TCL 55R625 (USA version)

SCORE:
89
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Color
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

TCL 55R625 was introduced in 2019. It has a QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful IPQ ENGINE picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give TCL 55R625 TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
84
CONNECTIVITY
87
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of TCL 55R625.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   LED Type
👍   Full-Array Local Dimming
👍   High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 100
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 6 series is 2018 6 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES TCL 55R625 vs TCL 55R615
More Local Dimming Zones 100 vs 96

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model 55R615. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit TCL 55R625 vs TCL 55R615 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

TCL 55R625 is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panel

TCL 55R625 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 100 zones.

HDR10

TCL 55R625 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for TCL 55R625.

BASICS
BrandTCL
CountryUSA
Series 26
Model55R625
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones100
ContrastQuantum Contrast
ColorQuantum Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage72%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage88%
Peak Brightness1000 nits
Minimum Response Time8 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeHDR PRO GAMMA
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueNatural Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Poer Rating8W + 8W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
Operating SystemRoku
Voice Command Easy Voice Control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Roku Search
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Mobile App
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
VIDEO FORMATS
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 28.1" x 3.4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 31.1" x 12.4"
Stand Size47.5"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)55.1" x 34.4" x 6.6"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6 x 25
Weight Without Stand37.2 lbs
Weight With Stand38.6 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)52.4 lbs
Warranty1 year limited warranty
ACCESSORIES
RemoteVoice Enabled Remote Control RC580

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