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TCL S525 4K TV (2019)

Neoscore 64%NEX score 58%
Keywords:4khdrtcltv

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Product Overview

TCL S525 is a mainstream 4K TV in TCL's 2019 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit panel and available in 43", 50", 55", and 65" size classes.
A highlight of the TCL S525 is a high screen-to-body ratio up to 94.46%. Additionally, it supports HDR formats including HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and Dolby Vision.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and Dolby Vision
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 58% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Good picture quality
    • Excellent contrast ratio and great black uniformity
    • Good contrast
    • Good peak brightness
    • Outstanding low input lag
    • Great response time
    Cons
    • No local dimming feature
    • Out-of-box picture is a little underwhelming
    • Image degrades at an angle
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Variants:
    43"
    50"
    55"
    65"

    Connectivity

    43"Ports
    2x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0 (ARC), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x S/PDIF, 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
    50"Ports
    3x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0 (ARC), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x S/PDIF, 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
    55"Ports
    3x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0 (ARC), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x S/PDIF, 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
    65"Ports
    3x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0 (ARC), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x S/PDIF, 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi 5 + WiFi Direct

    Construction

    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Speakers
    2x 8W
    43"VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm
    50"VESA Mount
    300 x 200 mm
    55"VESA Mount
    400 x 200 mm
    65"VESA Mount
    600 x 200 mm

    Dimensions

    43"Bezels
    91.62% screen-to-body ratio
    50"Bezels
    93.74% screen-to-body ratio
    55"Bezels
    93.8% screen-to-body ratio
    65"Bezels
    94.46% screen-to-body ratio
    43"Size | Depth
    3.1 in / 78.74 mm w/o stand, 10 in / 254 mm w/ stand
    50"Size | Depth
    3.1 in / 78.74 mm w/o stand, 10 in / 254 mm w/ stand
    55"Size | Depth
    3 in / 76.2 mm w/o stand, 10 in / 254 mm w/ stand
    65"Size | Depth
    3.1 in / 78.74 mm w/o stand, 11.4 in / 289.56 mm w/ stand
    43"Size | Height
    22.3 in / 566.42 mm w/o stand, 24.5 in / 622.3 mm w/ stand
    50"Size | Height
    25.5 in / 647.7 mm w/o stand, 28 in / 711.2 mm w/ stand
    55"Size | Height
    28.1 in / 713.74 mm w/o stand, 30.6 in / 777.24 mm w/ stand
    65"Size | Height
    33.1 in / 840.74 mm w/o stand, 35.2 in / 894.08 mm w/ stand
    43"Size | Width
    37.8 in / 960.12 mm
    50"Size | Width
    43.8 in / 1112.52 mm
    55"Size | Width
    48.4 in / 1229.36 mm
    65"Size | Width
    56.9 in / 1445.26 mm
    43"Weight
    7.98 kg / 18 lbs w/o stand , 8.12 kg / 18 lbs w/ stand
    50"Weight
    10.48 kg / 23 lbs w/o stand , 10.7 kg / 24 lbs w/ stand
    55"Weight
    12.97 kg / 29 lbs w/o stand , 13.06 kg / 29 lbs w/ stand
    65"Weight
    19.77 kg / 43 lbs w/o stand , 19.95 kg / 44 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Display Backlight
    Edge LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    43"Display Diagonal
    43" (42.52 in / 1080 mm)
    50"Display Diagonal
    50" (49.49 in / 1257 mm)
    55"Display Diagonal
    55" (54.65 in / 1388 mm)
    65"Display Diagonal
    65" (64.53 in / 1639 mm)
    Display Type
    Glossy
    43"Pixel Density
    103 ppi
    50"Pixel Density
    89 ppi
    55"Pixel Density
    80 ppi
    65"Pixel Density
    68 ppi
    43"Pixel Pitch
    0.245 mm
    50"Pixel Pitch
    0.285 mm
    55"Pixel Pitch
    0.315 mm
    65"Pixel Pitch
    0.372 mm
    Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Resolution
    4K (3840x2160)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision
    Operating Humidity
    20 % ~ 80 %
    Operating System
    Roku TV
    Operating Temperature
    5 °C ~ 35 °C , 41 °F ~ 95 °F
    Processor
    2 cores
    Tuner
    Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), ATSC, Clear QAM
    Video
    iPQ Engine, Auto Game Mode, Voice Control, HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) 2.2, HDR Pro Gamma

    Performance

    43"Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep)
    50"Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep)
    55"Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep)
    65"Power Consumption
    190 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep)

    Production

    Accessory
    Remote control - RC280
    Debut
    2019
    43"Model Name
    43S525
    50"Model Name
    50S525
    55"Model Name
    55S525
    65"Model Name
    65S525

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    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 50%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    At $600, the TCL 5-Series is a good value, with good picture performance and a mostly friendly Roku TV experience. Its out-of-box picture performance leaves something to be desired, and it can be difficult to optimize the picture settings. Once it is adjusted, however, it can offer slightly better-than-average picture quality.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Good picture quality
    • Dolby Vision
    • Good contrast
    Cons
    • Out-of-box picture is a little underwhelming
    • No local dimming

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score 66%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
    The TCL S525 is a good TV for most uses. It has excellent contrast and good black uniformity, important for watching movies in a dark room. It upscales 1080p content well, with no noticeable issues, great if you haven't upgraded to a 4k game console. This is a great TV for gaming in HDR, mainly due to the great gaming performance.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Outstanding low input lag
    • Great response time
    • Excellent contrast ratio and great black uniformity
    • Good peak brightness
    Cons
    • Image degrades at an angle
    • No local dimming feature

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ TCL 5-Series (S525) 4K HDR TV review: A lot of work. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/tv-reviews/tcl-5-series-s525-4k-hdr-tv-review/. 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
    2. ^ TCL 5 Series/S525 2019 TV Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/5-series-s525-2019. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2022-01-19.

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