- Brand Name: TCL
- Item Weight: 45.9 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 48.4 x 11.6 x 30.1 inches
- Item model number: 55S535
TCL’s 5-Series QLED TV marries premium picture and endless entertainment for a stellar home theater experience. Quantum Dot technology and the HDR Pro Pack with Dolby Vision combine for greater brightness and...
This is my second TCL TV (I purchased a 55" series 5 model about 2 years ago and it's still kicking) and I have to say the quality on these things is fantastic for the price! I'm not the pickiest TV shopper, but I needed a 4k TV with HDR support for the PS5 this fall. Needless to say this thing is a huge upgrade from the 32" Vizio TV it was replacing.While yes, this doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive TV (HDMI 2.1 ports in particular) this will more than get the job done. To be honest, I really doubt many games will even take advantage of those features so as far as my money is concerned this TV is a great buy for someone looking for amazing image quality at a low price.The only downside to the particular unit I received is a dim backlight in the four corners which is only really noticeable when white (or really light) content is on the screen. Since we're in the middle of a pandemic I'm not gonna be picky about getting an exchange for it because it really isn't noticeable 99% of the time.Even if you don't play games and are only using this TV for streaming content like Netflix, Hulu, Disney + etc. it's more than worth it. The Roku interface is so snappy and it's just overall such a joy to use this thing.
Had 4k tv for 16 months and then one day it turns on and blackscreen. This is an issue on TCL tv's. I am told since you are 4 months over warranty you are just out of luck. Take my advice and buy an LG or Samsung and get quality and not this junk.
I was debating with going with the new 5 series or the 6 series. I decided to go with the 5 series and let me tell you that I am not disappointed at all with the purchase. I thought I was going to be missing some of the features the 6 series has (like mini LED's and higher actual refresh rates). But the 5 series really surprised me. The QLED technology and the wide color gambit built into the panel looks really good. Colors just seem to pop and they look very accurate out of the box. Of course, some-fine tuning may be needed to adjust it to what you think looks best . But overall the default settings are fantastic.The HDR is also pretty good but not perfect. This TV isn't able to get bright enough to experience true HDR. But I think the HDR experience it does provide is rather good for its brightness. It also has Dolby Vision support that looks much better than the typical HDR 10 standard. I really enjoy watching content in Dolby Vision as it just looks better overall.Another plus is the Roku operating system built into the TV. I have always felt that the Roku OS is one of the simplest and feature-rich TV OS's around. There are plenty of apps to choose from. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, and plenty more. It makes watching content from any streaming service super easy as you don't have to hook up another device to stream.I also use this TV for gaming. The input lag is very low and inputs feel smooth. Make sure that you enable game mode in the TV settings. It really makes a difference in the amount of input lag from the controller.Overall I would say that this TV is a must-buy! Sure it doesn't have some of the fancier features. But it's also a lot cheaper and provides a fantastic picture that anybody will love!