Originally Posted by bigcjm
Not to debate, but the x930E is superior for reasons that have almost nothing to do with the dimming. I.E. almost 6-700 more nits and brightness and the X1 extreme processor.
TCL will have to publish some specs. Like whats the max brightness output, color gamut, etc.. Dolby Vision isn't a real incentive especially since there almost no hard copy Dolby vision movies out... I think that when it comes time we will find out it'll be an underperformer or on par. If the specs were good they'd brag about them. To say it'll be better than previous TCL TV's is like saying youre better than the bottom 3rd in the category.
Actually the local dimming performance itself is better on the edge lit x930e over the FALD x900e.
7.5/10 for x930e
7.0/10 for x900e
Certainly the x930e is also better in many other ways (better processer, brighter, etc), but it's the best local dimming performance ever from an edge lit tv. That's why I'm wondering if the C-series may potentially be as good as the P series from TCL in terms of dimming. I highly doubt it, as they said the P is for picture performance...but, cant rule it out just due to local dimming like in the case of the x900e and x930e.
TCL tvs generally get reviewed pretty well, no they are not high end tvs, but most places have really liked their roku tvs. rtings gave a solid review on the UP130 last year, kind of a bare bones 4k tv (no HDR, no WCG, no LD), but the picture quality was rather nice still. I remember my 2014 TCL 4k tv I bought. 120hz native panel, wasn't smart, but the picture quality really quite good for a 50" 4k set from back in 2014, believe I got that for like $500 which was a steal back then. I had/have a HU8550 to compare it against and honestly didn't see a big difference.