TCL 5 Series/50-S546 QLED TV Review

7.38 Mixed Usages
6.8 TV Shows:
7 HDR Movies:
8 HDR Gaming:
7.2 Sports( Considering Day Light)
7.9 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2022 Rating: 4.2
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: QLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 3
HDR HDR10 , HDR10+ , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Flat
Supported Internet Services: Google TV

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 50 inches
Display Type QLED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: Full-Array
Quantum Dot Color: delivers more than1B colors
Video Processing Technology: Octa-Core CPU
HDR (High Dynamic Range): Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, HDR10

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Contrast 46,612 : 1, Native Contrast 7,775 : 1
Brightness: 466 nits
Local Dimming: Yes
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev-2.542%, 50% DSE-0.195% & Black Uniformity Std. Dev. 0.585%
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Total Reflections 5.9%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE-8.99, Color dE-4.87, Gamma-2.21
Pixels & Motion: Type LED
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Like the TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED, the TCL 5 Series QLED doesn't properly display 480p content.
Input Handling (1080p): N/A
Input Handling (4k): N/A
Color Gamut: Color Gamut DCI-P3DCI P3 xy-94.12%, DCI P3 uv-96.23%
Color Volume: : P3 Color Volume ITP 1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP 54.8%
Gradient & Response Time: 12.2 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K
Interface: Google TV OS

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 3
HDMI Version 2.0
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 1
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : Yes
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 : No
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
ATSC Tuner: 1.0
USB 3.0 : N/A
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: Yes
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : 2.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 N/A
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: Down-firing
Voice Clarity: Clarity could be limited
Distortion: Total Harmonic Distortion Weighted THD @ 80 0.062, Weighted THD @ Max 0.282
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 134.54 Hz
Bass: Weak (below 50Hz)
Soundstage: Narrow
Immersion:
Dolby Atmos Support: Yes
Audio Passthrough: Yes (via HDMI likely eARC) Can connect a soundbar for better audio
Recommendation: Recommended to invest in a soundbar or external speaker system.

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System Google TV OS(Android 11)
CPU / Processor Octa-Core CPU
Graphic Processor / GPU GE8320 650MHz
RAM 3gb
Storage 32gb
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Supported

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 12.0 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 60Hz
Additional Features: Game mode

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device Yes
Remote App Android TV

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 43.8 x 27.3 x 11 inch
Style The TCL 5 Series has a simple design, but it looks more premium than most comparably-priced models.
Back & Borders: Back Wall Mount VESA 300x300 & Borders 0.35
Thickness: Max Thickness 3.16
Build Quality: The TCL S546 has a decent build quality. It's a mix of metal and plastic, and it feels solid overall. The plastic feet are sturdy, but they don't feel as premium as metal feet.
Longevity: N/A
Stand: The plastic feet do a good job of holding the screen in place, and there's minimal wobble. They don't raise the TV much off the table as there are 1.77 inches from the table to the speaker and 2.71 inches to the bottom of the screen.
Included Components: Power Cable, Remote Control, 2x Remote Control Batteries, Stand, Quick Start Guide

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 6.8
HDR Movies: 7
HDR Gaming: 8
Sports( Considering Day Light) 7.2
PC Monitor (): 7.9
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