I bought a 55” as an upgrade to our old 40” living room main tv. No point in going smaller if you want to actually get the benefit of 4k. Once you’ve fiddled with the settings and got it to your taste you’ll be very impressed. Slight ‘bleeding’ from the edge lighting but only visible on content with thick black banding and even then for the price can’t be quipped at. When viewing 4k hdr/hlg content you’ll be blown away. Watch the bbc iplayer planet earth 4k hlg test footage. The image is so visceral and clear and the colours pounce like the tigers out of the forest. My daughter and wife made the claim that it’s better than real life. I found that the audio problem when viewing netflix is completely resolved by updating to new software and turning dolby digital plus on in the audio settings.
Ok so the bottom line is this is an outstanding 4k tv. I got the 55inch dp648 model and the tele is huge, i had never heard about tcl so i did a bit of research and found that our us counterparts are getting a better deal when it comes to how ‘smart’ this tv is. There’s no roku on this uk version so you might want to hook it up to a good 4k streaming device to get the most from it ‘smartwise’. The current app store is a bit pedestrian to say the least. It comes with netflix, itv player, 5od etc though. I found the netflix voice and lips where out of sync occasionally but this was down to a stutter in broadband speeds. The picture quality is truly outstanding for a tv at this price point. I’ve never seen reds , yellows and orange so vivid in a non oled tv. Youn’t be impressed with the picture settings out of the box but trust me, when you tweak it to your preference, you will be impressed.
You can’t go wrong at this price, but in fact picture-wise it’s as good as a 2018 panasonic/lg/sony/samsung, but at half the price. Picture: i shopped widely, and i haven’t seen a better 4k ultra high definition picture other than on oled models that are still triple the price. It’s fantastic, mid-2018 leading qualitysound: the speakers are very good bad for a skinny tv – better than my 2016 sony. However, i run the digital optical audio output into a stereo (make sure you switch the digital sound preference if you do this, as i think it otherwise outputs dolby down s/pdif). Ports: it has 3 high-spec hdmi ports, audio out, wireless and ethernet network, usb. Negatives: my only criticism is that the smart tv runs its own store, which supports freeview, iplayer (which i don’t use), and youtube but not amazon video. Not sure what os they are running inside, but the tv is not a chromecast or airplay receiver either. These aren’t major things, but if you’ll want to get an apple tv, fire stick or roku if you don’t already have one. In some ways it’s a plus to have this separate. The feet install easily if you want to put in on a table, uses the same 4 included screws as are used for vesa if you hang it on the wall. Hanging on the wall: i ordered the bracket below to hang it on the wall: bargain around £13.
I’ve been following tcl with anticipation for years in the hope that they would come to the uk. Finally in june, they arrived – but i wasn’t ready to pull the trigger just yet. I waited for a few reviews, and more importantly amazon prime day. I snagged the 65′ model at £630, which i figured was worth the gamble. It arrived far later than expected, thanks to arrow xl but hey – that’s another story (complaint ongoing). The size of the tv absolutely blows me away. Having come from a 50′ tv before it, 65′ is ridiculous to say the least. I think i would have been better off getting a 55′, but i’ve made my bed. 0 ports on the back of the unit, but if you have an xbox one x you do have to dig into the settings to turn hdmi 2. 0 on before any of the rich hdr goodness or 4k magic kicks in. I’ve pissed about with the settings a bit to get things looking ‘right’. There is a small amount of light bleed on poor source material, but i’m not going to gripe about it because of how much i paid for the tv. This tv looks great with planet earth ii on netflix.
Picture quality is superb and build seems reasonable. As noted in other reviews, the viewing angles aren’t great so consider this before buying but if this isn’t a concern the picture quality should be hard to beat anywhere near the price range. Very minor lag issue on sound, barely noticable. The software is somewhat slow and clunky.
Likesit’s cheappicture is great once you set it up60hz and low lag for gamingi also use it for a pc monitor it works finehdrdislikesthe screen could be a little brighterthe settings could be more in depth so you have more control on the pictureapps can be slowspeakers are quiet i use this tv to game on and as a pc monitor primarily i don’t use it for tv or other apps for my use this tv works great. But as for using this tv as a main household i’d have my drawbacks people state the apps are slow netflix etc (this doesn’t bother me as i have an xbox attached to it but it’s worth noting)setting up the tv for a great 4k picture might put people off however all tvs should be setup correctly. While not a bad looking tv it is cheapish looking the bezel and stand don’t look like they are premiumfor me this is a brilliant 2nd tv and 4k gaming tvit’s not going to blow a high end tv away so don’t expect that at this price but it does an excellent job for such a cheap tv. I would recommend this tv but i would advise for any use you need some other audio source of a soundbar or surround sound or some decent gaming headset.
- Incredible Value for Money
- 4K UHD: gorgeous picture – as good as the better known names.
- Best value for money 4K HDR TV on the market
I recently purchased a ps4 pro, but for a while now have not had a 4k tv to pair it with. The last 4k tv i had from panasonic had ridiculous amounts of input lag making games unplayable. I play rainbow six siege a lot, a game which requires quick response times. This means that input lag is at the forefront of my concern when buying a tv. Before the tcl, i had been playing on a 8 year old sony bravia hd tv. Not bad input lag but not good quality. After researching a lot tcl came up repeatedly as the lowest input lag, and its correct. Even on 4k, the input lag is lower than my old tv. And turn 4k off and play on 2k, the input lag is ridiculously impressive. Great value for money, and an amazing purchase.
We haven’t had any issues with the tv thus far. We got the 50 inch and use it for gaming and movies and the picture quality is better than anything ive had before. We also loved the fact this tv was in our budget. We looked at a lot of tvs in the stores but didn’t want to spend the money. It was tough making the choice to buy a tv online, but overall it was cost effective and a great investment because we use it all the time.
I’ve had the tv for a few weeks now and i’m really pleased. I got it on the bank holiday sale for £479 which is a bargain for a 55 inch. But if you’re buying for a bedroom like i did, it does the job and i think for this price, what you get is a great budget piece of kit. I think it looks great with a fairly slim bezel of brushed metal. Yes the legs aren’t to the finish of samsung and lg brands but they still fit the look. I much thinner screen than a lot of tvs over double the price. There is daylight glare on the screen as it could be a little brighter but i’ve seen much worse. Viewing angle in my opinion is great.
I primarily use this tv in my bedroom, hooked up to a ps4 pro and soundbar. I play games on this and watch netflix and for these purposes, the tv is great. Absolutely no complaints here – all i care is about getting a decent picture when watching movies and playing games in 4k hdr and this tv does that.
4k 43′ with hdr 10 for only £349?- vibrant colours, sharp display and low input lag- a good looking tv- easy to set up- freeview playcons:- interface is a bit slow- wide stand- speakers are poorif you are looking for a tv with these specifications, you won’t find better value for money anywhere and that’s why i’m giving it five stars.
From the manufacturer
|Panel||4K UHD HDR||4K UHD HDR10||4K UHD HDR10|
|Wide Colour Gamut||x||✓||✓|
|Wide Viewing Angle||x||x||✓|
|Film, Sports & Game Mode||✓||✓||✓|
|Sound||2 x16W||2 x16W||2 x30W – Integrated JBL Soundbar|
|TCL SMART (Freeview Play)||Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play||Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play||Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play|
|Alexa||Works with Alexa||Works with Alexa||Alexa Enabled|
|Vesa Size||55″ :200 x 200 mm / 50″ :200 x 200 mm 43″: 100 x 100 mm||65″ :400 x 200 mm / 55″ :200 x 200 mm 50″ :200 x 200 mm / 43″: 200 x 200 mm||65″ :400 x 200 mm / 55″ :400 x 200 mm|
|Stand Width||55″: 1129 mm / 50″: 970 mm / 43″ :760 mm||65″ :1235 mm / 55″ :981 mm / 50″: 885 mm / 43″ :701 mm||65″ : 896 mm / 55″ :807 mm|
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This is my review for the 50in version. Had the tv for a couple of weeks now and i’m very happy overall. In fact this is a fantastic tv for the money, but there are some down sides. There is a audio delay from the optical out and hdmi arc output. The speakers are fine but if your setup means using the audio out on the tv i would look elsewhere, this also means the built in apps are not useable on anything but the built in speakers. I will update this review if a software update fixes this. Netflix stutters, your mileage may vary on this but i have no issues streaming 4k on other devices, but on this tv the installed netflix stutters but only when you watch 4k content. The viewing angle is not great, not the worst i’ve seen but not the best either. Our sofa is in front of the tv so this is not a concern for me, but if you want to have a lot of people over to watch sports, you might want to give this one a miss. The picture quality is fantastic and with hdr 10 content it looks amazing.
Coming from the tv/living room industry, i have had the chance to work with and see many tvs, so i may have been a bit spoilt when it comes to comparing this tv with some of the more expensive models/brands. To keep things short, the build quality of the frame, the looks and the picture quality is surprisingly good for the price. Depending on the input you may have to fiddle round with some of the options regarding image quality but the default setting is very good. Like others would say, the latency of this tv is much lower than others of this price range and even higher price ranges – this makes it ideal for gaming. The biggest issues with the tv is the software. In general i find the speed and responsiveness of the interface rather sluggish. As others have mentioned, if using an external sound system, the audio sync with the inbuilt applications is unbearable to some. This is particularly important because the sound quality of the tv itself (inbuilt speakers) is not good – you can tell the speakers are cheap – hence an external sound system is needed. The customer service for this tv is fast and responsive though, they told me that there will soon be a software update to address the audio synchronization issues and i hope they stick to their word. If you’re using an external device like a playstation or fire tv stick, you won’t have these audio sync issues with an external speaker system.
Very impressed considering the price, i use it primarily for gaming and it looks amazing. Watching uhd films also looks really good, i saw someone complain about the black levels however there is a setting in the menu to change this, depending on what you’re watching you will need to adjust it of course. It’s definately the best tv i have ever owned. Over the past few months they have updated the settings to improve image quality with new settings such as ‘smart hdr’. The only thing i would say is that the brights arent the best but again you need to factor in the price. I’m more than happy with my purchase and might even buy a second one for the living room.
Bought this tv mostly for gaming and a bit of netflix. Watching blue planet ii on 4k is amazing, but the picture quality degrades significantly when you’re watching something dark (thriller/horror movie) in a dark room. There are actually no blacks, only greys, and the contrast seems poor. Playback of sd or 1080 video was average. However i was frustrated by the slightly uneven brightness of the panel. The bottom right corner was always slightly more bright. It wasn’t noticeable in bright shows as the difference wasn’t percetible, but it was in darker movies. Having said that, my gf hadn’t notice it until i showed it to her. Had no problems with audio playbak, and the netflix app was just fine.
Not bad for the price, responsive though basic. Typical picture for edglit led – poor dynamic range with grey pattern instead of black but ok for normal viewing. Apparently wide colour gamut which is a plus. Most irritating aspect is the primitive, uninformative tv guide.
30 for this (65dp648 65′) from amazon warehouse deals (with a 20% discount) – it was just about worth it. If you can afford more for a ‘proper’ brand, go for it: i could not recommend this brand unless you can pick it up for a ‘rock bottom’ price. I’m not a uhd aficionado, but the display is certainly crisp and vibrant enough for me watching tv/iplayer and downloaded content. It is a big screen, but light enough for one person to handle although its size means two people would be better for wall mounting (i did it myself, though). That’s all i can find good to say. The niggles start immediately:1. The screws supplied for attaching the two feet do not fit the vesa mount sockets. You’ll have to rummage around your garage or pop down to the diy shop to find suitable screws. This is such a silly lack of attention to detail, and characterises this tv and probably the whole brand.
The Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution is 4 times greater than Full HD.
I ordered this given it was a 10 bit 4k panel at less than £400. Tcl – who are they, well apparently they are the 3rd biggest world wide manufacturer of tv’s, i didn’t know that either. I bought this to replace a 4k 2016 samsung tv. The bezel around the screen is tiny, the 43” is enough for my needs. The interface is a bit clunky, and the app store is a bit spartan, but the usual suspects are there – youtube, rakuten, netflix etc, and i’m sure in time more should become available. Now the picture, it’s pretty good at this price point. Sharp, bright and evenly lit. Input via my pc shows a good picture with some adjustment of image and input settings etc. All in all, a good, cheap, competent tv that you won’t go wrong with.