TCL 5 Series 50-S535 QLED TV Review

7.52 Mixed Usages
7.1 TV Shows:
7.9 HDR Movies:
7.9 HDR Gaming:
7.1 Sports( Considering Day Light)
7.6 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.6
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: QLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 3
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Wide Color powered by QLED Technology; HDR Pro Pack featuring Dolby Vision; Contrast Control Zone Technology; AiPQ Engine with Smart HDR
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Skype, Hulu, Youtube, Spotify, Amazon Instant Video

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 50 Inches
Display Type LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K UHD)
Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: Full-Array
Quantum Dot Color: Yes
Video Processing Technology: Quad-core CPU
HDR (High Dynamic Range): Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Contrast 7,402 : 1, Native Contrast 7,200 : 1
Brightness: 450 nits
Local Dimming: Yes
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev- 4.445%, 50% DSE-0.210% & Std. Dev-1.413%, Native Std. Dev-0.903%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Total Reflections 6.0%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE-2.63, Color dE-2.38, Gamma-2.22
Pixels & Motion:
Input Handling (480p and 720p): 480p content looks great, with no obvious issues.& 720p content, like from cable TV, looks great.
Input Handling (1080p): 1080p content looks excellent, almost as good as native 4k content.
Input Handling (4k): The TCL 5 Series displays 4k content perfectly.
Color Gamut: Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture DCI P3 xy-93.96%, DCI P3 uv-96.35%
Color Volume: : P3 Color Volume ITP 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 29.6%
Gradient & Response Time: 12.1 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Interface: Roku TV OS

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.0
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 1
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : No
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner:
USB 3.0 : N/A
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : N/A
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) :
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: Down-firing
Voice Clarity: Clarity could be limited
Distortion: Total Harmonic Distortion Weighted THD @ 80 0.231, Weighted THD @ Max 1.082
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 126.99 Hz
Bass: 0
Soundstage: 1
Immersion:
Dolby Atmos Support: Yes
Audio Passthrough: Yes (via HDMI likely eARC) Can connect a soundbar for better audio
Recommendation: Recommended to invest in a soundbar or external speaker system.

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System Roku TV OS
CPU / Processor Quad-core CPU
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
RAM
Storage N/A
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Built-in

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 10.8 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 4K 60Hz
Additional Features: game mode

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device N/A
Remote App Roku

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 43.9 x 11.6 x 27.5 inch with Stand
Style The TCL 5 Series has a good design. It's an improvement over the TCL 5 Series/S525 2019 because it has thin bezels and a new design on the back.
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 300x200 & Borders 0.35
Thickness: Max Thickness 3.43
Build Quality: The build quality is decent. The TCL 5 Series is a well-built TV overall and feels solid.
Longevity: N/A
Stand: The stand is as wide as the TV itself, so you need a large table to place it on.
Included Components: Stand, Power Cord, Warranty Info, Remote, Quick Start Guide

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.1
HDR Movies: 7.9
HDR Gaming: 7.9
Sports( Considering Day Light) 7.1
PC Monitor (): 7.6
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