TCL - 43" Class - LED - 5 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV

Stream web content and television shows seamlessly with this TCL Roku TV. This 43-inch television delivers 4K UHD for an immersive, lifelike experience, while the 120Hz Clear Motion Index keeps up with high-action movies and video games. With three HDMI inputs, this TCL Roku television is ready for incorporation with home theater setups.

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$349.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Batteries
  • Owner's manual
  • Remote control
  • Stand
  • TCL 43" Class - LED - 5 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 18)

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Features


Dolby Vision HDR

Provides images with superior color, contrast and brightness, so all your favorite movies, shows and games come to life in stunning clarity.

Wide Color Gamut with NBP Photon technology

Delivers a vibrant and rich color palette and produces images with superior color, contrast and brightness.

HDR Dynamic Contrast

Advanced technology offers striking contrast for brighter whites and darker blacks.

HDR Pro Gamma

Details remain visible in any environment - from the darkest home theater to the brightest sun-lit living rooms.

iPQ Engine

Precision color performance tailored to deliver accurate color reproduction and optimized DCI-P3 color space coverage.

Roku Smart TV

Roku TV offers access to stream 500,000+ movies and TV episodes from one simple, intuitive interface.

42.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.

Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV

With an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.

Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

Stream shows, movies, games and more with the TV's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions

They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.

Advanced TV sound

Two 8W main channel speakers.

3 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

High-speed HDMI delivers up to 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.

Enjoy the picture from multiple angles

178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles provide a clear picture for viewers seated near the side of the screen.

1 USB input

Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB device.

Manage the viewing experience for your kids

The built-in V-chip lets you block content based on program ratings and check ratings of unfamiliar programs.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


Overall customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great performance at an unbeatable price

    Posted
    Breakdancefight
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    As an enthusiast in all things display tech I have heard lofty promises and to good to be true specs before, but the TCL delivers something I didn’t think possible with very little compromise. Let’s get the “bad” out of the way. The 5 series won’t be winning any awards for its design. This doesn’t mean that it is an unattractive display by any stretch, but little thought was likely put into it’s design. Simple black brushed metal frame, glossy black crows feet stand and a simple Roku remote to navigate it’s smart hub and semi-limited picture setting menu. My first suggestion if you have calibration tools or like to really tinker and fine tune your display the Roku app for Apple/Android is a must. You will have calibration tools to adjust noise reduction, gamma and complete control over the color management system. If you aren’t interested in tinkering than the Movie preset is the most accurate out of the box. It may be a little dim and two reddish orange for some, so the normal mode is likely a better option that prefer a cooler image without being overly blue. I currently own the Sony X900E and Samsung KS8500, so I have a baseline for what near perfect motion, excellent HDR and low input lag gaming can be. I don’t own any meters or pro calibration gear, but comparing the three models in my home here are a few observations. 1: Static contrast is likely around 2000:1-4000:1 2:Peak brightness 300-400nit (KS8500 can reach 1000+nit) 3:Input lag is imperceptible across any picture setting in and out of game mode (15-20ms) 4:Motion is some the best I have seen for a VA based panel showing little to no unnatural blur, no judder (30-60hz content) and no smearing/overdrive trailing during panning shots in game in darker areas. 5:Uniformity is great for an edge lit display, while not perfect. White slides will reveal some vertical banding and minor dirty screen effect, but very little during normal content. 6:This is likely am 8 bit panel w/FRC (dithering) to simulate a 10 bit panel, but there is no color banding normally found in 8 bit panels. Color gradation and transitions are smooth and pleasing to the eye. I shopped for over a month for a new display since I was downsizing due to size restrictions. I had considered 32”-40” monitors that offered some of features and display size I was looking for to take advantage of the Xbox/Pro, but for almost double what I paid for the TCL they weren’t as appealing to me. TCL: Wide color gamut:check HDR10 and Dolby vision support:check Low input lag for gaming:check Great motion:check Plenty of calibration options:check If you are interested I can recommend checking out the TCL 5 series and if a little unsure of a relatively unknown brand it is less than $40 for a 2 year geek squad warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    Posted
    Greg

    + All 3 HDMI ports support 4K w/ HDR. + HDMI Port 3 has ARC support. + 10 bit panel (No color banding, excellent reproduction) + Low Latency with no ghosting. + HDR & Dolby Vision Support. + No dead/stuck pixels and no backlight bleeding. (This impressed me the most) + Roku OS built in. There is no other TV OS that's even close at the moment. - Off-Axis viewing will result in color shifting. (For example, Orange will become Yellow) - Roku OS is not as smooth as it should be. When navigating menus it lags behind and isn't as responsive as my Roku Streaming Stick. - Similar to last years model, You will need to change your "HDMI Mode" to HDMI 2.0 to enable HDR on your gaming consoles/PC. By now, this should've been fixed. It should be automatic. - Remote is IR, not WiFI Direct. Direct line of sight is required. - Without proper testing equipment, I would guess the max brightness to be 300-350 nits. So your HDR experience will suffer. - No Local Dimming. While I can understand this Panel not having 96 zones like the new 6-series will, It would've been nice for at least 10? - You will have to turn the TV upside down to install the feet. Vizio has a much better implementation that they should've copied. - 60hz Panel with "Clear Motion Index" making this "120hz effective." At least the soap opera effect isn't noticeable to me. If it was, I would've returned it immediately. I know that's a lot of dislikes, but I am not blinded by the fact this TV is only $350. If you're really an HDR snob, wait for the 6-series, it will be released May 1st. If great color and 4k resolution is most important, this is a must buy. It's crazy just how good bargain base TV's are these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best value for money

    Posted
    Nik49
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just got it delivered yesterday and spent the whole evening testing it. I currently own a Samsung Full HD 32" TV. So, that's my reference when comparing ++++Pros: Price obviously. Roku Tv. Dolby Vision & HDR. But, not noticeable difference between them Youtube(HDR) & Netflix(Dolby Vision) native apps are working great. Tv supports Dolby Atmos. Thinner than expected. Thin bezels Game mode 2 HDMI ports + 1 HDMI with ARC Displays logo on top right if content is HDR or Dolby Vision Image brighter than previous TCL 43S405 ----Cons For some reason i can get Prime Video only in Full HD(1080p). I am not sure if it's an issue in the app which might get fixed in future or Amazon uses different HDR technology which TCL doesn't support at all. Though speakers are good enough for my bedroom, I am not sure if they are loud enough for living room No Bass at all. Even in high bass setting Except "Picture Mode: Movie" all other modes looks VERY HIGHLY saturated while watching low Resolution content 480p(SD) or 720p(HD) my old Samsung was considerably better looking. Might be an issue with upscaling "Dynamic Contrast" option in settings feels like a Gimmick Verdict : Still gonna keep it just for price, Dolby Vision & Atmos support Recommendation: Get a sound bar(preferably with Atmos support ) along with this. Ask me if u want ant other info

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TCLExpert

      Glad you’re enjoying the TV! You should know that with Amazon,they offer numerous titles in both HDR and Dolby Vision. You must scroll to the specific catagory of 4k and HDR rows. If you select the title in the wrong row, you’ll get the standard 1080p version. Hope that helps, TCL USA Support

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible bang for the buck

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

    If you take the S515 for what it is at the given price, you simply cannot be disappointed. I use it primarily for gaming. I would NOT recommend this TV if you can spend $500+ and can fit $49" and above. At that point you can just get a 6-series TCL which is WAAAY better. The build quality is quite good despite being plastic. Its a reeaally good plastic. Stand is sturdy. The ROKU OS is wonderful. It was only say about 2 years ago where you had to spend $650+ for today's entry level 4k and software experience. And this TV does it for $350. The image is surprisingly good if you are staring straight at it. Not good from an angle. The blacks have a very weak emphasis and depending on you, you may need to increase the gamma which in turn will reduce the accuracy of other colors. Personally i kept the gamma as is and simply increased the brightness. Local dimming would of sure as heck made this TV a lot better. If you are looking for a big accurate screen get a 1440p monitor! HDR just like the S405 makes the image much darker but the S515 seems to remedy that issue with better brightness. But it does make a positive subtle difference overall. Makes the colors look a wee bit more natural. Speakers are well....passable. They are good enough for a bedroom setting.I actually prefer my $20 logitech speakers that i hooked up though. So yes, in conclusion, nothing quite beats the value of this TV at $350 unless you go for an older S405 which is really almost the same as the S515. Differences mainly lie in the backlight vs edge-lit, and difference in brightness. Everything else, like sound and image quality can nearly matched by calibration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Near-perfect 4K PC monitor (forget HDR, though)

    Posted
    YouIdiot

    I'm using this as a PC monitor (exclusively, though I might buy a 4K Blu-ray player at some point down the road), and thus far, though I had to return the first unit due to a dead green sub-pixel (the replacement is perfect), it's been flawless in this capacity (at 4K/60Hz/RGB [444]). Rtings.com recently posted their review (517--same television, different remote); there's not much I can add to what they wrote, except to emphasize that as they indicated, it simply isn't bright enough for HDR (content looks better, to me, in SDR [HDR disabled]). That said, there are no 4K monitors on the market, to my knowledge, that are even HDR-capable, let alone bright enough for it (300 candela seems to be standard, and it's sufficient for SDR content). (If HDR content doesn't hurt your eyes, the panel isn't bright enough. :) [I'd put that at around 1000 candela.]) Note: 28"-32" will not suffice for 4K resolution; you must buy a 40"+ panel (40-50" is where you want to be), and this one fits the bill perfectly. Give it a chance, but scan it for dead pixels upon receipt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TCL 4K TV

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

    You know, if you're sitting on the fence on whether to buy this TV or not, just buy it. I was waiting to buy a Sony, which would have cost over twice as much, and I decided I could wait no more. The picture quality on this TV is awesome. True, it's not a Sony or LG OLED display, but who cares? I'm glad I purchased this TV, and you will like it just as much as I have. The only thing negative is, like others, I'm not a big fan of the remote control. But, you get used to it. Games on the Xbox One X and Playstation 4 Pro look awesome, as does my PC, as this is my main computer display. Graphics and text are nice and crisp. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Was Waiting For!

    Posted
    John
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    While waiting for the new TCL 6 series to arrive, I came across the TCL 43S515 for $349 with HDR and Dolby Vision. I've been wanting an affordable 4K television for a bedroom that could replace a 12 year old Samsung plasma. The new TCL 5 series line definitely delivers! While not perfect (no dimming zones, remote is not great), it looks great in the room, easy to set up, the Roku interface is excellent, and it has a clear, crisp picture. I have an Xbox One X hooked up to it, and the games look beautiful! For $349, it's an absolute steal, and no surprise that it's currently sold out. Now I'm eagerly anticipating the 6 series for the living room!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy this Tv

    Posted
    Greg
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my first 4k tv. I was very impressed with the picture quality. Great colors and very little motion blur. Only noticed blur on lower quality video. HD and 4K look great. No soap opera effect.The HDR is good. I can see a difference in colors and clarity, especially when playing enhanced games on the PS4 and streaming. I am very pleased with my purchase, also for $350 you can not match this tv. Compared to other tv with the same features at double the price this is a steal...

    I would recommend this to a friend



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