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TCL-Digital 40FS3800

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40" 120Hz Flat Apr 2015
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13 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site examiner.com scored this mid-size TV 100 out of 100. That puts this television in the top 1% of all the televisions of this type and age.

Nice Design

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 was a good design. Examiner.com rated it as very good and said “Compact design” in their review of the TCL-Digital 40FS3800. Examiner.com also said “Seamless design for easy cleaning”.

Two TCL-Digital 40FS3800 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Examiner.com mentioned “Gorgeous display” in their TCL-Digital 40FS3800 review. Examiner.com also mentioned “Visually pleasant with vibrant colors”.

One TCL-Digital 40FS3800 reviewer said that it was smooth. Examiner.com gave the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 a score of 5 stars and wrote “Smooth plastic that is easy to wipe clean”.

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Good Size

Three people thought it was compact. Examiner.com said “Folds down to compact side and fits in carry case”.

Some TCL-Digital 40FS3800 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was lightweight. Examiner.com said in their review of this TV a few weeks ago “Lightweight and very portable”. Examiner.com also wrote “Very lightweight”.

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Easy to Use

Two TCL-Digital 40FS3800 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 was easy to setup. Expert review site Examiner.com wrote this year “The TCL 40-inch LED Roku TV (model# 40FS3800) is easy to put together, simple to set up” in their review. Examiner.com also wrote “Easy to set up”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. A few weeks ago Examiner.com wrote in their review of the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 “Huge, bright viewfinder is a joy to use”.

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Good Picture Quality

One TCL-Digital 40FS3800 owner said in their reviews that the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 had good picture quality. One person who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation.

Good Support

Two customers agreed that it had good technical guidance. Examiner.com said in their review this month “Comes with detailed owner's manual”. Examiner.com also mentioned “Comes with clear and detailed instructions”.

Robust

Several TCL-Digital 40FS3800 owners wrote that it was well made. Examiner.com scored the product very highly and wrote a few weeks ago “Built in storage for tray” in their review of the TCL-Digital 40FS3800. Examiner.com also mentioned “Easytoadjust, dishwasher safe tray with built in cup holder”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 concluded that it was good quality. Examiner.com wrote “Exceptional image quality up to ISO 6 400”.

Good Smart TV

One customer said that the product was good for recording TV. Examiner.com rated it as excellent and said in their review of the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 a few weeks ago “Cannot see what you are recording”.

Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the 40FS3800 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The refresh rates of similar spec TVs that were released one year ago range from 50Hz to 800Hz, and the average refresh rate is 110Hz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 40FS3800 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year which support smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the UN32J6300[pl_2930471_price], the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price], or the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 40FS3800, the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 does not have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the UN32J6300[pl_2930471_price], the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price], or the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 40FS3800 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 40FS3800 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TCL-Digital 40FS3800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 40FS3800 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 40FS3800 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

At 81 millimeters, the 40FS3800 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the 40FS3800 the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32J6300[plb_2830222_price] (91.5mm) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the TCL-Digital 40FS3800

Released Over a Year Ago

TCL-Digital released the 40FS3800 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
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Analog Signal Format System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Management Features
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Expert Reviews

(1)
10 January 2016

Named an Ultimate Gift in this recent winter holiday gift guide, the TCL 40-inch LED Roku TV (model# 40FS3800) is easy to put together, simple to set up, and even easier to operate. Because of... Read more…

Easy to set up
Compact design
Affordable price
Great performance
Separate headphone and microphone jacks
Software could do with a visual upgrade
That is hampered by the graphics card
Expensive
Cleaning requires more effort
Autofocus system only has a single point

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 December 2015 by Debrag
Debrag would recommend the TCL 40FS3800 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this TV because of the new 4G plus I already own a sharp aquos that is 10 years old and still works and looks like a new one great tv...

Ease of use - The easiest TV to use and install
Quick input response - Absolutely no lag when using the remote or any of the programs
Variety - tons of programs to chose from
Picture Quality - surprisingly good for a smart TV
1080p, 120 Hz - 40", perfect size for people living in apartments with confined space
Could be a little cheaper since 1080p is becoming old technology but this is a competitive price in the smart TV market

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40FS3800
Barcodes 00846042005265

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