TCL 5 Series/55-S525 TV Review

7.08 Mixed Usages
7.2 TV Shows:
6.8 HDR Movies:
7.2 HDR Gaming:
6.8 Sports( Considering Day Light)
7.4 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.5
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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: 4
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: 4K UHD Resolution, HDR Support, Roku TV OS, TCL nVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, YouTube, Prime Video, etc.

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 55 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: Direct
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: Quad-core CPU
HDR (High Dynamic Range): Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Native Contrast 6,079 : 1
Brightness: 372 cd/m²
Local Dimming: Yes, Full Array
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev. 5.004%, 50% DSE 0.238% & Native Std. Dev. 0.823%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Total Reflections 6.2%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE-2.53, Color dE-1.95
Pixels & Motion: natural motion 240NM & pixel density 80ppi
Input Handling (480p and 720p): 480p content is displayed well, with no significant issues or artifacts.720p, including most cable TV channels, looks great, with no obvious upscaling artifacts.
Input Handling (1080p): 1080p content looks excellent, almost as good as native 4k content.
Input Handling (4k): 4k content is displayed perfectly. Unlike the TCL 5 Series 2018, we didn't notice any subpixel dithering.
Color Gamut: Color Gamut DCI-P3 DCI P3 xy-86.87%, DCI P3 uv-92.46%
Color Volume: : P3 Color Volume ITP 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 32.2%
Gradient & Response Time: 14.1 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Interface: Roku TV

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: N/A
USB 3.0 : N/A
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port :
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : N/A
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
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) : Yes
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: Downward-firing
Voice Clarity: 0
Distortion: Total Harmonic Distortion Weighted THD @ 80 0.071, Weighted THD @ Max 0.400
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 151.02 Hz
Bass: 0
Soundstage: 0
Immersion:
Dolby Atmos Support: Yes Dolby Digital Plus
Audio Passthrough: Yes (via HDMI)
Recommendation: For casual TV viewing with dialogue: Built-in speakers may suffice. For movies, music, and immersion: A soundbar or dedicated home theater system is strongly recommended.

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 OS
CPU / Processor Quad-core CPU
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
RAM N/A
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: 10.9 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 60Hz
Additional Features:

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 48.4 X 28.1 X 3.0 inch with Stand
Style The TCL 5 Series has a decent design, but it's pretty basic. It has thin borders, and from the front, it looks more like a premium TV
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 400x200 & Borders 0.35
Thickness: Max Thickness 2.68
Build Quality: The TCL 5 Series has a decent build quality, very similar to the S517. The stand wobbles a lot, and most of the TV is made of plastic.
Longevity: N/A
Stand: Footprint of the 55
Included Components: Quick start guide, Remote Composite, adapter Batteries

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.2
HDR Movies: 6.8
HDR Gaming: 7.2
Sports( Considering Day Light) 6.8
PC Monitor (): 7.4
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