Recommended TCL Q650G settings for PS5, Xbox Series X and S

If you purchased the 2023 TCL Q6, also known as the Q650G, then you can check out this Seeking Tech article to see what settings you should be using to get the most out of your PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console.

Supported PS5 Features

With the TCL Q650G, you will be able to play games at up to 120 Hz in both 1080p and 1440p. However, the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz at the 4K resolution.

When it comes to Sony’s console, this television set is also capable of HDR10, Auto Low Latency Mode as well as Variable Refresh Rate starting at 48 Hz.

Supported Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Features

The Q650G can also display Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at up to 120 frames per second in 1080p and 1440p. At 4K, the maximum frame rate drops to 60 fps.

In terms of other Xbox features, this QLED is capable of HDR10 and Dolby Vision. However, HDR will automatically set the resolution to 4K and resolution to 1080p.

While the two Xbox consoles support VRR at 40 Hz, it won’t kick in with this TV unless a minimum of 48 Hz is reached.

How to set up the TCL Q650G for console gaming

To get the most out of the Q650G when it comes to playing videogames, we suggest that you do the following:

1. Connect your console to any of the three HDMI ports of the television if you haven’t done so already.

This TCL TV features HDMI 2.0 ports; so, you should make sure to use the HDMI 2.1 cable that came with your PS5 or Xbox Series X. For the Xbox Series S, you should use the HDMI 2.0 cable that came bundled with the console.

2. Next, press the gear button on the Q650G remote to open the Settings menu. From there, make sure that Picture Mode is set to Game.

3. Afterwards, head over to the Inputs menu of the TV. Once you get there, make sure that Auto Low Latency Mode and Variable Refresh Rate are both enabled.

4. You should be done setting up your TV. On the console side, however, you need to head over to its Settings menu.

Once you are there on your PS5, head over to Screen and Video > Video Output. From there, we recommend that you set the resolution to 2160p, which is 4K. While the frame rate will be limited to 60 fps, a vast majority of games do not support 120 Hz.

Of course, you could always go back to this screen to set the resolution to 1080p or 1440p and then the 120 Hz option to Automatic if you want to play games with that support the 120 Hz mode.

Next, you need to make sure to set HDR to On When Supported as well as the following settings to Automatic:

  • ALLM
  • 4K Transfer Rate
  • Deep Color Output
  • RGB Range

Afterwards, select Adjust HDR to open the HDR brightness calibration menu. Follow the text directions over the next three screens to sync the HDR output of the PS5 to the Q650G.

On the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, you need to go to General > TV & display options > Video modes.

From there, enable the following:

  • Allow auto low-latency mode
  • Allow 4K
  • Allow HDR10
  • Allow Dolby Vision
  • Allow Dolby Vision for Gaming

Next, return to the Settings > General > TV & display options. Since a lot of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games run at 60 Hz, we recommend that you leave Resolution to 4K UHD and Refresh Rate to 60 Hz.

If you want to play a game that supports 120 Hz, then you can return here to change Resolution to either 1080p or 1440p as well as Refresh Rate to 120 Hz.

Finally select Calibrate HDR for Gaming. Over the next several screens, you need to follow the directions to sync the HDR brightness output of the Xbox to the TCL Q650G.

You should now be fully set up.

TCL Q650G wall mount specs

If you would like to hang up your 2023 Q6, also known as the Q650G, onto a wall, then you can check out this Seeking Tech article.

TCL Q650G Screen Sizes

This article will cover all four screen sizes from the series. You can find the official names and model numbers for each below:

  • TCL 55″ Q Class 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV (Model Number: 55Q650G)
  • TCL 65″ Q Class 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV (Model Number: 65Q650G)
  • TCL 75″ Q Class 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV (Model Number: 75Q650G)
  • TCL 85″ Q Class 4K QLED HDR Smart TV with Google TV (Model Number: 85Q650G)

TCL Q650G Dimensions (without Stand)

Dimensions without Stand (in inches):

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 48.3 inches x 28.0 inches x 3.2 inches
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 56.9 inches x 32.8 inches x 3.2 inches
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 65.7 inches x 37.8 inches x 3.5 inches
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 74.4 inches x 42.8 inches x 3.7 inches

Dimensions without Stand (in millimeters):

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 1227 mm x 711 mm x 81 mm
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 1445 mm x 833 mm x 81 mm
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 1669 mm x 960 mm x 89 mm
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 1990 mm x 1087 mm x 94 mm

Dimensions without Stand (in centimeters):

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 122.7 cm x 71.1 cm x 8.1 cm
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 144.5 cm x 83.3 cm x 8.1 cm
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 166.9 cm x 96.0 cm x 8.9 cm
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 199.0 cm x 108.7 cm x 9.4 cm

TCL Q650G Weight (without Stand)

Weight without Stand (in pounds):

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 24.2 lbs.
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 33.7 lbs.
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 51.8 lbs.
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 65.0 lbs.

Weight without Stand (in kilograms):

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 11.0 kg
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 15.3 kg
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 23.5 kg
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 29.5 kg

TCL Q650G VESA Mounting Pattern

When you take a look at the back of your Q650G, you should be able to identify four screw holes. You will need to use these to fasten the front part of the wall mount to the backside of the screen. The screw holes for the TV and mounting bracket must align.

VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

You can find the horizontal and vertical distances of these holes, known as the VESA Mounting Pattern, below:

  • 55” TCL Q650G: 200 mm x 300 mm
  • 65” TCL Q650G: 300 mm x 300 mm
  • 75” TCL Q650G: 300 mm x 300 mm
  • 85” TCL Q650G: 300 mm x 600 mm

TCL Q650G Mounting Screw Size

When it comes to the screw size that you should use when installing the mount to the back of your Q650G, TCL recommends using M6 x 12mm for the 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch models.

If you have the 85-incher, then you should use a M8 screw size.

What wall mounts are compatible with the TCL Q650G?

For a wall mount to be compatible with the TCL Q650G, it needs to meet the weight and VESA Mounting Pattern requirements.

When it comes to weight, all screen sizes are considered to be relatively light as they should be no more than 65.0 pounds or 29.5 kilograms.

When it comes to the VESA Mounting Pattern, the 65-inch and 75-inch models use the same 300 mm x 300 mm spacing. The 55-inch (200 mm x 300 mm) and 85-inch (300 mm x 600 mm) versions feature more unique patterns, which limits your choices when it comes to wall mounts.

You can check out our general mounting bracket recommendations guide to see what fixed, tilting or full motion type you should be checking out for the Q650G and other televisions.