|Item Weight||32.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24.8 x 7.7 x 42.8 inches|
|Item model number||48FS3700|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Number of Component Outputs||Optical|
|Specification Met||Energy Star|
|Speaker Type||Dual Speaker|
TCL 48FS3700 48-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
|Screen Size||48 Inches|
|Supported Internet Services||Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Product Dimensions||7.7"D x 42.8"W x 24.8"H|
About this item
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
- Backlight: LED (Full Array)
- Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 42.8" x 26.9" x 3.0", TV with stand: 42.8" x 24.8" x 7.7''
- Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
- Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries, detachable power cord
Visible screen diagonal
48" / 122 cm
TCL, one of the world's best-selling TV brands, and Roku, America's most popular streaming service have come together to bring the latest in technology and design. We've simplified the smart TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. Choose from more than 2,000 streaming channels that feature 200,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.
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Easiest Way to Endless Entertainment
TCL, one of the world's best-selling TV brands, and Roku, one of America's most popular streaming service have come together to bring the latest in technology and design. We've simplified the smart TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. Choose from more than 3,000 streaming channels that feature 300,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.
3000+ streaming channels
The biggest selection of streaming channels, hundreds of free channels, and no additional fees for movies and shows from top streaming channels like Netlfix or Hulu Plus if you already subscribe. And if you’re a cable subscriber, discover new ways to enjoy, based on your subscription.
Your favorites at your fingertips
Your personalized TCL Roku TV Home screen puts your favorite broadcast TV, streaming channels, gaming console and other devices front-and-center. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. Like apps on a smartphone, all your favorites are at your fingertips from the instant you turn it on.
Less is more
The super-simple Roku TV remote has only 20 buttons to make navigating easier. With around half the buttons of a traditional TV remote, you won't have to struggle to find the button you need.
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016
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SHIPPING: I ordered the TV on a Tuesday night with Prime Shipping. I received a text from Amazon that it would be delivered on Friday by FedEx. It was delivered on Thursday!! Of course, faster is better, but as you do need to have someone home to sign for the TV and take it inside, accuracy is also important!
PACKAGING: I was a bit concerned because of the Amazon reviews that said boxes and TVs came damaged. The TV was securely packed in its manufacturer’s box, covered with a brown cardboard sleeve that only said ‘TCL’. The sleeve covered all sides of the box except the bottom and was secured with 2 straps. There were instructions on top on how to remove the sleeve – just slit the top tape and slide up. That left the manufacturer’s box, which was sealed. Inside there was plenty of Styrofoam packing and a board that added strength. Everything was in excellent condition and there were no missing parts.
ATTACHING THE STAND: The base is made of glass. It attaches to the television via a plastic stand. Both the stand and the base have to be attached by screws of 3 sizes that are clearly identified and are included. You do need a screwdriver. Unfortunately, the screws that attach the glass base to the plastic stand did not screw into the holes. I used a power screwdriver and was able to drive the screws in about 2/3 of the stand, so that the large screw heads did not lie flush with the base and the TV was wobbly. I did not like using a power driver with glass and plastic and did not try to force the screws [too much]. There are feet that are attached on either of the side of the base that did help stabilize the TV. The screws that attach the stand and the feet to the TV went in easily with a regular screwdriver.
PANEL MOUNT: Because the pedestal stand was unstable, I purchased the VIVO TV01B TV cart for 32” to 65”. Nowhere in the TV packaging does it say what the VESA pattern is. It is 200 x 200. The TV came with the screws in the holes. It attached easily except that none of the 4 screws from the VIVO screwed into the right upper hole. They all fit in the other 3 holes. I did not want to use my power screwdriver as these holes are into the TV. The stand works fine and looks great [except the bottom shelf does not attach at all – this has nothing to do with the TCL TV.]
TELEVISON: This TV is wonderful!! Of course, I am used to 8 year old 720p 32” TVs, but the picture is super.
SETUP: Setup was easy. It recognized my WiFi immediately. I entered the WiFi password, it rebooted, and Roku appeared. The Roku interface works beautifully. I added the Roku code to my account on a computer, added this TV to the account. I named this receiver. All 3 Rokus are on the same account but do not share the same channels.
I then added my DVD, VHS, Wii [on an AV splitter as they are all red-white-yellow RCA plugs] and selected icons for them. I then organized all of my channels and equipment icons so that they are in an arrangement that works for me. It is easy to move the icons, but a bit tricky at first to get them where I want them to be. But now that it is done, the arrangement is perfect. Again, the arrangement is different from that of my 2 Rokus.
There are only a few choices for brightness, etc., so it is not confusing.
ANTENNA: The TV works well with an RCA digital antenna. Unfortunately, although I get over 100 over the air stations, I simply do not receive NBC and PBS at my house. I also do not receive NBC and PBS in other rooms, with different TVs and different antennae. Clearly it is my house/location and not the TVs or antennae. The other broadcast stations have great reception and very clear pictures.
VIDEO: Amazon videos worked immediately. I did not even have to add my Prime account, because the Roku account already knew it, including my password. And there are thousands of other options on Roku. You can search for a movie by title or actor and see all options, including the cost on each service that has it. The videos looked beautiful.
My DVDs look great also. I use the DVD remote to control them. The picture is outstanding. I added a BluRay player, and the BluRay movies look incredibly sharp.
SOUND: Other reviewers have noted that the sound of this and most TVs is not optimal and needs additional electronics. I think that it sounds fine, just like my other TVs.
I use Sennheiser wireless headphones. They plug into the headphone jack and work flawlessly. The sound is great. I never used the earbuds that plug into the Roku 3 remote, so I do not miss this function of the remote.
REMOTE: I like the Roku remote. There are no numbers, but the up-down arrows can be used to surf channels and TV stations. It is easy to choose from the menus. You can set the closed captions so that when you do a 7 second rewind, you can see subtitles. There is a button for Amazon videos and Netflix. The volume buttons are on the side, but are not a problem. There is no headphone jack, but I wouldn’t use it anyway.
The Roku Android app works well. It looks just like the remote and can be used with all 3 Rokus. Your phone has to be on your WiFi network to use it with the TV [and the other Rokus]. You set it up once to recognize all of the Rokus [the TV and stick have to be on], and then it can recognize any of your Rokus. It keeps your last selection selected and does not affect other TVs in the house, until you switch to another Roku.
A small problem that I can see with using the Android remote is: What do you do when you are watching TV and the phone rings? I have an Interval Timer app on my phone to do interval training on my treadmill while I watch TV. If you answer the phone first, the sound will still be on until you can use the app to mute the TV. My other TVs have their own remotes with mute buttons. I may get a second remote for the TV.
SUMMARY: This is a wonderful TV. It looks beautiful. It really is “smart.” It does everything well. It arrived in perfect condition and earlier than expected! I set it up by myself without any help.
I rarely write reviews, but I wanted to write this one because I agonized over whether to buy this TV after reading reviews on Amazon about broken screens, missing pixels [would I even be able to tell?] and torn packaging. I was not concerned about the reviews about the sound or the remote.
I am very glad that I bought this TV. At $400, it is a great buy!! I recommend it enthusiastically!
Also, this TV makes you go to another computer to enter a code to authorize it. Why U gotta waste my time? More Bullsh**. CROOKS. Also, this TV seems limited in features. There is a much smaller menu to adjust things like the way the screen looks, the audio options. Very slimmed down. Maybe this is the way smart TV's are going to evolve. SMART TV'S FOR DUMMIES! lol ...
Also, you may think your getting a great deal with all these channel options right? but anything worth watching requires a subscription. You could easily find yourself subscribed to a hundred dollars worth of channels just to find something worth watching and plus, all the free sites are looking for ways to cash in on your views so expect a lot of commercials or them to be in your pockets some kind of way very soon.
Cable companies are overcharging us. Internet provider is overcharging us. Websites are going the way of subscription only. The government wants to own and control the internet.
Some other issues, You cant find any options anywhere to adjust video resolution. So if its streaming in high definition and your low on data its gonna eat it and you cant do a thing about it. A browser could fix this because outside of these built in channels on the regular site you are likely to find the option.
I had to use the headphone jack to feed my stereo system. The manual states this works well but on the screen when I use the volume control it shows a headphone ICON. To remind me that this TV doesn't have audio outputs? Some RCA's would be nice. Not everyone has HDMI or optical speakers. And who is gonna put on some headphones to watch a 48 inch TV?
Theres no jack for internet either. So you must have wifi to get online.
I will be putting the USB jack through its paces soon and maybe I will update.
The Roku interface is fair. I honestly cannot agree that it is the best. It is to me simply just another smart gui. The one in a vizio TV is as good or better.
On a positive note, the stand looks nice. The remote is wifi so you don't have to aim.
You get what you pay for in this case. I think TCL used the inferior screen to cut the costs mostly. This TV is probably worth exactly what they are asking. It is not a diamond in the rough or a a rare deal.
If you are spoiled by a nice TV with a great screen you may be bothered as I am by the picture quality. If your upgrading from a glass TV from the 90's you probably won't care.
As far as I know, all TCL TV's share similar electronics so quality should be the same across the board for now. The more expensive versions mostly seem to upgrade aesthetics, adding silver bezels and the like.
Keep in mind, some of my criticisms are not aimed at TCL but the current state of smart TV.
Hope this helps!!!
Remote is not wifi.
Music from usb stick can take 1-5 minutes to load. Very annoying.
One joystick control on rear is frustrating to use when remote is lost in the couch.
Thx for reading!