TCL 6 series Roku TV


The 6 series this TV with full-array local dimming, Dolby Vision HDR and Roku’s sweet Smart TV system.

Local dimming, which illuminates different areas (zones) of the screen independently, is one of the best ways to improve LCD image quality. TCL has upped the number of local dimming zones to 96 on the 55-inch version of the 6-series and a whopping 120 zones on the 65-incher. Compare that to Vizio’s M series, which only had 32 zones. More local dimming zones usually mean better image quality because they allow more precise control of screen lighting.

TCL also talks up a new iPQ engine, said to offer accurate color without requiring additional adjustments or calibration, and a new HDR gamma feature that allows you to adjust the image to handle both bright and dark rooms. The sets can also reproduce full DCI-P3 color, and utilize “NBP Photon technology for even more realistic colors,” according to the press release.

Like its predecessor the 6-series comes with a voice-capable remote, and later in 2018 Roku will debut its own digital assistant to take full advantage of voice commands.