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75" TCL Q825 Series 8 $2599

They are only taking preorders for now, but this set may vary well be a game-changer! miniLED!

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With the new 8-series TVs, China's TCL is hoping to move upmarket and challenge more established TV makers from Japan and Korea. For the task it is introducing the 8-series of 4K LCD TVs with a miniLED backlight consisting of more than 25000 individual miniLEDs (75" size). However, actual dimming zones will be far less numerous at around 1000 zones (75"). The company did not specify peak brightness capabilities.
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Well there's that $2599 price from the "mistake" on TCLs site. Nice!
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Well there's that $2599 price from the "mistake" on TCLs site. Nice!
How's that? It is listed 2999 on TCL site and 1999 for the 65"

Electroniexpress is actually taking preorders at $2599 from what I read

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Too expensive for me !
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How is this a pre order..when it shows unavailable online.
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How's that? It is listed 2999 on TCL site and 1999 for the 65"

Electroniexpress is actually taking preorders at $2599 from what I read

The first day TCL announced it, it was listed as $2599 on their site, but they said it was an error and it was fixed within a day. People figured that would be the street price.
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Click bait site............

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How is this a pre order..when it shows unavailable online.
Yesterday there was an option to preorder, but I do see now it says coming soon.

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Not sure this is a click bait site, but there prices are the same you would get at Best Buy so no reason anyone would buy here.

Mostly they are a Tennessee only big box retailer


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They are available at Best Buy for preorder to be delivered in 2-3 weeks

$1999 for 65" or $2999 for 75"
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-65-...?skuId=6377895
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Best Buy has $400 off both sizes right now.
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Best Buy has $400 off both sizes right now.

Earlier than I expected! I need to get my affairs in order.
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Best Buy has $400 off both sizes right now.
Use code CNET600 for an extra $600 off. 65” is $1000 and 75” is $2000.
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Damn, these prices dropped fast. I don't think it was as big a hit as TCL had hoped. It has a lot of potential but the tech still needs a lot of work. It may well improve significantly with firmware but so far it's average at best in real world performance.

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Damn, these prices dropped fast. I don't think it was as big a hit as TCL had hoped. It has a lot of potential but the tech still needs a lot of work. It may well improve significantly with firmware but so far it's average at best in real world performance.
Makes you wonder what these TV's from all manufacturers actually cost to build?
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It was a one day code. Spectacular.
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It was a one day code. Spectacular.
Yep I missed it by minutes. Been waiting on this tv was doing some research and saw this price. Went to buy it and had to setup my account again and took to long from my phone. Hope it goes on sale again for this price really need a new living room tv.
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Yep I missed it by minutes. Been waiting on this tv was doing some research and saw this price. Went to buy it and had to setup my account again and took to long from my phone. Hope it goes on sale again for this price really need a new living room tv.
Me too I'm trying to use my Amazon balance to buy Best Buy cards, but the daily limit left me short of buying this TV.
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Makes you wonder what these TV's from all manufacturers actually cost to build?
While there are many exceptions to the rule and quite a bit of variation, many products follow the doubling rule.**

For example, say a store is selling a tv for $2000. They bought it from the wholesaler for $1000, who bought it directly from the manufacturer for $500. The manufacturer needs to also cover their R&D expenses, so the tv probably cost $250 to make including R&D. Keep in mind that many of the parts they buy to make a tv cost pennies or a few dollars per item when they buy them in bulk (in the millions).

Why is the store's cut the highest? Because they take the highest risk. Shoplifting, returns, failure to sell and eating stock, etc. Also, a store may sell 100 of the tvs over a year, but the manufacturer would have sold millions.

This is how stores can make huge sales discounts on Black Friday, etc, and when sales become stagnant. Selling a $2000 tv for $1300 when they paid $1000 for it still nets them $300 per unit.

**With some tech, like Apple, the margins are extremely low because Apple takes the largest slice of the pie. In cases like these, the doubling rule doesn't apply. Same with cars.
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75" back up to $3k, lol.... Hope they have it for $1999 again real soon. This time I have my gift cards ready to go!
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BB has them discounted today, $400 off both sizes.
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Sorry TCL, you already set a ceiling of $1999 on that 75 incher!
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Am I going to be sorry if I buy this thing using the tcldolby15 code right now with Super Bowl sales right around the corner?
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Am I going to be sorry if I buy this thing using the tcldolby15 code right now with Super Bowl sales right around the corner?
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I bit, $390 off with the code. Will be delivered Thursday.
BB will price match within 15 days.
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Yeah but I’m more interested in the 2020 TCL with HDMI 2.1 It’s a must for the new consoles dropping this year. Anything else is unacceptable if you plan to game on the TV


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Yeah but I’m more interested in the 2020 TCL with HDMI 2.1 It’s a must for the new consoles dropping this year. Anything else is unacceptable if you plan to game on the TV


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At CES last week, TCL announced that the 2019 8 series and select 2019 6 series would be getting a firmware upgrade to enable HDMI 2.1.
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At CES last week, TCL announced that the 2019 8 series and select 2019 6 series would be getting a firmware upgrade to enable HDMI 2.1.


I’m not counting on that


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At CES last week, TCL announced that the 2019 8 series and select 2019 6 series would be getting a firmware upgrade to enable HDMI 2.1.
They said they would enable some hdmi 2.1 features like earc and allm. Like pretty much every other TV manufacturer is giving to existing hdmi 2.0 TVs.

I bet when many people say they want hdmi 2.1 they really want the 48Gbps chipset which allows 4k60, 4k120 RGB 10/12bit support. Mostly for PC and gaming use.

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They said they would enable some hdmi 2.1 features like earc and allm. Like pretty much every other TV manufacturer is giving to existing hdmi 2.0 TVs.

I bet when many people say they want hdmi 2.1 they really want the 48Gbps chipset which allows 4k60, 4k120 RGB 10/12bit support. Mostly for PC and gaming use.
Exactly what they said can be found at about the 27:05 mark.

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Yep just eArc and VRR.

Thanks for sharing the video.

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