This Is The Single Best 4K HDR Offer on a Premium TV That We’ve Seen in Months
Stephan Jukic – July 11, 2019
A few days ago, several news sites posted about a “uniquely tempting” deal on one of TCL’s 2018 6-Series 4K HDR LCD TVs in the 65 inch range. This was our single favorite TV of 2018 and even 2019 to-date because of its fantastic specs and a price that made them absolutely worth it.
Well, according to the deal news from July 9th, the 65 inch 6-Series had gone down from its previous price of $749 from retailers like Walmart to just $699 through a special Amazon pre-Prime Day deal. And indeed, this new $699 price was genuinely great for such a wonderful performer of a 4K HDR TV with all the premium trimmings, but now it has gotten so, co much better.
As of today Amazon is offering the exact same 65 inch TCL R617 6-Series 4K full HDR LCD TV for a colossal 62% discount of $800 off its original retail price and thus selling this model for just $499….. That’s $200 dollars more off even the already excellent discount price from July 9th and we’ve never seen such a low cost for such a sincerely good 4K UHD TV from a name brand. Shipping is even free for Prime members.
What makes the 6-Series so intensely good and absolutely worth getting at this price? The simple fact that despite its price, this IS a premium 4K TV in every metric of display and performance quality. The 6-Series models were among the best rated 4K TVs of 2018 and their specs are still so good that they remain extremely competitive performers in 2019. These editions offer absolutely full wide color gamut support for extremely vibrant HDR color delivery, they deliver superbly high levels of peak brightness across the board and their contrast ratio and black levels are downright fantastic. The 6-Series is also one damn good 4K HDR TV for console or PC gaming, with extremely high responsiveness during gameplay. We should also mention that like all of TCL’s newer 4K HDR TVs, it supports Amazon Alexa devices, Google Assistant and offers its own really user-friendly remote control with built-in microphone jack for quiet TV audio listening at night.
As a further but extremely useful touch, the R617 6-Series comes with one of the best smart TV platforms in existence built right into it. This is the Roku TV platform, and it automatically offers up access to hundreds of thousands of content offerings in both 4K resolution and other formats, spread across well over 5000 different media apps. Yes, these are the apps that come available for the TCL 4 Series right out of the box.
In basic terms, we cannot recommend it enough even at $699 for the giant 65 inch edition and at a ridiculously low $499 for a brand new 6-Series edition in the same huge size, this really, truly, without exaggeration is the single best 4K TV deal we’ve seen in months.
Check out Amazon’s uniquely, insanely affordable deal below. And we repeat: If you want a truly good 4K HDR TV that performs better than most competitors with much higher prices, this is THE deal to go for.
Just to compare a bit: Samsung’s RU7100 2019 mid-range 4K HDR TVs offer weaker motion handling, color delivery and far lower peak display brightness (they’re good TVs but not as good as the TCL 6-Series) and in their 65 inch versions, they retail for a much steeper $897.99 dollars, nearly twice the price of this TCL 6-Series on offer here. And it’s only because they come from 2019 instead of 2018, despite being inferior performers.