Gone are the days when one would take pride in owning a TV, oblivious of sound quality and specific features that come with it. Finding a good TV brand entails detailed analysis and comparisons. This article gives you distinguishing insights about these two brands; Hisense and TCL.
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Both brands manufacture TVs that do support modern features such as HDR, UHD. TCL TVs, on their part, also support Dolby Vision, HDR10 with a full array of LED backlights.
Hisense TVs, on the other hand, offer advanced features like Motion Rate 120-image processing, local dimming as well as back backlight support. Additionally, nearly all models from both Hisense and TCL possess VA panel displays. Of note as well, Hisense is also compatible with a variety of soundbars.
Taking Hisense 40H5500F compared with TCL 40S325, the former offers artificial intelligence, DTS sound, motion-enabled remote, Bluetooth audio, and built-in Google Assistant.
The latter offers only Alexa or Google Assistant compatibility, both at a similar price. Going by this feature, Hisense carries the day.
Relatively, Hisense offers true UHD and HDR-technology pictures on giant screens at fair prices.
However, TCL TVs tend to offer more movie-friendly pictures. On the other hand, besides giving deeper reproduction of dark colors, Hisense TVs are smarter for gaming(thanks to the 240-image processing ability), sports programs, and action movies.
This is because they show less motion blur and also use one of the best technologies, the Dolby Vision, with some Hisense models applying Quantum Dot technology.
On the negative side, both cannot offer wide viewing angles, while peak brightness is not t the highest level, negatively impacting the clarity and natural sense of the pictures. For this reason, comparing TCL 32S325 with Hisense 32H5500F, the latter provides a more excellent contrast ratio and accurate images, unlike the TCL one, whose images are less sharp.
Based on sound, both Hisense and HCL equip their TVs with a pair of stereo speakers for each. Hisense, in some of its expensive models, provides functions such as noise reduction and has more powerful speakers, while TCL uses 16W speakers in both costly and cheap models.
Some Hisense TVs use several sound enrichment technologies like DBX Total Sonics, DBX Total Surround, and much more. Such technologies augment the sound quality of their built-in speakers.
When we compare the Hisense 32H5500F with TCL 32S325, it emerges that TCL used 5W speakers with the Hisense model using 6W and DTS, built-in Bluetooth, making it better in terms of sound production than TCL.
On this platform, each runs its OS. Most Hisense TVs run on Android, Roku, and Hisense’s VIDAA U OS with AI, applicable only in high-end models.
Android is better because it gives access to services like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc. It also has a built-in Chromecast, which allows you to stream photos, videos, and music to the TV from any Android, IOS, or Windows-based device.
On the other hand, most TCL TVs run on Roku, giving access to over 500K movies and TV shows, with channels like Hulu, YouTube, HBO, ESPN, Netflix, etc.
While both operating systems are expedient and offer intelligent functions, comparing Hisense 40H5500F working on Android is considered a more robust model and has a more spontaneous edge than TCL’s 50S425 operating on Roku.
Traditionally, almost always, Hisense TVs come with more ports than TCL TVs. A case in point, comparing two models with the same price tag, TCL 40S325 has 3 HDMI ports while the Hisense 40H4F HDMI possesses 4 ports making it a winner based on the number of HDMI ports.
With all these ports, you should be able to quickly connect your TV to your cable box or home theater system and get going!
These Chinese companies that produce Hisense and TCL TVs premise their production on buying price by the clients and based on that, it is a bit difficult to make comparisons on resilience. In my view, both brands have models that may not be reliable.
On almost every aspect handled above, Hisense has dominated. Still, with this one, if we compare TCL 43S425, for instance, it is housed in a thicker, more durable material reminiscent of longevity.
Both manufacturers make TV sets that range from $200 upwards, especially small Full HD models. When it comes to high-end 4K TVs, they tend to sell at a higher price from either manufacturer.
However, similar features of both the Hisense 32H4F and the TCL 32S325 notwithstanding, the 32H4F is more expensive than the TCL model. So going by the cheaper TV model, the TCL would win, for they have the same features.
As evident above, Hisense outsmarts the TCL on several features discussed in this article, saving for durability and cost, which the TCL has won. It, therefore, means that in terms of picture quality, for example, the Hisense 32H5500F displays better images than the TCL models.
Hisense Vs. TCL 32-Inch
The comparison between these two 32-inch brands (in this case, the TCL 32-inches HD READY LED TV and Hisense 32A56E 32-Inch FULL HD LED TV) can be pegged on factors like quick specs, basic information, technical specs, and primary features, among other features. Before we embark on differences, let us briefly look at what they have in common.
Both are of HD LED screen type, and they support 4K Hdr and not 4Khdr Standards Supported. They are incompatible with Dolby Vision; they both do not have voice recognition devices, with no provision for upscaling.
Additionally, they do not come with in-built Apps or games; neither do they have in-built microphones.
On the other hand, while TCL L32D2900 does not support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Hisense supports both.
In terms of convenience, the TCL has features like child lock, True Color Reproduction, Multiple Language Display, and Multiple Multimedia Format. These features are conspicuously absent in the Hisense 32A56E model.
TCL has an Adaptive Backlight Dimming feature, while the Hisense 32A56E does not. On top of LED technology, TCL L32D2900 comes with Dynamic Picture Enhancement technology with Hisense 32A56E supporting only LED.
To this point, the features that the TCL L32D2900 model has in contrast are many, making it a better choice compared to the Hisense 32A56E model.
Hisense Vs. TCL 43-Inch
According to a disclosure by Amazon Affiliate, the ZKelectroics, a comparison between TCL 43S517 and Hisense 43R6E indicates that TCL scored highly over Hisense based on the following features.
On top of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, HDR10, HLG support, and Ethernet and Wi-Fi shared to both models, and the TCL also has additional features; comprehensive color performance, IPQ Engine Processor with the backing to Dolby Vision Technology, a plus to the TCL 43S517.
Hisense 43R6E boasts RCA Audio Outputs, 3GPP, Flash video, MIDI, WebM, absent on the TCL 43S517 model.
In contrast, TCL 43S517 has features that the Hisense model does not have, like Dolby Vision Technology, DivX, MP4 video format Player, BMP, and Vertical Alignment panel, which provides deeper blacks compared to IPS panel.
Generally, TCL 43S517 scores highly compared to the Hisense 43R6E.
It is, however, an individual prerogative to choose which model to buy among those available in the market. Still, such a comparison like in this article only provides information about the brands, making it relatively easier to make informed decisions.
Norvan Martin is the founder of BoomSpeaker.com. He is a professional Electronics Engineer and is passionate about home theater systems and AV electronics. BoomSpeaker was created as an online hub to share his knowledge and experiences as it relates to home theaters and home audio electronics.