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Black Friday 50 inch TV Deals Buying Guide
BLACK FRIDAY 50 INCH TV BUYING GUIDE
The Black Friday 50-inch TCL Roku 4k HD TV costs £500 which tells you this is not fancy flagship 4k television, it is not going to deliver the top-of-the-line picture quality. It is going to balance picture quality and value for the price for £500 and is one of the cheapest new 4k TV panels on the market. In terms of the build, you will not see anything too flashy. It does not feature a curved display, a razor thin body or bezels. The bezels are about 14.5 millimetres thick and there are two glossy plastic legs that hold this Black Friday TV upright.
In terms of ports, there is an audio/video input port facing away from the television on the side and from top to bottom an Ethernet port for HDMI 2.0 4k capable and for 4k disc playback as well as one HDMI port with a RC or audio return channel capabilities. There is a USB port, but it is not USB 3.0, so you cannot play back your own 4k content via this USB port unfortunately. There is a cable/antenna coaxial port, audio port, headphone jack left and right, RCA port and reset button. Also hidden on the back is a power button and navigation buttons. Switching inputs is easy to hook up a game console and you can also rename inputs to better keep track of is what. You can view what is playing via each input, without actually changing inputs. Below those inputs, you will find all your channels, which is another name for apps. There are over 3,000 different channels and have the main apps that you come to expect like Netflix, Google Play, Movies the list goes on and on. You can search through individual apps to find the shows you are looking for, or use the dedicated universal search feature to search for movies, TV shows, streaming channels and games. There is even a search button on the remote you can hold down and speak your request. It is all very quick. This 50 inch TV features a quad-core processor to help deliver fast results. The remote is the volume toggle and mute button, and on the left-hand side there is a 3.5-millimetre headphone jack where you can plug in the included headphones and listen to whatever is being played through your TV. A great feature to have if you have other people living in your home.
In terms of picture quality, the TV is decent, it features a 3840 by 2160 resolution, so content is going to look more crisp than a 1080p display. The display features an LED backlight in an advertised 120 Hertz refresh rate. Where the TV falls short, is colour vibrancy, contrast and high dynamic range. There are very little customizable options to tweak the picture quality. You can change the brightness from brighter, bright, normal, dark and darker and that is about it. Though when you jump into a specific input like HDMI, you can press the asterisk button on the remote to view more in-depth picture settings. There are some default picture modes to choose from. The picture quality is not up to par with a flagship television from Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio or even TCL for that matter and there are a limited number of options to tweak the picture quality.