Since its inception, TCL has sought to maintain a good value for money, which is sensational for us as users , since they have released televisions with great features without the need to spend too much. Proof of this is the TCL 55P610 that remains a competitive model for the current mid-range.
Of course, we want to make it clear that it is not a spectacular television that contains the most advanced functions, however, it seems to us an interesting option that includes the main functions for good behavior, in addition, it turns out to be ideal if you want to change your old one. television . So, let’s get to know him more thoroughly.
We find a design that at first seems to have a good manufacturing, obviously it will not be the most modern and elegant TV, however, it has some details that allow it to fit well in almost any environment . That is partly due to its black color that usually stands out, in addition, it has a better combination with home decoration.
Another detail that cannot be overlooked in this aspect is that there are slightly thin bezels , which give it a greater presence if we see it from the front, that is, it increases its elegance, if that were not enough, the screen. It has a more useful space , so the content we are seeing will not have any kind of hindrance.
Undoubtedly, these two points that we mention are the most attractive if we talk about aesthetics, however, on the reverse we find a not so creative elaboration that feels more noticeable thickness. Although we believe that it is not something so relevant that the experience will change . Mind you, the building materials feel a bit weak.
We turn to another topic that is also very important, and luckily for us we have been able to observe that we have the expected connectors. Physically we have three HDMI 2.0 that are the most used when connecting external devices. We also have two USB 2.0 (5V / 0.5A) that are very useful in case you want to record content. We have placed the rest of the physical connections in the specifications table that you have above.
The tuners will not be a problem either and you have the main ones for a good television experience. These can still be located in the table that we already mentioned. At the wireless level we have the most striking options, to begin with, we have Wi-Fi to use the internet, for its part, Bluetooth offers us compatibility with different devices without having to connect cables that are sometimes annoying. Finally, there is also DLNA .
Image quality and functions in general
The quality that the TCL 55P610 presents us is considered acceptable, especially taking into account that its native definition, so to speak, is 4K that provides four times more power than that seen in Full HD, so, in theory, it should show us better details with more realistic scenes , although that depends on other things.
Let’s start talking about its LED panel that offers us a regular backlight, we say this because in certain environments it does not offer the necessary power for the content to remain in a clear state. Especially in darker and brighter areas . To avoid these losses in quality we must find a place where this does not affect.
The advantage is that some enhancement technologies are implemented that might not seem like it, but they end up helping considerably to get a better experience. Here we can highlight the inclusion of Micro Dimming that focuses on the contrast to give it greater depth, thus achieving a more detailed view regardless of the lighting.
The colors also improve and display more vivid and intense, which gives a more natural tone to what we are seeing. We cannot forget 4K Upscaling that seeks to improve the quality of minor definitions so that at all times we are close to the base resolution of this television. There are HDR10 and HLG formats .
We are going to have a simple audio that on several occasions will not have the power or clarity necessary to enjoy our content, especially when it is more demanding than normal. The problem is that its two speakers only offer 16W , something that is even below the 20W found in the mid-range.
The only advantage we find is that some enhancement technologies are added that end up offering a slight help to the sound we have. Here we highlight the presence of Dolby Audio and Dolby Digital Plus that will seek to give us a more immersive and precise experience, however, it is best to acquire an inexpensive sound bar.
Software review / Smart TV and more notable features
Not everything could be perfect for the TCL 55P610 and unfortunately we have the most basic thing in its operating system known as SmartTV 3.0, however, it does not offer great possibilities as if we find it in more worked platforms . For starters, his fluency is a bit poor and there will be times when we feel lags.
Nor is it something that is going to bother too much, but in the end it is a point that should always be considered. The only thing we have at our disposal are a series of pre-installed applications where Netflix , Prime Video and YouTube stand out . However, we will not have other functions to perform, so you must purchase a TV Box.
TCL 55P610: Pros and Cons
- Slim design
- USB recording
- Acceptable image quality
- Micro Dimming and 4K Upscaler
- It has HDR10 and HLG
- Weak materials
- Sound a bit poor
- Very basic system
|55 ″ (139.7 cm)
|4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
|1,500 Hz PPI
|Yes, SmartTV 3.0
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)
|730 x 1242 x 78 mm
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)
|781 x 1242 x 212 mm
|Weight (Without / With stand)
|12.2 kg / 12.4 kg
|Yes, 200 x 200 mm
|CI + Integrated
|Category A +
|Contents / Accessories