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Old 09-02-2020, 10:19 AM   #391
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. After reading through the posting I still could not get a definite answer. Can or cannot?. My current TV is also a smart TV but we need to press the APP button on the remote to get the smart app. Otherwise it acts like a normal TV.

What makes you think that TCL is a dumb tv? With all these Android, netflix, youtube and AI built in, it definitely is not your regular dumb tv.
With the right settings,the tv will show up direct into the live programme. If the manufacturer make the user have to press a lot of buttons, do a lot of steps every time he wants to watch tv, the manufacturer will close down very fast.
Anyway, if you want to get those fat old CRT tv, which is the dumb tv you wants, you can try Mustafa if they have small sized ones, or else, buy from those tv repair shoes.
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:25 AM   #392
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Not sure if this is the correct thread to post. But did anyone experience netflix error message "tvq pm 100 (5.2.5)" for Tcl 65P8s?

I just upgrade my Netflix standard HD to ultra HD plan. And suddenly I am not able to watch all titles unless I change the audio settings within Netflix from 5.1 to 2.1 audio. For normal HD titles, I have no issue changing to 2.1. But for all HDR and 4K format titles, whenever I change to 2.1,it will auto revert back to 5.1 and give me the same error message and not able to watch.

Called Netflix, they said its TCL hardware problem and recommend me to call them. Gonna call TCL Singapore tomorrow but don't have any high hopes tbh.

Anyone got this similar issue with tcl p8s or other models?
OK. I found out the problem already. Its my creative sxfi amp that I plugged into the TV that is causing the issue.

Now everything is good. Great TV BTW. Its worth the money. Hopefully can last as long as my old Panasonic plasma which is 8 years old and still going strong.
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:02 AM   #393
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was passing by at Giant IMM. I cant help to notice 50" TCL and Sharp side by side. TCL display is a liitle softer than Sharp.



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Old 09-02-2020, 11:33 AM   #394
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Gotten the 65" dun understand why need 2 remotes
One is a bluetooth remote

One is a traditional IR remote


No other brands gives two.
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Old 09-02-2020, 12:04 PM   #395
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Some Sony remote control have BT and IR in one. It is more convenient than having 2.

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was passing by at Giant IMM. I cant help to notice 50" TCL and Sharp side by side. TCL display is a liitle softer than Sharp.



https://ibb.co/WsHndkV
wah lau eh one 4K one FHD of cos different lah
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wah lau eh one 4K one FHD of cos different lah
was just passing did not check source type. sorry my bad

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Old 09-02-2020, 01:18 PM   #398
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I am thinking of buy TCL TV for my mother who is very old and is not familiar with technology. When we switch on the TV will it start up like a normal tv where it will go to the HDMI Port and get the signal from the starhub box or that it start up with Android TV. I actually need a dumb TV for my mom but I am not willing to spend money to buy dumb tv. At least when I am at home I can use the Android TV function.
its quite hard now to find 'dumb' tv. but i think Giant IMM do have some on display. go have a look.
Philips, Akai etc to name a few.

I just found out this one 50" @$599.

https://sharp.com.sg/web/products/pr...2886&mode=Spec

this one on right.
https://ibb.co/WsHndkV

There are a few smaller size. Again i did not check into details for every model there as i was not on the market for a TV. Just doing weekly grocery stuff.

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Thanks. I did not see this post but I did picked up a Sharp TV earlier at Gain City today. LC-50UA6800X for $879. It is an android TV but the android TV only comes when you press the button on the remote.

I would assume it would be the same for the TCL TV. I wanted to try TCL but decide to stay with Sharp due to my mother being more familiar with the sharp remote.

I just found out this one 50" @$599.

https://sharp.com.sg/web/products/pr...2886&mode=Spec
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Where can i get the best deal for 40s6500?

btw i notice there is a new model 40s6800. doesnt seem to be available in SG yet.

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Where can i get the best deal for 40s6500?
wait for IT shows
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Thanks. I did not see this post but I did picked up a Sharp TV earlier at Gain City today. LC-50UA6800X for $879. It is an android TV but the android TV only comes when you press the button on the remote.

I would assume it would be the same for the TCL TV. I wanted to try TCL but decide to stay with Sharp due to my mother being more familiar with the sharp remote.
Not sure about your Sharp Smart TV. My Android TV (Android Oreo 8.0 now waiting for the release of Pie 9 for my TV model) and my friend's TCL Android TV (also Android 8) boot up directly on Android. Again without generalizing things, not all Android TV (even with same version) are the same in performance such as boot up (from power down) or interface speed. Some are better than the other. Try it for yourself is the best. You can check out TCL android interface against other make.

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Not sure about your Sharp Smart TV. My Android TV (Android Oreo 8.0 now waiting for the release of Pie 9 for my TV model) and my friend's TCL Android TV (also Android 8) boot up directly on Android. Again without generalizing things, not all Android TV (even with same version) are the same in performance such as boot up (from power down) or interface speed. Some are better than the other. Try it for yourself is the best. You can check out TCL android interface against other make.
Good suggestion, every vendor has different customization. So is better to try out before purchase.
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That was why I posted on this thread to get a feel of the TCL TV. I really wanted to try it especially for the price/performance. In the end I took the safe route of going back to Sharp. Having older folks at home who are resistant to technology can be a hassle. Sometime I worried technologies became too smart for us when we become too old to learn it.

Good suggestion, every vendor has different customization. So is better to try out before purchase.
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Old 09-02-2020, 09:30 PM   #405
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Hi

I am considering the 65" TCL TV.

A quick check on Giant online website shows they carry two models.

1) The Series P P8S at $888
2) TCL 65C8 at $1299.

Any feedback/opinions on both ?

I was considering the Mi TVs before but decided that my requirements for Netflix and youtube, I think TCL TVs would be a better fit for me. Now just to decide on which one of the 65" TCL TVs.

TIA !
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