TCL 55DP608 55 Inch 4K UHD HDR and 10bit panel TV with Smart Freeview Play £433.49 (43inch £299) @ Amazon
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TCL 55DP608 55 Inch 4K UHD HDR and 10bit panel TV with Smart Freeview Play £433.49 (43inch £299) @ Amazon

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Found 4th Jun
Unbelievable value for money for a HDR 10bit panel. Pre-order for June 25th. 43inch version for a bargain £299.

There's a chance these will be available for free delivery via prime (they are advertised as being in the prime category) taking this below £430. Early reviews on youtube (from the USA) say this is extreme value for money in terms of the panel but the compromise is the sound is poor, not a problem for most with sound bars or surround sound.

  • The Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution is 4 times greater than Full HD. Never miss a single detail, be part of the action!
  • HDR and HLG: Deepest blacks, higher contrast and vivid colours. Covering 4K HDR Movies and TV broadcasts.
  • Dolby Audio delivers rich, clear, powerful sound in your TV.
  • TCL SMART: Includes Netflix, Youtube and Freeview Play: Freeview Play provides 7 Day Catch Up through your programme guide and On Demand apps such as BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5, UKTV Play through your existing TV aerial and home WIFI connection.
  • 2 Year Warranty: Provides ONSITE HOME Repair for all 43"+ TCL UK TV's.

Ultrathin versions for £399 (43inch) and £599 (55inch).
amazon.co.uk/TCL…DR/

* Before anyone says "dodgy vestel knock off", TCL manufacturer everything themselves from the panel right up to the casing and are only 3rd to Samsung and LG in numbers.
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So this is where all the TV boffins hang out during the day?? Seems everyone has a degree in TVs
Don't get these mixed up with the US 6 series different TVs.
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10-bit woot!
Edited by: "rev6" 4th Jun
If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips he reckoned it's actually an 8bit plus PRC panel but it "accepts" 10bit signals.

Great deal if it is though
Edited by: "darynq" 4th Jun
darynq4th Jun

If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips, it's actually …If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips, it's actually 8bit plus PRC


It’s this tv right?
Brilliant tv, any buyers will be very happy with it.
Don't get these mixed up with the US 6 series different TVs.
Fairly certain the one Linus reviewed was 2017's model (description links to amazon.com/TCL…5I9), where as this one in the deal is this year's for UK launch, so could well be a proper 10 bit panel.
Are the Wide Colour Gamut models worth the extra cash? Also hear that brightness can be a problem on these so HDR may not be quite so good because of it.
darynq4th Jun

If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips he reckoned it's …If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips he reckoned it's actually an 8bit plus PRC panel but it "accepts" 10bit signals. Great deal if it is though


That was for the 2017 model which they never actually sold as a 10bit panel but their marketing 'suggested' it was 10bit by wording it accepts 10bit signals. Early indications suggest the 2018 is a full 10bit panel, even if it was just 8bit it's still an increadabile price
Been waiting for these to hit the UK. I'll hold out until confirmation of a 'proper' 10 bit panel before buying!
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deleted235171
So this is where all the TV boffins hang out during the day?? Seems everyone has a degree in TVs
The spec sheet for this model is on their site. Says 10bit panel but only 340cd/m2 so would be better than 8bit but still not "full fat" HDR just yet
Does this one have local dimming?
HUKD's obsession with 10-bit panels rearing its head again, despite the fact that it doesn't matter whatsoever.

rtings.com/tv/…ent

The 9th-placed TV on that chart is the TCL S405 with an 8-bit+FRC setup, handling gradients better and scoring higher than TVs with true 10-bit panels like the Sony X900E/XE90, last year's LG OLEDs and even the shiny new top of the 2018 range Samsung Q9FN.
"At the IFC 2018 Global Press Conference in Rome, we interviewed Marek Maciejewski - Product Development Director Europe at TCL - to talk about quantum dot QLED, 8K, Dolby Vision dynamic metadata and forthcoming (INFIRIOR to USA models)TV models in the UK."

You can skip the first 5 mins......The Youtube comments section is also wort a scan through.


phoenix0296 m ago

Does this one have local dimming?


No
darynq4th Jun

If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips he reckoned it's …If this is the same as the one reviewed on Linustechtips he reckoned it's actually an 8bit plus PRC panel but it "accepts" 10bit signals. Great deal if it is though


Yep
What happened to the 49 inch version? I was planning on getting that one.
Clipsan30 m ago

No


Big difference over the 607 which does, strange.
Local Dimming matters more than the panel depth. Anyway you won't get a proper local dimming on less than 10 bit so moot point I guess, however no it's not because local dimming matters as well as it being 10 bit.

Anyway we're getting mighty fussy at this price point. This is more than you'd expect at this price in 2017, now it's 2018 well I think we should be seeing more features at a lower price point. It's a real shame that 4K is such a mess, we haven't long had computer monitors that support HDR, most don't still. 8K is hopefully where things will be sorted out but that's 5 years away at least I would think.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 4th Jun
"This item will be released on June 25, 2018. " Too late for the start of the world cup!
jim20004th Jun

"This item will be released on June 25, 2018. " Too late for the start of …"This item will be released on June 25, 2018. " Too late for the start of the world cup!



Thats a plus surely?
Just be aware that the "amazing" 2018 6-series tvs in the USA are not these sold in the UK, despite them also looking like 6 series.

The UK ones are inferior.
boonkoh5 m ago

Just be aware that the "amazing" 2018 6-series tvs in the USA are not …Just be aware that the "amazing" 2018 6-series tvs in the USA are not these sold in the UK, despite them also looking like 6 series.The UK ones are inferior.


How do you know? I dont see any reviews up?
gonna wait for the 5 year warranty version.........
jim20004th Jun

How do you know? I dont see any reviews up?


Watch the video above it explains the models that'll be sold in the UK.
The product sheets have it as having a 10 bit panel and micro-dimming features

Not sure what to believe now after everyone saying different things lol
ScootyPuffJr44 m ago

The product sheets have it as having a 10 bit panel and micro-dimming …The product sheets have it as having a 10 bit panel and micro-dimming featuresNot sure what to believe now after everyone saying different things lol


This is a edge lit display with a dimming algorithm. Unlike the very good value for money full-array local dimming 6 series sold in the US.
Clipsan10 m ago

This is a edge lit display with a dimming algorithm. Unlike the very good …This is a edge lit display with a dimming algorithm. Unlike the very good value for money full-array local dimming 6 series sold in the US.



Ah okay, I'm with you now. Might cancel my pre-order then if these are gimped versions, etc
Aretak3 h, 42 m ago

HUKD's obsession with 10-bit panels rearing its head again, despite the …HUKD's obsession with 10-bit panels rearing its head again, despite the fact that it doesn't matter whatsoever. https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/picture-quality/gradientThe 9th-placed TV on that chart is the TCL S405 with an 8-bit+FRC setup, handling gradients better and scoring higher than TVs with true 10-bit panels like the Sony X900E/XE90, last year's LG OLEDs and even the shiny new top of the 2018 range Samsung Q9FN.


That's cool, if you don't want a 10bit panel their older model (2017) is only 8bit so that would be the better option for you
ScootyPuffJr1 h, 56 m ago

The product sheets have it as having a 10 bit panel and micro-dimming …The product sheets have it as having a 10 bit panel and micro-dimming featuresNot sure what to believe now after everyone saying different things lol


The above linked is the correct spec sheet for the model sold in the UK (55DP608), the model sold in the US is the 55R617.

As for canceling, you're not going to find any 2018 55inch model with LED local dimming on a 10bit panel for less than £600 so you need to consider how much you value that feature above everything else.
What's the difference between this and the dp648 except from being slim?
twiggy999918 m ago

The above linked is the correct spec sheet for the model sold in the UK …The above linked is the correct spec sheet for the model sold in the UK (55DP608), the model sold in the US is the 55R617.As for canceling, you're not going to find any 2018 55inch model with LED local dimming on a 10bit panel for less than £600 so you need to consider how much you value that feature above everything else.



My cancel comment was more regarding the inferior features compared to the US version, bit of a slap in the face for the European consumer really (as per usual!)
Edited by: "ScootyPuffJr" 4th Jun
ScootyPuffJr32 m ago

My cancel comment was more regarding the inferior features compared to the …My cancel comment was more regarding the inferior features compared to the US version, bit of a slap in the face for the European consumer really (as per usual!)


I agree with you on that but at the same time it's still far superior to anything else within £200 at this size, so catch 20 really
I was trying to work out the new UK TCL range and how it compares to the US offering and got fairly confused. Does anyone have a link to the spec sheet for this please?

amazon.co.uk/TCL…H38
Aretak5 h, 34 m ago

HUKD's obsession with 10-bit panels rearing its head again, despite the …HUKD's obsession with 10-bit panels rearing its head again, despite the fact that it doesn't matter whatsoever. https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/picture-quality/gradientThe 9th-placed TV on that chart is the TCL S405 with an 8-bit+FRC setup, handling gradients better and scoring higher than TVs with true 10-bit panels like the Sony X900E/XE90, last year's LG OLEDs and even the shiny new top of the 2018 range Samsung Q9FN.


A 10-bit spec TV usually also comes with a higher refresh rate panel (120Hz), better local dimming, a better CPU for image processing and not least well coded algorithms. While an 8-bit FRC may do a fine job displaying a static gradient image it’s a completely different ballgame for videos and most manufacturers don’t bother putting the other components mentioned above in cheaper models which use 8-bit FRC because these TVs are for the lower end of the market. Don’t base your purchase on a gradient colour depth rating unless you want to use your TV as an overpriced picture frame.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 4th Jun
Will the TCL DP648 be better than the Samsung MU7000?
Looks good but so confused now
Decided to keep my superior Panasonic GT50 Plasma as my main TV and returned a 65 inch B7 Oled because of motion juddering and banding, will wait for an Oled Tv that can reach 1000 nits and no motion issues. I am looking for a TV to be used in the bedroom and can't decide between the TCL 55DP648 and Samsung 55MU7000 anyone??
jesu138 m ago

Decided to keep my superior Panasonic GT50 Plasma as my main TV and …Decided to keep my superior Panasonic GT50 Plasma as my main TV and returned a 65 inch B7 Oled because of motion juddering and banding, will wait for an Oled Tv that can reach 1000 nits and no motion issues. I am looking for a TV to be used in the bedroom and can't decide between the TCL 55DP648 and Samsung 55MU7000 anyone??


Until the TV is actually out no one can say either way. We can’t see the future.
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