The 2016 TCL P-Series was a TV that we felt performed much better than its price would indicate. At a time when true HDR TVs were selling for well over $1,000, the $650 TCL made for a massive bargain. A year later, TCL has changed the naming from the P-Series to the 6-Series but also come back with some improvements. They’ve added a 65” screen size, which we tested, and more … [Read more...] about TCL 65R617 Image Quality Review
What is a 3D LUT If you’re looking to get a new or in 2018, you’ve probably seen the announcements or read the specs for them. One feature on them you probably didn’t see, or maybe didn’t know much about, is the presence of a 3D LUT, or Cube LUT (Look-Up Table) with direct access. While many TVs have had 3D LUTs in their video pipeline for a while, the LG models are the … [Read more...] about What is a 3D LUT
As 2014 TVs begin coming out, I’ve been rethinking how I properly attempt to calibrate them. While measuring the grayscale and color gamut are easy, picking the correct gamma is hard to decide. There are many factors that come into play, from the room and environment to the capabilities of the display itself. It makes a large difference in how we see an image as well as you see … [Read more...] about Which Gamma is Correct?
Over on the side of my site, at least if you aren’t using AdBlock, you’ll see a window with a list of the reference materials that I use for evaluating products. You’ve probably noticed that most reviewers go back to the same music and films, over and over again, when they review things. Why do we pick the titles that we do, and what makes a good piece of reference material? … [Read more...] about Choosing Reference Materials