28D3000 from TCL – Presentation of this HD
A new model from TCL. They have just decided to enrich their range with a cheaper television , the 28D3000.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 28 inches.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a HD resolution. From our point of view it is interesting. Given the price, this model appears as a good choice. Not too expensive but anyway it is made with elements which we think will withstand in the long run .
Is it worth buying it ? This is the question we are going to answer.
The design of the TCL 28D3000
With its design identical in every respect to the competition, this TCL 28D3000 could have difficulty distinguishing itself in a tense entry-level market.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. TCL continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
Considering the price level the design is good. We perhaps would have liked something more accomplished, but it is, it must be remembered, an entry-level television set.
This new TCL 28D3000 is quite standard, flat.
With its screen surface of 28 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
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.In the end, we’re on an entry-level product. Even if at this level, when it comes to design, we could simplify it by saying that it is cheap. Materials of poorer quality and ergonomics identical to what was done 5 years ago, make this TCL 28D3000 a just acceptable television set.
28D3000 from TCL – The screen
This TCL is trying to stand out from the crowd with a Direct LED screen.
With this new 28D3000 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering.
The TCL television set displays a HD resolution. And with his 28 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that belongs to the series of small models in its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
TCL chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this television sets itself below its competitors. The game mode is to be avoided, as well as the cinema mode, due to the delay that can occur in the image.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a HD quality picture .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.
The sound of the TCL 28D3000
For those who are not too demanding in terms of quality or sound rendering, this model is interesting. Indeed, the audio system is a little short. Which is normal for this entry-level device.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 8 W.
In any case, you get an average rendering.
However, we will recommend to add speakers that will allow a better experience.
The sound quality of this TV is in a word mediocre; you feel like you’re back in the past to the days of saturating speakers.
Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 28D3000
Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.
28D3000 from TCL – Its connectivity
Its connectivity is decent for a basic range. You’ll have little choice.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.
This model has a total of 6 connections, not too bad. The TCL 28D3000 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.
In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)
28D3000 from TCL – Technical characteristics
The main features of this TV set:
|Sizes of the television without stand||64.47 cm x 38.89 cm x 8.36 cm|
|Screen size in inches||28|
|Display system||Direct LED|
|Tuners available||DVB-T DVB-T2|
|Number of tuners||3|
|Number of USB ports||1|
|Number of HDMI ports||2|
|Number of audio outputs||1|
|Number of audio inputs||0|
|Component Input (YpbPr)||Yes|
|Composite Input (Video)||Yes|
To conclude on the TCL 28D3000
With the intention of making a difference this new 28D3000 TCL intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
To say the least, it’s complicated for a manufacturer to offer a model without smartTV. There are some among the competition, and at the same price. By choosing this 28D3000 you know where you stand.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
This TV has the correct resolution, nothing more. Producing and marketing TVs today in HD is often sufficient and well suited for ‘basic’ uses. But this standard will certainly be outdated in a few years’ time. It is therefore a temporary and/or occasional choice. You’ve been warned.
From this new TCL we can retain 3 positive points:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.