TCL 55EP681 : the television Ultra HD 4K

TCL 55EP681 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

Recently TCL has released information about its new model of television . It is the 55EP681.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
In its 55 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of TCL have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Why can we consider this 55EP681 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the 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.
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.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This new TCL 55EP681 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With its glass surface of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed, it has a simple base, which fits perfectly into the decor, giving you a sense of unity and elegance.In addition, its support is different from what we usually see.
The interest of the 55EP681 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation 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. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. TCL presents this 55EP681 with a screen of 55 inches; this television is at the top of its range. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Designed 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 .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

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.
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers and a power output of 8 W.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

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

On the software side, the TCL 55EP681 is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
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?

55EP681 from TCL – Its connectivity

This television TCL 55EP681 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. The TCL 55EP681 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the TCL 55EP681

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

55EP681 from TCL – The conclusion

With the intention of making a difference this new 55EP681 TCL intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
The choice of TCL to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 55EP681, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the sound power, the screen size, the depth of the colours.