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Thursday, February 9, 2012

TCL 40” LCD Beauty

TCL L40FHDF12TA 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV with 2-Year Warranty

First this isn’t a bargain, it is a steal. I got it at Amazon for $319 including shipping. It is a measure of TCL’s confidence in their product that they have a 2 year warranty included. Some TV’s have as short as a 90 day warrantee which to me means they don’t have a whole lot of confidence in their product.

Packaging on this TV was superb. It was well protected and if I would have looked at the diagram on the box, I would have just cut the shipping straps and been able to lift the box off. Instead, I pulled the staples and lifted the TV out to discover how difficult I made it. Alas, such is life.

Setup was simple and the picture is excellent. HD is terrific with no adjustments, color calibration or skull cracking needed. I was not seeing the scores on the football game and discovered I had inadvertently zoomed in, once I zoomed out everything was perfect.

The remote has a solid feel but what appears to be a main control is not as main as you would think. That is how I inadvertently zoomed.

There are a wealth of connections on this TV, both on the side and the back.

Overall, this is the best TV for the money I have seen.

I did not get any financial compensation from anyone for writing this review.

Product Features

  • Plug-and-Play Compatibility for More Entertainment Options
  • Numerous Inputs and Outputs
  • Enhanced Picture and Sound Quality
  • Channel Labeling and Sleep Timer for Ease of Use
  • Efficient Design Saves Money and Energy

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Tcl
  • Model: L40FHDF12TA
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 40.0 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh Rate: 60

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