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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize overall picture quality and gaming performance and are willing to pay more, the TCL QM8 is a solid choice. It performs better in bright rooms and offers superior contrast and color performance, which is great for movies and gaming. On the other hand, the TCL S546 is more budget-friendly and still delivers decent performance for various content including movies and TV. However, its picture quality is not as strong as the QM8, and it's less suited for bright rooms and gaming. It also has lower speaker power. Both models support similar HDR formats and use VA type panels known for good contrast. Give Feedback

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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
Advantages of the TCL S546 (LCD)
  • The TCL S546 (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL QM8 (LCD).

Key differences

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Picture Quality

8.5
65QM850G
65S546
7.4
8.00/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.0/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL QM8 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the TCL S546 (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.3
65QM850G
65S546
7.0
8.00/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
8.5/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.8/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
5.9/10
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 S546 (LCD) is good.

Gaming

8.3
65QM850G
65S546
6.6
8.1/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.6/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
90.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
60.0/100
9.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.9/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.9
65QM850G
65S546
6.6
8.1/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.8/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.0/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.2/10
7.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
4.4/10
7.5/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

9.9
65QM850G
65S546
7.2
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.3/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.2/10
9.3/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.8/10
8.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.0/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is good.

Cost

$1,098
65QM850G
65S546
$398
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The TCL QM8 (LCD) has a price of $1,098 and the TCL S546 (LCD) costs $398.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.5
65QM850G
65S546
6.3
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.0/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
5.9/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.2/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and TCL S546 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.8
65QM850G
65S546
6.4
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.2/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
5.9/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and TCL S546 (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the TCL QM8 (LCD) and the TCL S546 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL QM8 (LCD)TCL S546 (LCD)
TCL QM8 (LCD)TCL S546 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,098
$398
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
May 1, 2023August 3, 2021
Full name
65QM850G65S546
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
7/105.9/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
43
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.6/107.4/10
Bright Room Score
9.9/107.2/10
Gaming Score
8.4/106.7/10
Movies & TV Score
8.3/107/10
Sports Score
6.6/106.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"32.9" x 56.9" x 3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.1" x 56.9"34.8" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
50.1 lbs47.4 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 400300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
8/108.2/10
Local Dimming
8/105.7/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.12.0
Speaker Power
40 W16 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyNo

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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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