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TCL 6 Series Review

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TCL’s 6 QLED TV is a fantastic television owing to its Mini LED backlighting, high-level peak brightness, and quantum dot color technology. Unfortunately, the TV has a mediocre local dimming feature, narrow viewing angles, and lackluster audio and bass.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The TCL 6 Series QLED TV is the company’s highest-end television released in 2020. It promises to deliver exceptional brightness (600-700 nits) over other QLED TVs and improved color clarity thanks to its quantum dot color technology and wide coverage of the DCI P3 color space.

Those who enjoy nights watching a movie with their significant other will find the TV worth investing in. The TCL 6 series boasts a 4K display, is HDMI 2.1 compatible, and is a Roku-powered TV too, so there will be a variety of handy apps and streaming services to choose from.

Keep reading our TCL 6 Series review to learn more about what top experts said and don’t forget to check out the best TVs available right now.

Consensus

our Verdict

Measured and tested, the TCL 6 Series QLED TV is a fantastic television owing to its Mini LED backlighting, high-level peak brightness, and quantum dot color technology.

It’s Roku-powered, so there are a large amount of streaming services available, and with the AiPQ engine for 4K upscaling, it’s the perfect TV for those forced to do most of their watching at night.

The lag time is also minimal which makes it an excellent TV for gaming too. Unfortunately, the TV has a mediocre local dimming feature, narrow viewing angles, and lackluster audio and bass.

And although the frame-rate is high, there will be some stunted motion with anything under 24fps (frames per second).

ReasonS to Buy

  • Mini LED backlighting
  • Quantum dot color technology
  • AiPQ Engine for 4K Upscaling
  • High-level peak brightness
  • Roku offers a variety of apps

Reason to Avoid

  • Stunted Motion Handling with Low Frame Rates
  • Mediocre Local Dimming Feature
  • Narrow Viewing Angles
  • Audio and Bass are Weaker than Normal

TCL 6 Series Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeMini LED, QLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformRoku TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium, G-Sync
VRRVRRNo

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)96.17
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)904
HDR Brightness (nits)1,244
Input Lag (ms)11.3
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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84

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True Score

81

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Expert Scores

  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    89
    Like: Relatively affordable – Excellent overall image quality – Roku smart TV is simple, capable… Read More

    By:

    David Katzmaier
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    This TV performs extremely well for its price point. It offers solid HDR specular highlights… Read More

    By:

    Caleb Denison
  • Wired
    26.8

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    New pedestal stand! Easy to use Roku interface. Mini-LED backlighting and quantum dots adds up… Read More

    By:

    Parker Hall

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