TCL FS4610R (Roku TV)

The Good The TCL FS4610R series Roku TV delivers the simplest, slickest, most comprehensive smart-TV experience on the market. Its superb user interface puts apps and streaming video on the same plane as regular TV. It's also less expensive than just about any other smart TV.

The Bad Mediocre picture quality characterized by lighter black levels, inaccurate color, and weak uniformity. No Ethernet port.

The Bottom Line The best smart-TV suite combined with extremely aggressive pricing makes the TCL Roku TV a phenomenal value despite its so-so picture quality.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Value 10.0
8.1 Overall

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Review

A better smart TV for the best price

It's no secret that we love Roku. The little box ( or stick ) manages to provide a better streaming experience than Apple, Google, and Amazon, and most people we know would rather use a Roku than the apps built into their actual TVs. That's why we're always advocating dumb TVs.

So now that Roku has also built its smarts into an actual TV, what makes it any different? First and foremost, it's every bit as good as an actual Roku box, with the same unparalleled selection of apps, an interface that puts most other smart TVs to shame, and even the same simple remote. The whole experience is well thought out, simple, and tightly integrated, a marked contrast to the often half-baked, sprawling messes that have passed for "smart TV" all these years. It's the one TV to which you won't want to connect a Roku box.

Second, and almost as important, however, is the price. As of press time, the next-cheapest smart TV we know about, Vizio's E series , is more expensive than TCL's Roku TV, and doesn't come anywhere near its app and interface prowess.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $500
  • Brand TCL
  • Type LED-backlit LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 48 in
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