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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you primarily watch movies in a dark room, the Hisense U8G has excellent contrast which will provide deep blacks and a good viewing experience. However, if you have a bright room, the TCL R655, with its higher peak brightness, would handle reflections and glare better. For sports and fast-paced gaming, both TVs have a high refresh rate, but if gaming features like variable refresh rate (VRR) are important to you, only the Hisense U8G supports it. If you value a more recent release with possibly longer software support, the TCL R655, being newer, may be more suitable. On the other hand, if saving some money while still getting great features is your priority, the slightly less expensive Hisense U8G should serve you well. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Hisense U8G (LCD)
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the TCL R655 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room

Key differences

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News, Talk, & Other TV

8.6
65U8G
65R655
7.2
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The Hisense U8G (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL R655 (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

8.9
65U8G
65R655
9.5
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
8.4/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
8.6/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Hisense U8G (LCD) is very good.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

8.0
65U8G
65R655
8.0
7.63/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.7/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
LED FALD
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Hisense U8G (LCD) and TCL R655 (LCD) both have very good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.0
65U8G
65R655
7.9
7.63/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Hisense U8G (LCD) to be very good for movies & TV, while the TCL R655 (LCD) is good.

Sports

6.4
65U8G
65R655
6.6
3.9/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R655 (LCD) and Hisense U8G (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

8.3
65U8G
65R655
8.6
8.1/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
3.9/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
80.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
85.0/100
8.6/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) and Hisense U8G (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

8.6
65U8G
65R655
8.7
8.1/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.6/10
7.7/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
8.8/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
9.0/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
6.4/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
8.2/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) and Hisense U8G (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation.

Cost

$944
65U8G
65R655
$1,000
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$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

The Hisense U8G (LCD) has a price of $944 and the TCL R655 (LCD) costs $1,000.

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How the Hisense U8G (LCD) and the TCL R655 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Hisense U8G (LCD)TCL R655 (LCD)
Hisense U8G (LCD)TCL R655 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$944
$1,000
Brand
HisenseTCL
Release Date
May 2, 2021September 2, 2022
Full name
65U8G65R655
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
7.5/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.1/108/10
Bright Room Score
8.9/109.5/10
Gaming Score
8.3/108.7/10
Movies & TV Score
8.1/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.4/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
33.1" x 57.1" x 4.1"32.8" x 56.9" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.6" x 57.1"35.6" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
53.4 lbs50.7 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 400400 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.6/109.1/10
Local Dimming
8/107/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyNo

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Parker Hall | January 2023
"It has an excellent Roku interface, isn’t too expensive, has quantum dots and mini LED backlighting, and looks genuinely fantastic playing everything. If you’re in the market for a new TV, you should still start here. Gamers will like that it has a 120-Hz refresh rate at 4K, which is the maximum that a modern Xbox or Playstation 5 will put out—meaning the smoothest possible gaming and sports viewing in general. We’re no longer in the days of having to spend over $1,000 and spending a few hours on setup for decent black levels and great color accuracy and HDR"

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About Hisense

Hisense, a Chinese TV manufacturer, entered the US market in approximately 2011 and has since acquired TV divisions from various companies such as Toshiba, Sharp, Hitachi, and NEC. Currently ranking as the fourth largest vendor in terms of sales volume, Hisense aims to capture a wide range of TV budget segments. They offer exceptional value with TVs that often outperform their competitors at similar price points, making them a compelling choice for consumers. In the US, they use Google TV as their smart TV software which provides the largest app selection and a very modern user interface, however it is not as user friendly as the software from other vendors.

About TCL

TCL, the highly recognizable TV brand from China, has firmly established itself as the second-largest manufacturer in terms of sales volume. Renowned for striking an impressive balance between affordability, picture quality, and design, TCL TVs deliver a compelling overall package. While they have traditionally excelled in the low-end and midrange TV segments, TCL has recently made remarkable strides in the realm of high-end televisions, introducing impressive models that rival top competitors. Most TCL TVs use Roku software which is very user friendly and easy to use, but they have a few other models that use Google TV which has the largest app selection, but is not as user friendly as Roku.

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