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Amazon product: TCL 65R617-CA 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Television (2018), 65″
If you’re a movie buff like I am then this set is a definite winner, especially 4K content. The first film I was eager to test was Blade Runner 2049 with my Oppo 203 and let me tell you it looked spectacular in a dark room. The HDR clarity and vibrancy of the colors had that WOW! factor throughout. Roger Deakin’s Oscar winning cinematography is absolute eye candy on a quality set like this. I’ve also watched other 4K’s like Murder On The Orient Express , Gladiator, The Patriot, Hacksaw Ridge, etc and they all looked terrific too. | The ROKU platform works great and is fairly easy to navigate. Watching other 4K & Dolby Vision content on Netflix like Lost In Space & The Crown is a real treat too. For my settings I used the ones from rtings.com since their suggestions worked great with my last Sony set too. Those guys really know their stuff. I cant comment on the gaming features (not my thing) or everyday use like HD cable (my Vizio M 2017 series gets that honor) since I only use this is as my go to set for movies and all things 4K. | I guess I got the first batch of 65 inch models that were available in Canada around October 12th when I placed my order. It took about 10 days to arrive but it was very well packaged. I was even able to unbox it by myself (although its recommended with 2 people of course). I actually like the fact that the bezel is about 1-1/4 inch thick so it doesn’t feel as fragile as other models. If you have a smaller stand (54 inch like mine) go ahead and attach the legs pointing inward like I did. It was easy to do and is fully stable and levelled. The exact distance is just under 38 inches from the outer edges side to side. | In closing it looks like TCL resolved the panel issues that plagued many people in the States when the first batch came out in the spring. So far I’m thrilled with this set considering I was initially looking to get the Sony 900F Series in a 65′ but it was $1000+ more than this one. For $1249.99+tx there is no better 65′ 4K TV on the market at this price point that comes with all these high end features and superb picture quality. | Thanks for reading!