TCL said Monday that its 2022 85-inch edition 6-Series (R655) 4K Roku TV with Mini LED backlight and Quantum Dot color enhancement is available at retail now.

The very big screen TCL 85-inch 6 Series model (85R655) rings in at an aggressive $1999.99 suggested retail price. It can be found for less now on Best

The company said this is both the largest Mini-LED TV model it has introduced as well as the largest TCL 6-Series television ever offered.

TCL’s R655 series builds in support for the highly popular Roku TV OS streaming platform, bringing simple intuitive content navigation with built-in voice control, and expansive library of the most popular and even unusual streaming entertainment apps, and a clean and customizable user interface that is frequently updated with new features and capabilities long after purchase.

Roku TVs also include the popular Roku Channel filled with free ad-supported movies and TV programs as well as and ever-expanding library of Roku original movies and programs, like the recently added Rich Eisen daily sports talk program and Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Key features of the Roku TV set include QLED quantum wide color gamut enhancement film in the LCD panel stack; an “HDR Pro Pack” with HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision IQ high dynamic range profile support and cinematic gaming-optimized picture performance.

The set includes thousands of micro-meter class Mini-LED backlights across 448 “Contrast Control” dimming zones for very high contrast performance and high peak brightness. This TCL also includes its AiPQ Engine technology with machine-learning algorithms to intelligently enhance color, contrast, and clarity.

The company said that from a seating distance of about six feet, the TV “can deliver the same 60-degree field of view that is available from watching the gigantic 100-foot-wide screen from the middle row, center seats at the legendary TCL Chinese Theater in the heart of Hollywood.”

“By creating truly immersive entertainment experiences in the home and delivering unmatched value for consumers seeking premium picture quality with endless streaming content, TCL has maintained its position as one of the top two TV brands in the U.S. As a vertically integrated company, TCL has advantages in the large screen space and we are excited to be able to introduce the largest mini-LED TV within this critically acclaimed series,” stated Chris Hamdorf, TCL senior VP. “Sales of big-screen TVs have grown significantly and as many more choose to invest in their home theaters, TCL is especially motivated to produce bigger screens that exceed the standards of larger-than-life entertainment. TCL’s 85-inch 6-Series represents this next stage in the TV industry – large-size, powerful televisions that deliver premier movie-going and game-playing experiences at an affordable price. We will continue to make the largest television screens with best-in-class imaging technology more accessible than ever.”

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The television’s quantum dot-based color enhancement with high color volume reproduction “will deliver deeply saturated reds, stunning greens and spectacular blues without the limitations of lower color volume or shorter life found in other color technologies,” the company said.

The inclusion of Dolby Vision IQ high dynamic range means the TV’s Auto Brightness ambient light sensor will be able to dial in picture brightness and enhance viewing based on environmental light conditions.

Dolby also contributes decoding for its immersive Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound technology.

The AiPQ Engine image processing technology uses machine-learning to intelligently engage three core picture quality algorithms—Smart HDR for vibrant color, Smart 4K Upscaling for sharp clarity, and Smart Contrast for dramatic depth.

The 85-inch TCL 6-Series cabinet design features a brushed metal appearance with versatile and configurable amenities supporting easy home theater installation with 2-position configurable legs allowing for placement on both longer and shorter TV furniture stands. The design also includes easy cable management in the legs, to keep connecting cables out of of sight.

For gamers in need of a massive screen to gain a competitive edge, TCL adds advanced HDMI 2.1 inputs that support ultra-low input latency for fast competitive action playing advanced 4K games on the latest consoles and PC gaming cards. TCL further supports games with its Game Studio Pro feature package which builds on Auto Game Mode for automatic and super-responsive gaming, Variable Refresh Rate up to 120Hz frame rates and AMD FreeSync Premium for optimal big-screen gaming performance.

Supported video codecs in the latest 6-series models includes: H.264, H.265, MPEG2/4, VC1, VP8, VP9 and AV1.

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By Greg Tarr

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