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BestBuy.com also has 50" TCL 50S525 5 Series 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart HDTV on sale for $299.99 - 15% when you enter promo code TCLDOLBY15 at checkout = $254.99. Select free store pickup where available. Thanks shun2112 & adnaanusa10 [Discuss]

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  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz Clear Motion Index
  • HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Roku Smart TV, WiFi
  • Inputs:
    • 4x HDMI
    • 1x Composite
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x Digital Audio Optical
    • 1x Audio Headphone
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Amazon [amazon.com] has TCL 50" Class 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV on sale for $300 - 'clip' $45 coupon on product page = $255. Shipping is free.

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Not bad for 5-series. The 55" 5-series is only $280.50.... Well worth the extra $25 for the 5" (that's what she said!)...

https://slickdeals.net/f/13795220-tcl-55-class-led-5-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv-model-55s525-280-49

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It's not RGBW, It's a Straight vanilla BGR arrangement 4K panel.

and it does "Process" 4:4:4 chroma

The little green dots is the result of Spatial dithering. The reason they use the algorithm is that it greatly improves the contrast uniformity across the horizontal span of the panel.

If you look at VA panels without this type of dithering, the left and right edges look a bit more greyish, and the black level is elevated higher.

The spatial dithering clamps 3/4 pixels at a certain luminance difference threshold. What this does is it makes the outer pixel contrast more similar to the center pixels.

It's a FEATURE. LOLOL. I too wish you could turn it off for certain use cases, but it's probably a hardware lvl chip built into the LCD driver, so maybe that's why they've stuck with it.

The downside is as you've noticed, it will cause a slight loss in fine details.
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Not bad for 5-series. The 55" 5-series is only $280.50.... Well worth the extra $25 for the 5" (that's what she said!)...

https://slickdeals.net/f/13795220-tcl-55-class-led-5-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv-model-55s525-280-49

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Picked it up! Probably worth the extra bit for the 55 inch but this is for the bedroom. Not sure if there's any technical differences between the 50 and 55.
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Picked it up! Probably worth the extra bit for the 55 inch but this is for the bedroom. Not sure if there's any technical differences between the 50 and 55.
My 55in TCL 5-series was an RGBW panel and was super disappointing to find that out first-hand, but I've had some conflicts as I might have got some weird rare version (Bought from Best Buy) since most people claim it can do 4:4:4 chroma.

I might have been super unlucky, but figure I'd warn other anyways.
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My 55in TCL 5-series was an RGBW panel and was super disappointing to find that out first-hand, but I've had some conflicts as I might have got some weird rare version (Bought from Best Buy) since most people claim it can do 4:4:4 chroma.

I might have been super unlucky, but figure I'd warn other anyways.
It's not RGBW, It's a Straight vanilla BGR arrangement 4K panel.

and it does "Process" 4:4:4 chroma

The little green dots is the result of Spatial dithering. The reason they use the algorithm is that it greatly improves the contrast uniformity across the horizontal span of the panel.

If you look at VA panels without this type of dithering, the left and right edges look a bit more greyish, and the black level is elevated higher.

The spatial dithering clamps 3/4 pixels at a certain luminance difference threshold. What this does is it makes the outer pixel contrast more similar to the center pixels.

It's a FEATURE. LOLOL. I too wish you could turn it off for certain use cases, but it's probably a hardware lvl chip built into the LCD driver, so maybe that's why they've stuck with it.

The downside is as you've noticed, it will cause a slight loss in fine details.
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It's not RGBW, It's a Straight vanilla BGR arrangement 4K panel.

and it does "Process" 4:4:4 chroma

The little green dots is the result of Spatial dithering. The reason they use the algorithm is that it greatly improves the contrast uniformity across the horizontal span of the panel.

If you look at VA panels without this type of dithering, the left and right edges look a bit more greyish, and the black level is elevated higher.

The spatial dithering clamps 3/4 pixels at a certain luminance difference threshold. What this does is it makes the outer pixel contrast more similar to the center pixels.

It's a FEATURE. LOLOL. I too wish you could turn it off for certain use cases, but it's probably a hardware lvl chip built into the LCD driver, so maybe that's why they've stuck with it.

The downside is as you've noticed, it will cause a slight loss in fine details.
Is the 50" RGBW?
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The 65" is $477 out the door with a clipped coupon. Pretty great.
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Repped. I picked the up for the BR as well. Amazon rewards Visa means $15 a month after I applied my points. That means the wifey won't get mad.

Woulda been ironic to buy the TV for the BR just to get relegated to the couch. 😜

Also, excited to try out HLG.
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Just paired this coupon with the max discount of $50 using the 20% off with Amex MR deal... $205+tax.
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Is the 50" RGBW?
None of them are rgbw,

As far as I'm aware, only LG Ips tvs were ever rgbw en mass.
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I picked this up for our bedroom on Black Friday at bestbuy for $280, and I feel it's a fantastic tv for the price. Good quality picture, and Roku! Not many better price/quality deals out there than this tv.
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Repped>>>
Not bad for 5-series. The 55" 5-series is only $280.50.... Well worth the extra $25 for the 5" (that's what she said!)...

https://slickdeals.net/f/13795220-tcl-55-class-led-5-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv-model-55s525-280-49

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She told me 8" Frown
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It's not RGBW, It's a Straight vanilla BGR arrangement 4K panel.

and it does "Process" 4:4:4 chroma

The little green dots is the result of Spatial dithering. The reason they use the algorithm is that it greatly improves the contrast uniformity across the horizontal span of the panel.

If you look at VA panels without this type of dithering, the left and right edges look a bit more greyish, and the black level is elevated higher.

The spatial dithering clamps 3/4 pixels at a certain luminance difference threshold. What this does is it makes the outer pixel contrast more similar to the center pixels.

It's a FEATURE. LOLOL. I too wish you could turn it off for certain use cases, but it's probably a hardware lvl chip built into the LCD driver, so maybe that's why they've stuck with it.

The downside is as you've noticed, it will cause a slight loss in fine details.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/16...atrix.html

Will look more into rtings and other posts later but skimmed this and kind of annoyed me since I easily could be an owner of such a tv. Will look to avoid this. I didn't know there was a fake 8bit simulation that rtings treated as 10 bit. Only because of this deal I learned something that I think is a huge deal people should know about.
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She told me 8" Frown
...but that's an EXTRA 5"!! LMAO

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