The TCL 4 Series Roku TV 55S425 is a basic 4K TV, and this TV budget-friendly price will be enough for most people to overlook its flaws with great fetures.
Here are some key features to know about the TCL 4 Series Roku TV (55S425):
• 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
• High dynamic range imaging compatibility ( HDR10 )
• Integrated Roku streaming platform with Roku remote control
• Native 60 Hz refresh rate
The TCL S425 offers the best value for money in entry-level TVs. In addition, this TV offers decent picture quality, optimal performance in dark rooms and very satisfactory movement management.
The TCL 4 Series Roku TV (55S425) also has excellent smart features, working with the superb Roku smart interface. Although the design is not very sophisticated, it has access to hundreds of streaming channels (Netflix, Prime Video, Crave, etc.). So you don’t have to buy a separate broadcast receiver like Apple TV or Chromecast. The TV has an exceptionally low input delay, ideal for video games, or for use as a PC monitor. It also supports the most common input resolutions, including 1440p, ideal for Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro players.
In terms of connectivity options , the 4 series has 3 HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2) compatible ports, a USB 2.0 input, an Ethernet port, a component input and a coaxial jack.
The TCL S425 was originally known as S405 but was updated for the end of 2018 and renamed S425. There are only negligible cosmetic differences between them, so the image quality remains the same. Unfortunately, the TCL S425 cannot be very bright, so it is not ideal for a living room where there is a lot of natural light. As a result of its low brightness, HDR content is not optimized. Overall, it’s a decent, affordable TV, available in a range of sizes to fit most rooms (43 ″, 49 ″, 50 ″, 55 ″ as well as 65 ″).
Should you buy it?
Yes, if everything you are looking for is of value.
With its exceptional design and average performance, the TCL 4 Series Roku TV is currently winning over buyers of bargains due to its more than affordable price, as evidenced by its staggering sales on Amazon. People looking for the higher picture type would be better off turning to other TVs. Such a customer could turn to something like the Vizio E-Series 2018. It will cost more, but the excess over the purchase price translates into the better performance as well as an integrated Chromecast.
TCL Series 4 is better than its price suggests. The value you get for the price is therefore excellent. I like the clean, easy-to-use Roku software and everything that comes with its features, but given the limitations of the TV, I would only recommend it to people who are committed to saving as much money as possible.