TCL 6-Series 2020 Roku TV review: Improved picture, incredible value

The new TCL 6-Series Roku TV has big shoes to fill. For two years running it’s been my favorite TV for everyday buyers, with excellent image quality, class-leading smarts and an affordable price. The 2020 version adds a new backlight system powered by mini-LED, improved gaming features and a 75-inch size, yet keeps the cost affordable. The result is the best picture quality for the money I’ve tested this year.

Like

  • Excellent overall image quality
  • Superior brightness for the price
  • Great game mode performance
  • Roku smart TV is simple, capable

Don’t Like

  • Some issues with low-light dimming
  • No HBO Max or Apple AirPlay

Those mini-LEDs maximize brightness, leading to better images in bright rooms and with HDR. Local dimming, meanwhile, manages to keep black levels dark and overall contrast superb — although it’s not perfect. And gamers will appreciate the new THX Certified game mode, which serves up fast response time with minimal lag and excellent image quality.


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The IRS will send stimulus checks out by priority groups: Find out which you may be in

How soon could your second stimulus check come? We lay out some possible dates, from when the bill is passed to when your money could actually arrive.


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Even as the Nov. 3 election fast approaches, a second stimulus check is still a possibility this year if negotiators can agree to pass new coronavirus relief legislation

How fast could you get paid if you qualifyThe first round of stimulus checks went out to some recipients days, weeks and even months before others. Looking at that first payment for clues, we can outline which groups might receive priority in terms of when the IRS could send out a second stimulus check — and which might get paid last. 

For a broader view, make sure you are aware of the most important stimulus payment topics to know. This story updates frequently.

Stimulus check: A timetable for the first group of payments

When and if another stimulus check gets the green light, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said it would take about a week to mobilize the first payments. “I can get out 50 million payments really quickly. A lot of it

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