TCL offer some of the highest spec TVs for the money on the market. They will continue this trend in 2021 with the launch of their new C series TVs.
The three new models, C82, C72+ and C72, tick almost every box for the latest display technology.
HDMI 2.1 with VRR & Dolby Atmos
In particular, they all feature HDMI 2.1, which offers up to 48Gbps bandwidth and incorporates eArc allowing you to output uncompressed 7.1 audio to your speakers for the ultimate home theatre audio using Dolby Atmos.
HDMI 2.1 then allows the TVs to offer a variable refresh rate with 4K at up to 120 frames per second.
All the TV feature Android TV version 11 which is compatible with both Google Assistant and Alexa while offering all your favourite streaming services.
TCL C82 vs C72+ vs C72
The main difference with the TVs is the display itself. At the top of the range is the TCL C82 and which features 4K 100Hz Mini-LED TV with QLED and is also paired with an Onkyo audio system.
The next step down is the C72+ which is 4K QLED TV with 100Hz clarity motion.
Finally, the C72 is a 4K QLED TV.
While all the TVs offer Dolby Vision and HDR 10+, the C82 Series comes with 4K HDR Premium, which provides a superior High Dynamic Range experience with great brightness, exceptional shadow detail and vividly accurate colours; while the C72 and C72+ Series comes with 4K HDR Pro, which is combined with quantum dot and provides a superior High Dynamic Range (HDR) experience delivering accurate colours and the finest details.
The C82 and C72+ have 4K HDR Dolby Vision IQ, which can optimise the picture quality to adapt picture quality to the room’s lighting conditions.
Price and Availability
There is no word on the price or when these TVs will be available.
Looking online, the previous generation C81 series is just £899 for the 65” model, so I’d expect all these TV to be very affordable.
Full Press Release
TCL’s new C Series comprises the C72 Series, C72+ Series and the C82 Series, in various screen sizes from 43’’ to 75’’. The new TCL soundbar, is the TS8132. All of these products will be available in the UK this year – dates and retailers to be confirmed.
Peerless colour reproduction and life‑like picture quality
Thanks to state-of-the-art Quantum Dot technology, AiPQ and deep learning, all C72, C72+ and C82 TVs deliver genuine cinematic, 100% colour volume, made from over a billion colours and shades that are able to classify the type of content, which makes pictures on the TV screen very realistic. On top of that, the C82 Series comes with TCL Mini-LED technology. With this high- performance Mini-LED display, able to deliver 20 stops of dynamic range, thousands of Mini-LEDs deliver incredible brightness, for dramatic highlights and a richer, more lifelike HDR performance; the precisely controlled Mini-LEDs yield breath-taking contrast, which makes the C82 Series capable of unveiling new details in dark areas, and specular highlights simultaneously, for greater depth, detail, and dimension.
The C82 Series comes with 4K HDR Premium, which provides a superior High Dynamic Range experience with great brightness, exceptional shadow detail and vividly accurate colours; while the C72 and C72+ Series comes with 4K HDR Pro, which is combined with quantum dot and provides a superior High Dynamic Range (HDR) experience delivering accurate colours and the finest details. Users can experience incredible picture detail as the film makers intended. The picture they see is as detailed as it is in the real world. Dive further into the depth and detail!
With the C82 Series and C72+ Series, users can enjoy fast-moving images, such as sports or action movies, with life-like smoothness and sharper details thanks to our 100Hz native display. Additionally, the C82 comes with vertical scanning to make fast moving objects very sharp. Nothing can beat 100Hz native motion. The C72 Series is also equipped with Motion Clarity for a smooth picture and improved motion.
All the new C Series models come with HDR multi-format, this ensures that users can fully use the maximum capacity of their 4K HDR TV: whatever they enjoy, Dolby Vision content on Netflix, Disney+ or HDR 10+ content on Amazon Prime Video, this 4K HDR TCL TV will always support the best format. On top, 4K HDR Dolby Vision IQ, which is available on the C72+ and C82, optimises the picture quality to adapt picture quality to the room’s lighting conditions.
Best gaming experience to play like a pro
For gamers, a responsive TV is just as important as one with a good picture. The C72 Series comes with Game master: with HDMI 2.1, and ALLM, users will experience the lowest latency and the best picture settings for gaming, automatically. On top of that, both the C82 Series and C72+ Series have Game master Pro, which has New HDMI 2.1 48Gbps, allowing faster refresh rates including 4K at up to 120 frames per second, and VRR which eliminates stutter and tearing effects for fluid and better detailed gameplay.
Captivating surround sound
Both the C72 Series and the C72+ Series feature Onkyo sound with Dolby Atmos: ONKYO speakers, specially designed for sound clarity and precision allow for a more realistic Dolby Atmos sound experience at home. The C82 Series features an immersive 2.1 ONKYO sound solution with front firing speakers. It delivers an incredibly immersive sound for movies, music, and video games. On top, the TCL C82 Series features a dedicated bass speaker located at the back of the TV. The high-class ONKYO sound system and Dolby Atmos elevates the experience with cinema quality audio that takes the movie experience into the next dimension.
Advanced Smart TV features
The new C series comes with the latest Android TV version 11 system built-in and Google Assistant as part of the package. Find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, or dim the lights — all without leaving what’s being watched. With advanced Hands-Free voice control combined with Google Assistant, TCL's Android TV makes life smart and simple. Working with Alexa, users can let all of the new C series TVs ask Alexa
to play music, hear the news, check weather, adjust TV volume, change TV channel, control a smart home, and more.
Google Duo also works perfectly on TCL Android TV: free, simple, high-quality video calls with a TCL TV to connect with your closest friends and family. The C82 Series has a magnetic 1080P wide angle video camera that will unlock the potential of your TV. This camera enables watch and chat applications so that you can share your experiences on the big screen.
TikTok now available on TCL TV
Since the end of March, the TikTok TV app has been available on TCL TVs, bringing TikTok's trending content into the homes of people across the UK. TikTok will be pushed and recommended on some existing models and all 2021 models of TCL TVs, bringing entertaining TikTok content direct to people's televisions.
TikTok's TV app has been specifically created for the TV home-viewing experience, allowing people to view content from TikTok's ‘For You’ and ‘Following’ feeds, as well as the most liked and viewed content on TikTok. This content has been organised into categories covering everything from gaming and comedy to beauty and fashion.
Breath-taking and harmony design
All new C series models come with a bezel-less ultra slim metal design, this concept uses real metal, making it not only an elegant piece of craftsmanship but also a durable one that will blend into users’ living space. Both the C82 Series and C72+ Series come with an elegant metallic central stand so that this large screen TV can be easily placed on any surface at home. The C72 Series comes with an adjustable dual position stand allowing the placement of a TCL sound bar, or for it to fit onto any surface at home.