What can be said about the 55EP681 from TCL ?

What about the new TCL 55EP681 ?

TCL ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55EP681, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 55 inches.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
This television 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.
Why can we consider this 55EP681 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the TCL 55EP681

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.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. TCL continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
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.
The 55EP681 is rather flat.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.In addition, its support has an unusual design.
The charm of the 55EP681 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
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 55EP681 is revealed.

The screen of the TCL 55EP681

The designers of TCL have made this new TV set 55EP681. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new 55EP681 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 55 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is at the top of its range. 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 Ultra HD 4K 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.

55EP681 from TCL – The sound

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however TCL has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The equipment consists of  two speakers with 8 W at output.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55EP681 TCL is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

55EP681 from TCL – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the TCL 55EP681 is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe 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.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55EP681 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 55EP681

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. The TCL 55EP681 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the TCL 55EP681

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.96 cm x 68.04 cm x 7.8 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Android 9.0 Pie
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
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 87 W

To conclude on the TCL 55EP681

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 least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the TCL know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

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 sound power, the screen size, the depth of the colours.

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