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Updated January 10, 2024·

The LG B1 OLED offers exceptional contrast and is excellent for watching movies and gaming, making colors pop and providing better performance in dark rooms. However, it is more expensive and might not be as bright in sunny rooms compared to the TCL R655. On the other hand, the TCL R655 is a midrange LCD TV that provides better performance in bright rooms and is more affordable. Its sports content viewing is not as strong as the LG's. It may not match the LG B1's superior contrast levels and viewing angles, but it's a solid choice if budget and bright environment are considerations. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the LG B1 (OLED)
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Very good for sports
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for use as monitor
  • Very good for upscaling
  • Very good motion processing
  • Excellent viewing angle
  • Excellent reflections
Advantages of the TCL R655 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room

Key differences

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Movies & TV

8.9
OLED65B1
65R655
7.9
10.00/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
10.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The LG B1 (OLED) is very good for movies & TV, while the TCL R655 (LCD) is good.

Sports

8.3
OLED65B1
65R655
6.6
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
7.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The LG B1 (OLED) is very good for sports, while the TCL R655 (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.1
OLED65B1
65R655
8.7
8.1/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.6/10
7.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
7.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
7.1/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
9.6/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
8.2/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) and LG B1 (OLED) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the TCL R655 (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.5
OLED65B1
65R655
7.2
7.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
8.0/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The LG B1 (OLED) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL R655 (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

7.0
OLED65B1
65R655
9.5
9.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
7.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
6.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
9.2/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the LG B1 (OLED) is good.

Cost

$1,497
OLED65B1
65R655
$1,000
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The LG B1 (OLED) has a price of $1,497 and the TCL R655 (LCD) costs $1,000.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

8.4
OLED65B1
65R655
8.0
10.00/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.1/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
WOLED
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
WBC
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The LG B1 (OLED) and TCL R655 (LCD) both have very good picture quality.

Gaming

8.9
OLED65B1
65R655
8.6
9.4/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
100.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
85.0/100
6.7/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
The LG B1 (OLED) and TCL R655 (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

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How the LG B1 (OLED) and the TCL R655 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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LG B1 (OLED)TCL R655 (LCD)
LG B1 (OLED)TCL R655 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,497
$1,000
Brand
LGTCL
Release Date
March 2, 2021September 2, 2022
Full name
OLED65B165R655
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOSRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
7.8/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.4/108/10
Bright Room Score
7/109.5/10
Gaming Score
8.9/108.7/10
Movies & TV Score
9/107.9/10
Sports Score
8.3/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 57" x 1.8"32.8" x 56.9" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.2" x 57"35.6" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
52.9 lbs50.7 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 200400 x 400

DISPLAY

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

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.22.0
Speaker Power
40 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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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"

Get a great deal on the LG B1 (OLED) or the TCL R655 (LCD)

About LG

LG, a prominent TV brand from Korea, has played a significant role in popularizing OLED TVs. OLED technology is hailed as the future of TV technology. Their TVs employ WebOS, a proprietary smart TV software that not only offers seamless functionality but also includes gaming-specific features, earning praise from players worldwide. Often regarded as the gateway to unparalleled viewing experiences, LG's mid-range OLEDs come highly recommended, making them a worthwhile investment for those willing to stretch their budget for superior quality.

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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