TCL 43S405 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model) ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:

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To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 590 customers
4.4 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 587 customers
    4.4 out of 5

  • Walmart Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::star: by 3 customers
    5.0 out of 5

Features

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 38.3" x 22.2" x2.9", TV with stand: 38.3" x 24.4" x 7.5"
  • Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
  • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most 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 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out, Ethernet
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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#2

Amazon Review by Lindar K. Greenwood :star::star::star::star::star:

635 people found the following review helpful

I Play Video Games

Here's the short version: If you grew up poor and can't mentally justify spending a month of rent in urban California on a single television, if you're poor as heck right now but could conceivably afford this television, if you've never owned a 4k TV, if you've never owned an especially large TV, you will not be disappointed by this gigantic freaking monstrosity of a display. It nicely upscales 1080p content, it has a nice frame rate, it has passable speakers you can hear the bass on, and as someone who is picky about delay to the point of 25ms being effectively unusable for music-based games I am very happy with the "game mode" option that removes the delay typically associated with HDMI displays. It is a good TV and everyone in my family, which includes two audio people and a visual artist, is extremely happy with it.

The detailed version:

Given the extremely low cost compared to similarly sized TVs it is surprisingly high quality.
The remote is minimal, comfortable, and easy to use.
Has a phone app in case you’re one of the many people who habitually misplace the remote. App does exactly the same things the remote does.
The speakers kinda suck at low volumes, but it’s whatever. If you care about audio quality go buy some fancy external hookups. It’s good enough that I can bump the Thumper soundtrack and it’s still a decent listening quality. Actually plays tones below 200Hz and does so cleanly, so it’s better than most TVs I’ve had.
It has a “game mode” that it claims will affect the picture quality, but does not noticeably do, and the lack of delay is such that it is not noticeable to me, a musician to whom 25ms of delay is unacceptably bad and unusable. I’m actually able to play Thumper on the Nintendo Switch with no problems whereas with my previous TV it was so bad that I opted instead to play on console with headphones. This is the feature that I love the most about this TV.
The upscaling is such that on my gaming PC I saw no difference between 4k and 1080p when playing GTA5 (except for the frame rate when large distances or a large number of objects are visible, which is entirely due to the fact that I’m playing it on a GTX1060).
It has a lot of service integrations, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play Movies, and a few others.
IT’S HUGE OH MY GOD I AM BAD AT CONCEPTUALISING PHYSICAL SPACE I DID NOT REALISE HOW BIG FIFTY-FIVE INCHES IS EVEN WHEN ESTIMATING ITS SIZE BASED ON MY EXISTING 40" TELEVISION I LITERALLY HAD TO REARRANGE MY ENTIRE ROOM AND BUILD NEW FURNITURE TO ACCOMMODATE THIS THING???
It’s surprisingly thin.
Does CEC and has settings to automatically switch channels based on what just turned on.
Lots of options for controlling and customising various aspects of the television including picture and audio correction, accessibility options including captions and spoken audio transcription (I have not tested the latter feature), and UI skins. You should absolutely poke around the options as much as possible once you get this as there are several options for things like the refresh rate of the display, which I imagine is relevant to a lot of people. (I am not intimately familiar with specifics of refresh rates, but I have seen no tearing or distortion from fast-motion visuals and things appear to animate smoothly.)
Does some advertising for purchasing media through Roku, presumably to offset the cost of the device. It isn’t especially intrusive and only consists of movie posters in a small portion of the screen at very select times in one part of one menu.
Does require a significant amount of opting out of certain things.
Overall a fantastically huge, featureful, and good-looking TV for the cost.

Regarding complaints I’ve seen in other reviews: My product did not show up broken, it has not stopped working despite extensive use since I got it, I have no complaints about the refresh rate, it displays 4k content over HDMI with no issues, they say it’s a glossy screen but it’s really just unusually and disconcertingly smooth and otherwise significantly less glareful and reflective than my previous television, it has effectively no inconsistencies with backlighting or colour (just a small spot that’s slightly brighter, which is only visible at extreme viewing angles or if the screen is effectively displaying nothing but black, and I don’t mean like really dark or a scene at night I mean like literally it is displaying the colour black over 50% of the screen, and only then is it noticeable from a front angle, and just barely at that).

So if you’re one of those folks that buys artisan gold plated audio cables aged seven years in oaken casks, if you buy two of the Ti version of the latest nVidia graphics card because you absolutely need to run everything on “Ultra” at 120FPS in 4k, if you’re the kind of person who thinks Grey Goose tastes better, you probably won’t like this TV.

If 10% not as good as the best thing for 1/4 of the cost is your jam, this is an amazing purchase. I freaking love my new giant TV.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: TCL 43S405 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


#3

Thank you

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#4

Walmart Review by mikey357 :star::star::star::star::star:

5 people found the following review helpful

Great surprise!

Bought this for my son's room to replace a dead 37" 720p that we had passed down to him. Needed at least 3 HDMI inputs for satellite TV, Blu Ray player, WII gaming system, and some older composite inputs for an old PS2 that he still likes to play. Since this TV has ROKU built in, he has his Netflix and Amazon Video right there on the home screen and is always only a button press away from finding his cartoons. Couldn't be simpler for an 8 yr old or his 6 yr old sister when she's in there. Quality is 4K, non HDR, looks descent on the stuff I've watched. Sound is fine for a child's room, not going to be an 11.2 surround system with Dolby Atmos or DTS-X capable, but no stand alone TV is. Built in Wifi works great, it read my wireless signal right away. Streaming apps ran well such as WWE and VUDU. It's a great little TV and priced well for all of its features. Completely satisfied with this purchase and it was shipped fast from Walmart.

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: TCL 43S405 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


#5

@liesbeth this is cool