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TCL 65" 4K HDR Roku Smart LED TV 65S405 $699.99 @ Target

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Excellent entry level 65" TV - potential 5% additional off with red card.

https://www.target.com/p/tcl-65-4...A-50939781

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Last Edited by Buckeyefan 1 February 1, 2018 at 08:40 PM
Picture Settings for the S401/403/405

For cable/satellite TV:

TV Brightness: Brighter
Picture Mode: Normal For Roku apps, use Vivid

Advanced Picture Settings:
Dynamic Contrast: high for Roku apps, turn off
Backlight: 100
Brightness 42
Contrast 100
Sharpness 66
Color 55
Tint 0
Color Temperature cool

Depending on your room, tweak from here. Some may prefer a normal color temperature to cool, but it will decrease the peak brightness and whites of the set.

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The tcl 4k 65s403 is $679.99 every day price at Costco B/M

90 day return + 2 year warranty plus extra 2 year warranty if you use your costco visa credit card = 4 yeasr warranty, + 4% cash back for executive members works out to 2% costco visa credit card cash back + 2% executive members cash back.
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Hi all,

Got this TV during the holidays from Target. For me, TV is doing a great job. I know some will have opinion that higher quality makers give a better picture. I can't speak to better picture compared as I honestly didn't and still haven't. I needed a low cost 65" TV and in today's market they are all 4k only.

What I like:
Price
Roku integration was cool
Ability to stream (using Roku app) directly from Amazon
4k content (i have only watched prime hosted)
turns on quick

Negatives:
Remote is small and lacks channel numbers, however I only use my direct TV remote, so this does not impact me
not alot of 4k content from my experience
it was cheaper during holidays (see earlier Link)
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I have the 49' and it was the rtings site above (cannot recommend it enough, use their post calibration settings on all your TVs) and a few others I used around black Friday to research the deals. For my needs at the time the 405 fit them all and I was prepared for it not being bright enough and side viewing issues they listed as the drawbacks of this series. In my opinion, those drawbacks are overstated, especially after using their recommend settings the brightness looks great to me. I am sure if you go to a 1500+TV the brightness may be better but I am very happy with it. The side view doesn't seem to be that much of an issue, granted I view it straight on but when I walk into the room I see it at an extreme angle and the picture still looks good. Keep in mind this series does not have dynamic back lighting. Have to move up to the p series for that and until the 2018 models they only offer 55. I would agree this is a decent deal if you must have a 65 now and don't care about dynamic backlight. I have almost replaced my main 60 with a 55 405 series a few time because I am so impressed with my 49 but restraint has helped keep me focused on waiting to get the p series.
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This is a solid budget TV. But it's replacement is getting Dolby Vision, and it's coming this spring.
Plus TCL is making a 65" version of the replacement to the P series, called the 6 series.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitb...n-ces-2018
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This is a solid budget TV. But it's replacement is getting Dolby Vision, and it's coming this spring.
Plus TCL is making a 65" version of the replacement to the P series, called the 6 series.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitb...n-ces-2018
Sure, but what'll be the retail price on it?
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Sure, but what'll be the retail price on it?
Approximately the same as the current gen. Not this cheap, until sales. But it depends on if you want a TV for future proofing, or need a budget 4k for the Super Bowl.
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Anyone know of this can render HDR content coming from a Chromecast Ultra?
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This is a solid budget TV. But it's replacement is getting Dolby Vision, and it's coming this spring.
Plus TCL is making a 65" version of the replacement to the P series, called the 6 series.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitb...n-ces-2018
I might have waited had they announced the 6 series before the holidays. I got the $314 TCL 55S impulse buy. I doubt it will go much lower and I like immediate gratification, instead of saving a few dollars by waiting. Got a lot of joy out of it in the past month and impressed by value and performance. Was a big Vizio fan but TCL is the new winner in my book.

Someone mention New 6 series Might have Android TV, that would be a huge mistake now after using Roku OS. I kind of doubt that, Android TV is dying if you ask me.
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Anyone know of this can render HDR content coming from a Chromecast Ultra?
I just did that last night, cast Google Play movie Dunkirk from my PC to my Ultra Chromecast and the TCL 55S405 registered HDR fine. I didn't think I could dislike a movie that much but the HDR was good.
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My local walmart has this at $698 with pickup today so at least two stores nearby have it in stock.
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This or the Vizio E Series?
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I use Rokus in my home for all of my TVs. By far the best "Smart TV" experience I've had. I used a Roku TV at a hotel room for the first time over the new year. I was very impressed with the experience although the picture quality wasn't that impressive. I don't know the model but I believe it was a TCL in the 40" range.

One thing I found EXTREMELY useful with the Roku TV is the ability to select the Antenna input directly from the Roku Menu. Many people could care less about that feature but for those who rely on an OTA antenna for local channels it's awesome. With a standard Roku, you have to use the TV (or universal) remote to change the input and control OTA channels.

I use Tablo for OTA tv at home so I'm good. I also use Logitech programmable remotes so I'm not fumbling between remotes.

As more and more people are cutting the cord I would highly recommend a Roku TV. Using only one remote (as long as you don't have a sound system) makes the whole Smart TV experience so much better.
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