The 98R754 is a 98 inch 4K TV from TCL. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 45 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
TCL did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
Considering the TV features amassive 98 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 will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors by default.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
In other words, this specification tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
What is Static Contrast ratio ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look dusty as shown in the below image.
As you imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to achieve deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Full-Array Dimming) technology.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, TCL did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV from TCL, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 400x850 mm is provided for wall-mounting. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 85.91 inches and 53 inches respectively. Coming to thickness, it is 4 inches thick.
In total the TV weighs 62.6 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 59.6 KGs.
Hardware and Audio
The core of TCL 98R754 is powered by Quad Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any specification on the total RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by Google TV Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports, one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port and one S/PDIF port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 (Type-A — downstream) ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connections, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 15W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
Now, coming to power consumption, this TV consumes 255.41 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.