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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL S450G and TCL S455 are both budget LCD TVs with similar price points. If you're particularly interested in movies or news, the TCL S455 offers better performance. It has higher quality sound and is also better for bright room situations compared to the S450G. However, for gaming, the difference between the two is minimal. The S455 also features one additional HDMI port, which may be useful if you have multiple devices to connect. If Dolby Vision support is important to you, the S450G includes this feature, but the S455 does not. Both TVs support HDR10 and HLG, with the S450G also supporting HDR10+ and having a feature for Dolby Atmos. If accessibility features, like voice commands, are a priority, you'll find them in the S450G. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450G (LCD)
  • The TCL S450G (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL S455 (LCD).
Advantages of the TCL S455 (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling

Key differences

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Picture Quality

5.9
65S450G
65S455
6.5
5.64/10
CONTRAST
6.43/10
6.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.3/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S455 (LCD) has only fair picture quality, while the TCL S450G (LCD) has poor picture quality.

News, Talk, & Other TV

5.6
65S450G
65S455
6.4
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
The TCL S455 (LCD) is only fair for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$398
65S450G
65S455
$525
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The TCL S450G (LCD) has a price of $398 and the TCL S455 (LCD) costs $525.
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Key similarities

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Movies & TV

5.6
65S450G
65S455
6.0
5.64/10
CONTRAST
6.43/10
6.1/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
9.2/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
No
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S455 (LCD) to be only fair for movies & TV, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

Sports

6.1
65S450G
65S455
6.1
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S455 (LCD) and TCL S450G (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

5.6
65S450G
65S455
5.7
5.7/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
18.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
10.0/100
5.7/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
The TCL S455 (LCD) and TCL S450G (LCD) are both poor for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

5.8
65S450G
65S455
6.0
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
6.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.3/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
6.2/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
6.6/10
6.6/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S455 (LCD) to be only fair for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

Bright Room

5.7
65S450G
65S455
6.0
5.0/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.1/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
6.3/10
5.5/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.6/10
6.6/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL S455 (LCD) to be only fair for bright room, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

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How the TCL S450G (LCD) and the TCL S455 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S450G (LCD)TCL S455 (LCD)
TCL S450G (LCD)TCL S455 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$398
$525
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023May 5, 2022
Full name
65S450G65S455
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6.3/106/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6/106.6/10
Bright Room Score
5.8/106/10
Gaming Score
5.7/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
5.7/106/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"34.8" x 5.9"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs30.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/106.4/10
Local Dimming
3.5/103/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyNo

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TCL S450G (LCD)

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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"

TCL S455 (LCD)

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USA Today

Lee Neikirk | January 2022
"A highly affordable but reliably kitted-out 4K Roku TV that, while far from perfect, still punches above its price and delivers a great user experience. If you want to soup up movie night for a bargain, the 4-Series won’t let you down. You may never need to plug in a set-top box or streaming device."

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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.

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