TCL 55C807 vs Sceptre U550CV-U


TCL- 55C807


Sceptre- U550CV-U

  • Title - TCL 55C807
  • Series - C807
  • Screen size, inch - 55
  • 4K -
  • Title - Sceptre U550CV-U
  • Series - 0CV
  • Screen size, inch - 55
  • 4K -

TCL 55C807 vs Sceptre U550CV-U: Affordable Beauties

Sceptre U550CV-U vs TCL 55C807

It was fun to compare Sceptre U550CV-U vs TCL 55C807. They are similar 55-inch Smart TVs with good reviews and affordable prices.

TCL 55C807 is worth around $750 versus Sceptre U550CV-U only about $300. TCL 55C807 is newer, it is released in 2017 while Sceptre U550CV-U has been released in 2016.

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The refresh rate is also the same, 60 Hz and the aspect ratio is 16:9 for both of them. Also, both have a viewing angle of 178 both horizontal and vertical.

If you compare the two TVs you will see a smaller difference in picture quality though, TCL has a dynamic range HDR10 while Sceptre has none. Although it has a 3D, while TCL does not have it.

Features and Performances

Both TVs have a flat VA screen with a resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels. Plus both displays have 1.07 billion colors and a 55-inch diameter.

The televisions have stereo speakers, Sceptre has 20W and TCL has 16W, a little bit weaker. No Dolby Surround or Dolby Atmos for the price point.

Both TVs play similar audio formats, MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC. TCL also recognizes AAC and AC3. They both have Wi-Fi and neither has a Bluetooth.

Also, they have the same streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Video and Vudu. The TVs have remotes and a Smart TV feature. Neither of them works with Alexa but both have a mobile app.

Build Quality and Design

Sceptre U550CV-U has a display area of 91.16% while TCL 55C807 has 88.86% display area meaning that the frame of this TV appears bigger.

Sceptre is black with a removable stand and 31 lbs weight. TCL is gray with a removable stand and 41 lbs weight. Both have a built-in VESA mount.

TCL 55C807 Pros & Cons


  • A thin frame makes it very aesthetically pleasing.
  • Very easy to set up.
  • The picture is amazing, worth the price.


  • It is pricier.
  • TCL is heavier and consumes more power affecting your bills.
  • The warranty is 6 months for both parts and labor.

Sceptre U550CV-U Pros & Cons


  • The warranty is 1 year for parts and labor.
  • Good picture, I liked.


  • Some customers complain that it shuts down when the warranty expires.
  • Slow customer service.
  • Dead pixels are pretty common according to the reviews.

Sceptre U550CV-U

Sceptre U550CV-U review

Dec 22, 2018

The picture quality is great bright and clear with great color and contrast. This is a budget TV, but only this TV will give you a real 4K Ultra HD just for $250-$300. Agree, it is very beneficial if...

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Common TCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Model 55C807U550CV-U
Brand TCLSceptre
Rating 4.3 of 53.9 of 5
Reviews 28083
GeneralTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Series C807 0CV
Screen sizes in series 55, 65, 75 55
DisplayTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Screen size, inch 55 55
Full HD
Resolution, pixels 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Display type VA VA
Screen design flat flat
Display width, cm/in 120.96/47.62 120.97/47.62
Display height, cm/in 68.04/26.78 68.04/26.79
Display area, % 88.86 91.16
Display colors 1.07 billion 1.07 billion
Refresh rate, Hz 60 60
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
High dynamic range (HDR) HDR10
3DTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
2D to 3D has not
Video file formatsTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Video file codecsTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Other has not has not
Viewing anglesTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Horizontal, degrees 178 178
Vertical, degrees 178 178
AudioTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Speakers stereo stereo
Speakers power, W 16 20
Dolby atmos
Dolby surround
DTS decoder
Audio file formatsTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Other has not has not
Dimensions, weight and colorTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Colors gray black
Width, cm/in 123.19/48.5 124.97/49.2
Height, cm/in 75.18/29.59 72.9/28.7
Depth, cm/in 5.84/2.29 8.38/3.29
Weight, kg/lbs 18/39.68 14.2/31.31
Width with stand, cm/in 123.19/48.5 124.97/49.2
Height with stand, cm/in 79.25/31.2 78.49/30.9
Depth with stand, cm/in 24.13/9.5 23.62/9.29
Weight with stand, kg/lbs 18.6/41.1 14.3/31.53
ConnectionsTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
HDMI 3 4
USB 1 1
Component video input 0 1
Composite video input 1 1
VGA input 0 0
Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF) 1 1
Analog audio output (3.5 mm) 1 1
Ethernet (RJ45) 0 1
Wi-Fi 5GHz
TV tunerTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
ErgonomicsTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
VESA mount
VESA interface 200 x 200 400 x 300
Removable stand
Landscape/Portrait pivot
AccessoriesTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Internet movie streamingTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Amazon video
Other Vudu Vudu
FeaturesTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Remote control
Smart TV
Local dimming
Bluetooth audio streaming
Voice remote
Picture in picture
Parental control
Artificial IntelligenceTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Google assistant
Amazon alexa compatible
Mobile featuresTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Mobile App
Recording featuresTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Digital recording
Watch and record
PanelTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Panel technology Clear Motion
Backlight technology Direct LED Direct LED
Manufacturer VA VA
Native refresh rate, Hz 120 120
Panel bit depth, bits 10 10
Pixel pitch, cm/in 0.031/0.012 0.031/0.012
Pixel density, ppi 80 81
ProcessorTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Model Dual-core
Operating systemTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Operating system Roku TV
PowerTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Power supply, V 100 - 120 100 - 120
Typical power consumption, W 50 79
Maximum power consumption, W 140 110
Standby power consumption, W 0.5 1
User manualTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Manual N/A N/A
DisplayTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Artificial IntelligenceTCL 55C807xSceptre U550CV-Ux
Apple AirPlay

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  • 18.3
  • 23.5TCL 55C807
  • 18.3Sceptre U550CV-U

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