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Viper32 06-13-2017 03:20 AM

*Official* 2017 TCL P-Series 4K Roku TV HDR/DV Owners Thread (No Price Talk)
 
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My 55" TCL 55P607 has arrived.

All owners post up questions etc. Lets see how good this budget set is for all of us....

TCL Website:
http://www.tclusa.com/products/home-...mart-tv-55p607

Manual:
https://fccid.io/document.php?id=3306615

Reviews:

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv/

https://www.cnet.com/products/tcl-55p607/review/

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/p607

http://televisions.reviewed.com/cont...ries-tv-review

http://www.pcmag.com/review/354173/tcl-55p607

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/16/1...best-budget-tv

Picture Quality:

Picture quality is quite impressive and probably one of the best I have seen for the sub $600.00 category. Colors are vivid and blacks are dark as expected for a fald set.

Pros

Price, Roku interface, Fald with 72 zones, bright screen, vivid colors

CONS

Light Bleed/Clouding (Flashlighting as some seem to call it), Very reflective screen, beware if using in a room with allot of light

Calibration Settings:

Viper32 06-13-2017 03:21 AM

Reserved

Viper32 06-13-2017 02:10 PM

It is here but stupid Fed Ex guy left it outside and it is storming bad here. I am unboxing it now and hopefully it is not damaged but the box is saturated.

Crimson_Flam3s 06-13-2017 02:59 PM

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So I got mine and I am a little disappointed. There was quite a noticeable amount of back light bleed in some corners of the screen and the contrast overall didn't seem much better than my old ks8500 even with fald on. Everything else was great, tv came well packaged, low input lag feels great as well, easy set up etc.

I'm sure the backlight bleed is not common and depending on everyone else's reviews I will probably do an exchange.

Note that the BB is not as bad as in the pictures, my phone "enhanced" it for some reason but it was still noticeable.

theboomr 06-13-2017 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Crimson_Flam3s (Post 53620441)
So I got mine and I am a little disappointed. There was quite a noticeable amount of back light bleed in some corners of the screen and the contrast overall didn't seem much better than my old ks8500 even with fald on. Everything else was great, tv came well packaged, low input lag feels great as well, easy set up etc.

I'm sure the backlight bleed is not common and depending on everyone else's reviews I will probably do an exchange.

Note that the BB is not as bad as in the pictures, my phone "enhanced" it for some reason but it was still noticeable.

That actually seems kind of strange, normally the corners are darker on FALD sets

franzmetcalf 06-13-2017 03:12 PM

Hi all,

My unit is arriving Friday and will require me, for the first time, to set up a reasonably complicated AV system. So I have a question, as I'm sure many of you have great experience in set up and some will have even set up this very TV by the time I get mine. Congratulations!

TCL claims the TV is able to pass DD and DTS signals, including Atmos, back through ARC. That's great, I think, because I am figuring that I want to use the Roku interface as my interface for streaming video (Netflix and Amazon). So I ought to connect the TCL to my LAN/wifi and to my AVR via the HDMI/ARC and then input my other sources (Blu-Ray, satellite) directly into the AVR. So—and here's the newbie part—my AVR will be able to switch between all those video "sources" even though the TCL will not actually be a video source, right? Or would it be better to output the audio from the TCL to the AVR via optical cable? Or even to connect the AVR to the internet and pass through the streaming signal from it to the TCL? I've not used Roku, but it gets great reviews. Would the Roku interface still work for streaming that that passed through the AVR?

I am confusing myself and I haven't even got the TV yet!

Crimson_Flam3s 06-13-2017 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theboomr (Post 53620489)
That actually seems kind of strange, normally the corners are darker on FALD sets

Yeah I imagined it would be that way due to not being an edge lit tv but oh well, was unlucky and got a lemmon I guess. Let's see what the others say.

theboomr 06-13-2017 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Crimson_Flam3s (Post 53620825)
Yeah I imagined it would be that way due to not being an edge lit tv but oh well, was unlucky and got a lemmon I guess. Let's see what the others say.

Considering that no reviewers so far have made any mention of backlight bleed, I sure hope yours is a lemon! That would be an unfortunate issue if it's widespread :(

theboomr 06-13-2017 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by franzmetcalf (Post 53620793)
Hi all,

My unit is arriving Friday and will require me, for the first time, to set up a reasonably complicated AV system. So I have a question, as I'm sure many of you have great experience in set up and some will have even set up this very TV by the time I get mine. Congratulations!

TCL claims the TV is able to pass DD and DTS signals, including Atmos, back through ARC. That's great, I think, because I am figuring that I want to use the Roku interface as my interface for streaming video (Netflix and Amazon). So I ought to connect the TCL to my LAN/wifi and to my AVR via the HDMI/ARC and then input my other sources (Blu-Ray, satellite) directly into the AVR. So—and here's the newbie part—my AVR will be able to switch between all those video "sources" even though the TCL will not actually be a video source, right? Or would it be better to output the audio from the TCL to the AVR via optical cable? Or even to connect the AVR to the internet and pass through the streaming signal from it to the TCL? I've not used Roku, but it gets great reviews. Would the Roku interface still work for streaming that that passed through the AVR?

I am confusing myself and I haven't even got the TV yet!

Sounds like you've got the right idea. Just to clarify for you, here's what you'll want to do to get ARC working correctly:
You'll want to plug an HDMI cable into the TV's ARC port (whichever port that is), and then plug the other end into your AVR's HDMI OUT port. Then you plug all your various devices into the inputs on your AVR, and then you're good to go. The receiver will send video (and audio, if you were wanting to use the TV speakers) from your devices up the HDMI cable to the TV when you're using those devices, and when you're using the TV's streaming apps, the TV will send audio back down the HDMI cable into the AVR, and the AVR will output that audio to your speakers.

Viper32 06-13-2017 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by theboomr (Post 53620993)
Considering that no reviewers so far have made any mention of backlight bleed, I sure hope yours is a lemon! That would be an unfortunate issue if it's widespread :(

I sure hope so, I have mine setup but want be able to do much until later tonight. We have VBS this week at church and my little one is all involved in that.

theboomr 06-13-2017 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Viper32 (Post 53621265)
I sure hope so, I have mine setup but want be able to do much until later tonight. We have VBS this week at church and my little one is all involved in that.

You are learning Visual Basic Scripting at church? ;)

FuB01 06-13-2017 03:32 PM

Patiently awaiting for mine to arrive. One of the few times I hate living in Cali.

franzmetcalf 06-13-2017 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theboomr (Post 53621097)
Sounds like you've got the right idea. Just to clarify for you, here's what you'll want to do to get ARC working correctly:
You'll want to plug an HDMI cable into the TV's ARC port (whichever port that is), and then plug the other end into your AVR's HDMI OUT port. Then you plug all your various devices into the inputs on your AVR, and then you're good to go. The receiver will send video (and audio, if you were wanting to use the TV speakers) from your devices up the HDMI cable to the TV when you're using those devices, and when you're using the TV's streaming apps, the TV will send audio back down the HDMI cable into the AVR, and the AVR will output that audio to your speakers.

Okay, thanks, that's a relief since that's the way it ought to work, in my view. The AVR should be able to distinguish the proper source and processing for the different signals. When streaming, it would have to receive audio signal from the TCL and send no video. When playing satellite or Blu-ray, it would have to send video signal to the TCL and receive no audio. They need to be clever beasts these days!

Hoping for a non-bleeding sample!

jmm22 06-13-2017 04:20 PM

The one review on Amazon also mentions backlight bleed in the lower left corner, but very minor. Either way, I'm excited to get mine later this week and will update.

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theboomr 06-13-2017 04:23 PM

Eff, I really hope this set doesn't turn into a panel lottery situation like the infamous issues with the KS8000

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garnettrules21 06-13-2017 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theboomr (Post 53622377)
Eff, I really hope this set doesn't turn into a panel lottery situation like the infamous issues with the KS8000

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yea I'm slightly worried. Backlight bleed and clouding are probably my two biggest concerns and now I'm a little more worried. Get mine Thursday, we shall see.

Stiler 06-13-2017 05:17 PM

I was under the assumption that FALD panels didn't suffer from "flashlighting/backlight bleeding" because there was no edge lighting...

Really hope this isn't the norm, I sent my KS8000 back because of the backlight bleeding on the corners.

Dan Hitchman 06-13-2017 05:24 PM

Getting slightly worried myself. The set arrives on Thursday. Hopefully, TCL didn't send reviewers displays that had nothing to do with actual production run quality. Some companies are unscrupulous enough to pull such a rope-a-dope.

Viper32 06-13-2017 06:47 PM

Yeah have some light bleed also. I am still dialing it in so we shall see. I suspect reviewers maybe got some cream of the crop sets.

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Crimson_Flam3s 06-13-2017 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viper32 (Post 53624817)
Yeah have some light bleed also. I am still dialing it in so we shall see. I suspect reviewers maybe got some cream of the crop sets.

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Damn.

How are the blacks on yours? Compared to my ks8500, overall contrast and black uniformity seems worst.. You have one to compare to as well lol

Hubert.J.Farnsworth 06-13-2017 08:07 PM

So what's the word on this TV, worth the wait for the 65 or not?


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bigtexan999 06-13-2017 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Hubert.J.Farnsworth (Post 53626449)
So what's the word on this TV, worth the wait for the 65 or not?


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I think you will need to wait a few more days for more of the just arriving sets to be evaluated.

However, the initial word does not look promising.

ponzies 06-13-2017 09:28 PM

Two people on Slickdeals reported light bleed on theirs as well https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpo...&postcount=331

theboomr 06-13-2017 09:44 PM

Damn this is depressing!

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sheshechic 06-13-2017 09:59 PM

Why the heck is there light bleed in the corners!? How is this possible? Could it be that everything isn't properly attached- ie, loose in the corners?

Is the back panel screwed on or stuck on?

DISKMAN 06-13-2017 10:17 PM

Tcl 55p607
 
So far so good. I received my new toy before noon and couldn't wait to set it up. I am one of the people reporting light bleed on at least one corner of the set. It still seems to be a great TV. I will be replacing a very old, non HD, Panasonic plasma with this set in my family room. I also have an 6 year old Sony LCD and a Panasonic ST60 Plasma. I had originally intended to buy a B7/C7 OLED once the prices came down. That was until I started reading all of the hype on this TV. I decided that at this price point I would give it a try.

My initial impression of this set is very favorable with the exception of the light bleed I noted earlier. I will need to wait until I permanently mount it in it's new home and let some of the wow factor to fade before writing a detailed review. I do love the deep blacks available on my ST60 and that is what I am looking for with this TV. The Roku functionality is very easy to use. I am hoping that this ease of use will allow me to ween my family from cable and start streaming all of our content. This TV will eventually be mounted above a fireplace and will not have room for a full HT sound system. Does anyone have any recommendations on a soundbar to complement the video performance of this display? It will be tough because I will hate to spend the same or more for the audio system than I did for the video portion.

Somehow I turned on the automatic text reader function for the GUI menus. I would rather read them for myself. I'm sure there is a setting for it somewhere.

rmz76 06-13-2017 11:08 PM

I know most here are well informed in the difference between the two, but for those not familiar with the difference between back-light bleed and IPS Glow. Here is a short demo video.

Back light bleed is a defect, but IPS Glow unavoidable at angled viewing in a dark room. I'm reading that unless the display is Plasma or OLED, IPS Glow is pretty much unavoidable (even with FALD)? I guess something has to distinguish the OLED displays from those with FALD.

Posting this to help those with defective displays better qualify them.

theboomr 06-13-2017 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rmz76 (Post 53628497)
I know most here are well informed in the difference between the two, but for those not familiar with the difference between back-light bleed and IPS Glow. Here is a short demo video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbPaDLPbAQQ

Back light bleed is a defect, but IPS Glow unavoidable at angled viewing in a dark room. I'm reading that unless the display is Plasma or OLED, IPS Glow is pretty much unavoidable (even with FALD)? I guess something has to distinguish the OLED displays from those with FALD.

Posting this to help those with defective displays better qualify them.

These TVs are VA panels, not IPS panels.

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theboomr 06-13-2017 11:45 PM

Also, just got a notification my TV is coming today (Wednesday), instead of Thursday!!

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thatsreality 06-13-2017 11:58 PM

Have you guys messed around with all of the settings? Looks like you can only get into everything via the Roku remote app. I do remember at least 1 review talking about changing the local dimming from high to medium and vice versa for certain movies. Was assuming it needed changing for certain action films or even darker movies. Back light bleed isn't something I wanna suffer through. Hoping it's something with the settings and perhaps even a firmware update will fix it soon.


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