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TCL 40S325 40 Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV 2019

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8.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
162
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
19
Spam Test
PASS
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
LED
TYPE
Yes
HDMI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 143 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 35
quality, tv, picture and sound, easy set, great picture quality
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Picture and sound are very good.  ...  "
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" ...  fast high quality image.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is great, no problems as of yet, but i've only had it for under a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Very simple to adjust the picture brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound and picture for $230!  ...  "
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" ...  easy set up,great picture and sound  ...  "
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" ...  On to the details - The Picture quality is crisp and vibrant.  ...  "
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" ...  For the resolution that it has the picture quality should be better then what it really is.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 27
set, easy to set, easy to use, setup, use
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install. ... Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Long set up online.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is user friendly, even supports miracast with ease.  ...  "
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" ...  Good deal, extremely easy set up that guides you through everything, comes with everything you need as long as you already have a Netflix or Hulu subscription, just plug it in to a single outlet and you’re set, which I appreciate cuz I’m crap figuring out all the wires and cables my last tv required  ...  "
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" ...  However, plugging in external speakers is extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Assembly was easy and setup was fairly simple.  ...  "
Software Platform
 26
tv, app, apps, youtube, tcl
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Read the reviews and was interested in the ROKU included.  ...  "
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" ...  Researching further l learned that my cable box has a hidden menu to enable setting the output to 1080i or native. ... The Roku and other free offerings are many.  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased two of these 32" Roku TVs. ... You will need access to the internet (computer, tablet or phone) to set up your account (free) and type in the activation code on line.  ...  "
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" ...  We switched from a plug in Roku in the tv to a Roku tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been a Roku user since the first boxes became available.  ...  "
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" ...  it has a good picture and the smart apps work good.  ...  "
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" ...  They do have Roku built in so you do have to go thru some steps at Roku.com/link to set up your Roku account.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great operating system for a TV and the updated Spotify feature is outstanding. ... A new feature I just found is with the Roku app on your phone, you can toggle to private listening and have all audio come through your phone (which also means to any earbuds, etc., hooked up to the phone).  ...  "
Price
 21
tv, quality, money, good quality, worth
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Overall you can't beat the price for this quality of a TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Great television for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful for the Money****  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing tv for the price. ... *I paid full price for this item *  ...  "
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" ...  4 stars for the 1080 p quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, size and quality, this TV is a homerun!  ...  "
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" ...  Pleased for the price.  ...  "
Setup
 16
set, setup, tv, picture, simple
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Was Easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  Good picture, easy set up, easy operation.  ...  "
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" ...  The smart portion is very easy to use and the setup took about 20 min fairly quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is user friendly, even supports miracast with ease.  ...  "
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" ...  Assembly was easy and setup was fairly simple.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 15
smart tv, computer, monitor, wifi, set
+80%
-20%
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" ...  As this is a smart TV, Wifi is of course, built in, and performs well.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a really good computer monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this smart tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I connected my Amazon and sling tv accounts and it works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Typical of LED TVs.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend if you are looking to upgrade your tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my mother she loves it getting use the smart tv.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 14
quality, speakers, picture and sound, good, tv
+86%
-14%
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" ...  easy set up,great picture and sound  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture and sound are very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound and picture for $230!  ...  "
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" ...  Sound big enough.  ...  "
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" ...  For specs that say the speakers are only 8-10w, the sound quality is great! ... My preference is the theatre setting.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is just right and the quality over all is on point.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality isn't the best, you get two speakers mounted below the display panel, and they're not the most powerful. ... However, plugging in external speakers is extremely easy.  ...  "
Resolution
 13
1080p, roku, picture, picture quality, 4k
+92%
-8%
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" ...  To watch Roku channels and all the other channels that are available through Roku truly nice nice picture  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is perfect, setup is a breeze, Roku works as it should, 3 HDMI inputs at this price is solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Once l did, the picture quality improved quite a bit, yet the input info still said only 720p. ... It's getting hard to find anything but a 4k TV, which most people will be watching in 1080 anyway. ... I have gone to my local big box store and see no difference in the 4k picture quality at 1080 or this TV at 1080.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the smallest TV I found that support 1080p so I could use it as a computer monitor as well as a bedroom TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes I know it is only 1080p and Roku platform but for a bedroom tv it looks great and functions perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not 4k but we'll worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I blew the first three hours just watching BSG clips in glorious HD.  ...  "
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" ...  So when I saw this TCL 32s327 was 1080P I thought to purchase it for my wife who plays lots of games on her computer. ... The bad: It was not free but compared to what I have paid for dedicated 1080P monitors of less size and quality in the past it was almost free.  ...  "
Remote
 12
tv, simple, roku, mute, jack
+50%
-50%
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" ...  You click a button on the remote and it literally takes seconds to do anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Not compatible with our cable box remote for some reason.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is a bit of a bear, in that it shows somewhat mild latency in control inputs. ... Another let down was the remote lacks a headphone jack. ... The other roku platforms offer a headphone jack on the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote batteries were dead as well  ...  "
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" ...  The tv seemed to react to the remote but the screen never changed.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
tv, quality, panel, minor, full
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Good upgrade from older 28” flat screen in bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Very simple to adjust the picture brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Many years ago I bought a vizio 32 inch flat screen 720p tv for 300.  ...  "
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" ...  Typical of LED TVs.  ...  "
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" ...  with that big ole he screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality isn't the best, you get two speakers mounted below the display panel, and they're not the most powerful. ... If not for the minor screen defect, I'd probably have ignored the sound quality and rated this full stars across the board.  ...  "
Apps
 9
tv, apps, youtube, netflix, feature
+89%
-11%
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" ...  It's a great operating system for a TV and the updated Spotify feature is outstanding. ... A new feature I just found is with the Roku app on your phone, you can toggle to private listening and have all audio come through your phone (which also means to any earbuds, etc., hooked up to the phone).  ...  "
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" ...  The pre-loaded apps are cool.  ...  "
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" ...  There are lots of cable channel apps like HGTV, TBS, etc. ... The app for the tv is great.  ...  "
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" ...  i love that i can use an app on my iphone to control the channels and search for tv shows and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  it has a good picture and the smart apps work good.  ...  "
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" ...  I use Netflix, YouTube and I have my direct TV on here also.  ...  "
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" ...  You do have to download the free youtube app, as the preloaded youtube app is for the pay TV service.  ...  "
Ports
 9
hdmi, l, insert, usb, menu
+78%
-22%
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" ...  la imagen es genial, es muy facil de instalar, tiene suficientes puertos hdmi para conectar lo que quieras almismo tiempo como una barra de sonido y la computadora.  ...  "
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" ...  we still needed to hook up our cable box to the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  i bought this to upgrade from an old tv because my old tv had no hdmi ports and the video quality on my game consoles wasn't great (impossible to read the text, etc).  ...  "
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" ...  We switched from a plug in Roku in the tv to a Roku tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting it up I was prompted to insert a usb stick to enable up to 90 minutes ff or rewind on antenna tv very cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this tv I have internet and streaming at least 800 channels forget cable  ...  "
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" ...  Researching further l learned that my cable box has a hidden menu to enable setting the output to 1080i or native.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
time, stunning, quality, 720p
+100%
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" ...  Fast shipping , and as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  came on time and was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  :) 32 is pictured!  ...  "
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" ...  It was only 720P but I was impressed by the quality of the picture.  ...  "
Capacity
 7
bedroom, put, tv, spare, bought
+100%
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" ...  Bought for our patio.  ...  "
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" ...  Spiffy bedroom television.  ...  "
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" ...  Put this in my bedroom and I LOVE it!  ...  "
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" ...  I originally bought on for my guest room and I like it enough to give one as a gift to some friends.  ...  "
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" ...  its exactly what we needed for the spare room.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great TV for a small room. ... I got the 40 for my living room and the 32 for my room.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the sons room.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
video games, uses, son, really, play
+100%
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" ...  Sound seems ok, but didn't really test for that - my son uses it mostly to play video games with headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought another one for my son and he uses it for xbox gaming and is happy with the refresh rate and picture quality as well.  ...  "
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" ...  No need for a gaming console  ...  "
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" ...  Gaming with his friends!  ...  "
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" ...  Playing video games is incredibly easy, and the display connected to my PC without any hiccups.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not do much gaming just an occasional flight sim.  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
stunning, quality, 720p
+100%
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" ...  The picture is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  came on time and was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  :) 32 is pictured!  ...  "
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" ...  It was only 720P but I was impressed by the quality of the picture.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
wi fi, password, tv, correct, channels
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The smart tv channels have a lot of media to choose from if you have wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  To set it up all you need is a Phillips head screw driver and the CORRECT password for your wi-fi. ... When you start up the TV it will search for your Wi-fi. ... Identify the correct wi-fi and make sure you type in the correct password. ... His wife came home and gave him the current password to the wi-fi and it then connected just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  As this is a smart TV, Wifi is of course, built in, and performs well.  ...  "
Cables
 4
tv, pay, cable box, would, power
+100%
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" ...  I don't have cable so I can't comment on that aspect, I cut cable and stream instead.  ...  "
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" ...  Power cord could be a little longer but otherwise it's a smart (and fairly quick) tv and, at least in this instance, backed with amazing customer support.  ...  "
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" ...  we still needed to hook up our cable box to the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Why pay the cable companies ridiculous prices?  ...  "
Returns
 4
money, buy, amazon, returning, replacement
-100%
comment
" ...  I'm sending it back in getting my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll report back when / if i get a replacement or my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning to Amazon so I can buy something else.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it to amazon and bought a Samsung.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
condition, time, package, arrived
+100%
comment
" ...  However, the tv arrived in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Item received in good condition.  ...  "
Controls
 3
buttons, remote, mute
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Power is on and I hear noises when I press buttons, but no image at all.  ...  "
Volume
 3
sound, room
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Sound big enough.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great TV for a small room.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 3
dead
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Bought some brand before with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully last a long time  ...  "
Color
 3
vibrant, quality, adjust, sound, nice
+100%
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" ...  Very simple to adjust the picture brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  On to the details - The Picture quality is crisp and vibrant.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
video games
+100%
comment
" ...  We can just stream our movies or shows in the go which makes things easy.  ...  "
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" ...  There are commercials when watching free content, but that's to be expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Playing video games is incredibly easy, and the display connected to my PC without any hiccups.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  1 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Type:  LED 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
LED
TYPE
Yes
HDMI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
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