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TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV 2018

Last Updated: 2 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
575
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
57
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4K
RESOLUTION
42.5 inches
DISPLAY SIZE
LED
TYPE
32.4 meters
SIZE

Review Summary - 518 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 147
quality, tv, sound, easy, 4k
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Overall TV quality is good, lighting is slightly less than I expected of a TV but the default brightness and backlight can be turned up significantly.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is excellent and the smart features are cool.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is beyond gorgeous, I can’t imagine better at any price point.  ...  "
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" ...  picture quality for blu ray movies look like high price theatres.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture looks great for this class.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is very sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality blows me away with this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is .  ...  "
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Software Platform
 116
tv, apps, netflix, app, tcl
+94%
-6%
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" ...  We stream DirecTv Now, Netflix, Roku, and Amazon Prime on this TV, and all of them work very well.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface works pretty well, so overall, quite happy with this TV, as long as it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  The built in Roku operating system is super useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Roku has become my favorite got to device when I want to find something else on TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple, fast and has all the apps you'll ever need, best platform by far.  ...  "
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" ...  After extensive online and local shopping I found this 2018 TCL 43" ROKU TV. ... For anyone who doesn't have Cable or Satellite, for whatever reason, ROKU is the answer. ... ROKU is the answer for me. ... I have Netflix, Hulu and an assortment of other possibilities, so why pay Cable.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the second Roku I own.  ...  "
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" ...  Super excited to have access to all the apps and channels.  ...  "
Price
 107
tv, money, worth, value, quality
+100%
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" ...  This TV was worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Totally worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For 250 price range you cant go wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the price!!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price point, it really can't be beat. ... but at the price point it is VERY good.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't be that good for that price, right?.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't wrong with this TV for the price. ... But, for casual people that don't have a lot of money and are not sticklers for best quality ever, this TV is great and I highly recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the picture for the price.  ...  "
Resolution
 90
tv, hdr, tcl, roku, picture quality
+97%
-3%
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" ...  That said, the HDR quality is quite good for such a cheap TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The tuner in this TV is sensitive enough to pickup all the OTA channels I received on my old set. ... Roku also asks your permission to analyze your viewing so it can offer alternative streaming sources for OTA shows. ... I watched Black Panther in 4k UHD Bluray and the lighting effects when the characters are in sunlight are truly gorgeous.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to replace a 9-year-old 720P Toshiba 37" TV with this unit. ... My primary goals were to get something slightly larger than our 37", that was 4K, and had 3 or more HDMI inputs.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes it is 4k.  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased with this 50" TCL 4K TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoyed exploring the free channels.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the 4K streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm blown away by the 4k HDR quality I've seen on YouTube and Netflix. ... I've read this TV doesn't have true HDR but honestly I can't believe it could get any better.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 73
picture, quality, tv, picture and sound, speakers
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Sound quality is good as well, especially just for casual use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had 0 issue with the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  But for me, sound isn't an issue due to me having a sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Can modify picture & sound  ...  "
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" ...  - It has enough options to feel fancy for the price, but lacking just a few things - One being Lack of sound options (if you use onboard speakers)  ...  "
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" ...  The sound features are adequate for us. ... Still, I selected one of the enhanced audio presets, and I am happy with the sound. ... There's also a setting that favors dialog that seems to work nicely, if you have problems hearing dialog in movies and such.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound maybe could be a little better and mine came with a slightly chipped bezel but overall i am happy with this tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is of high quality, sound is good as well.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 73
smart, connect, smart tv, computer, monitor
+89%
-11%
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" ...  As far as smart TV's go this is the best platform I've used.  ...  "
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" ...  Couldn’t ask for a better TV.  ...  "
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" ...  connected my computer to it, amazing experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV for my office!  ...  "
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" ...  Mine updated before I ever hooked up the computer so I assume it worked OK before the update.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first time purchasing a TCL tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm in love with this tv  ...  "
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" ...  have no idea where to get the part or how to hook it up to tv for my tv  ...  "
Ease of Use
 50
set, easy to set, use, setup, quality
+100%
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" ...  This is obviously an upgrade, but the controls and user interface is very user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Home use, the quality is excellent and easy to operate  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to set up, just plug it in!  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and looks good  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was VERY easy . ... perhaps too easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Luv it & easier than imagined to set-up to everything!  ...  "
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" ...  Great ease of use!  ...  "
Remote
 46
tv, roku, control, like, buttons
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The remote is responsive and comfortable to us.  ...  "
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" ...  3 stars, bump to 4 given the price point andthe fact I won't be heart broken when my kid puts the remote thru the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Roku remote does not have a ton or buttons, but what it does have works well. ... Also a bit counter intuitive on finding some of the functions on the remote like a sleep timer.  ...  "
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" ...  the tv remote was much more simple than regular tv  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is good and the manual had the code needed for my Dish remote.  ...  "
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" ...  120hz is beautiful, remote is nice, the roku app is FAST way faster than all the other streaming devices ive used from major brands.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is quite small which I enjoy.  ...  "
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" ...  For anyone reading this that uses DirecTV, when you reprogram your DirecTV remote for this tv, choose "Gateway" as the manufacturer and let it auto search.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 42
tv, display, picture, tcl, brightness
+60%
-40%
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" ...  If we all sit on the couch 5' from the screen, the image is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The 50" is perfect for a small apartment if you don't want your WHOLE living room to be taked up by screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the brightness and all of the unique settings about this tv.  ...  "
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" ...  The 43" screen of the TCL just made these issues more obvious than my previous 32" TV (which cost nearly $900 in 2008! ... The screen actually looks better to me than my LG 55UH8500 (55" 4k) that's in the den (and cost nearly $1300 just 2 1/2 years ago). ... The LG has a wavy variation in brightness when viewing bright scenes, while the TCL is perfectly uniform.  ...  "
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" ...  can someone please tell TCL NOT to use tape on the screen for the packing process?!?! ... It is extremely disconcerning to open a box and see tape on an LED display .  ...  "
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" ...  We have a 55 inch and this 43 inch This is a great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  With lower resolution the frequency can be 60hz.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the actual TV, the screen is incredible, a little girl could lift it, it's so light.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 32
months, tv, last, since, month
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Edit: Almost 2 months in and still very pleased with these.  ...  "
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" ...  Have had it for a few months now and no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall its working perfectly no complains.  ...  "
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" ...  After two months of heavy use we could not be happier with our purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  This is all new and I'm sure it will all come together in the next few days.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this tv for a couple of months already and I still haven't had an issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything worked perfect at first.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived about a week later.  ...  "
Marketplace
 31
amazon, would, looks, contact, walmart
+81%
-19%
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" ...  To sum it up, I’m totally satisfied with this product, and kudos to Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  The image was great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is beautiful!  ...  "
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" ...  5) No picture in picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Out-of the box the picture was perfect and I adjusted NOTHING!  ...  "
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" ...  Especially with the different picture and color options!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is .  ...  "
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" ...  This is the first review I have written on Amazon for a reason!  ...  "
Apps
 30
roku, tv, app, netflix, remote
+73%
-27%
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" ...  So convenient being a Roku TV you have all your apps on there from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ect  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for gaming and I think the resolution is amazing, the apps you can download for this tv is also great and convenient especially when you can use your phone as a remote. ... The set up was easy and after just setting up your Roku account your good to watch movies or play games.  ...  "
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" ...  I can easily switch between my most used apps: PlayStation, Hulu & Amazon Prime. ... I also downloaded the remote app to my phone & can easily search movies, play videos from my phone on the tv & control the tv like a normal remote.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a lot of settings to adjust and the mobile app allows further "expert settings" to tinker with.  ...  "
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" ...  This makes adding apps and functionality to the TV with your Roku account quite easy. ... It also greatly simplifies the remote, and you can also download a Roku remote app if you want.  ...  "
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" ...  We used to have to switch inputs and remotes to use our rokus or fire tvs, and even the apps on the old TV were not directly accessible from the home screen. ... With our new Roku TV, there's a dedicated home button on the compendious remote, and all the apps and inputs are directly selectable from that home screen (inputs and apps are all together).  ...  "
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" ...  Super excited to have access to all the apps and channels.  ...  "
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" ...  The onscreen guide on this set integrates fully with the built-in Roku interface, so much so that my Tubi app actually has my local channels along with its guide of offerings (how cool is that?)  ...  "
Setup
 29
setup, set, tv, simple, installation
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  Only took me about 30 minutes install/set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is easy and it integrates well with other components.  ...  "
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" ...  Also if you sign up for a roku account before you get the tv, the setup is a breeze just sign in and all done after selecting a few things to personalize you tv to your liking.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is so easy to install and use, it's simple to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was not complicated. ... Connecting the tv to Wi-Fi was quick & painless.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to set up, just plug it in!  ...  "
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" ...  My husband didn't love the set up process, but I had no issues!  ...  "
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" ...  arrived in perfect condition- clear picture- easy setup.  ...  "
Gaming
 28
tv, games, amazing, xbox, hdr
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Awesome tv works great for gaming  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for PC gaming and game-modding (art and 3D models).  ...  "
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" ...  Loved the gaming mode  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is equally amazing for gaming and Netflixing and everything in-between.  ...  "
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" ...  but between movies on tubi and xbox one x games i havent blinked the past week.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it works perfectly I use it for gaming  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using it to watch YouTube videos from a Chromecast, play games from my SteamLink and games on the Nintendo Switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Gaming in 4k on here is amazing! ... Take it from a 36 yr old gamer that's very picky about his gaming screen.  ...  "
Color
 26
color, colors, brightness, washed, viewing
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Especially with the different picture and color options!  ...  "
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" ...  I did notice some weird pixelation when viewing certain colors of purple and bright red but that is hardly noticeable and may have been from the Movie I was watching. ... I found that the standard color and brightness setttings were fine for our place!  ...  "
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" ...  3) In the display settings, turn sharpness to 0.  ...  "
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" ...  This tv has an excellent picture although the contrast levels in dark areas are nothing to write home about.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is 50" and has very good color.  ...  "
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" ...  I watch a lot of animated shows and the dead pixel was very noticeable against flat colors.  ...  "
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" ...  Movies-great picture and color.  ...  "
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" ...  The HDR is fine but it does not have the peak brightness or capability to really shine. ... Also, this TV lacks local dimming which makes the blacks look really good and provides a really high rate of contrast.  ...  "
Capacity
 25
room, living room, tv, living, use
+100%
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" ...  for $299, the unit is what I needed for a small room.  ...  "
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" ...  I am thinking of buying another for another room.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for your bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  great tellie but thought it would have been bigger in room I bought it for  ...  "
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" ...  I actually have another TCL on the living room, a 55" these are great quality televisions.  ...  "
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" ...  A very good TV for a bedroom or small office.  ...  "
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" ...  We found a great deal for a larger one for our living room.  ...  "
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" ...  The set is perfect for the average bedroom.  ...  "
Product As Described
 19
looks, picture is great, fantastic, color
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The picture is just beautiful!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great but it could use a little deeper black.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is beautiful!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Out-of the box the picture was perfect and I adjusted NOTHING!  ...  "
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" ...  Especially with the different picture and color options!  ...  "
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" ...  The image was great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is beautiful.  ...  "
Delivery
 17
box, would, delivery, delivered, one
+76%
-24%
comment
" ...  So the TV arrived intact .  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was quick, and installation was fairly straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived when promised and was packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  And the price was reasonable and I could get it delivered!  ...  "
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" ...  I received the order delivery a day earlier than initially expected, so that was a surprise.  ...  "
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" ...  - Box delivered in could have been a tad bit more discrete.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in a perfect box.  ...  "
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" ...  very pleased with how it was handled and shipped.  ...  "
Device Stand
 16
wall, stand, mounting, tv, wall mount
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  I use the included TV stand, so I cannot comment on how this TV would stand up to scrutiny for wall mounts.  ...  "
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" ...  *** Mounting TCL to the wall using a VESA mount *** ... I mounted the 50 inch TCL to the wall using a VESA mount. ... The VESA mounting bracket mounted directly to the back of the TC using the hardware which came with the mounting bracket - no problem, like taking candy from a baby.  ...  "
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" ...  We also bought the recommended full range wall mount. ... The mounting kit came with extra screws of various sizes, so we did attach the TV using 4 screws, and it was very secure.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for my bedroom wall.  ...  "
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" ...  The set includes some screws and basic TV stands which you could assemble. ... However, I got a TV stand and mounted it on there, so that was taken care of. ... If you’re mounting it on a stand, make sure that it sits well on there and the latches are fixed properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to mount on our home office wall.  ...  "
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" ...  Although It would've been nice to have another hand or two, I was able to get the TV mounted onto the bracket myself.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked that my 50" TCL was only 26 lbs so it was very easy for me to wall mount (solo).  ...  "
Screen Protection
 16
dead, arrived, pixels, one, glass
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Unfortunately, After owning it for only 6 hours, the screen died.  ...  "
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" ...  However, after a couple months pixels began going out and now there are about 15-20 green and red dots all over the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered with screen destroyed  ...  "
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" ...  Screen had two green dots on it when it arrived as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived with crack screen.  ...  "
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" ...  When we got it home, and unpacked it, the screen was "cracked", like a spider web with lines all over the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  TV arrived with the screen shattered.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the glass was broken in several places. ... You cannot tell me that UPS didn't hear the glass floating around in the box.  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
legs, well, tape, sturdy, panel
+53%
-47%
comment
" ...  It is lightweight and allowed me to put it on the table to attach the legs (about a 3 minute job) then carry it to the stand.  ...  "
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" ...  look at all edges all corners and make sure it arrived in good shape on mine i could not notice the bent unless i was looking straight along the bent edge.  ...  "
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" ...  look at all edges all corners and make sure it arrived in good shape on mine i could not notice the bent unless i was looking straight along the bent edge.  ...  "
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" ...  The base legs are very sturdy and secure.  ...  "
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" ...  The box is sturdy and has rigid styrofoam and extra cardboard inside protecting the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t say hold long it will last since I have only had it for a couple of months but it looks to be built well.  ...  "
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" ...  If you’re mounting it on a stand, make sure that it sits well on there and the latches are fixed properly.  ...  "
Video Playback
 13
video, tv, movies, xbox, watch
+100%
comment
" ...  Software on this device will let Netflix start movies automatically, even extremely graphic content, without knowing who or if anyone is watching.  ...  "
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" ...  I also downloaded the remote app to my phone & can easily search movies, play videos from my phone on the tv & control the tv like a normal remote.  ...  "
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" ...  The Netflix and Prime video work pretty well for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching Netflix or a still picture on the Xbox is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound isn't all that great for action movies and such but I wasn't expecting to use the TV speakers anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly use it for playing xbox and watching videos here and there and can say that for gamers that want to stay frugal but experience 4K HDR at its best, this is a no brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  It is not terrible but if you watch a lot of sports or action movies and this is a big deal to you, you may want to consider a different tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality is exactly what we wanted in audio and video.  ...  "
Features
 13
smart, picture, feature, quality, cannot
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  I am not using any of the 'smart' features.  ...  "
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" ...  This is truly a product that offers many high end features for a fraction of the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  The set itself is thin and very light.  ...  "
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" ...  I was going to get a 600$ TV instead of this one, had EXACTly the same features listed .  ...  "
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" ...  I found this item after doing online research and was surprised at the price considering it is good quality with great features.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, all the features and this smart is just superb.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is excellent and the smart features are cool.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very smart with some nice features for customising the user interface.  ...  "
Ports
 13
tv, input, 2, port, xbox
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  It has 3 HDMI inputs and a USB I use to power my Chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love that I don't have to go searching which port to click on for my blueray player or to get to antenna tv. ... No second remote to scroll through HDMI ports and then hope I clicked the right one as with a non smart tv.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice feature where you can pause live TV if you have a USB memory stick in the USB port, so that's new to us.  ...  "
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" ...  After your initial setup, make sure that you go into the TV's main menu and go to Settings > TV Inputs > HDMI mode > HDMI 2.0.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you know which HDMI you’re connect which device.  ...  "
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" ...  It had a great picture and looks great in 4k when you have it hooked up using ethernet cable and for the price there's not a TV out there that can beat this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It has an ARC HDMI audio return feature that plays with soundbars, so getting audio through anything you hook up to the TV is a cinch (and requires fewer wires).  ...  "
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" ...  There are plenty of hdmi ports, as well as an av converter port. ... LOVE having access to the other HDMI devices through the Roku interface.  ...  "
Cables
 12
tv, cable box, pay, cut the cable, went
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I really love it, saves me a ton of money with no cable  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with regular cable.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV is good - I got it because I dropped cable and am using indoor antenna.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I get, without Cable, is as good as, or better, than friends who pay for Cable. ... I have Netflix, Hulu and an assortment of other possibilities, so why pay Cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Therefore, I can watch the occasional football game in the basement without needing cable.  ...  "
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" ...  So simple to use when you don’t have cable.  ...  "
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" ...  With the built in apps, I don't have to buy/rent cable boxes from the cable provider so they practically pay for themselves in a year or so.  ...  "
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" ...  70 years old and finally ready to cut the cable. ... I know we would not be ready to cut the cable without our TCL TV's, the Roku system, and those cutters that went before us.  ...  "
Returns
 11
returning, money, mine, amazon
+27%
-73%
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" ...  I'm going to wait just a week before I return it so my son can see the same things I do.  ...  "
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" ...  I think mine will be going back.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning for full refund  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return for a refund  ...  "
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" ...  Nevermind, I will be returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems like this happens often from the other reviews, so be ready to return I guess  ...  "
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" ...  I’m returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  Too late to return.  ...  "
Network
 9
router, network, connect, use, room
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Wireless connection is awful.  ...  "
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" ...  DO NOT BUY LOSES INTERNET CONNECTION ALL THE TIME!!  ...  "
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" ...  Still will not connect to a wireless network, no messages, diagnostics, or anything to assist. ... Have to use a network cable strung across the living room to use.  ...  "
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" ...  -The WiFi receiver is really weak.  ...  "
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" ...  After the first day or two it started not being able to connect to my WiFi.  ...  "
Weight
 9
light, also, setup, fairly, easy
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The TV is super light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best things about it, for me, is that it’s very light weight so you will have no problems mounting this to a wall.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV is also surprisingly light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity of picture ease of use and light weight, it is truly a great bang for the buck.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s also light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and it's fairly light weight.  ...  "
Fit
 9
mount, well, right, legs, fit
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  I bought this to put in a little cranny of my office where it would fit just right based on the dimensions, plus - I've wanted to get a 4K TV for awhile now and just haven't found the cash to upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  luckily the tape removed cleanly.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lightweight and allowed me to put it on the table to attach the legs (about a 3 minute job) then carry it to the stand.  ...  "
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" ...  The base legs are very sturdy and secure.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t say hold long it will last since I have only had it for a couple of months but it looks to be built well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you’re mounting it on a stand, make sure that it sits well on there and the latches are fixed properly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The mount I’m using has two vertical bars.  ...  "
Wifi
 8
tv, wi, fi, connect, time
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  DO NOT BUY LOSES INTERNET CONNECTION ALL THE TIME!!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Still will not connect to a wireless network, no messages, diagnostics, or anything to assist.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -The WiFi receiver is really weak.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After the first day or two it started not being able to connect to my WiFi. ... It constantly loses connection to the WiFi and it is so bad you can’t even stream anything without losing connection.  ...  "
Volume
 7
volume, sound, room, speakers, living
+100%
comment
" ...  as for the sound, I live in a small room about a size of a extra large King size room 100 inch by 80 inch dimension so I won't be needing any soundbars as the volume from the TV itself is perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  for $299, the unit is what I needed for a small room.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's great quality and gets very loud.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But from what I heard from the tv for a brief moment it wasn't too loud and it was up to 25 .  ...  "
comment
" ...  The sound quality is perfect for bedrooms, but maybe not the best for living rooms.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The 50" is perfect for a small apartment if you don't want your WHOLE living room to be taked up by screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Built in speakers are decent quality and can be turned up very loud.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  Came damaged and bent!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The TCL rep agreed that this was a defective piece and I bundled it up and took it to UPS.  ...  "
For Kids
 5
+100%
comment
" ...  My son has used it for gaming, and he loves it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And this one for my other child.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And this one for my other child.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have bought a few of these now, for my kids and for short term rental properties.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My teenage daughter was very pleasantly surprised!  ...  "
As Gift
 4
christmas
+100%
comment
" ...  A gift to myself.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This was a late Christmas gift that was shipped to New York.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Was a gift  ...  "
HDR
 4
tv, 4k, havent, gaming, 43
+100%
comment
" ...  havent tried hdr gaming tho  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wanted a 4k HDR which is what is advertised yet my ps4 says the tv is not HDR.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - It has HDR.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A 43" 4k UHD HDR TV for under $300!?  ...  "
Headphones
 4
headphone, bluetooth
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Also, the headphone output on my set doesn't even work at all. ... The headphone jack is still inoperative.  ...  "
Design
 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It looks great.  ...  "
Controls
 3
volume, remote, mute, roku, menus
+100%
comment
" ...  I especially like the simple remote (power, volume, channel arrows, quick buttons for Netflix and two other apps, but that's really it) and the Roku platform, which makes navigation super easy and intuitive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Love the handset tho, small and simple, resembles a mobile when coming to volume buttons.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Menus are well designed.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
good, gaming, easy
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It is easy to operate and it's fast.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good job TLC keep up the good work.  ...  "
ISP
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I got an Xfinity Cisco router, very fast. ... Go to the gateway .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Setting it up  ...  "
comment
" ...  We have xfinity.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 3
speaker, speakers, remote
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  - Hope TVs come with bluetooth in future for connecting to bluetooth wireless speaker. ... Everything s better with bluetooth!  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can hook it up to a BlueTooth speaker if desired, so more impressive sound can be obtained at a price.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
told, sound, private, coming, call me back
-100%
comment
" ...  Otherwise, the sound coming out of this is almost unbearably tinny and only passable if you're watching the news, talk shows or something like Jeopardy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only issue is on some media, it is difficult to hear.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  32.4 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  1 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
Display Size:  42.5 inches
Type:  LED 
4K
RESOLUTION
42.5 inches
DISPLAY SIZE
LED
TYPE
32.4 meters
SIZE