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TCL 40FS3800 Review – Very Affordable HDTV with Great Smart Features

TCL 40FS3800

Image Quality
Sound Quality
Ease of use
Price/Performance ratio
  • Inexpensive
  • Good shadow detail
  • Amazing Roku TV features
  • Not the best port placement
  • Sound quality could be improved
  • Colors appear a bit undersaturated
If you are looking for an affordable HDTV with online features such as Hulu Plus and Netflix as well as built-in WiFi, you should probably consider getting a Roku TV. Those are one of the best budget HDTVs on the market, and this model is another Roku TV from TCL that is really functional, offers solid contrast and colors.

This smart TV has been really simplified to make it as easy as possible for customers to instantly have access as well as enjoy unlimited entertainment. This great TV will also allow its viewers to choose from a variety of over 1,300 channels on live streaming which feature over 210,000 movies and TV episodes inclusive of music, news, foreign language, food, live sports and more.

TCL is a company that was founded more than 30 years ago, and it prides itself on producing high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. The TCL 40FS3800 is no exception, since it will provide you with great viewing experience, and amazing entertainment for just around $300. Sure, a price this low implies certain compromises, but the TV is still worth considering as it offers great smart functionality together with Roku TV streaming platform.

Roku TV – A Standout Feature

This is a Roku TV and the interface is based on menu system form Roku, and it can access applications and streaming media services through Roku’s Channel Store. You will see that all of the most popular services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Twitch, YouTube, and Sling TV are available on this great TV.

Not just that, but you can also find more subject-specific content services for different movie genres, regions, languages, and sports, for a premium or for free through the amazing Roku Channel Store. Furthermore, you can control this TV with your smartphone by simply downloading the free application. Alternatively, there is the included remote at your disposal which is really simple so it makes the user be in control of his favorite sorts of entertainment. Also, this easy control allows users send music, photos, and videos from their smartphone to their TV.

The TCL Roku remote controls everything with great speed. The audio/volume buttons are placed on the remote’s right side while you can access menu settings from the aterisk wheel button. The buttons for Amazon Instant, Netflix, rdio, and Mgo are conveniently located on the remote face.


The TCL 40FS3800 carries a really thin bezel that allows it to fit a big screen size on a smaller space. This way the customer won’t have to sacrifice screen or wall space in order to get a big picture experience. This HDTV has great and ultra-fast performance which gives the customer a chance of capturing every moment with a HD display of 1080p and a refresh rate of 120Hz.

It also comes with a dual-band WiFi. We must mention that picture quality including color, contrast, and blacks is pretty solid but is not the standout feature of this TV since black levels suffer at times, and color and contrast saturation degrade a bit from side angles. However, this shouldn’t be a deciding factor since this HDTV offers some amazing features at a really amazing price.