TCL 5 Series 2018 TV Review

6.9 Mixed Usages
7.1 TV Shows:
6.7 HDR Movies:
6.8 HDR Gaming:
6.8 Sports( Considering Day Light)
7.1 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2018 Rating: 4.3
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: LED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 3
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature:
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Flat
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 55 inches
Display Type LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: Edge
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: Dual-core CPU/GPU
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, Dolby Vision,

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Contrast N/A, Native Contrast 6,000 : 1
Brightness: peak 300 nit's
Local Dimming: No
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev. 3.140%, 50% DSE 0.197% & Native Std. Dev. 1.020%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Total Reflections 5.9%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE-4.15, Color dE-2.61, Gamma 2.21, Color Temperature-5,815 K
Pixels & Motion: Type LED ,
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Upscaling of low-quality content such as DVDs is good. As with other TCL TVs, the image isn't too soft and details are preserved.
Input Handling (1080p): Full HD content such as Blu-rays look good. The image remains clear
Input Handling (4k): 4k images (such as for PC monitor use) the sub-pixel dimming algorithm results in some strange artifacts when viewed from up close
Color Gamut: Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture DCI P3 xy 90.13%, DCI P3 uv 94.08%
Color Volume: : P3 Color Volume ITP Picture 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 28.4%
Gradient & Response Time: 15.8 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K
Interface: Roku TV

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 3
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: 0
USB Ports: 1
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : N/A
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 : No
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
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 : No
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : N/A
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : N/A
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: N/A
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: Average May struggle with clarity at higher volumes
Distortion: Total Harmonic Distortion Weighted THD @ 80 0.140, Weighted THD @ Max 0.349
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 142.54 Hz
Bass: 0
Soundstage: Narrow
Immersion:
Dolby Atmos Support: Not Supported Pre-dates widespread Dolby Atmos adoption
Audio Passthrough: Yes (likely via HDMI) 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 Average

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System Roku TV version 8.0
CPU / Processor Dual-core CPU/GPU
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
RAM 2gb
Storage N/A
Chromecast Not Supported
Alexa Supported

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): N/A
Input Lag: 17.9 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 60Hz
Additional Features: Game mode

REMOTE CONTROL

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

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 48.3 x 30 x 10.6 with Stand
Style The design of the TCL 5 Series is quite basic. It has a sleek look due to its thin borders and elegant base
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 200x200 & Borders 0.35
Thickness: Max Thickness 2.91
Build Quality: The build quality of the TCL 5 Series is okay with no loose panels or gaps. It has a solid construction
Longevity: N/A
Stand: The stand of the TCL 5 Series is plastic and relatively wide. Footprint of the 55
Included Components: Composite Breakout Adapter, Batteries, Remote, Manual

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.1
HDR Movies: 6.7
HDR Gaming: 6.8
Sports( Considering Day Light) 6.8
PC Monitor (): 7.1
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