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TCL L40FHDF12TA 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV with 2-Year Warranty (2011 Model)

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  • Plug-and-Play Compatibility for More Entertainment Options
  • Numerous Inputs and Outputs, Image contrast ratio - 5000:1
  • Enhanced Picture and Sound Quality
  • Channel Labeling and Sleep Timer for Ease of Use
  • The TCL comes with a glass stand but unfortunately it doesn't swivel
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Technical Details

Size: 40-inch
  • Brand Name: TCL
  • Model: L40FHDF12TA
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

Size: 40-inch
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  • Product Dimensions: 38.5 x 9 x 27 inches ; 34.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 48.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004UETB20
  • Item model number: L40FHDF12TA
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (744 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,653 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 40-inch

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the TCL 40-Inch 1080p 60-Hz LCD HDTV. This LCD television offers ample HD connections, premium sound, as well as 1080p high-definition picture quality with incredible contrast and vibrancy. Whether you're hosting movie night, cheering on a favorite team, or sharing your latest vacation photos, you'll love how this high-definition LCD television brings your media to life.

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40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV
At a Glance:
  • High-definition picture quality with incredible contrast and brightness
  • 3-D Y/C digital comb filter for enhanced color and detail
  • 178-degree viewing angles ensure optimum enjoyment from multiple vantage points
  • Ample HD connections; 3 HDMI, compatible with mp3, WMA, M4A (AAC), JPEG, and more
  • Two-year limited warranty
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Plug-and-Play Compatibility for More Entertainment Options
The TCL 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV is more than a television--it's an entertainment system that lets you access your favorite media files. Compatible with multiple file formats--including mp3, WMA, M4A (AAC), JPEG, BMP, and PNG--this LCD television makes it easy to watch a photo slideshow in brilliant color with a customized soundtrack, or play a personalized mix of songs for a party.

Numerous Inputs and Outputs
This LCD HDTV has output options for headphones, analog audio output, and coaxial digital audio output. It includes inputs for: three HDMI (two rear and one side), two composite (one rear and one side), one rear component video, one rear RF, one rear PC video, one rear PC audio, and a side USB 2.0 port.

The PC video input lets you see your computer's digital media on the big screen, while the USB port allows for quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device. Additionally, you can connect the latest Blu-ray players, DVD players, camcorders, and game consoles using either the two composite video inputs or the three HDMI (version 1.3) inputs. The HDMI inputs provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection, and they also support copy-protected HD broadcast content.

Enhanced Picture and Sound Quality
You'll enjoy crisp, vibrant images thanks to this TCL television's brightness capability of 430 cd/m2. The 3-D Y/C digital comb filter also provides enhanced color and picture detail, and the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution supports 1080p signals for stunning image clarity.

For a fully immersive experience, this HDTV also includes two built-in 8-watt speakers. Additionally, 178-degree viewing angles ensure optimum enjoyment from multiple vantage points--a great feature for large spaces or social gatherings.

Channel Labeling and Sleep Timer for Ease of Use
Designed with you in mind, this LCD television features a channel labeling option, which allows you to put station call letters (e.g. ABC, HBO, etc.) on the screen along with the channel numbers, so you always know which station you're watching. Additionally, a sleep timer feature lets you set the television to automatically turn off after a preset amount of time has passed.

Who is TCL?
Established in 1981, TCL Corporation is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. TCL employs more than 50,000 people in over 80 operations, including 18 R&D centers, 20 manufacturing bases, and more than 40 sales offices around the world

TCL Corporation is comprised of four business divisions -- Multimedia, Communications, Home Appliances and Electronics. It also has two affiliated business areas: Real Estate & Investment and Logistics & Services. TCL is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, DVD players, air conditioners, and GSM, CDMA mobile phones.

Backed by a 2-Year Warranty
The TCL 40-inch 1080p 60-Hz LCD HDTV is backed by a two-year manufacturer's warranty. To view the User's Guide, click here. Or, to find the nearest TCL tech support center near you, please visit TCL's website.

What's in the Box
40-inch 1080p 60-Hz LCD HDTV; stand with screws; remote control with batteries; multi- language instruction booklet; and quick-start guide. Product Weight is 29.7 Lbs without Stand.


Height: 27 in

Width: 38.5 in

Depth: 9 in

Weight: 34.6 lbs

Customer Reviews

One year and 5 months later TV is still working great with great picture and no problems.
I call customer service, and after a long wait talked with someone who took my info and asked me to unplug the TV and plug it back in.
Brandon Barr
Also, keep in mind that more people are likely to post a review if they have a bad experience rather than a good one.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

671 of 679 people found the following review helpful By MadQueen on December 25, 2011
Size Name: 40-inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this TV on sale in Dec. 2011 for under $300. It's an updated model of TCL L40FHDF11TA. It's put in a master bedroom. I'll rate each category in Amazon's system of 1 to 5 stars. My ratings are relative to how this TV stacks up against other TVs in its price range.

SETUP *** (3 stars)
The TV was well-packed in the shipping box (43.5" x 31" x 10.5") with 2 yellow nylon straps holding it together. (If your straps are missing, the shipper might have broken them while carrying and dropped the TV.) For wall mounting, you need a VESA 400x400mm compliant mount such as this, this, or this. I used the glass stand. If you're trying to fit it into a shelf, the dimensions with stand are 38.5" x 27" x 9" (without stand: 38.5" x 24.5" x 4"; note the 4" depth instead of 1.5" for an LED). The power cord doesn't have a power brick attached which is a plus. I'm using a learning universal remote which did find codes for this TV. Try 'RCA' if 'TCL' didn't work for you. I suggest using an universal remote since it's much easier to replace than to replace the original remote if you break it.
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353 of 373 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Barr on December 22, 2011
Size Name: 40-inch
UPDATE 12/27/11:

Since writing this review, I was contacted by phone both by TCL directly and the management of A&D Electronics and they are currently shipping me a new unit, 2-day air, and have profusely apologized for the extensive communication issues I received during the service process.

I still believe TCL would benefit from a significant investment and restructuring in their customer service workflow, and the frustrations of my customer-service experience will weigh into my decision to purchase again from them. But they have finally resolved my issue in a very high-touch manner, so I have moved my original review of one star to three stars. I hope that others who experience similar customer service woes can also find resolution for their issues.


I have loved this TV and actually bought two more, for my family and my office. The picture quality for the price is unbeatable. However, after 5 months, the screen developed a weird issue where a 2 inch strip of pixels displayed a reversed (left to right) image. I call customer service, and after a long wait talked with someone who took my info and asked me to unplug the TV and plug it back in. When that didn't work, she said "I cannot help you further, so I'm escalating your case to level 2." She gave me a different number to call which is for some company called AD Electronics USA. I called it for 4 days straight and got a perpetual busy signal. Finally, I was able to get through. The guy I talked with (cs10@adelectronicsusa.com) asked me to email him my receipt and a short description of the problem, and then said he would call me back because they were closing for the night.

That was 10 days ago. He will not respond via email or phone.
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December 23, 2011
Hi Brandon, we apologize for your unfortunate customer service experience. Please be assured that your issue will be quickly addressed and your 2 year limited warranty is intact.
88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Tracey Erwin on November 25, 2011
Size Name: 40-inch Verified Purchase
12/6/11 -Update regarding the random powering on issue. Finally called TCL customer service. They were aware of this bug and walked me through doing a firmware update. Phone call and update took all of 10 minutes. You go to the website, download the update, put it on a memory stick, plug the stick into the USB port on the TV et voila! 2 clicks and 30 seconds later you're done.

Bought this t.v. for a new apartment and with a few caveats, am pleased with my purchase. The picture quality is great, sound completely adequate for my needs. The only oddities are these. The T.V. turns itself on randomly. I turn it off and somewhere between 1 and 8 hours later it turns back on. read the manual - found nothing to explain it, googled and found one user with a similar complaint who was advised to contact the manufacturer. That seems somewhat ominous - I will contact the company and post later with the outcome. The second oddity is that COMCAST does not have the codes from TCL to program the Comcast remote. The installer had thought I would find something on the Internet and I did, but not for my model. However, after reading that TCL builds many RCA t.v.s I went back to Comcast page on programming your remote and checked the RCA codes. Turned out that the "most likely" RCA code worked like a charm.

From Comcast page
Others to try: 11447, 11347, 11547, 11247, 11147, 10679, 11661, 11958, 10093, 12002, 10051, 10090, 11047, 11602"
Hope that helps someone else out there. :-)
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