A leading player in the global TV industry, TCL has a reputation for high quality TVs loaded with smart features at remarkably affordable prices.

An acronym for The Creative Life, TCL certainly deliver on that maxim in 2022 with a range of smart TVs boasting big screens, Dolby Vision IQ on selected models, and mini LED tech and full array local dimming for the X925 8K, C935 and C835 4K series.

There’s also a plethora of content at your fingertips through the Android platform – now with added Google TV on all 2022 models.TCL’s Android TVs provide access to over 400,000 movies and TV shows across a range of streaming services, while Google TV is an upgraded interface that sits on top of the Android platform to bring content front and centre. It can also be accessed across multiple devices and can control a smart home ecosystem via a Google Nest interface. There is also a Family Link option to control access to age-restricted content for parents’ peace of mind. Another advantage is inbuilt Chromecast, which allows the user to cast photos, music and videos to the TV’s display from a smart device.

TCL’s 75” P735 QUHD 4K Google TV

With more and more households now upsizing to larger screens, 75” is poised to replace its 65” counterpart in 2022 as the go-to size for Aussie homes, and TCL’s 75” P735 QUHD 4K Google TV delivers ample bang for buck in this department.

QUHD denotes the higher end of TCL’s product range – these TVs are equipped with cutting edge tech to get the very best picture quality from 4K UHD resolution and HDR content. The P735 also offers the aforementioned advantages of Google TV and its variety of smart features like the Google Play Store and built-in Chromecast, along with the most popular streaming apps – Stan, Netflix, Kayo, Disney+, et al – and Google Assistant and Alexa voice control.

The P735 supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision – the premium High Dynamic Range formats that use dynamic metadata (scene-by-scene image optimisation) to create the deepest possible blacks and most vibrant colour palette. This is a big bonus for movie buffs and HDR champions, with many leading smart TVs only offering one or the other.

Moreover, TCL’s X925 8K, C935, C835 and C735 series all feature Dolby Vision IQ, which uses a sensor to further enhance the HDR image according to a room’s lighting conditions, day and night.

The P735’s display is powered by Direct LED backlighting – positioned directly behind the screen in full array, not around the edges – for dual modulation and better overall brightness and contrast, with micro dimming of 1,296 zones for deeper blacks. And a wide colour gamut ensures consistently bold and vibrant images.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth, 3 x HDMI ports, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 inputs. The P735 also supports eARC for audio pass-through when the TV is connected to a compatible soundbar. The P735 series is available in screen sizes of 43” up to 85”.

Also recommended in the desirable 75” size bracket (along with 55” and 65” models), the C835 Mini LED 4K Google TV utilises the increased full array local dimming zones of mini LED tech to achieve deeper blacks and boost contrast and brightness for smoother and uniform display luminance. The result is a major uptick in overall picture quality. It also supports IMAX Enhanced tech (see breakout) and multiple HDR systems – Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision IQ.

Ultimately, TCL’s 2022 series brings the big screen experience home with a variety of screen sizes and the premium picture quality, smart functionality and extensive content options of rival brands. And you get serious bang for buck at a great price point. Check out the full range to determine which one best suits your home.

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