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TCL 8-Series QLED TV Review

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TCL is a company known for its excellent-quality TVs. The company launched a new set of TCL 8-Series TV in 2019 with best picture quality for midpriced range.

TCL’s 8-Series combines stunning 4K HDR and QLED technology in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. The 8-Series features Quantum Dot technology for even more realistic colors and performance closer to the limits of human vision. Dolby Vision adds greater brightness and contrast, as well as a full palette of rich colors.

TCL’s Quantum Contrast technology uses powerful and precise quantum dot LEDS to optimize the image across highly localized zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. The 8-Series models’ AiPQ Engine uses machine-learning algorithms to optimize color, contrast and clarity for an unrivaled 4K HDR experience. Your movies, TV shows, and games, will come alive with breathtaking realism thanks to Dolby Atmos cinema surround sound.

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TCL 8-Series QLED TV Review

The TCL 8-Series Roku TV brings premium design and QLED picture quality to TCL’s first high-end TV, along with Dolby Atmos and a groundbreaking mini-LED backlight. With the 8-Series, TCL hopes to gain a footing in the more premium TV space, offering a 4K smart TV that competes with bigger names like LG and Samsung.

The TCL 8-Series is available in two sizes 65-inch model and the 75-inch model. These two TV sizes features are majorly identical although, they differ in areas like size of the screen, and other few areas. They both comes with 4K resolutions and Roku OS built-in.

The award-winning Roku TV smart platform providing seamless access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows through a simple, intuitive interface. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. All your favorites are at your fingertips from the instant you turn it on.

Choose from thousands of streaming channels plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language, and so much more.

TCL 8-Series QLED TV Features

  • Quantum Contrast technology maximizes contrast
  • Wide Color powered by Quantum Dot technology
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • AiPQ Engine with Smart HDR, Smart 4K Upscaling, and Smart Contrast
  • FullView edge-to-edge glass display
  • Dolby Atmos cinema sound
  • Easy Voice Control with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility
  • Auto Game Mode for a responsive gaming experience
  • Thousands of streaming channels
  • Stream over 500,000 movies & TV episodes
  • Enhanced Remote with Voice Control
  • High-speed 802.11ac wireless and Ethernet networking
  • 4 HDMI (1 ARC)
  • Need help mounting your TV? TCL TV owners get special savings with code PulsForTCL at puls.com/TCL

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The Design

This TCL’s 8-Series combines stunning 4K HDR and QLED technology in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. It sports a clean, contemporary design which is made possible with TCL’s FullView edge-to-edge glass display that blends seamlessly into your viewing experience. A slim profile, dark finish, and distinctive t-pedestal stand lend additional style and sophistication to your home theater.

TCL’s 8-Series also sports narrow bezels around the display and a stripe of brushed aluminum along the bottom of the screen, finished with a gunmetal-gray color that looks quite sophisticated.

The TV bottom chassis skips the usual plain black plastic look and instead is covered in vertical ridges that then blend seamlessly into the ventilation and speaker grills. Also on the back of the set are holes for a VESA wall mount, which will accommodate a standard 300 x 300-millimeter mount.

Dolby Vision HDR

Display

The TCL 8-Series is the world’s first TV with mini-LED backlight technology. More than 25,000 high-performance mini-LEDs not only brings highly precise local dimming unmatched performance compared with any LED-LCD TV but smooth, uniform and bright illumination. It also features Quantum Contrast which is made of approximately 1,000 control zones, more zones than some of the highest-performance TVs in the market. This greatly improves performance and minimizes unwanted artifacts, such as “halos,” associated with other LED-LCD TVs.

TCL’s 8-Series combines stunning 4K HDR and QLED technology in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. The 8-Series features Quantum Dot technology for even more realistic colors and performance closer to the limits of human vision. Dolby Vision adds greater brightness and contrast, as well as a full palette of rich colors. TCL’s Quantum Contrast technology uses powerful and precise quantum dot LEDS to optimize the image across highly localized zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas.

The 8-Series models’ AiPQ Engine uses machine-learning algorithms to optimize color, contrast and clarity for an unrivaled 4K HDR experience. Your movies, TV shows, and games, will come alive with breathtaking realism thanks to Dolby Atmos cinema surround sound. The iPQ Engine helps deliver precision color performance tailored to deliver accurate color reproduction and optimized DCI-P3 color space coverage. AiPQ features three core picture quality algorithms – Smart HDR for vibrant color, Smart 4K Upscaling for sharp clarity, and Smart Contrast for dramatic de

The Quantum Contrast technology helps to deliver a new standard in TV performance with more than 25,000 individual high-performance mini-LEDs powering the 75” 8-Series. With Quantum Contrast, 8-Series produces brilliant whites shining next to deep blacks. This technology also yields improved total TV brightness, a substantial increase in Contrast Control Zones, smoother and improved even light distribution throughout the screen, enhanced uniform reproduction of color across the screen, wider viewing angles, and a slimmer design.

TCL brilliant 4K resolution delivers stunning detail and a remarkable visual experience.

In addition to the three picture modes for entertainment, TCL has also packed a feature called Auto Game Mode in its 8-Series televisions. With this, the device’s input lag is dropped very low, offering rapid responses for fast action video games. According to TCL, this mode automatically engages when the TV is used with any of the latest-generation gaming consoles.

TCL 8-Series QLED Roku TV

Performance

The integrated Roku platform means users get direct access to a huge number of streaming apps, but without needing to connect a separate streaming box or stick. As with past TCL Roku Smart TVs, this model is joined by support for the Roku mobile app, which includes a digital remote control and the ability to listen to content using headphones connected directly to the handset.

The award-winning Roku TV smart platform providing seamless access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows through a simple, intuitive interface. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. All your favorites are at your fingertips from the instant you turn it on.

You can choose from thousands of streaming channels plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language, and so much more.

One of the best features of the Roku platform is its remote app you can find on both iOS and Android. It’s capable of doing everything that the smart remote found with the P607 can do and more, so it’s quite fully featured. All the basic remote controls are available, even powering the TV on and off. You can plug in headphones to your device and listen to the TV privately through the app as well.

This TCL TV series also support voice controls, hence through voice control, you can launch certain apps, as well as search across multiple apps for content. Unlike some TVs, you can’t control the TV’s settings through the voice controls.

POWERFUL MOBILE APP

Thanks to the OS you can now turn your smartphone or tablet into a convenient streaming companion. Use it as a remote, plug in headphones for private listening, search with your voice or keyboard, and turn your phone into your very own entertainment guide.

TCL 8-Series ports

Port selection on the 8-Series includes four HDMI ports, including one with ARC support, a single USB port, a cable connector for the TV’s built-in tuner and Ethernet for wired network connectivity. It also has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi for connecting to your Wi-Fi router. A headphone jack provides audio-out as well as an optical SPDIF connector for older surround-sound systems that don’t use HDMI.

Finally, The TCl 8 series also sports the HDR Pro Gamma that allows you to change your TV from Dark HDR modes for your stereotypical home theater, to Bright HDR for your window-lit living room and Normal HDR for anywhere in between. This helps fight back against fading colors and blown out images but it merely puts a band-aid on the TV’s light issues.

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