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Black Friday TV price drop: 65-inch TCL 6-Series down to $898

CNET's favorite TV for the money is seeing discounts in other sizes as well. The 55-inch model is down to $700, while the 75-inch version is available for $1,300.

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The leaves are falling and so are the prices on some of our favorite TVs. The TCL 6-Series Roku TV -- ranked as the best TV for the money overall -- has dropped back down to the best pricing of the year. The 65-inch size has the biggest price reduction right now, but the other two sizes are also on sale.

The TCL 6-Series features excellent picture quality thanks to mini-LED technology and full-array local dimming. Gamers will appreciate the THX mode that combines high contrast with low input lag for smooth gameplay. Though this TV technically debuted in 2020, the 6-Series is still considered a current model for 2021. 

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This TCL also comes with Roku, CNET's favorite TV operating system. One of the main reasons we like Roku is because it features a content-agnostic platform that doesn't push any one media streaming service provider, like Amazon Prime Video or Apple, over another. It also offers the most streaming app options, the simplest streaming platform interface and the best search. Note that TCL also released a version of the 6-Series with Google TV.

Read more: TCL 4-Series (2021) Roku TV review

The TV had some issues with low-light dimming in testing, but overall it combines great picture quality with Roku for a package that offers tremendous value.

The 55-inch version (model 55R635) of the TCL 6-Series is a great choice for those with smaller family rooms, or bigger bedrooms.

Read our TCL 6-Series (2020 Roku TV) review.


Most people with larger family rooms will be happy with the 65-inch (model 65R635) TCL 6-Series.

Read our TCL 6-Series (2020 Roku TV) review.