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Old 11-18-2019, 01:27 AM   #101
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Do you guys think I would be better off buying the 2018 model vs the 2019 6 series.

The 65” has an $80 difference between the 2. I think the same for the 55”
Imo I think the tcl r625 is better and would be the one to go with. Better black levels and hdr for movies.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:16 AM   #102
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do you guys think i would be better off buying the 2018 model vs the 2019 6 series.

The 65” has an $80 difference between the 2. I think the same for the 55”
2019 @ 65"
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:15 PM   #103
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Do you guys think I would be better off buying the 2018 model vs the 2019 6 series.

The 65” has an $80 difference between the 2. I think the same for the 55”
The 625 is the overall better set, but the 615/617 are brighter and have better motion.
If either is an important factor, then go with the reduced price 615/617.
I own the 75" 615 and find it to be an amazing TV!
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:00 PM   #104
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How do regular DVDs and Blu rays look on this TV?
Since I still use a 1080 Oppo Blu ray player I'm worried I'll be taking a step back in PQ with all my discs.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:27 PM   #105
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How do regular DVDs and Blu rays look on this TV?
Since I still use a 1080 Oppo Blu ray player I'm worried I'll be taking a step back in PQ with all my discs.
so, why would you think the 4k tv is going to make your 480p & 1080p discs take a step back in PQ, please explain that to me.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:02 PM   #106
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so, why would you think the 4k tv is going to make your 480p & 1080p discs take a step back in PQ, please explain that to me.
It's called up-scaling.
A 4K TV needs to blow up the 1080p picture to fill the screen.

https://www.techradar.com/news/4k-up...urn-hd-into-4k

https://www.cnet.com/news/can-4k-tvs...p-look-better/

Here's an excerpt from CNET.

"...Just because a TV is 4K doesn't mean it has a good scaler built-in. On cheaper 4K TVs, for instance, you probably save money because of a sub-par scaler. So in these cases, 1080p content probably won't look any better (and possibly worse).
Sadly, as far as scaling performance is concerned, you usually get what you pay for..."~ CNET
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:05 PM   #107
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yep, we knew about up-scaling, but, you didn't say that is what your concern was.

i'd recommend you go and look at the tv with a 480p & 1080p source to it and determine if you like what you see or you don't. i have watched DVD's & HD Blu-Ray discs and they looked great to me; but, that's me.

we can't tell you what it's going to look like to you. i don't care what cnet or anyone else had to say, unless they were using your eyes, it shouldn't matter too much to you.

and as you would say, it's called auditioning. and after you do, let us know what you thought of the picture you saw.

good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:28 PM   #108
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yep, we knew about up-scaling, but, you didn't say that is what your concern was.

i'd recommend you go and look at the tv with a 480p & 1080p source to it and determine if you like what you see or you don't. i have watched DVD's & HD Blu-Ray discs and they looked great to me; but, that's me.

we can't tell you what it's going to look like to you. i don't care what cnet or anyone else had to say, unless they were using your eyes, it shouldn't matter too much to you.

and as you would say, it's called auditioning. and after you do, let us know what you thought of the picture you saw.

good luck and keep us posted.

???
My post was clear..."how do DVDs a Blu rays look on this TV with a regular Blu ray player..."

Of course it's subjective but I don't have the opportunity of auditioning the TV which is why I'm here asking actual owner opinions.

"... i have watched DVD's & HD Blu-Ray discs and they looked great to me..."
That's all I wanted to hear to continue my research on this TV.
Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:35 PM   #109
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The 55” R615 is now $400, and the R613 (@ Costco) is the same price.

The 55” R625 is $600.

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Old 12-03-2019, 12:06 AM   #110
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Ok, the end of my saga. Ended up with the 55” R615 from Best Buy for $370 plus tax (used $30 in rewards i had). I couldn’t justify the $200 difference for the 2019 model, even if its an overall better TV.

Anyway, happy with the TV so far. Definitely an improvement over my 2017 Vizio M XLED.

Playing Gears of War 5 on the TCL was awesome, the game looked so damn good.
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Ok, the end of my saga. Ended up with the 55” R615 from Best Buy for $370 plus tax (used $30 in rewards i had). I couldn’t justify the $200 difference for the 2019 model, even if its an overall better TV.

Anyway, happy with the TV so far. Definitely an improvement over my 2017 Vizio M XLED.

Playing Gears of War 5 on the TCL was awesome, the game looked so damn good.
Good deal bud, i use the 55 r625 for gaming with my pc and ps4 pro so i don't take a chance with bi on my oleds. Games look great on the tcl esp. with hdr on.
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Nice. I played Jedi Fallen Order on my PS4 and it looked great as well with HDR.

I watched a little of Spider Man Far From Home thru iTunes and it looked a little weird, like black crush maybe, so will have to play around with the settings a bit.

Any recommendation on what you’re using settings wise?
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Nice. I played Jedi Fallen Order on my PS4 and it looked great as well with HDR.

I watched a little of Spider Man Far From Home thru iTunes and it looked a little weird, like black crush maybe, so will have to play around with the settings a bit.

Any recommendation on what you’re using settings wise?
If you have Pixel or Android phone, download the IPQ Calibration App.
https://www.tclusa.com/blog/ipq-engine-calibration-app

RTINGS.com setting work for me.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tc...-2018/settings
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If you have Pixel or Android phone, download the IPQ Calibration App.
https://www.tclusa.com/blog/ipq-engine-calibration-app

RTINGS.com setting work for me.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tc...-2018/settings
Yes i used both of these and the app seems to help some. Not as good as full pro cal but def made a difference with rtings settings. I did use a little more backlight since the room i have it in has some more light in it but it's a nice gaming tv.
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Yes i used both of these and the app seems to help some. Not as good as full pro cal but def made a difference with rtings settings. I did use a little more backlight since the room i have it in has some more light in it but it's a nice gaming tv.
I agree 100%

I have my backlight at 33
Contrast lowered to 92
Color raised to 52
Sharpness at 20 (I find that this is actually where it represents "0" sharpness)

Everything else is exactly as RTINGS settings.

I mostly stream/watch UHD movies on mine.

I have my plasma professionally calibrated, but feel that the TCL is fine without one...for now.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:50 PM   #116
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I have my backlight at 35
contrast 90
color 50 (gives games a little more pop)
all the other settings like yours
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:16 AM   #117
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I've been kinda messing with the settings still since I've gotten it. Though I adjust it every other month or so. I kept the Backlight at 50 till I changed it to 46 Today, kinda still trying to figure it out as it is my first 4K TV ever in general.

The RTings Site's settings are a good recommend, but they mention it was for HDR10 and not Dolby Vision.

Playing games with HDR looked amazing on the set, Jedi: Fallen Order for the most part. When going into clips on youtube it just looked weird to me after the fact, makes a difference for that game. I have the 55r615.
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:18 AM   #118
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was thinking about getting the 65" R625. Have seen it on sale for $699 a few times.
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Isn’t it risky buying a Chinese brand TV considering Huawei is currently facing a ban from the U.S? After all, these are smart TVs. If the Chinese brands are banned, you are left with a discontinued brand.
You can get a 65" Series 6 for $600-$700 when its on sale. For that price for a TV of this quality, I'd say the risk is manageable.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:36 PM   #120
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Just purchased the 75R617. Should be delivered Friday. My first 4K TV. Fingers crossed that it's a good one!
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