TCL 6-Series: The Best 4K HDR TV for Gaming in 2018!
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TCL 6-Series: The Best 4K HDR TV for Gaming in 2018!

August 31, 2019


– Last year TCL caught
the TV world off-guard with the release of
the fantastic P-Series. Last week at CES, I was able to check out the follow-up to last year’s model, and it’s even more impressive
in a bunch of ways. In this episode, I give you
a look at the TCL 6-Series, and tell you why this is going to be the TV to watch here in 2018. What’s going on, tech squad? Andru Edwards here,
editor-in-chief of GearLive.com. If this is your first time here, this channel’s all about
tech, gadgets and gaming, so if you’re into that kind of stuff, feel free to hit the
subscribe button down below along with the Bell notification icon so you don’t miss any future videos. As I said, today I’m
gonna be telling you about the follow-up to last year’s
outstanding P-Series from TCL. At CES they gave me a look
at the brand new 6-Series. By the way, big shout out to
TCL for sponsoring this video. But as I mentioned, last year in 2017, TCL pretty much surprised
everyone in the tech game with the release of the P-Series. The P-Series was a 55-inch 4K HDR LED TV with Dolby Vision and the Roku
TV operating system built-in that sold for just $650. A lot of people saw that price tag and wrote off the P-Series, saying if it’s that cheap
it can’t be that good. But all those people were very wrong. With a 72 zone full array
local dimming backlight system and expanded color gamut,
the P-Series performed as well as top tier TVs
from the likes of LG, Samsung, and Sony at a
much cheaper price tag. So let’s talk about what’s changed from last year’s P-Series over to this year’s 6-Series. First there is the design. One of the biggest complaints about last year’s P-Series was that while the actual picture
on the display was amazing, the body of the TV looked
kind of cheap and plasticky. The 6-Series does away with the plastic and trades it in for a
high-quality metal frame, which does a great job at
making the TV look like a premium product while keeping the bezels along the front of the
display to a minimum. Another change from last year, the 6-Series will be available in both a 55-inch and a 65-inch version. When the P-Series was
introduced last year, TCL announced those same two sizes and later scrapped the 65-inch version, which was going to be
released at the end of 2017. Instead they opted to go a few more months without a 65-inch version
so that they could launch it on the improved 6-Series instead. This is exactly what I was
hoping for from the P-Series, so to see it arrive
here with the 6 makes it all the more lust-worthy
for the average consumer. The 6-Series models also come with a new Roku voice remote, built-in ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and three HDMI 2.0a ports. But enough about the design
and the size of the TV. What really matters here
again, is the picture quality and I am happy to say based on my limited time with the product, TCL has once again knocked it right out of the park. First, the 6-Series is also FALD, that’s full array backlighting, which is exactly what you want if you’re looking to buy an
LCD with an impressive picture. They’ve also added more backlight zones. The 55-inch version ships
with 96 backlight zones. That is up by 24 from last
year’s 55-inch P-Series, which had 72 zones, so
there’s an improvement there for picture quality and contrast. If you opt for the 65-inch
version of the 6-Series, you get 120 backlighting zones. Again this means you should
see improved contrast and less blooming when
compared to the previous model. Of course you still get that same support for high dynamic range in
Dolby Vision and HDR10 flavors, along with that higher color gamut. The panel support to DCI-P3 color space, thanks to the all-new IPQ engine, which is tailored to deliver
accurate and optimized color space coverage. There’s also TCL’s NBP Photon technology, which delivers even more realistic colors, targeting the DCI-P3 color space so that when you’re watching your content you’re seeing it the way Hollywood meant for it to be seen. TCL’s also making it
easier to place your TV. Whether you’re putting it in
a dark room or a sunlit room, the HDR Pro Gamma’s tone map will accurately reproduce every detail within both the darkest
and brightest scenes. Now the 6-Series wasn’t
all TCL had on display. There’s also the brand
new 5-Series as well. While the 5-Series doesn’t
have the metal design of the 6, you’ll still
find Dolby Vision support, HDR Pro Gamma, 240 hertz natural motion, and the same networking features
and ports as the 6-Series. In addition to that, the
5-Series will start at 43 inches and go up to 65 inches. Lastly, there was also the
TCL Roku Smart Sound Bar. The Smart Sound Bar can be paired to a TV or simply be used as
a stand-alone speaker, and supports voice control, but this one won’t be available
until the Fall of 2018. If you’re interested in the TCL 6-Series you will not have to wait too long. It will be available this Spring. The company has not announced pricing yet, but don’t be surprised if
we see the 55-inch 6-Series slide in to where the 55-inch P-Series was at $649, making it again, probably the best deal dollar for dollar in the TV space today. Of course, if you want a 65-inch version, no pricing there and nothing
to judge from last year since there was no 65-inch version, but obviously it will cost a little more than the 55-inch model. There you have it, guys. Let me know if you’re in
the market for a new TV, and what you think of TCL 6-Series. Drop your comments down below and I’ll meet you there
for further discussion. Drop a like on this video
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  1. I’m waiting on buying so I can get a 55 and 65 6 Series I’ll say 65 goes for around $1000 for me I can get 2 for the price of 1 LG Samsung and even if the TV last Couple Yrs that’s fine at this price point

  2. Are the viewing angles better this year? From snippets in the video (e.g. 1:47, 2:10 ) it looks like they may be, but it was probably easier to tell in person.

  3. Is there any way to know if the 6 series will be 60hz or 120hz? I’m in the market for a tv and would like to wait until this one comes out, but I’d prefer it be 120hz (unlike last year’s version).

  4. Thanks for this info. I've been shopping for a 4K TV for months. Currently only have a Panasonic GT25 Plasma. I have been waiting to find something I wouldn't be disappointed in, but just couldn't push my budget to an OLED or Samsung KS models. Will be getting the 55" 6 series for sure!! Can't wait. Liked and subbed!

  5. Not sure if someone commented about the issue on DES when the my P605 pans. I can see horizontal shades when watching Dolby vision and sometimes while watching regular cable TV. I love the TV for all its perks but this drives me crazy sometimes. Some help will be appreciated

  6. What is your favorite brand of TV? Say if you had 2 or 3 gram to spend on a tv. Which brand would u go with? And why

  7. I’m gonna to wait until a company really build a tv for gaming in mind, for now I’m happy with my 60 Inch LG from 2014 and is not much stuff on 4K anyway and 8k will come sooner then we think ◠‿◠ :)) lol :)) ◕‿↼

  8. interesting how it is mid February and I'm just now seeing this. I've asked several ppl on their YouTube channel "what about TCL?" all these bozos wanna talk about is OVERPRICED a** $am$ung and LG!

    I KNEW IT! that's why I'm going to take what it costs for one LG OLED and buy TWO TCL's!

    #Cucks

  9. Very nice went to costco today to get some food etc saw some of the TCL tvs DAMN the price is just too damn good with the specs. 😀

  10. Great breakdown of the 6! I just recently started researching TCL and it seems like a big up and comer…… any release date info besides spring? Also price point for the 65…. I think I will hold out for this set it seems to have all the bells and whistles more expensive sets cost…. I have a 2k budget when I am upgrading also have my eye on the Sony x930e…. thoughts? You seem very knowledgeable

  11. Does anyone know if the input lag would be similar to the p series. Very frustrating that no one asked about it at the show. It’s a deal breaker for a gamer.

  12. 4k is a gimmick period …. here’s why “content “ barely any or few plus allot of ppl don’t realize it’s not even native 4k you’re seeing it’s upscaled . My biggest point realize this out of everything I said . Why at you’re local bestbuy / Pc richards / Walmart / not one of these places will play regular tv on these tv monitors ….. why b/c you will then realize the difference is not night an day very similar . The reason they play a demo is to catch the consumers eye an you then think my tv will look like that …. wrong . Now I know the haters are going to hate but just think about it . Oh also I have a panni zt / Samsung / Sony / lg b6 . The human eye is not able to distinguish between 1080p an 4k it looks the same . I’m not telling know one not to buy one just go in knowing will save you .

  13. If I can't wait to but the tcl 65 p series whats the A)next best option to buy right now B)From what store and C)Should I purchase a TV warranty

  14. Do games running at 1080p appear blurrier than they would on a native 1080p?

    Does scaling work well ?

  15. Any word on brightness level? P-Series had 700nits which was unheard of in its price range and I've heard you want at least 600nits for proper HDR.

  16. My concern is the upscale ability at this price point. 4K content is scarce if any on cable/satellite so the ability to upscale 1080p needs to be heavily considered. Can anyone comment in this? I know the Sony XBR930E had a top notch upscaling engine at a much higher price point. Should I wait for the 6 series or pony up for the Sony? Is it worth it? Anyone feel free to chime in with some knowledge. Mich

  17. Thanks for this video. Definitely interested in this TV. But I do have one question. How well does it upscale lower resolution content from DVDs and older game consoles?

  18. I don't think I've ever been to someone's house and look at thier tv and said….. Wow the out side looks cheap…..😂 😂 😂 people are funny

  19. Hey bro looking to upgrade my 10 year old tv things where much easier then on picking a tv now looking for 55 to 65 tv but I'm clueless on what to get … $2k is my maxxxxxx.. plz help

  20. Can someone please tell me why the TV has a flickering light on the front bottom?!?! If you can't turn that off I wouldn't buy it!

  21. My brand new 2017 55” TCL refuses to connect via HDMI to my Laptop! I have tried all the “tricks” I can find on Google. It should just connect and work, like it does on my Vizio tv. Anybody else??

  22. QUESTION: Does anyone know if there are any PLED/OLED/QLED TVS on the market, in the 45-50" size range?
    In other words, can I get a TV with top-of-the-line technology, in a size that actually fits my space?
    Also, there is the fact that when you go over 50", you to sit further away from the TV, to properly view the image… and many people just don't have that kind of space these days.

  23. I’ve looked at 75 reviews and you’re the ONLY one that is comparing the backlight zones… that’s all I’ve been looking for… also you’re not just speaking in vague platitudes… thanks for paying attention to the details

  24. Am I the only one who wants a 50" or lower? Seriously, my lounge is small, I can't help that. Also, is the stand adjustable in any way? The supports stands shown in the video are too far apart to fit on any furniture I have, lol

  25. I love the P series tv, but am a little worried about watching football with the 60hz, anyone have some feedback on it?

  26. I wanted to see more of the tv no the guy we can here you while looking at the tv and its picture quality smh

  27. I want to but tcl tv but i need to know what is the best and what the difference between 55c807 and 55r617 also 55s516 what is the best choice and have the best picture and what is Contrast Control Zones HDR Dynamic Contrast

  28. Kindly enlighten me. Is LED43P6US unit under P or 6 series? And can somebody explain the specs of this, since it is hard to find in google also the diff from other series. TIA

  29. So tired of gaming TV reviews that do not actually talk about gaming. Where was the input lag points? We need to see numbers for input lag to compare TVs properly against each other when it comes to gaming.

  30. On Amazon it has 60% 1 star rating, with many complaints about lemons and things not working. Sounds rather buggy to me.

  31. Has anyone notice how dark Dolby Vision programs are through the Netflix app on this TV? They are too dark to even watch.

  32. I was looking at the new 6 Series, but the widespread reports of bad uniformity issues and vertical banding has made me shy away from it.

  33. The problem with the TCL 6 series is that it's refresh rate is still 60hz. I expected 120hz native refresh rate. Also, this TV has no component port, but, does have a composite one. I wish it were the opposite as there are many good AV to HDMI switches out there. Of course it would be optimal if the TV had both seeing as some gamers and old devices use those ports. Also, the TV has an 8W speaker system as opposed to the usual 10W speakers. I wanted to like this TV but just couldn't.

  34. Sorry sir I don’t agree with this Cheap Chinese knock off tv

    It does not. Compare to Qled Q Samsung tv Great video just don’t agree with TCL

  35. Hi I have just bought the TCL P660 65” in spain for 629€ haven’t set it up yet but very excited this is a replacement for a 50” LG 3D Tv so I’m hopping for big tings great review good job👍🏼

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