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Old 09-26-17, 02:11 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 09-26-17, 02:28 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-26-17, 02:44 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-26-17, 02:57 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-26-17, 03:02 PM   #5
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We have one in our second solarium. Its working quite nice.
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Old 09-26-17, 06:56 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-29-17, 08:47 AM   #7
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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
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I got the mailer from Costco yesterday. It's on sale again on 11/9 through 11/16.

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Old 07-08-18, 05:43 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-08-18, 07:39 PM   #10
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Nice! How much was it with coupon? I totally missed that.
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Old 07-09-18, 12:22 AM   #11
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$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.
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Old 07-09-18, 12:46 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 08-16-18, 10:51 AM   #13
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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.

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Re: TCL Tv's

Cool. What’s NAND: Toshiba? Do they actually make these?
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Old 08-18-18, 01:16 PM   #15
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These are 100% TCL made, but it looks like some of the firmware is done by Toshiba.
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10% off code for series 5 and series 6 Roku TCL TVs at Best Buy, expires 8/31.
Code is TCLUPGRADE.
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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.
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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
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Cool. What’s NAND: Toshiba? Do they actually make these?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Old 08-24-18, 01:19 AM   #22
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I have the 55R615 as well.
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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.
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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
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Just bought the 65" one. Picking it up later tonight.
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