TCL’s 2021 TV range is available in Australian stores now. The range offers high-end TV features such as Mini LED displays, HDMI 2.1 functionality, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos on select models. You can shop the full range HERE.
With the new generation of video game consoles driving a push for displays with HDMI 2.1 support for modern resolutions and refresh rates, we’re finally starting to see TV brands embrace the technology in a big way. While Australians might not be used to seeing more premium televisions from TCL, the brand is bringing some serious tech to our shores with its 2021 range, and at comparatively affordable prices.
The 2021 TCL range features a host of modern features such as support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision, Android/Google TV and VRR in its entry-level models, all the way up to 4K/8K Full Array Mini LED displays with VRR up to 120Hz and Onkyo audio in its high-end models.
You can see the entire TCL TV range on their website here, but we’ve broken down the newest models heading to our shores below.
AUSTRALIAN TCL 2021 TV RANGE
The X925 is TCL’s premium model for 2021, packing an enormous suite of features into a 65″/75″ 8K Mini LED display. With HDMI 2.1 compatibility bringing VRR support up to 120Hz as well as Auto Low Latency mode. The X925 supports both Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, with built-in subwoofer and Onkyo sound, plus full Google TV support.
The C825 model takes most of what’s great about the X925 and matches it with a more affordable 4K panel. It’s missing Freesync support, but otherwise is a match for its 8K sibling with HDMI 2.1 supporting VRR, 120hz, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ in a Mini LED panel as well as the same Onkyo sound and built-in subwoofer. Unlike the X925’s Google TV operating system, the C825 series televisions currently run on Android TV.
The C725 is another 4K television with a decent amount of the same features as the two Mini LED models, only this time in a QLED display. Available in sizes ranging from 43″ up to 75″, it still supports VRR and Auto Low Latency mode with HDMI 2.1, but loses out on 120Hz support and the built-in subwoofer. Dolby Atmos is in, as is the standard Dolby Vision and HDR10+. The C725 series and below also sees a step down from “200 Clear Motion Rate” to “100 Clear Motion Rate”, which means it won’t handle judder and blur in fast action quite as well as the more expensive models.
Lastly, the entry-level P725 television is another 4K set, this time with a QUHD panel and a further step down in features. It retains Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, 100 CMR, VRR and Auto Low Latency mode from the C725 but drops from HRD10+ to just HDR10 and does not include Onkyo sound. Just like the C825 and C725 the P725 currently runs on Android TV, and it’s available in sizes from a very affordable 43″ right up to a whopping 85″.