Hey every one, this is the TCL six series one of the most highly anticipated TVs of the entire year.
I just tested it, it pretty much lives up to the height.
Let’s take a look.
This TV is the successor to one of my favorite TVs of a year ago also called the TCL six series.
The improvements in 2010 though are significant TCL added mini LED, which improves the brightness and black level on this tv.
It also added a THX game mode which really improves the look of video games.
We’ll get to that in a bit.
First, let us check out the design and features I’m sitting next to the 65 inch size this TV can be purchased in a 75 and a 55 inch size.
All very affordable the 65 inch are under $1,000 probably a bit less later in the entire year.
The TV does not look inexpensive however across the edge, an extremely thin bezel, little thicker on underneath, nice metallic finish with the TCL and Roku TV logos The stand legs are unique this year, they added the capacity to move them from the edge as you can plainly see here in to the middle to support different sizes of furniture.
So that’s pretty cool.
The side relatively thick Of course this TV has the local dimming backlight so it’s perhaps not going to be as thin as most of the other TVs on the market.
Around back you will discover for HDMI, a bunch of other inputs just about everything you need, again at a mid range price point.
Now let’s look at Roku a little bit.
Here’s the Roku TV homepage pretty familiar to pretty much anyone who’s used a Roku device before.
On a TV.
You can name the inputs I have a name here you can also remove inputs if you should be not with them.
Scrolling down pretty familiar app list, pretty much everything you had want.
Although a couple of exceptions, Roku doesn’t support Peacock or HBO Max yet, those two apps perhaps not on this TV.
If you would like them you are going to need to connect an external streaming device.
You could possibly get standard HBO though.
Of course with Roku TV you obtain a very simple remote.
This remote includes shortcut keys, the various apps, in addition to a voice button so you can press it and do quick voice searches.
You may also launch apps and execute a few other functions making use of their voice, never as capable being an Alexa, Or Google equipped TV, but still plenty for most people.
One note on Alexa and Google, it is possible to connect some of those external speakers to this TV so you can issue commands via that speaker but it is not as convenient as it will be with just like a fire TV Or a TV with Google built in?
Of course could you care about on TV similar to this is image quality and it’s exceptional.
This TV is better than last year’s model in my alongside comparison.
It’s also very nearly as good as the eight series perhaps the most useful LCD TV I’ve ever tested.
In my Side by side server the eight series did look a little bit better than the six series in 2010.
That model has more mini Light emitting diodes behind the backlight.
The result is really a brighter image.
You also get better local dimming control on that tv.
That’s one of many minor items that I saw wrong with this particular TV.
The TCL six series for 2020 did show in some very dark scenes.
Some blooming effects and the local dimming really did not illuminate shadow detail along with it could.
That was relatively rare, however.
In general, image quality was exceptional across the board.
I also compared it to a Sony TV, that TV doesn’t always have nearly of the same quality black levels still very bright although not quite as bright since the six series.
Image brightness is a huge strength to the majority of TV, oahu is the brightest TV I’ve tested at its price.
That’s a large advantage when you are watching in a bright room want that extra pop when you have some sunlight streaming in.
It’s also a big advantage for HDR, High Dynamic Range content really looks best with a TV that’s really bright.
This TCL 6-series brings it out even more than last year notably higher brightness according my measurements.
Not quite as bright since the eight series again that eight series with more many LEDs does a better job however for the price this TV is brighter than any TV I’ve tested, and there’s some TVs far more expensive that are not quite as bright.
Now I spent some time testing THX game mode within my comparison, it’s excellent.
THX game mode manages to mix really low input lag that is what you want no delay between moving a stick and seeing the end result on your screen.
With exceptional contrast and image quality, so the THX six series for 2020 manages to help keep relatively deep black levels, not washing them out like the other three within my comparison.
Now those exceptional black levels lead to great contrast.
The image again was nice and bright when it needed to be and also dark when it needed to be.
One slight issue compared to the Sony shadow detail wasn’t quite as good.
Of course when you have a game where you are able to adjust the gamma you may make up for that by turning it up a bit.
You can easily see those enemies in the shadows, over all THX game mode, great on this TV and overall gaming better than on the eight series from last year.
And that’s a look at TCL six series Roku TV for 2020 One of the best TVs I’ve tested in terms of image quality your money can buy, superb brightness, excellent black levels.
Very good gaming, a great all over package.
I’m David Katzmaier for .