55DC748 from TCL : Test and analysis

What about the new TCL 55DC748 ?

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the TCL 55DC748.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 55 inches.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 55 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

55DC748 from TCL – Design

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.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55DC748. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The TCL 55DC748 is rather flat.
With a size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.In addition, its support is different from what we usually see.
The interest of the 55DC748 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In conclusion, TCL has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this 55DC748 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

TV screen presentation TCL 55DC748

The TCL could hardly do better than this 55DC748 with a Edge-LED screen.
With this new model, TCL confirms one of its technological choices. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

The TCL 55DC748 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55DC748 is among the greatest. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the TCL 55DC748

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.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two loudspeakers 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.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 55DC748

As with many other TV sets, the 55DC748 has its operating system Smart TV.3. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

55DC748 from TCL – Its connectivity

This television TCL 55DC748 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 55DC748 is presented. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

55DC748 from TCL – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 124.9 cm x 72.3 cm x 7.6 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Smart TV.3
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 125 W

To conclude on the TCL 55DC748

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The choice of TCL to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 55DC748, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
For this model, we forget the LED and enter the display technology in Edge-LED mode. There’s nothing to worry about. The result is flawless.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

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

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