8K TCL 85X925 Pro TV: Mini LED OD Zero, QLED, 1,920 zones, 1,500 nits, 96,000 LEDs

The Chinese manufacturer officially presented in Paris this week the Ultra HD 8K Mini LED TCL X925 Pro TV. The opportunity for the drafting of, in addition to knowing its indicative price, to take some pictures of the beast. All to discover below.

As already explained in a previous news, the X925 Pro series has a single reference, the TCL85X925 Pro. Flagship of the manufacturer, it takes the specifications of the 85X12, unveiled in China in the city of Lingxi last March (see our CES 21 news> TV Mini LED Ultra HD 8K QLED TCL 85 '' with OD Zero technology).

OD Zero, kesako? Ultra HD 8K Mini LED model, the 85X925 Pro (85 '', 216 cm) television will be the only one in the TCL 2021 range to be equipped with OD0 technology. As a reminder, the latter designates the latest generation of backlighting from the manufacturer for a screen fineness never before achieved on LED LCD televisions.

A feat largely due to the size of the diodes used , infinitely smaller than those on board the TCL C825 specimens for example, 152.4 µm against 225 µm (and 1600 µm on the first specimen of the genus signed TCL, the 65X10 appeared in 2019). The LCD panel is of VA obedience and 100 Hz native.

To go further, OD is the abbreviation of Optical Distance, that is to say the distance which separates the backlighting system from the panel. In the context of an OD Zero process, this is minimal, close to zero. And it is this technical characteristic that allows the TCL 85X925 Pro to display a thickness of only 9.9 mm, a real feat for an LCD screen.

96,000 LEDs for 1,920 zones In the technical chapter, the TCL 85X925 Pro has 96,000 LEDs ventilated according to 1,920 zones (ie 50 diodes per zone) for a light peak of 1,500 nits and a contrast ratio of 10,000,000: 1. For its part, QLED (Quantum Dots) technology allows 157% coverage of the Rec.709 gamut. Of course, two HDMI 2.1 connectors (+ two HDMI 2.0) are part of the game with 8K / 60, HFR 4K / 120, eARC, VRR (48 Hz to 120 Hz) and ALLM compatibility. Ditto for the management of HDR10, HDR10 + and HDR Dolby Vision associated with the Dolby Vision IQ functionality, without forgetting the FreeSync.

5.1.2 and 160 W sound The audio section consists of a 5.1.2 system in the form of an Onkyo sound bar accompanied by a subwoofer housed in the TV stand (see photo below). Dolby Atmos compatible, it is equipped with 25 speakers (including a subwoofer with a capacity of 7 liters) for a total power of 160 W (7 x 10 W + 9 W).

Gesture control In addition, the TCL 85X925 Pro is equipped with a motorized ToF 3D 48 Mpxls camera, the first of its kind, for gesture control of the TV through the on-board AI module. It is thus possible to activate the fast forward of a streaming program with a simple hitchhiking gesture (see photo below).

Similarly, the latter can accurately analyze the person's viewing posture and distance to tailor the image settings accordingly. Finally, the Google Duo embedded application (see second photo below) allows visual conversations with family, friends or acquaintances.


Smart Google TV The TCL 85X925 Pro TV is equipped with the Smart Google TV function. For connectivity, it is the Wi-Fi 6 function which is in addition to Bluetooth. Finally, the Imax Enhanced certification is also present, the same for the Works with Alexa label (Amazon Echo type speaker compulsory for voice control of the TV).


Availability announced for the end of the year . Indicative price: 9,999 euros.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the TCL 85X925 Pro:

• 10-bit panel

• 100 Hz panel

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD / 8K panel

• Processor: Quad Core

• Mega Contrast contrast enhancement function

• Wide Color Gamut function

• UHD Color Extender function

• UPnP (DLNA) media gateway function

• DVR function

• eARC function

• VRR function (from 48 Hz to 120 Hz)

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• 4K HFR 120 function

• Quantum Dots function

• UHD Super Resolution function

• AiPQ 2.0 Engine function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• Bluetooth compatibility

• HDR10 + compatibility

• Miracast Compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision Compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 Compatibility

• HEVC Compatibility

• Dolby Atmos Compatibility

• DTS-HD Compatibility

• HBBTV Compatibility

• Fransat Compatibility

• CEC Compatibility

• Channel Ready Compatibility

• Wi-Fi Compatibility ax

• Com DTS-HD compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• Imax Enhanced certification

• Filmmaker Mode certification

• Outputs: 1 optical

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs, 2 HDMI 3.0 inputs, 1 USB Host 2.0 port, 1 Ethernet port

• Google Assistant Multimedia

• Multimedia Works with Alexa

• Google TV Multimedia

• Google Duo Multimedia

• Mini LED Local Diming backlighting system

• Mini LED technology: yes

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 5.1.2

• Power: 160 W (7 x 10 W + 9 W)

• Other: Hands-Free Voice Control function, integrated camera

• Consumption: L (SDR & HDR)