TCL S355 (LCD)

TCL S355 (40" LCD)

TCL S355 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.1
PICTURE QUALITY: Poor5.3/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.2/10
GAMING: Poor5.5/10
SPORTS: Fair6.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.3/10
NEWS & TALK: Poor5.6/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor4.7/10

The TCL S355 is a budget-friendly LCD TV that may struggle with overall picture quality and is not ideal for gaming applications or viewing in dark rooms due to low brightness and contrast capabilities. Its performance in bright rooms is also not optimal, which could be a concern if your TV placement is in a well-lit space. While it supports basic HDR formats, it does not excel in displaying high dynamic range content due to its limited brightness and color performance. It offers fair performance for sports content and has a moderate capability to reduce reflections, which could make it suitable for casually watching TV shows or sports in a typical living room setting. Additionally, the TCL S355 might not be the best choice as a monitor for a computer due to its limited viewing angles and color accuracy out of the box. With three HDMI ports, it allows for multiple devices to be connected, but its sound quality is not a standout feature. If you are looking for an affordable option primarily for everyday viewing and are not concerned with high-end features or performance, this TV could be suitable. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Decent viewing angle
  • Good screen reflections handling
  • Effective at upscaling content
Cons
  • Overall picture quality is poor
  • Gaming performance is poor
  • Brightness is low for SDR and HDR
  • Sound quality is poor

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.1
The TCL S355 has a fair response time and motion processing which reduces blur during fast scenes, important for following sports, but its reflections handling is only average which can be distracting in bright environments. Its viewing angles are somewhat generous, which is good for group viewing, but its gray uniformity is mediocre, potentially affecting the look of playing fields and large areas of uniform color.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$168
Brand
TCL
Release Date
August 2, 2022
Full name
40S355
Screen Size
40"
Screen Resolution
1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Roku TV
Sound Quality Score
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5.9/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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5.3/10
Bright Room Score
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4.7/10
Gaming Score
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5.5/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.2/10
Sports Score
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6.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
20.4" x 35.6" x 2.9"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
22.7" x 35.6"
Weight without Stand
13.2 lbs
VESA Mount
100 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
No
Contrast
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6.4/10
Local Dimming
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2.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
16 W
Dolby Atmos
No
DTS:X
No

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