TCL 55EP681 : a good Direct LED television ?

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TCL 55EP681

What is the new TCL 55EP681 worth ?

TCL ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55EP681, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 55 inches.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this 55EP681 TCL ? All answer elements just after.

TV design presentation TCL 55EP681

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 55EP681. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new TCL 55EP681 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With a size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.The shape of the base is different from what we usually see.
The interest of the 55EP681 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In conclusion, TCL has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this 55EP681 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

The screen of the TCL 55EP681

The TCL has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new model, TCL confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
The TCL 55EP681 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55EP681 is positioned in the segment of large models. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, TCL has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
Thus, the TCL 55EP681 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

55EP681 from TCL – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles and a power output of 8 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 55EP681

It has almost become a habit for TCL, this 55EP681 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55EP681 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of TCL 55EP681

As for the connectivity aspect on TCL 55EP681, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 8 possible connections that this 55EP681 is presented. The TCL 55EP681 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

55EP681 from TCL – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.96 cm x 68.04 cm x 7.8 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Android 9.0 Pie
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 87 W

Our conclusion on the TCL 55EP681

In conclusion, the TCL 55EP681 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the TCL know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

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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