The 65C735 is a 65 inch 4K TV from TCL, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a 10-bit VA panel. It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.
TCL has not provided a color gamut rating for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
As this TV features a 65 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike! It is capable of producing accurate colors AS IT IS intended.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can display.
What this means is, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
What is Static Contrast ?
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
This defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Moreover, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision IQ.
As for brightness, the peak brightness the TCL 65C735 can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED technology.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 15 ms and its minimum response time is 8 ms. It is acceptable for both casual and competitive/FPS games alike.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which inputs changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.97 inches and 35.24 inches respectively. Speaking of thickness, it is just 3.15 inches thick.
It weighs 18.2 Kgs and an additional 1.1 kgs if you include stand.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any information about the RAM on this TV.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports, one HDMI 2.1 port and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, TCL has provided 2 x 15W speakers on the 65C735.
In terms of power usage, this TV consumes 102W on average and 0.69W on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.