TCL 55R613 Review and Specs

TCL 55R613 (USA version)

SCORE:
59

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • WIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
  • No
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor

Disclosure: We earn money from the affiliate links to products associated with content in this article.

TCL 55R613 Overview

TCL 55R613 was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1200 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Its powerful IPQ ENGINE picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give TCL 55R613 TV 59 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
63
VIDEO FEATURES
64
AUDIO FEATURES
39
OTHER FEATURES
61
CONNECTIVITY
49
FORMAT SUPPORT
37
OVERALL
59

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of TCL 55R613.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
High Number of Local Dimming Zones ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
Contrast Ratio ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Low Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

VA Panel

TCL 55R613 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for TCL 55R613.

BASICS
BrandTCL
CountryUSA
Series 26
Model55R613
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones96
ColorWIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage67%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage90%
Brightness600 nits
Peak Brightness1200 nits
Contrast Ratio6000โˆถ1
Minimum Response Time6 ms
Input Lag18 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic RangeHDR PRO GAMMA
AMD Freesyncโ„ขNo
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating8W + 8W
Dolby Digital PlusYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
BluetoothNo
ChromecastNo
Google HomeNo
Virtual AssistantNo
Works with AlexaNo
HDMI Inputs3
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) InputsNo
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsYes
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
OTHER
CPU Cores2
GPU Cores2
Operating SystemRoku
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Mobile AppYes
TeletextNo
Closed CaptionsYes
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile AppYes
VIDEO FORMATS
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)Yes
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265No
MKVYes
M2TSNo
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeNo
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1No
VP7No
VP8No
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPYes
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPONo
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)135 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 28.1" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 30.6" x 10.7"
Stand Size47.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)55.1" x 34.4" x 6.6"
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6 x 16
Weight Without Stand37.1 lbs
Weight With Stand38.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)52.7 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteVoice Enabled Remote Control RC580
WARRANTY
Warranty1 year limited warranty

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2018 6 series can be considered a 2019 6 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES TCL 55R625 TCL 55R613
Backlight Type QLED LED
More Local Dimming Zones 100 96

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55R625. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit TCL 55R613 vs TCL 55R625 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

ZKelectronics is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, etc) and any other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.