Our view about 55P8 from TCL : A TV Ultra HD 4K

What is the new TCL 55P8 worth ?

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the TCL 55P8.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 55 inches.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Why can we consider this 55P8 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 55P8

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 55P8 is quite standard, flat.
With its screen surface of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
The interest of the 55P8 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that TCL has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

TV screen presentation TCL 55P8

The TCL has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new 55P8 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
The TCL 55P8 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. Which puts it among the above-average TVs in its range.
In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55P8 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.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, TCL has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
Thus, the TCL 55P8 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

TV sound presentation TCL 55P8

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 baffles and a power output of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 55P8

It has almost become a habit for TCL, this 55P8 has its operating system Android 9; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55P8 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?

The connection system of the TCL 55P8

This television TCL 55P8 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
You will need to carefully choose the devices you want to connect to this 55P8. The reason? there are few choices in terms of available connectors.

This model has a total of 5 connections, not too bad. The TCL considers that with the55P8 the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output

55P8 from TCL – Technical characteristics

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 124.46 cm x 71.88 cm x 7.62 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 9
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes

Our conclusion on the TCL 55P8

Finally, this new TCL 55P8 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
TCL chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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