I had a chance to test and compare two models: TCL 65S405 vs TCL 65R617 and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. The screen size of both models is 65 inches. The 65S405 from series S405, but the opponent belongs to series R6. The series TCL 65S405 has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, but in the case of 65R617 only 55, 65 diagonals are possible.
Both devices support playback of 4K/UHD video. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 65S405 has LCD display, while the 65R617 has VA display. The refresh rate is equal for these TVs - 60. Also the HDR feature is realized in both units. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.
Both units work well with stereo audio format. The power of the speakers on rivals is equal. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.
The TCL 65S405 has a width of 146.81/57.8 cm/in, compared with a width of 145.03/57.09 cm/in for TCL 65R617. The TCL 65S405 has a height of 84.58/33.3 cm/in, compared with a height of 83.57/32.9 cm/in for TCL 65R617. The TCL 65S405 has a depth of 7.87/3.1 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 7.62/3 cm/in for TCL 65R617.
In each model, manufacturers provide 3 HDMI connectors. It is possible to connect up to 1 USB devices simultaneously to each TVs. Models in this comparison have Internet access via Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi module in the TCL 65S405 can operate at 5 GHz. Both models do not support Bluetooth.
VESA type wall mount is implemented in both TVs and has the same parameters 300 x 300.
Users can watch Netflix movies and series on these TVs. It is possible to watch content from Hulu streaming service on these compared models. And of course, you can use HBO on the each of rivals.
Each compared model can be positioned by manufacturers as Smart TV. Thanks to the display, the Local Dimming function is implemented in the 65S405. The compared devices do not have Amazon Alexa. Besides, each manufacturer provides a mobile application to monitor each of rivals TVs.
The TCL 65S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 65S405 price