TCL 55R617 vs Samsung 50NU7100

TCL 55R617 vs Samsung 50NU7100 comparison chart

TCL 55R617 vs Samsung 50NU7100

The TCL 55R617 vs Samsung 50NU7100 can deliver deeper blacks with its local dimming support, and this is great for watching movies in a dark room. The TCL R617 also has a faster response time and thus a smaller blur trail, and better HDR performance with highlights that pop.

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Picture

What everyone wants to know - for the price of TCL 55R617, I don’t think you can beat the picture. The blacks are dark and the whites bright. The presets for different picture modes is pretty good in both models and you can switch easily depending on what you watch. I find myself sticking to “Dynamic” mode the most. Samsung 50NU7100 vs TCL 55R617 has little to no glare on the screen, and I have the TV placed right next to a wall of windows with the blinds open 90% of the time.

Features and Performances

Of course, the best thing about this Samsung 50NU7100 is how it performs! It supports both Dolby Vision and generic HDR movies and TV shows and it looks amazing. Color and contrast are stunning. The TV is truly all metal save for a small part on the lower back of the television that houses most of the components. Versus this TV TCL 55R617 supports Dolby Atmos sound via HDMI ARC when using compatible streaming apps. On the whole, the new TCL 6-Series produces remarkably impressive picture quality.

Build Quality and Design

I really like the new "brushed metal" finish of this 2018 models. It just feels like a more premium product and looks much nicer in my living room. I really don't care about the voice recognition on the remote, but it seems to work well and I'm glad I have the option. If you are too, so you will be glad to hear that TCL decreased the bezel size in this years model 55R617. If to compare design, the legs of Samsung are made of some sort of ABS plastic, metal would have been preferred, but they have a nice to finish to them.

TCL 55R617 Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • When you aren't glaring at the bad panel and there are lots of colors on the screen, it is absolutely gorgeous.
  • The TV supports 2560x1440 at 60Hz for exclusive fullscreen.

CONS:

  • The volume buttons on the side of the remote seem like a very bad design.

Samsung 50NU7100 Pros & Cons

PROS:

  • The clarity and resolution of the display.
  • The clarity of voices is exceptional, especially helpful for 'older ears'.

CONS:

  • Auto Volume on or off made no difference except that the LOW and NORMAL sound levels were 'less obvious'.

Samsung 50NU7100

Samsung 50NU7100 review

Dec 24, 2018

This Samsung 50NU7100 review should help people understand if this model is right what you need. This TV is from the NU7100 series, which also includes other high-performance models. This is a mid-pr...

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Common

Product

TCL 55R617
Samsung 50NU7100

Model

55R617
50NU7100

Brand

TCL
Samsung

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

788
780

General

Series

R6
NU7100

Screen sizes in series

55, 65
40, 43, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75

Display

Screen size, inch

55
50

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

VA
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

120.96/47.62
109.55/43.13

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
61.62/24.26

Display area, %

93.61
92.28

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

123.19/48.5
112.52/44.29

Height, cm/in

71.37/28.09
65.02/25.6

Depth, cm/in

7.37/2.9
6.1/2.4

Weight, kg/lbs

16.8/37.04
13.6/29.98

Width with stand, cm/in

123.19/48.5
112.52/44.29

Height with stand, cm/in

78.49/30.9
72.9/28.7

Depth with stand, cm/in

27.18/10.7
26.16/10.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

17.3/38.14
13.9/30.64

Connections

HDMI

3
3

USB

1
2

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu
Vudu, GooglePlay

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion
Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.028/0.011

Pixel density, ppi

80
89

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Tizen 4.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

60
60

Maximum power consumption, W

230
135

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

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  • 20.2TCL 55R617
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