Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019
I think for the price, TCL cut reasonable corners. Somehow, 32-inch TVs now are "small TVs" and as such, are more appropriate for bedrooms. This is where I set up my TCL smart TV, and it goes perfectly. I have no complaints about the image quality. Sound quality from the built-in speakers won't blow you away, but it is perfectly fine for a bedroom. The sensitivity of the built-in TV tuner isn't anything to write home about, but it is far from the worst I've seen. There is no wired networking, but 1080p video streams over Wi-Fi just fine; you only really need wired networking to stream 4K, which this particular TV model doesn't support. I appreciate that TCL went with Roku for their Smart TV platform rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with their own thing. And other than a red TCL theme, the Roku experience is pretty stock too.

PROS
* Good picture and sound quality for its size and price.
* Near stock Roku software experience.
* Bloatware is removable. Or in many cases, you can even prevent installation of unneeded software in the first place.
* Easy to find and easy to understand signal meter when watching antenna TV.

CONS
* Wobbly legs even when fully screwed in.
* Roku remote is pretty limiting for watching antenna TV. There is no way to direct dial a channel number. You also can't dial RF numbers to manually pick up channels not picked up during the channel scan, so your only option is to run a rescan and hope none of the previously found channels is taken away.
* Roku remote has four shortcuts that can't be reassigned to apps you actually use, and you can't even disable these shortcuts. If you are watching live TV and you press one of those four shortcut buttons by accident, you'll be taken away from the channel you are watching without any confirmation.

I don't know how this TV will stand in the test of time, but so far I am impressed and would not hesitate to recommend the 32-inch 1080p TCL smart TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Impressed
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019
I think for the price, TCL cut reasonable corners. Somehow, 32-inch TVs now are "small TVs" and as such, are more appropriate for bedrooms. This is where I set up my TCL smart TV, and it goes perfectly. I have no complaints about the image quality. Sound quality from the built-in speakers won't blow you away, but it is perfectly fine for a bedroom. The sensitivity of the built-in TV tuner isn't anything to write home about, but it is far from the worst I've seen. There is no wired networking, but 1080p video streams over Wi-Fi just fine; you only really need wired networking to stream 4K, which this particular TV model doesn't support. I appreciate that TCL went with Roku for their Smart TV platform rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with their own thing. And other than a red TCL theme, the Roku experience is pretty stock too.

PROS
* Good picture and sound quality for its size and price.
* Near stock Roku software experience.
* Bloatware is removable. Or in many cases, you can even prevent installation of unneeded software in the first place.
* Easy to find and easy to understand signal meter when watching antenna TV.

CONS
* Wobbly legs even when fully screwed in.
* Roku remote is pretty limiting for watching antenna TV. There is no way to direct dial a channel number. You also can't dial RF numbers to manually pick up channels not picked up during the channel scan, so your only option is to run a rescan and hope none of the previously found channels is taken away.
* Roku remote has four shortcuts that can't be reassigned to apps you actually use, and you can't even disable these shortcuts. If you are watching live TV and you press one of those four shortcut buttons by accident, you'll be taken away from the channel you are watching without any confirmation.

I don't know how this TV will stand in the test of time, but so far I am impressed and would not hesitate to recommend the 32-inch 1080p TCL smart TV.
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