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I just added some of the HDR measurements to my review of the TCL. You can adjust the CMS to improve the colors in some cases, but it created a few where there were spikes that were bad, so I reset it and left it alone. I'd rather have the overall average error be 1.7 with no spikes than 1.4 with some spikes.
The main issue with the TCL some people will have is the EOTF they implement. It isn't tracking perfectly to what it should, as they try to preserve more detail at the top end. As part of a Wirecutter piece, I had all my neighbors over yesterday to compare the TCL, the Vizio P65, and the Sony X900E side-by-side-by-side. All calibrated, using an HDMI splitter to feed them all HDR. People were split between the TCL and Sony, with some liking the extra brightness on some HDR content, and some liking the extra detail from the TCL EOTF and thinking HDR on the Sony can be almost too bright and vivid. Everyone liked those two more than the Vizio, though.
The SDR data is virtually perfect as well. As I mentioned you can see the dynamic backlight in certain cases, but most people won't IMO. Turning it down to medium makes it still work fine and not be as apparent in those situations. I also highly prefer Roku to Android, but I'll try to check in here a bit to see questions people have.