TCL 65S405 vs Sceptre U550CV-U

TCL 65S405
vs
Sceptre U550CV-U

The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 65S405 vs Sceptre U550CV-U that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 65 and 55 inches respectively. The 65S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sceptre U550CV-U - 0CV. The TCL 65S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and U550CV-U boasts 55 inches diagonals.

Display

Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 65S405 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.

Audio

Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 65S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sceptre U550CV-U. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.

Dimensions

The width of the 65S405 is 146.81/57.8 cm/in, and for the U550CV-U it is 124.97/49.2 cm/inches. The height of TCL 65S405 is 84.58/33.3 cm/in, Sceptre U550CV-U of height 72.9/28.7 cm/inches. A depth 65S405 is 7.87/3.1 cm/in, the U550CV-U has 8.38/3.29 cm/in depth.

Connections

The 65S405 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 65S405 and in U550CV-U. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.

Ergonomics

VESA sizes differ and amount to 300 x 300 versus 400 x 300 for the Sceptre U550CV-U.

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 65S405 and U550CV-U.

Features

As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 65S405 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.

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Common

Product

TCL 65S405
Sceptre U550CV-U

Model

65S405
U550CV-U

Brand

TCL
Sceptre

Reviews

2532
89

General

Series

S405
0CV

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
55

Display

Screen size, inch

65
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

142.84/56.23
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

80.35/31.63
68.04/26.79

Display area, %

92.43
91.16

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

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
has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

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

146.81/57.8
124.97/49.2

Height, cm/in

84.58/33.3
72.9/28.7

Depth, cm/in

7.87/3.1
8.38/3.29

Weight, kg/lbs

20.3/44.75
14.2/31.31

Width with stand, cm/in

146.81/57.8
124.97/49.2

Height with stand, cm/in

91.18/35.9
78.49/30.9

Depth with stand, cm/in

24.63/9.7
23.62/9.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

20.6/45.42
14.3/31.53

Connections

HDMI

3
4

USB

1
1

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

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

300 x 300
400 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
Vudu

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

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
120

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.037/0.014
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

68
81

Processor

Model

Dual-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

79

Maximum power consumption, W

110

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
1

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 23.1
  • 18.1
  • 23.1TCL 65S405
  • 18.1Sceptre U550CV-U

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