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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're on a tight budget and mainly watch movies or play games in a dark room, the TCL S450R would save you money while offering fair picture quality and excellent black uniformity. However, if improved picture quality, especially in brighter rooms, and better gaming features like a higher refresh rate are priorities for you, and you don't mind spending more, the TCL Q7 would be worth the extra cost. The Q7 also has a higher SDR brightness, making it more suited for well-lit rooms. For a more immersive sports watching or gaming experience with clearer motion and crisper upscaling, the Q7 is the better option. Keep in mind though, the Q7 does not excel in upscaling lower resolution content and wider viewing angles. If you often watch content with large groups spread out across the room, the S450R might be more fitting despite its limitations. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450R (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the TCL Q7 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for cartoons & animation
  • Good for use as monitor

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.5
50S450R
55Q750G
7.8
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.5/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL Q7 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL S450R (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
50S450R
55Q750G
7.7
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
8.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL Q7 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL S450R (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

5.7
50S450R
55Q750G
8.2
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.3/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
90.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.2/10
The TCL Q7 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the TCL S450R (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.0
50S450R
55Q750G
7.8
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.6/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.5/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
6.5/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
The TCL Q7 (LCD) is good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450R (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

6.0
50S450R
55Q750G
7.6
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.6/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
5.9/10
The TCL Q7 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the TCL S450R (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$299
50S450R
55Q750G
$598
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The TCL S450R (LCD) has a price of $299 and the TCL Q7 (LCD) costs $598.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.1
50S450R
55Q750G
6.4
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.3/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL Q7 (LCD) and TCL S450R (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
50S450R
55Q750G
6.3
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
The TCL S450R (LCD) and TCL Q7 (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the TCL S450R (LCD) and the TCL Q7 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S450R (LCD)TCL Q7 (LCD)
TCL S450R (LCD)TCL Q7 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$299
$598
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
August 1, 2023May 4, 2023
Full name
50S450R55Q750G
Screen Size
50"55"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVGoogle TV
Sound Quality Score
6/106.9/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/107.8/10
Bright Room Score
6/107.7/10
Gaming Score
5.7/108.3/10
Movies & TV Score
6/107.8/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.4" x 43.8" x 3.2"28" x 48.2" x 2.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
27.1" x 43.8"30.2" x 48.2"
Weight without Stand
18.3 lbs28.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200400 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/107.9/10
Local Dimming
3/106.8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W30 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoYes, Bypass only

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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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