TCL miniLED Explained And Eyes-On | Truth Or Snake Oil?

I got my first eyes-on experience with TCL’s miniLED technology at IFA 2019 and now I get it. Take a look with me and learn why miniLED may or may not be the most viable alternative to OLED on the market this year.



In our studio:
BDI Corridor Media Console:


Video gear we use:
Panasonic GH5
Lumix 12-60mm Camera Lens
Sony A7iii
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Konova K3 Camera Slider
Godox SL-60W
Neewer 660 LED Video Light
Benro S6 Video Tripod

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22 thoughts on “TCL miniLED Explained And Eyes-On | Truth Or Snake Oil?

  • September 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Better and better, the big dogs better start cutting prices

  • September 15, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Why would it be snake oil unless you don't understand how things work?
    Or get paid by LG

  • September 15, 2019 at 11:50 am

    There still aren’t that many local dimming zones though. The LEDs are lumped in large clusters. I don’t see how this technology will be a big improvement until they can increase the number of dimming zones to match the number of mini LEDs.

  • September 15, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I think they should solve their quality control issues before they release anything else.

  • September 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    This is just a workaround
    They need individual leds producing color and the light at the same time

  • September 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I know the camera is overexposing and the bloom might not be visible normally, but wtf 1:58 look at the blur and trails after these red things.

  • September 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    i hope TCL make pc monitor with this miniLED. so sahme nowdays, pc monitor lack of FALD and HDR.

  • September 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Looks good, but still… The modern OLEDS don't really burn in in 99.9% of the cases, and brightness is plenty for most livingrooms. Thus, no reason to sacrifice picture quality by going for something like this. Coming from an LG C8 owner

  • September 15, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Is Digital Trends getting paid by TCL? No one pushes TCL as hard. I like the reviews but I don't see too many others sharing the same tcl enthusiasm.

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