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Hands-on: we tested the SEMP TCL P8M TV, new 4K entry model from Brazil

The TV brand intends to boost the Brazilian market with technology, quality and design of its smart TVs with the SEMP TCL P8M line

THE SEMP TCL P8M the newest line of televisions with artificial intelligence from SEMP TCL, which arrives in Brazil in October. O Showmetech was present at the launch event and we closely monitor the differentials presented by the company for the smart TVs entry, which promises to offer users a 4K TV with line-type features at more affordable prices.

THE P8M a smart TV with system Android TV and artificial intelligence, resolution 4K and screen technology micro dimming. The model is also equipped with the most advanced intelligent functions that help users to adopt a more practical and personalized life, as support for virtual assistants Google Assistant and Alexa. THE P8M smart TV arrives at stores in versions of 50 (R $ 2,399.00), 55 (R $ 2,999.00) and 65 (R $ 4,499.00).

TCL's 4K model offers smart features and image quality to the most affordable audienceTCL's 4K model offers smart features and image quality to the most affordable audience

Premium design

During the event, Joo Paulo Rezende, manager of the Audio and Video Category at SEMP TCL, addressed the differentials P8M in the segment. The design brings a combination of technology with thin edges, slim thickness and metallic finish based on the model TCL XESS X6.

Combination of technology with thin edges, slim thickness and metallic finish.Combination of technology with thin edges, slim thickness and metallic finish.

Even though it is an entry model, we had a huge concern in developing a product that is a decorative item for our consumer. So, the design is similar to the other products in the category

commented Joo Paulo Rezende, Product Manager at SEMP TCL

The appearance of the new smart TV is very similar to the work that the TCL has been doing in some more basic and advanced lines, which pleases by the look and resistance.

Connectivity with Android TV, Google Assistant and Alexa – in Portuguese

SEMP TCL P8M brings very high connectivity to an incoming SmarT TVSEMP TCL P8M brings very high connectivity to an incoming SmarT TV

THE SEMP TCL P8M brings very competent connectivity to an incoming smart TV. In addition to common connections like Wi-Fi, USB and HDMI, the connection Bluetooth, which was uncommon until recently on more affordable TVs, allows consumers to connect speakers, headphones and joysticks for games directly on TV, which makes it possible for devices to connect quickly, uncomplicated and without using cables, just that they are close to each other.

The main star of all the categories of TVs that we launched this year the remote control by voice command. All P8M connections are also present in 32-inch TCL Smart TV models. Today we are the only company that offers consumers to purchase a Smart TV with artificial intelligence and an affordable price ?,

Joo Paulo Rezende, Product manager at SEMP TCL.

In addition, the line has support for virtual assistants Google Assistant and Alexa, allowing commands to be carried out on the TV effortlessly. You will be able to download apps, play specific songs, play videos, start a game and do many other actions with just one request: "OK, Google", followed by the desired command. The system looks better than in simpler generations, which shows the optimization of TCL not only on more expensive models, but also simpler.

In the example, TV P8M was asked how is the agenda for the next days.In the example, TV P8M was asked how is the agenda for the next days.

More apps and Artificial Intelligence

O Android TV has an advantage in application availability, as it has a lot of support and compatibility with other devices Android in your house. With this, it is possible to add apps through voice commands on the TV control itself, in addition to being able to broadcast apps from your smartphone to view on a big screen, such as the Spotify, Netflix, Google Play, Globo Play and YouTube and others, via Chromecast.

TCL P8M makes available several applications, due outside the Android platformTCL P8M makes available several applications, due outside the Android platform

Image quality 4K and Dolby Atmos sound

THE SEMP TCL P8M offers 4 times higher resolution than Full HD – 3840 x 2160 pixels. We already know the quality of 4K on TVs, with a reproduction of interesting details and realistic content with an immersive viewing experience, but HDR (High Dynamic Range) brings more brightness and contrast to the TV, offering even more vivid and detailed colors. In the image below, you can see the numbers between Full HD and HD.

The feature has an exclusive panel specially developed to guarantee a brighter white and a deeper black, combining the details of the objects in the image, also presenting a wide range of colors and ensuring sharp images that are closer to reality, which are only one. television with this technology can provide.

These features are important for having image quality. With 4K you get four times more detail than an HD TV, this is important for seeing sharper images on bigger and bigger screens. HDR can increase the contrast of brightness and black levels. With that, the natural lights like sunset and car headlights, make the difference in the details making the images much more realistic.

Paulo Rezende, Product Manager at SEMP TCL.

In addition to HDR, TCL P8M brings the technology micro dimming, with the function of balancing the lighting in 512 regions of the screen for maximum quality control of brightness, contrast and perfect colors. This technology, added to 4K and HDR, make the P8M It is one of the most promising in the market for more affordable TVs.

In the case of audio, the TCL equipped the product with Dolby Atmos technology, which provides audio in 360, responsible for giving more immersion to what is being shown.

?Micro Dimming has the function of allowing the TV to control the LEDs, where there are darker regions, this technology turns off and increases the intensity of the hardware to have a closer image of reality. This technology only existed on TV for 15 thousand reais.

Paulo Rezende, Product Manager at SEMP TCL.

Strategic partnership

This year, TCL made a strategic decision to migrate all of the company's HD product launches to the Android TV. With this partnership, there was an evolution in how you will see, hear and interact with your TV, with Google Assistant and Chromecast buit-in.

According to Joo Paulo, the project was developed to facilitate the experience of consumers with the strength of the Android platform. Android TV with AI and voice control offers a better experience for consumers, which has already been developed with voice command in Portuguese, use for content recommendations, such as traffic information, movies, curiosities, etc.

Joo Paulo Rezende, Product Manager at SEMP TCL introduces TCL's P8M,Joo Paulo Rezende, Product Manager at SEMP TCL, introduces TCL's P8M

What did you think of the new Smart TV from SEMP TCL? Stay tuned as the full product review will soon be out!