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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL S555 tends to be more expensive, but offers better overall picture quality and is especially good for watching movies and series. It also has superior sound, with great speaker quality. Conversely, the TCL Q6 is more budget-friendly and has very good picture quality for its price, making it a cost-effective choice for general TV viewing. In bright rooms, the TCL S555 performs slightly better, which could be important if you often watch TV during the day in well-lit spaces. For gaming, both TVs are capable, but the S555 has a slight edge in performance. If sound quality is a priority, the S555 has advantages, providing a better audio experience right out of the box. Ultimately, if you're on a budget and looking for good value, the TCL Q6 could be the right choice. However, if you're willing to invest more for improved picture quality, especially for movies and a better sound system, the TCL S555 would be the ideal choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL Q6 (LCD)
  • The TCL Q6 (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL S555 (LCD).
Advantages of the TCL S555 (LCD)
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.9
65Q650G
65S555
7.8
5.64/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S555 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.9
65Q650G
65S555
7.9
5.64/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
9.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is poor.

Gaming

5.8
65Q650G
65S555
6.7
6.4/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
19.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
80.0/100
8.1/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.3/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is only fair for gaming, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.6
65Q650G
65S555
8.4
7.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.4/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
5.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.6/10
6.2/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.2
65Q650G
65S555
7.0
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$498
65Q650G
65S555
$600
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The TCL Q6 (LCD) has a price of $498 and the TCL S555 (LCD) costs $600.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.2
65Q650G
65S555
6.3
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S555 (LCD) and TCL Q6 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Bright Room

7.2
65Q650G
65S555
7.3
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.5/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
7.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
5.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
5.9/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) and TCL Q6 (LCD) are both good for bright room.

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How the TCL Q6 (LCD) and the TCL S555 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)
TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$498
$600
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023September 3, 2022
Full name
65Q650G65S555
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6.4/106.1/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7/107.9/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/107.4/10
Gaming Score
5.9/106.8/10
Movies & TV Score
6/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.3/106.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"32.7" x 56.9" x 3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"35" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
33.7 lbs45.9 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit13 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/109.1/10
Local Dimming
3.5/106.1/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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TCL Q6 (LCD)

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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."

TCL S555 (LCD)

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Caleb Denison | December 2022
"It looks great out of the box and the picture quality it is rock-solid for the price. (...) What really makes this a decent gaming TV, though, is the very low input lag. (...) But if you want to save a little money, the TCL S555 strikes a great balance between cost and performance – the kind of performance that’s impressive enough to deliver some wow to your eyes. (...)"

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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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