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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're on a tight budget and mainly watch cartoons and animation, the Vizio D-Series '22 with its 'Good' performance in that category could work for you, but its 'Poor' performance in a bright room and for gaming might disappoint if those are important to you. On the other hand, the TCL R655, although at a higher price, excels in bright room viewing and has 'Very Good' picture quality across the board, including for gaming. If high-quality picture and performance in various lighting conditions are priorities and you're willing to invest more, the TCL R655 would be a better fit. Give Feedback

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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
Advantages of the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling

Key differences

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Picture Quality

8.0
55R655
D40f-J09
6.6
9.07/10
CONTRAST
6.857142857/10
8.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.4/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL R655 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.9
55R655
D40f-J09
6.2
9.07/10
CONTRAST
6.857142857/10
6.1/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
5.4/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
No
The TCL R655 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

8.6
55R655
D40f-J09
5.6
7.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.2/10
8.7/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
6.0/10
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.2/10
85.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
10.0/100
8.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.3/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

8.7
55R655
D40f-J09
7.1
7.6/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.8/10
8.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.4/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
7.7/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
9.0/10
8.2/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) is good.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.2
55R655
D40f-J09
6.7
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.4/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

9.5
55R655
D40f-J09
5.7
5.2/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.5/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
8.5/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.1/10
8.8/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
7.0/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$700
55R655
D40f-J09
$160
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The TCL R655 (LCD) has a price of $700 and the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) costs $160.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.6
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D40f-J09
6.1
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.2/10
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
8.7/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
6.0/10
5.4/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
No
The TCL R655 (LCD) and Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL R655 (LCD) and the Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL R655 (LCD)Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD)
TCL R655 (LCD)Vizio D-Series '22 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$700
$160
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
September 1, 2022October 1, 2022
Full name
55R655D40f-J09
Screen Size
55"40"
Screen Resolution
4K1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
8/106/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
40
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8/106.6/10
Bright Room Score
9.5/105.8/10
Gaming Score
8.7/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
7.9/106.2/10
Sports Score
6.6/106.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
28" x 48.3" x 2.7"19.9" x 35.2" x 3.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
31.1" x 48.3"22.3" x 35.2"
Weight without Stand
35.5 lbs12.1 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300200 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesNo
Contrast
9.1/106.9/10
Local Dimming
7/103/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W18 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 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.

About Vizio

Vizio is an American company. While they initially gained recognition for offering budget-friendly TVs, they have successfully expanded their product lineup to include high-end options as well. They manufacture TVs primarily in Mexico, China, and Vietnam. Similar to many Korean TV brands, Vizio developed its own smart TV software called SmartCast. In the past, SmartCast was not the best smart TV software, but it has evolved so that it is now good for using your TV and connecting to streaming services.

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