Chic design and good equipment
TCL P815 in the test: image quality and setting tip
In terms of image quality, too, TCL leaves nothing to be desired: the television impressed in the test with its high-contrast image, and the color matching was successful. You don’t often see such natural skin tones in this price range. The 50 Hertz screen shows fast movements a bit more blur, but the contours remain clear and do not fray. The menu offers extensive setting options for the picture. But users can safely ignore them, the only important thing is actually choosing the optimal picture mode: In standard mode, the TCL shows slightly oversaturated and emphatically bright colors. The result is much more natural in the cinema image mode, so no further corrections are necessary. The image format is optimally set at the factory, without disturbing enlargement (overscan off).
HDR and Dolby Vision for crisp contrast
The sound is not the strongest side of the TCL, but can be heard. You shouldn’t expect bass, but the language immunity is quite good. The TV sounds a bit cool and harsh as the volume increases, but the menu also offers plenty of customization options. In the test, the change from the preset sound mode to cinema resulted in somewhat warmer sounds, and the definition menu item at the lowest level also reduced the sharpness of the sound ?? you can live with that.
With Android and Google Assistant
Test result TCL P815
The TCL P815 did a really good job in the test: The image quality shows the routine of the large manufacturer with its own screen production, the equipment is largely complete, the operation worked smoothly. The latter, however, only applies after a bit of getting used to or if the users are fairly familiar with smart TVs and Android. Because the instructions and the help in the menu are very sparse. The chic design deserves extra praise: with a narrow frame and flush front, the TCL looks significantly more expensive. The 65-inch version TCL 65P815 that was tested costs less than 650 euros even at launch.
* The cheapest price may now be higher.