 05:47 PM

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Just bought the 65" one. Picking it up later tonight.


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