TCL - 55" Class - LED - 4 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV

Watch shows with the enhanced clarity of 4K Ultra HD on this TCL LED TV. Its Ultra HD technology delivers lifelike images and accurate colors, and it has a dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet port for connectivity. This TCL LED TV provides access to streaming services, gaming devices and other accessories via its easy-to-use interface.

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    • TCL 55" Class - LED - 4 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1123 out of 1175)

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    Features


    Roku Smart TV

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

    4K Creative Pro Upscaling

    Allows you to view your favorite HD content in near 4K quality.

    54.6" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

    Large enough to provide an immersive experience for everyone in the room.

    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.

    120Hz Clear Motion Index effective refresh rate

    Enjoy high-speed action with good motion clarity.

    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.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    3.5

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Tale of Two TVs: 900E vs S405

      Posted
      KGrinols
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      There are two ways to review this TV. The first is relative to its price and the second is independently of price. For its price this is a 5 star TV, but compared to the alternatives it's a 4 star TV, maybe 3.5 stars depending on where you set your standards. For me I'm comparing directly to a Sony 900E. Widely regarded as the best LCD TV of 2017, the 900E is almost an unfair comparison for the TCL. But if you're here trying to make an educated decision and like me trying to decide whether the extra money is worth it, then this is the review you want to read. I purchased the Sony 55" 900E on Black Friday for $999. I purchased the TCL 55" S405 one month later for $399. So what does an extra $600 get you? Much blacker blacks, whiter whites, more vivid colors, a wider range of colors across a gradient, less bleeding and blooming, and far better uniformity across the screen on single color images. First, allow me to say I calibrated both TVs to the exact specs recommended by Rtings.com, put them side by side, and played the exact same Youtube 4k Ultra HD videos on them simultaneously while comparing any differences I could find. Blacker Blacks: Exactly as it sounds, when a black background was on the screen, with a small logo in the center of the screen like GoPro, the 900E has blatantly blacker blacks. The TCL can only get down to a dark grey. This will be most noticeable on the screens that are dominated by a single dark color in the background. In movies that have a lot of dark scenes, this will also come into play, and in a side by side test, will look pretty bad. This is the most noticeable deficit the TCL has to the Sony, and will be visible with the naked eye, even to casual viewers. Whiter whites: Again, exactly the way it sounds, when the 4k video shows you a snow covered mountain range, you can tell the Sony's whites are a bright white and very clean. The whites on the TCL have a yellowish hint or hue to them, but this isn't nearly as noticeable as the blacks mentioned above. Without this TV side by side with another to compare, you might never notice this, and honestly you can alter the 'temperature' of the TV from 'Warm' to 'Cool' to get whiter whites, but you usually sacrifice skin tones when doing this it seems. More Vivid Colors: The Sony may be cheating here, as when I put these TVs side by side, I could argue the Sony over-saturates its colors. The TCL's reds and greens seem faded comparatively. Honestly, I actually think there could be a happy medium between these two, with more pop than the TCL, but less saturation than the Sony. In fact, if someone told me they felt the TCL was more 'accurate' to real life nature scenes, I wouldn't disagree. Altering the Red/Green Tint balance on the TCL forces you to sacrifice one for the other, unable to make both more vivid. Adjusting the 'Color' slider can definitely improve the greens, but it starts making reds look pinkish the higher you go, and you lose some depth. Wider color gradients: I didn't really notice this until a sunset or sunrise video came onto the screen, so consider this minimal. But the Sony was much better at showing you a more colorful gradient transition when a sunset faded from purple, to red, to orange, to yellow, etc. Whereas the TCL felt like it just didn't have the same range of color, it would often appear it was just missing some colors. On a sunrise the TCL would almost appear as a full white light, versus the Sony where you could see the white center, yellow outer, and so on. Blooming: Because the TCL can't get as dark as the Sony, it means that when there's a bright spot on the screen, it effects more area around that specific spot. Think of a Moon in the night sky, the Sony will show you a crisp moon on a very dark background. The TCL will show you the moon, with some lighting around it, because it simply can't reach the same black levels as the Sony, so the immediate area around the moon will look dark grey instead of black. Bleeding: The Sony is Full Array and the TCL is Edge Lit, so this isn't really fair, but if you want to know what you're paying for with the Sony, or sacrificing with the TCL, this is the technical aspect. An Edge lit TV gets it's light source from the Edge of the TV, this means that you'll see what appears like bright spots, or splotchy-ness on the TV. Most noticeable around the edges of the TV where the light source is coming from. This goes hand in hand with the next topic... Uniformity: Because the light comes from the edges of the TCL rather than from directly behind the TV like the Sony, it means it's incredibly difficult for the screen to look consistent across the TV. This is really only an issue when displaying screens that are the same color for a vast majority of the screen. Consider when Netflix is loading, that Red Screen, with just the Netflix logo in the center. On the Sony that Red Background is the same shade of Red no matter where you look on the screen. However on the TCL you can definitely see that the TV is unable to produce the same color consistently from edge to center. This doesn't really matter for a lot of regular TV or movie watching though, as those type of screens are rare, or at least only displayed momentarily when transitioning between scenes most likely. It's without question that the Sony 900E is a better quality TV across the board. So why 4 stars for the TCL? Because the TCL is $600 cheaper than the Sony, and if you never put them side by side for direct comparison, the TCL is a great TV independent of price, and an amazing TV for the price. The only real concern listed that will noticeably impact your watching experience is the black issues in my opinion. There's a reason OLED TV's are the cream of the crop right now, and it's because they have the blackest blacks in the game. In a lot of movies, there are so many dark scenes these days, and the clarity of these scenes struggles when your blacks are the same colors are the dark grays that the movie is trying to display. In my personal opinion I would not want the TCL to be my main TV for my living room or family room, which is where I watch all of my movies. BUT as a spare or guest room TV, a TV for your kids, or your bedroom, or in my case a second TV specifically for gaming, the TCL is the smarter choice. We, or at least I, often get caught up in wanting the best of the best, the latest and greatest, and when you're at the store you see everything side by side so you can easily spot the differences. Once you get your TV home, there is no longer a comparison point. Your eyes will adapt to what you buy, and you'll never remember the colors of the TV that was next to it at the store. For the vast majority of people looking for a good budget TV, I can easily recommend the TCL S405 for you. If you're a pixel peeper, heavy movie watcher, or home theater enthusiast, then you'll likely want to spend a bit more and invest in a higher quality set. The Sony 900E has noticeable upgrades over the TCL, but those upgrades won't be worth it to everyone, and a few of them won't even be noticeable if you never set it next to a TV that costs twice as much. If you set the 900E next to an LG B7, some of the same concerns could potentially arise, but it's another $500 jump in price. You get what you pay for. The TCL is worth every penny, but so is the Sony 900E. If price is your largest deciding factor, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the TCL. If picture quality is your largest deciding factor, the TCL can't quite keep up with the high end TVs currently available.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      5 star for Price Category

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

      I try to review things based on the category in which I purchased them and the price. I also factor in my use case. In this case this is going into a 10x12 living room for primary viewing, and it sits facing a window. My parents (60 somethings) will be using this tv. This TV was on sale and the price was $430 out the door. At $430 for a 55" TV you will not find a better value across the board. Negatives first as these may be deal breakers for some HDR - It can process an HDR signal, it however actually looks worse than 4k content without HDR as the TV does not get bright enough with HDR on and it doesn't have a wide color gamut to have any benefit. At $430 on sale or even $460 when it is not on sale you cannot expect true HDR. However I listed as a negative since it is marketed as an HDR TV. I cannot find any other negatives for the TV as of now. Positives ROKU Interface - Very slick, very easy to use, navigation is a breeze and it is very responsive. My parents sometimes struggle with figuring out what input goes to what. ROKU makes this easier, when you label an input it doesnt say HDMI1, 2 any longer. It looks like an app and says CABLE BOX, BLU RAY PLAYER, VIDEO GAME CONSOLE, etc etc. It also shows you what is playing on that device at that time. My parents always know how to get back to CABLE because it says cable box and gives a preview of what is on the cable box. The apps are also very bright, and easy to find. Remote: Again keeping my parents in mind, the remote is very simplified with few buttons, and shortcuts to netflix and amazon. Simple is good Input lag: My parents could care less about this but I gave it a whirl anyhow, this tv is awesome for gaming. If you are looking for a TV and you care about lag first and foremost, I would look at this TCL first and foremost. 720 picture - Looks pretty good, fairly vibrant, isnt too "soft" 9/10 1080 - Very good 10/10 4k - 10/10 Judder - There is no judder one blu rays, I am sensitive to Judder and there is none from this source. There is a very faint amount of judder on cable sources, again mind you I am sensitive to it so you may not see it Overall if you are keeping your expectations in line, the size for the cost and absolutely do not want to spend $500 and up for a 55" TV I would be hard pressed to recommend anything else over the TCLS405

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hands down the best budget 4k TV!

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

      So i bought this TV from a best buy store near me a week before thanksgiving. It was at a sale price of 400 and i decided not to wait till Black Friday because the 55 inch were not included in the crazy discounts of Blackfriday. And I wanted it quick! Now about the TV. This is a beautifully made 4k tv with excellent picture quality. The Roku system it comes with is absolutely incredible and that alone adds tremendous points in favor of this TV as compared to other smart TVs. The roku app on your phone lets you type into Youtube apps or other apps thru your phone and also has a remote feature. the TV itself does come with a remote too. You can also have a bluetooth headphone connected to your phone and then route the audio of your TV only to your headphones(Note that this does not work for devices connected via HDMI cable such as a cable box but It WILL work for the apps in the TV such as netflix, youtube, plex etc). Roku comes with tremendous amount of apps in its channel store and you can also add many private channels by looking them up online and adding a code into your online roku account, which will in turn install the channel in your TV. The setup of the TV is really easy. It does support ethernet and wifi both. It supports 5Ghz band wifi too but i had to set my router to 5Ghz channel 48 instead of setting it in auto to detect the faster wifi instead of just the 2.4ghz regular wifi, if you have a dual band router. The picture quality and sound quality is great for me. I am not a TV expert and sure, there maybe TVs with even better picture quality, but i watched a bunch of 4k movies on this one and even when i stood right near the TV, it felt as if i could just walk into the TV because it seemed so real! I am more than satisfied, I am very happy with the picture quality. The audio sometimes need to be set high on my cable box but I think that issue is with the cable box and not the TV. The Roku system is so good that i can't praise it enough. I can easily mirror my laptop or youtube from my phone onto the TV without having to change inputs for the chromecast. It automatically switches whenever i connect to the Roku through my phone or my laptop. You can even cast websites from your iphone with various Roku compatible apps on the App store. I can even use my APPLE WATCH as a REMOTE by using an app that can also be added into your apple watch!! Its incredible! The TV also autoupdates the Roku system. One improvement i would recommend would be adding a web browser which this TV does not have. If you don't want to spend a fortune but want a great looking picture on your TV then THIS IS THE ONE TO BUY! you will not be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding feature-loaded TV

      Posted
      KB4MTO
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      When I saw the price of this TV, my first reaction was to keep on looking. I had never heard of TCL, and a 55" 4K Smart TV with built-in Roku for $399.00 seemed like a misprint. I researched TCL and was surprised to find out they are the 3rd largest TV manufacturer in the world and has been in business since the 80's. I read reviews of this TV from many different places, and overwhelmingly people loved it. I went to Best Buy to look at it and was impressed. I bought it, took it home, and haven't looked back yet. Setup of this TV was very easy. The picture is very sharp, and the audio from the TV beats my Samsung hands down. With built-in Roku, it is an amazing deal. I am using my Harmony remote to control all functions of this TV, and so far, I haven't had to teach the remote any commands. This TV is in the Harmony database. I purchased a Mohu HD indoor antenna and plugged it into the TV. It scanned for channels and in about 3 minutes provided over 60 channels with perfect picture. I was able to easily hide channels I didn't want, and rename the others to a more understandable label. This week I am adding a 32GB USB thumb drive to the back, and this will allow for up to 90 minutes of pause/fast forward on live TV. This is an awesome feature. This TV is awesome. The picture is outstanding, setup is easy, and rivals smart TV's costing 2 - 3 times as much. My only complaint would be that the feet aren't as sturdy as I would like them to be. That being said, I have had no problems with the stability of the TV. I would definitely recommend this TV.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV for gaming!

      Posted
      Witt10

      With the recent release of the Xbox One X, it got me looking into gaming in 4K. I already had a good setup on my Xbox One and Samsung 50" 1080p TV that is less than 2 years old. I picked up an Xbox One S (4K up scaling) for cheap and paired it with this TV to see if the 4K hype is worth it for total setup of roughly $500. I've had this TV for a little over a week now and I am honestly impressed with the image quality. It looks phenomenal on my Xbox One S, the amount of details enhanced is crazy in addition to darker blacks and lighter brights.There is no input lag issues whatsoever for me personally on games like COD WWII, Halo 5, and Forza 7. They all look amazing in 4K. One feature I especially like is the Roku that is built into the TV because the navigation from app to app or changing inputs is so fast and simple. Even though I typically would access my apps through my Xbox before, not anymore. The sound quality is up to par with most other flat screen TVs these days. I personally use Turtle Beach headphones for gaming and have a sound bar so I don't use it much anyways. I watch all my sports through apps which works quite well, however I didn't notice a huge difference between my older Samsung and this TV for this use but it's still very good. I noticed when watching hockey it doesn't get super bright like my Samsung does in dynamic (brightest) mode so it doesn't really pop from a bnghtness standpoint but I've found that not to be an issue for any uses of the TV other than me comparing the two in this example. Overall, I think the upgrade to 4K (for my uses) is worth it and this TV is the best bang for the buck if you are looking for a 4K HDR entry level TV on a budget. I did a ton of research prior to purchasing and read a lot of great things about this TV despite not being well known brand but so far my experience has been very good like most others.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Purchase!

      Posted
      Jonb
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I visited Best Buy on Thanksgiving looking to cheaply upgrade our older, 42" living room TV. Despite a sales rep raving about the TCL, brand loyalty and recognition led me to stick with the $399 Samsung 6300 50" I was already holding on to. Once home, not only did I find that the 50" is not a big upgrade from 42", but the Samsung had few issues to which I needed to return it (input button not working, couldn't connect to wifi). I spent the rest of the night researching the biggest and best TV black Friday had to offer in the $300-500 range, and found that the TCL was consistently getting high ratings. The next morning, I swapped the the Samsung for the TCL, and I've a happy camper since. If you are looking to buy on a budget like I was and can get over a sort of generic looking "TCL" logo at the bottom, I really think you'd be hard pressed to find a superior 55" TV in the $400 price range ($379 in my case). The colors are great and 4k video looks amazing. I haven't learned all the technical aspects of today's TV's, but I know I enjoy the picture more than the Samsung (in all fairness, I could not access apps or my Firestick to test the 4k). I have ample HDMI inputs (compared to only 2 with the Samsung). And just to be clear, I'm not hating on Samsung as much as I am touting the prowess of the TCL. I gather that one I bought was their "entry level" UHD TV, I will likely still consider the brand again when I'm ready to sell out some $$$$ on a more high end TV. As mentioned on other reviews, if quality is your aim then yes, there is better to be bought, but if you're seeking a solid TV on limited budget, you can't go wrong here. My only downsides with this TV is that with the nature of the remote, I have to keep other remotes close by as well, and I do wish I could control the soundbar through the TV (according to a reviewer, it can be done, maybe brand specific).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Value for the Money

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

      I have a TCL55US57 (no longer making) that I bought in Feb 2017 and I just bought this TCL55S405. It is not a true 120hz refresh rate like the 55US57, but is close in comparison with this TV. Some reviews come down hard on this point (the refresh rate), but I don't think it is that significant as to deter people from getting this TV. I also have a SONY 65" 4K (120hz naive refresh) and a Insignia 50" 4K (60hz native refresh) NS-50DR620NA18 as well. It is better than the Insignia, but not as good as the Sony. However, I paid $1100 for the Sony and $399 for the TCL. The color and maximizing the backlighting make up for this deficiency on the TCL55S405. It is a great TV for those on a budget or don't want to spend a lot of money. I love the ROKU feature and wish more TV manufacturers had this capability. I don't have cable or satellite TV. I stream with ROKU. I watch a lot of sports and you will like this TV for this purpose. The TV does a good job of up-scaling shows and sports from 1080 to 2160 (or getting as close to 2160 as possible).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      TCL 55"4K Ultra HD Roku TV

      Posted
      Fusion

      We picked up a TCL 55" 4K last week. We absolutely love it. We replaced a 10 year old Toshiba 42" Regenza with 120 refresh rate. Although this unit does not have true 120 refresh, you hardly notice unless you are trying to with a side by side compare. For my eyes, it is a very minor difference, I can not complain. Pro's: 4k awesome picture, great colors. Roku is fast, and clear. We use our Verizon 4G LTE as a hot spot with no issues. Compatibly is great, the wife and I both have to have our own remote, and a $8.00 RCA Universal remote works with every thing we need witch is Direct TV, Visio sound bar, TV antenna, and Roku. This TV has a 90 min pause record feature when you are watching antenna only. You must place a 16 Gb USB in the available slot, and use antenna setup found by moving over the antenna icon, the press the asterisk, and select setup Live TV pause. Has full Roku functionality. This was important to us as we use private Roku channels like USTV now, that are not found on you regular Roku channel menu. One stop shop. This means in the past the wife had problems getting every thing right to watch what she wanted Ie; Roku, or antenna, or Direct TV, and then what setting for each on the sound bar. With this TV you select from menu, and as long as you set up sound bar with HDMI ARC, it is really simple. Let me tell you, this was a main reason for the purchase of this TV. Last but not to say the least, affordable. Our last TV was $1200 10years ago. Wow hard to believe. Con's: TV Sound is lacking without sound bar, or other home theater system. We already had sound bar with satellite speakers and subwoofer, so no issue. Roku remote that comes with TV is your basic Roku remote, we purchased two universal remotes so both the wife and I could control antenna, and satellite, with full function easier.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about image quality, design and price. Editors are less positive about color and remote control. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
    • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Brian Westover on March 5, 2018
      TCL Roku 55-inch 55S405 Review: Very Good 4K TV Under $400
      The TCL Roku 55S405 is a solid option for anyone looking to get a 4K TV without breaking the bank. The set offers acceptable color quality and decent (if basic) HDR support, and the use of Roku's smart TV interface makes this set just as capableFull Review
    • Reviewed.comLee Neikirk on December 6, 2017
      TCL S Series TV Review
      If you aren't picky, these 4K TVs may just be 2017's best bargain buyFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Will Greenwald on August 25, 2017
      TCL 55S405
      When not viewed through the lens of its far superior P-Series model, the TCL S-Series of 4K TVs offer capable but unimpressive performance for a very low price.Full Review



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