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cb2004

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v650 still does not play nicely with my soundbar which is a TCL TS7000. It can put it in standby just fine, it even turns it on just fine, it then just loses the connection, the soundbar stays on but the sound then comes out of the TV. Sometimes its ok, but most of the time not.

Also when I customise my home page by removing channels they come back. This is in the UK on P715 and is the Freeview channels.
 

SaifAM

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may i know what was that tinkering you did ?
Tinkering as in changing the setting to what I think is best 😅

Dolby Vision Settings for TCL C815K V649

Preset: Dolby Vision Bright

Advanced Settings:
Brightness Settings - Contrast: 100
Black Level: 50
Gamma: -1

Colour -
Colour Saturation: 70
Tint: 50
Colour Temperature: Normal

Clarity -
Sharpness: 10
Digital Noise Reduction: Low
Noise Reduction: Low

Motion -
Blur Reduction: 0
Judder Reduction: 1

If anyone else has any recommendations, I would like to hear them
 

elison_nc

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Jun 20, 2021
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Tinkering as in changing the setting to what I think is best 😅

Dolby Vision Settings for TCL C815K V649

Preset: Dolby Vision Bright

Advanced Settings:
Brightness Settings - Contrast: 100
Black Level: 50
Gamma: -1

Colour -
Colour Saturation: 70
Tint: 50
Colour Temperature: Normal

Clarity -
Sharpness: 10
Digital Noise Reduction: Low
Noise Reduction: Low

Motion -
Blur Reduction: 0
Judder Reduction: 1

If anyone else has any recommendations, I would like to hear them

Where I can find the option to change the presets of Dolby Vision (Bright, Dark)?

I put on a Dolby Vision movie, looked at the settings and didn't found the option anywhere
 

SaifAM

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Where I can find the option to change the presets of Dolby Vision (Bright, Dark)?

I put on a Dolby Vision movie, looked at the settings and didn't found the option anywhere

In TV settings - Picture (At the top is should say Dolby Vision, this lets you know that it's activated) Picture Preset - Dolby Vision Bright.

Also, you have the Dolby Vision logo pop up in the top left corner, another indication that it's on
 

elison_nc

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Jun 20, 2021
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Picture...Picture Mode.....

In TV settings - Picture (At the top is should say Dolby Vision, this lets you know that it's activated) Picture Preset - Dolby Vision Bright.

Also, you have the Dolby Vision logo pop up in the top left corner, another indication that it's on


At the top it says Dolby Vision but I don't have the Picture mode/preset option, and the Dolby Vision pops up when I play.

I am using V645 firmware.

Edit- I found out why I didn't have the option, Game Mode was enabled.
 

MelkiG

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Aug 6, 2021
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Hi All, Hope I can receive some of you’re help that you all have been sharing here.

I just bought this TV (TCL 50* C715) and should hopefully receive it in the next few days, I don’t know much about this tv when I bought it (it was really well priced) so I couldn’t pass up the offer and had only done a brief search about it.

now I’m reading all about the “out of the box bad picture calibrations”. And want to make sure I get the best possible first experience when I set it up for the first time.

So I only have two questions to ask help for, For reference sake ill state that I’ll only be using this tv to watch Netflix from my PS5 console on HD and 4K content (mostly 4K) and playing games on the console itself 4K 60fps.

1: I’ve read the thread (all 105 pages) but I’m not sure if the previous calibration settings some of the users posted (I think pages 98 to 102?) also apply to what I’m needing it for? If someone can recommend what picture present I should use for my reference and the calibration settings for that picture present.

2. So from the looks of the comments I’ve read everyone seems happiest with version 649, so I should update this manually to V649 when I receive it?

thank you for taking the time to read.
 

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Hi All, Hope I can receive some of you’re help that you all have been sharing here.

I just bought this TV (TCL 50* C715) and should hopefully receive it in the next few days, I don’t know much about this tv when I bought it (it was really well priced) so I couldn’t pass up the offer and had only done a brief search about it.

now I’m reading all about the “out of the box bad picture calibrations”. And want to make sure I get the best possible first experience when I set it up for the first time.

So I only have two questions to ask help for, For reference sake ill state that I’ll only be using this tv to watch Netflix from my PS5 console on HD and 4K content (mostly 4K) and playing games on the console itself 4K 60fps.

1: I’ve read the thread (all 105 pages) but I’m not sure if the previous calibration settings some of the users posted (I think pages 98 to 102?) also apply to what I’m needing it for? If someone can recommend what picture present I should use for my reference and the calibration settings for that picture present.

2. So from the looks of the comments I’ve read everyone seems happiest with version 649, so I should update this manually to V649 when I receive it?

thank you for taking the time to read.
Hey there.

I too recently bought a 50C715 and out of the box it was trash. I was really not happy with it... However this tread corrected that buyers remorse.

First thing to do is check the firmware version your set is on.
When mine was new, it was on v389. That is a really bad performing version.
I have flashed more recent ones, all working much better.
Currently on v649 and its really good, Picture is excellent, some lip sync issues though.
I could not unpdate OTA though, so use the USB methods

I pretty much use the settings as offered by AVPhilic from this thread. I dont think Im using the HD ones (unless I set them after a few drivns lol. The SD settings are really good.
SD settings - Page 86
HD settings - Page 90

I have a few posts with some comments about the TV and settings in the thread, but now Im really liking the TV. Its quite capable in some uses.

Gaming can be hit a miss though due to movement blurring/bleeding. Sometiome shapens, sometimes doesnt.

Biggest 'fix' ive found to reduce movement blurring is to turn off the Fast Startup, so that when your turning off (Shut down) its doing a full fresh start. Works well
 

MelkiG

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Aug 6, 2021
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Hey there.

I too recently bought a 50C715 and out of the box it was trash. I was really not happy with it... However this tread corrected that buyers remorse.

First thing to do is check the firmware version your set is on.
When mine was new, it was on v389. That is a really bad performing version.
I have flashed more recent ones, all working much better.
Currently on v649 and its really good, Picture is excellent, some lip sync issues though.
I could not unpdate OTA though, so use the USB methods

I pretty much use the settings as offered by AVPhilic from this thread. I dont think Im using the HD ones (unless I set them after a few drivns lol. The SD settings are really good.
SD settings - Page 86
HD settings - Page 90

I have a few posts with some comments about the TV and settings in the thread, but now Im really liking the TV. Its quite capable in some uses.

Gaming can be hit a miss though due to movement blurring/bleeding. Sometiome shapens, sometimes doesnt.

Biggest 'fix' ive found to reduce movement blurring is to turn off the Fast Startup, so that when your turning off (Shut down) its doing a full fresh start. Works well

thanks for the reply,

yes this is the settings I referring to by AVPhilic I will try the SD & HD calibrations, do I put it on a picture present and than change it from there?

I see the V649 file as well as the explanation to update has been posted here, basically download to a fat32 usb, make sure tv is off, plug USB in, turn on tv power button by holding for 10 seconds and it should recognise it byself.

I should be getting this TV tomorrow I will upload my experience both gaming & watching high content movies/tv shows.
 

Feral_Nguni

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Jun 8, 2021
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thanks for the reply,

yes this is the settings I referring to by AVPhilic I will try the SD & HD calibrations, do I put it on a picture present and than change it from there?

I see the V649 file as well as the explanation to update has been posted here, basically download to a fat32 usb, make sure tv is off, plug USB in, turn on tv power button by holding for 10 seconds and it should recognise it byself.

I should be getting this TV tomorrow I will upload my experience both gaming & watching high content movies/tv shows.
I purchased same size/model tv in Jan for exact same purposes 4K Netflix and PS5 gaming at 60fps with tv having V606 out the box. Initially i wasn't impressed with the gaming picture as it was showing alot of ghosting of white images against black backgrounds but this was rectified with subsequent updates and im currently running fw V650. When gaming toggle game mode on in system menu and set all motion processing features off in picture menu for best experience and low input lag. As for HDR content i find the settings posted by AVPhilic very good for movies and especially dark scenes and most other viewing.

I do the updates by putting zip file on fat 32 usb, plug in tv, go to settings in android tv homepage, click About, Click Software update and Local update. No need to do turning off tv and holding power button method.
 
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MelkiG

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I purchased same size/model tv in Jan for exact same purposes 4K Netflix and PS5 gaming at 60fps with tv having V606 out the box. Initially i wasn't impressed with the gaming picture as it was showing alot of ghosting of white images against black backgrounds but this was rectified with subsequent updates and im currently running fw V650. When gaming toggle game mode on in system menu and set all motion processing features off in picture menu for best experience and low input lag. As for HDR content i find the settings posted by AVPhilic very good for movies and especially dark scenes and most other viewing.

I do the updates by putting zip file on fat 32 usb, plug in tv, go to settings in android tv homepage, click About, Click Software update and Local update. No need to do turning off tv and holding power button method.
Thanks for the input brother, yeh I’ll run the V650 once I open it up from the box, and the way you mentioned to update it is allot better!

only thing I’m not getting is the calibration settings posted by AVPilic, do I set the picture present first and change the settings from there? For example: put the picture present to movies and change the picture settings from the movies preset?

So when I’m watching movies change the mode to movie mode than when I want to play games change the mode to game mode, so back and forth of these two modes depending what I’m doing, correct?

sorry if it sounds stupid I haven’t gotten the tv yet so not sure how the settings look like, but I’ll be receiving it today so look forward to putting in my two cents once I play around with it.
 

Feral_Nguni

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Jun 8, 2021
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Thanks for the input brother, yeh I’ll run the V650 once I open it up from the box, and the way you mentioned to update it is allot better!

only thing I’m not getting is the calibration settings posted by AVPilic, do I set the picture present first and change the settings from there? For example: put the picture present to movies and change the picture settings from the movies preset?

So when I’m watching movies change the mode to movie mode than when I want to play games change the mode to game mode, so back and forth of these two modes depending what I’m doing, correct?

sorry if it sounds stupid I haven’t gotten the tv yet so not sure how the settings look like, but I’ll be receiving it today so look forward to putting in my two cents once I play around with it.
Thanks for the input brother, yeh I’ll run the V650 once I open it up from the box, and the way you mentioned to update it is allot better!

only thing I’m not getting is the calibration settings posted by AVPilic, do I set the picture present first and change the settings from there? For example: put the picture present to movies and change the picture settings from the movies preset?

So when I’m watching movies change the mode to movie mode than when I want to play games change the mode to game mode, so back and forth of these two modes depending what I’m doing, correct?

sorry if it sounds stupid I haven’t gotten the tv yet so not sure how the settings look like, but I’ll be receiving it today so look forward to putting in my two cents once I play around with it.
That’s right, select your picture preset eg: Movie and adjust settings but I normally toggle game mode on from the system menu and turn it off when I want to use another picture preset as it doesn’t allow you to choose another preset when you are in game mode. There is a game picture preset but I’m not sure if it’s the same as the one in system menu which I use. To be on the safe side I usually just use system menu option and do all my adjustments to game mode when that is on.
 
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Correct. Select the Picture Mode that you want to use, then access the settings in that mode to change all required/meedde.

I usually use PC mode as Im always (mostly) use the TV for the PC. I have applied AVPhilics settings to PC too though have on Colour Temp Normal, not Warm for PC. Note that for gaming, I find warm does introduce some colour bleeding..

Always have Colour Space AUTO, as Native seems real bad at times, again effecting colour bleeding.

Note certain settings do not ap[ply to all presets, play around with what works best for you, using others 'suggestions' as that

The PC picture also is very quick, so I usually dont need to use Game Mode. I dont use the Game picture setting, PC + system Game Mode if needed.
 

AVPhilic

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Thanks for the input brother, yeh I’ll run the V650 once I open it up from the box, and the way you mentioned to update it is allot better!

only thing I’m not getting is the calibration settings posted by AVPilic, do I set the picture present first and change the settings from there? For example: put the picture present to movies and change the picture settings from the movies preset?

So when I’m watching movies change the mode to movie mode than when I want to play games change the mode to game mode, so back and forth of these two modes depending what I’m doing, correct?

sorry if it sounds stupid I haven’t gotten the tv yet so not sure how the settings look like, but I’ll be receiving it today so look forward to putting in my two cents once I play around with it.
Hi, sorry guys for responding late and thanks for supporting my work. Yes the settings needs to be changed upon first selecting the Preset to Movie. Movie is the closest to DCI P3 color space, the format this is used in theatrical projections. Leave the color space on Auto is the best for the TV to adopt and apply settings per the source format. Some older TCL models have a custom temperature selection which is more suited for calibration of white balance. The news ones though just has a slider to adjust the temperature. Leave the slider on -5, which is warmest and better suited for watching movies, sports., standard and high definition streaming content. Local Contrast is an option., one may keep the settings at low and set the Gamma to 0., or turn off the local contrast and set the Gamma to 2. Use the 2 point white balance settings as provided as this was closest I could achieve on 80% gray scale for gain and 30% gray scale for offset. Off late upon moving to R709 software, I have reduced the backlight from 50 to 26 as I did notice 26-30 seems for SDR a good reference point to view in both dark and ambient room light. This also reduces eye stress and also major brands like Samung, LG, Sony has come up with a new Fulm maker mode picture preset that has a optimal backlight setting half of the mid way point. That's it for now and thank you all.
 

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