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- 75C8 (75")
Needs rebooting often
This TV has had problems with the Wi Fi not connecting yet it is connected to the server.
Also hard to turn off, you need to press the button several times.
Rang the service centre and Miss Chin was very helpful and spoke very good English so hopefully all my troubles are now gone. So far it looks like it has fixed the problems.
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,951.00.
I love TCL TV!
I bought a TCL TV just last year, until now it is looking great and doing great. My first time to have a smart TV and a bigger size at home
Purchased in August 2019 for $400.00.
- 75C8 (75")
At the price I bought this for ($1695), on paper at least, the features and specs of the TCL 75C8 left this a no-brainer for me, and after seeing a friend's smaller size TCL in the same series I was impressed enough to buy it to form part of a home cinema setup.
As mentioned in another review, the packaging is huge and well engineered - no flimsy bubble wrap here, but prepared for a pile of polystyrene and cardboard to get rid off! There were safety instructions provided to facilitate unpacking, and physical set up for standing on a tv unit w...as no issue - two solid legs need to be attached but they only go in one way so it should be impossible to insert incorrectly, though I did try hard to insert one the wrong way around :) BUT with any tv of this size, don't try and do it alone, as it is quite a weight and size to grapple with. Switching on and set up was quite straightforward, and no more complicated than switching on and configuring a tablet or phone for the first time. This is our first "smart tv" so I don't have any other comparison to draw on, but my other tv is "dumb" and is driven by an Android TV box, running the same generation of Android. Although the "tv" and the "android" environment are well integrated, I still see them as two distinct things, so I'll talk about each separately: Android operating system - The TCL tv comes with the standard Android TV operating system, whereas my tv box is running pure Android, and has more capability. However the TCL implementation works fine. Two slightly irritating points for Android TV o/s is that there is no normal web browser, a pretty awful file manager app, and some other hodge-podge of apps installed. It comes with Google Play store where you can download other apps, but it's not your standard Playstore and you won't find standard browsers like Firefox or even Chrome on there. I'm guessing that Google allows a subset of vetted apps that are considered appropriate/compatible for smart tv usage, whereas other apps are more for phones and tablets. However, I was able to do a "side install" of four or so of my favourite Android apps via APK files copied from my phone on to a data stick, which all work fine. There are other methods out there too - but it all gets a bit geeky so unless you ABSOLUTELY need to install some other app, there is nothing really limiting in what you get out of the factory. All the standard "tv" apps for Youtube, Stan, Netflix etc are there, along with a bunch of more obscure ones that you'll probably never bother with. NOTE: - this isn't a reflection of TCL, but rather the Google-provided Android TV operating system. If you're an Android user, I'd recommend going for TCL or other tv's that use Android for TV rather than some proprietory operating system - at least you are going to be better aligned to the normal Android world you're used to. The TV - wow, it's a great picture, full stop. Plenty of techno-babble on the screen on TCL's site and retail sites about QUHD which is again all very geeky, but for straight visual appeal, can't really find anything to grumble about. Ok, I'm not regularly viewing other tv's so again not much to compare against apart from my old LCD tv from 11 years ago. Some of the 4K clips on Youtube look AMAZING - I wasted several hours on the first night just staring at the coast of Norway as seen from a drone with a 4K camera. You might find other sources limited in 4K content, so I can highly recommend checking out Youtube if you want visitors to go "ooh ahh!". The tv comes with Freeview capability built in, as well as all the normal "antenna" tv stations, so you can get free to air and catchup stations with ease. Admittedly I did find Freeview a bit overly graphic with icons and overly coloured text, buttons and such, and a few weird ways of doing things which took some getting used to, but again that's probably more to do with Freeview implementation than the TCL tv itself - probably looks the same on other tv's. No faulty pixels or colour anomalies after 1 month of use. I was very impressed with the "pull" capability of the tv's tuner - I don't have an antenna socket in the designated "cinema" room, so got a cheap indoor "rabbit-ears" antenna as an interim measure - happy to say that the tv was able to pick up all free to air channels after a bit of creative antenna positioning. I had another, much older tv in the same room and it struggled to get one or two stations at best with the same antenna.
Purchased in April 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,695.00.
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I am surprised how good this tv is.
Bought this based of people telling me how good the picture was for the price. I was suprised it was better than my last LG 4k tv. Nice visuals and colors out of the box. Comes with a fast android tv,bottom onkoyo sound bar, second remote and 3 hdmi ports. Why pay more when this does a great job
Purchased in February 2020.
- 75C8 (75")
Budget Priced with Top End Features!
It was time to replace our old 75" TV and after a lot of research online and at the major retailers, we settled on the TCL 75C8 model which is a 75" 4K QUHD Smart LED TV.
This particular model is a 2019 release which included a 3-year warranty, which was an important consideration for us. Its major competitors would have been the usual high-end manufacturers like Samsung and Sony as they were priced similar to the QUHD model and in fact, the prices virtually tracked each other around the time of our purchase. The QUHD model has a budget varian...t, the P8M model, but it didn't have all the features we wanted, as will be outlined below. The deal was struck, and we got delivery included from the retailer. It arrived on the agreed day and the box in which it came was massive but well constructed. It took two men to bring it into the home and once they left, we started unwrapping our future entertainment product. It was evident from the packaging, the TV came from a long distance away, namely China. It had solid chunks of styrofoam cubes inside the dense cardboard shipping box which protected each corner and sides of the TV, keeping the fragile LED/LCD panel from contact with the very durable cardboard box. All the accessories including the feet were safely tucked away in plastic bags in one of the foam cubes. The accessories, aside from the feet, included the hardware to attach the feet, two remote controls (one for speech to control Google Assistant and one standard remote) as well as a quick start guide and a mini user manual with warranty information. The quick start guide showed the best way to instal the feet which we followed, but it wasn't that easy to get the second leg to fit into place and needed a fairly firm nudge to get it to seat well and the two retaining screws could then be attached, keeping the TV very stable on its feet.
Purchased in July 2019 at JB Hifi Home for $2,500.00.
Questions & Answers
I have the TV for about 8-9 months now and occasionally when I'm watching Netflix there is a beep and the tv will restart itself.
It doesn't happen often but even when it does it's annoying. New tv should not act like this?
Anyone else had this problem?
c4us sounds better or c8 pls ?
Sorry, I've not heard the C4 so can't provide an opinion if one is better than the other. But here are my thoughts anyway.........The C8 75inch tv utilises Onkyo audio whereas the C4 equivalent uses Harmon Kardon. Both are well respected audio companies in their own right; both tv audio engines are rated at 10W x 2CH and 5W x 2CH. Gut feel is that the overall quality is probably the same. The C8 volume is quite decent for such a modest wattage. With either tv you should consider hooking up an AV amp, as you don't get surround sound happening with what is basically a built in sound bar.
ie, my suggestion is don't worry too much about the tv sound as a priority - add your own if you can squeeze the budget.
|Category||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs|
|Type of TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV|
|Wireless Options||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||3||3||3|
|Number of USB Ports||2||2||2|
|Weight||24.6 kg||32 kg||18 kg|
|Operating System||Android TV||Android TV||Android TV|
|Dimensions (without stand)||861.4 x 1447.6 x 73.4 mm||1010 x 1674 x 65 mm||736.4 x 1229.7 x 72.6 mm|
|Dimensions (with stand)||931.1 x 1447.6 x 328 mm||1041 x 1674 x 410 mm||806 x 1229.7 x 318.6 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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