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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #180 on: Oct 27, 2019 at 06:49 PM »
From where?

Abenson UP Town Center, Katipunan.  They have a sale until end of the konth i think.

TCL P8E Review (same as a8).

https://www.mysmartprice.com/gear/tcl-55p8e-elite-smart-tv-review/

The review seems to be accurate based on my experience.  Will give the 20 or 2 point white balance a shot to see if i can make the colors better. :)
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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #181 on: Oct 29, 2019 at 05:20 PM »
TCL 55EP660 video review (same as our 55A8).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75Vv5ykRDA

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #182 on: Nov 05, 2019 at 09:26 AM »
Saw this at an SM Appliance store.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #183 on: Nov 09, 2019 at 12:16 PM »
Need po ng advise, papalitan po ng TCL P61US model yung P65US ko, downgrade ba ito o parehong model lang po.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #184 on: Nov 19, 2019 at 05:10 PM »
Need po ng advise, papalitan po ng TCL P61US model yung P65US ko, downgrade ba ito o parehong model lang po.

https://www.tcl.com/ph/en/products/compare.html/LED55P61US/LED55P65US
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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #185 on: Nov 25, 2019 at 05:14 AM »
Hi Guys,

Writing in just to ask for your suggestions and inputs.

I'm planning to buy a brand new TV this coming week. I have narrowed it down with TCL and Samsung panels.

I'm having a hard time to choose which TCL panel I'll get as the reviews in the internet are all different model number. I want the TCL S517 model, which counterpart model is it in our market?

My budget is 20k-40k, I've narrowed it down between

Samsung RU7100 and Samsung NU7090
vs.
TCL A8US, TCL C6US, P5US, PS61US, and P8S

Tried searching the web for TCL panels reviews but with no avail, all reviews are only available for US? market model number. Which is quite confusing as there are no equivalent model with those reviews that are available in the PH.

Mainly for movies and PS4 Pro

Thank you in advance!

Cheers!

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #186 on: Nov 25, 2019 at 11:20 AM »
Hi Guys,

Writing in just to ask for your suggestions and inputs.

I'm planning to buy a brand new TV this coming week. I have narrowed it down with TCL and Samsung panels.

I'm having a hard time to choose which TCL panel I'll get as the reviews in the internet are all different model number. I want the TCL S517 model, which counterpart model is it in our market?

My budget is 20k-40k, I've narrowed it down between

Samsung RU7100 and Samsung NU7090
vs.
TCL A8US, TCL C6US, P5US, PS61US, and P8S

Tried searching the web for TCL panels reviews but with no avail, all reviews are only available for US? market model number. Which is quite confusing as there are no equivalent model with those reviews that are available in the PH.

Mainly for movies and PS4 Pro

Thank you in advance!

Cheers!

pag sa gaming maganda yung sammy. na try ko na sa 55" na naka game mode. walang ka delay delay sa tekken.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #187 on: Nov 26, 2019 at 01:45 AM »
pag sa gaming maganda yung sammy. na try ko na sa 55" na naka game mode. walang ka delay delay sa tekken.

Thank you sa reply sir, Nabasa ko nga may automatic gaming mode + settings yung Samsung.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #188 on: Nov 26, 2019 at 10:33 AM »
Hi Guys,

Writing in just to ask for your suggestions and inputs.

I'm planning to buy a brand new TV this coming week. I have narrowed it down with TCL and Samsung panels.

I'm having a hard time to choose which TCL panel I'll get as the reviews in the internet are all different model number. I want the TCL S517 model, which counterpart model is it in our market?

My budget is 20k-40k, I've narrowed it down between

Samsung RU7100 and Samsung NU7090
vs.
TCL A8US, TCL C6US, P5US, PS61US, and P8S

Tried searching the web for TCL panels reviews but with no avail, all reviews are only available for US? market model number. Which is quite confusing as there are no equivalent model with those reviews that are available in the PH.

Mainly for movies and PS4 Pro

Thank you in advance!

Cheers!




Nagmamadali ka ba bumili? Maglalabasan na kasi mga sale this weekend.   ;D
I'm sure you can get a really good tv for 40k.

My general rules of thumb for choosing a tv would be:

• dapat may HDR
• the bigger the screen, the betterer
• get the highest nits rating that you can
• do NOT get anything less than 2 year warranty
• must support apps (android tv is best)
• must have game mode
• must have ISDB
• must have H265 support (HEVC)
• local dimming feature is definitely a plus
• ARC is also a plus
• always bring a USB dongle with your audition clips

If you don't mind a 55" (instead of a 65"), Sony TV's are also on sale within your budget.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #189 on: Nov 29, 2019 at 01:07 AM »

Nagmamadali ka ba bumili? Maglalabasan na kasi mga sale this weekend.   ;D
I'm sure you can get a really good tv for 40k.

My general rules of thumb for choosing a tv would be:

• dapat may HDR
• the bigger the screen, the betterer
• get the highest nits rating that you can
• do NOT get anything less than 2 year warranty
• must support apps (android tv is best)
• must have game mode
• must have ISDB
• must have H265 support (HEVC)
• local dimming feature is definitely a plus
• ARC is also a plus
• always bring a USB dongle with your audition clips

If you don't mind a 55" (instead of a 65"), Sony TV's are also on sale within your budget.


Thank you sa input sir! Nagpost ako sa ibang TCL forum tipid** and totoo ba na chambahan yung panel sa TCL? Expected ko kasi same quality sa US brands yung mga TCL ntin, dahil kpag nagsearch ako sa net, US model ang lumalabas. Limit ko sa TCL and Samsung choices ko kasi yun nlng yung mga brand wala sa bahay para matry ba iba iba. Choice ko na yung Samsung kaso walang WCG. Thank you ulit sa reply and noted mga input nyo sir.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #190 on: Nov 29, 2019 at 01:17 AM »
Heto yung dalawa kong nakita na TCL, 65P6 and 65P8US.

Mas modelo si P8, mas bago processor, mas mataas ang RAM, mas mataas contrast ratio, may local dimming na, HDR10+ (instead of HDR10), etc. Suggest ko kung sa TCL, kay P8 ka na.




P8 Specs:
https://www.tclpakistan.com/uhd-tv/65-p8s-uhd-android-tv.html#product_tabs_additional_tabbed

P6 Specs:
https://www.tclpakistan.com/uhd-tv/65-p6-smart-tv.html#product_tabs_additional_tabbed


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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #191 on: Nov 30, 2019 at 10:49 AM »
Samsung only has 1 year warranty.
Meron ba ditong naka P8? Planning to get a 65.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #192 on: Dec 08, 2019 at 12:53 AM »
Samsung only has 1 year warranty.
Meron ba ditong naka P8? Planning to get a 65.

I was casually walking around Abenson and found out they just got new stocks of the 65A8US listed on sale at ₱37,990.

I offered ₱35k in cash and they said yes; result: impulse buy.

I'll post a review here in the coming days.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #193 on: Dec 08, 2019 at 03:02 AM »
I was casually walking around Abenson and found out they just got new stocks of the 65A8US listed on sale at ₱37,990.

I offered ₱35k in cash and they said yes; result: impulse buy.

I'll post a review here in the coming days.
Thank you.. However, I am interested in the P8S not the A8US.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #194 on: Dec 08, 2019 at 07:00 AM »
The P8S is more expensive because it has Wide Color Gamut and supports Dolby Vision. Is the extra ₱10+k premium justified by these 2 features is debatable.

If you can get the P8S under ₱40k then that's probably a good deal. Above ₱45k may mean you might want to wait until after December for the clearance sales.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #195 on: Dec 08, 2019 at 09:40 AM »
The P8S is more expensive because it has Wide Color Gamut and supports Dolby Vision. Is the extra ₱10+k premium justified by these 2 features is debatable.

If you can get the P8S under ₱40k then that's probably a good deal. Above ₱45k may mean you might want to wait until after December for the clearance sales.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #196 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 12:37 PM »
Thank you.. However, I am interested in the P8S not the A8US.

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The P8S has an even better panel than the A8US I bought, but being priced over ₱40k is above my impulse-buy threshold.  ;D

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Anyways, I have been floored by the PQ of my 65 A8US, colors are actually better than my old plasma, it's only in the blacks where I feel the plasma has the edge.  No stuttering as well on 4k using YouTube, which I occasionally got on older my 55" 4ktv, which now looks like crap compared to this TV. 


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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #197 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 05:58 PM »
you'd think they'd have better panels because that's based on reviews from the US, but the local TCL's are given much inferior panels. Read up on this thread to know more.

in my opinion local TCL's are not worth even half of their selling price

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #198 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 11:56 AM »
you'd think they'd have better panels because that's based on reviews from the US, but the local TCL's are given much inferior panels. Read up on this thread to know more.

in my opinion local TCL's are not worth even half of their selling price
I would disagree.

I'm quite happy with my cheapo ₱35k 65 inch A8US. Absolute value for money. I auditioned this next to more expensive (₱40k+) models from LG, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony, the PQ on this model was actually better. Note that the Samsung and Sharp only had 1 year warranties too.

Perhaps the 2018 and earlier models were not as good.



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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #199 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 12:23 PM »
Sir verbl klint, bakit hindi yung P8 sa SM yung binili nyo, P1k lang difference?

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #200 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 01:18 PM »
Pareho lang P8US sa A8US. ;)

Nung nakita ko yung sa SM sinabi ko sa sarili ko na kung bumaba to ng ₱35k kakagat ako kaso ayaw nung promodiser.

Sa Abenson kumagat sila, from ₱37,990 to ₱35k kaya kumagat rin ako.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #201 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 04:34 PM »
^ayaw nga. I was at SM a while ago and ready to purchase na kaso hindi daw kaya sa 35K.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #202 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 07:49 PM »
Negatives, so far:

Tried playing my BD ISO's using Kodi and it was definitely lagging. On my MiBox these wouldn't even load so fair play to the TV. Will try some of my 100Mbps 4K drone footage to see if I can crash the TV. ISO's run fine on my XBox and HTPC, of course.

Optical out can only do 2.0, either on "PCM" or "Auto" settings. Sent an email to their support team and will call their helpdesk on Monday to find a fix.  This is a bummer since I was hoping to use just the TV and the avr (no consoles/media players/htpcs) to get surround sound on Netflix.


New discoveries:

Haven't been able to crash Android TV yet, which is good. I'll also check if I can root this TV.

Side loading apps was not a problem.

YouTube has been smooth, including 4k HDR 60fps clips.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #203 on: Dec 17, 2019 at 02:37 PM »
Currently using Smart HDR mode during the day and Movie mode at night. There is a bit of over-saturation using Smart HDR but this should be fine as it can be quite bright during the day, anyway.  If I were to draw the blackout curtains in the room, Movie would definitely be the mode of choice.

I was able to try some 60Mbps 4k (60 fps) drone vids and the tv was still fine playing it.  It turns out I don't have anything in a higher bitrate than that so I'll probably just find some online to test.

Here are a couple of the videos I checked to test out.  You might want to try these out too. 

Light bleed test: https://youtu.be/tPdLZ9g0l28
LG Demo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eT9PEHayVk

The A8 did very well on both.  Every brightness gradient was visible and colors were consistent.  I'd say PQ-wise, this TV is definitely pushing way above its SRP.


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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #204 on: Dec 18, 2019 at 06:54 PM »
Can you provide picture settings on your TCL? Thanks in advance

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #205 on: Dec 31, 2019 at 07:03 AM »
I was casually walking around Abenson and found out they just got new stocks of the 65A8US listed on sale at ₱37,990.

I offered ₱35k in cash and they said yes; result: impulse buy.

I'll post a review here in the coming days.



Sir Verbl Kint,

I am also considering to buy a either 65" or 55" TCL P8S.  May I know your viewing distance from your 65" TV?

Thanks!   

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #206 on: Dec 31, 2019 at 02:38 PM »
Sir Verbl Kint,

I am also considering to buy a either 65" or 55" TCL P8S.  May I know your viewing distance from your 65" TV?

Thanks!
About 8-10 feet. For non-4k content, I honestly don't notice any difference at all between my 55" and 65".

4k seems a bit more clear on the 65" but even then you're splitting hairs.  Distances further than 10ft will probably show more marked differences.



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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #207 on: Jan 01, 2020 at 10:38 PM »
Wah bat ganon ang mahal na sa website nila? Tapos na kaya ang sale kaya ganun? Saka matibay kaya tcl? Yung lg ko kasi almost 10 yrs bago nagkaproblem.

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #208 on: Jan 02, 2020 at 11:13 AM »
can't seem to load amazon prime video app.. anyone elese have trouble installing the app?

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Re: TCL Owner's thread
« Reply #209 on: Jan 08, 2020 at 12:55 PM »
I am interested in the TCL 65A8US but would like to know if this is similar to the 8 series model thats available in the US. Also, is this model the same as the 65P8US?