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Take a look at the new specs on the new TCL R625 thats coming out this year. It's an upgrade of the 6 series but the kicker is that it has QD and True Dolby Atmos passthrough.





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Take a look at the new specs on the new TCL R625 thats coming out this year. It's an upgrade of the 6 series but the kicker is that it has QD and True Dolby Atmos passthrough.





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So that answers why the 55 wasn't listed in the 8 series FCC posting a bit later, and probably why they are closing out the 2018 6 series at such nice prices. One thing is that the feet for these TVs are now on the extreme edge of the TV, so reversing it won't help with small entertainment centers. Also only 120 zones, so maybe not mini LED either.
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Take a look at the new specs on the new TCL R625 thats coming out this year. It's an upgrade of the 6 series but the kicker is that it has QD and True Dolby Atmos passthrough.





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https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/tcls...ded-processor/
So that answers why the 55 wasn't listed in the 8 series FCC posting a bit later, and probably why they are closing out the 2018 6 series at such nice prices. One thing is that the feet for these TVs are now on the extreme edge of the TV, so reversing it won't help with small entertainment centers. Also only 120 zones, so maybe not mini LED either.
No the R625 willl be QD no MiniLed. I dont think Miniled will be out this year to be honest. That's what I heard.
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No the R625 willl be QD no MiniLed. I dont think Miniled will be out this year to be honest. That's what I heard.
I won't be terribly bummed about no mini led as long as they can improve panel uniformity.
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No the R625 willl be QD no MiniLed. I dont think Miniled will be out this year to be honest. That's what I heard.
I was of the impression that Mini-LED will be coming to the upcoming 8-series (we’ve already seen the 75” model pass through FCC testing). This series is currently still expected to be revealed this fall...likely during IFA (6-11 Sept)

I can’t imagine the only distinguishing feature of the 8-series being 8K...especially if the 2019 6-series will also have QD.

I’m just crossing my fingers that they’ll release a 75” version of the 2019 6-series too and not keep it exclusively for the 8-series.

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I was of the impression that Mini-LED will be coming to the upcoming 8-series (we’ve already seen the 75” model pass through FCC testing). This series is currently still expected to be revealed this fall...likely during IFA (6-11 Sept)

I can’t imagine the only distinguishing feature of the 8-series being 8K...especially if the 2019 6-series will also have QD.

I’m just crossing my fingers that they’ll release a 75” version of the 2019 6-series too and not keep it exclusively for the 8-series.
Yes. the 8 series is the one they said would have Mini-LED. And the smaller size 8 Series is supposed to be 4K. The 75" and larger I thought I read was supposed to be 8K for the 8 series.

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The specs also list Variable Refresh Rate. Were the 2018 R6 series patched to support the feature?
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The specs also list Variable Refresh Rate. Were the 2018 R6 series patched to support the feature?
Nope. Looks like you have to pick up the new model to get the VRR. Maybe a patch will come down the line for the 2018 tvs but I doubt it.
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The specs also list Variable Refresh Rate. Were the 2018 R6 series patched to support the feature?
The 2018 models have a 60hz panel. Which does drop down to 48hz for 24fps content. But with a variable refresh rate for gaming, wouldn't that need to be a higher refresh rate than 60hz?

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The 2018 models have a 60hz panel. Which does drop down to 48hz for 24fps content. But with a variable refresh rate for gaming, wouldn't that need to be a higher refresh rate than 60hz?
There are plenty of monitors that support VRR at 60hz. Their frequency usually ranges from 40hz - 60hz and 48hz - 60hz. Some of them also offer Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). I guess it remains to be seen what kind of VRR implementation TCL goes with.
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Of note is that the BuyDig listing also shows HLG for the new sets, which is another improvement over the old sets, besides HDR10 and Dolby Vision. No HDR 10+.
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The 2018 models have a 60hz panel. Which does drop down to 48hz for 24fps content. But with a variable refresh rate for gaming, wouldn't that need to be a higher refresh rate than 60hz?
Yeah, modern consoles could benefit from VRR on a 60hz display.
Especially if they do offer a lower frequency than 48hz, like a range of 20-60hz would be amazing.

This would improve input lag and screen tearing on several console games.

Now if it would support Freesync as well...

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I can't imagine HDR10+ being a noticeable upgrade over the HDR10 in our TCL S403. I cannot see any greyscale topographic patterns with HDR10 already.
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Looks like it's still a 60hz panel. OK for this segment but a little disappointing.
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Looks like it's still a 60hz panel. OK for this segment but a little disappointing.
Yeah everything sounds amazing but the 60hz really kills it for me, especially for me I'll be using my TV as a PC monitor 24/7 and really want a 120hz screen. VRR does sound amazing to have but to be honest, I'm mostly using my TV as a PC monitor and only console I have is a PS4 and doubt the PS5 going to have VRR.
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So it sounds like they have 120hz panels for the 8 series with that and the much higher zone count it should be a big upgrade over the 6 series. For the 2160P version of the 8 series.

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So it sounds like they have 120hz panels for the 8 series with that and the much higher zone count it should be a big upgrade over the 6 series. For the 2160P version of the 8 series.

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Yeah and how much more money will they be is the question?
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Yeah and how much more money will they be is the question?
I would think they will price it similar to the Vizio P Quantum X, or hopefully lower.
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I would think they will price it similar to the Vizio P Quantum X, or hopefully lower.
I bet they price them a bit lower. They like to shake things up.
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I would think they will price it similar to the Vizio P Quantum X, or hopefully lower.
I bet they price them a bit lower. They like to shake things up.
I dont know because the Tarriffs are taking effect soon against China so it actually might be more but will see.
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I'm no videophile so perhaps this will be viewed as heresy. I acquired a 65R615 in early June. I'm underwhelmed from what I'm seeing about the new model compounded by expecting the price to be significantly more than I just paid. (New product and tariffs, etc.). Nuff said.
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I'm no videophile so perhaps this will be viewed as heresy. I acquired a 65R615 in early June. I'm underwhelmed from what I'm seeing about the new model compounded by expecting the price to be significantly more than I just paid. (New product and tariffs, etc.). Nuff said.
The new model is just a refresh isn't it? A different design and one more HDMi input.

EDIT: I forgot about Quantum Dots and a new processor. So with Quantum Dots it should have a slightly larger color gamut. And with a new processor, I guess it has the potential to have better upscaling? Because with the current processor, the GUI is already very fast.

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Looks like 8/15 is the day these get announced. Hoping for a 75" version!
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HDTVtest on youtube said 2000-2500 euro for the 8 series, I believe he was talking about the 65". He was at the TCL plant in China checking production and got to look at a preproduction 8 series while he was there.. I believe he was talking release sometime in Sept. but not sure if that was US or UK?


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The TCL S525 appears to be out in China. Here is a link to pictures: https://ngabbs.com/read.php?tid=17733851&rand=464

It does have Dolby Vision. Seems like a Direct LED model of the previous edge-lit 5-Series. So if anything it should eliminate the bright corners of last years 5-Series. Don't know if it has the same Wide Color Gamut of last years 5-Series. Sad to see no local dimming in the S525 this year. Would have been nice if they at least tried going toe-to-toe with Vizio's V and M Series.
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Looks like 8/15 is the day these get announced. Hoping for a 75" version!

Where did you get your info from?
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Where did you get your info from?
He's probably just extrapolating from TCL's social media post about something coming next Thursday. The photo & stylized "8" essentially guarantees that it's the 8-series and there's probably a good chance the refreshed 6-series will be revealed alongside it too.
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8 series now live: www tclusa com /products/home-theater/8-series/tcl-75-class-8-series-4k-qled-hdr-roku-smart-tv-75q825
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SO I guess the retail price is similar to the P Quantum X. $1999.99 for the 65" 4k 8 Series and $2599.99 for the 75" 4k 8 Series.

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