TCL C655 Pro, 4K QLED UHD TV: HDR Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos Full LED Local Dimming

Continuation of our presentation of the TCL 2024 TV range with, after our presentation of the TCL C89B Mini LED series and that of the TCL C655 QLED series, focus on the TCL C655 Pro, big sister of the TCL C655.

The TCL C655 Pro TV series has three Ultra HD 4K references, the TCL 55C655 Pro (55'', 140 cm), TCL 65C655 Pro (65'', 165 cm) and TCL 75C655 Pro (75'', 191 cm ).

TCL C655 Pro, QLED Pro££££ TCL announces QLED Pro technology within these QLED televisions via the use of a new alloy of Quantum Dot nanocrystals. Likewise, the encapsulation of these nanocrystals has been improved for colors of unprecedented purity. In the end, the richness of the colors is increased, the same goes for the brightness.

TCL C655 Pro, main specifications££££

The TCL C655 Pro televisions, QLED models, benefit from a double stand that can adopt two positions (at both ends of the screen to place the TV on a wide piece of furniture or refocus under the panel in case of shorter support), and Quantum Dots technology (nanocrystals) for increased colorimetric performance.

For the rest, we find a very thin panel frame that is almost non-existent on the left and right sides and at the top of the screen, a native 10-bit 60 Hz VA type LCD panel associated with AiPQ Engine video processing . We also note a Micro Dimming system (optimization of image quality by zone via software process) and Full LED Local Dimming backlighting for a light peak of 600 nits. The number of zones is 84 for the 55'', 128 for the 75'', including 104 for the 65 inch. Of course, HDR10+, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision compatibility are required. Please note, no Dolby Vison IQ functionality.

We also notice a Sport mode to make the display smoother during a sports broadcast, a DVB-T2/DVB-C/DVB-S2 tuner and the Game Master 3.0 label. The latter involves the ALLM function, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and minimal Input Lag, less than 10 ms here. The VRR is also there.

Of course, given the native frequency of the panel, 4K/120 function point but players will still be able to benefit from HFR thanks to the DLG (Dual Line Gate) process. The latter, by reducing the vertical resolution by half (therefore to 1080p and not 2160p), offers a 120 Hz display for a smoother and more pleasant video game experience. Finally, the sound section mentions 2.1 equipment for a total power of 50 W (2 x 15 W + 20 W).

TCL C655 Pro, Smart Google TV function ££££

If the UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway function is present in addition to HBBTV compatibility, as on last year's C655 screens, one of the strong points of the TCL C655 Pro TV series concerns the integration of the Google TV Smart TV function, in version 12.0 here.

In addition to having an internet browser, Voice Search and Chromecast functions, offering access to the Google Play Store with several thousand free applications, we find multi-account management, PIP, efficient Cast function on Ultra HD content, multitasking management to navigate between several applications, quick access to favorite content via an overlaid side information bar, Google Assistant compatibility, the Google Meet application and the Hands Free Voice function Control (voice control of the TV) without the need for a remote control (microphone integrated into the TV).

Of course, Wi-Fi ac is on board, in addition to the Bluetooth 5.0 function. The same goes for the Works with Alexa certification (requires an Amazon Echo type speaker). All “driven” by a Quad Core processor. We also notice the T-Cast Away function to display the content of the TV screen on a second screen. And Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual-X compatibility is required (virtual process).

TCL C655 Pro, connectivity ££££

The connectivity has three HDMI CEC 2.1 obedience HDCP 2.2 certified inputs. On the HDMI 3 connector, we also note the eARC function. There is also a mini Composite input, a USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet port and a Canal Ready certified CI+ port. Plus a headphone output and an optical.

Availability planned for May. Indicative prices still unknown.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the TCL 65C655 Pro:

• 10-bit panel

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD 4K panel

• 60 Hz panel

• Processor: Quad Core

• Mega Contrast contrast enhancement function

• UHD Color Extender function

• UPnP media gateway function (DLNA)

• DVR function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• Quantum Dots function

• AiPQ Engine function

• DLG 120 Hz function

• PPI 3400 function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• Bluetooth compatibility

• HDR10+ compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HDCP 2.2 compatibility

• Compatibility HEVC

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• HBBTV compatibility

• Fransat compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• Canal Ready compatibility

• DTS Virtual:X compatibility

• Wi-Fi ac compatibility

• Outputs: 1 optical, headphone output

• Inputs: 3 HDMI CEC 2.1 inputs including eARC function, 1 mini Composite, 2 USB port, 1 CI+ port and 1 Ethernet port

• Google Assistant multimedia

• Works with Alexa multimedia

• Google TV multimedia

• Full LED backlighting system Local Dimming

• Input Lag: < 10 ms

• Light peak: 600 nits

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.1

• Power: 2 x 15 W + 20 W