I had a chance to test Hisense 65H9D vs TCL 65R617 — two TVs, produced by two quite well-known brands, and offered for around $1000. Both of these models support 4K/UHD and full HD.
The TCL 65R617 was released in 2018 as a part of R6 series which also includes the TVs of different sizes that have some identical features like, for example, Dolby Vision HDR which provides superior contrast and more accurate colors.
The Hisense model (H9 series), being released in 2017, features premium ULED technology — it produces smooth, colorful images.
If you compare the picture reproduction of these TVs you will notice that they are able to give quite intensive, life-like colors. So, they both can work as a decent basis of a home theater. The Hisense 65H9D is especially remarkable for a wide color gamut and smooth fast-moving actions, provided by the Motion Rate 120 technology. In the same time, the TCL 65R617 impresses with much more intensive black color (thanks to the LED backlighting with contrast control zones).
Comparing TCL 65R617 vs Hisense 65H9D, I was disappointed to discover that none of these TVs have the 3D video technology. Anyway, all the rest features weren’t disappointing. The TVs give the large choice of connectivity options. Both of the models can offer wired & wireless types of connection: HDMI, USB, composite input, optical audio output, ethernet, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
I was also surprised by the Hisense integrated dynamics — it’s a pair of powerful, 30W stereo speakers (versus very weak 16W speakers of the TCL model). They may even work as a pair of main dynamics in your home theater, if you’re not to hypercritical towards sound quality, of course.
The TVs have the same screen size (65 in), and both stay on four legs. The model from Hisense has a stylish metal frame around the display, while the one from TCL has standard black borders. In general, the present TVs look very slim and quite minimalist.
The TCL 65R617 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 65R617 price