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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're looking for a more wallet-friendly option and use your TV in a variety of lighting conditions, the TCL S450F would be a sensible choice, particularly as it offers slightly better performance in bright rooms. However, if contrast is a deciding factor for you, the Vizio V-Series has very good contrast, which might make it the better bet for movies or content where dark scenes are prevalent, even though it doesn't perform as well in bright rooms. For gaming, neither TV is particularly strong, but if impeccable motion handling is not your priority and price and contrast are, then these differences might not be deal-breakers. Both TVs offer similar features such as voice commands, with the Vizio providing slightly more in terms of HDR support. Keep in mind, if sound is important to you, both TVs have basic audio capabilities, so you might consider a separate sound system whichever you choose. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450F (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the Vizio V-Series (LCD)
  • Good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Cartoons & Animation

6.0
65S450F
V655-J09
7.0
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.3/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.9/10
The Vizio V-Series (LCD) is good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450F (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$484
65S450F
V655-J09
$663
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$1,000

The TCL S450F (LCD) has a price of $484 and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) costs $663.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

6.5
65S450F
V655-J09
6.8
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Vizio V-Series (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) both have only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
65S450F
V655-J09
6.3
6.428571429/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.7/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio V-Series (LCD) and TCL S450F (LCD) are both only fair for movies & TV.

Sports

6.1
65S450F
V655-J09
6.1
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
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
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S450F (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

5.7
65S450F
V655-J09
5.6
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
5.9/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.4/10
The TCL S450F (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both poor for gaming.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S450F
V655-J09
6.3
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The TCL S450F (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV.

Bright Room

6.0
65S450F
V655-J09
5.8
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.1/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.3/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S450F (LCD) to be only fair for bright room, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

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

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Spec Comparison

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

GENERAL

Price
$484
$663
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
July 1, 2023June 5, 2021
Full name
65S450FV655-J09
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Fire OSSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
6/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
43
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/106.9/10
Bright Room Score
6/105.9/10
Gaming Score
5.7/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
6/106.4/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"33.1" x 57.4" x 2.5"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 5.9"35.6" x 57.4"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs39.2 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/108.2/10
Local Dimming
3/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W18 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
NoYes, Bypass only

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CNET

Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"Vizio's cheapest 4K HDR TV packs in a lot for a low price. The voice control via the remote works well, about as well as Roku's version on devices that have it. So if you know your way around a TV menu, or want to be able to dial in the picture even on an inexpensive TV, the Vizio is the better choice"

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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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