28D3000 from TCL : Test and analysis

Presentation of the TCL 28D3000

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the TCL 28D3000.
In its 28 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
Surely considering this price you couldn’t expect something excessive. You can comfort yourself with the thought that it is a mass of technology.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a HD resolution.  With a diagonal of 28 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Through our review today, you will understand why the TCL 28D3000 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

TV design presentation TCL 28D3000

Sober but in line with current trends. TCL has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The design of the TCL 28D3000 has nothing to do with that of the other models in the TCL D27 series.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This new TCL 28D3000 is rather flat.
With its glass surface of 28 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.In short, the TCL has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the TCL 28D3000 is revealed.

28D3000 from TCL – The screen

The TCL has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new model, TCL confirms one of its technological choices. 
This model has a HD display. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
With a screen size of 28 inches, this 28D3000 is positioned in the range of small models.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
TCL chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a HD quality picture .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

TV sound presentation TCL 28D3000

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers and a power output of 8 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

28D3000 from TCL – Embedded intelligence

To smart TV aficionados, keep moving on. This model does not have one. In case you can’t do without it, and this 28D3000 is your final choice, you will need to add a TV-Box next to it.

Presentation of the connection technology of TCL 28D3000

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 28D3000, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 6 possible connections that this 28D3000 is presented. The TCL 28D3000 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the TCL 28D3000

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 64.47 cm x 38.89 cm x 8.36 cm
Screen size in inches 28
Screen resolution HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes

28D3000 from TCL – The conclusion

In conclusion, the TCL 28D3000 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
Negative point on this 28D3000 is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
The HD resolution has been chosen on this TV. A sufficient choice and well adapted to everyday use. But this standard will certainly be outdated in a few years’ time. By then Ultra 8k prices will have dropped.

From this new TCL we can retain 3 positive points:
the sound power, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.