Our view about 55R617-CA from TCL : A TV Ultra HD 4K

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TCL 55R617-CA

55R617-CA from TCL – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

TCL ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55R617-CA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 55 inches.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the TCL 55R617-CA

Sober but in line with current trends. TCL has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55R617-CA. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This TCL 55R617-CA is quite standard, flat.
With its glass surface of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
The interest of the 55R617-CA is undoubtedly its technology Slim Design.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

The screen of the TCL 55R617-CA

The designers of TCL have made this new TV set 55R617-CA. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
TCL remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55R617-CA is among the greatest. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Finally, TCL has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

The sound of the TCL 55R617-CA

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however TCL has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers for a sound power of 8 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55R617-CA TCL is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

The Intelligent aspect of the TCL 55R617-CA

On the software side, the TCL 55R617-CA is equipped with the operating system Roku TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

The connection system of the TCL 55R617-CA

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 55R617-CA, it provides you with sufficient elements.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

This model has a total of 5 connections, not too bad. 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

55R617-CA from TCL – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 123.19 cm x 71.37 cm x 7.37 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
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 230 W

To conclude on the TCL 55R617-CA

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
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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