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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL S450G is a budget-friendly 65-inch TV with a reasonable picture quality, suitable for gaming and sports viewing, and performs decently in bright rooms. It may not be the best for dark room viewing, due to its contrast and black uniformity. On the other hand, the TCL R745 is a more expensive option, offering an 85-inch screen with superior gaming performance. It also has better audio quality and more HDMI ports, which can be a deciding factor if you have multiple devices. However, it might not offer a significant difference in picture quality compared to the S450G for general content. If you're on a budget and need a TV for mixed usage including gaming, sports, and bright room viewing, the S450G should suffice. If you want a larger screen with enhanced sound and gaming experience, and can spend more, the R745 is a better choice, especially for gaming enthusiasts. Both models have a similar picture quality in bright rooms. Keep in mind the larger screen and sound system of the R745 come at a higher cost. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S450G (LCD)
  • The TCL S450G (LCD) has no clear advantages over the TCL R745 (LCD).
Advantages of the TCL R745 (LCD)
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for upscaling
  • Good reflections

Key differences

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Gaming

5.6
65S450G
85R745
7.4
5.7/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.1/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
18.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
5.7/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.7/10
The TCL R745 (LCD) is good for gaming, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$398
65S450G
85R745
$1,700
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The TCL S450G (LCD) has a price of $398 and the TCL R745 (LCD) costs $1,700.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

5.9
65S450G
85R745
5.6
5.64/10
CONTRAST
4.97/10
6.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S450G (LCD) and TCL R745 (LCD) both have poor picture quality.

Movies & TV

5.6
65S450G
85R745
5.2
5.64/10
CONTRAST
4.97/10
6.1/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
5.0/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
No
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S450G (LCD) and TCL R745 (LCD) are both poor for movies & TV.

Sports

6.1
65S450G
85R745
6.4
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL R745 (LCD) and TCL S450G (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Cartoons & Animation

5.8
65S450G
85R745
5.9
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
6.5/10
6.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
5.8/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.2/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
6.6/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.0/10
The TCL R745 (LCD) and TCL S450G (LCD) are both poor for cartoons & animation.

News, Talk, & Other TV

5.6
65S450G
85R745
6.1
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.0/10
UPSCALING
7.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers TCL R745 (LCD) to be only fair for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S450G (LCD) is poor.

Bright Room

5.7
65S450G
85R745
5.8
5.0/10
VIEWING ANGLE
6.8/10
5.5/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.5/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.5/10
6.6/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
7.8/10
The TCL R745 (LCD) and TCL S450G (LCD) are both poor for bright room.

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How the TCL S450G (LCD) and the TCL R745 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S450G (LCD)TCL R745 (LCD)
TCL S450G (LCD)TCL R745 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$398
$1,700
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
July 1, 2023April 1, 2021
Full name
65S450G85R745
Screen Size
65"85"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6.3/106.1/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6/105.7/10
Bright Room Score
5.8/105.8/10
Gaming Score
5.7/107.4/10
Movies & TV Score
5.7/105.3/10
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"42.8" x 75.6" x 3.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.9"46.7" x 75.6"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs110.7 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200600 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit11 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/105/10
Local Dimming
3.5/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.1
Speaker Power
20 W50 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Yes, Bypass onlyYes, 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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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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