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Mohenjo Daro

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Nov 29, 2012
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I was able to upgrade from V701 to V715 as You folks suggested, by not unpacking the zip file and I thank You for that. .

If this is the correct procedure, how is it possible that the V701 upgraded unpacked?
 
Apr 20, 2021
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I tried to use abilight with Hyperion and an Android TV screen grabber app for Android TV on my C715. The communication between the app, Hyperion server and the led stripe works perfect. I know that it does not work with prime or Netflix but why is it not working with the TV app?

It's working on the Android TV Homescreen, Kodi or vlc. Even local media files that I played with the media player app does not light up my LEDs. Some behaviour is on YouTube and YouTube next.

Any ideas why all these apps not communicating with the Hyperion grabber app?
 
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Bailey56

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Jun 28, 2022
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I did try another usb but it was an old poor quality one so have ordered new one to try. Thanks again :)

Appreciate you post, thanks a lot !
👍

V715 OTA file

or

build date= May 26 2022
build= 1653503868
revision build= 000032
security_patch= 2021-12-05
gmsversion= Android_11_R
fingerprint= TCL/BeyondTV/BeyondTV:11/PPR1.180610.011/AR05:user/release-keys
IMG size= 3.03GB

V715 IMG


Dolby Atmos is gone (only in V674 and V677)....works on EP680 model !
Other then this....
From BeyondTV , again is BeyondTV2
Dolby Audio sound icon is back
Google Play services (com.google.android.gms) v.21.42.18 180306
Updated...
TV+OS.....V8-2205240-........
Media Player (com.tcl.ui_mediaCenter) v.6.00.65
Safety Guard (com.tcl.guard) v.1.01.00

Picture and sound setting remain unchanged.
After debloating (disabled) unused apps and energy optimisation,
no lagging or other weird things.
Hi stasiof, I have
Appreciate you post, thanks a lot !
👍

V715 OTA file

or

build date= May 26 2022
build= 1653503868
revision build= 000032
security_patch= 2021-12-05
gmsversion= Android_11_R
fingerprint= TCL/BeyondTV/BeyondTV:11/PPR1.180610.011/AR05:user/release-keys
IMG size= 3.03GB

V715 IMG


Dolby Atmos is gone (only in V674 and V677)....works on EP680 model !
Other then this....
From BeyondTV , again is BeyondTV2
Dolby Audio sound icon is back
Google Play services (com.google.android.gms) v.21.42.18 180306
Updated...
TV+OS.....V8-2205240-........
Media Player (com.tcl.ui_mediaCenter) v.6.00.65
Safety Guard (com.tcl.guard) v.1.01.00

Picture and sound setting remain unchanged.
After debloating (disabled) unused apps and energy optimisation,
no lagging or other weird things.
Hi, I got new usb stick this morning and re-downloaded V715 from both the sharepoint link and the mega, again the tv won't accept either? On the sharepoint when you click on the download there are 3 files the middle being V715 is this the right one? Am i misreading post and Mega link is for img file? L have tried downloading from different devices as well. As lots have people have done this succesfully I think I must be making silly error but don't know what and am hoping you can help. I realise I m probably a nuisance but really appreciate your help :)
 

stasiof

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Oct 9, 2013
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Hi stasiof, I have

Hi, I got new usb stick this morning and re-downloaded V715 from both the sharepoint link and the mega, again the tv won't accept either? On the sharepoint when you click on the download there are 3 files the middle being V715 is this the right one? Am i misreading post and Mega link is for img file? L have tried downloading from different devices as well. As lots have people have done this succesfully I think I must be making silly error but don't know what and am hoping you can help. I realise I m probably a nuisance but really appreciate your help :)
Yes ,on sharepoint is in middle.
Mega link.....V715 OTA...

 

stasiof

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Oct 9, 2013
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Thanks although a bit confused?? in the instructions link it says the following.. Download the update for your TV. 'Unzip/extract' the downloaded zip file. I thought the file has to be left zipped?
They meaning about file from official TCL EU web page, as contain PDF file inside.
Btw, there is still V645.

Not the zip files posted separatly here.
So, as you downloaded, just copy zip file to USB drive.
 

Bailey56

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Jun 28, 2022
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They meaning about file from official TCL EU web page, as contain PDF file inside.
Btw, there is still V645.

Not the zip files posted separatly here.
So, as you downloaded, just copy zip file to USB drive.
Not entirely sure what I did differently but I now have V715 update fully installed! Thanks stasiof
 

Bailey56

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Jun 28, 2022
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I have a 75c815k (uk) and have just updated to V715 android 11 software, I was previously on V645 the current official TCL European software and had spent many many hours tweaking the settings to get what I consider the best picture quality to suit my taste and eye. My son has an LG 77" c1 oled which cost him roughly 4 times more than my TCL and whilst my picture is not quite up to his with my settings I think it comes very close and thought I would share them if anyone wants to try them. I like quite a vibrant picture so have used the standard mode with the following settings for SDR ( in movie mode the same settings give a slightly softer look)
Brightness/backlight 45,
Contrast 90,
Black level 40,
Dynamic contrast off, black stretch off, brightness+ on, local dimming low, gamma 0
Colour 48, tint 50, dynamic colour on, colour temp -1
Sharpness 50, digital noise and noise reduction off
Gradation clear (not on V645) low
Motion clarity on, led motion clear off, judder reduction off
Expert calibration settings untouched apart from colour space set to auto.

My Hdr settings are similar although brightness and contrast left at 100 and colour pulled back to around 46
Dolby Vision left alone.

These settings were originally set on V645 but seem ok with V715

As with most things picture quality is subjective but these settings I believe would give a much better baseline to the out of box settings which are way overblown in my opinion.
 

biezixiao

Member
Jul 14, 2022
7
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I have a 65c8 TV, the East Asian version. The v715 version has just been updated for a week. When it is used today, the situation in the following picture appears. Is this a firmware problem or a TV screen parameter problem? Please help me have a look. Is there any solution?
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Bailey56

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I have a 65c8 TV, the East Asian version. The v715 version has just been updated for a week. When it is used today, the situation in the following picture appears. Is this a firmware problem or a TV screen parameter problem? Please help me have a look. Is there any solution?View attachment 5658841
I updated my C815 to V715 just over a week ago and had a few issues initially (although not this one) and did a full factory reset, this sorted all of the issues I had and it has been working perfectly since! That's what I would try 1st although it will mean you have to set up everything on the tv from scratch as though you had just bought it.
 
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HGOLOH

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Hello.
I don't know where to ask for help.
How can I change my Dolby Digital Plus audio output to Dolby Digital?
Same as on RokuTV.
My AV receiver does not support DD+.
Will there be any way?
My tv is a tcl 50a547 Android 9
THX

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Apr 21, 2015
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I have bought TCL C715 TV and it was running on older verison to which i upgraded to V8-R851T02-LF1V715 version, but its a lot laggy even lags while playing video on Disney or Amazon prime.
Suggest me the best firmware along with link to download it for C715 model, where it doesn't lag while playing videos or opening apps.
 

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    Just Downloaded .. Installing it now as i type this msg... will update with my findings soon... :)
    Sadly the "HDMI-CEC Power On" bug still remains on v718 ... It's worse now getting a "Black Screen" flickering when turning "On/Off" the Sony Soundbar (HDMI1-ARC) while watching Amazon Prime on my Shield (HDMI2).. Which didn't happen when on v662 .. :-(
    2
    If I understand the guide correctly, since the move is from A9 to A11 that I should do the IMG install instead of OTA, right? Also, if IMG is a clean install, should I still do reset all/shop? I also read somewhere here that you use v715, are you still using that or are you on R815.
    ATV9 => ATV11 can do with OTA also.....V715
    Opposite,must use ATV9 IMG file......V662
    I am on R815 (latest by date), but is IMG file.
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    This is what I get on my C715 with v715 on Amazon Prime and the Lord of the Rings show. Checking picture settings, definitely no DV Bright or Dark, just the standard options.
    I've reinstalled Amazon Prime via Google Play, but haven't fullfill deleted from TV and reinstalled from scratch (is a baked in app)

    Dolby Vision appears in the menu, so I use the V715 version. I don't see why you don't have it in the offer. Maybe it depends on what country you live in, I live in France, maybe some countries don't have access to DV yet, but I'm just guessing, I don't know.

    PS :
    If your movie starts in HDR10+ format, I wouldn't bother with it. HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are the same (dynamic metadata) with the only difference being that Dolby Vision is capable of 12-bit colors.

    IMG_0384.jpg
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    Hello,
    I've just installed and configured the latest version V718 on my 50C715. I previously used V645. I have a couple of points to raise regarding this release:

    - This is the first version I was able to hear DTS audio from my Sonos Beam, but only via internal player (streaming from Jellyfin server). There's even a logo displayed shortly on the screen. Unfortunately it crashes a lot, so no good movie experience there.
    - My BT remote RC802V is unable to pair (no response after pushing HOME+OK) - it worked in V645 just fine. When used as a IR remote it repeats clicks like crazy.
    - Internal video player crashes the system. It really depends on the used source. Not sure if anyone has similar issues with this release. I saw rebooting twice during my 1h testing session.
    - This is not specific to this version, but any 3rd party player like VLC, Exo, Nova etc. can't pass-through audio stream. On this version it's basically downmixing everything to stereo regardless of what audio format is used (DD+5.1 arrives at Sonos, but this is really ****ty stereo downmix).

    If you have any idea how to solve any of the above issues let me/us know. :)
    Cheers!
    2
    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, "Dolby Digital +" only works on wider band HDMI ARC. Toslink works, of course, but limited to plain vanilla "Dolby Digital".

    I've found this thread, which describe exactly my problem. Unfortunately it shows no solution without breaking completely HDMI-CEC (and as consequence HDMI-ARC).

    I have the same issue with my setup (TCL C815, Sony HG700) when using A11 (v701, v715, R815) .. So i reverted back to A9 v662 and i have no issues with Auto-On .. now I can switch on the Surround when I want to :) ..
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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
    I have a 75c815k (uk) and have just updated to V715 android 11 software, I was previously on V645 the current official TCL European software and had spent many many hours tweaking the settings to get what I consider the best picture quality to suit my taste and eye. My son has an LG 77" c1 oled which cost him roughly 4 times more than my TCL and whilst my picture is not quite up to his with my settings I think it comes very close and thought I would share them if anyone wants to try them. I like quite a vibrant picture so have used the standard mode with the following settings for SDR ( in movie mode the same settings give a slightly softer look)
    Brightness/backlight 45,
    Contrast 90,
    Black level 40,
    Dynamic contrast off, black stretch off, brightness+ on, local dimming low, gamma 0
    Colour 48, tint 50, dynamic colour on, colour temp -1
    Sharpness 50, digital noise and noise reduction off
    Gradation clear (not on V645) low
    Motion clarity on, led motion clear off, judder reduction off
    Expert calibration settings untouched apart from colour space set to auto.

    My Hdr settings are similar although brightness and contrast left at 100 and colour pulled back to around 46
    Dolby Vision left alone.

    These settings were originally set on V645 but seem ok with V715

    As with most things picture quality is subjective but these settings I believe would give a much better baseline to the out of box settings which are way overblown in my opinion.
    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
    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