TCL announced the arrival in Italy of his Larger TV: let’s talk about the 98C735a 98 “QLED. The specifications and aesthetics have some differences compared to the lower cuts of the C735 series; the modifications are moreover necessary both to ensure structural stability and to adapt the performance to such an important diagonal. The panel used is a LCD VA type with Full LED array backlight and local dimming.
We then have the Quantum Dot (that’s why we talk about QLED) and a resolution Ultra HD. The refresh rate is fixed at 100/120 Hz. The release does not mention the possibility of up to 144 Hz but in the specifications on the official website it is instead present, with lots of further details relating to the signals in Ultra HD, supported with color sampling in 4: 4: 4 at 10-bit at 144 Hz and 12-bit at 120 Hz. We await confirmation on this point.
Image processing is entrusted toAiPQ 2.0 Engine which, as the name suggests, draws on the contribution of artificial intelligence for upscaling and other functions. The moving images are entrusted to 120Hz Motion Clarity Pro while for HDR we find the dynamic tone mapping, which analyzes the signal in real time and applies a balance of light and dark scene by scene. Supported formats include HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, Dolby Vision And Dolby Vision IQ.
TCL speaks of 4K HDR Pro and summarizes the performance with the index Picture Performance Index 3700. According to the manufacturer, the luminance peak is around 800 cd / m² – nit. The 98 “is certified IMAX Enhanced and this implies the presence of a dedicated video mode and the features necessary to take advantage of the homonymous type of content (we talked about it here at the launch on Disney +).
The audio section a 2.1 channels is edited by Onkyo and is composed of 2 speakers of 15 W (“down firing”) and a 20 W woofer. Tracks in Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, AC4 And DTS-HD. We then find the tuners DVB-T2 And DVB-S2 with HbbTV 2.0.2 and a CI + slot compatible with ECP content protection. There are 4 HDMI inputs and 2 of these should be full bandwidth (48 Gbps) compatible with the functions of HDMI 2.1; let’s talk specifically about Ultra HD at 120Hz, eARC, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) And Variable Refresh Installments (VRR) in the form of HDMI Forum VRR And FreeSync Premium. The Wifi dual-band and the Bluetooth 5.2
For video game enthusiasts there are various possibilities grouped within the Game Master Pro. Users can turn game mode on or off, see the frame counter, enable ALLM, etc. There is also the Game Bar which offers quick access to some settings and allows the use of panoramic formats up to 32: 9. Responsiveness in response to commands stands at less than 6 ms with games in Ultra HD at 120 frames per second and approximately 15 ms at 60 fps.
Smart TV is based on Google TV and offers access to Google Play with applications for many major streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Disney + and AppleTV +. We find then Miracast, AirPlay 2 (with HomeKit), Google Assistant also in “hands-free” mode (with microphones integrated into the body of the TV) and the possibility of pairing speaker with Alexa. By adding the optional webcam you can also do it video calls with Google Duo.
As on the other C735s there is a media player that plays the following types of files:
- Video: AVI, WMV, MP4, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1, MPG, TS, MKV, WebM, VP9
- Audio: WMA, MP3
- Images: HEIF, JPG, PNG, BMP
We conclude with the design, characterized by very thin frames on three of the four sides and a pedestal composed of two elements placed near the sides. Andrea MusellaCountry Manager Italy TCL Electronics, said:
In the last period, TCL has grown a lot within the Italian market and this success has convinced us to insert a new product, with impressive dimensions, which represents a real novelty compared to the TV offer we have proposed so far. This means confirming TCL’s commitment to offering end consumers the possibility of having the best in terms of technology and visual experience.
The TCL 98C735 TV will be available from the end of June at the price of 4,999 euros.