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Atwd

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V267 didn't provide Google TV, is still Android 11.
So how you get ?
As I said before I already had v267 before.
I didn't install any update.
I just got a notification saying there were new functionalities available, I clicked ok and the TV reboot. After that, I had the Google TV interface.

At least it looks just like Google TV. I don't know if it's an update that makes Android TV to look like Google TV, I can say that on screen it's literally like Google TV.
 
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cedrikk

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Hello everyone.
I bought the TCL 43C725 TV. From time to time I have areas of red contrasts (or small red spots on moving subjects). This is especially visible on shadows of people in the foreground. I tested all sources with all modes. Nothing changes...
If I flash the firmware with a newer one, is there any chance that this will correct the problem?
What firmware should I put please?
Thank you.
 
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anhil

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Hello everyone.
I bought the TCL 43C725 TV. From time to time I have areas of red contrasts (or small red spots on moving subjects). This is especially visible on shadows of people in the foreground. I tested all sources with all modes. Nothing changes...
If I flash the firmware with a newer one, is there any chance that this will correct the problem?
What firmware should I put please?
Thank you.
What is your current firmware version - v256 / v267 / v272 or something else?
 

anhil

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Hi and thank you !
Product version : V8-R51MT02-LF1V272.02169
Version TV+ OS : V5.2
Have a nice day !
OK - you have already the latest firmware v272 there is available. It could be possible, that this latest firmware would have introduced these problems your described and actually downgrading to the previous version v267 would help.

In my 43C725 I have version v267 to which I updated locally from v256, since nothing newer is available OTA in Finland. I cannot spot these problems you mentioned in my tv.

If I recall it correctly, somebody in this thread mentioned about problems with v272 and he decided to downgrade to a previous version. Just browse the previous postings in this thread.

On the other hand, these is always a possibility for a hardware problem and to that, the only recommended option is a warranty replacement.
 
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anhil

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TCL N.America........ :(


This will undoubtedly have an impact to the firmware updates of the European lineup of TCL televisions. Not only will the launch of Google TV (or Android TV 12) be postponed but also other firmware developments will be delayed since all hands are now busy repairing the damages already taken...
 

Atwd

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I think it will actually push tcl to work harder on software updates. They're too slow, they need to be faster and to make updates without bugs
 

anhil

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As I said before I already had v267 before.
I didn't install any update.
I just got a notification saying there were new functionalities available, I clicked ok and the TV reboot. After that, I had the Google TV interface.

At least it looks just like Google TV. I don't know if it's an update that makes Android TV to look like Google TV, I can say that on screen it's literally like Google TV.
I actually got these same new features today as I restarted my TCL 43C725. Interestingly, I got the same features also to my Android TV box, MECOOL KM6 Deluxe, running Android TV version 10. So this is some kind of a face lift update distributed by Google globally for the Android TV UI regardless of the generation. I cannot say it is love at the first sight but perhaps I will grow to tolerate it...
 

Radzią

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I have c725 43" and iptv freeeze with tivi mate. Any ideas how to solve it? is there any firmware that fixes it?
does this tv already have google tv?
 
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DidierXDA

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Hello,
I have recently has a TCL 75C728.
I note a bug with the output (OPTICAL) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT.
I have a bose acoustimate connected in optics on the TV output audio out of the TV.
There is no control of the volume on this output.
Firmware: V8-T615T01-LF1V083.000005
Would it be possible to raise this bug please.
 

stasiof

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Hello,
I have recently has a TCL 75C728.
I note a bug with the output (OPTICAL) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT.
I have a bose acoustimate connected in optics on the TV output audio out of the TV.
There is no control of the volume on this output.
Firmware: V8-T615T01-LF1V083.000005
Would it be possible to raise this bug please.
You need to contact TCL, as they asking serial number and some pic from back of TV.
 

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DidierXDA

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Thank you, but after filling the information sheet, the page says Error 404
I will try tomorrow to contact them on the phone.

 

avtobot

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Hello,
I have recently has a TCL 75C728.
I note a bug with the output (OPTICAL) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT.
I have a bose acoustimate connected in optics on the TV output audio out of the TV.
There is no control of the volume on this output.
Firmware: V8-T615T01-LF1V083.000005
Would it be possible to raise this bug please.
You can't change the volume on optical output because it is direct digital output. You must do it it on the end device (receiver).
 
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bitxan

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For a 43c725 Spanish version, what is the last recommended update to install? Thanks and best regards.
 

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    P725/C725 (P815,S546).....

    Versions after V272.....
    V272.020169...IMG... Sep 09 2021
    R003.020267...IMG.. Oct 27 2021
    R006.020297...IMG... Nov 08 2021
    V418.020389...IMG... Dec 10 2021...Google TV (T05)
    V277.020239...OTA... Dec 16 2021
    R166.020438...IMG... Dec 21 2021...Google TV (T05)
    V254.020472...OTA... Jan 07 2022 ...Google TV (T05)
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    What's the difference between this OTA file and the current firmware? I just updated to the 4.19
    V097 is same firmware, as latest current firmware (received by Auto update).

    What is 4.19 ? :unsure:
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    Sorry, I was having some issues and couldn't finish typing - while at work. I was referring to the kernel version being 4.19.116...I had a feeling, but got excited that it might've been a ROM or something I could flash my TV with lol. Has anyone, including yourself, hacked it yet - in this group? I'm not complaining about the processor, and like it, but I feel like there may be governors on the refresh rate and CPU
    You can read more about R646 on avsforum....
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    So can it be installed on R51MT02 C725?
    Today user from Italy installed V418 Google TV......on 55C725......working OK so far.

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    Flashed R166 on my C725 here in Spain and so far so good. GTV so much smother than ATV.

    Thanks @stasiof for posting the IMG files. Much appreciated 👍

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    So can it be installed on R51MT02 C725?
    Is same platform R51M.
    In Philippines, India and Brazil.... P725 and C725 are coming with R51MT05 (Google TV) firmware,out of box.
    Read more:

    Anyway, you can always flash back to R51MT02, with IMG file.
    (not valid for UK "K" models, because there is no IMG file)

    Edit:
    Taken from test V418 IMG....hardware support:

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    Hi!

    I just recently bought a TCL 55C725 ( in Spain ), it came with R51M v246 installed. I've been having tons of problems, specially in Dolby vision and game modes where some sort of backlight auto dimming is on even if everything is off on the settings ( including the secret menu where both the eco mode and DBC are off ). After reading around, the only possibility that I have left ( as far as I know ) is too try to update the software. When I try to update through the network it says it's the latest update. When I go to the European website it points me to v256, but reading this post i can see there are plenty of newer versions. I'm new to updating manually my TV, although I'm confident I can do it.
    I want to ask: what's the latest, most stable and recommended update for my specific model (55C725) ?? v267?.. or??

    Many thanks in advance!!
    I am completely happy with v267 which I installed locally (also, not OTA) over v256 which was preinstalled in my 43C725. However, I am not using any sound passtrhu since I am using my tv without any external speakers or amplifier. Therefore I cannot tell you, if passthru works OK in v267. If you run into any problems, you can always try v256, v282 or those custom firmwares to which you can find a download link in this very forum...
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    Sorry, I was having some issues and couldn't finish typing - while at work. I was referring to the kernel version being 4.19.116...I had a feeling, but got excited that it might've been a ROM or something I could flash my TV with lol. Has anyone, including yourself, hacked it yet - in this group? I'm not complaining about the processor, and like it, but I feel like there may be governors on the refresh rate and CPU
    You can read more about R646 on avsforum....
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    There are certain regions where OTA is not available for years & neither on TCL local support. AP region hasn't. NA & EU are lucky though where updates are available via OTA or local TCL has it on support page.
    V8-R51MT02-LF1V267 OTA file ...backup link...

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    MT9615 Platform (C728 & C825).......V8-T615T01-LF1V072


    build date= Jul 20 2021
    build= 1626726642
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= R_GTVS
    product.build.fingerprint= TCL/C05_4K_GB/C05:11/AR2101/AR20:user/release-keys
    OTA size= 1.40GB


    V072 IMG file.....


    Changes...=>

    Introduction of a new Project ID for the new LCD panels
    Adding options 1440p @ 120Hz to HDMI EDID and activation of Dolby Vision Variable when the function is enabled Refresh Rate
    Adding local contrast menu model C728
    Improving the E-sticker when playing there is a demo clip in store mode.
    Change default settings for Dolby Vision.
    Correct audio and video delay when switching TV channels

    Edit:
    Installed on 75R646 version, no problem so far.....

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    Hello everybody. I recently bought the TCl 50C725 and I am satisfied (especially after the adjustments I found in this forum; I followed the previous model C715).
    For the Italian market there is no PVR and Timeshit; as you indicated, I would like to try to change the Project ID of the TV (currently 6446).
    Compared to what I found here on the forum, now the Project ID is with 4 digits instead of 3.
    Also in the list of TCL Project ID sheets (let me thank stasiof for the great work he does to the community) clearly I don't find my TV (too new) and I only find 3-digit Project ID.
    Do any of you have experience with the Project IDs of the new 2021 series (C725)?
    In the meantime, thank you all for the great job you guys do!
    For 2021 models Project ID is not released yet, so need the time to be released and change Project ID.
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    So can it be installed on R51MT02 C725?
    Today user from Italy installed V418 Google TV......on 55C725......working OK so far.

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    More info:
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    Changelog is very rare for TCL firmware.