TCL is a budget brand TV manufacturer that offers affordable TVs with good and very good performance. TCL’s latest 6-Series is their premium based lineup and falls into the “very good” category for the level of performance and features it offers at its price point.
55US5800, 65US5800 60Hz Smart LED TV
This post is what I call a companion review – meaning that it relates or coincides with a previous model I recently reviewed which was the TCL UP130. Since the UP130 and US5800 have the same performance characteristics and specs, I will refer you to the UP130 review for a clear insight on what to expect from the US5800’s features and performance, instead of repeating it all here.
Click here to see full review of the UP130.
55″ 55UP130 60Hz Smart LED TV
Want to simplify your smart TV viewing experience by integrating what is considered the best media streaming player/platform currently available into a 4K HDTV? Then TCL may have just what you’re looking for. Read on…
HDTVs and More profiles five name brand high-def displays, ranging in screen sizes from 32” to 55” diagonally. The 49” and 55” models will serve well in a small to medium sized viewing area, while the 32” and 48” models are great for a bedroom/dorm room setup or other similar sized viewing environment.
TCL… the name may not be familiar with most consumers in the US. And for all that is known about TCL, for most it would seem to be a very small company. However, the facts are that TCL is the third largest TV manufacturer in the world and is located in China. They built 18 million TVs last year (2013), and have been manufacturing TVs for over three decades. Wow! I didn’t know any of that. Did you?
So it would seem that TLC knows a bit about making televisions. So my next question is… how does all this experience cross over to the actual quality and performance of their HDTV displays? Which brings me to the topic of this review – the TCL 50FS5600. So let’s have a look…