TCL 65Q825 Review and Specs

TCL 65Q825 (USA version)

SCORE:
77

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Color
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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TCL 65Q825 Overview

TCL 65Q825 was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful IPQ ENGINE picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give TCL 65Q825 TV 77 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
84
VIDEO FEATURES
80
AUDIO FEATURES
68
OTHER FEATURES
67
CONNECTIVITY
67
FORMAT SUPPORT
42
OVERALL
77

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of TCL 65Q825.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, LED Type, High Number of Local Dimming Zones, Color Depth, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Dolby Atmos. And it has weaknesses sush as Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Filmmaker Mode, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
High Number of Local Dimming Zones 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

TCL 65Q825 has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for TCL 65Q825.

BASICS
BrandTCL
Country VersionUSA
Series8
Model65Q825
Release Year2019
Size65"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeMini LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones25000
ContrastQuantum Contrast
ColorQuantum Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeHDR PRO GAMMA
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueNatural Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating15W + 15W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
Operating SystemRoku
Voice Command Easy Voice Control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Roku Voice
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Mobile App
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
VIDEO FORMATS
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)56.9" x 32.9" x 3.1"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)56.9" x 36.4" x 13.8"
Stand Size33.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)65.0" x 42.9" x 10.8"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Wall mount screwM6 x 15
Weight Without Stand69.9 lbs
Weight With Stand78.3 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)104.7 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteVoice Enabled Remote Control RC580
WARRANTY
Warranty1 year limited warranty

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