Looking for the best 40-inch tv? Then you’ve come to the right place. The TCL S-Series 40S305 is the best 40-inch tv you can get right now on the market with its great usability, price range, and Full HD 1080p display. You get all the media you could think of with the Roku TV and with the smartphone app you can even control your TV with your phone.
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The design of the TCL S-Series 40S305 is pretty standard. The TV dimensions are 36.3″ x 21.1″ x 2.9″ with a stand its 36.3″ x 23.4″ x 7.8″.
It’s not the flattest smart tv on the market but flat enough for most needs. There is nothing that really jumps out from the design.
On the right side you can find USB and 3x HDMI connectors, and on the left the power cable attachment.
The biggest surprise comes in weight. The TCL S-Series 40S305 only weights 14.6 pounds (~6.62 kg).
The display on the TLC supports a Full HD 1080p. It’s more than enough for most users who are not into that whole 4K thing and works great with most movies and video games. The refresh rate is 120 Hz so you won’t be missing anything important even when the action is packed and there is a lot that’s happening.
Back of the screen is light by Direct-lit LED so the colors are vibrant and deep. The only part that is missing is the HDR that would bring even more contrast and deeper colors of black but for the price, it’s understandable that they had to cut corners somewhere and go for the SDR instead.
Now for the Roku TV that you get with the TCL S-Series 40S305, all we can say is that we absolutely love it. Setting it up is super easy. The tv walks you through the steps to set up your Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now etc and with the universal search, you find new content quickly and easily. Samsung, LG, and other tv companies have done some great work with their smart TVs but they just don’t get to the same usability yet as the Roku TV.
The big difference here is also the free phone app for Roku TV that allows you to use the tv with your smartphone.
The remote for the TCL S-Series 40S305 is an infrared remote so you need to have a visual on the TV to use it, but this is not a big deal thanks to the smartphone app. The remote itself is pretty plain with the basic volume and page up/down settings and with some colored buttons that you set as a speed change to Netflix, Hulu or other services. So all in all, not the best remote, but it does what it needs to.
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There have been some obvious problems with the TV, but overall people have been very happy about what they get for the price point of the TV.
The TCL S-Series 40S305 is the best 40-inch tv you can get at the moment. Ther are clearly some corners cut for example on the display where they have chosen to use SDR instead of the HDR and on the remote that doesn’t have the number buttons, but as said, it is the best 40-inch tv you can get in this price range.
- The Roku TV is awesome
- Full HD 1080p
- Price is more than affordable
- Is equipped with SDR instead of HDR meaning you're missing some contrast and the darker colors of black
Specification: TCL S-Series 40S305 review – Best 40-inch TV
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Height: 2340, Length: 780, Weight: 1460, Width: 3630
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TCL 40S305 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
UPC List Element: 846042007658