Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.3″ x 21.1″ x 2.9″, TV with stand: 36.3″ x 23.4″ x 7.8″
Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
1080p Full HD resolution for a lifelike picture
Direct-lit LED produces great picture quality
120Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur
Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
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40-inch class full HD Roku smart TV. Roku TV personalized home screen. Dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. 3 HDMI inputs, analog video input, USB port, digital and analog audio output. Digital television tuner. 1080p resolution. 120Hz CMI.
|Item Weight||14.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.8 x 36.3 x 23.4 inches|
|Item model number||40S305|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Specification Met||Energy Star|
3,067 customer reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#152 in Electronics (See top 100)
|Shipping Weight||21 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Date First Available||January 25, 2017|
May 31, 2017
Until about a week in, I look up while my son is watching a show and there’s a vertical line of dead, blue pixels about 7″ long running through the middle of the screen, about 5″ from the left side. I was hoping it was just a streaming issue with his show, but nope- it was the screen. Really disappointed as a return of a 43″ TV, even if they foot the bill (and they should), is going to be a pain.
I was hesitant to buy what I consider to be an off-brand, and now I’m wishing I had followed my gut and bought an LG or Samsung. In all fairness to TCL, minus the vertical line it’s a really nice TV, and I will update my review accordingly when I hear back from their warranty/service department.
UPDATE: TCL tried to pawn the warranty return off on Amazon after I had already started the process with TCL. I told them to stay the course of getting this TV repaired or replaced, and two weeks after the last conversation, NOTHING. Zero communication from TCL. I’m going to give them a couple of more days and then start the process with Amazon to get this replaced. What a hassle. If they turn a corner and make this right I will update this review but as of now I HIGHLY recommend you consider another brand of TV given the quality of this set and, more importantly, the lack of good customer service from TCL.
UPDATE #2: I finally emailed TCL at another address and, to their credit, a US-based rep (Larry) showed some interest in making this right. He shipped me a replacement unit and said I could ship the original/defective unit back.
After setting up the SECOND unit (wall-mount), updating the software, etc., sat down to watch a movie…more dead pixels. Yep. On the replacement unit, in approximately the same location, there were two lines of dead pixels not unlike the first unit. So again I emailed Larry, and we agreed at this point TCL would just take both units back (on their dime) and refund me my full purchase price. Which they did, and very promptly at that.
Before anyone accuses me of sour grapes, TCL-bashing, blah blah blah: Listen, it’s a NICE TV! I really wanted to like it! I ended up getting an LG and frankly I like the user interface better on the TCL. But to send me two similarly defective units? Something is horribly wrong with their quality control. Also in fairness to them, their customer service really picked up when Larry got involved (out of CA, I believe). So if you have the time and patience to navigate a return if something goes wrong, I say go for it. It’s a nice TV for the price. I just don’t have the time to be messing around with returning multiple televisions.
— It’s a smart TV, and happily the features work great. It connected to my WiFi with no problems and the connection is strong (meaning the internal adapter is well made). Previously I’ve had issues with Vizio TV’s connecting, so this was a great relief. The integrated Roku works flawlessly and the set up was easy and intuitive. It quickly walked me though my Roku, Hulu, Amazon and other accounts.
Since this TV is in a room not served by cable or satellite, I connected it to a very handy Winegard FL-55YR FlatWave Indoor Antenna and VIOLA! I had 40 channels of OTA TV to augment my Roku.
The remote is small and is just like a normal Roku remote with the addition of channel and volume controls plus a handy mute button. And as a fantastic BONUS – by adding a thumb drive to the TV’s rear USB port, you can pause live TV for up to 90 minutes. That was totally unexpected and a really nice surprise. (NOTE- they suggest a 16GB drive or less. Anything more won’t extend the 90 minutes and would be wasted space).
Bottom line: Great little TV, lots of features; great interface, Smart TV that works — and it has an earphone jack if you need it.
September 25, 2017
UPDATE… 2 months in, and I turn It On to find lines across the screen