The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 55S405 vs Sceptre U550CV-U that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The screen size is the same and is 55 inches. The 55S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sceptre U550CV-U - 0CV. The TCL 55S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and U550CV-U boasts 55 inches diagonals.
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 U550CV-U has the VA display. The screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the leader can not be selected here. 3D video is available for viewing only on the U550CV-U.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 55S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sceptre U550CV-U. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 55S405 is 124.7/49.1 cm/in, and for the U550CV-U it is 124.97/49.2 cm/inches. The height of TCL 55S405 is 72.39/28.5 cm/in, Sceptre U550CV-U of height 72.9/28.7 cm/inches. A depth 55S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the U550CV-U has 8.38/3.29 cm/in depth.
The 55S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the U550CV-U. 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 U550CV-U. 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 300 for the Sceptre U550CV-U.
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 U550CV-U.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 55S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not supported by both models and it’s difficult to determine a leader. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 55S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 55S405 price