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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL Q6 is a budget-friendly option with overall good picture quality that performs better in bright rooms. It's suitable for various types of content including movies, sports, and gaming, and offers commendable black uniformity and SDR brightness which is important for viewing in a well-lit room. However, it has a lower dark room performance due to its limited contrast and local dimming capability, which might not be ideal for those who often watch TV in dark environments. On the other hand, the TCL R745 is more costly and offers advanced gaming features with a higher gaming score and a 120Hz screen, making it a strong candidate for avid gamers. It also has greater sound output power, beneficial if you rely on the TV's built-in speakers. Despite its higher price, the R745 has lower scores in picture quality in both dark and bright environments, compared to the Q6, which could be a downside if you prioritize picture quality over gaming features. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL Q6 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
Advantages of the TCL R745 (LCD)
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for upscaling
  • Good reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.9
65Q650G
85R745
5.6
5.64/10
CONTRAST
4.97/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL Q6 (LCD) has only fair picture quality, while the TCL R745 (LCD) has poor picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.9
65Q650G
85R745
5.2
5.64/10
CONTRAST
4.97/10
9.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
5.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL Q6 (LCD) and TCL R745 (LCD) are both poor for movies & TV, though the TCL Q6 (LCD) is somewhat better.

Gaming

5.8
65Q650G
85R745
7.4
6.4/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.1/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
19.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
8.1/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.7/10
The TCL R745 (LCD) is good for gaming, while the TCL Q6 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.6
65Q650G
85R745
5.9
7.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
6.5/10
7.5/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.8/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
6.2/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.0/10
The TCL Q6 (LCD) is only fair for cartoons & animation, while the TCL R745 (LCD) is poor.

Bright Room

7.2
65Q650G
85R745
5.8
5.4/10
VIEWING ANGLE
6.8/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
7.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.5/10
5.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
7.8/10
The TCL Q6 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the TCL R745 (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$478
65Q650G
85R745
$1,700
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The TCL Q6 (LCD) has a price of $478 and the TCL R745 (LCD) costs $1,700.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.2
65Q650G
85R745
6.4
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R745 (LCD) and TCL Q6 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.2
65Q650G
85R745
6.1
8.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.3/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
The TCL Q6 (LCD) and TCL R745 (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the TCL Q6 (LCD) and the TCL R745 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL R745 (LCD)
TCL Q6 (LCD)TCL R745 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$478
$1,700
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023April 1, 2021
Full name
65Q650G85R745
Screen Size
65"85"
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
7/105.7/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/105.8/10
Gaming Score
5.9/107.4/10
Movies & TV Score
6/105.3/10
Sports Score
6.3/106.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"42.8" x 75.6" x 3.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"46.7" x 75.6"
Weight without Stand
33.7 lbs110.7 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300600 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit11 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/105/10
Local Dimming
3.5/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.1
Speaker Power
20 W50 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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