Television set TCL 55S425-CA : new reference Direct LED ?

TCL 55S425-CA : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

Recently TCL has released information about its new model of television . It is the 55S425-CA.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 55 inches.
We are dealing with a rather large model.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Why can we consider this 55S425-CA 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 55S425-CA

The TCL 55S425-CA 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 55S425-CA is largely inspired by the other models in the S405 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 55S425-CA adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With a size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, TCL has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 55S425-CA, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
In short, the TCL has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the TCL 55S425-CA is revealed.

55S425-CA from TCL – The screen

The TCL could hardly do better than this 55S425-CA with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, TCL confirms one of its technological choices. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
The TCL 55S425-CA is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. Which puts it among the above-average TVs in its range.
With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55S425-CA belongs to the series of large models in its range. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the TCL 55S425-CA

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.
The equipment consists of  two speakers with 8 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

The Intelligent aspect of the TCL 55S425-CA

On the software side, the TCL 55S425-CA is equipped with the operating system Roku TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
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.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55S425-CA 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?

55S425-CA from TCL – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 55S425-CA, it provides you with sufficient elements.
If you have many devices and decide to connect them with this TV, you will have to choose. There are fewer than on competing TV sets.

It is with 6 possible connections that this 55S425-CA is presented. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 component plug (Video)

55S425-CA from TCL – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 124.71 cm x 72.39 cm x 7.62 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Roku TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
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
Ethernet Yes

55S425-CA from TCL – The conclusion

With the intention of making a difference this new 55S425-CA TCL intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
The choice of TCL to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 55S425-CA, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

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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