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iFFALCON U62 Review: Good performance at an affordable price

iffalcon u62 review
iffalcon u62 review
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Not every TV is designed to be the best and brightest. The goal of the iFFALCON IFF55U62 is to provide good performance at an affordable price. And it does this well. It combines 4K (3840 x 2160) HDR resolution with support for live streaming and online entertainment sources through the Google TV software.

U62 series TVs are also suitable for gaming because they have low display latency, keeping the gamer’s action in sync with the action on the screen. The VA panel used in the IFF55U62 has a high contrast ratio. Movies will look good on a screen in a dark room. In the iFFALCON IFF55U62 4K HDR review, we will look at the functionality of the TV and find out what we still had to sacrifice to maintain availability.

iFFALCON U62 review

Design

iffalcon u62 design

The appearance of the iFFALCON IFF55U62 TV belongs to the frameless design category. This means that when viewed, only the relatively wide bottom frame (the logo is located on it) catches the eye, as well as the panel’s own frames. They usually do not exceed a few millimeters in width. At the base of the TV there are V-shaped plastic legs, like its prototype TCL P635 .

They are widely spaced and require furniture of the appropriate width to be installed. It is possible to mount the TV on a wall bracket. This is not to say that it will not stand out noticeably. The thickness of the case is about 8 cm, and some ports are turned back. This means that you can’t push the TV close to the wall. In general, the build quality lives up to expectations.

In most cases, the iFFALCON 55U62 TV is equipped with a remote control without numeric buttons. It has a four-position controller at the top, and buttons for dedicated video services at the bottom. For voice control of the TV via Bluetooth, the remote control has a built-in microphone. The rest of the buttons use IR communication.

Image quality

The iFFALCON U62 TV uses a VA panel with direct LED backlighting. All image quality parameters depend on this one way or another. Let’s start with the main one. The VA matrix has a high contrast ratio. The manufacturer claims a value of 5000 : 1. This indicates deep saturated blacks. This means that in the dark, the black color will not cast gray, producing the effect of a real home theater.

Further. Is it possible to watch a movie in such a cinema with a large group? Can. But only viewers sitting on the edges will experience a little discomfort – VA panels do not have very wide viewing angles. At a deviation from the center of more than 40 degrees, the colors begin to lose saturation, and the screen fades.

The color accuracy of the panel is not the highest, but quite decent. To improve it, the IFF55U62 TV uses dynamic color rendering. Dynamic Color Enhancement is a system that automatically optimizes the brightness of colors using a patented algorithm that expands the limitations of the traditional palette. Due to this, the display of bright colors in various ranges of brightness levels is improved.

The TV can display HDR content. For physical media, this is the HDR10 format, for TV broadcasting, it is HLG. But don’t expect impressive results. First, the peak brightness of 270 nits is not enough to properly highlight bright highlights against the general background. Secondly, the TV does not have a wide color gamut. Plus, there is no support for HDR formats with dynamic metadata – Dolby Vision and HDR10 +.

In terms of gaming performance, the iFFALCON U62 series has low display latency. When you turn on the “Computer” mode, which works with sources on HDMI ports (it can also be a game console), all video signal processing chains are disabled. And the input lag is reduced to a minimum (about 8.5 ms), i.e. TV works like a monitor.

 

The panel has a native refresh rate of 60Hz. There is no technology for smoothing motion on the screen (interpolation). True, when displaying 4K @ 60 content, moving objects look clear, the picture does not twitch or freeze. So owners of modern consoles like PlayStation5 or Xbox Series X will not be disappointed.

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Smart TV

The iFFALCON IFF55U62 TV works with Google TV – in fact, the interface shell of the Android TV OS. It has a slightly modified main screen, it is not as overloaded with tiles and icons as Android. Actually, there was only one strip of recommendations or, in other words, ads to be switched off. The home screen can also be customized through the Google Home mobile app.

Google TV makes it possible to communicate through Google Duo – call (and video), send messages, etc. Of course, for video calling, you need to purchase a webcam separately. When the TV is idle, you can turn on Google Photos mode. Your personal photos or photos from stock resources will be displayed on the screen, enlivening the interior of the room.

 

The notification shade has improved the process of setting up the TV – now it is possible to preview nested submenus when hovering over one of the lines of the main menu. The Home Control option is designed to control all devices connected to a home network. Of course, there is also voice control using the remote microphone and voice assistants Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. All in all, Google TV is a well-known operating system with a large number of apps in the Google Play Store.

Sound

The size and price of the iFFALCON IFF55U62 eliminate the need for expensive internal speakers. Moreover, formats such as Dolby Atmos or DTS:X are not supported. But in many movies you find that the sound is quite good, even a little bit of bass is present. Of course, the sound capabilities of the TV are limited.

However, a two-channel audio system with two 9.5W speakers can make a lot of noise. At 90 percent volume, it can fill a very large room. Moreover, there are surprisingly few distortions. But again, you can’t make changes to the sound profile, and there are no built-in DSP-generated sound effects available. So for better immersion, you should consider a soundbar or a discrete audio system.

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Connections

The list of ports on the iFFALCON U62 TV is fully consistent with its simple options. Firstly, there are sockets for connecting satellite and terrestrial antennas. Three HDMI 2.1 ports (one of them with eARC ) are encouraging. In addition, there is a USB 2.0 port.

Further, minijacks are available for connecting headphones and an analog (via adapter) AV input. Paid channels are served through a common CI slot. Wireless communication is provided by built-in Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz and Bluetooth 5.0 adapters. There is an optical digital audio output and an RJ-45 LAN port.

Conclusion

iFFALCON U62 TV is great for use as an extra screen at home. This is a powerful enough model that can easily handle 4K streaming content. The iFFALCON U62 delivers a decent picture for its price while excluding features that many owners would probably find redundant anyway.

iFFALCON U62 Specifications:

general information
brand iFFALCON
The lineup U62
Size 55″
Panel VA
operating system Google TV
Display
Manufacturer CSOT
Type VA
Bit Depth Display 10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
Update frequency 50 Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Permission 3840 x 2160
Backlight Direct LED Direct LED
Screen brightness 270 nits
Static contrast 5000:1
Viewing angles 178° / 178°
Minimum response time 8.5 ms
Coating Anti-glare / Matte (3H)
HDR HDR10, HLG
Equipment
CPU A55 × 4 1.3 GHz, 32 bit, R51A platform
Graphics coprocessor G31 x 2 800 MHz
RAM 2 GB
Inner memory 16 GB
TV tuner Analog (NTSC / PAL / SECAM), DVB-T2
Connections
Net LAN, WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports 3 x HDMI 2.1, 1 x USB 2.0 (5V/0.5A)
Video input 1 x composite
Headphone output 1 x 3.5mm
Audio output 1 x optical
Antenna connectors 1 x satellite, 1 x terrestrial
LAN port 1 x RJ-45
Sound 
Audio Power 2 x 9.5W
Dolby audio support Yes
surround sound Surround virtualizer
Smart TV
operating system Google TV
Applications Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube
SD content scaling 4K Upscaling
Recording to USB Yes
Nutrition
Options 220V – 240V, 50Hz – 60Hz
Power consumption in sleep mode 0.5W
Maximum power consumption 125 W
Dimensions and weight
Dimensions with stand (W x H x D) 1226 x 766 x 265 mm
Dimensions without stand (W x H x D) 1226 x 711 x 81mm
Weight 10 kg
Weight with stand 10.2 kg
Case color Black
VESA standard size 200 x200

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