TCL has announced its C64 TV for 2023, and it has a laundry list of features that should make it especially appealing to gamers who don’t have the budget for a flagship TV.
At the top of the list is support for 120Hz for smoother and more responsive gameplay when used with the latest generation of consoles or a PC. There’s a slight caveat that TCL has achieved this via a proprietary algorithm, which means 120Hz will only work at 1080p resolution, even though the TV is equipped with HDMI 2.1 connections. You can always opt for 4K/60Hz if you prefer fidelity to smoother motion
You’ll also find ALLM on board, as well as the Freesync format for VRR. Dolby Vision gaming is also supported.
The C64 series features a 4K QLED panel with HDR support for all major formats, including HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and HDR10+. TCL highlights the benefits of the QLED panel on the C64, with a peak brightness of 450 nits and over a billion colors. This supposedly means the C64 will provide a vibrant image that can be viewed regardless of competing natural light. TCL also brings 60Hz MEMC Motion Clarity to the C64, which should combat the motion blur and judder that can plague cheaper LCD sets.
Using Google’s Android TV system means you can access any streaming app you want, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and Freeview Play in the UK. You’ll also find the Google Assistant on board, for navigating the UI via voice commands, although TCL says the C64 is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
TCL hasn’t specified what kind of speaker setup the C64 series will use, but we do know it supports Dolby Atmos through the TV’s own speakers, or you can connect a Dolby Atmos soundbar via the HDMI eARC connection.
The C64 series doesn’t have a release date or price yet, and TCL says it will debut soon in a variety of sizes — 55, 65, 75, and 85 inches, to be exact. We can expect more from TCL’s 2023 range during Milan Design Week, with a livestream taking place on April 17 at 5pm GMT.
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