A smart TV like the Hisense r6 and TCL 4 series is the soul of any home entertainment, and if you have family members who are geographically separated, with a smart tv that has the synchronous ability, you can watch the same tv programs though you are miles apart. So, if you have been looking into the best affordable 4K smart TVs on the market, there’s plenty of options and price points to consider.
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After spending some time researching and comparing cheap 4K smart TVs, I know how buying an excellent home entertainment, smart tv is worth some thought.
This is why we took some time to research and compare Hisense r6 vs. TCL 4 series. So you do not have to spend countless of hours combing through specs and feature lists to find your ideal smart tv.
So, between the Hisense r6 and the TCL 4 series, which smart tv is best?
When it comes to comparing the Hisense r6 and the Tcl 4 series, you may be left in a dilemma.
Despite sounding like they are very different, these TVs are actually similar in so many ways and features.
But, which TV between the Hisense r6 and the Tcl 4 series is better than the other?
That is the Subject that will be covered in this article. We will primarily focus on how these TVs can be distinguished from each other based on their specifications.
The Hisense R6 is our top best 4K smart tv over the TCL 4 Series and as we break down features and benefits, you will find out why Hisense R6 is your best budget smart tv for both gaming and watching tv.
We will then look at the features that they have in common, their common strengths as well as their weaknesses.
Also, we will discuss the advantages of having one TV over the other, basing on their capabilities. It is about to get interesting.
Just to highlight a few points before diving into the details, both these TVs have the resolution of 4K Ultra HD and they support HDR.
Also, they can connect to their internet through either wired or a wireless connection. When you connect your TV to the internet, you can stream movies and watch YouTube videos directly on your TV. Isn’t that a cool feature?
To support a wired connection, these TVs have an Ethernet port, in which an Ethernet cable can be placed.
On the other hand, these TVs have pre-installed Wi-Fi functions. With them, you are able to turn on the Wi-Fi on your TV and connect it to your home Wi-Fi.
In this section, we will look at the most basic details. This information is important to know- that’s, of course, why we included it.
|REMARKS||TCL SMART TV||HISENSE SMART TV|
|Country Of Origin||Made in USA||Made In USA|
|Year Of Release||2018||2018|
|Smart Tv Product Series||TCL 4 Series||Hisense R6E|
|Smart TV Screen Size||65 Inches TCL 4 Series||65 Inches Hisense R6E|
|Smart TV Model||TCL 65S421||Hisense 65R6E|
|Type||4K Smart TV||4K Smart TV|
So far we have learned that these TVs are both smart TVs and they were made in the same year, only by different companies.
In this section, we will look at the main display specifications.
|DISPLAY FEATURE||HISENSE DISPLAY FEATURES||TCL DISPLAY FEATURES|
|Resolution||4K UHD Resolution (3840 X 2160)||4K UHD (3840 X 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||Refresh Rate of 60 Hz||Refresh Rate of 60 Hz|
|Actual Diagonal Size||64.5″||64.5″|
|Design of the Screen||Smart Flat Screen||Smart Flat Screen|
|Smart TV Panel Type||VA||VA|
|Panel Bit Depth||8 bits + FRC||8 bits + FRC|
|LED Type||Direct LED||Direct LED|
|Color Depth||1.07 Billion||1.07 Billion|
In the display section, every feature is pretty much the same. The Panel bit Depth stands for the highest number of bits that can produce color.
There are generally three main depths. These are 6 which gives an 18-bit color, 8 which gives a 24-bit color and 10 (or 8 bit +FRC) which gives a maximum of 30-bit color.
Speaking of Frame rate control, it is the method that allows the pixels to show more tones on the screen to improve your viewing experience.
Having said that, we know that this TV can support frame rate control.
|SMART TV VIDEO FEATURE||HISENSE SART TV||TCL SMART TV||REMARKS|
|AMD Freesync||No||No||Hisense and TCL Smart tv have no AMD Freesync|
|HDR10||Yes||Yes||Both smart tv brands have HDR10|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor||No||No||Hisense and TCL TV has no Advanced HDR by Technicolor|
|Dolby Vision||No||No||Hisense and TCL use HDR10 display format which is an open-standard and non-proprietary otherwise Dolby Vision which is proprietary require license and fee from Dolby.|
|Frame Interpolation Technique||Ultra Smooth Motion||Clear Motion|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||120Hz||120Hz|
|Upscaling||4K Upscaler||4K Creative Pro|
In this section, a lot of details are pretty much the same. On top of that, both of these TVs do not have the Auto low Latency Mode like many other modern TVs do.
To those who are great listeners, this is the section that you will most likely be interested in the most.
The Audio in these TVs is actually different. The Hisense is equipped with two 15-watt speakers which bring great sound.
On the other hand, the TCL series has two 8-watt speakers. These speakers give a nice stereo balanced sound.
As we can see, the speakers of the Hisense combined, consume more power while those of the TCL consume less.
While the Hisense speakers consume more power, they produce better sounds than that of the TCL
Audio functions in either both the Hisense or the TCL are not WiSA ready.
Also, if you are into music then you need speakers that will produce quality sound no matter how high the volume can go. Sadly, a lot of modern TV speakers do not have such capabilities as they are only made for movies.
This also applies to both the Hisense and the TCL flat screen.
As such, consider buying separate speakers and attach them to the TV of your choice so you can enjoy your music.
|CONNECTIVITY FEATURE||HISENSE SMART TV||TCL SMART TV|
|WiFi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Wi-Fi Protocol||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 Dual Band|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes||Yes|
|USB Inputs Available||I||1|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output||Yes||Yes|
|RCA Audio Outputs||Yes||Yes|
As a combination to the info provided, these TVs do not have satellite inputs so you cant connect them to your dish or any other satellite connecting devices.
The Hisense and the TCL both run on the same operating system which is Roku TV. As such, if you are familiar with how to get around the system in the TCL, you surely won’t find trouble using the Hisense.
Furthermore, the Hisense and the TCL have parental Control function (the V-chip) and has closed captions.
It’s very important to know the type of formats that your TV can support, especially those that love to download things to view in their smart TV.
So many formats exist out there and we are categorizing them into video, audio and image since that’s what your TV can do.
In our format lists, we are only indicating those formats that are supported by either both of the TVs or at least one of them. Let’s start with Video formats
|SMART TV Video Formats||HISENSE SMART TV||TCL SMART TV||REMARKS|
Format Hisense TCL
All other video formats that have not been included in this list are not supported by both the Hisense and the TCL.
|SMART TV AUDIO FORMAT||HISENSE TV AUDIO FORMAT||TCL TV AUDIO FORMAT|
|SMART TV Image Formats||HISENSE Image Formats||TCL Image Formats|
In this section of the article, we will look at the Pros in both TVs
Firstly, both the Hisense and the TCL have a direct LED, despite that they do not have wide viewing angles.
When a TV has a wide viewing angle, you can still view clear images even though you have seated at any angle to the TV.
Also, these TVs have a great panel bit depth of 8 bits which is accompanied by a Frame rate control.
The Hisense and the TCL also have a color depth of 1.07 billion, allowing you to view colors without any possible limitations.
Another factor enabling image clearance is the HDR10 which is contained in both TVs as well.
What are their Common downfalls?
The TVs do not have HDR10+, Advanced HDR by Technicolor and Dolby Vision.
These factors alone put them in low demand for people really pay attention to the image quality of what they are watching.
Also, they do not have IMAX Enhanced, which is a very important feature for a smart TV to have.
On top of that, they do not have 4K HFR, 2K HFR, AMD Freesync and do not support 3d displaying- as said in the specifications section.
So which one do you choose?
There are a lot of factors that can influence you to choose one TV over the other.
To best help you decide, we will look at the advantages of having one over the other, based on their specifications, features and format supports.
First, let us shine our light upon the Hisense
Advantages of the Hisense over the TCL
Feature/Format Hisense TCL
- Speaker Power Rating 15W X 2 8W X 2
- Flash Video Supported NIL
- Quicktime Yes No
- VC-1 Yes No
- VP9 Yes No
- VOB Yes No
- MIDI Yes No
- RCA Audio Outputs Available NIL
- 3GPP Yes No
As we can see, the Hisense has quite a few features over the TCL. But wait! We are not stopping there. Let us look shine our light on the TCL and see what it has that the Hisense doesn’t.
Advantages of the TCL over the Hisense
Feature/Format Hisense TCL
- DivX No Yes
- MP4 No Yes
- AC3 No Yes
- BMP No Yes
Now that we have looked at the comparison between the two, you can finally decide what you want to go for.