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rafsteam

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Jul 10, 2018
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I have not actually used R709. I've gone through v389 which was atrocious, v645 which improved a lot of colour bleeding/blurring, and now v649 which I have to say, is another improvment and is at the moment, awesome. I never had the HLG issue, or could not identify it if I did.

Since update to v649, I've used the PC and streamed 4k HDR Netflix (Defenders and Lost in Space). The colours are more natural but very colourful without being over the top, no bleeding at all, and us noticeable sharper, clear and more defined. Specular highlight very sharp and detailed.

It could be all imagined, but it does seem clearer.

I wanted to return the tv after a week, quite happy with it now
What picture settings are you using? And do you use the dedicated PC mode?
 

twerg

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What picture settings are you using? And do you use the dedicated PC mode?
As I use mostly my PC on this TV i do have picture set to PC. I also find it the most easiest picture mode to get along with. I find that I dont use Game Mode with it often though, as the screen response is quick enough anyway.

Outside of this I use the Netflix and Amazone Prime apps in the TV ratehr than via the PC, as the picture quality is better for streaming movie content compared to the PC apps, Dolby Vision is very nice and other times I use Movie Picture setting. I use Low Power for free-to-air TV (rarely watch tv) and rarely the occasionally the Smart HDR (depending on content). There is a Power Saving mode in the secret menu that Ive turned off

The Picture settings applied to Movie (and PC)I in use are from this thread, from AVPhilic and Stasiof
 

twerg

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Have just noticed that audio was way more delayed on V649. I have PC connected to tv via HDMI, the opticle to Marantz AVR, about half quarter second delays. Doesn't matter what audio output on tv is set or how the delay setting is at, makes no difference.. It's annoying
 

stasiof

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Have just noticed that audio was way more delayed on V649. I have PC connected to tv via HDMI, the opticle to Marantz AVR, about half quarter second delays. Doesn't matter what audio output on tv is set or how the delay setting is at, makes no difference.. It's annoying
Be sure all CEC is on and HDMI ON (no Auto) in setting.
 
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fbweb

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Jul 30, 2021
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Hi all,
Bug spotted:

When playing videos files via a video player app other than the one supplied with the TV (VLC or Nova Player for example) the image settings (brightness, contrast, etc.) are inoperative ....

Result: bad image quality, inoperative "movement" setting ...
I've tried everything, and couldn't find anything to re-enable support for picture adjustments in these cases ...

If someone has an idea ....
greetings

TV : TCL 55C815
Firmware : V649
 
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Oct 15, 2011
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As I use mostly my PC on this TV i do have picture set to PC. I also find it the most easiest picture mode to get along with. I find that I dont use Game Mode with it often though, as the screen response is quick enough anyway.

Outside of this I use the Netflix and Amazone Prime apps in the TV ratehr than via the PC, as the picture quality is better for streaming movie content compared to the PC apps, Dolby Vision is very nice and other times I use Movie Picture setting. I use Low Power for free-to-air TV (rarely watch tv) and rarely the occasionally the Smart HDR (depending on content). There is a Power Saving mode in the secret menu that Ive turned off

The Picture settings applied to Movie (and PC)I in use are from this thread, from AVPhilic and Stasiof

how u did power saving mode turn off in secret menu ??
Can u tell me the process ?
 

TigTex

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Nov 28, 2012
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Lisbon
Hi all,
Bug spotted:

When playing videos files via a video player app other than the one supplied with the TV (VLC or Nova Player for example) the image settings (brightness, contrast, etc.) are inoperative ....

Result: bad image quality, inoperative "movement" setting ...
I've tried everything, and couldn't find anything to re-enable support for picture adjustments in these cases ...

If someone has an idea ....
greetings

TV : TCL 55C815
Firmware : V649
This happens a lot with many applications. It's not just on this firmware. Only some players are compatible with the image controls (exoplayer for example)
 

emau74

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Feb 16, 2012
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UPDATE VERSION: V649​

Date of publication/uploaded : 28.07.2021
URL file size : 1.37732Gb
Android 9.0
BTL compiled 16/07


- Ground channel optimization
- Fix that occurred while reading some audio formats
- (opt) BT remote controls & pairing
- Other minor optimizations and fixes

Observation: My sounbar now works correctly.

on my 43p615 I have installed the R709 version;
I wanted to install V649 but the software on the fat32 stick does not recognize me; how come?
 

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