TCL 65DP648 65 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV : Great value but

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.

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.

This tv is simply a great but for the price, for your money you’re not going to get the equivalent from a ‘major’ brand for anywhere near the price. This is my first tv from tcl and after a week with the item it won’t be my last. I have mine wall mounted and it looks great, slim, stylish and punching above its weight in looks alone. That’s to say it’s not without its problems, speakers aren’t and firmware could do with a few tweaks. Tv speakers are generally poor these days so don’t think it’s fair to hate on this set for that and a soundbar will fix and more than enhance your viewing pleasure anyway. For those that have left reviews around viewing angles, whilst this could be improved, this is a compromise of the type of panel used. This panel excels at deeper blacks as opposed to a ips panel which gives better viewing angles at expense of contrast. A tv shouldn’t just be bought, you need to work out which one best suits your environment and watching style.

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.

Got it on prime day and couldn’t pass the offer. For the money it is a brilliant tv. Yes the screen could be better, yes the delays in the menu are there, yes the screen could be brighter – but you can’t compare it to a twice or three times as expensive competitor. I wanted a huge 4k tv that is ok for little money and i got that. However, as mentioned in another review there is one annoying problem. The audio is slightly delayed and it just messes with my head to have this split second delay between the mouth opening and the sound appearing. If tcl could fix it with a firmware updated i’d be a happy customer and would give it 4-5 stars. At moment i am on the edge, i really am hoping for a fix or else this will always bug me. Edit:i sent a query to their uk support email ([email protected] Com) regarding the audio issue and haven’t heard back from them in a week.

Great price for the size and can get some good colour reproduction with some tweaking. However i have an issue with the back-light when transitioning from a dark to light scene it takes up to 5 seconds for the light to reach its full brightness, no matter how i tweaked the eco and back-light settings it wouldn’t change. Audio is out of sync on built in apps but disappears when using a chromecast or ps4. The audio return sometimes works but mostly not with hdmi link on.

Great price, superb picture in 4k for movies threw my movie box, great on hd channels when not in hd the picture goes light and dark, ideal for using as my laptop screen threw hdmi connection, great sound threw extra bose cinema system overall i have 55′ model its well worth the money for this size, when its on the wall looks cool and slim everyone comments on it.

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.

  • 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 65DP648 65 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV with Smart Freeview Play, Silver + Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System, Black

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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.

I’ve been following tcl with anticipation for years in the hope that they would come to the uk. Finally in june, they arrived – but i wasn’t ready to pull the trigger just yet. I waited for a few reviews, and more importantly amazon prime day. I snagged the 65″ model at £630, which i figured was worth the gamble. It arrived far later than expected, thanks to arrow xl but hey – that’s another story (complaint ongoing). The size of the tv absolutely blows me away. Having come from a 50″ tv before it, 65″ is ridiculous to say the least. I think i would have been better off getting a 55″, but i’ve made my bed. 0 ports on the back of the unit, but if you have an xbox one x you do have to dig into the settings to turn hdmi 2. 0 on before any of the rich hdr goodness or 4k magic kicks in. I’ve pissed about with the settings a bit to get things looking ‘right’. There is a small amount of light bleed on poor source material, but i’m not going to gripe about it because of how much i paid for the tv. This tv looks great with planet earth ii on netflix.

Only 60hz but most monitors arei’m used to 140hz so i do notice a slight difference. The bottom gets a bit warm for my liking they should have used a power pack instead maybe. 🚫(do not block the bottom vents with your sound bar). 🚫🤢and never eat yellow snow🤮.

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

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.

The colour quality on that tv is awesome, i’ve seen oled tvs before and lcd ones, and i can definitely tell the colours are magnificent on this one being an lcd panel. I got this tv to play 4k content on my ps4, i didn’t notice any lag so far and it’s just so good for the money. I also watch hd movies on it, and it’s really beautiful compared to my previous tv and monitors.

Everythinicg looks fantastic.

Only 2 hdmi ports and app availability is lacking (i’m in ireland not sure if that makes a difference) but apart from that no complaints functions perfectly and has great image quality and pretty good sound.

  • 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 65DP648 65 Inch 4K Ultra Thin UHD HDR TV with Smart Freeview Play, Silver + Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System, Black

One of the most beautiful tv i’ve boughttcl are well known for their tvs (they’re ranked the 3rd best manufacturer) and there is a reason. Great quality at budget prices. I bought this tv for ps4 pro hdr gaming and it does not disappoint. The colours are beautiful and the input lag is low. (if you want to enable 4k turn on hdcp 2. 0 in the advanced settings) so to those looking to purchase a tv for gaming on a budget, go right ahead. This is the one that you want especially with the 10bit hdr panel (which is non existent on other models of a similar price) the second use i have for this product is watching tv and movies and there are no faults here either. The 4k is superb and the colours are vibrant. I had some doubts about the purchase of this tv and i wasn’t sure if i wanted to take the risk (since this was tcl first entry into the uk market for their 4k tvs), i did anyways and i’m glad, the tv is amazing for gaming and is the best out there at the momentupdate- the tv has just gotten a new update as of september 7th which improves the image drastically as well as bringing in various new options in the menu.

Excellent for the price and screen size, brilliant gaming response on consoles absolutely low lag input. One important thing to take in consideration is that this tv is not a 4k tv, it has 50 inch screen which classifies as 4k resolution but not the actual quality of it. That’s why they say in description 4k but its a high definition quality tv but not a licensed 4k telly. But overall its really good, especially if 4k is something not that important for you i’d say this is the right choice to go with.

Tv is great value – but paperwork does not provide any warranty details or contact details/phone number for warranty etc. Item listing says it has 2 years onsight warranty but have not been given any info re same.

For the money you cannot get a better television than this. The menu system is a little clunky but i mainly have it hooked up to my pc so it doesn’t bother me.

Great guts, cheap on everything else. The panel is quite good for the price. I mean the prime day 629£ price. I’ve got a 60” samsung 4k from 2016 and it sounds slightly better and powerful. The metal frame and plastic body feels cheap, typically chinese no brand product. And the smart tv is useless. Same as the samsung and any other that uses its own platform.

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.

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.

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.

This is a very nice looking tv. The pictures online don’t do it justice. The depth of colour and sharpness of picture are fantastic. My xbox one x appreciates the upgrade.

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