TCL 55DP648 55 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV : Slow processing in guide menu

This is my review for the 50in version. Had the tv for a couple of weeks now and i’m very happy overall. In fact this is a fantastic tv for the money, but there are some down sides. There is a audio delay from the optical out and hdmi arc output. The speakers are fine but if your setup means using the audio out on the tv i would look elsewhere, this also means the built in apps are not useable on anything but the built in speakers. I will update this review if a software update fixes this. Netflix stutters, your mileage may vary on this but i have no issues streaming 4k on other devices, but on this tv the installed netflix stutters but only when you watch 4k content. The viewing angle is not great, not the worst i’ve seen but not the best either. Our sofa is in front of the tv so this is not a concern for me, but if you want to have a lot of people over to watch sports, you might want to give this one a miss. The picture quality is fantastic and with hdr 10 content it looks amazing.

This tv has a lot of really good features to it, at an extremely low price that higher branded models have. Unfortunately i found the tv guide seemed to have a very slow response & occasionally choose a channel for you while you were trawling through it, very annoying. The picture quality i thought was excellent, the sound good as well, though when you used the smart media function ( i watched a programme on the itv hub ) the sound was very low & i had to turn the volume quite high to hear it, this may be a fault with the tv or quite possibly the itv hub/network, once you exited from the smart media setting you have to turn the tv volume down quickly as it blares out very loudly. The freeview play is good & at this price i can’t fault it, it does deliver what it says & if you are on a budget & can forgive the small niggles i’ve mentioned you have got yourself a very good 4k smart tv at an affordable price.

We haven’t had any issues with the tv thus far. We got the 50 inch and use it for gaming and movies and the picture quality is better than anything ive had before. We also loved the fact this tv was in our budget. We looked at a lot of tvs in the stores but didn’t want to spend the money. It was tough making the choice to buy a tv online, but overall it was cost effective and a great investment because we use it all the time.

30 for this (65dp648 65″) from amazon warehouse deals (with a 20% discount) – it was just about worth it. If you can afford more for a “proper” brand, go for it: i could not recommend this brand unless you can pick it up for a “rock bottom” price. I’m not a uhd aficionado, but the display is certainly crisp and vibrant enough for me watching tv/iplayer and downloaded content. It is a big screen, but light enough for one person to handle although its size means two people would be better for wall mounting (i did it myself, though). That’s all i can find good to say. The niggles start immediately:1. The screws supplied for attaching the two feet do not fit the vesa mount sockets. You’ll have to rummage around your garage or pop down to the diy shop to find suitable screws. This is such a silly lack of attention to detail, and characterises this tv and probably the whole brand.

I have this in the bedroom, my only disappointment is that you cannot my preferred channels into a favourites group.

I primarily use this tv in my bedroom, hooked up to a ps4 pro and soundbar. I play games on this and watch netflix and for these purposes, the tv is great. Absolutely no complaints here – all i care is about getting a decent picture when watching movies and playing games in 4k hdr and this tv does that.

Ok so the bottom line is this is an outstanding 4k tv. I got the 55inch dp648 model and the tele is huge, i had never heard about tcl so i did a bit of research and found that our us counterparts are getting a better deal when it comes to how ‘smart’ this tv is. There’s no roku on this uk version so you might want to hook it up to a good 4k streaming device to get the most from it ‘smartwise’. The current app store is a bit pedestrian to say the least. It comes with netflix, itv player, 5od etc though. I found the netflix voice and lips where out of sync occasionally but this was down to a stutter in broadband speeds. The picture quality is truly outstanding for a tv at this price point. I’ve never seen reds , yellows and orange so vivid in a non oled tv. Youn’t be impressed with the picture settings out of the box but trust me, when you tweak it to your preference, you will be impressed.

I bought a 55” as an upgrade to our old 40” living room main tv. No point in going smaller if you want to actually get the benefit of 4k. Once you’ve fiddled with the settings and got it to your taste you’ll be very impressed. Slight ‘bleeding’ from the edge lighting but only visible on content with thick black banding and even then for the price can’t be quipped at. When viewing 4k hdr/hlg content you’ll be blown away. Watch the bbc iplayer planet earth 4k hlg test footage. The image is so visceral and clear and the colours pounce like the tigers out of the forest. My daughter and wife made the claim that it’s better than real life. I found that the audio problem when viewing netflix is completely resolved by updating to new software and turning dolby digital plus on in the audio settings.

  • Decent 65″ UHD display but SO MANY niggling design flaws: only buy this brand at rock-bottom prices
  • “Better than real life”
  • Great 4K HDR set for basic needs at a great price.

TCL 55DP648 55 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV with Smart Freeview Play, Silver + Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System, Black


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Panel 4K UHD HDR 4K UHD HDR10 4K UHD HDR10
Wide Colour Gamut x
Brightness+ x
Wide Viewing Angle x x
Film, Sports & Game Mode
Sound 2 x16W 2 x16W 2 x30W – Integrated JBL Soundbar
TCL SMART (Freeview Play) Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play
Alexa Works with Alexa Works with Alexa Alexa Enabled
Vesa Size 55″ :200 x 200 mm / 50″ :200 x 200 mm 43″: 100 x 100 mm 65″ :400 x 200 mm / 55″ :200 x 200 mm 50″ :200 x 200 mm / 43″: 200 x 200 mm 65″ :400 x 200 mm / 55″ :400 x 200 mm
Stand Width 55″: 1129 mm / 50″: 970 mm / 43″ :760 mm 65″ :1235 mm / 55″ :981 mm / 50″: 885 mm / 43″ :701 mm 65″ : 896 mm / 55″ :807 mm

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Not bad for the price, responsive though basic. Typical picture for edglit led – poor dynamic range with grey pattern instead of black but ok for normal viewing. Apparently wide colour gamut which is a plus. Most irritating aspect is the primitive, uninformative tv guide.

Likesit’s cheappicture is great once you set it up60hz and low lag for gamingi also use it for a pc monitor it works finehdrdislikesthe screen could be a little brighterthe settings could be more in depth so you have more control on the pictureapps can be slowspeakers are quiet i use this tv to game on and as a pc monitor primarily i don’t use it for tv or other apps for my use this tv works great. But as for using this tv as a main household i’d have my drawbacks people state the apps are slow netflix etc (this doesn’t bother me as i have an xbox attached to it but it’s worth noting)setting up the tv for a great 4k picture might put people off however all tvs should be setup correctly. While not a bad looking tv it is cheapish looking the bezel and stand don’t look like they are premiumfor me this is a brilliant 2nd tv and 4k gaming tvit’s not going to blow a high end tv away so don’t expect that at this price but it does an excellent job for such a cheap tv. I would recommend this tv but i would advise for any use you need some other audio source of a soundbar or surround sound or some decent gaming headset.

  • Decent 65″ UHD display but SO MANY niggling design flaws: only buy this brand at rock-bottom prices
  • “Better than real life”
  • Great 4K HDR set for basic needs at a great price.

TCL 55DP648 55 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV with Smart Freeview Play, Silver + Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System, Black

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