TCL brings Mini-LED TVs to UK for 2021

TCL brings Mini-LED to UK for 2021
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TCL is continuing its charge to the top spot in global TV sales. Currently ranked third, according to its statistics, TCL is expanding this year by bringing its Mini-LED TVs to the UK for the first time. It has also promised to produce its own OLED panels by 2023.

At today's press conference TCL outlined updates to its lower and mid-range P and C Series TVs, all of which will come with Google TV. Those in UK, France and Germany will also get a TikTok TV app from March onwards. Details of its premium 8K TCL X Series TV will be unveiled in June but the company has confirmed that the 2000nit TCL X12 Mini LED TV will be among them.

As for the TVs from today's event, the top model announced was the Mini-LED backed TCL C82 Series which comes in 55in and 65in sizes. It's a 100Hz, 4K HDR screen fitted with an Onkyo tuned 3.1.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar.

It supports both AirPlay and Chromecast, and comes with HDMI 2.1 features including ALLM, VRR and eARC. It will also work with Nvidia G-sync anti-tearing tech.

A step down is the TCL C72+ which looks also to be a full array Mini LED range. Like the C82, it's ready for gamers with the same HDMI 2.1 features included but this time without the Onkyo soundbar. It has three size variants: 55, 65 and 75in.

Below that is the straight TCL C72 Series which replaces the C71 Series currently available in UK stores. These are QLED TVs which, as with the models above, can handle HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, including Dolby Vision IQ. There are no plans for HDR10+ yet. The biggest of the ranges announced, the C72 will be available in 43, 50, 55, 65 and 75in panels.

Bringing up the rear are the TCL P72 LCD TVs which come in the same sizes as the C72 but without the 75in model.

While prices and dates are currently unavailable, the company has stated that the TCL C82 TVs will arrive in the UK in Q2, 2021.


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Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.