TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
As one of the largest electronic-devices manufacturers in the world and the fastest growing one in the US, TCL couldn´t be out of the 4K Ultra HD market for long. They offer some of the most cost-effective models in the market today. The TCL 49S405 is a 49-inch Smart TV that is compatible with the newest 4K technology and is barely above the $300 line.
What´s good ?
The smart TV comes with a stand that is very simple to install and is compatible with all the regular wall-mount aftermarket accessories to save room in your house not having to set it up over any kind of furniture. It is also compatible with all of Roku´s 450,000 movies and TV episodes and over 4,000 streaming channels available. It brings every one of those programs into life thanks to its 4K Ultra HD and HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility. This mix of 4k and HDR makes the most out of every lifelike picture you want to watch.
The TCL 49S405 employs direct-lit LED technology which always produces amazing picture quality. Also, the refresh rate is at 120Hz avoiding any kind of possible blur during fast action sequences like the ones found in most films nowadays.
The picture quality that results from the combination of all the above items is superb, surprising even the most demanding customers in the market for its clarity, brightness, and accuracy. Also, the construction is very sturdy and light-weight, which is not something easy to find in any electronic appliances in its price range because is a common place for big manufacturers to cut corners and reduce prices.
The remote control was reportedly easy to use, compact, sturdy and useful as well as the Roku OS, installation and setup. For most customers, the match made by the resolution and price of the TV plus the options given by Roku is all they will need to have endless fun for a long time.
A note apart is what the USB capacity for programs storage deserves as well as the ease in the antenna integration. These capabilities take the pleasure of using Roku even one step further. Being able to record content plus the over 4,000 channels available at the Roku platform gives the user the freedom of never missing a thing. Being able to watch their favorite content from the ease of their couch every time they feel like it is what one makes these kinds of investments for after all. The USB is not the only port that the TCL 49S405 has, it also features three HDMI 2.0 ones with HDCP 2.2. One of the three is HDMI ARC; there is also RF, composite, a headphone jack for late-night amusement without bothering your significant other, optical audio out, and an Ethernet socket.
The one thing about the LED functionality that has been reported by some users was the white one at the bottom center that remains on while the apparatus is plugged into the socket after it has been powered off and can be a little annoying in a master bedroom at night.
The sound department is perhaps the most polemic of them all because the speakers are facing backward. The TV has good volume, but it won´t be suitable for situations in which it needs to be super loud, like the ending of a season or a sports event with cheering friends. If you happen to need more volume, the TV has an optical audio out that can be the solution by plugging it into an aftermarket audio system.
It has been reported by some clients that the screen can have some issues, especially in the 43 inches model with vertical lines going across the entire screen. Also, there had been some reported issues with customer support not being fast enough in fixing the problems for the customers in a timely manner but giving timeframes for sending and returning that represented too much of a hassle for them. Although these cases can be found in the regular user comments, the number of satisfied customers is overwhelmingly superior with an astonishing average of four stars with almost 4,000 reviews in Amazon.
With all the features this package has for the price that is being offered it has absolutely no match in the market. It is possible to buy some more complex devices that have even more specs than this one, but it is impossible to beat the price tag hanging from the TCL 49S405.
- All prices mentioned above are in United States dollar.
- This product is available at Amazon.com.
- At amazon.com you can purchase TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model) for only $524.01
- The lowest price of TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model) was obtained on January 18, 2020 9:41 am.
TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
1 used from $ 379.99
- 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
- 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.Wi-Fi:802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4 GHz & 5GHz)
- 120Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur
|Current Price||$524.01||January 18, 2020|
|Highest Price||$539.00||November 5, 2019|
|Lowest Price||$199.99||July 23, 2019|
Last price changes
|$524.01||January 8, 2020|
|$500.00||January 6, 2020|
|$475.00||January 3, 2020|
|$524.01||December 31, 2019|
|$485.00||December 25, 2019|