TCL S450G (LCD)

TCL S450G (65" LCD)

TCL S450G (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.2
PICTURE QUALITY: Poor5.9/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.6/10
GAMING: Poor5.6/10
SPORTS: Fair6.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.8/10
NEWS & TALK: Poor5.6/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor5.7/10

The TCL S450G is a budget LCD TV appropriate for those who are price-conscious and do not prioritize picture quality above cost savings. It provides a sizeable screen but with relatively poor overall picture quality, which affects movie watching and gameplay experiences. Additionally, its performance in a bright room is not ideal, as it may not hold up well in sunny conditions. However, it is equipped with voice commands for accessibility and supports various HDR formats like Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDR10+, which can enhance HDR content viewing. If you primarily watch sports or use the TV as a computer monitor, it offers fair capabilities but does not excel. Keep in mind, this TV has basic 60Hz refresh rate, fair screen reflections handling, and three HDMI ports, but lacks impressive sound quality. It could be a suitable option for casual viewing or secondary use where the tradeoffs in picture quality and sound are acceptable for the lower price point. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Budget price
  • Good 4k @ 60Hz support
  • Voice commands available
Cons
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Poor peak brightness
  • Poor reflection handling
  • Low sound quality

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.2
The TCL S450G is fair for watching sports because it has a fair reflections score, meaning it can handle some glare from ambient light, but it might not be sufficient in very bright rooms. Additionally, the TV's motion processing is rated poor, which can result in less clear images during fast-paced sports action.
Overall Picture:
3.0
PerfectRec developed this proprietary score designed to provide an overall assessment of a display's visual performance. It is a comprehensive metric that takes into account many quantitative measures of picture quality, including: contrast ratio, color gamut, color volume, color accuracy, local dimming, gray uniformity, black uniformity, viewing angle, reflections (glare) and color calibration. By combining multiple factors, this score offers a more nuanced and comprehensive evaluation of a display's capabilities than a single factor.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$398
Brand
TCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023
Full name
65S450G
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TV
Sound Quality Score
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6.3/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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6/10
Bright Room Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Score
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5.7/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.7/10
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)
34.6" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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5.6/10
Local Dimming
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3.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass only

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9 to 5 Google

Ben Schoon | September 2023
"TCL, though, has built much of its success on affordable sets, and the 2023 TCL S Class S4 with Google TV is a testament to just how good of a TV you can get for an affordable price tag"

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