TCL S450F (LCD)

TCL S450F (65" LCD)

TCL S450F (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Overall Picture:
3.6
PICTURE QUALITY: Fair6.5/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.0/10
GAMING: Poor5.7/10
SPORTS: Fair6.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Fair6.0/10
NEWS & TALK: Fair6.4/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Fair6.0/10








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Attractive price
Cons
  • Only fair picture quality
  • Only fair for movies & TV
  • Poor for gaming
  • Only fair for sports

Ratings by Category

Overall Picture:
3.6
The TCL S450F exhibits fair picture quality primarily due to its adequate contrast and black uniformity which are crucial for deep blacks and overall image depth, but its poor local dimming and HDR brightness undermine its ability to display HDR content vibrantly. Additionally, while its out-of-the-box color accuracy and color gamut are average, contributing to a decent color depiction, the restricted color volume limits the range of shades it can display, affecting the richness of the image.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
3.5
The TCL S450F's upscaling and SDR brightness are rated fair, ensuring that lower resolution content like regular TV broadcasts is displayed decently and visibly in normal lighting conditions. However, its fair color performance out of the box and poor color gamut, along with the very limited effectiveness of its local dimming (indicated by a low score), means that the colors shown might not be as accurate or vibrant, potentially making images look less realistic.
Sports:
3.2
The TCL S450F is fair in response time, meaning it displays fast-moving sports reasonably well, but it could be clearer during very fast scenes. With limited viewing angles and only a fair score in reflections handling, its picture quality diminishes from the side, and it struggles with room glare, making it less ideal for group viewings in bright rooms.
Cartoons & Animaton:
3.1
The TCL S450F has fair performance for cartoons and animation due to its decent color accuracy straight out of the box. However, it has a poor color gamut which means that it might not display the wide range of colors often used in animated content effectively.
Movies & TV shows:
3.0
The TCL S450F has a good contrast ratio which is essential for deep blacks, but it's hindered by poor local dimming which means the TV may not display dark scenes well. Although it offers excellent black uniformity, this could be overshadowed by the fair color accuracy out of the box, requiring potentially additional calibration for the best experience.
Bright Room:
3.0
PerfectRec’s bright room score is a proprietary score of a television's performance in a bright environment, taking into account the following factors: screen brightness, reflections, and color volume. A higher score indicates better TV performance in bright conditions, minimizing glare and producing a more pleasant viewing experience. Brightness is crucial in how well the image displays in direct sunlight, and low reflections reduce glare. Color volume contributes to color vibrancy and depth, which are vital in a bright environment.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$400
Brand
TCL
Year Released
2023
Full name
65S450F
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Fire OS
Sound Quality Score
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6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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6.6/10
Bright Room Score
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6/10
Gaming Score
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5.7/10
Movies & TV Score
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6/10
Sports Score
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6.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 5.9"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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6.4/10
Local Dimming
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3/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 w
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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