TCL 50EP648 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR PRO with Freeview Play and Smart TV 3.0 - 5 Year Warranty £299.89 @ Costco
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TCL 50EP648 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR PRO with Freeview Play and Smart TV 3.0 - 5 Year Warranty £299.89 @ Costco

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Expires on 03/11/2019Posted 11th Oct
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- 4K UHD, with HDR Pro, HDR10, HLG
- Freeview HD
- Pure Image Ultra HD
- 5 Year Warranty Included
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"Features: tick. But what about picture? As these TCL TVs are so new to the UK market, we haven't gone twelve rounds with any. However, if their specs, and our experience of cheap 4K TVs, are anything to go by, we'd temper expectations when it comes to 4K HDR performance.

The DP648 models gets you TCL's Wide Colour Gamut and Brightness+ processing over the DP608 range, but brightness levels still max out at 320 nits, so these TVs won't truly make the most of HDR content. Again, at this price you perhaps shouldn't expect them to, but it does mean we wouldn't rush to pair them with a 4K Blu-ray player - advice we also gave regarding the similarly-priced Hisense 4K TVs we recently reviewed. If you did want to take the risk, all the sets' two or three HDMI inputs are compatible with 4K passthrough from connected 4K sources.

For non-HDR content, however, they should perform just fine where brightness is concerned. And we could only hope – especially considering the brand's popularity abroad – that their colour, detail and sharpness levels are up to scratch, too."

I assume the EP648 is the UK Model (E being EU).

Full write up
Edited by: "Jinkz" 11th Oct
Showing as £329.89?
Jinkz11/10/2019 11:54

"Features: tick. But what about picture? As these TCL TVs are so new to …"Features: tick. But what about picture? As these TCL TVs are so new to the UK market, we haven't gone twelve rounds with any. However, if their specs, and our experience of cheap 4K TVs, are anything to go by, we'd temper expectations when it comes to 4K HDR performance. The DP648 models gets you TCL's Wide Colour Gamut and Brightness+ processing over the DP608 range, but brightness levels still max out at 320 nits, so these TVs won't truly make the most of HDR content. Again, at this price you perhaps shouldn't expect them to, but it does mean we wouldn't rush to pair them with a 4K Blu-ray player - advice we also gave regarding the similarly-priced Hisense 4K TVs we recently reviewed. If you did want to take the risk, all the sets' two or three HDMI inputs are compatible with 4K passthrough from connected 4K sources.For non-HDR content, however, they should perform just fine where brightness is concerned. And we could only hope – especially considering the brand's popularity abroad – that their colour, detail and sharpness levels are up to scratch, too."I assume the EP648 is the UK Model (E being EU).Full write up


EP is 2019, DP is 2018
bluefish230311/10/2019 12:37

Deal starts 14/10.


But you've not mentioned it anywhere in the OP though?. :-(

Add it please ... :-)
Edited by: "amour3k" 11th Oct
So I'm new in to the market for a budget TV and I've not got a clue with regards to 4K? Is this a 10 bit board or 8 bit? Is this proper 4K or fake as I keep reading about in here?
mazyaman11/10/2019 19:53

So I'm new in to the market for a budget TV and I've not got a clue with …So I'm new in to the market for a budget TV and I've not got a clue with regards to 4K? Is this a 10 bit board or 8 bit? Is this proper 4K or fake as I keep reading about in here?


Only LG sell fake 4K panels, but they only have a few of them in their 2019 range.
...but is it any good?
mazyaman11/10/2019 19:53

So I'm new in to the market for a budget TV and I've not got a clue with …So I'm new in to the market for a budget TV and I've not got a clue with regards to 4K? Is this a 10 bit board or 8 bit? Is this proper 4K or fake as I keep reading about in here?


Take what I say with a pinch of salt as I haven't seen a review for this TV. Chances are it'll be "real" 4K ie capable of displaying x amount of pixels individually. Chances are it will be "fake" 10bit which is 8bit plus cleverness the to convey 10bits of colour. Chances are it'll be "fake" HDR as it won't have the necessary peak brightness levels to meet the criteria. None of that really tells you if the deal is any good or not! You'd struggle to find a TV at twice the price (more like 3 times) which is full 10bit and with the necessary peak brightness for HDR.
Edited by: "rtbsghgfh" 12th Oct
Just to make aware only the first HDMI port supports 4K at 60hz rest is 30hz/4K
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