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TCL - 43" Class - LED - 4 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 876 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV. Pleasantly surprised

    Posted
    DAYRYDER

    I was in the market for a TV because I purchased a gaming system (PS4 Pro) for my daughter and wanted a 4K television so that the graphics and game play were fully supported and realized. I, quite naturally, started looking at the big three: Sony, Samsung and LG. Then considered Sharp, Toshiba and Insignia. Keep in mind, I was trying to get a TV on a budget because I just spent $400+ on a console and it was going in a 14 year old teenager's room. Most of what I looked at from a specs perspective were more or less similar in terms of Toshiba, Sharp, Insignia, Westinghouse, Vizio and LG. One important feature that I wanted was the TV to have 120hz refresh rate to keep up with the speed and graphics of the console. On the recommendation of a friend, I took a look at the TCL line of TVs. He had nothing but good things to say about a 65" he purchased. I saw this particular TV on the shelf and the picture looked very good but I also know that stores tend to run a network or stream content to their TV sets at very high quality so that they look good on the shelf. At $259.99, I figured it was a worth a shot and if I didn't like it, I had a 14 day return policy to fall back on. Unboxing the TV, it was packaged in the box upside down. Not sure if this is the way they all ship but I thought that it was a bit strange. In the box, the remote, TV legs with screws to mount them, electrical cord, instructions and batteries were included. PROS: 1. Plug and play - after you plug it in, menus are self explanatory and walk you thru every step. If you have wireless internet and cable, there are a few more steps and time you're going to need but still pretty easy to do. I didn't hook this TV up to cable but it is hooked up wirelessly to the internet and a coaxial cable is screwed into the back of the TV for local channels. 2. 3 HDMI ports - a lot of TVs in this size category skimp on the amount of ports you get. I have the PS4 plugged into one and a Amazon Fire Stick plugged into the other. I have a extra HDMI cable plugged into it as well and I'll be using that one to plug in her laptop so that she can replicate what's on the screen to the TV CONS: 1. Not a fan of where the VESA mounting holes are placed. The 4 holes are positioned on the lower part of the TV so if you're wall mounting it (which I did), it sits slightly higher on the mount. It's not a jab at the quality of the TV but consider this if you intend to wall mount it. I've done a few TVs before and they tend to have the VESA mounting holes in the center. 2. Finish - Definitely a lot of plastic, which I expected at this price point. I also think that the feet/legs should have been the same color as the TV cabinet. Not sure why they decided to make them silver and the TV black. I wall mounted my TV but this may be something for a nit picky, color matching, interior decorator types to consider. 3. The remote -It's ok. Small, which most are these days. The dedicated buttons for Netflix and Direct Now are cool but it's a bit weird the have the volume buttons on the right side edge of the remote. Buttons aren't backlit either but at this price it's understandable. So there you have it. For those considering this TV, if you need a solid 4K option for an extra room in the house, as a gaming TV or transitioning from an older tube TV or non-smart set, this is a good option. Others that already have 4K TVs or that want a larger TV may want to consider another brand but before doing that, look into the larger sizes TCL sells. They have a few more options at different price points so I would imagine that those TV sets are more feature-rich.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bedroom TV

    Posted
    TimAAAY
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this TV to replace my 7 year old Sony in our bedroom. For the price this really can't be beat. After reviewing other a comparable sets from insignia and Sony and Samsung, this was the only TV of this size that offered a 120 Hz refresh rate at under $300. Is the image as vivid as the Sony's? Absolutely not but it's very close and also not $600 for the same size. Further the roku integration works really well. I especially like the fact that I can use my bt headphones through my phone and it will automatically shut the TV speakers off. That way I can watch late night TV and my wife can sleep. Settings are pretty straightforward. I increase the color a little bit and the sharpness. The only downside I can think of after 2 weeks of use is that it has a very bright light underneath the middle of the TV that controls the remote. However because I can turn the TV on and off with my smart phone, I put a piece of electrical tape over the light and the remote has been in my nightstand drawer since the day it was purchased. In summary, this certainly is not going to replace my LG OLED TV downstairs but for casual bedroom viewing, this "bargain" 4k television has far exceeded my expectations, especially for such a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TCL is my new “Go to” brand!

    Posted
    Jlaw
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this tv because the salesman said TCL had been making TVs for 30 years but that they were just beginning to get noticed. I was unfamiliar with TCL, but interested because of the price. After hearing the sound on the floor model, I was hooked! I think a tv should have a good picture and good sound. I don’t have or want a sound bar or any of that extra sound stuff. I’m not sure why, but many popular TVs have terrible sound! I wanted a tv with good sound - without having to add anything extra. I was so pleased!! This tv has AWESOME sound! I usually keep the volume at 15 (it can go to 50) and it doesn’t sound like it’s coming from a tin can. Besides the sound, this tv is fabulous all the way around! Super picture, great color and cool remote! I love the ease of changing from Netflix back to the antenna, then to streaming, etc. This is my new “Go To” tv brand! This tv is not only amazing, but it is reasonably priced! What’s not to love?! I will definitely buy more TCL TVs!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Bargain TV with plus features....

    Posted
    GiantFan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this as a Black Friday deal, for the Bedroom, replacing my 720P 32" Samsung..... Only thing I could find wrong, with TV is viewing angle....picture does dim to left and right...….but watching from the bed eliminates that problem.... I use a lot of apps with Roku on my other tv's, and with Roku built in, no need to spend money on a Roku device, that would use up one of the HDMI ports...…. Surprised at the complaints of the quality of sound...….the sound out of this is better than my two other Samsung's and LG...... As for the picture quality, better than 720 or 1080, but not quite up to the more expensive models of the same size....but how can you complain about a $200 43" TV, with good sound, decent picture, built in roku, 3 HDMI ports, and 120 motion? Oh, and did I mention it has UHD for $200? Bought a 4K dvd player and the picture just pops out at you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not up to previous TCL tv.

    Posted
    Disappointed
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When I needed to replace my TCL Roku tv, I didn’t hesitate to purchase a newer model. I read the reviews. While it wasn’t rated the highest, various sites extolled the virtues of this tv. I was immediately aware that the color wasn’t very vibrant, but thought I just needed to fine tune it. The viewing angle was so narrow that straight on viewing was the only way to enjoy a good picture. Move a few inches in either direction and the color faded significantly. Didn’t want to go through the hassel of taking it down and returning it, but after Just over two weeks of watching it, the picture suddenly went haywire! Maybe this particular tv was defective. Long story short, checked the same model in the store—saw the same viewing angle issue. Best Buy generously offered me a full in-store credit. I used it toward the purchase of a Samsung model and am extremely happy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    VERY NARROW VIEWING ANGLE

    Posted
    Thoughtful

    Replacing a 10 year old (but working) 32" JVC LCD. That TV is better than this one except for the lack of smart tech. I thought I did my research but I was wrong. The viewing angle of this TV is VERY VERY narrow. DO NOT BUY THIS unless you are planning to sit directly in front of it. If you are, then you'll enjoy it. Otherwise, this set is very nice, especially for the price. I guess that extra $30 for a more familiar name is worth it. Really dissappointed and its going back soon. Something else to look into for the whole class of sets. Check the width between the stands. These are supported by 2 widely set feet, rather than a center pole. If you are putting it on top of something, make sure its wide enough. That dimension is probably only on the manufacturer web site - or measure in the store....and observe the view angle. These TCLs probably have to be turned off in the store to sell.......dont let TCL USA fool you - made in China I miss plasmas..........

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing value for the price

    Posted
    xamaryllix
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    TCL is a brand that came out of seemingly nowhere and quickly became a staple in the value category. This particular 43" display is much nicer than it's price suggests, and offers amazing color and clarity vs. even more expensive models from LG and Samsung. My only complaint is that the panel lighting is a bit uneven, but unless you're looking for issues, you'll love every minute with this TV. My unit came perfect out of the box with no dead pixels or technical issues. My wife and I have been using this TV for nearly 2 months now and so far the built-in Roku has been a great feature as well. We are able to stream 4k content from Wi-Fi and it looks amazing. Couldn't recommend this product enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed :(

    Posted
    Andree
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was so excited to upgrade from my 32 inch to a 43 inch and also move from the roku USB to a roku TV. Set up was super easy. However, 1 week in and I started experiencing audio issues. First the audio was dragging (slow motion) but the picture was normal speed. I had to power down and plug it out several times. Now tonight, I am watching and is well, then the audio started to lag behind the speed. I had to plug the TV out AGAIN, then when I powered on, now there was no sound whatsoever. I had to keep doing this several times. I am sooooo upset and disappointed. Such an inconvenience and I hope this does not happen when I am hosting guests as it would be so embarrassing. I bought this TV less than a month ago and already wish I made another choice

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TCLExpert

      Hello Andree,

      We're sorry to hear that you seem to be experiencing some trouble with the audio on your TV. This is definitely not normal for one of our TVs. We would like to look into this so that we can better understand what you are seeing. We'd like to gather more information to see if we can isolate what is occurring, and better understand the behavior of the TV. Please reach out to us at tclsocial@tcl.com with your contact information and reference this review, and someone will get back to you right away.

      Thank you,

      Sara
      TCL Customer Support

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good picture, with a weird quirk

    Posted
    matilija
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I just got this TV earlier today, set it up, and everything looks good....except there is one dead pixel just the right of dead center and it's a bit annoying when it's a light screen, I'm going to call BB tomorrow to see if they would exchange it due to the annoying dead pixel.(if it were off to the side or near and edge of the screen, I probably wouldn't have even noticed, but it's just in a bad location) On top of that, I'm a bit annoyed by the osm, if I'm hooked to a 4k source and open up the OSM, it causes the screen to glitch, the glitching goes away as soon as I close the menu, but it's just a weird quirk. All that said, the colors are great, the picture is plenty bright, and the whole picture looks great outside of that one annoying dead pixel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, great picture for the price.

    Posted
    SarahSou
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this TV for my mother whose only request was for a SmartTV in order to access applications such as Netflix. She's not technically inclined so the TCL was probably the best choice for her because of the Roku interface. It shows all the connected inputs and apps on the home menu. The remote is small and uncluttered with the home button located on top and center. It is also a 2160p TV so the image quality is good, much better than other TV's in the same size and price range. My mother was blown away by the image quality and commented on how amazing it was to be able to see what a person's face actually looks like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You get a lot for the price

    Posted
    Germ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Pretty good TV for the price. The roku operating system is excellent with tons of available free and subscription based apps. A lot of reviews regarding the lack of picture range are correct unfortunately. If you're not viewing the screen dead on center the color and clarity do fade a bit. But outside of that it has a nice picture. And if you want to to experience the 4K difference, make sure you have access to true 4K content. And as for High Dynamic Range (HDR) with this set, I guess if you're viewing supported content there is a slight upgrade in picture quality. One big downfall for me is there is no Bluetooth compatibility. So don't plan on connecting a speaker or soundbar via Bluetooth or you're gonna be Supremely disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You get a little more than you pay for it

    Posted
    TuonelaNC
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's not a superb TV, but I would say it is good value for the money. Positives: Extremely light and the bezel/frame is very small - it's pretty much 100% TV. Picture quality/color looks good - no issues I can see with "banding" or "vignette". Set-up was simple. The Roku system is one that I really like. Value for money seems excellent. Negatives: Remote feels like a cheap piece of junk (my other Roku remote, that came with the Roku stick, feels better). Sound quality is so-so. The viewing angle thing is real - it looks great if you're sitting in front, but if you're too far out of the perfect line of sight, the image quality plummets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cheap TV

    Posted
    jab82
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Cheap in price - not in quality. I had 12 year old vizio finally go out and needed a quick, affordable replacement. I went with TCL because I'd recently bought a 55" TCL 4K (the 607 or something) that was recommended by rtings.com as a gaming tv and was very impressed with it. I can't rave enough about Roku and when I needed a simply, basic TV for the office that was a big part of the decision. TCL makes very good quality TVs at affordable prices. I'm happy with both TVs. It all depends on reason (live TV, gaming, movies, etc.) for purchase and I highly recommend the rtings.com website. But if you just need a simple TV for a spare room / office that only gets used occasionally, this is a great choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor sound quality

    Posted
    JKSpeaks
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    You get what you pay for! Things I like: 1. TV setup was a breeze. Things I DON'T like: 1. Sound quality is horrible. Tried changing the settings from Normal to speech to theatre to everything possible. You just can't hear clearly if you are in a large open room with wall at the back. 2. No ON/OFF button on TV. 3. Cannot change channels or volume on TV as there are no buttons. Everything is on the remote. 4. Lot of plastic. Fingerprint magnet. As I said, you get what you pay for. 5. Screen quality is very average or poor especially on well lit conditions. I have not figured out the UHD thing yet. Looks like a standard HD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TCLExpert

      Hi JKSpeaks,

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This TV actually does have a physical power button and physical volume buttons located on the TV itself. The physical power button is located under the status light you can see on the front of the TV. Right under the TCL logo you will feel 3 buttons; the middle button should be the power button with volume buttons on either side. There are options available to adjust the picture settings to better fit your personal preference. You can access the Options menu on the TV by pressing the asterisk (*) button on your remote while watching content. Additionally, you can access expert picture settings by downloading the free Roku mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. The Roku mobile app works as a remote and allows you to access additional features like voice search, private listening, advanced picture settings, and more. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,

      Sara
      TCL Customer Support

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Value and Smart Features Worth Using!

    Posted
    rghartz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Even when not on sale, this TV is an amazing value. I've been using it now for 6 months and have run into zero technical issues. The built in Roku functionality is as good as a separate set-top box and really helps to reduce clutter. I have been using it primarily with HBO Now and Netflix and 99% of the time I can watch things at amazing clarity with no buffering. I also appreciate that this TV has 3 distinct HDMI ports over the average 2. My only complaint is that the lighting on the panel is a bit uneven, but you can barely tell unless you're looking for it. Also, great response times for gaming! I'm able to play PS4 Pro and SNES Classic on this thing with such low input lag it almost feels like a CRT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So I'm a convert

    Posted
    KateO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    At first I thought I was not going to be going with a TCL, but I kept reading good reviews for this fairly new brand. Then we went to Best Buy and spoke with a very knowledgeable representative in electronics. We discussed the merits of a few brands, but when it came right down to it, this TV, TCL - 43" Class - LED - 4 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV, checked all the boxes for me, plus it was on sale. I have had it for several weeks and am extremely pleased with its performance. Great picture, pretty good sound, love that I get a great selection of TV shows and movies without paying for cable. This is good. I recommend this brand and can personally vouch for this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tv for the price!

    Posted
    Movielover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have owned this television for over a month and I love it! Picture quality is good, sound quality is good, works well as a smart tv. For the price, this is a great television. Indeed, in my opinion, it is superior to all other TVs in its price range and many other more expensive ones (and I spent more time than I care to admit comparing the options prior to purchasing this television). The only negative is that the range of its ability to pick up a WiFi signal could be wider, but this can be alleviated by WiFi boosters so not a major problem. I have no regrets concerning this purchase and would definitely recommend this television to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing TV for this price point

    Posted
    Lose2win
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this TV to replace a 2007 Sony Full HD tv. For this price point, nothing else is better. The Roku OS is great, smooth. Picture quality at 1080 and 4K are great. Used mostly for PS4 and Directv. HDR on PS4 games is an improvement over SDR, but I do not have a PS4 Pro to take advantage of 4K HDR output. 4K 60 FPS YouTube videos are amazing. Backlight is not as bright as others, so this tv in a bright room will take some settings adjustment. Don’t expect the PQ of a high end Sony or Samsung. 100% recommended for this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV but Broke on Day 2.

    Posted
    Gilburger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I actually really like the TV but the power cord was apparently broke when we received it. We thought our outlet was bad because the TV kept clicking on and off so we moved it to a different outlet....but it continued to happen. Upon further review, the power cord was broken where it plugs into the TV. I don’t think I should have to order one online for $40 and a replacement cord is not available on Best Buy website and I have had no luck getting ahold of Best Buy. Tried the phone number and waited on hold for 45 minutes and had to finally hang up and I can’t find an email address to send my replacement request to. So...nice TV, just doesn’t work well without power.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TCLExpert

      We are truly sorry that you are having issues with your TV. We would like to look into it for you and make sure you are a satisfied customer at the end of the day. Our Customer Advocacy Team in California is here to help. Please reach out to us at tclusasupport@tcl.com with your contact information and reference this review, and someone will get back to you right away.

      Thanks,

      TCL Support

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 4K TV... for the money.

    Posted
    DanAlphabet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very excited to get a 4K TV, and I was not disappointed. The excitement wore off quickly once I realized that the cable TV I was watching was not in 4K, neither was my Xbox, nor my laptop. Granted, the TV made everything look better, it was just not for me. If you don't plan on playing 4K games on a 4K console, or renting 4K movies all the time, then a 4K TV might be overkill. Plus, if I was to get a 4K TV, I would save up some more money and get one of the higher end models, because that is where you will see a remarkable difference. Again, for the money and for the right person this TV is great. Just not for me at this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend