85"
47.81 "
98"
6'2"

TCL 98C735

ABOUT THIS TV

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The 98C735 is a 98 inch 4K TV from TCL, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.

The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 45 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.

This TV features a DCI P3 coverage of 93%. FYI, this is equivalent to 126.82% sRGB. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!

Understanding the Color Gamut Specification

Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can show.

In layman terms, it determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low 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, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.

For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.

But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.

What is Static Contrast ratio ?

A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and possibly can bleed backlight as below:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

The static contrast ratio of above TV is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.

Also, 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 comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ are also supported on this TV.

Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 450 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Local Dimming) backlight technology.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on the TCL 98C735 is 15 ms and its minimum response time is 6.5 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 key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 400x850 mm. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

Vertically, the TV measures 98 inches and horizontally 85.91 inches. It is just 4 inches thick. Overall it weighs around 62.6 KGs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 59.6 Kilograms.

Hardware and Audio

The internals of this TV is powered by a Quad Core 1.6 Ghz (4x ARM Cortex-A73) CPU and its graphics engine is handled by a 0.55 Ghz Dual Core (ARM Mali-G52 2EE MP2) GPU. The installed RAM on the TCL 98C735 is 3 GB.

For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.

To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 (Type-A — downstream) ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

For wireless connections on this TV, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

For audio, it is packaged with 2 x 15W speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.

In terms of power consumption, on average, this TV uses 864W and on standby, it uses 0.5 W.

For powering this unit, you'll require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
TCL
Type
Smart TV
Size
98" (inches)
Model Series
C735
Model Number
98C735
Operating System
Powered by Android 11 with TCL TV+ 3.x UI
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
98" 10 bit IPS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~45 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Response Time
6.5 ms
Input Lag
15 ms
Brightness
450 Nits
Backlight Source
Direct LED (Local Dimming)
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
Anti-glare/Matte
Color Gamut
sRGB: 126.82% (eq.)
DCI P3: 93% (Rated)
NTSC 1953: 90.98% (eq.)
Rec 2020: 55.8% (eq.)
Adobe RGB: 83.7% (eq.)
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC)
  • 2 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • 802.11ax (IEEE 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (Type-A; downstream)
  • 1 x Antenna (RF)
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 15W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: 1 x 20
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out ,
1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: 3 GB RAM
CPU: 4 Core CPU 4x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 1600
GPU: 2 Core CPU ARM Mali-G52 2EE MP2 @ 550
Power Consumption
Average: 540 W
Maximum: 324 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 85 " (inches)
Height: 47.81 " (inches)
Diagonal: 98" (inches)
Body
Width: 85.91 " (inches)
Height: 49.61 " (inches)
Depth: 4 " (inches)
Weight: 59.6 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 85.91 " (inches)
Height: 53 " (inches)
Depth: 16.7 " (inches)
Weight: 62.6 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 400x850 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -20 °C - 40 °C
Operation: 10 °C - 40 °C
Humidity
Storage: 5 % - 95 %
Operation: 10 % - 80 %