TCL 49S305 49-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model) ⭐⭐⭐⭐:emptystar:

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To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::emptystar: by 1344 customers
4.1 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::emptystar: by 1342 customers
    4.1 out of 5

  • Walmart Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::emptystar::emptystar: by 2 customers
    3.0 out of 5

Features

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 43.7" x 25.3" x 3", TV with stand: 43.7" x 27.7" x 8.5"
  • Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
  • 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 w/ ARC), 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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#2

Amazon Review by Matt :star::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar:

1254 people found the following review helpful

Started off strong....aaaaaaand failed :( *UPDATES

Well, this certainly started out as a 5-star TV. Great price, and our family is a big fan of Roku boxes, having owned two already. Setup was easy and the picture was surprisingly good! All in all, I was very pleased.

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.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: TCL 49S305 49-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


#3

thank you :+1:

TCL 49" 1080p Full HD RokuStreaming Smart LED TV


#4

Walmart Review by nontechie :star::star::star::star::star:

24 people found the following review helpful

Excellent buy

I was actually looking to purchase a new Samsung or LG, but the electronics dept manager at the local Walmart advised me to look at this TV, which was less than half the price. My wife and I watch very little in the way of program TVs, but we watch a lot of mysteries on Netflix, and the manager showed me the button on the remote for Netflix, and told me how quick and easy it was to set the TV up. The picture is excellent, and the sound, directed out of the bottom of the unit, is very good, surprisingly so.

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: TCL 49S305 49-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


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@fuzal Thank you