TCL 55C807 vs Sceptre U550CV-U

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

PROS:

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

CONS:

  • 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

PROS:

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

CONS:

  • 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

Product

TCL 55C807
Sceptre U550CV-U

Model

55C807
U550CV-U

Brand

TCL
Sceptre

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

280
83

General

Series

C807
0CV

Screen sizes in series

55, 65, 75
55

Display

Screen size, inch

55
55

4K/UHD

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

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
MKV

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
has not

Dimensions, weight and color

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

Connections

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

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

200 x 200
400 x 300

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu
Vudu

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

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

Processor

Model

Dual-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV

Power

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 manual

Manual

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  • 18.3Sceptre U550CV-U

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