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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're on a tight budget and mostly watch news, sports, or use the TV in bright rooms, the TCL Q6 could suit your needs and save money, but it's not the best for dark room viewing. In contrast, the TCL QM8, while more expensive, offers significantly better overall picture quality, gaming experience, and performs well in both bright and dark rooms. If your viewing experience is a priority and budget is less restrictive, the QM8 is likely the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL Q6 (LCD)
  • The TCL Q6 (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL QM8 (LCD).
Advantages of the TCL QM8 (LCD)
  • Best in class for bright room
  • Very good for dark room
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for movies & TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation
  • Good for use as monitor
  • Very good reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.9
65Q650G
65QM850G
8.5
5.64/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL QM8 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.9
65Q650G
65QM850G
8.3
5.64/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
9.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
8.5/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for movies & TV, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is poor.

Gaming

5.8
65Q650G
65QM850G
8.3
6.4/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.1/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
19.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
90.0/100
8.1/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.6
65Q650G
65QM850G
8.9
7.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
5.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.6/10
6.2/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.2
65Q650G
65QM850G
6.8
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and TCL Q6 (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV, though the TCL QM8 (LCD) is somewhat better.

Bright Room

7.2
65Q650G
65QM850G
9.9
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.3/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.6/10
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 TCL Q6 (LCD) is good.

Cost

$478
65Q650G
65QM850G
$998
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The TCL Q6 (LCD) has a price of $478 and the TCL QM8 (LCD) costs $998.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.2
65Q650G
65QM850G
6.5
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and TCL Q6 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL Q6 (LCD) and the TCL QM8 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)
TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$478
$998
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Full name
65Q650G65QM850G
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVGoogle TV
Sound Quality Score
6.4/107/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7/108.6/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/109.9/10
Gaming Score
5.9/108.4/10
Movies & TV Score
6/108.3/10
Sports Score
6.3/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"34.1" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
33.7 lbs50.1 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300300 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/108/10
Local Dimming
3.5/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.1
Speaker Power
20 W40 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoYes, Bypass only

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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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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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