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TCL Alto 3 Soundbar Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style - Bar
Design
Style - Subwoofer
Design
Style - Satellites
Design
Dimensions - Bar
Bar Width Locked
Bar Height Locked
Bar Depth Locked
Design
Dimensions - Subwoofer
Sub Width Locked
Sub Height Locked
Sub Depth Locked
Design
Dimensions - Satellites
Sat Width Locked
Sat Height Locked
Sat Depth Locked
Design
Back - Bar
Bar Mounting Type
Locked
Design
Back - Subwoofer
Enclosure
Locked
Design
Back - Satellites
Sat Mounting Type
Locked
N/A
Design
Build Quality
Design
In The Box
HDMI Cable Length
Locked
Digital Optical Cable Length
Locked
Sound
N/A
Sound
Stereo Frequency Response
ST Slope
Locked
ST Std. Err.
Locked
Low-Frequency Extension
Locked
High-Frequency Extension
Locked
Sound
Stereo Raw Frequency Response
N/A
Sound
Stereo Soundstage
Crosstalk Error
Locked
N/A
Sound
Stereo Dynamics
ST SPL @ Max Volume
Locked
ST DRC @ Max Volume
Locked
N/A
Sound
Stereo Total Harmonic Distortion
ST Weighted THD @ 80
Locked
ST Weighted THD @ Max Volume
Locked
N/A
Sound
Center
C Localization
Locked
C Slope
Locked
C Std. Err.
Locked
C SPL @ Max Volume
Locked
C Weighted THD @ 80
Locked
C Weighted THD @ Max Volume
Locked
N/A
Sound
Surrounds
Sr Localization
Locked
Rears
Locked
Sr Slope
Locked
Sr Std. Err.
Locked
Sr SPL @ Max Volume
Locked
Sr Weighted THD @ 80
Locked
Sr Weighted THD @ Max Volume
Locked
N/A
Sound
Height (Atmos)
H Localization
Locked
H Slope
Locked
H Std. Err.
Locked
H SPL @ Max Volume
Locked
H Weighted THD @ 80
Locked
H Weighted THD @ Max Volume
Locked
N/A
Sound
Sound Enhancement Features
Room Correction
Locked
Dialogue Enhancement
Locked
Auto-Volume/Night Mode
Locked
Subwoofer Level Adjustment
Locked
Bass Adjustment
Locked
Treble Adjustment
Locked
EQ
Locked
Surround Level Adjustment
Locked
Rear Level Adjustment
Locked
Height Level Adjustment
Locked
Virtual Surround
Locked
Connectivity
Connectivity
Physical Inputs - Bar
Optical Audio In
Locked
HDMI ARC
Locked
HDMI Out
Locked
Full HDMI In
Locked
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux)
Locked
USB for Files
Locked
Ethernet
Locked
N/A
Connectivity
Audio Format Support - ARC
eARC
Locked
Dolby Atmos
Locked
Dolby Digital
Locked
Dolby Digital Plus
Locked
DTS
Locked
DTS:X (eARC only)
Locked
Dolby TrueHD (eARC only)
Locked
DTS-HD MA (eARC only)
Locked
5.1 PCM (eARC only)
Locked
N/A
Connectivity
Audio Format Support - Full HDMI In
Dolby Atmos
Locked
DTS:X
Locked
Dolby Digital
Locked
Dolby Digital Plus
Locked
DTS
Locked
Dolby TrueHD
Locked
DTS-HD MA
Locked
5.1 PCM
Locked
N/A
Connectivity
Audio Format Support - Optical
Dolby Digital
Locked
DTS
Locked
N/A
Connectivity
Wireless Playback
Bluetooth
Locked
Wi-Fi
Locked
Chromecast built-in
Locked
Apple AirPlay
Locked
Connectivity
Other Input Specifications
4k @ 60 Hz Passthrough
Locked
4k @ 60 Hz @ 10 bit Passthrough
Locked
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4 Passthrough
Locked
HDR10 Passthrough
Locked
Connectivity
Connectivity - Subwoofer
Sub Wireless
Locked
Connectivity
Connectivity - Satellites
Sat Wireless
Locked
Additional Features
Additional Features
Interface
Display
Locked
Additional Features
Bar Controls
Additional Features
Remote
Universal Remote
Locked
Additional Features
App
App Name Locked
iOS Locked
Android Locked
Acts as the Remote
Locked
Controls Soundbar's Settings
Locked
Casts Device Files
Locked
Additional Features
Other Features
Power Saving
Locked
HDMI CEC (TV Remote Control)
Locked

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