TCL ES560 Review: Affordable Android TV with HDR image quality

TCL ES560

The TCL 32ES560 is a 32 ”television that can become the perfect complement, both for your bedroom and for the beach apartment. This model combines a slim and modern design with HDR image quality and Android TV , which is probably the most advanced Smart TV system out there. With this TV you can share unique moments with the whole family, without investing a lot of money.

Design

Although TCL ES560 uses a plastic housing, its gray finish gives it an elegant appearance, which will allow it to blend seamlessly into any environment. The frames in general (except the lower one) are quite small, following the current trend. Apart from its minimalist style , it should be noted that this TV measures 732 x 480 x 175 mm, with the supports included.

 

TCL 32ES560 aspecto

The TCL 32ES560 comes with a matching pair of bases, which adopt the classic inverted V shape.

To complete this section, note that the TCL 32ES560 comes with a pair of matching bases, which adopt the classic inverted V shape. More than enough to support the slightly more than 5 kilos that this television weighs. If you want to “upload” it to the wall, you only have to attach a 100 x 100 mm VESA adapter.

Connectivity and tuners

Connectivity is determined by the inclusion of two HDMI 1.4 inputs compatible with HDCP 2.2 and ARC, and a USB 2.0 port for “plugging in” peripherals and external hard drives. It also has a digital optical audio output, another 3.5mm audio output for headphones, and a component video input (YpbPr / YCbCr). To the above, we must add two RF sockets, an Ethernet connector (LAN RJ-45) and the WiFi 802.11b / g / n wireless standard . Apart from integrating an analog tuner (PAL / SECAM / NTSC) and HbbTV 1.5 technology, this television is prepared to tune in to your favorite digital channels thanks to its integrated triple tuner (DVB-T2 / C / S2).

Sound

In terms of sound, it is striking that this TCL 32ES560 television has been equipped with Dolby Digital Plus audio technology , which translates into clear, rich and much more immersive sound. It does not matter if you are watching a movie, a television program or a concert, its two speakers provide a total music power of 20W . There is also an equalizer and automatic volume control.

Image quality and functions in general

TCL 32ES560 calidad de imagen

This TCL TV has a 32 ″ diagonal, which offers HD resolution.

Its LED-type panel has a 32-inch diagonal , while offering HD resolution (1366x768p) , with a peak brightness of 270 nits. In addition, this series is equipped with advanced processing technology that allows it to achieve a PPI of 100 . It should be remembered that the image performance index indicates the image quality based on the main parameters. Regarding the internal hardware, the device has a quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB.

This TCL 32ES560 television supports the HDR10 format . This technology produces more vivid colors, deeper blacks, high brightness and higher contrast. Images are displayed in great detail, with fairly accurate reproduction of light and dark tones. So you can enjoy Netflix and YouTube in HDR quality .

Software analysis / SmartTV and other notable features

With this Smart TV you will have quick and convenient access to your favorite series and movies . Thanks to having the most advanced version of Android TV , an unlimited world of entertainment will open to you, whether you are looking for the latest premiere movies, or if all you want is to pick up where you left off. Google Play Store puts at your fingertips a huge catalog of applications and games, so that whatever your tastes are, you can find something you like.

There is a detail that we cannot ignore. And is that the TCL 32ES560 comes with Chromecast integrated. This function will give you the opportunity to play photos, videos, music and everything you want, directly from your smartphone or tablet on this TV. It is also compatible with both Android devices and iPhones and iPads.

TCL 32ES560 Smart TV

This Smart TV comes with the most advanced version of Android TV.

Another advantage of this TV is that it has the Google Assistant . You can ask him questions and ask him to do things. He will always be ready to help you. And the good thing is that the more you use it, the more it will “learn”, and therefore, the more it can help you. Search content with your voice, simply by pressing a button. From the last episodes of the series you are watching, to a video on YouTube. And if you like to play games, Android TV offers you a different way to interact with games on the big screen.

If you prefer a larger TV, you can opt for the TCL 40ES560 . It is a 40 ”Android TV with HDR image quality. Its panel with Full HD resolution (1080p), has an image performance index (PPI) of 200.

 

PROS:

  • Slim and modern design
  • Looks pretty good
  • Speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio technology
  • Comes with Chromecast built-in
  • Supports HDR10 format
  • Incorporates the Google Assistant
  • Android TV

 

CONS:

  • Doesn’t have Bluetooth
  • It takes a while to start

 

TCL ES560 Specifications:

SPECS
Make model TCL 32ES560
Size 32 ″ (81.3 cm)
Resolution HD (1366 × 768p)
Aspect ratio 16: 9
Frequency
Backlighting LED
Smart tv Yes, AndroidTV (8.0)
Integrated Wifi Yes, 802 b / g / n
Bluetooth Not
3D Not
USB Recorder
Tuners
  • Analogical
  • DVB-T2 / C / S2
  • HbbTV 1.5
Sound 2 × 5 W (Music power: 20 W)
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 732/435 / 11-40-80 mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 732/480/175 mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 4 kg / 5.3 kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 100 x 100 mm
HDMI ports 2 x 1.4
USB ports 1 x 2.0
Other connectors
  • Ethernet (LAN RJ-45) x 1
  • Digital audio, optical out x 1
  • Component video (YPbPr / YCbCr) input x 1
  • RF jacks x 2
  • Headphone outputs x 1
  • Chromecast built-in
CI + Integrated Yes, v1.3
Energy Class Category A + (32 W)
Contents / Accessories
  • Remote control RC802N1
  • Batteries
  • Power cord
  • User’s Guide
Tech Week