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Updated January 10, 2024·

The TCL S455 is budget-friendly and notably less expensive than the S555. If cost is a high priority and you mainly watch in darker settings, it's worth considering. However, it doesn't perform as well in bright rooms and its overall picture quality is moderate. The S555 is more expensive but offers a significant bump in overall picture quality and is better suited for bright environments. It excels at movie watching and supports advanced HDR formats like Dolby Vision and HDR10+, which the S455 does not. If you're a gamer, you'll appreciate the S555's better response times and gaming performance. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S455 (LCD)
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the TCL S555 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for movies & TV
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Very good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Picture Quality

6.5
65S455
65S555
7.8
6.43/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
LED
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S555 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the TCL S455 (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.0
65S455
65S555
7.9
6.43/10
CONTRAST
9.07/10
9.2/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
No
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
No
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the TCL S455 (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

5.7
65S455
65S555
6.7
6.0/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
7.0/10
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
10.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
80.0/100
5.8/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.3/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is only fair for gaming, while the TCL S455 (LCD) is poor.

Cartoons & Animation

6.0
65S455
65S555
8.4
5.9/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
7.4/10
6.3/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.3/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
6.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.6/10
5.8/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
6.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is very good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S455 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S455
65S555
7.0
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S455 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

6.0
65S455
65S555
7.3
5.1/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.5/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
5.6/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
6.3/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
5.9/10
The TCL S555 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the TCL S455 (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$525
65S455
65S555
$600
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The TCL S455 (LCD) has a price of $525 and the TCL S555 (LCD) costs $600.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.1
65S455
65S555
6.3
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
10.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
10.0/10
7.5/10
UPSCALING
5.4/10
6.3/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
8.5/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S555 (LCD) and TCL S455 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

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How the TCL S455 (LCD) and the TCL S555 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S455 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)
TCL S455 (LCD)TCL S555 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$525
$600
Brand
TCLTCL
Release Date
May 5, 2022September 3, 2022
Full name
65S45565S555
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TVRoku TV
Sound Quality Score
6/106.1/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
6.6/107.9/10
Bright Room Score
6/107.4/10
Gaming Score
5.7/106.8/10
Movies & TV Score
6/107.9/10
Sports Score
6.2/106.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 56.9" x 3.2"32.7" x 56.9" x 3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 5.9"35" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs45.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit13 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
6.4/109.1/10
Local Dimming
3/106.1/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 W20 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoNo

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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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digitaltrends

Caleb Denison | December 2022
"It looks great out of the box and the picture quality it is rock-solid for the price. (...) What really makes this a decent gaming TV, though, is the very low input lag. (...) But if you want to save a little money, the TCL S555 strikes a great balance between cost and performance – the kind of performance that’s impressive enough to deliver some wow to your eyes. (...)"

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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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