TCL 65S421 Review and Specifications

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TCL 65S421 Overview

Roku Smart LED TV ( TCL 65S421) provides superb image production on a 65 inches 4K UHD LED.

TCL 65S421

The simple, minimalist interface enables easy access to 500k+ movies, TV series, cable, and other gadgets. It boasts HDR10, upscaling HD videos to nearly 4K through TCL 4K Creative Pro, and wireless streaming using Wi-Fi.

Inclusions

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Roku TV RC280 remote control
  • Two “AAA” remote batteries

Pros

  • Smart TV with 4K resolution
  • WiFi and Ethernet
  • 4K Creative Pro upscaling
  • Easy navigation with 20 buttons RC282 remote

Cons

  • No HDR10+
  • No Dolby Vision
  • No Bluetooth

Specifications

BrandTCL
CountryUSA
Series 24
Model65S421
Release Year2018
Size65 inch
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5 inch
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Backlight TypeLED
Color30 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Display TypeLCD
Display Area93.24%
LED TypeDirect LED
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Frame Rate Control (FRC)
Panel TypeVA
Screen DesignFlat
Viewing Angle178 °
Aspect Ratio16:9
VIDEO
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz
Upscaling4K Creative Pro
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear Motion
3D Capability
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
HDR10
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating8W + 8W
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2×2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDMI InputsThree
HDMI VersionTwo
HDMI-CEC
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Optical Audio Output
RCA Audio Outputs
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) InputsOne
RS-232C Remote
USB 3.0 Ports
USB InputsOne
OTHER
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
Closed Captions
CPU Cores2
GPU Cores2
Mobile App
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
Operating SystemRoku
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
ASF
AV1
AVCHD
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
GIFV
H.263
H.264
H.265
M2TS
MKV
MOV
MP4
MPEG-2
MPEG-4
OCG
QuickTime
RealVideo
RM
TS
VC-1
VOB
VP7
VP8
VP9
VRO
WEBM
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
3GP
AA
AAC
AAX
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
AU
CDA
DSS
DVF
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
GSM
HE-AAC
IVS
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
OPUS
ORG
RAW
RealAudio
SLN
TTA
VOC
VOX
WAV
WMA
IMAGE FORMATS
BAT
BMP
CGM
EPS
Exif
GIF
GIF
HEIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
PPM
RAW
SVG
TIFF
WebP
TUNER
Analog TunerNTSC
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Tuner✔ 1
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
SAT Tuner
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)57.3 x 33.3 x 3.1 inch
(145.54 x 84.58 x 7.87 cm)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.3 x 36.0 x 11.8 inch
(145.54 x 91.44 x 29.97 cm)
Stand Size51.3 inch
(130.30 cm)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)64.8 x 39.4 x 8.4 inch
(164.59 x 100.08 x 21.34 cm)
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 200 mm
(15.75 x 7.87 inch)
Wall mount screwM6 x 12
Weight With Stand39.7 lbs (18.00 kg)
Weight Without Stand38.8 lbs (17.60 kg)
Weight of Package59.5 lbs (26.98 kg)
Operating Temperature5 °C – 35 °C
Operating Humidity20% – 80%
WARRANTY
Warranty1 year limited warranty

Final Verdict

We performed the TCL 65S421 review by testing and analyzing each aspect carefully.

Also, read TCL 55S423 review.

65S421 4K Roku TV is a 65 inch premium addition to your home entertainment system with above-average features like 4K UHD, WiFi, Ethernet, HDMI, HDR10, and 4K Creative Pro Upscaling.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What year is TCL 65S421?

    TCL 65S421, series 4 Roku TV was introduced in 2018.

  2. Where to get the TCL 65S421 manual?

    You can get the pdf version of the TCL TV user manual here.

  3. TCL 65S421 vs 65S431. How do they compare?

    65S431 is a bit cheaper than 65S421.

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