TCL 65" Mini LED TV Review | C825
A lot of reviews came out but there's no real owners at all. I'm still inclined to think C825 is not the best value when you can buy OLED LG CX for less money. It was the same with X10 in last year
Agreed with this, most of the current "reviews" are either done by paid reviewers or they simply go over the basic aspects of a TV, repeat all the details that has already been available to us on TCL's C825 product page, and skip the actual important data like HDR peak brightness across all window sizes, uniformity, local dimming performance, color gamut, input resolution and refresh rate support, color volume, color gamut, response time, input lag, contrast ratio, stutter, judder, gradient handling etc. These are all key elements of what defines a good TV review but most of them out there right now are talking about how "beautiful the TV looks", "The TV has good black levels", "The TV looks very bright!", "The TV can game fine", etc without giving ACTUAL data. Anyone can say the "The TV is good but can't match OLED", but that doesn't help to know the actual performance.A lot of reviews came out but there's no real owners at all. I'm still inclined to think C825 is not the best value when you can buy OLED LG CX for less money. It was the same with X10 in last year
TCL 65C825 review: TCL's Mini-Led TV is a hair's breadth away from perfection
In Film mode, the TCL television is very well calibrated. We measured an average delta E of 2 - much lower than the recommended ceiling of 3 -, which makes it possible to consider the colors as perfectly faithful to those sent by the source, all the more so than a single shade, blue , exceeds a delta E of 3. The color temperature is also perfect, with an average measured at 6310 K, close to 6500 K of the video standard, and a stable curve over the entire spectrum. With a healthy curve and an average gamma of 2.29, the gray levels are also reproduced correctly. When dynamic backlighting is disabled, the native contrast rises to 4160: 1, an excellent number which explains the very good management of blooming .
The Mini-Led backlight system works great. And if we can see a very slight blooming (halo effect around light objects on a dark background) on very bright objects, this phenomenon is very well managed, especially from the front. On the other hand, it amplifies as soon as we shift a little from the axis of the television set. In fact, TCL competes without problem with the best Samsung televisions on this precise point. In our opinion, the contrast can be considered endless, since the backlight system is thin enough to turn off small areas.