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Just put in for the 55 on amazon. do you want the 4 yr warranty from Asurion, LLC.
Never heard of them but for $57 sure.
OOS huh
I'm also debating on getting the warranty. I think I can still purchase it 30 days after I purchase the TV
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if its like worst buy, was the tv turned on when it quit working LOL
it was probably abuse
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Just pulled the trigger on the 65" on Amazon. Arrives Monday .
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Easy question for imagic. I assume you've assembled it. Does it appear as though you could reverse the feet to angle in instead of out like on the 900f? I've got a bout 45" to work with and that would likely make difference without buying mount stand or wall mount. Am excited about this review. I'm sure the picture is great. Things like motion for sports, reflections and scaling will be the decision makers for me. Thanks for being a great resource.
Just did it for ya. The "stance" is 36" with the feet reversed.





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I'm also debating on getting the warranty. I think I can still purchase it 30 days after I purchase the TV
Any big difference between Amazon Assurion warranty vs Costco Square trade? Both about the same price and covers 4 years
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Lol, yeah. Here's my review: It's great.

I'll have a longer review after spending a few minutes with it.
LOL - that's what was embargoed?

Sold!

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Looks pretty nice. I'm wondering about the trim/finish. Is it actually metallic, or is it just plastic that is finished to make it look metallic? I guess I'll be fine either way, just wondering. My old Sony had an actual metallic trim and that was one of my favorite things about it (it otherwise died a slow, ignominious death before finally just giving out on me).
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Went and updated my Amazon order and paid the extra $30 for Saturday delivery. I wouldn't have been able to sit around all weekend just thinking about it lol. Cant wait to see God of War running on this...
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Any big difference between Amazon Assurion warranty vs Costco Square trade? Both about the same price and covers 4 years
On a semi-related note, does anyone know if Costco will be selling these sets as well?
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Just did it for ya. The "stance" is 36" with the feet reversed.
Is this for the 55"?
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On a semi-related note, does anyone know if Costco will be selling these sets as well?
If I recall, I think Costco only sold the S and C series from last year. Dont ever recall seeing the P series there or online.

I know that doesnt answer your question about these new 6 series sets, but I did remember that.
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I want the 617 to get the better remote but don’t feel good about home delivery, (damage). Any feedback on shipping damage?
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Just did it for ya. The "stance" is 36" with the feet reversed.





Awesome. Seems like a few makers are now allowing this. Thanks for the update!
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Looks pretty nice. I'm wondering about the trim/finish. Is it actually metallic, or is it just plastic that finished to make it look metallic? I guess I'll be fine either way, just wondering. My old Sony had an actual metallic trim and that was one of my favorite things about it (it otherwise died a slow, ignominious death before finally just giving out on me).
Looks/feels like it's metal, but it doesn't appear to be conductive so maybe it's just a really good imitation finish. It's good enough that I had to bust out the multimeter and check.
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Whats the max nits on this bad boy? Wirecutter let slip on twitter it maxes out at 800 for Dolby Vision. So thats up about 150? Trying to decide if I give my Mom my 2017 605 and I get the 2018 model.

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I think they called it metal at CES. If it's anodized, the finish may be insulating. By the way, that static image at that angle is rather impressive for a VA. Reflection rejection seems kinda meh.

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If I recall, I think Costco only sold the S and C series from last year. Dont ever recall seeing the P series there or online
Aye. Will be a shame if they don't carry the 6 series sets as well, but not terribly surprising. I did spot the C models in BJ's a few weeks back as well. Probably will be the same deal with them.

Oh well. Amazon or Best Buy it is I guess.
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I think they called it metal at CES. If it's anodized, the finish may be insulating. By the way, that static image at that angle is rather impressive for a VA. Reflection rejection seems kinda meh.
It is metal, viewing angles are good, but the anti-reflective coating is only modestly effective. On the other hand, my room is basically a torture test for window reflections and such by day, and it's very sunny out today.
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So's mine but there's always blackout curtains, LOL. This set really interests me as something I can use until led becomes common. My old plasma's contrast and brightness is shot. Lots of hours per day for 18 years. It's 768p but that was never an issue for me with cable program at 50" and 13' away but it's lost all its pop. Bought it instead of the 1080P available at the time for the nice matte screen and frankly, the 1st 1080 pana looked a little soft to me when it came out.

Sorry that I edited this after your like. Some may find the later portion controversial. I'm a techie by nature but I don't allow it to override my common sense or actual experience.
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Looks/feels like it's metal, but it doesn't appear to be conductive so maybe it's just a really good imitation finish. It's good enough that I had to bust out the multimeter and check.
Good enough for me. Thanks for checking!
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Anyone who knows some deep specs help me out with finding out If this year's 5 series comparable to last years p6507?
I'm trying to decide between these 3 for a few people. Just not seeing enough info between those 2.

2018 5 series 450
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2018 6 series 650.
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On a semi-related note, does anyone know if Costco will be selling these sets as well?
The 6-series hasn’t shown up in our inventory system yet AFAIK. Given that we sell tons of TCL TVs, I’m confident we’ll sell it at some point.
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Imagic: is the motion smoothness adjustable?
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The 6-series hasn’t shown up in our inventory system yet AFAIK. Given that we sell tons of TCL TVs, I’m confident we’ll sell it at some point.
But you still never carried the P series, right? So im not super confident.
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Good enough for me. Thanks for checking!
Okay, and regardless I have confirmed that it is actual metal.
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OK - I've sort of been debating between the Vizio P and this - but at 999 - I just don't think I need to wait.

Anyone know anything about the 3 and 4 year policies on Amazon? I normally pass on this stuff, but at 45/66 it seems worth it.
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imagic - thanks for all the answers.

Can you hook up your Xbox One X and go to that 4k/HDR screen where it goes through all the check marks? I'm curious if it hits everything. If there's anything else you can check with the Xbox One X that would be appreciated as well. I'm curious about whether all of the HDMI ports support HDR or is it only one? Anything weird with the process of activating HDR on the One X?

Again, thanks for the review.

I was just about to order on amazon and the 55" is sold out already
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OK - I've sort of been debating between the Vizio P and this - but at 999 - I just don't think I need to wait.

Anyone know anything about the 3 and 4 year policies on Amazon? I normally pass on this stuff, but at 45/66 it seems worth it.
Motion is a consideration here. I believe the P has BFI and we still don't have certainty on whether the TCL is a 60 or 120hz panel. To me, it's more important in how it looks under motion conditions than how they address it but those can affect the overall result. If TCL flash a 120hz backlight every other cycle it would work like BFI at 60hz, even with a 60hz panel but lose brightness. I doubt they will do it like that but they may have something else up their sleeve. Simply flashing at 120hz instead of being continuous, along with the panel characteristics may get it done. Folks are way too spec conscious. It should all be about performance in use.

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Here’s a good question! Does 4:4:4 chroma still only works when set to PC mode? Also is there a HDMI dynamic range option? During the Xbox One X calibration you could never see one of those eyes!


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@imagic The TV itself supports Dolby Vision but as far as I am aware Roku does not currently on any models, as such does Dolby Vision content on Netflix only support HDR10 via the built in Roku thus requiring an external source for Dolby Vision? How is the performance of the built in Roku relative to stand alone units such as the Premier + and Ultra? Can the TV be cast to similar to how stand alone Roku units can be cast to?

..and thank you for your review.
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