TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better.

When we compare Vizio E Series Vs TCL 5 Series, Vizio E Series 2018 is better as it has better dark room performance because of the better black uniformity and local dimming feature. It also has better reflection handling and better BFI feature that clears blur.

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: DESIGN

Stand; each TV has a stand

Wall mount; the two TVs can be mounted on wall.

Borders; TCL 5 Series has 0.35” (0.9cm) whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 0.63” (1.6cm)

Max thickness; TCL 5 Series is 2.91” (7.4cm) whereas Vizio E Series 2018 is 3.35” (8.5cm)

Max temperature; TCL 5 Series has 111oF (44oC) whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 93oF (34oC)

Average temperature; TCL 5 Series has 99oF (32oC) whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 88o (31oC).

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; TCL 5 Series has 6000:1 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 5811:1

Local dimming; Vizio E Series 2018 has local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; TCL 5 Series has 281cd/m2 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 282cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; TCL 5 Series has 273cd/m2 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 290cd/m2

Gray uniformity; TCL 5 Series has 7.1 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 6.7

50% std. Dev; TCL 5 Series has 3.140% whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 4.079%

50% DSE; TCL 5 Series has 0.197% whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 0.219%

Viewing angle; TCL 5 Series has 5.1 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 5.2

Color washout; TCL 5 Series has 22o whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 25o

Black uniformity; TCL 5 Series has 7.5 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 9.3

Native std. Dev; TCL 5 Series has 1.020% whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 0.402%

Total reflections; TCL 5 Series has 5.9% while Vizio E Series 2018 has 5.1%

Screen finish; TCL 5 Series and Vizio E Series 2018 have semi-gloss.

Pre-calibration; TCL 5 Series has 6.9 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 7.6

White balance dE; TCL 5 Series has 4.15 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 3.81

Color dE; TCL 5 Series has 2.61 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 2.07

Gamma; TCL 5 Series has 2.21 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 2.16

Picture mode; TCL 5 Series has movie while Vizio E Series 2018 has calibrated dark

Post calibration; TCL 5 Series has 9.8 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 9.7

White balance dE; TCL 5 Series has 0.17 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 0.10

Gamma; TCL 5 Series has 2.20, the same as Vizio E Series 2018.

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better.

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: MOTION

100% response time; TCL 5 Series has 15.8ms% whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 12.2%

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); Vizio E Series 2018 has BFI.

Motion interpolation; TCL 5 Series has motion interpolation at 30fps

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have variable refresh rate.

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: INPUTS

Input lag; TCL 5 Series has 9.3 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 9.0

180p @ 60 Hz; TCL 5 Series has 17.9ms whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 22.2ms

1080p @ 60 Hz outside game mode; TCL 5 Series has 137.6ms whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 65.9ms

Supported resolutions; TCL 5 Series has 8.3 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 7.5

1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.

Total inputs; the two TVs have 1 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Vizio E Series 2018 has 4 HDMI 1 Analog audio out RCA and 1 shared component in whereas TCL 5 Series has 3 HDMI.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, Dolby vision, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, variable Analog Audio out and Wi-Fi support.

Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, Dolby Digital and DTS.

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: SOUND QUALITY

Frequency response; TCL 5 Series has 5.5 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 6.0

Low-frequency extension; TCL 5 Series has 142.54Hz whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 126.99Hz

Std. dev. Max; TCL 5 Series has 5.76dB while Vizio E Series 2018 has 4.91dB

Max; TCL 5 Series has 84.dB SPL, the same as Vizio E Series 2018.

Distortion; TCL 5 Series has 7.4 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 7.0

Weighted THD @ Max; TCL 5 Series has 0.349 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 0.826

IMD @ Max; TCL 5 Series has 4.34% whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has 3.92%

Bottom line: Vizio E Series 2018 is better

TCL 5 Series/S517 2018 Vs Vizio E Series 2018: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; TCL 5 Series has Roku TV version 8.0 whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has SmartCast version 1.27.

Interface; The two TVs have easy to use and very smooth interface.

Ad-free; TCL 5 Series has ads whereas Vizio E Series 2018 is ad-free.

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features already preinstalled.

Remote; TCL 5 Series has small sized remote whereas Vizio E Series 2018 has medium

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line; TCL 5 Series is better

Conclusion

Vizio E Series 2018 is a better TV when we compare the two TVs as it has better dark room performance because of the better black uniformity and local dimming feature. It also has better reflection handling and better BFI feature that clears blur.