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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung Q60C is often significantly less expensive than the TCL R655 and has decent bright room performance. However, it doesn't perform as well in dark rooms, and its overall picture quality is not as high as the R655's. The TCL R655, while more costly, offers a substantial improvement in picture quality in both bright and dark environments. It also excels in gaming applications, making it a better fit for avid gamers. Additionally, its response time and input lag are better suited for fast-paced content. In summary, if budget is a concern and your viewing conditions are mostly bright rooms, the Samsung Q60C could offer value for money. Conversely, if you're after better performance across various lighting conditions, gaming, and overall picture quality, and are willing to spend more, the TCL R655 is the superior option. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Q60C (LCD)
  • Very good motion processing
Advantages of the TCL R655 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation
  • Good for use as monitor
  • Very good reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.0
QN55Q60C
55R655
8.0
5.55/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL R655 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.5
QN55Q60C
55R655
7.9
5.55/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
2.9/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
6.6/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R655 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) is poor.

Gaming

5.7
QN55Q60C
55R655
8.6
5.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
30.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
85.0/100
6.1/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

7.5
QN55Q60C
55R655
8.7
7.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.6/10
7.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
7.9/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
7.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
8.2/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) is good.

Bright Room

6.5
QN55Q60C
55R655
9.5
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
7.9/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
5.7/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$598
QN55Q60C
55R655
$700
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The Samsung Q60C (LCD) has a price of $598 and the TCL R655 (LCD) costs $700.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.5
QN55Q60C
55R655
6.6
8.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
6.6/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
7.9/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R655 (LCD) and Samsung Q60C (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.8
QN55Q60C
55R655
7.2
7.9/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
6.6/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL R655 (LCD) to be good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Samsung Q60C (LCD) is only fair.

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How the Samsung Q60C (LCD) and the TCL R655 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Q60C (LCD)TCL R655 (LCD)
Samsung Q60C (LCD)TCL R655 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$598
$700
Brand
SamsungTCL
Release Date
April 4, 2023September 1, 2022
Full name
QN55Q60C55R655
Screen Size
55"55"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6.6/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.1/108/10
Bright Room Score
6.5/109.5/10
Gaming Score
5.7/108.7/10
Movies & TV Score
5.5/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.5/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
27.9" x 48.5" x 1"28" x 48.3" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
29.4" x 48.5"31.1" x 48.3"
Weight without Stand
Unknown35.5 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/109.1/10
Local Dimming
4.1/107/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 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"

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About Samsung

Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, holds the title of being the largest global TV vendor in terms of units sold. They offer a diverse lineup of TV products that cater to various budget ranges. A notable achievement in recent years is the development of Quantum Dots, a technology that enhances color reproduction, resulting in richer and more vibrant hues. Samsung TVs are well-regarded for their high manufacturing quality and user-friendly software, making them an excellent choice for consumers seeking an intuitive viewing experience.

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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