tcl X3

Flag­ship Player

HWM (Philippines) - - Contents - by Lionell Go Mac­ahilig

TCL’S cur­rent Tv line is top-billed by the flag­ship X3 model (C65X3US). As what its spe­cific model name sug­gests, the X3 bears a 65-inch QLED dis­play panel, one of the largest that we per­son­ally en­coun­tered this year. The X3 takes ad­van­tage of quan­tum dot tech­nol­ogy, with the promise of bet­ter pic­ture qual­ity backed by a 64-bit pro­ces­sor with HDR10 de­cod­ing fea­ture.

Apart from hav­ing a curved dis­play panel with a thin bezel, the X3 also car­ries a builtin har­man/kar­don speaker sys­tem lo­cated right be­low the screen, con­sist­ing of six driv­ers with 40W out­put. The built-in speaker sys­tem is clad in a band with a brushed metal fin­ish.

When on­line, users can ac­cess stream­ing con­tent through the pre-in­stalled apps on An­droid 6.0 Marsh­mal­low OS. More apps can be down­loaded from Google Play. Th­ese apps as well as the on­screen menu can be nav­i­gated and ac­cessed by us­ing the bun­dled slim re­mote con­trol. The on­screen menu is as straigh­for­ward as the re­mote con­trol and, un­like most tele­vi­sions from other brands, has less sub­menus that are sim­ply di­vided into three cat­e­gories: Pic­ture, Sound, and Sys­tem. There are five pic­ture pre­sets: Stan­dard, Dy­namic, nat­u­ral, Sta­dium, and Movie.

the X3 has a sat­u­rated color qual­ity, a mat­ter which i per­son­ally like but some peo­ple might dis­like. in any case, to users who do not want it color sat­u­rated, you have to sim­ply lower the tele­vi­sion’s sat­u­ra­tion level or switch the pic­ture pre­set from Stan­dard to Movie. Sur­pris­ingly, in the case of the X3, the Movie pre­set re­duces color sat­u­ra­tion, re­sult­ing in a pic­ture qual­ity that has a re­lax­ing ef­fect to the eyes. Mean­while, in terms of sound, we can say that the har­man/kar­don speaker is a good ad­di­tion and it let us ad­e­quately en­joy watch­ing con­tent even in Stan­dard mode and even with­out us­ing a sep­a­rate au­dio sys­tem. The X3’s Sound menu in­cludes a Graphic eq and six sound pre­sets (Stan­dard, Movie, Mu­sic, voice, Game, and Sta­dium) to help you fine­tune au­dio qual­ity. Lis­ten­ing only to mu­sic, the X3’s speaker sys­tem de­liv­ered highs (clas­si­cal in­stru­ments) and mids (vo­cals) very well, but if you are into pieces with heavy bass such as The Crys­tal Method’s Cherry Twist, you’ll re­ally need a ded­i­cated speaker set for the X3.

The TCL X3 has a power con­sump­tion rat­ing of 170W and this much lower than that of Sam­sung’s ku6300 and Sony’s S8500D tele­vi­sions. The X3 is also one of the most af­ford­able and more re­cent 65-inch curved Tv mod­els in the mar­ket to­day capped with a price tag of PHP 149,995.

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