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rafsteam

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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
 

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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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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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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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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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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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    I tried the V900 firmware on my C715 tv a couple of days ago.
    The difference in responsiveness between V900 and V653 is night and day.
    The ONLY reason I went back to V653 is because Dolby Vision and HDR10/+ was super dark and un-watchable.
    No amount of tweaking could fix it for me.
    Now on V653 I have similar lag in programmes as @fatjoez, but I have been experiencing that since V620 so not a big deal.
    1
    I was able to flash back using the V653 OTA file. Had to do a factory reset as I got an error when booting saying something along the lines of "there was a problem starting android" - Try restarting again / Perform Factory Reset. After that was back on V653, re-setup tv, and back to how it always has been.
  • 8
    ANDROID 11.......

    New TCL R851T02 Android TV Update available in R007 (V900)

    V8-R851T02-LF1R007.019203

    http://as-update.cedock.com/apps/resource2...T02-LF1V900.zip

    build date= Sep 13 2021
    build= 1631490333
    security_patch= 2021-09-05
    gmsversion= Android_11_R_GTVS
    software.version_name= AR02
    OTA size= 1.344GB

    Not tested yet....
    Recommendation:
    Wait for more stable version.


    NOTE:
    Need to flash as IMG file with TV power button.

    photo-2021-10-07-16-48-29.jpg
    5
    Be advised!

    I would suggest NOT to install this Android11 update yet, wait until bugs are sorted out.

    I have 50C715

    Firstly, great to see Android11 on its way! Awesome, cant wait for normal performance and functionality. Good job TCL and anyone else working on updates ;)

    Positive
    I have found that Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) is now available, I have not been able to test to see if it does anything yet​

    Negative - HDMI inputs DO NOT WORK
    I can not get my PC to display a picture. Have tried HDMI 1 and 3. The TV recognises the PC resolution but it can not find a signal. I also notice that the HDMI option for enabling 2.0 is no longer present in the options.​

    Digital TV channel scanning is not possible.​


    As most of use would be gamers on PC or consoles, this is not a viable update as cant play if you can not access the output of your chosen device. Im guessing DVD/bluerays wont work either, from what I can tell, HDMI is broken

    Trying to work out how to revert back to an earlier Android9 update, as I can't use my PC where I have the files lol. Lucky I have a work PC with me, just trickier..
    3
    V900 works good on my TCL 55EP640...
    Thanks good.

    Its interesting then. 2 users having R007 (v900) working on xxEP640
    2 not working on xxC715
    1 not working in xxP615

    Is it better suited and made for only specific TV models? Eg just the EP640?
    2
    The HDMI stopped working for me on this version as well... though my power on remote stopped working a couple versions ago. I had to use voice command. But then, voice command didnt work on new version. After downgrading way back to v453, my power still didnt work on remote. I tried repairing and unplugging tv, swapping batteries, even doing a factory reset and trying to pair remote in fresh setup flow... nothing worked until i found the exact process. I unplugged TV power, removed batteries, powered up tv, and did not place batteries in remote until TV fully booted (this was on TCL's troubleshooting steps) -- and it worked!
    2
    Hello today i want Suggest & share TCL C715 settings for Xbox series x, at first never enable HDR for this tv disable HDR on xbox .

    also you need to enable in Xbox settings -- > ALLOW YCC 4.2.2 and use 10 BIT color depth this settings did not exceed hdmi 2.0 bandwidth also has less banding .

    tv setting must be

    SDR
    Game mode : ON for lowest input lag
    brightness: 100
    Contrast : 100
    Dynamic Contrast : Low or Hight ( I prefer High )
    local contrast : low
    Black stretch : 0
    Dynamic Backlight : off
    color : 45
    black level : 48
    Sharpness : 0
    color space : auto
    color temperature : -1
    Gamma : 0

    HDR : X not good for this tv

    with this settings tv gets darkest blacks as possible and brightest whites , picture are fantastic clear and 3 dimensional, fantastic result on forza horizon 4 and more

    I 100% recommend to try this settings on this tv and xbox if you want bright and Crystal clear image
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    UPDATE VERSION: V643​


    Date of publication/uploaded : 16.06.2021
    Check URL file size : 1.385 Gb
    Compilation date : 11/06/2021

    [Download link]
    :

    [Change log] :
    1. enhance stability
    2. optimised experience
    3. fixed some audio formats crash
    4. security package update (gDLL)
    5. optimisation
    DVB-S2 for SAT (lib.sat.so) card
    11
    V645


    build date= Jun 19 2021
    build= 1624032310
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    software.version_name=AP08
    file size= 1.38GB
    10
    Another Argentinian here.
    As I got tired of waiting for the OTA to appear, with my adb logcat running, and it never did ...
    I thought: "why don't I edit the ota v213 url to see if it works?", and it did. :p

    V8-R851T02-LF1V321.014450.zip
    9

    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.
    9
    V640


    build date= Jun 02 2021
    build= 1622639309
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    software.version_name=AP08
    file size= 1.40GB