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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're on a budget and mostly interested in casual viewing, the TCL S450F might suit you, as it's significantly more affordable. However, the Vizio P-Series offers better overall picture quality, especially in bright rooms, and superior performance for movies with its higher brightness and contrast. For gaming, the Vizio also stands out with better responsiveness. If sports are your preference, the TCL is passable but the Vizio is specifically noted to be good. Keep in mind, the Vizio has a 120Hz refresh rate compared to the TCL's 60Hz, which means smoother motion for fast-paced content. Neither TV is great for wide seating arrangements due to their limited viewing angles, but the TCL's excellent black uniformity could be beneficial in dark rooms. Sound quality is fair on both, so adding external speakers might be advisable for a better audio experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450F (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the Vizio P-Series (LCD)
  • Very good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation
  • Very good reflections

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.5
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
7.9
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.1/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL S450F (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
7.7
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.7/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

5.7
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
7.7
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
70.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.6/10
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) is good for gaming, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.0
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
8.3
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.3/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
8.1/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.2/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.4/10
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
7.2
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.7/10
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

6.0
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
8.9
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.2/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.3/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.6/10
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) is very good for bright room, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$400
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
$1,018
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The TCL S450F (LCD) has a price of $400 and the Vizio P-Series (LCD) costs $1,018.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.1
65S450F
P65Q9-J01
6.4
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
5.3/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.7/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio P-Series (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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

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Spec Comparison

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

GENERAL

Price
$400
$1,018
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
July 1, 2023July 1, 2021
Full name
65S450FP65Q9-J01
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Fire OSSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
6/106.9/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/107.9/10
Bright Room Score
6/109/10
Gaming Score
5.7/107.8/10
Movies & TV Score
6/107.8/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.4/10

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"34.7" x 57"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs53.3 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/108/10
Local Dimming
3/106.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W30 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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Tom's guide

Brian Westover | October 2021
"We were even more pleased to see that performance had improved across the board, with the display offering better color, brightness, and shorter lag times than the already excellent Roku model. Color accuracy was great right out of the box. The TCL 5-Series Google TV becomes a great option for demanding gamers."

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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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