TCL 65S405 review & specs

TCL 65S405: 4K UHD TV With Roku TV

TCL 65S405

With a 65-inch screen, the 65S405 (2017) is the biggest model from TCL’s budget S405 series. The TVs from the series feature 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR technology, and many others. They are available in four screen sizes (from 43 to 65 inches).

I would like to start this TCL 65S405 review by noting that except for being able to offer a true 4K picture resolution, this TV with an LCD panel also can upscale non-4K content to near-4K quality thanks to 4K Creative Pro upscaling engine. Rather than the basic 60Hz, the TV features a 120Hz refresh rate and has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. The direct-lit LED light also contributes to improved picture quality. Thanks to HDR10, the picture is clearer and you can see more details.

The other TCL 65S405 specs include the Roku TV platform that has a convenient and simple interface and offers thousands of TV shows and movies on streaming channels.

While the traditional remote control features 40 buttons or more, the 65S405 remote is very simple and has only 20 buttons to ensure easy navigation. The TV also works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

The 65S405 review is a good way to find out that the remote control and smart speakers are not the only two ways to control the TV. TCL also provides the ability to carry out the TV’s control by using your smartphone via the Roku TV app. You can search for content by voice or use the keyboard. It also allows watching videos/music/photos from your phone on the TV and casting movies and videos to the TV with Netflix and YouTube apps.

The TCL 65S405 has a sleek and modern design. It stands on a wide silver-colored plastic V-shaped stand which requires a lot of free space but supports the TV quite reliably. The body has a metallic top and plastic bottom. The borders around the screen are 0.39-inch thick. When viewed from the side, the TV has an average thickness. However, due to the bundle in its bottom part, it will stick out a bit when mounted on the wall. The TV’s dimensions are 57.8 x 33.3 x 3.1 inches.

The TCL 65S405 65-inch TV has four HDMI inputs, USB port, composite video input, optical digital audio output, and 3.5mm audio jack for headphones. For Internet connection, the TV can offer dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet port.

In terms of sound, this TV has a pair of 8W stereo speakers which provide a generally poor audio quality with little bass.

TCL 65S405 pros and cons

Pros

  • The built-in tuner allows watching free channels.
  • The TV has low input lag and minimal motion blur being a great pick for gamers.
  • Thanks to the deep black color, the TV’s contrast is quite impressive.

Cons

  • The viewing angle is quite narrow.
  • The TV doesn't do well with the reflection as it doesn’t get very bright.

Common features

Product

TCL 65S405

Model

65S405

Brand

TCL

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

4685

General

Series

S405

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

65

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

142.84/56.23

Display height, cm/in

80.35/31.63

Display area, %

92.43

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

stereo

Speakers power, W

16

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black

Width, cm/in

146.81/57.8

Height, cm/in

84.58/33.3

Depth, cm/in

7.87/3.1

Weight, kg/lbs

20.3/44.75

Width with stand, cm/in

146.81/57.8

Height with stand, cm/in

91.18/35.9

Depth with stand, cm/in

24.63/9.7

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

20.6/45.42

Connections

HDMI

3

USB

1

Component video input

0

Composite video input

1

VGA input

0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion

Backlight technology

Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT

Native refresh rate, Hz

120

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.037/0.014

Pixel density, ppi

68

Processor

Model

Dual-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

Standby power consumption, W

0.5

User manual

Manual