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Updated January 12, 2024·

The TCL S546 is a more wallet-friendly option, and while it's great for gaming due to low input lag and supports a wide range of colors for HDR content, its picture might not be as bright, which can be an issue in well-lit environments. On the other hand, the Vizio MQ6 '23 is more expensive, but offers better performance overall, particularly in brighter rooms, has a slightly better contrast ratio which is good for darker scenes, and includes voice control for ease of use. If budget is a priority and you mainly game, the TCL S546 could serve you well, but if you're looking for higher picture quality in a variety of lighting conditions and additional smart features, the Vizio MQ6 '23 could be a better fit. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S546 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
Advantages of the Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD)
  • Good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Cartoons & Animation

6.6
65S546
M65Q6M
7.4
7.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.0/10
8.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.2/10
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
4.4/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.7/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.8/10
The Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) is good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S546
M65Q6M
7.1
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) is good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair.

Bright Room

7.2
65S546
M65Q6M
6.3
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.0/10
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
6.8/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.7/10
6.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.6/10
The TCL S546 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) is only fair.

Cost

$398
65S546
M65Q6M
$498
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The TCL S546 (LCD) has a price of $398 and the Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) costs $498.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

7.4
65S546
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7.4
8.21/10
CONTRAST
6.00/10
8.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
7.2/10
LED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) and TCL S546 (LCD) both have good picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.0
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M65Q6M
7.3
8.21/10
CONTRAST
6.00/10
6.8/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.4/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) and TCL S546 (LCD) are both good for movies & TV.

Sports

6.3
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6.2
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.9/10
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
7.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S546 (LCD) and Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

6.6
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6.5
7.6/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
6.4/10
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.9/10
60.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
70.0/100
6.9/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.9/10
The TCL S546 (LCD) and Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) are both only fair for gaming.

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How the TCL S546 (LCD) and the Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S546 (LCD)Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD)
TCL S546 (LCD)Vizio MQ6 '23 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$398
$498
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
August 3, 2021August 3, 2022
Full name
65S546M65Q6M
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
5.9/106.7/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
33
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/106.3/10
Gaming Score
6.7/106.5/10
Movies & TV Score
7/107.4/10
Sports Score
6.4/106.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.9" x 56.9" x 3"32.6" x 56.9" x 3.3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 56.9"35.4" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
47.4 lbs39.3 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
8.2/106/10
Local Dimming
5.7/106.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
16 W16 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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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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