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TCL 55S517BUN 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV w/ Mount (2018 Model) $434.99 + Free Shipping

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These are pretty much the 2017 C series right? Same edge lighting so not great blacks?
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These are pretty much the 2017 C series right? Same edge lighting so not great blacks?
I didn't spend too much time really looking in to it, but my understanding is:

2017 C < 2017 S < 2018 5 << 2017 P < 2018 6

That said, the first three appear to be quite similar in performance and drawbacks (though the addition of Dolby Vision in the 2018 5 is great), while the 2017 P and 2018 6 are quite a massive leap in performance beyond the others, partially due to the aforementioned local dimming.



TL;DR: Personally, if you're not planning on having access to Dolby Vision content for quite some time or at all, I would grab one of the ~$300 2017 models being cleared out. If you want Dolby Vision on a budget, this set is certainly an option. If you can spare another $100-$200 over this set, I'd absolutely go for a 2017 P or 2018 6 instead.
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No, this is a distinct model and not very similar to the c series of last year. It's lacking the local dimming of the r617 but has motion interpolation, direct lighting, etc.

Not as bright as the r617 and no local dimming being the big drawbacks, but good for the price.
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Our Roku tv came with an activation virus, asks you to pay to activate. But don't.
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This is the most underrated deal on here right now. The drawbacks of the 5 versus the 6 aren't huge anymore. Local dimming is the big one, but IMO not worth 215 dollars extra. The tone of the rtings review doesn't really match the score, a7.9 versus 7.4 is pretty close...


Not sure why this isn't getting more love. Best performance to price (not including Hisense) that there is right now.
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