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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you are on a budget and looking to save money, the TCL S450F LCD is suitable as it is significantly less expensive than the Vizio M-Series LCD. However, the Vizio M-Series offers better overall picture quality, movie, and series viewing, and has slightly better color performance. For gamers, the response time on the TCL is top-notch, but other gaming features are lackluster. The TCL S450F performs well in dark rooms, but for bright rooms, both TVs are just fair. If sound is important, neither TV has great speakers, so consider a separate sound system regardless of choice. Choose the TCL S450F if price is your primary concern, but if you can afford to spend more, the Vizio M-Series provides a better viewing experience for most content. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450F (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the Vizio M-Series (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

6.5
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
7.6
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL S450F (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
7.6
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
7.88/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
6.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

5.7
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
6.4
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.7/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
60.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.0/10
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) is only fair for gaming, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.0
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
8.3
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.8/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.3/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.8/10
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
7.6
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

6.0
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
6.6
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.0/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.6/10
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) are both only fair for bright room, though the Vizio M-Series (LCD) is somewhat better.

Cost

$469
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
$750
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The TCL S450F (LCD) has a price of $469 and the Vizio M-Series (LCD) costs $750.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.1
65S450F
M65Q7-J01
6.2
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.5/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio M-Series (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL S450F (LCD) and the Vizio M-Series (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S450F (LCD)Vizio M-Series (LCD)
TCL S450F (LCD)Vizio M-Series (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$469
$750
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
July 1, 2023July 4, 2021
Full name
65S450FM65Q7-J01
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Fire OSSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
6/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/107.6/10
Bright Room Score
6/106.7/10
Gaming Score
5.7/106.5/10
Movies & TV Score
6/107.6/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"32.9" x 57" x 3.4"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 5.9"34.1" x 57"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs51.1 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/107.9/10
Local Dimming
3/105.7/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
NoUp 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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