An average Stuff employee spends 95% of his life staring at a screen. That’s a lie, I totally made that up but it’s not far from reality. We’ve barely left our homes and the writer of this piece is currently living with four tellies. Each dedicated to a specific task, and each from a different brand, and with smarts that can get through school life with ease. The smart folks at TCL probably thought of something similar and launched the C Series with three new tellies. Each designed for a specific purpose in mind and we’ll tell you all about them.
C825 - For the rich kid
The Mini LED QLED 4K C825 is the top dog of the family. As the name suggests the Mini LED is a grainier version of traditional LEDs. Here it works with the Full Array Local Dimming Technology for deeper blacks and richer contrast. It also has Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Vision IQ that uses a fancy algorithm to deliver better picture quality. To keep the package immersive it also comes with an IMAX Enhanced certified 2.1integrated ONKYO Soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos. We don’t know how this will affect the sound and picture quality but we can’t wait to find out. Even PS5 and Xbox Series X owners can relish with the 120Hz refresh rate. It also supports a 1080p magnetic magic camera for Google Duo and attending Zoom meetings from your couch.
It’s available in 55 and 65 inches for ₹1,14,990 and ₹1,49,990 respectively.
C725 - For almost everyone
Bringing QLED down to the masses… somewhat. The C725 boasts a 4K QLED panel with HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HDMI 2.1. It basically checks all the right boxes for a pleasant streaming experience and there’s even an Onkyo soundbar with Dolby Atmos certification. You can even use your voice to bring up Google Assistant, something that was seen in the recent review OnePlus U1S telly as well. TCL has also sprinkled some home-brewed UI elements into the TV. The TCL Home Entertainment Center brings all kinds of local and global content. There’s also something called the Game Center and according to TCL you can play games via air-console and it doesn’t require an additional gamepad. If you’re stroking your chin with questions then you’re not alone.
It’s available in three sizes - 50in for ₹64,990, 55in for ₹72,990 and 65in for ₹99,999.
C728 - For the Gamer
The C728 is pretty much the same as its 4K QLED brethren but heavily focused on refresh rates. The marketing calls it ‘Game Master’ features and you get no points for guessing what it means. The telly had HDMI 2.1 with a 120Hz refresh rate, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). It’s got all the goodness of QLED display tech from TCL and will also have eARC and hands-free voice control.
It is available in 55in for ₹79,990, 65in for ₹1,02,990 and 75 in for ₹1,59,990.