TCL 55EP681 : the television Direct LED from TCL

TCL 55EP681 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

Today we are going to analyse the TCL 55EP681, a mid-range television from TCL. An review to check the capacities of this model.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 55 inches.
We are dealing with a rather large model.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Has the TCL succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

55EP681 from TCL – Design

The TCL 55EP681 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The design of the TCL 55EP681 is largely inspired by the other models in the EP68 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This new TCL 55EP681 is rather flat.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.In addition, its support has an unusual design.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
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.

55EP681 from TCL – The screen

The display of this 55EP681 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
TCL remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
The TCL 55EP681 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55EP681 is positioned in the segment of large models. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
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 .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

55EP681 from TCL – The sound

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.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers and a power output of 8 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55EP681 TCL is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

55EP681 from TCL – Embedded intelligence

As with many other TV sets, the 55EP681 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 55EP681 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55EP681 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 55EP681

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 55EP681, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this TV range, the 55EP681’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the TCL 55EP681

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.96 cm x 68.04 cm x 7.8 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Android 9.0 Pie
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 87 W

Our conclusion on the TCL 55EP681

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
In addition, it is worth noting that this 55EP681 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
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.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the screen size, the depth of the colours.

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