I just read 10 pages here and got all caught up as I'm excited to learn about these budget friendly TV's.
A few thoughts...
1. As a big Sony fan, I'd be very excited to see how Sony's competition (next year's 9xx Series model) compares with the new 4K 8 Series TCL. Or, for the same price, the X950G vs. the TCL 8 4K in 75". Specs and features are one thing, but real world performance doesn't always correlate. I don't really know much about quantum dot tech, so I can't comment there. More zones is definitely great, I just hope that their processing / algorithm is worthy.
2. I know that it's been "confirmed" that the 8 Series is a 120Hz panel,. but hmm, I wonder if by any chance that refers only to the 8K version of the 8 series?? *fuels the fire*
3. I wonder if they'll release a 75" version of the new 6 Series (625?). I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't - 75" sizes are premium / high-end, so I could see them reserving that size for their highest-tier model... but that would kinda stink IMO. Currently, I'm only interested in TCL for one reason.. the budget-friendly 75" 6 Series. The value is incredible there. 65" TV's are all pretty cheap now.. if you hold out long enough you can get a high-end Sony or Samsung for a grand. It's the 75" + sizes - today's true "big screen TV's" - where prices really jump. The 75" TCL 6 Series is nearly half the price of the next best option. If the cheapest 75" TCL is nearly $3000... no matter how well it performs... eh, good luck selling them. Can't see a whole lot of folks shelling out more for a TCL than a Sony/Samsung unless it absolutely wipes the floor with the Sony (visibly on the showroom floor). Hey, perhaps they will! I hope so because I'm an LCD fan these days, and obviously the dedication to PQ has been a bit lost there as of late.
Originally Posted by TwayneP
Ooof! Hope it goes well. Coming form a Plasma is rough. LCD's just leave a lot to be desired. I myself am a long time Plasma viewer and I've grown to hate my Samsung NU8000. Been looking for an FALD to even come close to Plasma levels, so I can upgrade without spending so much on an OLED.
That said, I did buy the NU8000 for Spider-Man (much like you're upgrading for Gears) and it delivered big time on that front. Gaming on Samsung is effing legit. I adore it. I just can't handle watching movies or shows on this thing. and it's pretty much a 50/50 split for me between gaming and movies. The plasma is still running circles around my NU8000 for movies.
The TCL 75in is on my shortlist currently. I hope you love it!
Well yeah.. as you know, that's because you purchased an edge-lit TV. Nothing wrong with them, but they can't compare when it comes to backlight / black levels. I went from a Plasma to my Z9F and have no complaints. The black levels and motion might be *slightly* inferior with the LCD, but it's certainly nothing that I notice or would complain about. The HDR is fun so I feel it's a fair trade off for the Plasma's contrast. This really depends on your viewing environment, though. In a dim room, the peak output of the Z9F is kind of wasted in my eyes. That's why there is no "one size fits all' TV. Your choice really does depend on your exact viewing habits / environment.