TCL 2022 Google TVs (P635/P735/C635/C735/C835/C935)

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lapist

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Hello all. I recently bought a 55'' C635 TCL TV. Till now I am ok with this purchase. I am in SW version v477.

2. In the Library section of the Google TV I cannot find any game to install. It is like any game title has been removed from the Google TV library for me. I search for "badland" or "crossy road" etc and i get feedback "something went wrong" or something similar. Has anyone experienced this issue before? Why I cannot see games section in the library at all? Or when searching for any game i get no results at all???

3. I have Apple TV+ subscription and watch some shows there. I can say that Dolby Vision is not impressive, at elast to my eyes. Looks like a filter to apply on top of the screen and that filter somehow removes some picture details. When i see a 4K video on YouTube without Dolby Vision, the picture clarity is much better. So is there a way to disable Dolby Vision from setting menu?
2. I tried installing Badland and it works fine for me - I installed it from Google Play store. Google Play is not visible as app in Google TV launcher, but you can open it from installed apps in Settings (or from a 3rd party launcher like FLauncher)
3. I have the TV just for a couple of days and didn't see much Dolby Vision content yet, but you can try installing firmware v501 (in IMG format) using USB stick as linked here (it will also make factory reset) - someone wrote here that it fixed Dolby Vision for him. To install the update, you need to place IMG file (extracted from ZIP) to root of FAT32 formatted USB stick, turn the TV off (e.g. by long press Power button on remote), insert the USB stick, and then start TV in flashing mode by holding Power button on TV (on bottom edge under TCL logo) for a few seconds until LED starts blinking...
 

asikis

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2. I tried installing Badland and it works fine for me - I installed it from Google Play store. Google Play is not visible as app in Google TV launcher, but you can open it from installed apps in Settings (or from a 3rd party launcher like FLauncher)
3. I have the TV just for a couple of days and didn't see much Dolby Vision content yet, but you can try installing firmware v501 (in IMG format) using USB stick as linked here (it will also make factory reset) - someone wrote here that it fixed Dolby Vision for him. To install the update, you need to place IMG file (extracted from ZIP) to root of FAT32 formatted USB stick, turn the TV off (e.g. by long press Power button on remote), insert the USB stick, and then start TV in flashing mode by holding Power button on TV (on bottom edge under TCL logo) for a few seconds until LED starts blinking...
Thank you for your answer @lapist . Much appreciated. I managed to install a couple of games by accessing Play Store from my pc browser and selected install the games directly to my TCL tv and it worked. I wil also check your proposal. The thing is that in C635 reviews in youtube, the library part has games shown. But my TV hasn't......Maybe with a next SW update this is fixed as well.
For the Dolby Vision, i do not believe i have an issue that needs a fix. It is more of personal taste of the picture seen. I do not want to setup everything from scratch, so for the time being i will not proceed with new SW installation via IMG unless it comes with OTA.
 

lapist

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For the Dolby Vision, i do not believe i have an issue that needs a fix. It is more of personal taste of the picture seen. I do not want to setup everything from scratch, so for the time being i will not proceed with new SW installation via IMG unless it comes with OTA.
OK, in that case v496 here is the latest available for OTA via USB stick - it won't reset the TV settings, instructions. Otherwise I have no idea if Dolby Vision can be disabled somehow, I didn't see any options to do that.
 

Ed_Saxman

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So you can actually play Xbox cloud games? Is the performance good? What game-pad have you used with? Xbox One controller works ok?

Of course you need a GamePass Ultimate subscription to play cloud games, but yes!

The performance is simply amazing, if you have a good internet bandwith and a reasonably low lag. It's limited to 1080p, though, but is still great to be playing in a few seconds to hundreds of titles.

I'm using the original Xbox Series gamepad. It connects to the TV using Bluetooth. Probably not as good as using the 2,4Ghz mode (the gamepad supports both) in terms of input latency, but still good. Latency was neligible to me anyway.

All in all, I was VERY impressed with the GamePass app performance running in my modest TCL C635 TV. The Microsoft Cloud service is simply awesome. And I find the whole GamePass Ultimate service really CHEAP for what it offers: 13€/month and it covers my PC, my Xbox Series X, my iPad, my mac, my iPhone and even my TV, standalone!!

During 2022, the GamePass app has been an exclusive for Samsung TVs, with the exception of "manual" installs on our Android TVs. But the exclusive ends in a few weeks, so theoretically the GamePass app will be available for any other TV manufacturer.

Good times to be a gamer: you don't even need a console or a computer anymore!
 
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stasiof

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New TCL T615T03 Google TV Update available in V474.
MT9615 Platform ....C735 & C835/C935.......(C728 & C825)
V8-T615T03-LF1V474.000418

V474 OTA

LINK

build date= Nov 23 2022
build= 1669174746
security_patch= 2022-06-05
gmsversion= Android_11_GTV
product.build.fingerprint= TCL/G05_4K_GB/G05:11/AR2101/AR19:user/release-keys
revision= 000418
OTA size= 1.734 GB
 

tonarii

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Thanks !
Any informations about the changes on this update ?
Is there a changelog or someting ?
 

tonarii

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Apr 20, 2019
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Ok thanks.
(I'm new on this brand.)
Edit: noticed any changes on V474 ?
 
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Wensum

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Is it possible to control a Firestick 4k with the Tcl C635 remote?

I've added TCL in the TV Firestick device settings and turned on the HDMI-CEC on the Firestick and the TCL but no luck.
 
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hypnopt

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Hi, bought 55c635 recently, excelent value for money but I'm having lipsync/audio delay. If I reboot it it gets fixed buts it's annoying nonetheless, I even tried to disable fast start so it would reboot more often but sometimes I start the tv normally and it's delayed, then I reboot it and becomes ok. Can't really see a pattern here. Any clue how to fix? It's kinda a deal breaker if it's not possible to fix :( thank you.
 

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Hi, bought 55c635 recently, excelent value for money but I'm having lipsync/audio delay. If I reboot it it gets fixed buts it's annoying nonetheless, I even tried to disable fast start so it would reboot more often but sometimes I start the tv normally and it's delayed, then I reboot it and becomes ok. Can't really see a pattern here. Any clue how to fix? It's kinda a deal breaker if it's not possible to fix :( thank you.

I have same version, but not problem you indicate, knock wood. Mine is plugged in all the time, so powered but use remote pwr button to turn off.

One thing, I've never installed the google tv, just chose normal tv and use firestick exclusively.

Not sure that helps much, but I also use Avantree headphones wireless low latency. The sending device is connected with Aux, couldn't get the fiber connect to work, latency is okay even with aux.

what version firmware is on tv?
 

hypnopt

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I have same version, but not problem you indicate, knock wood. Mine is plugged in all the time, so powered but use remote pwr button to turn off.

One thing, I've never installed the google tv, just chose normal tv and use firestick exclusively.

Not sure that helps much, but I also use Avantree headphones wireless low latency. The sending device is connected with Aux, couldn't get the fiber connect to work, latency is okay even with aux.

what version firmware is on tv?
Hi, I'm only listening through tv speakers so nothing connected at all. Firmware version is v8-r51mt05-lf1v501 . I'm using Google tv, it's one of the reasons I wanted to buy this tv infact. Not sure if it's Google tv not helping though.
 

dah145

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Is it possible to control a Firestick 4k with the Tcl C635 remote?

I've added TCL in the TV Firestick device settings and turned on the HDMI-CEC on the Firestick and the TCL but no luck.
yes yo can, but it is awkward, you have to go to the cec menu in the TV, select firestick and go down to the menu option. You have to do this each time you want to control the firestick with your tv control.
 

pingpong100

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Which Xbox do you have? Can you try enabling VRR in Inputs settings and then in Xbox Video setting, to see if you can then enable Game Master function in the TV?
I bought an Xbox Series X. I did activate the option of the games on the TV, after I changed the color settings on the TV, it worked out, thank you very much!
 

Wensum

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yes yo can, but it is awkward, you have to go to the cec menu in the TV, select firestick and go down to the menu option. You have to do this each time you want to control the firestick with your tv control.
Thanks for the info but I couldn't get it to work. I also read somewhere that there would be a conflict with the home button - ie when you press home on the Firestick it would go back to the Android TV home.
 

pingpong100

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Which Xbox do you have? Can you try enabling VRR in Inputs settings and then in Xbox Video setting, to see if you can then enable Game Master function in the TV?
Hi, I would appreciate it if you could help me with something small - according to the specification of the television there is one connection of HDMI version 2.1, but this is not indicated on the television itself so I do not know which connection to connect the console to in order to get the performance of the better connection.
 

aworan

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Hi,
I own a 43c635 Tcl Tv and it is very good for the price. I successfully flash the last update v501 image file, install flauncher and remove a lot of bloatware with adb commands. While I activate USB debugging from developer setting I saw there is and option to "Allow bootloader unlock" option. I turn it on, but what to do after ? I presume I must go to fastboot mode and do some kind of "fastboot oem unlock" command ? I try to reboot the tv via adb in fastboot / recovery and bootloader. But when I boot one of this modes I have just a picture on tv with "No command" written. I try to connect with an USB-A to USB-A cable from my computer to the Tv but command "fastboot devices" show no devices. Somebody successfully unlock the bootloader for c635 Tvs ? Or have some ideas of things to try ? It can be very good because the image v501 is an archive file and there is the boot.img inside so I can patch it with magisk, but I cannot flash it until I don't unlock the bootloader first. Thanks to share your ideas with me :)
 

asikis

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Hi, bought 55c635 recently, excelent value for money but I'm having lipsync/audio delay. If I reboot it it gets fixed buts it's annoying nonetheless, I even tried to disable fast start so it would reboot more often but sometimes I start the tv normally and it's delayed, then I reboot it and becomes ok. Can't really see a pattern here. Any clue how to fix? It's kinda a deal breaker if it's not possible to fix :( thank you.
I also have the same issue time to time and i fix it by rebooting the TV. I am on v477 Sw. But you are on 501, right? So it has not been fixed even in the latest SW. This is not a good sign....Maybe a hard reset could solve the issue?? Not sure what to suggest here.....
 

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    Are these TV good?
    I'm thinking on buying a new tv and these seem to be good on price / quality IMO.
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    I have 50c735 europe_pl (bought and use here) first set up update firmware to v477, but that's it, no more updates to do, it says - nothing to update. I know that there are few next updates so I decided to do update by myself, but to be sure and safe, just for know I just update with v496 OTA, of course reset shop, reset all and after that full factory reset and configuration of all Google TV once again with all apps etc.. Hmm.. I don't know if this update give something new, may be some functions or naming of it, may be little smooth feeling, but rather little not many. Hmm, but what I noticed, after update the screen is more more red.. and maybe pink moreover in some movies/ apps so I have to change white balance in expert mode 2 points and red boost set to -16 and blue -2, now is very good, but.. hmm someone also noticed it?? Some said here that the Dolby Vision is repaired now, but don't know what, maybe is more smooth, maybe - ok, but still the problem about @OnyOnaki said above actually exist. I can't say that is brightness lag, its like a delay in led backlight software saying about reaction. Hmm Im good with that to be honest, it doesn't annoying me, but some in my family said that is really not cool. Hm.. in my opinion this is a dynamic hdr so..., but yeahh.. it could be faster... To avoid big jumps of brightness I set bright preset and gamma -1, everythings OFF and dynamic mapping on OFF [but to be honest this option is really good to have ON, because of details that he helps you to see in very white scene, but.. also makes more work to brightness regulators]...

    I think about v501 flash via IMG and make completly fresh instalation, but.. don't know if it make sense. I think the main problem is CPU and everything we say its about him. TCL make not good move with making money on us who don't need big-bigg screens and they implement ****ty realtek CPU inner <50 inchs. Really sad, because these TV to be honest isn't the cheapest we can buy, but maybe some updates helps us.

    Maybe someone has calibration settings for these C735 SERIES to 50 inches etc.. screens, I mean of course calibrated with sensor, not on eye, because on eye I also did that, I've got good eye hehe, but if someone has settings made by pro, it will be be nice to share with us.

    Someone test v501 on c735? I saw there isn't at v501 OTA so.. I don't know if it is safe.. and if it is worth to update.


    EDIT: UPDATE ABOUT FOR ALL OF US WHO HAVE DOLBY VISION BRIGHTNESS PROBLEM, THERE IS A WORKAROUND SOLUTION AND SOMETHING LIKE A GOOD NEWS.

    I found these instruction here on xda in other thread with beyond TVs:
    1. Activate Quick Start (EVEN if you have this option ON, just do TURN OFF AND TURN ON THIS OPTION once AGAIN)
    2. Turn off (hold power button on remote control 5 seconds and say YES/ OK to turn off question and unplug the TV and of course after 10-15 sec, plug in powercord to TV again)
    3. Turn on the TV
    4. Let it load all the GTV UI
    5. Turn off the TV with the remote control button (but not completly, just one short click - to quick start standby mode)
    6. Turn the TV back ON with the button on the remote
    7. Put the movie or series with Dolby Vision
    8. Enjoy, finally, the movie or series without brightness changes in the scenes

    And if you always use stand-by quick start turn off turn on method od remote control, these will be work. If you unplug TV or you lost power on TV powercord you will need to do that ALWAYS ONCE AGAIN AND AGAIN [DON'T SKIP ANY STEP, JUST DO THAT ALWAYS THE SAME WAY]. Don't test it how it will be working after few days and making a mess with apps etc.

    And these is that good news - its only firmware problem, not a hardware, but the question is if the TCL knows about that and has a will to repair that in next updates. Some say here that the V501 repair that. Don't know, im on v496 now after manual OTA update with V477 stock firmware, but on these two version, it was the same problem. Maybe I will try to V501 IMG full firmware flash with reset all and reset shop before, and factory reset after flash this IMG and I will also report if that helps or not, but to be honest I think TCL don't know how to repair that. I know one TV from my country which is on the market warranty Service and 7 days after still we don't know what will be done in this case. I also forward these news and instruction how to workaround these problem and maybe service will contact with TCL SUPPORT and MAYBE THEY forward this information on the next steps, but to be honest in these budget - the only we can do now is to have hope that they will still work on these platform, it's 2022y model so maybe... Don't know, will see.