TCL’s new Mini LED TVs offer blazing brightness on a budget

A marketing image of TCL’s 115-inch QM8 TV.
Image: TCL

5,000 nits. That’s the incredible peak brightness of TCL’s latest flagship QM8 Mini LED TV, and there’s no better example of how the company is hoping to stand out from competitors like Samsung, LG, Hisense, Sony, and others. That’s just on a different level than what OLED can offer. Are we getting to a point where TVs are getting too bright? No such thing, right?

Starting at $1,999.99 for a 65-inch size (and ranging up to an enormous 115-inch model), the QM8 contains thousands of dimming zones — “up to over 5,000,” to be specific. Combined with TCL’s image processing, the company is confident that people will get an excellent viewing experience from this Mini LED set for significantly less than, say, a top-tier OLED would cost.


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