TCL Q6 (LCD)

TCL Q6 (65" LCD)

TCL Q6 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Bright Room:
4.1
PICTURE QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.9/10
GAMING: Poor5.8/10
SPORTS: Fair6.2/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Fair6.6/10
NEWS & TALK: Fair6.2/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.2/10

The TCL Q6 is a fair choice if you're looking for a TV at a lower midrange price. Its strengths lie in good performance in bright rooms and very good SDR brightness, which makes it suitable for daytime viewing. However, it has weaknesses in gaming, with poor response times and input lag that may affect gameplay. Additionally, it has poor performance as a computer monitor. The TV supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, which are important for watching high-quality video content, but it lacks great speakers and therefore may not deliver the best audio experience without an external sound system. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good bright room performance
  • Very good SDR brightness
  • Supports various HDR formats
  • Low input lag, good for gaming
  • Decent sound quality
Cons
  • Poor contrast
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Mediocre motion processing
  • Poor upscaling

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
4.1
PerfectRec’s bright room score is a proprietary score of a television's performance in a bright environment, taking into account the following factors: screen brightness, reflections, and color volume. A higher score indicates better TV performance in bright conditions, minimizing glare and producing a more pleasant viewing experience. Brightness is crucial in how well the image displays in direct sunlight, and low reflections reduce glare. Color volume contributes to color vibrancy and depth, which are vital in a bright environment.
Overall Picture:
4.0
The TCL Q6 (LCD) exhibits fair picture quality due to its high contrast and excellent black uniformity, which are fundamental for deep blacks and sharp picture contrast, yet it's hindered by poor performance in local dimming and colors out of the box, leading to less impactful HDR content and a necessity for color calibration. Additionally, while the color gamut is good, providing a wide spectrum of colors, limited viewing angles and gray uniformity may detract from the viewing experience when not positioned directly in front of the screen.
Cartoons & Animaton:
3.6
The TCL Q6 is considered fair for watching cartoons and animation because it displays colors poorly right out of the box, which is very important for the vibrant and varied hues typically used in animated content. However, its color gamut is good, indicating it can display a decent range of colors after proper calibration, important for accurately rendering the wide spectrum found in cartoons.
Sports:
3.3
The TCL Q6 is considered fair for watching sports due to its poor motion processing, which may result in blur during fast-moving scenes, and poor handling of reflections, which can be distracting in bright environments. Gray uniformity is somewhat important, but not as critical as motion processing and reflection handling for sports watching.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
3.2
The TCL Q6 is adequate for watching news and TV programs due to its very good upscaling, which ensures that lower-resolution content appears clear on the display. However, its performance is limited by poor color calibration out of the box, meaning that colors may not look as accurate until adjusted.
Movies & TV shows:
3.0
The TCL Q6 is considered poor for watching movies and cinematic TV due to its low performance local dimming feature and subpar viewing angles, which result in less accurate image reproduction, especially in darker scenes where contrast is crucial. Additionally, the TV struggles with black uniformity, meaning that dark areas on the screen can appear uneven and distract from the viewing experience.
Gaming:
3.0
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$498
Brand
TCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023
Full name
65Q650G
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TV
Sound Quality Score
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6.4/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7/10
Bright Room Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.9/10
Movies & TV Score
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6/10
Sports Score
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6.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
33.7 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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5.6/10
Local Dimming
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3.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Michael Gowan | July 2023
"If you’re looking for a good overall viewing experience without spending a lot, the TCL Q6 fits the bill. With its good color reproduction, the image on the screen will do just fine, especially for HDR content."

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