New TCL Mini-Led TVs: Google TV, 144 Hz, Mini-Led and a peak brightness of 2000 cd/m²

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Already seen at CES 2022, the new Mini Led TVs are now official with a 144Hz LCD panel, a Mini Led backlight system that can exceed 1000 zones or even a peak brightness of 2000 cd/m² available.

TCL65C935

Introductory price €2799



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TCL 75C935

Introductory price €2799


TCL 75C935

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TCL C93: more than a thousand mini LED zones, a peak of 2000 cd/m² and a Dolby Atmos sound system

The TCL C935: TCL's highest-end Ultra HD model for 2022.

The TCL C935: TCL’s highest-end Ultra HD model for 2022.

TCL’s flagship in 2022 will be the C935 TV, available in 65 and 75 inch versions, that is, 165 and 190 cm, respectively. This Ultra HD TV features the manufacturer’s most advanced mini-LED backlighting system, with an advertised thickness of just 5mm. The TCL 75C935 thus has tens of thousands of mini LEDs managed in 1920 different zones. The TCL 65C935 – 65 inches – is content with 1080 zones. TCL has worked on the shape of the light emitted by the Mini-Leds to further reduce blooming. Already equipped with a Mini-Led system, last year’s TCL 65C825 was already almost free of efflorescence. It can therefore be assumed that the C935 should do even better this year. The mini-LEDs are now managed with 16 bits, i.e. 6536 different power levels, to allow better precision of the backlighting. TCL specifies a peak brightness of up to 2000 cd/m². This is also significantly better than last year’s TCL 65C825, which was content with a peak value of 932 cd/m².

The TCL C93 has four HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K/120Hz, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). Nothing really new, but it’s always better when all four inputs are HDMI 2.1 compatible. TCL also announces 144Hz native frequency support for this C93, as well as the C83 and C73. The 144 Hz support is only interesting for PC games, since this frequency is not yet supported by game consoles. The HDMI 2.1 connectors therefore support a 144 Hz VRR signal in Ultra HD from a PC equipped with a latest generation graphics card (HDMI 2.1).

Ceiling speakers for better reproduction of Dolby Atmos effects.  We also see the subwoofer in the middle.

Ceiling speakers for better reproduction of Dolby Atmos effects. We also see the subwoofer in the middle.

This TCL 65/75C935 TV also stands out from the competition with the integration of a Dolby Atmos 2.1.2 audio system, consisting of two front speakers, a rear subwoofer and two speakers placed behind the panel and facing the ceiling to create a spatial necessary for the correct playback of Dolby Atmos effects. This system is already present on some Panasonic (TX-65JZ2000) and high-end Samsung TVs. This TV is also equipped with an anti-reflection filter, which without further details is advertised as efficient.

For the rest we find the Google TV system with the aggregation of content, two remote controls, one of which is equipped with a microphone, a microphone built into the TV for hands-free control without having to touch the remote control, a new Game Menu Master for functions related to video games, support for webcams, support for all HDR formats (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision) and, more interestingly, a center stand that can be adjusted in height by about 3 cm to place a soundbar under the top.

The TCL 65C935 will be launched in April, priced at around €1,900, while the 75-inch model – the TCL 75C935 – will be priced at around €2,800, joining the latest LG 65C2 and 77C2 TVs sold On the other hand, as is so often the case, last year’s models are always more attractive: the LG 65C1 is advertised at €1600, while the latest examples of the LG 77C1 cost less than €2600.

TCL C83: a little less Mini-Led

The TCL 65C835: still with mini-leds, but less powerful and a bit thicker.

The TCL 65C835: still with mini-leds, but less powerful and a bit thicker.

The TCL C83 features a rather classic Mini Led backlight system with a thickness of 15mm. TCL doesn’t share the exact number of zones on this model, but it shouldn’t exceed several hundred zones (compared to the C93’s thousand). The audio system is also more classic, with two speakers placed under the top and aimed at the TV cabinet, connected to a subwoofer on the back. We should lose some precision compared to the C935’s front speakers, and of course the C85 loses the speakers dedicated to Dolby Atmos. This model’s peak brightness should be close to last year’s C825 at around 1000 nits.

Otherwise, the TCL C83 will be identical to the C93. The four HDMI 2.1 4K120, VRR, ALLM connections are identical, 144 Hz compatibility is included, Google TV is available, as are the two remote controls, one of them with a microphone, the microphone integrated in the TV for hands-free control, the game master menu and the central foot with two height positions (±3 cm).

The C83 TV is available in sizes 55, 65 and 75 inches under the references 55C835, 65C835 and 75C835 at the respective prices of 1300, 1500 and 2300 €.

TCL 55C835

Introductory price €1290


TCL 55C835

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    1,290.00

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TCL 65C835

Introductory price €1490


TCL 65C835

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    1,490.00

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TCL C73: The same without the mini leds

The TCL 65C735: still 144 Hz but with a classic Direct Led backlight system.

The TCL 65C735: still 144 Hz but with a classic Direct Led backlight system.

The TCL C73 TV retains the same Ultra HD 144Hz panel, electronics and functionalities as the C83, but settles for a classic Direct Led backlighting system, consisting of multiple LEDs behind the screen that are always on ( there is no zone management like in a Full Led system). This model should replace the TCL 55C728 we tested from 2021, which is very interesting for gamers on a tight budget.

The TCL C73 will be available from 43 to 75 inches at a price of €500 to €1400. The TCL 55C735, for example, is sold for around 800 euros and should see its price fall quickly, which will probably give it a good quality/performance/price ratio.

TCL 55C735

Introductory price €799


TCL 55C735

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    799.00

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TCL65C735

Introductory price €999


TCL65C735

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    999.00

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    999.00

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    999.99

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    999.99

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TCL 75C735

Introductory price €1590


TCL 75C735

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    1,590.00

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    1,599.00

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    1,599.00

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TCL C63: We go to 50 Hz

The TCL 55C635 with its 5 Hz panel.

The TCL 55C635 with its 5 Hz panel.

The TCL C63, which replaces the TCL C725 we tested, makes do with a much more classic 50/60 Hz panel in addition to the Direct-Led backlight system. This is a fairly basic Ultra HD TV and its only selling point remains the built-in microphone, which is still so rare at this price point.

The TCL C63 will be available in 43, 50, 55 and 65 inches at prices of €500, €600, €650 and €900 respectively.

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