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  # 2003143 26-Apr-2018 21:43
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Ended up taking the X2 back. And luckily came home with one of the last Sony X9000e's.

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  # 2005049 30-Apr-2018 12:09
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So the difference between the C2 and E17 Series is just the UI and the sound bar?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2005093 30-Apr-2018 12:40
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tanivula: Ended up taking the X2 back. And luckily came home with one of the last Sony X9000e's.

 

Really? you found it that bad? I think my X2 is great, except for the CEC not working as it should, but the sound is amazing and atleast means I don't have to rely on CEC and therefore my home theatre as often. And on the plus side, atleast TCL are giving regular updates and their support is great. 

 

I had wondered about a Sony too, but the price difference to a 9000, plus I'd read of a few premature failures, steered me to the X2.

 

 


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  # 2005139 30-Apr-2018 13:53
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boflit:

tanivula: Ended up taking the X2 back. And luckily came home with one of the last Sony X9000e's.


Really? you found it that bad? I think my X2 is great, except for the CEC not working as it should, but the sound is amazing and atleast means I don't have to rely on CEC and therefore my home theatre as often. And on the plus side, atleast TCL are giving regular updates and their support is great. 


I had wondered about a Sony too, but the price difference to a 9000, plus I'd read of a few premature failures, steered me to the X2.


 



Yeah, the back light bleed wasn't too bad, but the dirty screen effect was terrible. My wife didn't really notice, but I think it's one of those things that once you see it, it can't be unseen. And maybe everyone can't see it? Dunno, the Sony is much better picture wise. Price was comparable, to be honest, you could get the 9000e cheaper on ANZAC Day at Harvey's as it's end of line. I wasn't sure how it'd go returning it, but the guys at JB hi-fi were awesome (I rang on the phone and the person sounded like it wasn't going to be such smooth sailing).

Gotta say, Android runs like a pig on the Sony. On the TCL it was heaps more responsive, though felt like 2 different systems in 1 on the TCL.

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  # 2005189 30-Apr-2018 14:08
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tanivula:
boflit:

 

tanivula: Ended up taking the X2 back. And luckily came home with one of the last Sony X9000e's.

 

 

 

Really? you found it that bad? I think my X2 is great, except for the CEC not working as it should, but the sound is amazing and atleast means I don't have to rely on CEC and therefore my home theatre as often. And on the plus side, atleast TCL are giving regular updates and their support is great. 

 

 

 

I had wondered about a Sony too, but the price difference to a 9000, plus I'd read of a few premature failures, steered me to the X2.

 

 

 

 

 



Yeah, the back light bleed wasn't too bad, but the dirty screen effect was terrible. My wife didn't really notice, but I think it's one of those things that once you see it, it can't be unseen. And maybe everyone can't see it? Dunno, the Sony is much better picture wise. Price was comparable, to be honest, you could get the 9000e cheaper on ANZAC Day at Harvey's as it's end of line. I wasn't sure how it'd go returning it, but the guys at JB hi-fi were awesome (I rang on the phone and the person sounded like it wasn't going to be such smooth sailing).

Gotta say, Android runs like a pig on the Sony. On the TCL it was heaps more responsive, though felt like 2 different systems in 1 on the TCL.

 

I know I was having black artifacts on mine, but it took a bit of fiddling to get the picture how I liked it, including turning off all post processing effects, of which there are many, and adjusting contrast/backlight and some other option until blacks were black, though I did feel cheated as it should be like that from factory, I reckon it took me 12 hours over a week to get it perfect, which is then annoying each time TCL have an update, I have to take photos and do it again.

 

But, atleast you're happy with the sony and it was trouble free change over. I'm actually about to get another TCL for work as we need a 65inch to replace a crappy projector, thankfully and shortfalls won't be noticeable in powerpoint presentations webinars.

 

 


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  # 2006311 1-May-2018 22:35
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Darn I was going to get another Hitachi 4K tv from The Warehouse (awesome for the price) but they seem to be gone. Guess they just bulk ordered and dumped them and that will be the last. So I am looking at these TCL televisions. JB has the 55" QLED for under 2k at the moment, but Smith has the non qled 49" for $999. Are these prices the norm or can I expect them to get lower?


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  # 2006322 1-May-2018 23:35
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Snackos:

Darn I was going to get another Hitachi 4K tv from The Warehouse (awesome for the price) but they seem to be gone. Guess they just bulk ordered and dumped them and that will be the last. So I am looking at these TCL televisions. JB has the 55" QLED for under 2k at the moment, but Smith has the non qled 49" for $999. Are these prices the norm or can I expect them to get lower?



The 55 X2 (qled) comes down to 1760ish or thereabouts (that's how much it was when I picked one up before returning it). Think the cheapest list price was 1730 (don't quote me). Not sure about the non qled models. Have a look on pricespy - it's got a handy price graph....

 
 
 
 


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  # 2006402 2-May-2018 09:35
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55e17nus goes for 888 on sale or under.





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  # 2018692 19-May-2018 00:15
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question to tcl 55/65E17NUS owners

 

- how long does it take for tv to turn on?

 

- netflix works ok? at 4K?

 

- can you install android apps eg VLC to play mkv files over the network?

 

- any other issues?





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  # 2018772 19-May-2018 08:16
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Batman:

 

question to tcl 55/65E17NUS owners

 

- how long does it take for tv to turn on?

 

- netflix works ok? at 4K?

 

- can you install android apps eg VLC to play mkv files over the network?

 

- any other issues?

 

 

netflix is really quick to start, there's a button on the remote and it's seconds to open and 4k videos open quickly and look really great.

 

i installed VCL in seconds and the first time you open it asks if you want to play media from your device and click allow and it will show all your files if set up to.

 

 





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  # 2018785 19-May-2018 08:49
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I just discovered there are 3 models available.

What's the difference between the e/nus and the c2?




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  # 2018854 19-May-2018 10:58
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vexxxboy:

 

Batman:

 

question to tcl 55/65E17NUS owners

 

- how long does it take for tv to turn on?

 

- netflix works ok? at 4K?

 

- can you install android apps eg VLC to play mkv files over the network?

 

- any other issues?

 

 

netflix is really quick to start, there's a button on the remote and it's seconds to open and 4k videos open quickly and look really great.

 

i installed VCL in seconds and the first time you open it asks if you want to play media from your device and click allow and it will show all your files if set up to.

 

 

 

 

The power on depends if you have changed the power on speed setting, I have mine off so it can take up to 1:30 minutes to switch the TV on, if you disable this power saving "feature" it starts up much more quickly.

 

Netflix is perfect and does 4K.

 

Yes you can install VLC and others.

 

No issues really, I have the 55eus17 goes for around $800+- and it's really good value for money for me.


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  # 2018870 19-May-2018 11:27
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There is the 55/65E17NUS and the 55/65C2US

 

What is the difference?





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  # 2021532 24-May-2018 05:43
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can i confirm that those with 65E17NUS can use this update?

 

is this still the latest update?

 

thanks

 

 

 

toejam316:

 

Speak of the devil, TCL got back to me with the firmware image for C2 and X2s for Android N.

 

Here's the email quoted.

 

 

Thank you for contacting TCL customer support.

 

 

 

We already released the update for Android N-

 

Please follow these steps to do software update

 

 

 

Android N software- V364

 

 

 

  • Download the  file and copy  into an empty USB device on a fat 32 format
  • Please highlight the link (don’t click) then paste the link on the search bar then press enter and you will can download the software from there.

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmw0ur9eneuwbcy/Update_sign.pkg?dl=0

 

 

 

     

  1. Turn off the TV (mains power – unplug it from the power point /socket)
  2. Insert USB stick with the correct software (if there’s a service port, make sure to plug it there)
  3. Press and hold the power button on the TV (not remote)
  4. Turn on mains power to the TV (while keeping the power button pressed)
  5. After about ten seconds, you will see the upgrade notification on the TV, as soon as you     see this, release the power button.

 

 

 

The TV will now update. Do not disconnect or press any buttons, until you see the google welcome page. The update is now done.

 

 

 

After software update please do this reset

 

 

 

  • Press settings button
  • Select picture
  • go to advance settings
  • Highlight contrast
  • Press 9-7-3-5 as quick as you can
  • Factory settings will come up- Select RESET SHOP and press right arrow key

 

 

TV will turn off- turn it back on and do the initial set up

 

 

 

If you have any other concerns, please give us a call at 1-300-738-149 from Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 7:30PM AEDT; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM AEDT and we will gladly assist you.

 

 





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  # 2021567 24-May-2018 08:30
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well the 65E17NUS cannot play 4k on youtube - very jerky :(

 

in fact netflix does not even give you the 4K option

 

i am misled!





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