TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV : Decent picture at the price, with some minor niggles


I wasn’t expecting significantly from this. Likely i am far too a great deal of an av snob. I like lg and samsung, and really don’t usually steer absent from these manufacturers for tvs. Toshiba, one more decent make has 43′ tvs at this price tag way too. I imagined this would be a normal ‘also ran’ brand name. Box arrived and is very little for a 43′. Although it was well packed with no marks. Extremely very well shielded with foam backed board and obvious protecting tape close to the sides of the precise tv.

Wonderful rate for a excellent product or service, seriously satisfied with it.

TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

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  • The Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution is 4 times greater than Full HD. Never miss a single detail, be part of the action!
  • HDR10 and HLG: Deepest blacks, higher contrast and vivid colours. Covering 4K HDR10 Movies and TV broadcasts.
  • Dolby Audio delivers rich, clear, powerful sound in your TV.
  • TCL SMART: Includes Netflix, Youtube and Freeview Play: Freeview Play provides 7 Day Catch Up through your programme guide and On Demand apps such as BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5, UKTV Play through your existing TV aerial and home WIFI connection.
  • 2 Year Warranty: Provides ONSITE HOME Repair for all 43″+ TCL UK TV’s.

I hadn’t listened to of the tcl brand name in advance of, my key tv is a panasonic smart tv even though some several years outdated now. Neither was i familiar with the freeview play solution so i was prepared for some surprises at least. I had the assistance of a youthful close friend to established the tv up, we both remarkedo nt he tiny size of the delivery box not substantially even bigger than the genuine tv. Unpoacking it showed that it was extremely neatly packed with polystrene and foam strategically shielding the tv. We did waste a handful of minutes hunting for a stand but then realised that in actuality it had small legs insteadit was truthfully a entire doddle to established up the legs correct firmly and give it security. My heloer remarked on how light the tv is i am satisfied about this as protection clever its substantially less probable to trigger any destruction if it fallsover. Placing up to look at just ran through on display everyting labored straight off and we were being all set to start off seeing. It is slowish to appear on when switched on and not the swiftest response to the remote but very little out of buy. The fundamental thought of freeview play is that catchup is built-in in to the tv information so you can decide on programmes shown over the former seven times utilizing the guidebook button. Ive identified this incredibly valuable to prolong my viewing decisions and have on a several occasions received a bit irritated with my other tv which doesnt have itpicture sensible, the show is fairly ‘hot’ colour and i have revisite the settings a couple of situations to make advancements.

I a short while ago moved into my uni halls and required a new tv for my area, this was a great healthy from price tag to sizing and worth for dollars. When seeking at other makes, tcl was priced somewhat low and in conditions of efficiency does not let down. I’m applied to employing samsung/sony tv’s and observed no variance shifting throughout to this tv. All round, i would really endorse to any family members or even learners that are wanting for a fantastic tv at the lowest price tag.

1 slight factor with this tv is the electronic audio is coaxial and not fiber but procured a converter for £10 and now functions just fantastic.

TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A] : A 43″ 4k smart tv including freeview is quite impressive for this price. However, well-known branded names are producing similar for equivalent prices. The smart feature includes netflix, youtube and freeview play (freeview play provides 7 day catch up through your programme guide and on demand apps such as bbc iplayer, the itv hub, all 4, demand 5, uktv play through your existing tv aerial and home wifi connection. The picture quality is excellent as is the sound. Not a bad tv for its type but i think i’d be inclined to shop around more before buying. Setup is clumsy in that the guide provides no info on directly connecting to sky, for example. All you do is skip the connection steps at the beginning and then, having plugged in the hdmi cable, ensure you have selected this as the source. Tried to connect to a wireless network but the on-screen keyboard did not appear when required and i cannot see any way of doing so. This means many of the features are not accessible if a username and password are required.

The supply was swift and without having troubles, every thing arrived in 1 piece. Adding the stand to the tv was straightforward, just a scenario of lining it up and screwing it in applying the included screws. I have been employing it for a handful of times now and i have experienced no issues with the picture high quality or operation of the tv by itself, still having to grips with some of the high-quality-tuning possibilities to make it fit personalized choice. The detrimental facets i have seasoned have been audio good quality, it is relatively silent and at instances a little bit tinny sounding, a issue i fixed with an exterior speaker. All round the positive aspects far outway the negatives i have professional, for the photo high-quality out there the tv is wonderful worth for revenue.

I’ve no grievances as to photograph top quality, despite the fact that it’s generally value likely through the configurations if, like me, you will not want superfluous visible ‘effects’ switched on these kinds of as overscan and ‘shop/demo mode’ (it truly is aggravating how poorly documented the tv options are). three hdmi connectors as well as usb really should be plenty of for most requires. Be informed that the only audio output socket is s/pdif so if you have a non electronic amplifier you may require an adaptor (conveniently available from amazon). I’m not a fan of the set legs (at the left and right finishes of the tv scren) stand, and would have chosen something with a significantly smaller sized base footprint that allowed me to swivel the tv. The responsiveness to the distant is fairly gradual.

Great picturebit of exploration carried out before purchasestands up from home nameswon’t get a improved 4k hdr10 at this pricehighly suggest.

What are the problems for?for the selling price you pay this tv is only amazing. If you are very fussy , will not even trouble to order it. You can go for lg,samsung and sony but completely diverse charges. I compensated £235 for a 43′,fantastic benefit for revenue.

Good tv for the selling price and pleasant picture good quality, only to be ruined by white gentle bleeding the bottom right and leading portion of the monitor. I’ve experienced two of these tvs and both of those have been the exact same. Do yourself a favour, get a major model and preserve by yourself the problems.

The box it arrived is not a great deal more substantial than the tv by itself but nevertheless packaged quite securely. There is some tiny assembly necessary, the stand is in fact two fixed legs on either facet of the tv. It has taken us some time to get utilized to, we’re employed to a central stand that swivels. It does seem neat and tidy while. The power cable is on the quick aspect, only 1m, so if it truly is currently being positioned absent from a socket an extension is demanded. Nearly plug and play, just comply with the on screen prompts. The distant does have a slight lag so when environment up keep in mind to wait around a minor especially when hoping to put your wifi password in, i did get a bit disappointed at initial. The photograph is great we have not experienced any ghosting and so forth.

This item is good, but the tcl dp648 product has a couple of improved options like improved ppi, better peak brightness, a large color gamut and slimmer design and style.

I believe it really is a definitely fantastic telly. I pre-ordered it for £350 which was a little bit steep since i was initially gonna spend £250 on a 1080p one particular, but was swayed by 4k to invest another £50 then by hdr to shell out a further. I you should not use the tv’s speakers so are not able to definitely commenton them, but i use logitech z333 speakers as a substitute by way of the headphone out jack. The picture quality is excellent. A very little bit of backlight bleed but nothing at all big. Colors are vivid, much far better than just about anything i’ve viewed telly on, you would be investing thousands to get the exact same excellent two decades in the past. on in the menu (not on by default) or you would not get 4k. The smart interface isn’t really some thing that i typically use as i have it plugged into a bt box, but when i have made use of it it really is not also gradual but also not lightning quick.

No difficulties with the tv so much, apart from that it masses menu’s/anything somewhat gradually. On the other hand, you get excellent picture and a awesome sized monitor for quite minimal income. Definitely encouraged if you don’t mind it not being super rapidly.


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TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play - Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 18 reviews
Price
£288.52

One thought on “TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV : Decent picture at the price, with some minor niggles

  1. Size: 55 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
    One slight thing with this tv is the digital audio is coaxial and not fiber but purchased a converter for £10 and now works just fine.
    1. Size: 55 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      One slight thing with this tv is the digital audio is coaxial and not fiber but purchased a converter for £10 and now works just fine.
  2. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    What are the complaints for?for the price you pay this tv is simply amazing. If you are very fussy , don’t even bother to order it. You can go for lg,samsung and sony but totally different prices. I paid £235 for a 43″,great value for money.
  3. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    What are the complaints for?for the price you pay this tv is simply amazing. If you are very fussy , don’t even bother to order it. You can go for lg,samsung and sony but totally different prices. I paid £235 for a 43″,great value for money.
    1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      I recently moved into my uni halls and needed a new tv for my room, this was a perfect fit from price to size and value for money. When looking at other brands, tcl was priced relatively low and in terms of performance does not let down. I’m used to using samsung/sony tv’s and found no difference moving across to this tv. Overall, i would highly recommend to any family or even students that are looking for a good tv at the lowest price.
      1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
        I recently moved into my uni halls and needed a new tv for my room, this was a perfect fit from price to size and value for money. When looking at other brands, tcl was priced relatively low and in terms of performance does not let down. I’m used to using samsung/sony tv’s and found no difference moving across to this tv. Overall, i would highly recommend to any family or even students that are looking for a good tv at the lowest price.
  4. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    The delivery was quick and without problems, everything arrived in one piece. Adding the stand to the tv was straightforward, just a case of lining it up and screwing it in using the included screws. I’ve been using it for a few days now and i’ve had no problems with the picture quality or functionality of the tv itself, still getting to grips with some of the fine-tuning options to make it suit personal preference. The negative aspects i have experienced have been sound quality, it is fairly quiet and at times slightly tinny sounding, a problem i fixed with an external speaker. Overall the benefits far outway the negatives i have experienced, for the picture quality available the tv is great value for money.
    1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      The delivery was quick and without problems, everything arrived in one piece. Adding the stand to the tv was straightforward, just a case of lining it up and screwing it in using the included screws. I’ve been using it for a few days now and i’ve had no problems with the picture quality or functionality of the tv itself, still getting to grips with some of the fine-tuning options to make it suit personal preference. The negative aspects i have experienced have been sound quality, it is fairly quiet and at times slightly tinny sounding, a problem i fixed with an external speaker. Overall the benefits far outway the negatives i have experienced, for the picture quality available the tv is great value for money.
      1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
        I think it’s a really good telly. I pre-ordered it for £350 which was a bit steep because i was originally gonna spend £250 on a 1080p one, but was swayed by 4k to spend another £50 then by hdr to spend another. I don’t use the tv’s speakers so can’t really commenton them, but i use logitech z333 speakers instead via the headphone out jack. The picture quality is great. A little bit of backlight bleed but nothing major. Colours are vivid, much better than anything i’ve watched telly on, you’d be spending thousands to get the same quality two years ago. 0 on in the menu (not on by default) or you won’t get 4k. The smart interface isn’t something that i often use as i have it plugged into a bt box, but when i’ve used it it’s not too slow but also not lightning quick.
  5. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    I think it’s a really good telly. I pre-ordered it for £350 which was a bit steep because i was originally gonna spend £250 on a 1080p one, but was swayed by 4k to spend another £50 then by hdr to spend another. I don’t use the tv’s speakers so can’t really commenton them, but i use logitech z333 speakers instead via the headphone out jack. The picture quality is great. A little bit of backlight bleed but nothing major. Colours are vivid, much better than anything i’ve watched telly on, you’d be spending thousands to get the same quality two years ago. 0 on in the menu (not on by default) or you won’t get 4k. The smart interface isn’t something that i often use as i have it plugged into a bt box, but when i’ve used it it’s not too slow but also not lightning quick.
  6. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    Great tv for the price and nice picture quality, only to be ruined by white light bleeding the bottom right and top part of the screen. I’ve had 2 of these tvs and both have been the same. Do yourself a favour, get a big brand and save yourself the trouble.
    1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      Great tv for the price and nice picture quality, only to be ruined by white light bleeding the bottom right and top part of the screen. I’ve had 2 of these tvs and both have been the same. Do yourself a favour, get a big brand and save yourself the trouble.
  7. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only What's this?

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    I hadn’t heard of the tcl brand before, my main tv is a panasonic smart tv though some years old now. Neither was i familiar with the freeview play product so i was prepared for some surprises at least. I had the help of a young friend to set the tv up, we both remarkedo nt he small size of the delivery box; not much bigger than the actual tv. Unpoacking it showed that it was very neatly packed with polystrene and foam strategically protecting the tv. We did waste a few minutes looking for a stand but then realised that in fact it had small legs insteadit was honestly a complete doddle to set up; the legs fix firmly and give it stability. My heloer remarked on how light the tv is; i’m happy about this as safety wise its much less likely to cause any damage if it fallsover. Setting up to view just ran through on screen; everyting worked straight off and we were ready to start watching. It is slowish to come on when switched on and not the fastest response to the remote but nothing out of order. The basic idea of freeview play is that catchup is integrated in to the tv guide so you can pick programmes shown over the previous 7 days using the guide button. Ive found this surprisingly useful to extend my viewing choices and have on a few occasions got a bit annoyed with my other tv which doesnt have itpicture wise, the display is quite “hot” colour and i have revisite the settings a couple of times to make improvements.
  8. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only What's this?

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    I hadn’t heard of the tcl brand before, my main tv is a panasonic smart tv though some years old now. Neither was i familiar with the freeview play product so i was prepared for some surprises at least. I had the help of a young friend to set the tv up, we both remarkedo nt he small size of the delivery box; not much bigger than the actual tv. Unpoacking it showed that it was very neatly packed with polystrene and foam strategically protecting the tv. We did waste a few minutes looking for a stand but then realised that in fact it had small legs insteadit was honestly a complete doddle to set up; the legs fix firmly and give it stability. My heloer remarked on how light the tv is; i’m happy about this as safety wise its much less likely to cause any damage if it fallsover. Setting up to view just ran through on screen; everyting worked straight off and we were ready to start watching. It is slowish to come on when switched on and not the fastest response to the remote but nothing out of order. The basic idea of freeview play is that catchup is integrated in to the tv guide so you can pick programmes shown over the previous 7 days using the guide button. Ive found this surprisingly useful to extend my viewing choices and have on a few occasions got a bit annoyed with my other tv which doesnt have itpicture wise, the display is quite “hot” colour and i have revisite the settings a couple of times to make improvements.
    1. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      Got this tv on an amazon deal for 280£ so thought it would be great value considering the brand has a good reputation in the us. Also the tv offers good features for this price tag. Unfortunately some aspects made it clear why it’s actually a cheap tv and bit a top brand one. Sadly the european versions are quite a bit different than the us models. Positives:good image quality despite the low price. Colours popped out and overall it looked the part on full hd and uhd quality (not tried a lot of hd or sd). Relatively good build quality and decent design. Felt decently solid but not perfect. Easy to set up and menus fairly easy to navigate. Gaming on xbox one s was ok with no lag or discernible ghosting.
  9. Size: 43 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    Got this tv on an amazon deal for 280£ so thought it would be great value considering the brand has a good reputation in the us. Also the tv offers good features for this price tag. Unfortunately some aspects made it clear why it’s actually a cheap tv and bit a top brand one. Sadly the european versions are quite a bit different than the us models. Positives:good image quality despite the low price. Colours popped out and overall it looked the part on full hd and uhd quality (not tried a lot of hd or sd). Relatively good build quality and decent design. Felt decently solid but not perfect. Easy to set up and menus fairly easy to navigate. Gaming on xbox one s was ok with no lag or discernible ghosting.
    1. Size: 55 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase
      I am just returning my second tv as there is a lot of problems with the pixels becoming noticeable and being underlined with red and green. I have had nothing but problems as the first started going wrong after 2 weeks and the second after 4 days. I guess its a lottery as to whether or not you get a good tv. I personally have had enough and will go elsewhere.
  10. Size: 55 InchStyle: TV only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : TCL 43DP608 43 Inch 4K UHD HDR 10 Smart TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

    I am just returning my second tv as there is a lot of problems with the pixels becoming noticeable and being underlined with red and green. I have had nothing but problems as the first started going wrong after 2 weeks and the second after 4 days. I guess its a lottery as to whether or not you get a good tv. I personally have had enough and will go elsewhere.

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