TCL 65R617

TCL 55R613

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
86

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • WIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • WIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing TCL 65R617 to TCL 55R613 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. TCL 65R617 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

TCL 65R617

TCL 55R613

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
91
AUDIO FEATURES
56
OTHER FEATURES
82
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
87
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
91
AUDIO FEATURES
56
OTHER FEATURES
82
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
86

Selected Features

VA Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TVs have Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the displays. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. TCL 65R617 has 120 zones. TCL 55R613 has 96 zones.

HDR10

TCL 65R617 and TCL 55R613 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

TCL 65R617 and TCL 55R613 also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of TCL 65R617

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose TCL 65R617 over TCL 55R613.

TCL 65R617 vs TCL 55R613
More Local Dimming Zones 120 vs 96
Lower Input Lag 15 ms vs 18 ms

Advantage of TCL 55R613

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose TCL 55R613 over TCL 65R617.

TCL 65R617 vs TCL 55R613
Higher Brightness 450 nits vs 600 nits
Higher Peak Brightness 900 nits vs 1200 nits

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 120
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - TCL 65R617 and here - TCL 55R613.

BASICS TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
BrandTCLTCL
CountryUSAUSA
Series66
Model65R61755R613
Release Year20182018
Size65"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones12096
ColorWIDE COLOR PERFORMANCEWIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion1.07 billion
Brightness450 nits600 nits
Peak Brightness900 nits1200 nits
Input Lag15 ms18 ms
VIDEO TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeHDR PRO GAMMAHDR PRO GAMMA
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorIPQ ENGINEIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear MotionClear Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz120Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Speaker Poer Rating8W + 8W8W + 8W
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs33
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs11
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
CPU Cores22
GPU Cores22
Operating SystemRokuRoku
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Mobile App
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, FrenchEnglish, Spanish, French
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
VIDEO FORMATS TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English1 English
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSCNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)57.1" x 32.9" x 3.0"48.5" x 28.1" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.1" x 35.7" x 10.7"48.5" x 30.6" x 10.7"
Stand Size55.5"47.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)64.8" x 42.9" x 8.4" 55.1" x 34.4" x 6.6"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6 x 16M6 x 16
Weight Without Stand51.2 lbs37.1 lbs
Weight With Stand52.3 lbs38.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)76.3 lbs52.7 lbs
Warranty1 year limited warranty1 year limited warranty
ACCESSORIES TCL 65R617 TCL 55R613
RemoteVoice Enabled Remote Control RC580Voice Enabled Remote Control RC580

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