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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL QM8 offers a superior picture quality and performs better in bright rooms compared to the Vizio M-Series. It is particularly well-suited for gaming, with high responsiveness and support for advanced gaming features. However, this comes at a typically much higher price than the Vizio. The Vizio M-Series is less expensive and still delivers decent picture quality, along with good performance for cartoons and animation. It has a lower refresh rate and is less bright, making it less ideal for very bright rooms and gaming. If budget is a concern and you mainly watch movies, TV shows, and cartoons, the Vizio might be more appealing. If you're an avid gamer or have a bright watching environment and are willing to invest more, the TCL QM8 would be a better choice. 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
  • Good for use as monitor
  • Very good reflections
Advantages of the Vizio M-Series (LCD)
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV

Key differences

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Picture Quality

8.5
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
7.6
8.00/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL QM8 (LCD) has very good picture quality, while the Vizio M-Series (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.3
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
7.6
8.00/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
8.5/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.7/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
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 Vizio M-Series (LCD) is good.

Gaming

8.3
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
6.4
8.1/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.7/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
90.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
60.0/100
9.3/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.0/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Vizio M-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Cartoons & Animation

8.9
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
8.3
8.1/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
7.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.3/10
7.5/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.8/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Vizio M-Series (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the TCL QM8 (LCD) is somewhat better.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.8
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
7.6
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

9.9
65QM850G
M65Q7-J01
6.6
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.0/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
9.3/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
8.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.6/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) is best in class for bright room, while the Vizio M-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$900
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M65Q7-J01
$750
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

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The TCL QM8 (LCD) has a price of $900 and the Vizio M-Series (LCD) costs $750.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.5
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M65Q7-J01
6.2
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.8/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
10.0/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Vizio M-Series (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL QM8 (LCD) and the Vizio M-Series (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL QM8 (LCD)Vizio M-Series (LCD)
TCL QM8 (LCD)Vizio M-Series (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$900
$750
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
May 1, 2023July 4, 2021
Full name
65QM850GM65Q7-J01
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
7/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.6/107.6/10
Bright Room Score
9.9/106.7/10
Gaming Score
8.4/106.5/10
Movies & TV Score
8.3/107.6/10
Sports Score
6.6/106.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"32.9" x 57" x 3.4"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.1" x 56.9"34.1" x 57"
Weight without Stand
50.1 lbs51.1 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 400400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
8/107.9/10
Local Dimming
8/105.7/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.12.0
Speaker Power
40 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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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.

About Vizio

Vizio is an American company. While they initially gained recognition for offering budget-friendly TVs, they have successfully expanded their product lineup to include high-end options as well. They manufacture TVs primarily in Mexico, China, and Vietnam. Similar to many Korean TV brands, Vizio developed its own smart TV software called SmartCast. In the past, SmartCast was not the best smart TV software, but it has evolved so that it is now good for using your TV and connecting to streaming services.

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