CES 23 > TCL C845 Mini LED TV: from 55'' to 98'' and 2,000 counter zones

While the TCL press conference gave no information on the 2023 TV ranges for Europe, whose presentation is scheduled for April, a visit to the brand's stand finally allowed us to learn more about the C845 series, a fleeting photo of which was seen during the brand's presentation.

The TCL C845 series will therefore have five references, the TCL 55C845 (55'', 140 cm), TCL 65C845 (165 cm), TCL 75C845 (191 cm), TCL 85C845 (216 cm) and TCL 98C845 (249 cm).

TCL C845, new Mini LED backlight system Ultra HD 4K LCD 144 Hz models (it remains to be confirmed that the 85''/98'' diagonals which in 2023 could still be limited to 120 Hz), TCL C845 televisions are equipped with a Mini LED system with 2,000 zones for a total of about 20,000 diodes. As a reminder, the TCL C835 vintage 2022 televisions had only a few hundred zones: 240 for the 55 '', 288 for the 65 '' and 360 on the 75 '' each integrating six diodes. Which gives us a total, respectively, of 1440, 1728 and 2160 diodes. As a result, while the C835 TVs displayed a peak light of 1,000 nits, the TCL C845 screens claim 1,500 nits. The evolution is therefore, in all respects, more than sensible.

TCL C845, main specifications In addition to a sharply increasing light peak, the TCL C845 TVs feature QLED (Quantum Dots) technology for 96% coverage of the DCI-P3 gamut, an integrated microphone for voice control of the screen and HDMI connectors 2.1 (HFR 4K/120, eARC, VRR from 48Hz to 144Hz and ALLM). Ditto for the management of HDR10, HDR10 + and HDR Dolby Vision associated with the Dolby Vision IQ functionality (brightness sensor), without forgetting the FreeSync Premium Pro. We can also mention a 120 Hz MEMC motion compensation, anti-reflective treatment and an anti-blue light mode. Plus a Game mode with an Input Lag of 6 milliseconds.

Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X and Smart Google TV The sound equipment has not been specified but, again, DTS Virtual: X certification is required in addition to Dolby Atmos. Of course, the TCL C845 TVs include the Smart Google TV function. For connectivity, it is the Wi-Fi 6 function which is required in addition to Bluetooth 5.0. Finally, the Imax Enhanced certification is also present. We also note the AirPlay 2/HomeKit and Miracast certifications, not to mention the Multi View 2.0 function allowing four distinct sources to be displayed on the screen.

Availability announced for spring. Indicative prices still unknown but the 98'' should not exceed 5,000 euros.