TCL 55P8 : a middle range Direct LED television set

What about the new TCL 55P8 ?

Today we are going to analyse the TCL 55P8, a mid-range television from TCL. An review to check the capacities of this model.
First, the size : 55 inches on this device.
We are dealing with a rather large model.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
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.

55P8 from TCL – Design

The TCL 55P8 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55P8. 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.
This new TCL 55P8 is rather flat.
With its screen surface of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, TCL has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 55P8, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The charm of the 55P8 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that TCL has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

TV screen presentation TCL 55P8

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 55P8 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55P8 is positioned in the segment of large models. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the 55P8 TCL makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the TCL 55P8

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 55P8 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers and a power output of 10 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 55P8

As with many other TV sets, the 55P8 has its operating system Android 9. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55P8 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of TCL 55P8

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 55P8, it provides you with sufficient elements.
You will need to carefully choose the devices you want to connect to this 55P8. The reason? there are few choices in terms of available connectors.

It is with 5 possible connections that this 55P8 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:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output

55P8 from TCL – Technical characteristics

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 124.46 cm x 71.88 cm x 7.62 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 9
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes

To conclude on the TCL 55P8

With the intention of making a difference this new 55P8 TCL intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
In addition, it is worth noting that this 55P8 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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