TCL 40FS3800 40-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV

TCL 40FS3800 40-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV

The TCL 40FS3800 is a 40” Smart TV which comes with the Roku TV Streaming Platform that allows you to watch thousands of streaming channels.

You can also connect any HD device through the three HDMI input ports to enjoy a full HD experience with this affordable product.

Features

  • Built with the Roku TV Streaming Platform for easy access to over 2,000 streaming channels, such as Netflix and Youtube
  • Customize your Home screen by including your best-loved cable TV, streaming channels, and game consoles for easy access
  • Super fast Wi-Fi connection and a full 1080p HD resolution to enhance your entertainment experience
  • Comes with a super easy Roku remote control that has 20 buttons in total for easy navigation
  • Connect a smartphone to your TV to transfer files
  • Easy Roku Search feature which only requires you to type the title, cast member, or director for a complete search
  • Free Roku Mobile App download to your smartphone for mobile navigation
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate and 120 Clear Motion Index for clearer motion resolution

Pros

Simple remote control function

This model has a simply designed minimal 20 button remote control which contains all the necessary buttons you need to navigate through apps in the menu.

With its minimal buttons, this makes navigation a lot easier than usual

Good menu system

This unit uses simple language and in-depth explanations for how it must be operated.

Intuitive commands are presented after you sign on to your Wi-Fi. All suggested channels are listed on the menu and you choose whether you want to ignore or add them to your Roku account.

Easy device setup

Before you can experience the total HD experience of your device, you may need to set up your TV with other devices, such as a PlayStation.

Setup is easy, simply connect them to the TV through the HDMI inputs. All these devices will then show above the Roku TV home page.

Good picture quality

This TV unit is built with 1080p resolution which promises a total HD experience.

Like all entry-level Smart TVs, this has a 60 Hz Refresh Rate and 120 Clear Motion Index. This promises to offer a satisfactory picture quality that displays clearer pictures with less ghosting.

Cons

No number pad on the remote control

A few customers have a problem with the remote control, although it promises to give easy navigation. Some customers find it hard to switch channels because the remote control has no number pad.

The basic remote function provided by this unit is to scroll to your favorite channel.

Selecting channels on this unit can be improved by getting familiar with the remote function. This will ensure time will be saved when searching for your favorite channel.

Low motion resolution

Although it boasts a 120Hz Clear Motion Index feature, the motion quality is still not good enough for some customers.

There are still blurs evident on all motion pictures. If you can’t tolerate this kind of drawback, you can opt for the Vizio E50-C1 50-inch 1080p Smart LED TV which has a Clear Action 240 feature.

Irregular software updates

Although Roku offers you a great number of apps to choose from, a small number of customers have a problem regarding its outdated versions of Netflix and other streaming apps.

If you like to always have updated versions of streaming applications, you can choose another Smart TV like the Vizio E-series which promises to give regular software updates.

Comparison with other products

The TCL 40FS3800 40-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV has a better user interface than the Vizio E50-C1 50-inch 1080p Smart LED TV because the former guides you in deleting, adding, and searching apps on your TV or smartphone.

However, the TCL model has lower motion resolution as compared to the Vizio E50-C1. This makes its counterpart better in terms of picture quality.

Verdict

If you’d like to have a large entry-level Smart TV, then the TCL 40FS3800 40-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV is suitable for you. It is built with a Roku Streaming Platform that enables you to stream thousands of channels from different services.

You can also easily access your apps through your smartphone or tablet. Given its price, it generates a good picture quality, and its menu system is a big advantage to boot.

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