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Broadbandito
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(06-26-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Rtings posted their review today

The TCL P607 p series is a very good HDR TV with better than average picture quality thanks to its deep blacks. It has local dimming to enhance its contrast, and it is packed with HDR features such as a large color volume and high brightness. It also has low motion blur and input lag, making it a versatile choice suitable for sports and video games as well. Unfortunately though, its picture quality degrades very rapidly when viewed from an angle, and the overall picture uniformity could be better.

Outstanding low input lag, which should please nearly any gamer. All picture modes have the same low input lag when the 'Game Mode' setting is on, and all modes show 4:4:4 color properly. This is a massive improvement over other TCL TVs like the S305, where the 'Game Mode' setting doesn't improve the input lag.





also confirmed that p605 and p607 are the same TVs with different remotes



Best Buy has the 55 inch currently for $599.99
Jonboy
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(06-26-2017, 06:50 PM)
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Wow at that input lag! Very impressive for a TV in HDR.
Darryl M R
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(06-26-2017, 06:51 PM)
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Seems like a great contender to be the default recommendation for those asking about an affordable 4k HDR TV for console gaming.
Got the Shakes
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(06-26-2017, 06:52 PM)
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I own this tv and can confirm that the input lag is amazing and it's an overall great value at $599.
mebizzle
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(06-26-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Amazon shipping 2 to 3 months lol

I eally want this TV though, I'm not super picky and I've had a pretty cheap TCL tv that's served me really well for a couple of years.
Taliban Stan
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(06-26-2017, 06:56 PM)
I have a different TCL. Decent enough TV, but the wifi device got super wonky after about a year and even when it worked, the version of apps that work on TCL are like the worst version of that app anywhere (other than maybe Xbox One) and missing a lot of functions that you probably assumed were standard because you've seen them on the iPhone, Android, browser, console, etc versions and just thought that meant ALL versions had it.

I would have been upset if I was really reliant on the "Smart" part of the TV. I wasn't though. As a pure monitor with built in speakers, I've no complaints with the one I have.
GreekWolf
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(06-26-2017, 07:00 PM)
Thanks for linking the review, I've been waiting for it to go up all weekend. lol

Here was the final verdict -

The TCL P607 is a great TV that offers excellent value for money. It's a good performer that competes with TVs often priced significantly higher.

Broadbandito
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(06-26-2017, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by GreekWolf

Thanks for linking the review, I've been waiting for it to go up all weekend. lol

Here was the final verdict -

yea no problem. I've been eyeing up the $1300 sony x900e and now I'm debating on just getting this
Got the Shakes
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(06-26-2017, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by mebizzle

Amazon shipping 2 to 3 months lol

I eally want this TV though, I'm not super picky and I've had a pretty cheap TCL tv that's served me really well for a couple of years.

Check Best Buy's website. They sell the same tv, just comes with a different remote (doesn't have the headphone jack built in). I ordered mine on a Saturday and it was delivered Tuesday afternoon.
GalacticMouse
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(06-26-2017, 07:02 PM)
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Is there a difference between the P607 and the P605 aside from the remote? From what I can tell, Best Buy has the P605s in stock at $599 but the remote doesn't have an audio jack. Everything else seems the same.

May be worth checking out if anyone's looking: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-c...?skuId=5878705
xJavonta
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(06-26-2017, 07:02 PM)
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I want the 50" since this is going in a bedroom and 55" is just crazy

i really want a 43", but paying an extra $100 (sony) for a smaller screen seems like a stupid idea.
Got the Shakes
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(06-26-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by GalacticMouse

Is there a difference between the P607 and the P605 aside from the remote? From what I can tell, Best Buy has the P605s in stock at $599 but the remote doesn't have an audio jack. Everything else seems the same.

May be worth checking out if anyone's looking: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-c...?skuId=5878705

No. Other than that they are essentially the same. From TCL's Twitter:

"The main difference is that the P607 features the enhanced remote and the P605 does not."

https://twitter.com/TCL_USA/status/878296542502764544
Karspankey
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(06-26-2017, 07:08 PM)
This TV supports Dolby Vision! A little good bit of future-proofing in there!
thoseAREmySHOES
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(06-26-2017, 07:09 PM)
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Yep, that settles it, I'm gonna buy this to tide me over until OLED comes down.
Broadbandito
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(06-26-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by thoseAREmySHOES

Yep, that settles it, I'm gonna buy this to tide me over until OLED comes down.

this is my thought exactly. I kinda wanted to just go all out for OLED but this seems like a smarter play
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(06-26-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Built in Roku? Nice feature!
Ephemeris
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(06-26-2017, 07:10 PM)
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My personal review gods have spoken. solid set
Trago
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(06-26-2017, 07:12 PM)
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Not bad, viewing angles are a concern for me though. My TV stand is pretty high up. Hope this wouldn't be a problem when viewing at a lower angle.
Marty Chinn
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(06-26-2017, 07:14 PM)
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Someone mentioned in the other thread that this set is a panel lottery though. So be aware that you might have to exchange it to get a proper set. Sounds unbelievable for the price point though.
Decado
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(06-26-2017, 07:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Darryl M R

Seems like a great contender to be the default recommendation for those asking about an affordable 4k HDR TV for console gaming.

What about PC gaming? Notice it doesn't have a high rating as a monitor.
mebizzle
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(06-26-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew

Built in Roku? Nice feature!

It really is, even though I have a fire stick and a chromecast and all the consoles, it's nice to have all of that stuff literally at the push of a button on my remote. The roku app works really well if you misplace the remote as well.
Raticus79
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(06-26-2017, 07:24 PM)
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This site is doing a great job maintaining stats that I care about. Having 120 FPS input support listed in the resolution specs, and using a BlurBusters-style chase camera setup to do their motion blur tests... good stuff.


Edit: updated to use the right capture for this display.
You can see how the 120 Hz PWM is creating the image doubling effect.
zelas
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(06-26-2017, 07:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Trago

Not bad, viewing angles are a concern for me though. My TV stand is pretty high up. Hope this wouldn't be a problem when viewing at a lower angle.

Yeah the viewing angle seems like it could be a non issue or a deal breaker depending on the situation.
Broadbandito
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(06-26-2017, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Decado

What about PC gaming? Notice it doesn't have a high rating as a monitor.

Here

Decent PC monitor. The P607 supports chroma 4:4:4 for clear text, and it has both low motion blur and input lag which keeps it responsive. Unfortunately though, the uniformity issues can be annoying when used as a monitor, and the narrow viewing angles will be problematic when used from up close.

draliko
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(06-26-2017, 07:49 PM)
Any info if it's available in Europe?
crashnburn
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(06-26-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Good review but is it wrong that I'm weary of brand reliability? Consumer reports puts TCL at 7% failure rate in 3 years while Samsung/LG are 5% and Sony is 4%. Friend is on the fence between this at $600 at best buy or the Samsung 55MU7000 at Fry's for $700.
Vegetable Lasagna
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(06-26-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by xJavonta

I want the 50" since this is going in a bedroom and 55" is just crazy

i really want a 43", but paying an extra $100 (sony) for a smaller screen seems like a stupid idea.

My bedroom is small as all hell and I have a 55" B6 in there. It's really not that crazy. I would have went 65", but it would have started overlapping the windows on each side of the set... shrug
jchung55
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(06-26-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Anyone know how to get one in Canada? (or the 605)
Stall19
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(06-26-2017, 08:17 PM)
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Cool hopefully they're discounted come holiday season time as I might be in the market for a tv then.
Marmelade
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(06-26-2017, 08:21 PM)

Originally Posted by draliko

Any info if it's available in Europe?

It's not.
We have the P6046 series which is inferior in every way.
rocksteady1983
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(06-26-2017, 08:22 PM)
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I own this tv. Very pleased with it for the money. Wish it had some options for motion. My remote is completely dead so working to get that replaced.
Decado
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(06-26-2017, 08:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Broadbandito

Here

Gray uniformity could be a concern. The other depends on how close "close" is. Using it as an HTPC.

Could be a mute point if it doesn't get good availability in Canada. I don't see it anywhere, ATM.
ghibli99
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(06-26-2017, 08:30 PM)

Originally Posted by crashnburn

Good review but is it wrong that I'm weary of brand reliability? Consumer reports puts TCL at 7% failure rate in 3 years while Samsung/LG are 5% and Sony is 4%. Friend is on the fence between this at $600 at best buy or the Samsung 55MU7000 at Fry's for $700.

Not wrong at all to be weary. I refuse to buy Samsung since I had three device failures in as many years, even though I know their stuff is popular. LG has been consistent for me, as has Sony when it comes to TVs.
TimeKillr
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(06-26-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Raticus79

This site is doing a great job maintaining stats that I care about. Having 120 FPS input support listed in the resolution specs, and using a BlurBusters-style chase camera setup to do their motion blur tests... good stuff.


Edit: updated to use the right capture for this display.
You can see how the 120 Hz PWM is creating the image doubling effect.

I have a friend who works as a reviewer for the site. They really are incredibly specialized and do an amazing job.

I wanted to bug him so I could bring my Vizio to his office so I could calibrate it with their equipment but I don't want to get him in trouble.
jchung55
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(06-26-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Decado

Gray uniformity could be a concern. The other depends on how close "close" is. Using it as an HTPC.

Could be a mute point if it doesn't get good availability in Canada. I don't see it anywhere, ATM.

I asked on Twitter and they said they have no plans as of now to bring it Canada. Do you have any ideas how we can get it? Import perhaps?
saelz8
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(06-26-2017, 08:59 PM)
That input lag is INSANE.
Broadbandito
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(06-26-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by crashnburn

Good review but is it wrong that I'm weary of brand reliability? Consumer reports puts TCL at 7% failure rate in 3 years while Samsung/LG are 5% and Sony is 4%. Friend is on the fence between this at $600 at best buy or the Samsung 55MU7000 at Fry's for $700.

I mean the thing is, if he buys it at the store and has a problem he can bring it back. Its over $100 cheaper and provides a better tv for HDR gaming and Movies.
What A Time To Be Alive
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(06-26-2017, 09:07 PM)
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Fuck originally I was gonna pick up a Sony but I might have to get this instead.
Bear Cub in Sky
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(06-26-2017, 09:10 PM)
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Well damn... that checks all the boxes. HDR10, Dolby Vision, local dimming and VERY low input lag. Sounds like a great gaming TV for X1X/Pro.

Originally Posted by zelas

Yeah the viewing angle seems like it could be a non issue or a deal breaker depending on the situation.

You really do have to be dead center to get a good experience with these types of panels. I don't mind them personally, though (using one on my Vizio).
Decado
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(06-26-2017, 09:17 PM)

Originally Posted by jchung55

I asked on Twitter and they said they have no plans as of now to bring it Canada. Do you have any ideas how we can get it? Import perhaps?

I'm guessing import would be the only way. I looked at that option for TVs into henpast but it seems like such a hassle. Only a couple places ship to Canada. It can be worth it unless you have to return the tv for any reason.
Jtwo
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(06-26-2017, 09:18 PM)
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4:4:4 is whats required to make the tv display text from PCs properly, right?
jchung55
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(06-26-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Decado

I'm guessing import would be the only way. I looked at that option for TVs into henpast but it seems like such a hassle. Only a couple places ship to Canada. It can be worth it unless you have to return the tv for any reason.

Any idea on how to start? I've never imported anything before. I'm 90 minutes from the border so maybe I can drive to Buffalo and pick one up?
Decado
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(06-26-2017, 09:39 PM)

Originally Posted by jchung55

Any idea on how to start? I've never imported anything before. I'm 90 minutes from the border so maybe I can drive to Buffalo and pick one up?

You can buy one at any retailer in that case. Not sure what the boarder fees are like.

The most common website I see thrown around for electronics imports is B&H Photo Video. Seems like they get some nice sales, too. No personal experience, though.
Vegetable Lasagna
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(06-26-2017, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by ghibli99

Not wrong at all to be weary. I refuse to buy Samsung since I had three device failures in as many years, even though I know their stuff is popular. LG has been consistent for me, as has Sony when it comes to TVs.

Same here. My first 4k set was one of the first Samsungs released. Had to have the board in it replaced 2-3 times because it would randomly drop either the video or sound signal and you'd have turn it off and back on to get it working again. They never fixed the damn issue either. All of the Samsung phones I've owned have had shit build quality also. LG or bust for me right now as far as sets go. Especially with the pricing of the Sony and Panny OLEDs.
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(06-26-2017, 09:57 PM)

Originally Posted by Jtwo

4:4:4 is whats required to make the tv display text from PCs properly, right?

Yes
Amneisac
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(06-26-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Decado

Gray uniformity could be a concern. The other depends on how close "close" is. Using it as an HTPC.

Could be a mute point if it doesn't get good availability in Canada. I don't see it anywhere, ATM.

Moot point*

I have this TV and I'm really happy with it. It looks great and our room is relatively long and narrow, so it works well in the space. It's a great value for $600.

It also has some really cool ARC support, carrying 5.1 and even Atmos over HDMI.
Vegetable Lasagna
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(06-26-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amneisac

Moot point*

I have this TV and I'm really happy with it. It looks great and our room is relatively long and narrow, so it works well in the space. It's a great value for $600.

It also has some really cool ARC support, carrying 5.1 and even Atmos over HDMI.

Yeah, I'm not sure what people are expecting at $600. My friend picked one of these up and there is just no comparison in the price range. If I didn't already have my B6 I'd honestly just grab one of these and ride it until the 2019 OLEDS are released. $600 is nothing for this set.
XP-Enigma
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(06-26-2017, 10:14 PM)
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Wow, thanks for this. Ordered it from Best Buy and should have it by 6/30.
Shai-Tan
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(06-26-2017, 10:24 PM)
Brightness looks low for HDR but based on the review it's very good for the cost. I like my KS8500 but if this existed before I would probably have considered it.
Razzmatazzer
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(06-26-2017, 10:59 PM)
This tv has me pretty damn excited. Been rocking a 40" 1080p Vizio for a long time and figured i'd finally upgrade this year for ps4 pro / 1x. The value seems to be insane and while not the best 4k tv, it's certainly going to be a MASSIVE upgrade for me and at little cost, really... So cool

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