TCL R655 Review: Best Value High-End TV in 2022


TCL launched 2022 mini LED LCD TV 6 series, TCL R655 TV. According to the official, TCL R655 TV has 360 miniLED dimming zones and 144Hz refresh rate, so what exactly are the features of this TV? This article will show the TCL R655 TV specifications and reviews to make a reference for buying a TV.

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TCL R655 TV Specs and Review​

Model NameTCL R655 mini LED TV
DescriptionPowerful Performance QLED HDR 4K TV
WiFi802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile AppYes
Control ButtonsOne button
Multilingual On-Screen-DisplayEnglish, Spanish, French
Closed CaptionYes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)Yes
Sleep TimerYes
Easy Voice ControlWorks with Siri, Alexa, and Hey Google
Live TV Pause from antenna (up to 30 minutes)Yes
Audio Power (Watts)2* (10 + 10)
Audio PassthroughDolby Atmos / Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby ProcessingDolby Atmos / Dolby Digital Plus
Smart PlatformSignal Format Compatibility
RokuATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM
Panel Refresh120 Hz
Panel Resolution3840 x 2160
Display Colors1.07 billion
High Dynamic Range FormatDolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)VRR/144Hz (Variable refresh rate from 48Hz to 144Hz)
Auto Game ModeYes
Connections - Inputs/Outputs
AV InputComposite Video + L&R Audio In (Mini 3.5mm connector)
Audio Output (3.5mm)Yes
RF Input (NTSC, ATSC)1
USB1 USB 2.0
HDMI4 HDMI (2 Ports up to 4K @ 144Hz, 2 Ports up to 4K @ 60Hz, 1 Port with eARC)
SPDIF Digital Audio Optical1
YPbPr (Component Video) InputNo

TCL R655 TV Review Appearance​

The TCL R655 is designed with a brushed metal exterior, which is very much in line with the technology gamers expect from a TV. It comes with various features and is highly configurable to work well with other home theater equipment and gaming devices. In addition, its base can be selected in two heights so you can use it with bar speakers and hide the wires perfectly, and its bezel-less panoramic glass design makes the appearance very stylish.

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TCL R655 TV Review Display​

The TCL R655 TV features advanced mini LED display technology, which offers a surprising contrast ratio, HDR and Dolby Vision in its price range. The variable refresh rate from 48Hz to 144Hz makes TCL R655 TV smoother in dynamic pictures. TCL R655 TV enhances the user's viewing experience by powering up to 360 contrast control areas with mini LED backlighting to optimize the image in each area. Moreover, its high dynamic range standard and resolution improve the clarity of the TV.

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TCL R655 TV Review Game Performance​

The TCL R655 TV has many features that contribute to an increased gaming experience. It has a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, allowing the picture to run smoothly. Two HDMI 2.1 ports speed up the transmission speed and reduce game lag. In addition, users can get a complete set of features including Game Studio Pro, a variable refresh rate of up to 144Hz, and AMD FreeSync, a full suite of features including FreeSync, to gain a competitive edge for optimal big-screen gaming performance.


TCL R655 TV Review Ports​

TCL R655 TV has a very rich interface in terms of connectivity, including two USB2.0, four HDMI ports, two of which support 144Hz and one HDMI supporting eARC, as well as AV ports and other interfaces. You can connect it with home theater devices such as bar speakers, phones, and projectors for better home entertainment.

TCL R655 TV Review Roku TV Features​

The TCL R655 is equipped with the Roku TV system, which supports access to big nightly rates, live streaming and pay TV. The TV's home screen is simple and supports custom settings. Users can also use the voice control feature to control the TV more flexibly. In addition, users can add, browse or add new channels via the free Roku mobile app for iOs and Android smartphones or tablets, and learn how to Download Apps on Roku TV to get more detailed guides.

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TCL R655 TV Review Summary​

The TCL R655 TV is one of the premium TV models for 2022, and it comes with many of the most advanced features of today, such as HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and 144Hz support, but it costs less than $700, which is undoubtedly the best-value high-end TV in 2022.


TCL is expanding its 6 Series lineup with a new, larger 85-inch LCD model featuring 448 miniLED dimming zones, 4K resolution and Roku OS.