The TV was first purchased last year, and it has been almost a year since I promised to write a detailed review, in order to control the length I decided to write two articles, today this brief review is mainly on the game experience with PS5, the next article is mainly a professional data review.
Reasons to buy
As a senior home theater enthusiast, has a set of 188-inch 9.1 home theater system, usually either watching movies or playing games, are solved on the big screen, especially after the epidemic, the cinema is often in control, the use rate of this theater at home is even higher, the last two years are 600-700 hours of use per year.
I am also a host party, earlier bought the PS4, their favorite racing simulation games, free will drive their own drive, but also with the baby together to play a small game like alloy slug.
But 2021, because the child to go to elementary school, for this reason bought a smaller house in front of the school, finely decorated delivery, if you continue to build a home theater, one is the need for wiring disassembly project is very large, the second is to repeat the investment is not necessary, I finally decided to choose a TV, the size of a larger TV.
Requirements, first of all, must be large, followed by the picture quality must also be in the upper level, when the alternative mainly 3, red rice 98 inch, Sony's 85 inch X95J and Sony's 77 inch A80J.
Redmi's 98-inch first out, it is indeed very large, but the picture quality and performance is a little far from my requirements, does not support HDMI 2.1, no 120HZ, does not support Dolby Vision, even HDR are only software support, the picture quality is very crotch.
Sony's two TVs, one is considered a representative of high-end LCD TVs, one is considered a representative of the mainstream OLED, the price difference between the two is not much, both in the 20,000, X95J has a larger 85-inch screen, higher peak brightness, A80J peak brightness is slightly inferior, with OLED pixel-level light control and the ultimate black level and contrast, but the size is smaller only 77 inches.
Just when I was struggling with who to choose, the TCL 98 Q6E came out of nowhere.
TCL 98 Q6E makes up for several of Redmi's 98-inch hardest hitters, 800 nits peak brightness, 92% or so P3 color gamut, full HDMI 2.1 interface, 120HZ refresh rate panel, 192 partition backlight, and full Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, more IMAX ENHANCEN certification, and free original hangers and installation services, send a year VIP membership, the price is controlled at $19,999, depending on how the picture quality tuning.
After reading the objective review data of the blue big, finally finalized on it, buy is not counted, can move into the home before it is finished, after placing an order, TCL will arrange for someone to measure the size of the elevator and stairs, packaging 2.4X1.5 m size, will stop 99% of the stairs and elevators, very unfortunate, the size of my home stairs is out of the question, the size of the elevator is not big enough, there are only two options in front of me The only options before me were to cancel the order or to crane into the house.
I live more than ten, crane lifting words, a preliminary understanding of the cost of renting a large 50-meter crane to thousands of dollars, the whole community knows that I am so low-key people, or forget it, I finally chose to take a risk, remove the TV packaging, bare screen into the elevator, my elevator diagonal almost 2.25 meters, bare screen 2.18 meters in size, should be able to just get in, but to risk breaking the screen Risk, this operation is very, very extreme, bet a bar.
Handling and installation
I used a wooden square to make a 2.2 m long 15 cm wide shelf, try to see if it can be normal into the elevator, the experimental results, can enter, the ends of the basic only 1-2 cm of space, the left and right sides of the screen can also stand 2 people holding, ignoring the distortion of the ultra-wide angle lens, the actual length of the elevator has 2.1 m out.
After the TV arrived, I contacted the local TCL after-sales service at the same time, they sent out four installation engineers, plus one logistics delivery, a good friend to see the fun and I, a total of seven people.
In the elevator entrance site unpacking, TCL after-sales is also the first time to install 98-inch TV, we three or two times to take out the bare screen from inside the package.
Carefully moving the bare screen into the elevator, I was just able to get in, diagonally, as in the previous experiment, using the space to its very limit.
Fortunately, smoothly moved into the home, the next step is to power on the screen to see if the screen is broken, everything is perfect, the adventure was successful, the bet won.
Next is the installation of the wall hangers, this process I did not take pictures, after the installation, the photos taken out of the feeling seems not much, that is because there is no reference to compare.
In conjunction with the TV set-top box, HD player, and a large router from SONY, the sound I used alone BAUER VIKING Zeppelin, the space on the TV cabinet is basically full, very rare is the space location are very suitable, not blocking the screen, only slightly blocking the TV's infrared remote control receiving window.
In order to show how big the 98-inch TV is, find a reference to compare it, the actual senses are still very cool, especially the distance from the sofa to the TV is only 3 meters, more apparently large.
The bezel of this TV is very narrow, metal, great workmanship and materials, definitely worth the price of 19,999.
The width of the left and right and upper border is about 1 cm out, and the lower border is slightly wider with 2-3 cm.
The whole machine only has a very small TCL mark in the middle of the lower bezel, very low-profile, here is also the location of the infrared remote control receiving window.
From the side, the thickness of the screen is also well controlled, the lower part has a small booklet, the input interfaces are designed on the left side, there are a total of three HDMI interfaces, No. 1 is a complete 2.1 interface, 2 and 3 are 2.0 interface.
After hanging on the wall, the screen is about 14 cm away from the wall, and here you can also see that the screen part is around 3 cm, which is very well controlled for a TV of this size. The bottom half, plus the thickness of the small booklet is around 6 cm. Here to praise the original hangers sent, very sturdy and strong, visually hanging a thousand eight pounds are not any pressure.
The entire screen display area of about 2.15X1.2 a total of 2.58 square meters, basically equivalent to four 50-inch TV splicing together, power consumption is also quite large, the nominal power consumption is 540W, 2 hours a power.
The legendary SONY's large router PS5 is to buy the national optical drive version, Jingdong original price to grab the double handle game set, the location can only lie put.
BAUER WERKEN's Zeppelin uses a Bluetooth-connected TV, and the sound quality is much better than the TV's own speakers, and much stronger than the vast majority of high-end echo walls on the market.
In order to watch movies, I also paired with the Z9X from Chidu, an HD player I've recommended numerous times, both for compatibility and functionality, which also supports Dolby Vision output and is priced appropriately. There is also a small love touch screen speaker Pro on the TV cabinet, as a smart home control, but also as a Bluetooth mesh gateway role, the home built a full set of smart home products, a total of 59 access to the house Mijia smart devices, I will write a text to share later when the opportunity arises.
TV system operation review will be skipped for now, 98Q6E using quad-core A73 architecture CPU, 4 + 64G memory, both system UI design or running smoothly without any problems, in the subsequent professional review article, including audio effects, system settings, color gamut color accuracy, etc., I will share in detail.
The next briefly share with the PS5 game feeling, I am not considered a hardcore gamer, in addition to open GT racing I am more hardcore, other games played is not good, many times are experience-based, mainly or not enough time. ps5 access is HDMI 1 interface, that is, the complete 2.1 interface, the global display mode are HDR state, audio output for DTS Source output.
98Q6E is to support 120HZ VRR variable refresh rate and ALLM automatic low latency function, to open the HDMI advanced standard and variable refresh rate inside the menu.
After successfully turning on the function, you can perfectly turn on VRR and 120HZ HDR support by turning on the corresponding display output in the PS5's screen and video menu.
Recently SONY modified the PSN membership system, I also mentioned the PSN level plus upgraded version, all of a sudden a lot more must play the game masterpiece, so that I have difficulty choosing are committed, a time do not know what game to play.
I used to play games on a large 150-inch screen with projection, and the immersion brought by a large screen is very strong, this time I changed 98 Q6E games, although the screen became smaller, but people sit closer, immersion is not much weaker, the peak brightness is almost 10 times higher to 700 + nits, the contrast performance of the partitioned backlight is also better than the projection, the overall gaming experience I think is a significant improvement.
This time the most running time should be this PS5 free game, mainly my son is playing, the painting style is cute, the picture is bright, although only the cartoon style picture, but the picture details are a lot, the following this handy screen shot, high bright neon lights, the sky is high bright meteor details, small robots on the plastic material reflections, the sky dark stars, dark wall texture details, 98 Q6E performance are all noteworthy.
I've downloaded the new Spider-Man these days, took this screen shot, the details of the texture of the floor tiles look quite real, dappled paint off the crosswalk, the ground scattered debris and garbage, Spider-Man is located in the city if the creation of civilized cities, certainly not pass the test, hahahahahaha.
Recently I am also playing the wilderness dart, especially in movie mode, really and watch the movie feeling is too similar, 98Q6E partition backlighting ability I am also more satisfied, 192 partitions although not a lot, but also quite a lot, after opening the movie mode, the upper and lower black edge is almost imperceptible, black to go down.
After the PS5 arrived, I revisited the game in its entirety mainly on 2, the last survivor 1, 2, it is definitely the greatest game ever, there is no one, do not accept any rebuttal.
Just like a good movie I will watch more than once, a good game I will play more than once, these two games on PS4 I have experienced in depth, PS5 with 98 Q6E, although it is an old game, but thanks to PS5 more powerful function and updated HDR algorithm, the two games have improved the picture quality compared to PS4, especially the American end II picture quality improvement is more obvious some, with the growth of age, every time you play American end have some different feelings.
Game feelings, for the time being, here, before the more expected GT racing 7, I did not debut into the hand, mainly because my steering wheel is broken has not been time to repair, but also fortunately not into the debut, see the review GT7 was sprayed badly, I wait to repair the bugs, after the recent steering wheel fixed, after the hand to update a 98 Q6E play GT 7 detailed review.
TCL this 98Q6E after I got it last year, for a long time is the general existence of the king of cost performance, the hardware parameters are sufficient, the picture quality tuning is also very good, I actually test the color performance factory tuning is also very accurate, in the 20,000 yuan price range of high-end TV inside, is definitely worth focusing on one of the choice of TV, this year Hisense also followed up with a parameter performance similar to 98E7G-PRO, Xiaomi's new 100 inch than the previous red rice 98 also huge enhancements, 100 inch TV choice at once more up. If the budget is enough, TCL also came out with a 98X9C Pro, 2304 partitioned mini LED backlight, quantum dot, 2000 nits peak brightness, I kind of regret buying early. Now just about is 618, need to buy a hundred inch TV friends, these are a good choice, seize the opportunity to discount, basically the lowest price since a year, buy buy buy, TV use quality tips is very huge.
98 Q6E Pros.
1, the actual measurement of about 700 nits of optimized brightness, Dolby Vision and HDR is basically enough
2, zoning backlight control ability is strong enough, excellent contrast performance
3, factory tuning accuracy is very high, to the hand that is used
4, 120HZ refresh rate, VRR and ALLM automatic low latency support, the game experience is great
1, the sale price of 20,000 machines or infrared remote control, which is very unsatisfactory
2, bright environment, some angles of the screen reflection will be more obvious