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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL R648 offers a better overall picture quality, gaming experience, and brighter HDR performance, making it suitable for those who prioritize these features. It has better dark and bright room performance, local dimming for deeper blacks, a higher number of HDMI ports, and superior speakers. It's a strong choice for movies and gaming especially in darker environments, but it comes at a premium price. The Vizio V-Series, on the other hand, is more budget-friendly. Although its overall picture quality and gaming performance are not as strong as the TCL's, it boasts better black uniformity, which can be beneficial for watching content with dark scenes. It's also a decent option for casual viewing in environments with less control over lighting. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL R648 (LCD)
  • Very good for bright room
  • 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 V-Series (LCD)
  • The Vizio V-Series (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL R648 (LCD).

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.7
65R648
V655-J09
6.8
7.00/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
7.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL R648 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.6
65R648
V655-J09
6.3
7.00/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
6.5/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.7/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R648 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

8.2
65R648
V655-J09
5.6
8.2/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
5.9/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
70.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
8.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.4/10
The TCL R648 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

8.6
65R648
V655-J09
7.0
7.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
7.6/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
9.0/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.3/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.9/10
The TCL R648 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is good.

News, Talk, & Other TV

7.5
65R648
V655-J09
6.3
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The TCL R648 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

8.1
65R648
V655-J09
5.8
5.2/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.1/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
7.9/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.3/10
8.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
The TCL R648 (LCD) is very good for bright room, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$2,000
65R648
V655-J09
$636
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The TCL R648 (LCD) has a price of $2,000 and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) costs $636.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.5
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V655-J09
6.1
5.3/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
9.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R648 (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL R648 (LCD) and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL R648 (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)
TCL R648 (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$2,000
$636
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
May 1, 2021June 5, 2021
Full name
65R648V655-J09
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
8K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
8/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
43
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.8/106.9/10
Bright Room Score
8.2/105.9/10
Gaming Score
8.3/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
7.7/106.4/10
Sports Score
6.6/106.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 57" x 3"33.1" x 57.4" x 2.5"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.1" x 57"35.6" x 57.4"
Weight without Stand
70.1 lbs39.2 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 400400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7/108.2/10
Local Dimming
6.5/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.12.0
Speaker Power
50 W18 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyYes, Bypass only

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CNET

Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"Vizio's cheapest 4K HDR TV packs in a lot for a low price. The voice control via the remote works well, about as well as Roku's version on devices that have it. So if you know your way around a TV menu, or want to be able to dial in the picture even on an inexpensive TV, the Vizio is the better choice"

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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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