TCL 2021 Android TVs (C05/G05/BeyondTV6/BeyondTV4)

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Swothra

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Hey guys,
I have a strange issue with c715(v662) and TS6100 soundbar.
Im using soundbar with hdmi connection.
In every 5, 6 months soundbar volume going too low. Factory reset will solve it.
Normally I use soundbar at 22, 25. After this issue happen, I could get same volume at 62, 65.
Any idea or solution?
 

OzturkAlperen

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Hey everyone, I have some questions because I am a bit confused right now. First of all I have a TCL 65P725 model TV and I am having some issues with HDMI-CEC & Dolby Vision. I wanted to try to update the firmware thinking it could have fix the issues. My product version is V8-R51MT02-LF1V257.019867, as far as I can see there are some more recent firmwares (if the number after V indicates firmware version as I perceived) on this thread, but my TV can't find any updates via OTA. So my questions are:

Can I update the firmware of my TV even though there is no OTA found by the TV?
If I can update it, which firmwares can I install? What should pay attention?
How can I find the latest firmware?
Can I convert this Android TV to Google TV?
And if something goes wrong where can I find the current original firmware of my TV?

Sorry to bother, thanks in advance.
 

magic378

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I just confuse..why new update ALWAYS bring new problems?!

What we expect is smoother UI w/ new feature as well..am I right?!


Hmmmmfh..bit dissapointed with TCL..

Anyone,...
 
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goneraz80ie7r8ri

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Hi , I have a 50p725 in malaysia. Android TV. Software version r51mt02-lf1v272. I want to update my software to v488. I have downloaded and unpscked it intot eh pendrive. Try img reboot but it can't seems to detect the installation file? Keep getting error can detect package.. any additional step I need to make?
anyway i think i know the problem.. i am using a mackbook and when i unpacked the file , instead of a IMG file, they convert into a folder.
 
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Rayoroedor

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Hi, I'm from Chile! My current version is V8-R51MT05-LF1V179.020181 (55C725)
What is the best upgrade option for me?
Thank you very much!
 

OzturkAlperen

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Hi , I have a 50p725 in malaysia. Android TV. Software version r51mt02-lf1v272. I want to update my software to v488. I have downloaded and unpscked it intot eh pendrive. Try img reboot but it can't seems to detect the installation file? Keep getting error can detect package.. any additional step I need to make?
anyway i think i know the problem.. i am using a mackbook and when i unpacked the file , instead of a IMG file, they convert into a folder.
I am not an expert but as far as I can see from the other replies on this thread is that you shouldn't unpack the downloaded zip. Your pendrive should be formatted correctly (FAT32 I guess), and then you just put the .zip file into the drive.
 

Supastorm

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Hi Everyone.
I'll tell you about the critical problems that I noticed as a user of Tcl 65 c825.
1. Applies to previous Update but does not apply to this one(096).
This is a set of brightness when changing scenes with Dynamic Tone Mapping "On". If you turn it off, the brightness is not enough to view HDR content, which is surprising. IMAX mode works fine and there are no such problems, all other modes have.
In this Update(096) Dynamic Tone Mapping, it works very weakly and the brightness does not grow enough, in previous Update(083/091) it was a noticeable increase in brightness.
2. When switching modes such as Movie/Game/IMAX, they do not switch. That is, in order for them to turn on, you must first select the Game mode, then Imax, and then it turns on, this is not good.
3. I can't turn off the 4 lights on the soundbar.(Only 096 problem) Indicator settings are off.
4.In the new update, 4k lags very much in YouTube when you change the volume or turn on the settings menu. In the previous version(083/091)everything work very good.

Does anyone have the same problem with Dynamic Tone Mapping ?
 

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I am not an expert but as far as I can see from the other replies on this thread is that you shouldn't unpack the downloaded zip. Your pendrive should be formatted correctly (FAT32 I guess), and then you just put the .zip file into the drive.
IMG version must unzip....till "update.img"
OTA version no.
He use Mac device, which spoil download firmware.
Windows and Android device is OK.
 
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Hi Everyone.
I'll tell you about the critical problems that I noticed as a user of Tcl 65 c825.
1. Applies to previous Update but does not apply to this one(096).
This is a set of brightness when changing scenes with Dynamic Tone Mapping "On". If you turn it off, the brightness is not enough to view HDR content, which is surprising. IMAX mode works fine and there are no such problems, all other modes have.
In this Update(096) Dynamic Tone Mapping, it works very weakly and the brightness does not grow enough, in previous Update(083/091) it was a noticeable increase in brightness.
2. When switching modes such as Movie/Game/IMAX, they do not switch. That is, in order for them to turn on, you must first select the Game mode, then Imax, and then it turns on, this is not good.
3. I can't turn off the 4 lights on the soundbar.(Only 096 problem) Indicator settings are off.
4.In the new update, 4k lags very much in YouTube when you change the volume or turn on the settings menu. In the previous version(083/091)everything work very good.

Does anyone have the same problem with Dynamic Tone Mapping ?
Possible fix.....

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goneraz80ie7r8ri

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I just updated my software to V488, although there is much improvement over the CEC issue i had but i still had a few instances where the soundbar wont turn on when i switch on my TV or wont go into standby mode when i turn off the tv. Also i find that google tv is generally much more sluggish compared to android tv. Also i find that generally the volume is much softer so i had to increase my volume much higher. otherwise i am quite happy with the update.
 

OzturkAlperen

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I'm on version 90 ( V8-T615T01-LF1R090) and it didn't help, besides, I have ATV. Maybe it will work on 096, but I already heard about 097, I'll wait for it to come out.
Only me have this problem?
I am having a brightness issue on Dolby Vision with my ATV and TCL 65P725. The issue is when I set the ATV to Dolby Vision mode, everything is fine at first, but then if I restart my ATV or the dynamic range / refresh rate changes, the brightness of the TV dims to the minimum level and it stays that way forever. To fix it I have to open the TV's main menu, wait for it to brighten up, then go back to the ATV. Or I have to change ATV display mode to HDR or SDT, and then revert back to DV. This issue happens only with DV for me.
 
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