Best LED & LCD TVs in 2020



TCL 40S325 40 Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV (2019) Review:


Received this product today. It was in EXCELLENT QUALITY when I received it. Easily un-boxed and able to set-up. All items were present. I have to say this was the quickest set-up I've ever had for any type of device (T.V, PC, Laptop, Phone, etc.). Although I did a bit of research before I purchased this device through Amazon. Then after I ordered it and while I was waiting for delivery I did a bit of reading on this site (reviews & Q&A's) just to have an "edge" when it came time to set it up. When all was said & done it probably was an hour to hour and a half from opening the box to setting back down on the couch after all was done.
Once you read through all the Q&A's, and about 75% of them are questions that have been asked two to three times, you'll have ALL of your questions answered so once your t.v. is delivered you have a plan of action and push right through that set-up.
Here are the biggest "complaints" that are non-sense when dealing with a ROKU t.v.:
A. It doesn't COST A PENNY TO SET UP A ROKU ACCOUNT and activate your T.V...if for some reason you come across a site or a phone call demanding payment in order to activate your t.v...hang up or whatnot, and reevaluate (i.e. make sure you have the correct website typed in or the correct phone number dialed in). You can activate your roku t.v. with a "free" roku account. You don't even have to put in a credit card.

B. You get what you pay for...Yes, while that is true in every aspect of life you can get a good deal without having to pay out the butt. I believe this is one of those times!!

C. This item DOES NOT COME WITH A WALL MOUNT. If you want to wall mount it you buy the mount yourself. If you want to specifications of what size wall-mount to buy they are all in the directions that come with the t.v. While I didn't wall mount it (I just used the stands that come with the set) If I wanted to all I had to do was either read through the Q&A's (as that question has been asked over 20 times) or just read through the "directions" booklet provided with the T.V.

D. If you want to use your phone as your "roku remote" all you have to do is d/l the app from your store (G-Play or apple) and you're good to go. No, the roku remote doesn't have numbers on it and yes it does have volume control on the side of it. Just remember, both your phone and your T.V. have to both be on the same wi-fi connection in order for your phone to work as the remote, if not, then it's a NO-GO!!

E. If you have satellite, cable, etc...YES, it works with this T.V., along with Wi-fi. The model I have doesn't work with Ethernet or bluetooth, but TCL does have models that do work with Bluetooth & ethernet.

Be a bit proactive, it'll save you a bunch of time in the end!

As I stated earlier, it didn't take any time at all for me to set this up from beginning to end. Take a bit of time and do some research!!

This set is great quality and you are easily able to adjust it to your liking in the settings menu. Every aspect of this set is adjustable. I couldn't be happier with the amount I paid for it!!!
Try it, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

In the pictures below, one of the pics is the front of the set and the other is a side shot showing the thickness of the set along with the fact that there aren't a million plugs coming from the back area.



Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA Flat 43-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model) Review:


I don't know much about TVs, so this will just be a layman's first impression with some detail specifications.

It took about 10 minutes to unpack and setup.
- To avoid squeezing the screen by lifting the TV out of the box, I tilted the opened box onto the couch and slid it out screen-side up.
- The box contained two feet, foot screws, cable-routing clips, remote control, batteries, power cable, and owner's manual.
- The feet snap onto the bottom and are secured with two screws on each foot.
- The cable clips attach to the feet.
- The power cord is flush with the back of the TV when it is plugged in and drops straight down. Specifications are below.

TV
- The home screen of the TV displays apps(Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.), input sources (HDMI, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi), and web browser.
- The setup process for the apps (user names and passwords) is done with the remote and was painless.
- The remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix, Hulu, and Prime - convenient for me since I have accounts for all three.
- The TV will default to the last active source when it is turned on.
- The audio level is sufficient, but I plan to add a sound bar.
- The picture and colors (especially black) are incredible compared to my previous TV, a 10 year old LG.
- The TV is very light, I was able to mount it on the wall by myself. I only needed to use two mounting bolts in a single stud since it's only 30 lbs.
- The cable inputs are easily accessible from the side of the TV

I love this TV, I only regret not getting the 55" instead!

I found these detailed specifications online:

Weight - 30.00 lbs.
Dimensions w/o feet - 44.30" x 25.60" x 2.30"
Dimensions w/ feet - 44.30" x 28.70" x 10.30"

HDMI -3 In
LAN - Ethernet In
Wireless - Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
USB - 2
Digital Audio - 1 Optical Out
Composite A/V 1 - Component Video 1 In

Other Connectors
RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input): 1/1
RF In (Satellite Input): 1/1
Audio Return Channel Support (via HDMI port)
RS232C: Supports USB to Ex-Link Adapter

Backlighting: Edge-lit LED
Design: New Edge
Bezel Width: VNB
Slim Type: Slim
Stand Type (Color): Simple
4K Ultra HD Connected
Dimming Technology: UHD Dimming
Style: Flat Panel
TV Type: UHD
Motion Rate: Advanced 120
Color: PurColor
HDR (High-Dynamic Range): HDR
Picture Engine: UHD Engine
Dolby
Sound Output (RMS): 20W
Speaker Type: 2CH
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Wi-Fi Direct
Smart Hub: Yes (incl. Sports, Music and TV Plus)
Processor: Quad-Core
Apps Platform: Smart TV with Apps and Full Web Browser
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
Digital Clean View
Auto Channel Search
Auto Motion Plus
ConnectShare
Embedded POP
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide)
Game Mode: Yes (Auto Game Mode)
USB HID Support
Eco Sensor
Auto Power Off
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNA



TCL 32S327 32-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model) Review:


Received this product today. It was in EXCELLENT QUALITY when I received it. Easily un-boxed and able to set-up. All items were present. I have to say this was the quickest set-up I've ever had for any type of device (T.V, PC, Laptop, Phone, etc.). Although I did a bit of research before I purchased this device through Amazon. Then after I ordered it and while I was waiting for delivery I did a bit of reading on this site (reviews & Q&A's) just to have an "edge" when it came time to set it up. When all was said & done it probably was an hour to hour and a half from opening the box to setting back down on the couch after all was done.
Once you read through all the Q&A's, and about 75% of them are questions that have been asked two to three times, you'll have ALL of your questions answered so once your t.v. is delivered you have a plan of action and push right through that set-up.
Here are the biggest "complaints" that are non-sense when dealing with a ROKU t.v.:
A. It doesn't COST A PENNY TO SET UP A ROKU ACCOUNT and activate your T.V...if for some reason you come across a site or a phone call demanding payment in order to activate your t.v...hang up or whatnot, and reevaluate (i.e. make sure you have the correct website typed in or the correct phone number dialed in). You can activate your roku t.v. with a "free" roku account. You don't even have to put in a credit card.

B. You get what you pay for...Yes, while that is true in every aspect of life you can get a good deal without having to pay out the butt. I believe this is one of those times!!

C. This item DOES NOT COME WITH A WALL MOUNT. If you want to wall mount it you buy the mount yourself. If you want to specifications of what size wall-mount to buy they are all in the directions that come with the t.v. While I didn't wall mount it (I just used the stands that come with the set) If I wanted to all I had to do was either read through the Q&A's (as that question has been asked over 20 times) or just read through the "directions" booklet provided with the T.V.

D. If you want to use your phone as your "roku remote" all you have to do is d/l the app from your store (G-Play or apple) and you're good to go. No, the roku remote doesn't have numbers on it and yes it does have volume control on the side of it. Just remember, both your phone and your T.V. have to both be on the same wi-fi connection in order for your phone to work as the remote, if not, then it's a NO-GO!!

E. If you have satellite, cable, etc...YES, it works with this T.V., along with Wi-fi. The model I have doesn't work with Ethernet or bluetooth, but TCL does have models that do work with Bluetooth & ethernet.

Be a bit proactive, it'll save you a bunch of time in the end!

As I stated earlier, it didn't take any time at all for me to set this up from beginning to end. Take a bit of time and do some research!!

This set is great quality and you are easily able to adjust it to your liking in the settings menu. Every aspect of this set is adjustable. I couldn't be happier with the amount I paid for it!!!
Try it, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

In the pictures below, one of the pics is the front of the set and the other is a side shot showing the thickness of the set along with the fact that there aren't a million plugs coming from the back area.



TCL 55S425 55 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019) Review:


I seriously cannot believe this thing for the money. I ordered two of these for my desk (don't laugh, I have a big desk), expecting that I would probably return them. I was thinking there's no way they would be good enough to run 4k clearly 3ft from my face, and low latency at 60Hz 4:4:4, and have deep enough blacks in a dark room, and produce great color. I've never been so happy to be wrong. It met all my requirements and then some. The only problem I'm currently having is finding a display port to HDMI adapter or cable that can handle 4k@60Hz, 4:4:4, HDR and HDMI 2.0a but that's not the fault of the TV.

Is it something you would use for photo editing or perfect color and contrast for movie watching? Of course not, but you will be hard pressed to find anything in this price range that will even come close. I attached some pics for your viewing pleasure taken with my Gs9 at 4032x2268, although Amazon my compress them...

Edit: Almost 2 months in and still very pleased with these. The panels were not identical in color in both sets, but that's not uncommon. I had to calibrate them and now they look almost identical. Unless you're getting two to sit side by side like I did, it should not be an issue. My office is dimly lit most of the time and these settings work well for me. Picture mode Normal, Backlight 75, Brightness 50, Contrast 100, Color 50, Tint 0.

Edit 09/21/19: Figured I would update this post. Both displays are still going strong. No issues whatsoever. Still very happy with my purchase. These are true 4K displays and work great for gaming. As one of the comments mentioned, they are not going to compete with gaming displays and I have had overpriced small gaming monitors. I much rather play on this, and they have 100s of hours of gaming on them with no issues. Extremely sharp, and they work great as monitors. If you have a different experience, it needs to be calibrated. I spent a good few hours getting these dialed in, and it was worth it!



TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018) Review:


I seriously cannot believe this thing for the money. I ordered two of these for my desk (don't laugh, I have a big desk), expecting that I would probably return them. I was thinking there's no way they would be good enough to run 4k clearly 3ft from my face, and low latency at 60Hz 4:4:4, and have deep enough blacks in a dark room, and produce great color. I've never been so happy to be wrong. It met all my requirements and then some. The only problem I'm currently having is finding a display port to HDMI adapter or cable that can handle 4k@60Hz, 4:4:4, HDR and HDMI 2.0a but that's not the fault of the TV.

Is it something you would use for photo editing or perfect color and contrast for movie watching? Of course not, but you will be hard pressed to find anything in this price range that will even come close. I attached some pics for your viewing pleasure taken with my Gs9 at 4032x2268, although Amazon my compress them...

Edit: Almost 2 months in and still very pleased with these. The panels were not identical in color in both sets, but that's not uncommon. I had to calibrate them and now they look almost identical. Unless you're getting two to sit side by side like I did, it should not be an issue. My office is dimly lit most of the time and these settings work well for me. Picture mode Normal, Backlight 75, Brightness 50, Contrast 100, Color 50, Tint 0.

Edit 09/21/19: Figured I would update this post. Both displays are still going strong. No issues whatsoever. Still very happy with my purchase. These are true 4K displays and work great for gaming. As one of the comments mentioned, they are not going to compete with gaming displays and I have had overpriced small gaming monitors. I much rather play on this, and they have 100s of hours of gaming on them with no issues. Extremely sharp, and they work great as monitors. If you have a different experience, it needs to be calibrated. I spent a good few hours getting these dialed in, and it was worth it!



TCL 49S325 49 Inch 1080p Smart Roku LED TV (2019) Review:


Received this product today. It was in EXCELLENT QUALITY when I received it. Easily un-boxed and able to set-up. All items were present. I have to say this was the quickest set-up I've ever had for any type of device (T.V, PC, Laptop, Phone, etc.). Although I did a bit of research before I purchased this device through Amazon. Then after I ordered it and while I was waiting for delivery I did a bit of reading on this site (reviews & Q&A's) just to have an "edge" when it came time to set it up. When all was said & done it probably was an hour to hour and a half from opening the box to setting back down on the couch after all was done.
Once you read through all the Q&A's, and about 75% of them are questions that have been asked two to three times, you'll have ALL of your questions answered so once your t.v. is delivered you have a plan of action and push right through that set-up.
Here are the biggest "complaints" that are non-sense when dealing with a ROKU t.v.:
A. It doesn't COST A PENNY TO SET UP A ROKU ACCOUNT and activate your T.V...if for some reason you come across a site or a phone call demanding payment in order to activate your t.v...hang up or whatnot, and reevaluate (i.e. make sure you have the correct website typed in or the correct phone number dialed in). You can activate your roku t.v. with a "free" roku account. You don't even have to put in a credit card.

B. You get what you pay for...Yes, while that is true in every aspect of life you can get a good deal without having to pay out the butt. I believe this is one of those times!!

C. This item DOES NOT COME WITH A WALL MOUNT. If you want to wall mount it you buy the mount yourself. If you want to specifications of what size wall-mount to buy they are all in the directions that come with the t.v. While I didn't wall mount it (I just used the stands that come with the set) If I wanted to all I had to do was either read through the Q&A's (as that question has been asked over 20 times) or just read through the "directions" booklet provided with the T.V.

D. If you want to use your phone as your "roku remote" all you have to do is d/l the app from your store (G-Play or apple) and you're good to go. No, the roku remote doesn't have numbers on it and yes it does have volume control on the side of it. Just remember, both your phone and your T.V. have to both be on the same wi-fi connection in order for your phone to work as the remote, if not, then it's a NO-GO!!

E. If you have satellite, cable, etc...YES, it works with this T.V., along with Wi-fi. The model I have doesn't work with Ethernet or bluetooth, but TCL does have models that do work with Bluetooth & ethernet.

Be a bit proactive, it'll save you a bunch of time in the end!

As I stated earlier, it didn't take any time at all for me to set this up from beginning to end. Take a bit of time and do some research!!

This set is great quality and you are easily able to adjust it to your liking in the settings menu. Every aspect of this set is adjustable. I couldn't be happier with the amount I paid for it!!!
Try it, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

In the pictures below, one of the pics is the front of the set and the other is a side shot showing the thickness of the set along with the fact that there aren't a million plugs coming from the back area.



Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA Flat 50-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model) Review:


I don't know much about TVs, so this will just be a layman's first impression with some detail specifications.

It took about 10 minutes to unpack and setup.
- To avoid squeezing the screen by lifting the TV out of the box, I tilted the opened box onto the couch and slid it out screen-side up.
- The box contained two feet, foot screws, cable-routing clips, remote control, batteries, power cable, and owner's manual.
- The feet snap onto the bottom and are secured with two screws on each foot.
- The cable clips attach to the feet.
- The power cord is flush with the back of the TV when it is plugged in and drops straight down. Specifications are below.

TV
- The home screen of the TV displays apps(Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.), input sources (HDMI, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi), and web browser.
- The setup process for the apps (user names and passwords) is done with the remote and was painless.
- The remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix, Hulu, and Prime - convenient for me since I have accounts for all three.
- The TV will default to the last active source when it is turned on.
- The audio level is sufficient, but I plan to add a sound bar.
- The picture and colors (especially black) are incredible compared to my previous TV, a 10 year old LG.
- The TV is very light, I was able to mount it on the wall by myself. I only needed to use two mounting bolts in a single stud since it's only 30 lbs.
- The cable inputs are easily accessible from the side of the TV

I love this TV, I only regret not getting the 55" instead!

I found these detailed specifications online:

Weight - 30.00 lbs.
Dimensions w/o feet - 44.30" x 25.60" x 2.30"
Dimensions w/ feet - 44.30" x 28.70" x 10.30"

HDMI -3 In
LAN - Ethernet In
Wireless - Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
USB - 2
Digital Audio - 1 Optical Out
Composite A/V 1 - Component Video 1 In

Other Connectors
RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input): 1/1
RF In (Satellite Input): 1/1
Audio Return Channel Support (via HDMI port)
RS232C: Supports USB to Ex-Link Adapter

Backlighting: Edge-lit LED
Design: New Edge
Bezel Width: VNB
Slim Type: Slim
Stand Type (Color): Simple
4K Ultra HD Connected
Dimming Technology: UHD Dimming
Style: Flat Panel
TV Type: UHD
Motion Rate: Advanced 120
Color: PurColor
HDR (High-Dynamic Range): HDR
Picture Engine: UHD Engine
Dolby
Sound Output (RMS): 20W
Speaker Type: 2CH
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Wi-Fi Direct
Smart Hub: Yes (incl. Sports, Music and TV Plus)
Processor: Quad-Core
Apps Platform: Smart TV with Apps and Full Web Browser
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
Digital Clean View
Auto Channel Search
Auto Motion Plus
ConnectShare
Embedded POP
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide)
Game Mode: Yes (Auto Game Mode)
USB HID Support
Eco Sensor
Auto Power Off
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNA



TCL 32S325 32 Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2019) Review:


Received this product today. It was in EXCELLENT QUALITY when I received it. Easily un-boxed and able to set-up. All items were present. I have to say this was the quickest set-up I've ever had for any type of device (T.V, PC, Laptop, Phone, etc.). Although I did a bit of research before I purchased this device through Amazon. Then after I ordered it and while I was waiting for delivery I did a bit of reading on this site (reviews & Q&A's) just to have an "edge" when it came time to set it up. When all was said & done it probably was an hour to hour and a half from opening the box to setting back down on the couch after all was done.
Once you read through all the Q&A's, and about 75% of them are questions that have been asked two to three times, you'll have ALL of your questions answered so once your t.v. is delivered you have a plan of action and push right through that set-up.
Here are the biggest "complaints" that are non-sense when dealing with a ROKU t.v.:
A. It doesn't COST A PENNY TO SET UP A ROKU ACCOUNT and activate your T.V...if for some reason you come across a site or a phone call demanding payment in order to activate your t.v...hang up or whatnot, and reevaluate (i.e. make sure you have the correct website typed in or the correct phone number dialed in). You can activate your roku t.v. with a "free" roku account. You don't even have to put in a credit card.

B. You get what you pay for...Yes, while that is true in every aspect of life you can get a good deal without having to pay out the butt. I believe this is one of those times!!

C. This item DOES NOT COME WITH A WALL MOUNT. If you want to wall mount it you buy the mount yourself. If you want to specifications of what size wall-mount to buy they are all in the directions that come with the t.v. While I didn't wall mount it (I just used the stands that come with the set) If I wanted to all I had to do was either read through the Q&A's (as that question has been asked over 20 times) or just read through the "directions" booklet provided with the T.V.

D. If you want to use your phone as your "roku remote" all you have to do is d/l the app from your store (G-Play or apple) and you're good to go. No, the roku remote doesn't have numbers on it and yes it does have volume control on the side of it. Just remember, both your phone and your T.V. have to both be on the same wi-fi connection in order for your phone to work as the remote, if not, then it's a NO-GO!!

E. If you have satellite, cable, etc...YES, it works with this T.V., along with Wi-fi. The model I have doesn't work with Ethernet or bluetooth, but TCL does have models that do work with Bluetooth & ethernet.

Be a bit proactive, it'll save you a bunch of time in the end!

As I stated earlier, it didn't take any time at all for me to set this up from beginning to end. Take a bit of time and do some research!!

This set is great quality and you are easily able to adjust it to your liking in the settings menu. Every aspect of this set is adjustable. I couldn't be happier with the amount I paid for it!!!
Try it, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

In the pictures below, one of the pics is the front of the set and the other is a side shot showing the thickness of the set along with the fact that there aren't a million plugs coming from the back area.



Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Flat 65-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model) Review:


I don't know much about TVs, so this will just be a layman's first impression with some detail specifications.

It took about 10 minutes to unpack and setup.
- To avoid squeezing the screen by lifting the TV out of the box, I tilted the opened box onto the couch and slid it out screen-side up.
- The box contained two feet, foot screws, cable-routing clips, remote control, batteries, power cable, and owner's manual.
- The feet snap onto the bottom and are secured with two screws on each foot.
- The cable clips attach to the feet.
- The power cord is flush with the back of the TV when it is plugged in and drops straight down. Specifications are below.

TV
- The home screen of the TV displays apps(Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.), input sources (HDMI, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi), and web browser.
- The setup process for the apps (user names and passwords) is done with the remote and was painless.
- The remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix, Hulu, and Prime - convenient for me since I have accounts for all three.
- The TV will default to the last active source when it is turned on.
- The audio level is sufficient, but I plan to add a sound bar.
- The picture and colors (especially black) are incredible compared to my previous TV, a 10 year old LG.
- The TV is very light, I was able to mount it on the wall by myself. I only needed to use two mounting bolts in a single stud since it's only 30 lbs.
- The cable inputs are easily accessible from the side of the TV

I love this TV, I only regret not getting the 55" instead!

I found these detailed specifications online:

Weight - 30.00 lbs.
Dimensions w/o feet - 44.30" x 25.60" x 2.30"
Dimensions w/ feet - 44.30" x 28.70" x 10.30"

HDMI -3 In
LAN - Ethernet In
Wireless - Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
USB - 2
Digital Audio - 1 Optical Out
Composite A/V 1 - Component Video 1 In

Other Connectors
RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input): 1/1
RF In (Satellite Input): 1/1
Audio Return Channel Support (via HDMI port)
RS232C: Supports USB to Ex-Link Adapter

Backlighting: Edge-lit LED
Design: New Edge
Bezel Width: VNB
Slim Type: Slim
Stand Type (Color): Simple
4K Ultra HD Connected
Dimming Technology: UHD Dimming
Style: Flat Panel
TV Type: UHD
Motion Rate: Advanced 120
Color: PurColor
HDR (High-Dynamic Range): HDR
Picture Engine: UHD Engine
Dolby
Sound Output (RMS): 20W
Speaker Type: 2CH
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Wi-Fi Direct
Smart Hub: Yes (incl. Sports, Music and TV Plus)
Processor: Quad-Core
Apps Platform: Smart TV with Apps and Full Web Browser
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
Digital Clean View
Auto Channel Search
Auto Motion Plus
ConnectShare
Embedded POP
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide)
Game Mode: Yes (Auto Game Mode)
USB HID Support
Eco Sensor
Auto Power Off
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNA



Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition Review:


Firstly, YOU *CAN* CHANGE THE SETTINGS SO THE TV DOES NOT ALWAYS START AT THE HOME SCREEN when it turns on. I almost did not buy this TV because of all the negative reviewers who said it sucks so bad because there's nothing you can do about it......... that is simply not true. The TV does factory default to start/turn on at the Amazon Fire home screen, but THERE *IS* A DISPLAY SETTING for you to set the TV to turn on/start at the last input/channel you were on when you turned the TV off last. (See picture).

Now that being said, this really is a great TV; I am entirely happy with my purchase (and I have never really been that excited about buying a new TV). I remodeled my bedroom and I was looking to replace my 20-year-old tube TV for relatively cheap. This TV fit my budget, it sits great on my dresser, and because of the angle of my roof/ceiling I really could not fit a bigger TV even if I wanted.

At the same time I also "cut the cord" and got rid of cable in my house. I wanted a smart tv so I could use my streaming apps (DirectTV Now, Netflix) and I already had a Fire stick in my living room, so having the "Fire" platform built into the TV is a great option. There are certain things I don't like about Amazon Fire but having used other platforms (Roku, GooBang Doo/ MXII & XB-III/Android Box), Fire is the best option for my bedroom. And I didn't want to have additional hardware/boxes & separate remote controls to deal with in my room, so I love that it is all integrated into the TV and I only have 1 remote to deal with.

I have a fairly large master bedroom, and I have my desk at the other side of the room with a PC/router and a separate amp/speakers for the PC. Before setting up the TV I ran some wiring (3 wires) along the baseboards from my desk to the TV -- a Cat5 (wired network for TV), HDMI (video from computer to TV), and a RG6 coax (digital sound FROM the tv back to my amp). The TV itself doesn't have a digital coax output (it does have SPDIF out); a 50-foot fiber optic cable would have been way too expensive, so I bought a $20 SPDIF to coax converter for the back of the TV. I like that the TV has a wired ethernet connection, because I'm not a fan of streaming over wireless, especially when there are like 20 other wireless devices already on the network.

With my cabling in place, I was ready to rock-n-roll. Opened the box, plugged the tv & wires in, turned it on. We had lift off. There was a first-time setup video that played; I skipped past it but for the novice user it might be informative. On screen programming was fairly simple and straight-forward. The biggest decision was whether to set the TV to "Full" or "Basic" mode (which was probably explained in the video but I skipped past it). BASIC mode is just native OTA channels, inputs, and 6 built-in apps (NetFlix, PSVue, HBO, etc). FULL mode gives you access to the entire Fire application and app store, but you will need to already have or create a new Fire account. Obviously I chose Full mode.

From there, I was determined to show all the reviewers wrong by finding the setting that controls start up behavior. I knew it had to be there. It is. Settings > Display & Sounds > Power On > Last Input. GOOD, because I am one of those people that likes the TV to turn onto the last channel/input I was watching. So there we have it, my only real reservation to initially buying the TV was found and fixed. I went through all the other settings and set them to my preferences. Then I went to the App store and downloaded the apps I use. I also deleted the pre-installed apps that I will never use.

I also bought an OTA digital antenna. Since I've had cable for the last 20 years, I never dealt with that analog-to-digital conversion that happened 10+ years ago, and I never experienced all the new .2 and .3 digital channels there are now. Wow. After scanning stations, I had 84 OTA channels available. Honestly, there's enough on regular TV for me to watch that I don't really use the streaming apps. Why didn't I get rid of cable 10 years ago???

THE ONLY CON I have with this TV, is the way it displays OTA channels in the guide and in the quick-view bar.
1) The guide sorts by channel ID (alpha). I wish it sorted by channel number, or gave me the option to sort by channel #. In fact, it doesn't even show the channel # until you select a channel. I know in the modern era we are getting away from #'s. But I still like my channel #'s. If I want channel 9, I want to go scroll to channel 9, but instead I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to find WGN.
2) I miss having channel up and channel down buttons. Everything is through the "guide" now. You can press the down button, and you get a quick-select menu, which I find more convenient that the "guide." I would still rather flip from one channel to the next with 1 click and not have to go through menus.
3) YOu can set stations as your "favorite" and then show only favorites. But that only applies to the guide. The quick-select menu still shows every single station available. Since the quick select menu shows recently viewed stations first, my solution was just to go view each of my favorites, and then they show up first before all the other channels.

Given the few "cons" which are negligible, I would still buy this TV again, and I may end up buying a larger version of it for my living room the next time my projector lamp goes out. Definitely 5 stars for value received to cost.