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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Sony X90J typically costs more, but it offers reliable overall performance, excelling in gaming and decent in both bright and dark rooms. It is also known for its quality control and assurance. The TCL QM8 is generally less expensive and provides superior picture quality, especially in bright rooms, which makes it great for watching movies and animations. However, it may not perform as well with sports content. For gaming, it has great features but doesn't outperform the Sony significantly. In summary, if budget is a concern and bright room movie watching is a priority, the TCL QM8 is a strong option. If you need an all-rounder with a stronger reputation for gaming and overall quality, consider the Sony X90J despite its higher price. Both TVs support essential HDR formats but do not support HDR10+. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Sony X90J (LCD)
  • Good for sports
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Best in class for upscaling
  • Best in class motion processing
Advantages of the TCL QM8 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Very good reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.8
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
8.5
7.63/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
7.4/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
LED FALD
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL QM8 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Sony X90J (LCD) has good picture quality.

Sports

7.1
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
6.5
10.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
7.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
10.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
8.6/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Sony X90J (LCD) is good for sports, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.3
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
8.9
7.0/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
7.4/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
8.6/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
9.0/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.6/10
6.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Sony X90J (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the TCL QM8 (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.9
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
6.8
8.6/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
10.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
The Sony X90J (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

7.6
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
9.9
5.2/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.3/10
8.6/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.9/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
5.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.9/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Sony X90J (LCD) is good.
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Key similarities

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Movies & TV

7.9
XR-65X90J
65QM850G
8.3
7.63/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
6.4/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
8.5/10
10.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL QM8 (LCD) to be very good for movies & TV, while the Sony X90J (LCD) is good.

Gaming

8.2
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65QM850G
8.3
8.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.1/10
7.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
10.0/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
80.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
90.0/100
8.2/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Sony X90J (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

Cost

$998
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65QM850G
$998
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The Sony X90J (LCD) has a price of $998 and the TCL QM8 (LCD) costs $998.

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How the Sony X90J (LCD) and the TCL QM8 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Sony X90J (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)
Sony X90J (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$998
$998
Brand
SonyTCL
Release Date
April 3, 2021May 1, 2023
Full name
XR-65X90J65QM850G
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVGoogle TV
Sound Quality Score
7.3/107/10
NextGen Ready
YesNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.8/108.6/10
Bright Room Score
7.7/109.9/10
Gaming Score
8.2/108.4/10
Movies & TV Score
7.9/108.3/10
Sports Score
7.1/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 57.2" x 2.8"32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.6" x 57.2"34.1" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
50.5 lbs50.1 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300300 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.6/108/10
Local Dimming
8/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.1
Speaker Power
20 W40 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass onlyYes, Bypass only

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About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

About TCL

TCL, the highly recognizable TV brand from China, has firmly established itself as the second-largest manufacturer in terms of sales volume. Renowned for striking an impressive balance between affordability, picture quality, and design, TCL TVs deliver a compelling overall package. While they have traditionally excelled in the low-end and midrange TV segments, TCL has recently made remarkable strides in the realm of high-end televisions, introducing impressive models that rival top competitors. Most TCL TVs use Roku software which is very user friendly and easy to use, but they have a few other models that use Google TV which has the largest app selection, but is not as user friendly as Roku.

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