If you’re in the market for an excellent, future-proof gaming TV but want to keep your budget under $1K, then take a look at the TCL R646 series TVs. We’ve posted the Hisense U8H Mini-LED TV in the past at a higher price than this and they were wildly popular. These are comparable TVs at a much lower price point. They have all the technology you’d want in a current generation gaming TV and they perform superbly as HDR TV sets as well. Best of all, Amazon has the 65″ and 55″ models at the lowest price we’ve seen, cheaper than on Amazon Prime Day or last year’s Black Friday. With this price drop, they are strong contenders for the best quality TVs in their respective price ranges.
55″ TCL R646 4K Mini LED QLED Google TV for $599.99, 65″ for $799.99
HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz
The reason the TCL R646 is considerably cheaper compared to other similarly specced TVs is that this is a 2021 model. There is a 2022 variant (the R655), but it’s very hard to find and much pricier. The TCL R646 boasts a Mini-LED panel, which allows for better control of black levels and thus a higher contrast ratio. At the same time, it features quantum dot technology (QLED), which offers higher brightness levels and better color reproduction. The TCL R646 also has full-array LED backlighting with 240-zone local dimming and supports wide color gamut for an awesome HDR picture.
The TCL R646 has gamers covered. It has a native 120Hz panel and two HDMI 2.1 inputs. That means it can pass true 4K @ 120Hz on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles and RTX 30 series equipped gaming PCs. The TCL R646 also supports variable refresh rate (VRR), which is this TV’s version of adaptive sync technology, as well as auto low latency mode (ALLM), where the TV automatically switches to a lower latency when it detects gameplay.
All the features above make the TCL R646 an excellent HDR TV set as well, especially when combined with its Dolby Vision HDR support and the new and improved Google TV smart interface. That’s a ton of desirable features in a $600-$800 TV set, and you don’t need to wait until Black Friday to get in on this deal.