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TCL 108 cm (43 inches) AI 4K UHD Certified Android Smart LED TV 43P8 (Black) (2019 Model)


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Can we connect external sound bar?


Yes u can , also Bluetooth speakers can be connected.


Can i connect any Bluetooth speaker

Yes.


Is this TV version 8.0 or 9.0 ?

9.0


-Built in alexa.


It's a 4K TV capable of playing any 4k content. Connect it to a soundbar/ home theater and you are good to go.


Detailed:

Picture: Not the best but respectable given the price point @23.4K.

Brightness: The panel is not very bright at 270 nits.

Color: It can display only 85% of the sRGB Color Space or 68% of NTSC Color Space. For the comparison, OnePlus goes up to 120% of NTSC Color @65K. But for daily viewing, you won't notice unless you play something which has colors outside its range.

Contrast: The static contrast is pretty good at 4000:1 thanks to its 600 zones local dimming aka micro-dimming. This feature gives it an excellent black level which is very much close to OLED display. I am extremely impressed with it. You don't get local dimming with that many zones in almost any other brands at triple the price.

Technology: The TV can play 4K HDR contents and it has HDR10 Certification. It also supports HLG and can play Dolby Vision files though it is not certified.

Panel: It is a VA Panel and not IPS. Viewing angles do have some problems. The picture tends to washout if you are going in any direction after 45 degrees. It is DLED (Direct) Lit as opposed to ELED (Edge) Lit like in many competitors. I am not 100% sure but I believe the panel used in this TV is "AUO T430QVR01.1 CELL".


Sound: Decent at the price point and wattage.

High: Very good reproduction of high-frequency sounds.

Mids and Dialogue: Respectable. Definitely won't win any awards though.

Lows and Bass: Without Sub-woofer, not even worth mentioning. Just get a decent Home theater.

Technology: Dolby DTS but not Dolby Atmos.


Connectivity: Okeish

HDMI: 2 Ports supporting version 2.0 and HDCP2.2 with ARC in port 1.

AV-in: 1 AV port with 1 RCA adapter (Provided in the box)

Audio: 1 Digital Audio Out and 1 3.5mm port.

USB: 1 Port version 2.0.

Bluetooth: version 5.0. 1-Way only (You can not play music on your phone through TV's speaker. (I'm not sure why you would even try it in this TV which has no sub-woofer)).

Ethernet: 100Mbps.

Antenna/Cable: 1 Port for analog reception.

Wi-fi: 2x2 b/g/n 2.4GHz. Make sure you have good wi-fi signal strength and 40mbps+ internet connection to stream 4k60 Videos on Youtube.


Smart Device: You get the official top of the line Android 9.0 as the Operating System which is not available in most top brands.

CPU: Unnamed Quad-core A55 processor @1.1GHz. Breezes through all the apps with ease.

GPU: Unnamed triple-core Mali 470 @ 800MHz. Plays everything smoothly.

RAM: 2GB is sufficient to run any TV app. OS uses around 1.2GB and the rest 800MB is available for your apps. Android TV uses far lesser memory resources than a phone.

ROM: 16GB is again more than sufficient for all your apps you may need in the TV

External Storage: External storage can be added using the USB port. Though only FAT32 is supported natively. It does NOT support any other File System format like exFat/NTFS/ext+, etc which means no support for files above 4GB. If you need to play anything above 4GB, then you have to look for 3rd party tools like exFAT/NTFS for USB by Paragon Software.

Apps: Has all the major OTT apps like Youtube, Netflix, Prime, Hotstar, etc. You can install many more from the store like Zee5, Sonyliv, Tubi, etc. You can also install other APKs that are not officially supported by Play Store like Commander file manager(Which will be required if you want to open NTFS pen drives). Chromecast works flawlessly.


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