If you were a gamer looking for a 4K TV that could do it all, most everyone had the TCL P-Series down in their list of the best 4K TVs for gaming. The image quality was fantastic, with its full-array local dimming, Dolby Vision and HDR 10, as well as access to the entire Roku suite, without any secondary devices for under $700. The P-Series had its issues though, as it was only available in a 55-inch variety.
This year’s revisions to the P-Series and the S-Series, newly dubbed the 6 series and the 5 series. The 6 series makes several improvements to the P-Series, including a more stylish matte, metal design and more local dimming zones. The 6 series TVs also come in a 65-inch variant, which will have 120 local dimming zones, compared to the the 55-inch’s 96 local dimming zones. The 2017 P-Series had 72 local dimming zones in comparison, so contrast should be improved, and blooming should be mitigated. TCL stated that the 6 Series reaches a higher peak brightness than the P-Series. It’s currently unknown if the new 6 Series will maintain the low input lag that the P-Series offers for gaming.
TCL has added something it calls the “iPQ Engine,” which “allows for precision color performance, tailored to deliver accurate and optimized DCI-P3 color space coverage.” With this, the company says that you won’t have to calibrate the TV out of the box. The 6 Series TVs will have 3 HDMI 2.0a ports, that are compliant with HDCP 2.2-compliant, so 4K HDR content coming from various devices shouldn’t be an issue.
The 5 Series, which will replace the S-Series, introduces Dolby Vision HDR to the sets, which already support HDR 10. The 5 Series will range anywhere from 43 to 65 inches, making it a potential low-budget gaming TV/monitor for those interested in entry level 4K or who own an PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
The 5 and 6 Series of TVs from TCL are slated to be released this Spring.
Source: The Verge