One Of The Best 2018 4K HDR LCD TVs Of All Is Selling At A Major Discount Now
Stephan Jukic – January 14, 2019
The TCL R617 4K HDR LCD TV was one of the outstanding 4K HDR television models of 2018 and into early 2019. For one thing it pulled this off by being extremely good at delivering high quality, premium 4K HDR picture quality and secondly, more importantly in fact, it deserves its ranking because it did the above while also being very, very affordable. It was and still is the single best 4K TV on sale for 2018 at a budget price level.
Now that already very reasonable price has gotten even more superbly bank-account friendly by getting cut down with a fairly major discount through several different retailers. This is what’s the case right now on sites such as Amazon.com and others with the giant 65 inch model of the TCL 6-Series R617 being on sale for just $849.99. That’s $150 off its previous retail price.
TCL is widely expected to update its increasingly excellent line of 4K HDR TVs in 2019 and the company along with its retailer partners are likely anticipating this by pulling off this January price decrease. Whatever the case may be, you as a consumer can seriously benefit if you’re still on the lookout for a truly outstanding 4K HDR TV that will sincerely impress you with its specs while also impressing with how low its price is.
What makes the TCL 6-Series so qualitatively great is the simple fact that they perform superbly almost across the board. For starters, these 4K HDR LCD TVs offer premium technology like full-array LED backlighting, full-array local dimming and dozens of local dimming zones to back up the quality of these two technologies. In essence this means that they can deliver extremely deep, rich and very precise black levels and contrast. Normally a feature like this is found only in the most expensive 4K HDR TVs but with TCL’s 6-Series, it’s right there at an unbeatably good price. The 6-Series also delivers fantastic full HDR color performance, truly great motion handling and some of the best console/PC gaming responsiveness of any TV model sold right now. It’s input lag even for 4K HDR console games is nearly second to none at all sorts of color, frame rate and contrast and HDR settings.
The 6-Series also comes with the incredibly good Roku TV smart platform built right into it, offering over 5000 channels (apps) of different content types for nearly any preference. Within these 5000 different media options are tens of thousands of hours of 4K HDR, 4K UHD and non-4K content of all types. The TCL Roku remote also offers an excellent level of voice control, which is an added bonus.
We should also note that the 6-Series supports all major HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. It comes with a full connectivity package of multiple HDMI 2.0 ports, USB sockets and Ethernet along with WiFi and Bluetooth.
So, to tie this up, we can’t recommend this 4K UHD TV enough. We reviewed it as objectively as we could in mid-2018 and gave it an overwhelmingly high rating. The R617 is thus also listed as one of the top options in our main 4K TV ranking page and in our ranking of the top 4K HDR TVs for under $1000.
Here’s Amazon’s deal page for the TCL R617 6-Series 4K HDR LCD TVs. Again, we truly do recommend them very highly for their fantastic price tags.