TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV Review

Smart TV’s are supposedly built to provide more functionality and “Smarts” to our TV viewing experience, however some are smarter than others. In this TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV Review, we see what happens when you bring the best smart TV experience in an affordably value-packed device.

There are many streaming options available to consumers from Google’s Chromecast, Apple’s Apple TV, and Amazon’s Fire stick however no streamer has received as much universal acclaim as the Roku TV. And with the TCL 32S305 32-Inch TV, you’ve got a best in class streamer built right in.

Roku TV: Best Streamer just got Simpler

The main showcase of the 32 inch TCL 32S305 is the inclusion of Roku TV. And by having this smart TV experience built-in, users no longer have to go through separate hardware or complex setup. They simply turn on their HDTV, go through a quick setup, and start streaming.

Roku TV has always been praised for its simplicity and wealth of apps with more than 2,000 available. And these smart TV apps are ones that people would actually use such as Netflix, HBO GO, Sling TV, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and countless others.

Design

The 32 inch TCL 32S305 adopts a simple yet highly functional design. With a thin, matte black finish and lightweight dimensions, this is TV perfectly suited for a pleasurable bedroom viewing experience.

With the included Roku TV remote, you’ll get all the functionality of an external streamer with no compromises. TV Menus are laid out logically with an emphasis on ease of use while providing a snappy experience. Previous Roku TV users will feel right at home.

Ports and Connections

TCL has provided some key features that will work seamlessly with the Roku TV. A key feature is the inclusion of a USB port which can be used with the Roku Media Player app to stream photos, music or videos from the comfort of your sofa or bed. Connectivity includes 3 HDMI ports, RF/Composite, Optical Audio Out, and a Headphone Jack. For it’s relatively smaller size, it still offers a variety of ports and connections for many setup options.

Pros

  • Roku TV built-in
  • thousands of valuable apps not found in other smart TVs
  • simple, powerful menu
  • slimmer dimensions for easy setup
  • free software updates from Roku

Cons

  • 720p only resolution for the 32 inch version
  • average picture quality
  • basic design

Conclusion

The TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV is quite simply an absolute value for people who want the best streamer in a budget-friendly HDTV. And when you consider just the Roku TV alone, it’s almost like getting a HDTV for free with the purchase of a streamer. Packed with useful features and a smart TV experience that’s truly a step above, it’s a no-brainer choice for buyers.