Television set TCL 32DD420 : new reference TFT ?

32DD420 from TCL – Presentation of this HD

Recently TCL has released information about its new model of television . It is the 32DD420.
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.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 31 inches.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
This television is delivered with a  HD resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of HD.
Through our review today, you will understand why the TCL 32DD420 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the TCL 32DD420

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.
Very different from its predecessors, the brand tries here to differentiate itself to meet the needs of consumers.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The TCL 32DD420 is rather flat.
With an interesting size of 31 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, TCL has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 32DD420, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim Metal Design technology.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that TCL has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

32DD420 from TCL – The screen

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 32DD420 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a HD resolution. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
In addition, with a screen of 31 inches, the 32DD420 is among the most models in its category.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
By providing it with a frequency of 100 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a HD quality resolution.
Thus, the TCL 32DD420 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

The sound of the TCL 32DD420

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 32DD420 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles and provides a sound power of 5 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 32DD420 TCL, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 32DD420

A detail is to be taken into account in the decision to purchase this 32DD420 TCL: there is no smart TV. Good or bad news, I can’t say. Anyway, for those who would like this TV and this feature, you know what to do: buy a TV-Box in addition.

Presentation of the connection technology of TCL 32DD420

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this TV range, the 32DD420’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 7 possible connections that this 32DD420 is presented. The TCL 32DD420 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 headphone socket

Presentation of the technical features of the TCL 32DD420

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 435 x 732 x 80 mm
Screen size in inches 31
Screen resolution HD
Display system TFT
Display frequency 100
Sound power 5
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
VESA compatibility Yes
Power consumption 31 W

32DD420 from TCL – The conclusion

With the intention of making a difference this new 32DD420 TCL intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
Back to the future! As in the film, you are propelled into the past. In other words, it feels like it’s the 2000s. No smart tv? you read it right. It is possible, and it is the choice that TCL makes on this 32DD420.
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.

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 display frequency.