Affordable TV and appliance maker TCL has announced its latest range coming to Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. At the top of the list is the TCL C845 Mini LED TV, the company’s brightest display to date.
As initially revealed earlier in the year at CES 2023, the C845 is accompanied by two new QLED models: the C745 and C645. Alongside the TVs is a new soundbar plus several appliances to kit out the home.
Among the main features of TCL’s headline TVs are high refresh rates, increased dimming zones, and even greater brightness than before.
TCL C845: a new flagship affordable TV
A successor to last year’s C835 model, the TCL C845 cranks the brightness up to 2000 nits in peak HDR brightness. According to the previous model’s brochure, that’s a substantial leap up from 500 nits. To further assist with making HDR content look good, this year’s model sees an increase in dimming zones. This should mean less blooming and more precise contrast between light and dark scenes.
Available in 55, 65, 75 and 85-inch sizes, the TCL C845 runs on the Android OS and uses the AiPQ Processor 3.0. It should be good for games too, supporting a 144Hz variable refresh rate (VRR). At retailers like Bing Lee, prices start at $1,795 for the 55-inch model.
Another option for gamers is the TCL C745, a 4K QLED TV and the follow-up to last year’s popular model. It supports 144Hz (VRR) and has a 240Hz Game Accelerator feature. Not much is known about how this works, although we imagine it’s some form of motion smoothing for games. Bing Lee has listings starting at $1,395 for the 55-inch size.
As for the next step down, the TCL C645 is another QLED TV with Dolby Vision and Dolby, like its more expensive companions. It also has a 120Hz Game Accelerator function, which suggests it doesn’t natively output refresh rates that high. We don’t have many additional details on hand beyond a $1,795 Bing Lee listing for the 75-inch model.
To pair with its new TVs, TCL also has the S64 Series Dolby Audio Soundbars, including a 3.1 channel model and a 2.1 option. Not much else is known about the soundbars other than the fact they won a Red Dot award for product design earlier in the year.
Other than home entertainment, TCL revealed that several new home appliances are coming to the Asia Pacific region. These include new FreshIN+ air conditioners, plus the latest fridge and washing machine entries. More details to come as we learn more.