32DS520 from TCL : Test and analysis

TCL 32DS520 : the new HD

TCL unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the 32DS520.
In its 31.5 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
In spite of this size, the rendering and the picture result are good, without a doubt by means of the technology used .
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a HD resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of TCL have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Why can we consider this 32DS520 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

TV design presentation TCL 32DS520

The TCL 32DS520 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

The screen of the TCL 32DS520

The TCL could hardly do better than this 32DS520 with a Direct LED screen.
TCL remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
This model has a HD display. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
With a screen size of 31.5 inches, this 32DS520 belongs to the series of small models in its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
TCL chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a HD quality resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

The sound of the TCL 32DS520

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 5 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 32DS520 TCL, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 32DS520

As with many other TV sets, the 32DS520 has its operating system Smart TV.3; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

The connection system of the TCL 32DS520

This television TCL 32DS520 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the 32DS520’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 32DS520 is presented. The TCL 32DS520 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

32DS520 from TCL – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 72.2 cm x 43.5 cm x 7.5 cm
Screen size in inches 31.5
Screen resolution HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 5
Smart TV Smart TV.3
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 56 W

To conclude on the TCL 32DS520

Finally, this new TCL 32DS520 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
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.
This TV has the correct resolution, nothing more. Producing and marketing TVs today in HD is often sufficient and well suited for ‘basic’ uses. But this standard will certainly be outdated in a few years’ time. It is therefore a temporary and/or occasional choice. You’ve been warned.

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 display frequency, the depth of the colours.