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Updated January 12, 2024·

If you prioritize a better streaming experience and slightly better picture quality, especially for movies and gaming, the TCL S546 could be the better option for you. However, it may not perform as well in very bright rooms. On the other hand, the Vizio V-Series may offer a relatively better handling of reflections in bright rooms, but doesn't match the TCL in terms of overall picture quality and streaming experience. Both TVs are similarly priced, so your choice should be based on the specific viewing conditions and content preferences you have. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the TCL S546 (LCD)
  • Good for bright room
  • Good for dark room
  • Good for movies & TV
Advantages of the Vizio V-Series (LCD)
  • Good for cartoons & animation

Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.4
65S546
V655-J09
6.8
8.21/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
8.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
LED FALD
PANEL TYPE
LED
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The TCL S546 (LCD) has good picture quality, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) has only fair picture quality.

Movies & TV

7.0
65S546
V655-J09
6.3
8.21/10
CONTRAST
8.21/10
6.8/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
7.7/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S546 (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

6.6
65S546
V655-J09
5.6
7.6/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
5.9/10
8.0/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
8.7/10
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
60.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
0.0/100
6.9/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.4/10
The TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair for gaming, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Bright Room

7.2
65S546
V655-J09
5.8
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.1/10
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
6.8/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.3/10
6.0/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
6.3/10
The TCL S546 (LCD) is good for bright room, while the Vizio V-Series (LCD) is poor.

Cost

$398
65S546
V655-J09
$636
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The TCL S546 (LCD) has a price of $398 and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) costs $636.
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Key similarities

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Sports

6.3
65S546
V655-J09
6.1
4.6/10
MOTION PROCESSING
3.9/10
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
5.8/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL S546 (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Cartoons & Animation

6.6
65S546
V655-J09
7.0
7.8/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
5.9/10
8.0/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
6.2/10
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
4.4/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
8.3/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
5.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Vizio V-Series (LCD) to be good for cartoons & animation, while the TCL S546 (LCD) is only fair.

News, Talk, & Other TV

6.4
65S546
V655-J09
6.3
8.2/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
5.8/10
5.9/10
UPSCALING
6.6/10
The TCL S546 (LCD) and Vizio V-Series (LCD) are both only fair for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the TCL S546 (LCD) and the Vizio V-Series (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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TCL S546 (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)
TCL S546 (LCD)Vizio V-Series (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$398
$636
Brand
TCLVizio
Release Date
August 3, 2021June 5, 2021
Full name
65S546V655-J09
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVSmartCast
Sound Quality Score
5.9/106.4/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
33
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.4/106.9/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/105.9/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.7/10
Movies & TV Score
7/106.4/10
Sports Score
6.4/106.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.9" x 56.9" x 3"33.1" x 57.4" x 2.5"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.8" x 56.9"35.6" x 57.4"
Weight without Stand
47.4 lbs39.2 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300400 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesNo
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
8.2/108.2/10
Local Dimming
5.7/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
16 W18 W
Dolby Atmos
YesBypass only
DTS:X
NoYes, Bypass only

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Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"Vizio's cheapest 4K HDR TV packs in a lot for a low price. The voice control via the remote works well, about as well as Roku's version on devices that have it. So if you know your way around a TV menu, or want to be able to dial in the picture even on an inexpensive TV, the Vizio is the better choice"

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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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