[Costco] TCL 50 and 65 back in stock online *ON
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Yeah I dunno why no 5-series in Canada anymore I bought a 43" 5-series in the US over the weekend. At $250 USD It wasn't really a great sale or anything, was the same price as a lot of larger TVs (including the 50" 4-series) but I weighed it as being not a super-low-end set and not a high-end one either. Sort of a decent middle-ground for a bedroom TV. I'm surprised I even considered buying a brand like TCL (all my other sets are Sonys) but I said what the heck let's give it a whirl as the Sony X800G is crazy overpriced in that size range and a pretty mediocre set at that. Samsung U7100 was $300 USD at this size and seemed like a dumb idea too. First tier brands be gougin' it seems LOL.
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Right but I think the expectations are too much. People just want "moar inchez" for next to nothing, but don't want to understand that the price you pay for that isn't in dollars it's in poor quality, corners cut, and a lot of compromises. IMO one shouldn't expect to be buying a 65" TV for $550 and not have to make a lot of sacrifices. Personally I'd rather get a smaller, better set, for the same money.
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This Vizio is comparable with the TCL 5-series (which isn't sold in Canada). In this case the Vizio has better contrast (the TCL is still very good in contrast), slightly better brightness, better uniformity, and better viewing angle. The TCL has better motion handling, lower input lag, better upscaling, wider colour gamut, and a better and smoother OS (Roku vs. proprietary Vizio). It's a bit of a toss up and even when I say one is "better", above, neither is hugely better than the other for the most part. However since the 5-series isn't sold here, the comparison is somewhat moot.MichaelC57225 wrote: ↑I think they're referring to the V655-G9. I'm wondering how it compares to the TCL 6 series.
https://www.costco.ca/vizio-65-in.-smar ... 16660.html
6-series is significantly better, most of the advantages I've covered above. The 4-series is not great but it's no slouch either. In its price range it's actually pretty good TBH. It has very good input lag and response time (making it good for PC or gaming use), great native contrast, and it can have excellent colour accuracy (but only after calibration, not so great out of the box); however its colour gamut isn't great and its main downfall is the brightness. The two last things are "corrected" in the 5-series. The 4-series also has a rather low-rent design/build and looks the part of a "cheap TV" as it's pretty plasticky and unremarkable. The 5-series has a metal frame and a brushed finish, and looks much nicer--again I'm not sure why they stopped selling this series in Canada
Dec 5th, 2019 10:32 am
ES_Revenge wrote: ↑ Right but I think the expectations are too much. People just want "moar inchez" for next to nothing, but don't want to understand that the price you pay for that isn't in dollars it's in poor quality, corners cut, and a lot of compromises. IMO one shouldn't expect to be buying a 65" TV for $550 and not have to make a lot of sacrifices. Personally I'd rather get a smaller, better set, for the same money.
It used to be that sets this large were typically in the higher end category so finding an el cheapo one just wasn't heard of. Now you have stuff going as low as $200 USD for a near 60" 4K set (the US Best Buy Insignia BF doorcrasher) and people thinking it's bestest evar, when in reality this TV just isn't that good. I mean the economies of scale here is good and all since a 60-75" set can be had for really affordable prices these days (remember when the few 75" LCDs out there were like $20k+ in pricing?). But, just beware of quality issues that are likely on such low-end models. IMO you don't need to have an "unlimited" budget, it's not like anyone is saying you have to buy a 100Z9G here, lol. We're not even saying to buy an OLED that's a couple thousand. Just saying there's sets out there that are significantly better that aren't too much more money.
On the plus side, hey, at least it's not a 3-series--those are even worse lol.
Dec 5th, 2019 1:02 pm