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Updated January 10, 2024·

Choose the TCL R648 if you prefer built-in great speakers and support for Dolby Vision for enhanced picture quality on supported content. However, the TCL R655 offers slightly better overall picture quality and is more suitable for gaming due to its higher refresh rate. Both have good performance in bright rooms, but the R655 might handle reflections a bit better. The R655 is also the newer model but comes without great speakers built-in. If budget is a concern, the R655 is typically much less expensive than the R648. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL R648 (LCD)
  • The TCL R648 (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL R655 (LCD).
Advantages of the TCL R655 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room

Key differences

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Bright Room

8.1
65R648
65R655
9.5
5.2/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
7.9/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
8.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the TCL R648 (LCD) is very good.

Cost

$2,000
65R648
65R655
$1,000
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The TCL R648 (LCD) has a price of $2,000 and the TCL R655 (LCD) costs $1,000.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

7.7
65R648
65R655
8.0
7.00/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL R655 (LCD) to have very good picture quality, while the TCL R648 (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.6
65R648
65R655
7.9
7.00/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
6.5/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.1/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R655 (LCD) and TCL R648 (LCD) are both good for movies & TV.

Sports

6.5
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65R655
6.6
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R655 (LCD) and TCL R648 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

8.2
65R648
65R655
8.6
8.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
70.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
85.0/100
8.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) and TCL R648 (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

8.6
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65R655
8.7
7.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.6/10
7.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.2/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
9.0/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
8.2/10
The TCL R655 (LCD) and TCL R648 (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.5
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65R655
7.2
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.1/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The TCL R648 (LCD) and TCL R655 (LCD) are both good for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the TCL R648 (LCD) and the TCL R655 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL R648 (LCD)TCL R655 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$2,000
$1,000
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
May 1, 2021September 2, 2022
Full name
65R64865R655
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
8K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
8/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.8/108/10
Bright Room Score
8.2/109.5/10
Gaming Score
8.3/108.7/10
Movies & TV Score
7.7/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.6/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 57" x 3"32.8" x 56.9" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.1" x 57"35.6" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
70.1 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
7/109.1/10
Local Dimming
6.5/107/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.12.0
Speaker Power
50 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 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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