55EP681 : the television Direct LED from TCL

What about the new TCL 55EP681 ?

TCL ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55EP681, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First, the size : 55 inches on this device.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 55 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Why can we consider this 55EP681 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the TCL 55EP681

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.
The design of the TCL 55EP681 is largely inspired by the other models in the EP68 series.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TCL 55EP681 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed, it has a simple base, which fits perfectly into the decor, giving you a sense of unity and elegance.In addition, its support has an unusual design.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation TCL 55EP681

The display of this 55EP681 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new 55EP681 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55EP681 belongs to the series of large models in its range. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Finally, TCL has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

55EP681 from TCL – The sound

The TCL 55EP681 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 8 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55EP681 TCL is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set TCL 55EP681

As with many other TV sets, the 55EP681 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the TCL 55EP681 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

The connection system of the TCL 55EP681

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this TV range, the 55EP681’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

55EP681 from TCL – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.96 cm x 68.04 cm x 7.8 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Smart TV Android 9.0 Pie
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 87 W

To conclude on the TCL 55EP681

In conclusion, the TCL 55EP681 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
In addition, it is worth noting that this 55EP681 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

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 depth of the colours.