The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 55S405 vs TCL 65S517 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 55 and 65 inches respectively. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the TCL 65S517 - S517. Both TVs have the same diagonal sets in the series - 43, 49, 55, 65 inches.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 55S405 has the LCD display, while 65S517 has the VA display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The power of the speakers is identical. However, only the 65S517 has Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format support.
The width of the 55S405 is 124.7/49.1 cm/in, and for the 65S517 it is 145.3/57.20 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, TCL 65S517 of height 83.3/32.79 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the 65S517 has 7.1/2.7 cm/in depth.
Each TV has 3 HDMI connectors. And you also can connect up to 1 devices via USB to each of the models. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 55S405 and in 65S517. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 400 x 200 for the TCL 65S517.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 55S405 and 65S517.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 55S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on 65S517. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 65S517 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 65S517 price