TCL TV HDR Settings Guide

As with most TV brands, TCL has Smart TVs with HDR features. If activated, the feature helps improve the contrast between light and dark colors. Overall, it comes as an ideal way to improve your viewing experience.

Before you can use HDR on the TCL TV, it would help if you adjusted some settings. But if you are not sure of the values to use, setting the HDR might be a nightmare.

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Would you like to know the best HDR settings for your TCL Smart TV? If yes, go through our article and learn how to set the HDR without any issues.

TCL TV HDR Settings Guide

Here are the HDR settings for TCL TVs. Before using our guide, we suggest that you check the owner’s manual for extra advice. Now let’s get started.

Before viewing HDR Content on TCL TVs, you will have to activate HDMI 2.0. After all, this option allows you to play HDR Movies and TV shows. After enabling the HDMI 2.0 setting, the TV automatically sets itself to handle such content.

To enable HDMI 2.0 mode on the TCL TV:

  • Press the Home button on the remote
  • Click on Settings > TV Inputs
  • Choose the device or input
  • Scroll to the HDMI Mode Tab and pick HDMI 2.0

Asides from TV shows and movies, TCL 4k TVs also support a Game Mode for HDR gaming. As the TV uses this mode to set itself for the needs of the gaming console, there is no need to adjust any settings. However, you should turn on the HDMI 2.0 feature.

Then head to the PS4 and use the following settings:

  • Scroll to Settings
  • Go to Sound and Screen – Video Settings and HD

What are the best picture settings for TCL 4K TV?

If you have a TCL 4K TV, you can use the following settings to improve its picture quality:

For Movies and TV shows

If you are looking for high-quality images from your favorite movie or TV show, try calibrating the color settings of the TCL TV.

Basic Picture Settings:

  • TV Brightness: Brighter
  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Picture Size: Direct
  • Audio Effect: Off
  • Sleep Timer: Off

Advanced Picture Settings

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Local Contrast: High
  • Backlight: 100
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 100
  • Sharpness: 20
  • Color: 45
  • Tint: 0

Other Advanced Picture Settings

  • Color Temperature: Choose According to Preference
  • Action Smoothing: Off
  • Natural Cinema: Off
  • LED Motion Clarity: On ( Turn off this option if you are watching the TV in a dark room)
  • Game Mode: Off

Do TCL TVs have HDR?

Yes, some of the TCL TVs have HDR features. Before you can play HDR content on the TV,  you will have to switch on HDMI 2.0.

TCL Android TV Settings

Do you own a TCL Andriod TV? If yes, you can use the following steps to adjust the picture quality of this TV.

  • Adjust the TV Brightness to 50
  • Leave Contrast on 90
  • Tune the Sharpness to 0
  • Set the Color to 45
  • Leave the Tint on 0
  • Set the Color Temp to Warm

For Gaming on TCL Android TVs

  • Leave the Contrast on 90
  • Set the Brightness to 50
  • Adjust Sharpness to 0
  • Set Color on 45
  • Leave Tint ( G/R) on 0
  • Adjust Color Temperature to Warm
  • Leave Color Mode on Off

TCL TV Brightness Settings

On TCL TVs, you can leave the Brightness at 50. But to get to this setting, use the following steps:

  • Press the Settings Icon on the TV remote control
  • Select Picture – OK
  • Scroll to Brightness
  • Use the arrow keys on the remote to set brightness to 50

TCL TV Settings without Remote

Even if you have lost its remote, you can still operate a TCL TV. Before you can perform this task, you will have to download the Andriod TV Remote app via the following steps:-

  • Launch the Google Play Store or Apple Store on your mobile phone or tablet
  • Click on the Search tab and type in “Android TV Remote Control by Google LLC”
  • Click on Install and follow the on-screen instructions
  • Connect the TV and phone to the same network
  • Launch the Andriod TV Remote Control app on your mobile phone
  • Select the name of the TCL Andriod TV
  • Wait for the empty PIN field/box to appear on the screen
  • Type in the PIN and click on Pair

What is the best picture setting for TCL TV?

Here are the general settings for adjusting TCL TVs:

Basic Picture Settings:

  • TV Brightness: Brighter
  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Picture Size: Direct
  • Audio Effect: Off
  • Sleep Timer: Off

Advanced Picture Settings

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Local Contrast: High
  • Backlight: 100
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 100
  • Sharpness: 20
  • Color: 45
  • Tint: 0

TCL TV Best Sound Settings

As with most TVs, it is possible to adjust the sound on your TCL TV. Now here are some tips for getting excellent audio on the device.

  1. Select the Dolby D+ Format

This method is ideal for getting premium sound on the TCL TVs from the 5 series. To activate Dolby D+:-

  • Launch the Home Screen of the TV
  • Click on Settings – Audio – S/PDIF and ARC’
  1. Turn Off the TV Speakers

By disabling the speakers on the TLC TV, you can also get good audio. To perform this task:-

  • Launch the Home Screen of your TV
  • Go to Settings – Audio – TV Speakers – Disable
  1. Use Stereo Mode

Thanks to the Stereo Mode, you can pick the right audio for various types of content. Besides, it serves as a better alternative to converting the format of your audio file.

  • Hit the Home Icon on your remote
  • Scroll to Settings
  • Use the Right button to select Audio Mode – Audio Stereo- OK
  1. Get a Soundbar

Although using a soundbar might not be an actual setting, it stands as an easy way of getting great audio on TVs.  So if you are serious about improving the sound from your TCL TV, pick a soundbar with decent reviews.

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  • Danny Saunders

    Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.