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65" TCL 65S434 Series 4K UHD Smart Android TV EXPIRED

$230
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Target has 65" TCL 65S434 Series 4K UHD Smart Android TV for $229.99. Select free curbside pickup if stock permits. Thanks persian_mafia.

Note, curbside pickup may vary depending on location.

Specs:
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Smart Platform: Android TV
  • HDR: HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Ports:
    • 3x HDMI
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x Digital Audio Out
    • 1x Composite
    • 1x RF
    • 1x 3.5mm Jack
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Last Edited by andythepandy November 28, 2020 at 12:02 AM
https://www.pcmag.com/news/report...-smart-tvs

"TCL takes privacy and security very seriously, and particularly appreciates the vital role that independent researchers play in the technology ecosystem."
TCL says the problem affects "a limited number" of its TVs—model numbers 32S330, 40S330, 43S434, 50S434, 55S434, 65S434, and 75S434.
This TV has a Chinese backdoor, confirmed by TCL. Just for your information.


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A few tips/info for those who bought this TV:

1. Pairing remote via bluetooth

The remote uses IR by default which is a pain in the neck. Press the Home and OK buttons simultaneously, the remote will pair via bluetooth.

2. Checking for dark spots/dead pixels

Install "Puffin TV Browser" from the play store. Then use the browser to visit http://lcdtech.info/en/tests/dead.pixel.htm for dead pixel test, click start. You will be able to switch through different colors using the "OK" button on the remote. Use these to check if your TV has dead pixels or dark spots.

3. Updating OS

Go to Settings -> Device Preferences -> About -> System Update and select Network Update. The TV should find the latest version of the OS (if not already installed) and start updating.

4. Fixing the lag in Android TV

Go to Settings -> Device Preferences -> About. Scroll down till you are on "Build". Keep pressing OK while on Build several times to enable Developer Mode. Now go to Settings -> Device Preferences -> Developer Options. Scroll down until you see "Background process limit" under Apps subheading. Change this from "Standard limit" to "At most 4 processes" or below. You can also disable all the animations under "Drawing" subheading to make the TV even snappier.

Note: Some folks have reported that these settings don't stick. That is, the TV forgets these when you restart. This is a bug with earlier versions of TCL software, make sure you are running the latest version.

5. Calibration

It seems that the calibration settings from rtings work well for this TV. Try the following settings (press the "Settings" button on the remote (gear symbol) to get to the TV settings.

Picture -> Picture Mode = Movie
Picture -> Brightness = 50
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Brightness Settings -> Brightness = 50
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Brightness Settings -> Contrast = 90
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Color -> Color Saturation = 45
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Color -> Color Temperature = Warm
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Color -> Dynamic Contrast = Off
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Color -> Dynamic Backlight = Off
Picture -> Advanced Settings -> Clarity -> Sharpness = 0

SDer drfilthy recommends a slight variation here: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=142626937&postcount=1133

Go to YouTube and watch a few 4k videos. "Breathtaking Colors of Nature in 4k" is a good one. Play with these picture settings to suit your needs.

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Questions & Answers BETA
r6dude asked this question on 2020-11-21 13:48 PM
2020-11-21 15:38 PM
Yes, I did that. EVERYONE DO THIS SROCK IS EXTREMELY LIMETED AND YOUR CHANCES ARE BAD
2020-11-21 17:15 PM
You can do it even now
winocm asked this question on 2020-11-20 19:19 PM
2020-11-21 15:39 PM
Buy it in person right now and get the price difference tomorrow. They price match guarantee for 14 days
2020-11-21 21:59 PM
I asked on chat support today morning and they said Central time 12am. I am in central time zone, so maybe they detected it and said it randomly or the support assistant had the correct information.

Edit: Looks like the chat support agent lied! -_-!
ThriftyJuice233 asked this question on 2020-11-18 23:55 PM
2020-11-19 07:56 AM
Target's in store pickup option only gives you a few days to pickup your order before they put the item back to stock. Also given how much of a hot commodity this item is likely to be, I wouldn't risk it if I were you.
2020-11-22 02:49 AM
Wont get a deal like this till next year. I just moved this month so I know what u mean. Idk ur situation but if it were me I would rent a uhaul van for like $30. Worth it
FabulousStove309 asked this question on 2020-11-22 11:23 AM
2020-11-23 20:32 PM
Same. I have an open support ticket and no resolution.
2020-11-27 19:53 PM
I have been seeing it is incompatible also. I tried side loading the app and I could navigate through menus but I could not play any videos. I hope this gets fixed soon. For now, I am casting from my phone which is easy enough, but this really should work properly out of the box without waiting for a fix.
AmusedCaption983 asked this question on 2020-11-21 09:56 AM
2020-11-21 17:13 PM
Yes, they do

A refund in the amount of $170.00 + corresponding tax amount has been approved for the items listed below.
SharpFriction6315 asked this question on 2020-11-21 21:52 PM

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Bought it yesterday. Still haven't picked it up, but was able to get the adjustment $170+tax today via chat. Took like 5 mins.
How you got it to adjust it to $170?
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great deal. but i really have no where to put more tv now. will wait next year. hope one of my tvs break before next blackfridy
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For the CCP can share their propaganda to Mericans.
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How you got it to adjust it to $170?
I didn't pay 170 they refunded me 170
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Got this deal, bought TV last night before deal went up on my red card, went back for price update. $227.31 Total after tax.
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Will this fit in a 2014 Honda Accord sedan? Or need suv?
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Bought the tv 2 days ago at full price. Just picked up 30min ago. They price adjusted on the spot. 5min total. Great freaking deal all the way around. Loving the android environment for tv.
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I just cancelled one order at Salt Lake City, UT Store. GOOD LUCK!
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Will this fit in a 2014 Honda Accord sedan? Or need suv?
No it won't, unless you want to strap it on top.
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No it won't, unless you want to strap it on top.
how about a 2015 toyata rav4? thanks
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Hasn't this deal been dead for several hours?
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Do you have to call the store to extend?
I was able to see that you can extend it from their app on a phone....
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It fit Rav4
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depends on regional stocks. where have you been? arent you supposed to order a few of these at 3:00am est last night?
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Out of stock in my area Frown
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