The quality of TV has advanced possibly more than other electronics of today. The screens are cleaner and clearer, the designs are sleeker, and they come with amazing technology to make our lives more comfortable.
We are going to be looking at the two 4k UHD Smart Led TVs from TCL. We will cover the specifications, features, and value for money of the TCL 55r615 vs 55r617. Once we have finished comparing the two, all of the information will go in a side-by-side chart and we will add some pros and cons. In the final section, we will deliver our final verdict on the TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617.
We will begin by comparing what the TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617 have in common.
The TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617 are 4K Ultra HD TVs that come with LED backlighting and Dolby Vision HDR. This delivers an amazing picture with excellent color, clarity, and contrast.
Contrast Control Zones
As the TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617 are both from the new TCL 6 Series, they both come with Contrast Control Zones or CCZ. The full array of LED backlights has up to 120 zones of individually controlled dimming zones. These lights bring out the blackest of blacks and the whitest of whites regardless of the light in your room.
NBP Photon Technology
One of the latest technologies for TV, NBP Photon technology combines high-output LEDs and precision phosphors. The TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617 are some of the closest TVs to with the color standard you will find used by those in Hollywood.
Roku TV and Roku OS
With Roku TV you can access thousands of streaming TV channels and more than 500,000 movies. With Roku OS, you can easily switch between your cable TV, blue ray and games consoles.
Inputs and Outputs
At the back of the TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617, there are various outputs to enhance the user experience. There are 3 HDMI inputs, 1 USB port, RF, an audio output and an ethernet output.
The TV Remote
It’s great to finally see a simple remote that doesn’t have a million different buttons. The TCL 55r615 and the TCL 55r617 come with an enhanced remote that is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. They require 2 AAA batteries, which are included.
The two TCL Smart TVs are very similar, that there are some significant differences to take a look at.
Both have a stunning design with brushed metal. The stand is included for both. The only difference is in the size of the TVs. Our measurements include the stand.
This is the larger TV with a 65” screen. It is 57.1 x 10.7 x 35.7 inches and weighs 52.5 pounds.
With a 55” screen, the TCL 55r617 is 48.5 x 10.7 x 30.9 inches. It weighs 38.2 pounds.
The Winner Is- The TCL 55r617
When you have children at home, it is important that you are able to control the content that is being viewed.
There is no information about this Smart TV having v-chip.
With the built-in v-chip, you will be able to set restrictions so that your children are only watching what you want them to.
The Winner Is- The TCL 55r617
The Refresh Rate
In laymen’s terms, the refresh rate is the number of images that can be shown in a second. The refresh rate is shown in Hertz.
This has a standard response rate for a 4K Smart TV at 120Hz.
Surprisingly this TV only has a response rate of 60Hz, which is the minimum for a 4K TV.
The Winner Is- The TCL 55r615
Pros and Cons
Before our final verdict, we will take a quick look at some of the pros and cons for these TCL Smart TVs
Last update on 2020-06-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API