TCL 43S517 Review and Specs

TCL 43S517 (USA version)

SCORE:
66

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • WIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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TCL 43S517 Overview

TCL 43S517 was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Its powerful IPQ ENGINE picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give TCL 43S517 TV 66 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
74
VIDEO FEATURES
70
AUDIO FEATURES
41
OTHER FEATURES
63
CONNECTIVITY
54
FORMAT SUPPORT
42
OVERALL
66

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of TCL 43S517.

The TV has strengths such as Color Depth, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. And it has weaknesses sush as LED Type, Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, Weak Picture Processor, no Filmmaker Mode, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
CONS
LED Type 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
Weak Picture Processor 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

TCL 43S517 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for TCL 43S517.

BASICS
BrandTCL
Country VersionUSA
Series5
Model43S517
Release Year2018
Size43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
ColorWIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeHDR PRO GAMMA
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating8W + 8W
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs3
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER
CPU Cores2
GPU Cores2
Operating SystemRoku
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Mobile App
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
VIDEO FORMATS
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Quick Start Guide (QSG)1 English
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)37.8" x 22.1" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)37.8" x 24" x 8.4"
Stand Size27.3"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)45.1" x 26.2" 5.2"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6 x 12mm
Weight Without Stand18.5 lbs
Weight With Stand18.8 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)25.6 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteRC580
WARRANTY
Warranty1 year limited warranty

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