How to Set Up A 4K TV: Tips & Guides | TCL – TCL General




TV engineers use the term "4K" to denote an ultra-high-definition (UHD) screen resolution. Depending on the television manufacturer, you may find it labelled as 4K, UHD, or 4K UHD. Regardless, they're all saying the same thing. 4K has eclipsed both HD and full HD to become the most common TV resolution of choice for leading television manufacturers. As a result, it's common for today's TVs to have a 4K TV.


Keep in mind that having a 4K TV doesn't necessitate having a large library of 4K videos. This is because many of the top 4K TVs can support images that have a lower resolution. Basically, your favorite HD TV episodes and movies will play flawlessly on a 4K display — your TV may even upscale some to look better on a 4K screen.


Anyone would be swayed to upgrade their current TV to a 4K model due to its stunning picture quality. An upgrade could go from a nice-to-have to a necessity with Quantum Dot technology, Mini LED technologies, and smart algorithms.


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How to Set Up 4K TVs?

Upgrading to a 4K TV is a thrilling experience, especially when you can find an affordable deal. However, if you want to get the most out of your new display, you'll need to ensure it's set up correctly. Imagine having such a powerful TV and not being able to use it to its full potential — that would be such a waste!


Everything from the visual settings to the HDMI cables to the additional gadgets and even the location where you choose to place your TV must be perfect. When your friends come over to watch the LA Lakers take on the Boston Celtics, your screen display needs to be as immersive as possible.

Here are a few guidelines on how to set up your 4K TV:


■ Make Sure Your New 4K TV Is Situated in an Ideal Spot

Before you connect your Ultra HD TV, determine where you want to enjoy your sports or movies. It's also ideal to consider the distance between your seat and the 4K screen. This online calculator can help you figure out where to put your couch for an optimum viewing experience. The TV should be placed such that the center of the screen aligns with your eyes.


We recommend purchasing a surge protector to guard your 4K TV against voltage spikes. It also improves the aesthetics of your wall installation by reducing the amount of clutter.


If you plan on mounting your TV on a stand, then a flat-screen safety strap will come in handy. All you have to do is attach one end to the back of your TV and the other end to the back of your stand. This will prevent the TV from moving even if your children touch it or if there is an earthquake.


■ Get the Appropriate HDMI Cables and Insert Them into the Right Ports


HDMI cables are essential if you want the best possible picture and audio quality. Get a 4K-compatible cable for your Ultra HD Blu-ray player or 4K streaming device.


If your 4K TV doesn't show 4K content, you're likely plugging into the wrong port. Check your TV's handbook to find out which HDMI ports you need for UHD content.


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■ The Perfect Image Setting Is the Icing on the Cake

Cinematic, movie or calibrated modes are the best options if you want a realistic picture and accurate color (the mode name differs according to manufacturers). With any of these, you'll still be able to get the most out of your 4K TV's color and contrast capabilities.


Also, for TV shows and movies, you can set the motion smoothing to the lowest level if you don't like the soap opera-like appearance of your display.

However, if you're watching an NBA or NFL game, you might want to dial up the motion smoothing to see whether you prefer the more realistic look. You know, to get that sensation of being in the front row.


Try not to tinker with the display settings too much to avoid winding up with more difficulties than you started!


■ Consider a 4K-Capable Streaming Device

Apps that come pre-installed on your smart TV should deliver the best possible picture and sound quality. You'll need a top-of-the-line streaming device if your smart 4K TV doesn't have your preferred apps.


The Roku Streaming Stick is a low-cost streaming device that supports 4K HDR content, contains all of the essential streaming apps, and includes a voice remote control.


Amazon's Fire TV Cube is another great option for watching 4K Ultra HD content at a reasonable price. Among the many services available are Netflix, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Prime Video, and a slew of others, such as Disney+, HBO Max, STARZ, SHOWTIME, etc.


Alternatively, if you don't mind only having 8 GB of storage instead of the cube's 16 GB, you can go for the Amazon Fire TV Stick.


■ Choose the Best 4K TV

This is the most convenient and one-stop solution for maximized 4K TV experience. Grab the multifunctional TCL 4K TVs which meet all your expectations with different sizes


✔ 75-inch TCL 4K TV C935

This TCL Mini LED 4K TV has up to 1920 local dimming zones to control your TV brightness and contrast precisely and show all the details in vast clarity. What’s more, it has a built-in 2.1.2ch sound system with up-firing speakers and subwoofers. The combination of the two lets you fall into the immersive movie marathon on this big screen.

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✔ 63-inch TCL 4K TV C835

This TV model is born for your wonderful gaming experience. Take advantage of its 144Hz high refresh rate, professional ONKYO sound system with Dolby Atmos, and color filter Quantum Dot. Then you will have a smooth-like-butter gaming experience without any tearing and stuttering – only thrilling sound, rich and precise color, and clear details are found.

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✔ 43-inch TCL 4K TV C635


Enjoy the integrated Google ecosystem from C635 4K TV. Ask Google about the answers you want to know, join group video calls, control the other smart home devices, and control the content your kids will see. Start your game on this bigger screen with no input latency – TCL 4K TV has automatically raised the refresh rate with its latest DLG technology (Dual Line Gate).

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4K TV display has solidified its position as a must-have television capability for many consumers. However, 24-inch and 32-inch TVs aren't expected to get 4K technology anytime soon, as the benefits aren't prominent on small screens.


In the coming years, the primary modifications and enhancements to 4K TVs will focus on related technologies such as HDR. With OLED and QLED fighting for supremacy, including the rise of Micro LED and Mini LED, the panel technology landscape is constantly shifting and becoming more competitive.


TCL 4K TVs are in a class of their own. They offer the complete cinematic package of elegant design, theatrical visual image, and immersive three-dimensional audio. From the 75-inch C935 to the 63-inch C835 to the 43-inch C635, you have a prime selection of models that can absorb you into the beautiful world of 4k.