TCL 55S405 vs TCL 65S517

TCL 55S405
vs
TCL 65S517

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.

Display

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.

Audio

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.

Dimensions

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.

Connections

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.

Ergonomics

VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 400 x 200 for the TCL 65S517.

Streaming

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.

Features

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.

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Common

Product

TCL 55S405
TCL 65S517

Model

55S405
65S517

Brand

TCL
TCL

Reviews

4897
936

General

Series

S405
S517

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
43, 49, 55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

55
65

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

120.96/47.62
142.84/64.52

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.78
80.35/31.63

Display area, %

91.16
94.83

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
MKV

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
TS

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
16

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
has not

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

124.7/49.1
145.3/57.20

Height, cm/in

72.39/28.5
83.3/32.79

Depth, cm/in

7.62/3
7.1/2.7

Weight, kg/lbs

13.4/29.5
21.9/48.28

Width with stand, cm/in

124.7/49.1
145.3/57.20

Height with stand, cm/in

78.2/30.8
88.9/35

Depth with stand, cm/in

22.1/8.7
29.46/11.59

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
22.3/49.16

Connections

HDMI

3
3

USB

1
1

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
1

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
400 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
YouTube

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion
Wide color

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

CSOT

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
60

Panel bit depth, bits

10
8

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012
0.0372/0.0146

Pixel density, ppi

80
68

Processor

Model

Dual-core
Dual-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Roku TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70

Maximum power consumption, W

130
145

Standby power consumption, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 21.1
  • 24.4
  • 21.1TCL 55S405
  • 24.4TCL 65S517

The TCL 65S517 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 65S517 price