TCL 43S425

TCL 43S425
Brand TCL Manufacturer N/A Series S425 Aspect Ratio 16:9 Operating System Roku TV Display Type VA
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TCL 43S425: 43-Inch 4K TV with VA Panel and HDR Suppor

TCL 43S425

Searching for a budget-friendly 43-inch 4K TV, you can’t pass by the TCL 43S425. This model supports 4K UHD resolution and HDR format delivering natural and detailed picture performance. It also has the ability to upgrade HD content to near-4K quality. When I was testing the TV for this TCL 43S425 review, I found that this feature works especially well when watching old movies.

The TV can be connected to Alexa or Google Assistant smart device. This will enable you to search for movies and TV shows, switch between channels, and change inputs hands-free using only voice commands.

This model is based on the Roku TV platform. It allows you to choose from 500,000 movies and TV shows and comes with preloaded Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, ESPN, Hulu, and many other streaming apps. The interface is very responsive and has no lags.

The TCL 43S425 specs include different wired connectivity options: 3 HDMIs, USB port, RF, composite, 3.5mm headphone jack, optical audio out, and Ethernet. The TV is Wi-Fi compatible but, unfortunately, doesn’t have Bluetooth.

The 43S425 can be controlled using the provided remote control or via Roku mobile app. The remote is small and lightweight and has only 20 buttons. The volume controls are situated on the side of the remote.

The TV is equipped with plain 16W stereo speakers that don't support any specific technologies for improved sound reproduction.

The TCL 43S425 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV is based on a VA display panel that ensures deep blacks. This model also doesn’t have reflection issues, but, even at its peak brightness, it isn’t vivid enough for a brightly lit room. The viewing angles are narrow, and you will have to sit right in front of the TV in order to avoid picture quality deterioration.

Despite the fact that the TCL TVs aren’t known for being ads-free, in this 43S425 review, I can honestly say that I didn’t manage to notice any annoying, unnecessary ads during testing. The only ads I saw was suggested content (it generates based on your search history) on the home page.

This model is suitable for casual gaming. The fast-moving content looks crisp and the TV has an Auto Low Latency mode. However, the absence of FreeSync support may disappoint advanced gamers.

The TV’s frame, stand, and back panel are made of black plastic. The TV stands on two V-shaped legs that provide decent support while having a small, space-efficient footprint (32.2 x 7.3 inches). This model doesn’t offer any kind of cable management but is compatible with a 100 x 100 VESA mount. The TV itself has a slim profile so it won’t stick out when wall mounted. The bezels aren't very thin but not too thick enough to annoy you during viewing (0.59 inches).

The TV comes with a TCL 43S425 manual and Composite In adapter.

Specification

Video File Codecs

Other

MKV

MPEG-4

H.263

H.264

H.265

DivX

Panel

Pixel Pitch, Cm/in

0.0245/0.0096

Panel Bit Depth, Bits

8

Native Refresh Rate, Hz

60

Manufacturer

Backlight Technology

Direct LED

Panel Technology

Clear Motion

Pixel Density, Ppi

103

Audio File Formats

MP3

Other

MKV

OGG

FLAC

AC3

AAC

WAV

WMA

Dimensions, Weight And Color

Colors

black

Weight With Stand, Kg/lbs

7.5/16.53

Depth With Stand, Cm/in

19.3/7.59

Height With Stand, Cm/in

62.23/24.5

Width With Stand, Cm/in

97.03/38.20

Weight, Kg/lbs

7.4/16.31

Depth, Cm/in

7.62/3.1

Height, Cm/in

56.90/22.40

Width, Cm/in

97.03/38.20

Display

4K/UHD

Display Colors

1.07 billion

Screen Size, Inch

43

Display Area, %

90.25

Display Height, Cm/in

52.94/20.84

Display Width, Cm/in

94.11/37.05

SCREEN DESIGN

flat

Display Type

VA

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

HDR10

Resolution, Pixels

3840 x 2160

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Full HD

Refresh Rate, Hz

60

Connections

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi 5GHz

VGA Input

1

WI-FI

Component Video Input

1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Analog Audio Output (3.5 Mm)

1

Optical Digital Audio Output (S/PDIF)

1

Composite Video Input

1

USB

1

Accessories

Microphone

Camera

Video File Formats

MP4

WMV

AVI

Other

MKV

MOV

Mobile Features

Mobile App

AUDIO

DTS Decoder

Dolby Surround

Dolby Atmos

Speakers Power, W

16

Speakers

stereo

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Alexa Compatible

Google Assistant

Ergonomics

Landscape/Portrait Pivot

Removable Stand

VESA Interface

100 x 100

VESA Mount

3D

2D To 3D

has not

3D

Internet Movie Streaming

Other

MKV

HBO

Amazon Video

Hulu

Netflix

User Manual

Manual

43s425.pdf

Operating System

Operating System

Roku TV

Recording Features

Watch And Record

Digital Recording

Viewing Angles

Vertical, Degrees

178

Horizontal, Degrees

178

Processor

Model

Dual-core

TV Tuner

Digital

Analog

General

Display Type

VA

Brand

TCL

Screen Sizes In Series

43, 49, 50, 55, 65, 75

Series

S425

SMART TV

Video Features

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Unique Features

VOICE REMOTE

IN THE BOX

REMOTE CONTROL