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Updated April 10, 2024·

If good black levels and contrast are important for watching movies or viewing content in a dark room, the TCL S450R is the better choice since it has excellent black uniformity. However, it struggles with local dimming and HDR brightness, so HDR content won't pop as much. For well-lit rooms, its fair bright room score suggests that it will perform adequately, but not outstandingly. The Toshiba C350LU, on the other hand, has a good viewing angle, which might make it a better option for rooms where people are seated in different positions relative to the TV. The C350LU also supports multiple HDR formats including Dolby Vision, which could enhance the HDR viewing experience if you have content that takes advantage of it. Keep in mind, both TVs are budget-friendly but have differences that could affect your viewing experience depending on what content you prioritize. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450R (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the Toshiba C350LU (LCD)
  • Good viewing angle

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.5
50S450R
50C350LU
5.5
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
3.711538462/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.4/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
IPS
The TCL S450R (LCD) has only fair picture quality, while the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) has poor picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
50S450R
50C350LU
5.2
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
3.711538462/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
5.3/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.3/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S450R (LCD) is only fair for movies & TV, while the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) is poor.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
50S450R
50C350LU
5.7
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.3/10
The TCL S450R (LCD) is only fair for news, talk, & other TV, while the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$270
50S450R
50C350LU
$240
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The TCL S450R (LCD) has a price of $270 and the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) costs $240.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.1
50S450R
50C350LU
6.2
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.5/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.3/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.7/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Toshiba C350LU (LCD) and TCL S450R (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

5.7
50S450R
50C350LU
5.7
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.2/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.5/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
5.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.1/10
The TCL S450R (LCD) and Toshiba C350LU (LCD) are both poor for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

6.0
50S450R
50C350LU
5.9
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.4/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.7/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
10.0/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S450R (LCD) to be only fair for cartoons & animation, while the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) is poor.

Bright Room

6.0
50S450R
50C350LU
5.9
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
7.9/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.7/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.2/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
5.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S450R (LCD) to be only fair for bright room, while the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) is poor.

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How the TCL S450R (LCD) and the Toshiba C350LU (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S450R (LCD)Toshiba C350LU (LCD)
TCL S450R (LCD)Toshiba C350LU (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$270
$240
Brand
TCLToshiba
Release Date
August 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Full name
50S450R50C350LU
Screen Size
50"50"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVFire OS
Sound Quality Score
6/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/105.6/10
Bright Room Score
6/105.9/10
Gaming Score
5.7/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
6/105.2/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.4" x 43.8" x 3.2"25.4" x 44" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
27.1" x 43.8"28" x 44"
Weight without Stand
18.3 lbs21.6 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/103.7/10
Local Dimming
3/103/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W16 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, 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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