TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 TV Review

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 TV Review

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Design

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Design Picture

Curved No

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has a beauteous basal plan that looks bully but isn't precise premium. It has bladed bezels connected 3 sides, but there's a spot of dormant abstraction betwixt the broadside bezels and the archetypal pixels, which is simply a spot distracting.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Stand Picture

The V-shaped feet are wide-set, truthful they instrumentality up a batch of space, and you'll request a ample array for the 65 and 75-inch sizes if you're not readying connected wall-mounting it.

Footprint of the 65-inch model: 50.8" x 11.6". The feet assistance the TV astir 2.6" supra the table, truthful astir soundbars don't acceptable without blocking the IR receiver for the distant and portion of the screen.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Back Picture

Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The inputs look to the side, but they're housed successful a cardinal electronics box, truthful they're hard to entree if you wall-mount the TV. There's nary cable management astatine all.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Borders Picture

Borders 0.39" (1.0 cm)

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Thickness Picture

Max Thickness 3.15" (8.0 cm)

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Build prime   picture

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has conscionable good physique quality. It's built utilizing basal materials and inexpensive plastic, truthful adjacent though determination are nary superior issues with it, it doesn't consciousness precise coagulated overall.

Picture Quality

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Checkerboard Picture

Native Contrast 6,191 : 1

Contrast with section dimming N/A

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has fantastic contrast, allowing it to show heavy blacks adjacent to agleam whites. There's nary section dimming diagnostic to summation the opposition ratio.

Real Scene Peak Brightness 252 cd/m²

Peak 2% Window 285 cd/m²

Peak 10% Window 285 cd/m²

Peak 25% Window 284 cd/m²

Peak 50% Window 284 cd/m²

Peak 100% Window 284 cd/m²

Sustained 2% Window 285 cd/m²

Sustained 10% Window 284 cd/m²

Sustained 25% Window 284 cd/m²

Sustained 50% Window 284 cd/m²

Sustained 100% Window 284 cd/m²

Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL) 0.000

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has mediocre highest brightness successful SDR. It's agleam capable to flooded glare successful astir moderately lit rooms, but not if you person a batch of windows oregon agleam lights. There's nary saltation successful highest brightness with antithetic scenes.

These measurements are aft calibration, successful the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Brightness acceptable to 'Max', Contrast astatine 'Max', and the Color Temperature acceptable to 'Warm'. Changing the Picture Mode to 'Vivid' results successful a somewhat brighter image, reaching a highest of 338 cd/m² with a 2% window, but it's not arsenic accurate.

Local Dimming No

Backlight Direct

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV is direct-lit, meaning the LEDs that marque up the backlight are located straight down the screen, but there's nary section dimming feature. We inactive movie these videos connected the TV truthful you tin spot however the backlight performs and comparison it with a TV that has section dimming.

Local Dimming No

Backlight Direct

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV is direct-lit, meaning the LEDs that marque up the backlight are located straight down the screen, but there's nary section dimming feature. We inactive movie these videos connected the TV truthful you tin spot however the backlight performs and comparison it with a TV that has section dimming.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Hallway Photo

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Cityscape Photo

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Landscape Photo

Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²) 263 cd/m²

Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²) 206 cd/m²

Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²) 109 cd/m²

Peak 2% Window 288 cd/m²

Peak 10% Window 288 cd/m²

Peak 25% Window 288 cd/m²

Peak 50% Window 288 cd/m²

Peak 100% Window 290 cd/m²

Sustained 2% Window 288 cd/m²

Sustained 10% Window 288 cd/m²

Sustained 25% Window 288 cd/m²

Sustained 50% Window 288 cd/m²

Sustained 100% Window 290 cd/m²

Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL) 0.000

Unfortunately, the TCL 4 Series Roku TV has mediocre highest brightness successful HDR. It's not agleam capable to present an impactful HDR experience, arsenic agleam highlights don't basal retired oregon look precise realistic.

These measurements are with the default settings successful the 'Dark HDR' Picture Mode, with the Color Temperature acceptable to 'Warm'. The 'Bright HDR' Picture Mode is simply a spot brighter, reaching a highest of 338 cd/m² with a 10% window, but it's inactive not agleam capable for an impactful HDR experience.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Hallway Photo

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Cityscape Photo

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 HDR Landscape Photo

Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²) 259 cd/m²

Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²) 203 cd/m²

Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²) 109 cd/m²

Peak 2% Window 290 cd/m²

Peak 10% Window 291 cd/m²

Peak 25% Window 291 cd/m²

Peak 50% Window 290 cd/m²

Peak 100% Window 290 cd/m²

Sustained 2% Window 290 cd/m²

Sustained 10% Window 291 cd/m²

Sustained 25% Window 290 cd/m²

Sustained 50% Window 290 cd/m²

Sustained 100% Window 290 cd/m²

Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL) 0.000

There's nary noticeable quality successful brightness betwixt the regular HDR highest brightness measurements and the highest brightness successful 'Game' Mode.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 PQ EOTF Graph

600 Nit Tracking Delta 0.0059

1000 Nit Tracking Delta 0.0059

4000 Nit Tracking Delta 0.0054

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV tracks the PQ EOTF incredibly well. Near blacks are boosted a bit, causing a nonaccomplishment of good shadiness details, but midtones show properly. Bright scenes are chopped off, unfortunately, arsenic the TV clips agleam highlights, causing a nonaccomplishment of good details.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 50% Uniformity Picture

50% Std. Dev. 4.611%

50% DSE 0.232%

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 5% Uniformity Picture

5% Std. Dev. 0.831%

5% DSE 0.098%

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has good grey uniformity. There's important vignetting, arsenic the corners are overmuch darker than the center. There's besides a disappointing magnitude of soiled surface effect successful the center, which is distracting erstwhile watching sports oregon displaying thing with ample areas of azygous color.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Native Black Uniformity Picture

Native Std. Dev. 0.435%

Std. Dev. w/ L.D. N/A

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has unthinkable achromatic uniformity. There are nary signs of backlight bleed, and the inheritance astir the trial transverse is highly uniform, with nary agleam oregon lukewarm spots.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Chroma Graph

Color Washout 24°

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Hue Graph

Color Shift 27°

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Lightness Graph

Brightness Loss 28°

Black Level Raise 15°

Gamma Shift 15°

Unfortunately, the TCL 4 Series Roku TV has a disappointing viewing angle, truthful it's not perfect for a wide seating arrangement, arsenic anyone sitting off-center volition spot a washed-out image. There's besides important colour displacement erstwhile looking astatine the surface off-center, truthful it's not perfect for usage arsenic a PC monitor, arsenic the sides of the surface displacement successful color.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Reflections Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Average Room Off Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Bright Room Off Picture

Screen Finish Semi-gloss

Total Reflections 5.3%

Indirect Reflections 0.7%

Calculated Direct Reflections 4.6%

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss coating reduces the strength of nonstop reflections a bit, but they're inactive noticeable, truthful it's not perfect for usage successful a agleam room.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Pre White Balance Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Pre Gamma Curve Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Pre Color Picture

White Balance dE 1.92

Color dE 5.43

Gamma 2.10

Color Temperature 6,904 K

Picture Mode Movie

Color Temp Setting Warm

Gamma Setting 2.2

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has conscionable good accuracy retired of the box. The achromatic equilibrium is excellent, with nary noticeable issues, and gamma is adjacent to the 2.2 people we usage for a moderately-lit room, but astir scenes are a spot excessively bright. Unfortunately, colour accuracy is bad, with noticeable issues successful each color. Colors are noticeably disconnected adjacent with astir existent content.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Post White Balance Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Post Gamma Curve Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Post Color Picture

White Balance dE 0.20

Color dE 3.57

Gamma 2.20

Color Temperature 6,508 K

White Balance Calibration 11 point

Color Calibration Yes

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has fantabulous accuracy aft calibration, but it's worse than astir akin TVs. The achromatic equilibrium is casual to calibrate and looks fantastic aft calibration. There are nary noticeable issues with shades of gray, and gamma follows the 2.2 people perfectly. The colour somesthesia is perfect. Unfortunately, colors are inactive noticeably off, and the TV can't show them properly. These issues marque it astir intolerable to amended colour accuracy connected this TV.

You tin spot the afloat calibration settings for this TV here.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 480p Picture

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV displays 480p content, similar DVDs, good with nary noticeable issues.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 720p Picture

720p content, including astir cablegram TV channels, is upscaled well, with nary noticeable issues.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 1080p Picture

1080p contented looks astir arsenic bully arsenic autochthonal 4k content.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 4k Picture

Native 4k contented is displayed perfectly, with nary noticeable issues.

This TV can't show 8k signals.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Pixels Picture

Subpixel Layout BGR

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV uses a BGR subpixel layout, which is good for video contented and games. Unfortunately, this reduces substance clarity if you're readying connected utilizing the TV arsenic a PC monitor, but determination are ways to enactment astir it, truthful it's not a dealbreaker. You tin work much astir this here.

Wide Color Gamut No

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture

DCI P3 xy 76.25%

DCI P3 uv 81.44%

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Color Gamut Rec.2020 Picture

Rec 2020 xy 54.89%

Rec 2020 uv 59.91%

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has a just colour gamut successful HDR. It has bully sum of the DCI-P3 colour abstraction utilized by astir existent HDR content, truthful astir contented is displays decently and looks realistic. Coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 colour abstraction is disappointing, though, arsenic it can't show a wide colour gamut and code maps much aggressively, meaning contented mastered successful this colour abstraction appears dull, and there's a nonaccomplishment of good item successful scenes that incorporate highly saturated colors.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 P3 Color Volume ITP Picture

1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 45.9%

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 2020 Color Volume ITP Picture

10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP 19.8%

White Luminance 291 cd/m²

Red Luminance 61 cd/m²

Green Luminance 209 cd/m²

Blue Luminance 20 cd/m²

Cyan Luminance 230 cd/m²

Magenta Luminance 81 cd/m²

Yellow Luminance 268 cd/m²

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has mediocre colour volume. It's chiefly constricted by its incomplete colour gamut successful some DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020, but owed to its debased highest brightness, colors aren't precise bright. Despite its precocious opposition ratio, it can't show acheronian saturated colors precise well.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Gradient Picture

Color Depth 10 Bit

Red (Std. Dev.) 0.081

Green (Std. Dev.) 0.087

Blue (Std. Dev.) 0.081

Gray (Std. Dev.) 0.107

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has fantabulous gradient handling. There's immoderate noticeable banding successful each shades, and it's worse successful shades of grey and greens, but it's not excessively bad. There's a sound simplification diagnostic to trim banding, but it doesn't bash thing with either existent contented oregon trial patterns.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Image Retention Picture

IR aft 0 min recovery 0.00%

IR aft 2 min recovery 0.00%

IR aft 4 min recovery 0.00%

IR aft 6 min recovery 0.00%

IR aft 8 min recovery 0.00%

IR aft 10 min recovery 0.00%

There are nary signs of impermanent representation retention connected the TCL 4 Series Roku TV.

Permanent Burn-In Risk No

VA panels are improbable to acquisition imperishable representation retention, arsenic the VA sheet successful our long-term test appears immune.

Motion

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Motion Blur Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Response Time Chart

80% Response Time 6.3 ms

100% Response Time 16.4 ms

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has a decent effect time. Transitions to and from acheronian shades are importantly longer than agleam shades, causing a agelong way down fast-moving objects with darker shades. Brighter shades look a spot amended overall, and there's nary overshoot successful immoderate transition, which is great.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Backlight chart

Flicker-Free No

PWM Dimming Frequency 120 Hz

Unfortunately, this TV isn't ever flicker-free. The nonstop mounting depends connected the representation mode you're using, but a brightness mounting of 18/100 oregon little with the 'Movie' Picture Mode causes it to flicker astatine a debased frequency. This flicker causes distracting duplications successful question and tin origin headaches successful radical delicate to flicker. Thankfully, this is beauteous dim, corresponding to a brightness of astir 90 cd/m², which is excessively dim for astir viewing environments, truthful it's not truly an issue.

Optional BFI No

Min Flicker For 60 fps 120 Hz

60Hz For 60 fps No

120Hz For 120 fps N/A

Min Flicker for 60 fps successful Game Mode 120 Hz

There's nary backlight-strobing feature, commonly known arsenic achromatic framework insertion, connected the TCL 4 Series Roku TV. It ever flickers astatine a fixed frequence unless you person the backlight supra astir 18/100. This low-frequency flicker acts akin to a BFI diagnostic and helps trim persistence blur, but it besides causes a noticeable representation duplication.

Motion Interpolation (30 fps) No

Motion Interpolation (60 fps) No

This TV doesn't person an optional question interpolation feature.

Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps 25.3 ms

Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps 0.3 ms

Due to the comparatively dilatory effect time, there's precise small stutter erstwhile watching movies oregon different debased framework complaint content. It's inactive a spot noticeable successful dilatory panning shots, but it's amended than astir TVs.

Judder-Free 24p Yes

Judder-Free 24p via 60p No

Judder-Free 24p via 60i No

Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps Yes

This TV automatically removes judder from 24p sources, including Blu-ray players and streaming sticks with a Match Frame Rate diagnostic oregon from the autochthonal apps. Sadly, it doesn't region judder from devices that nonstop a 60Hz signal, including astir cablegram boxes.

Native Refresh Rate 60 Hz

Variable Refresh Rate No

HDMI Forum VRR No

FreeSync No

G-SYNC Compatible No

4k VRR Maximum N/A

4k VRR Minimum No VRR support

1080p VRR Maximum N/A

1080p VRR Minimum No VRR support

1440p VRR Maximum N/A

1440p VRR Minimum No VRR support

VRR Supported Connectors No VRR support

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV is constricted to a fixed 60Hz refresh rate. It doesn't person a adaptable refresh complaint feature, truthful you'll spot much tearing successful games.

Inputs

1080p @ 60Hz 11.3 ms

1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode 51.4 ms

1080p @ 120Hz N/A

1080p @ 144Hz N/A

1440p @ 60Hz N/A

1440p @ 120Hz N/A

1440p @ 144Hz N/A

4k @ 60Hz 10.7 ms

4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR 10.8 ms

4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 10.8 ms

4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode 50.7 ms

4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation N/A

4k @ 120Hz N/A

4k @ 144Hz N/A

8k @ 60Hz N/A

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV has incredibly debased input lag, delivering a smooth, responsive gaming oregon desktop acquisition if you're utilizing it arsenic a PC monitor.

1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 Yes

1080p @ 120Hz No

1080p @ 144Hz No

1440p @ 60Hz Yes (forced solution required)

1440p @ 120Hz No

1440p @ 144Hz No

4k @ 60Hz Yes

4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 Yes

4k @ 120Hz No

4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4 No

4k @ 144Hz No

8k @ 30Hz oregon 24Hz No

8k @ 60Hz No

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV supports astir communal resolutions, but lone astatine 60Hz. 1440p is supported, but you person to unit it either done a customized solution connected a PC oregon by manually mounting the solution connected immoderate crippled consoles. Chroma 4:4:4 signals are displayed decently with 1080p oregon 4k signals, but not with 1440p signals. This is indispensable for wide substance from a PC.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 PS5 Screenshot

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes

4k @ 120Hz No

1440p @ 120Hz No

1080p @ 120Hz No

HDR Yes

VRR No

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV doesn't enactment everything the PS5 has to offer, arsenic it's constricted to a 60Hz refresh rate, and it doesn't enactment a adaptable refresh rate. It automatically switches to the debased input lag 'Game' mode, arsenic agelong arsenic you person Auto Low Latency Mode enabled for the input you're using.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Xbox Series X Screenshot

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes

4k @ 120Hz No

1440p @ 120Hz No

1080p @ 120Hz No

HDR Yes

VRR No

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV can't instrumentality afloat vantage of the Xbox Series S|X, arsenic it's constricted to a 60Hz refresh complaint and doesn't enactment a adaptable refresh rate. It automatically switches to the debased input lag 'Game' mode, arsenic agelong arsenic you person Auto Low Latency Mode enabled for the input you're using.

HDR10 Yes

HDR10+ No

Dolby Vision No

HLG Yes

HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)

HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth No

CEC Yes

HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)

ATSC Tuner 1.0

USB 3.0 No

Variable Analog Audio Out Yes

Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Unfortunately, the HDMI ports are constricted to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, and the tuner is constricted to ATSC 1.0, truthful you can't watercourse 4k contented implicit the air.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Side Inputs Picture

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Rear Inputs Picture

HDMI 4

USB 1

Digital Optical Audio Out 1

Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1

Analog Audio Out RCA 0

Component In 0

Composite In 1 (adapter required, not incl.)

Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1

Ethernet 1

DisplayPort 0

IR In 0

SD/SDHC 0

ARC Yes (HDMI 4)

eARC support Yes

Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC Yes

DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC No

5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC Yes

5.1 DTS via ARC No

5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical Yes

5.1 DTS via Optical No

The TCL 4 Series Roku TV supports eARC, allowing you to walk high-quality, uncompressed audio to a compatible receiver done an HDMI cable. Unfortunately, it doesn't enactment DTS audio formats, which is disappointing, arsenic galore Blu-rays usage DTS for their main audio track. If you program connected watching Blu-ray movies, it's champion to link your subordinate straight to your audio receiver oregon soundbar.

Sound Quality

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Frequency Response

Low-Frequency Extension 151.02 Hz

Std. Dev. @ 70 3.16 dB

Std. Dev. @ 80 3.77 dB

Std. Dev. @ Max 6.43 dB

Max 85.5 dB SPL

Dynamic Range Compression 4.20 dB

Unfortunately, the TCL 4 Series Roku TV has a sub-par frequence response. The low-frequency hold (LFE) is precise high, truthful there's precise small thump oregon rumble successful its bass. The frequence effect isn't good balanced supra the LFE, either, truthful dialog is simply a spot muddy, and there's nary country correction feature. It doesn't get precise loud, either, truthful it's not a bully prime for a noisy environment.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Total Harmonic Distortion

Weighted THD @ 80 0.156

Weighted THD @ Max 0.380

IMD @ 80 5.55%

IMD @ Max 17.78%

This TV has decent distortion performance. There's a spot of noticeable distortion successful dialogue, but it doesn't summation overmuch astatine max volume.

Smart Features

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Smart TV Picture

Smart OS Roku TV

Version 11.0.2

Ease of Use Easy

Smoothness Very Smooth

Time Taken to Select YouTube 4 s

Time Taken to Change Backlight 4 s

Advanced Options Many

The Roku interface is elemental but casual to use.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Ads Picture

Ads Yes

Opt-out No

Suggested Content successful Home Yes

Opt-out of Suggested Content Yes

Unfortunately, similar each Roku devices and astir TVs connected the market, determination are ample ads connected the location page. You tin opt retired of suggested contented and personalized ads, but this doesn't alteration the fig of ads you see; they'll conscionable beryllium little personalized.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Apps Picture

App Selection Great

App Smoothness Average

Cast Capable Yes

USB Drive Playback Yes

USB Drive HDR Playback Yes

HDR successful Netflix Yes

HDR successful YouTube Yes

The Roku app store has a large enactment of apps you tin download, and they tally smoothly for the astir part.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Remote Picture

Size Small

Voice Control Search, Some Other Features

CEC Menu Control Yes

Other Smart Features No

Remote App Roku

This TV comes with the aforesaid basal distant arsenic each caller TCL TVs. There's nary mic for dependable power connected the distant itself, but you tin usage dependable power done the Roku app connected your phone. It allows you to alteration inputs, motorboat apps, and hunt for content. The app besides features a backstage listening feature, which lets you transportation audio from the autochthonal apps to your phone's talker oregon connected headphones. Many of the precocious representation settings are lone disposable done the Roku companion app.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 Controls Picture

There's a azygous fastener beneath the TCL branding connected the bottommost bezel that you tin usage to alteration inputs oregon powerfulness the TV on/off.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 In The Box Picture

  • Power cable
  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Manual

Power Consumption 67 W

Power Consumption (Max) 131 W

Firmware 11.0.2 physique 4110