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Best Buy has 65" TCL 65R615 6 Series 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED HDTV on sale for $799.99. Shipping is free, otherwise you may select free store pickup where stock permits. Thanks Sulla52
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    • Resolution: 3840x2160
    • Refresh Rate: 120Hz Clear Motion Index
    • HDR, Dolby Vision, Roku Smart + WiFi
    • Inputs:
      • 3x HDMI
      • 1x Composite
      • 1x USB
      • 1x Ethernet
      • 1x Digital Audio Optical
      • 1x Audio Headphone
      • 1x RF
Best Buy has 55" TCL 55R615 6 Series 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED HDTV on sale for $499.99. Shipping is free, otherwise you may select free store pickup where stock permits.

  • Specs:
    • Resolution: 3840x2160
    • Refresh Rate: 120Hz Clear Motion Index
    • HDR, Dolby Vision, Roku Smart + WiFi
    • Inputs:
      • 3x HDMI
      • 1x Composite
      • 1x USB
      • 1x Ethernet
      • 1x Digital Audio Optical
      • 1x Audio Headphone
      • 1x RF
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I was looking at this TV on RTings and noticed it was on sale at Best Buy in all of the various sizes. Seemed to be a popular deal last month, which is the last post I see about it from a search.

55":
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-...Id=6204548

65":
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-...Id=6204551

I know this TV has known vertical banding issues, so please excuse if this has become the de facto price lately and not worth pointing out. I think one of the benefits of getting the Best Buy version is having an easier place to do exchanges if you want to play the panel lottery.
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Last Edited by xtp May 2, 2019 at 06:49 PM

TCL spatial dithering algorithm: LOOKS LIKE THIS http://i.rtings.com/images/review...-large.jpg

It is neither a Good nor Bad thing. It has both benefits and limitations.

The TCL subpixel dimming algorithm produces a Texture on gradient test patterns on any Non- 4:4:4 signal sources, (which is most bluray players, netflix).

On real images which have native noise, and NON uniform angled gradient, the texture blends correctly. ONLY 4:2:x source, 90 degrees gradient test patterns produce the effect which looks like banding.

TCL panel lottery is bad, you might go through 3-4, not unheard of.

You're looking for Dirty Screen Effect, and Backlight Uniformity/Bleed, Test by using a source with a flat black background, Turn Tv backlight setting all the way up, turn off eco mode, dimming, dynamic contrast,



TCL subpixel processing shows up on MOST models. This may not work well for PC use, because it does distort Thin line rendering, and can obscure certain high frequency Textures (Such as tweed-fabric Suits, which may cause flicking moire, or brush metal finishes which end up looking flat grey) For movies/ games, the algorithm is mainly beneficial, It increases contrast uniformity, sharpens slightly, increases viewing angles/ black stability.

Sub-pixel rendering is not unique to TCL, Samsung NU8000 has it enabled on some modes as well.

The trouble with TCL , they didn't give the option to disable.

It is known to occur on 49/50, 55 and 65 inch sets, but there have been reports of people getting one with it disabled, Again, lottery ..

The 43 inch set was thought to be immune, but some has reported seeing it on there as well, not nearly as likely though.

It is possible that in the future, when access to the Factory service menu is discovered, Users may be able to disable it. (not something you'd wait for, if you don't like it , definitely buy something else).

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I've seen the 65R617 on sale for less, but not the 65R615. The 615 seems to be a Bestbuy exclusive with the added piece of mind knowing you can exchange it locally should you not win the panel lottery. Some see that extra cost worth not messing with the shipping hassle.

The 617, which has an upgraded remote, is currently on sale for $793 at Amazon with 15% cash back available if you use an Amazon Prime credit card. That makes it equal to $674.
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TCL panel lottery is bad, you might go through 3-4 if picky, not unheard of.

You're looking for Dirty Screen Effect, and Backlight Uniformity/Bleed


THERE IS NO BANDING, people don't even know what banding is can't get enough of talking about this.

The TCL subpixel dimming algorithm produces a Texture on gradient test patterns on any Non- 4:4:4 signal sources, (which is most bluray players, netflix).

On real images which have native noise, and NON uniform angled gradient, the texture blends correctly. ONLY 4:2:x source, 90 degrees gradient test patterns produce the effect which looks like banding, BUT IT IS NOT BANDING.


TCL spatial dithering algorithm: LOOKS LIKE THIS http://i.rtings.com/images/review...-large.jpg

TCL subpixel processing shows up on MOST models, and can not be disabled. This may not work well for PC use, because it does distort Thin line rendering, and can obscure certain high frequency Textures (Such as tweed-fabric Suits, which may cause flicking moire, or brush metal finishes which end up looking flat grey) For movies/ games, the algorithm is mainly beneficial, It increases contrast uniformity, sharpens slightly, increases viewing angles/ black stability.

HOWEVER, there are die-hards who H8 this type of pixel processing.

Sub-pixel rendering is NOT unique to TCL, Samsung NU8000 has it enabled on some modes as well.

The trouble with TCL , they didn't give the option to disable.


It is known to occur on 55 and 65 inch sets, BUT there have been reports of people getting one with it disabled, Again, lottery ..


It is possible that in the future, when access to the Factory service menu is discovered, Users may be able to disable it. (not something you'd wait for, if you don't like it , definitely buy something else)
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I got the 55" for 470ish with the Ratuken deal but the no tax is what really made the deal sweet. No branding issues on my set. Looks great.

EDIT: I guess the down votes are due to me mentioning a different deal that's no longer active. I expect that deal to come back again soon. If you can wait, I recommend it.
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This is not a deal. Was lower just 2 weeks ago. I want the 65", but it will have to dip below $699 before i consider buying.
I've seen the 65R617 on sale for less, but not the 65R615. The 615 seems to be a Bestbuy exclusive with the added piece of mind knowing you can exchange it locally should you not win the panel lottery. Some see that extra cost worth not messing with the shipping hassle.

The 617, which has an upgraded remote, is currently on sale for $793 at Amazon with 15% cash back available if you use an Amazon Prime credit card. That makes it equal to $674.
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This is not a deal. Was lower just 2 weeks ago. I want the 65", but it will have to dip below $699 before i consider buying.
Have a link to a better deal that doesn't require a time machine?
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I know, I know, not same deal. But Vizio M 2018 65" is $650 at Walmart, too. Another great TV.
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If you don't mind is there a link to read about the panel lottery?
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If you don't mind is there a link to read about the panel lottery?


TCL panel lottery is bad, you might go through 3-4 if picky, not unheard of.

You're looking for Dirty Screen Effect, and Backlight Uniformity/Bleed


THERE IS NO BANDING, people don't even know what banding is can't get enough of talking about this.

The TCL subpixel dimming algorithm produces a Texture on gradient test patterns on any Non- 4:4:4 signal sources, (which is most bluray players, netflix).

On real images which have native noise, and NON uniform angled gradient, the texture blends correctly. ONLY 4:2:x source, 90 degrees gradient test patterns produce the effect which looks like banding, BUT IT IS NOT BANDING.


TCL spatial dithering algorithm: LOOKS LIKE THIS http://i.rtings.com/images/review...-large.jpg

TCL subpixel processing shows up on MOST models, and can not be disabled. This may not work well for PC use, because it does distort Thin line rendering, and can obscure certain high frequency Textures (Such as tweed-fabric Suits, which may cause flicking moire, or brush metal finishes which end up looking flat grey) For movies/ games, the algorithm is mainly beneficial, It increases contrast uniformity, sharpens slightly, increases viewing angles/ black stability.

HOWEVER, there are die-hards who H8 this type of pixel processing.

Sub-pixel rendering is NOT unique to TCL, Samsung NU8000 has it enabled on some modes as well.

The trouble with TCL , they didn't give the option to disable.


It is known to occur on 55 and 65 inch sets, BUT there have been reports of people getting one with it disabled, Again, lottery ..


It is possible that in the future, when access to the Factory service menu is discovered, Users may be able to disable it. (not something you'd wait for, if you don't like it , definitely buy something else)
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Refer to the recent Chase twitter about Monday motivations to buy said bigger house.
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Why not get the Amazon version for 15% less with Amazon store card?

https://www.amazon.com/TCL-65R617...B079NJMFL8

"Get 15% back on amount charged to an Amazon Prime credit card. "
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I own this TV and could actually see everything that was happening on the latest Game of Thrones episode. Most people are barking about the episode being too dark, but the 65R615 handled it like a champ.
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