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Select Target Stores: 43" TCL 43S45 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV EXPIRED

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Target has 43" TCL 43S45 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV on sale for $149.99. Select free store pickup where available.

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Specs Key Features
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate (Native): 60Hz
  • VESA Mount: 200x200mm
  • Backlit: LED Direct Lit
  • Google Assistant Built-In
  • Highy Dynamic Range/HDR10
  • Roku Smart Platform
  • Compatible w/ various streaming channels
    • Inputs
      • 3x HDMI

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Nov 27-28 Target [target.com] will have the 43" TCL 43S45 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV on sale for $149.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free curbside pickup as an alternative option. >Shipping no longer available. Store pickup, where available

Note, curbside pickup may vary depending on location.

Specs Key Features
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate (Native): 60Hz
  • VESA Mount: 200x200mm
  • Backlit: LED Direct Lit
  • Google Assistant Built-In
  • Highy Dynamic Range/HDR10
  • Roku Smart Platform
  • Compatible w/ various streaming channels
  • Inputs
    • 3x HDMI
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  • Includes a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty w/ purchase
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StrongPassenger174 asked this question on 11-27-2022 at 04:32 AM
11-27-2022 at 07:06 AM
Maybe do google search ... and see what google censors allow to be shown to you. :)
11-27-2022 at 12:54 PM
All Chinese products will have security issues. You can avoid it by not connecting it to your wifi and use a fire tv stick or google chromecast if you are worried.

you will however in this case loose the roku benefits (i dont care much for roku anyways and use a chromecast)
11-27-2022 at 01:56 PM
What Bmxer4l1fe said and have a good router. I usually update my TCL through the USB port and have it disconnected from the web. Haven't had many problems with my 43S405 in 5 years. If you notice any bugs I would reset it to see if that fixes the problem.
11-28-2022 at 01:17 AM
Name a way that a $150 TV can spy your average joe in an economically feasible way. I am listening. Then I will try to sell it to the Feds so they can use it against other countries. Remember all these allegations can apply to American companies too.

Cisco:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/cisco-backdoor-hardcoded-accounts-software,37480.html

Apple:
https://www.theregister.com/2022/11/14/apple_data_collection_lawsuit/

Facebook:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook%E2%80%93Cambridge_Analytica_data_scandal

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I got this in the October sale (plus 10% off coupon via circle and red card. Total was $115) and have been using it as my primary monitor on my PC since. Some things I learned:

0. If you choose shipping it will almost certainly come broken and you'll have to exchange in store. It might not be easy to do an in store exchange. Check the old thread.

1. This is a TCL 4-Series, according to TCL support.

It is probably rebadged and numbered for promotional pricing and to avoid price matches with the much more available models

2. This is a BGR pixel order. If using it on a PC you will need to set up Cleartype settings or a registry hack to ensure windows is rendering BGR instead of RGB

3. The software on the TV forces some nasty sharpness settings on all inputs other than Movie, so coupled with the above you'll get terrible text artifacts unless you use the movie input. You can configure it fully to your liking.

4. To get 4k 60Hz "HDR" on my PC (30-series gpu) I had to set the TV's hdmi mode to 2.0 explicitly in the menus. All the color calibration changes when you switch to HDR so don't bother to calibrate any input other than Movie when in HDMI 1.4 (non HDR) or use Dark* for PC (the * is HDR) --confirm sharpness is at 20/100 in picture settings. Turn on game mode in that screen, too.

5. I have my backlight waaaay down on every monitor I use, but if the point of HDR is some crazy peak brightness, there's no way this TV is meeting the HDR rating.

6. The TV has a 200mm by 200mm vesa mounting pattern. It's very light at 18lbs or so, but it puts a lot of strain on cheaper desk arm with the required adapter plate so it may droop depending on your arm and if you intend to move it a lot. I upgraded to an AmazonBasics lift engine (rebadged Ergotron) and it holds it perfectly and moves around without sagging.

7. The reflection/glare on this set is pretty bad. If you work in a dark room it's fine. In a well lit room with light behind the monitor, it's fine. With light in front of the TV it's more like a mirror.

8. The 43" at 4k size is amazing for code and for gaming. I feel more productive at both

9. 43" monitors are rough for Zoom/Teams/Meet: your camera is way up high and your eyeline will be down away from the camera. I make my meeting window small and place it up near the camera so I'm at least "looking at" co-workers

10. The picture "quality" could obviously be better. But I'm really happy with it especially for the price.

I think the angles are actually quite good for a VA panel. Contrast is really amazing compared to IPS. Some backlight effects on the edges. I'm not a competitive gamer, so I can't really speak to high refresh or latency.

I bought this as an experiment: I wanted to experiment with the feasibility of a 43" 4k monitor in terms of size on my desk, and I really expected I would return it. I went in to this expecting the quality and experience of using a super cheap TV to be unacceptable, and instead I have been very happy with it. I managed to get used to the annoying parts and haven't switched back to my ultra-wide. I also haven't been motivated to jump on a better TV deal to replace it yet, but I will some day.

I would personally recommend it for PC use if you set your expectations appropriately, but it's very subjective. The settings alone should hopefully make this post useful to someone.
For the first time ever I didn't buy anything on Black Friday, I saw no deal that was a must have, anyone else think Black Friday was a bust?
This was $130 a few weeks ago as reference but still not bad of a price I've been enjoying it in the kitchen.

$40 off $40 target coupon made it $89 which was what I bought it for

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Okay, this is really cheap for a 4K TV of this size. There's got to be a con of some kind
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Quote from blackDaglia :
Okay, this is really cheap for a 4K TV of this size. There's got to be a con of some kind
I mean Amazon had a 55 inch 4K for $110 on Prime Day Smilie The biggest cons are TCL (quality but budget brand) and it might sell quickly.
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This was $130 a few weeks ago as reference but still not bad of a price I've been enjoying it in the kitchen.

$40 off $40 target coupon made it $89 which was what I bought it for
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Quote from blackDaglia :
Okay, this is really cheap for a 4K TV of this size. There's got to be a con of some kind
Not really..... This time last year

Basically the same model except 55" for $148
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Been holding on my unopened one since beginning of October waiting to see if a better deal was to be had on BF.... Looks like I made out when it was only $130 then, and now BF has come, and gone....might be time to plug it in soon after cyber Monday passes.

https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/755902
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Solid small bedroom tv or computer monitor. Have one from 2018, although semi laggy. Seldom used extra tv. I eventually went up to 55" roku hisense. Also bought a 43" tcl android one for around $140 as a present but parents never set it up lol. If it's cracked, that won't be good.
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How does TCL compare, in terms of quality control or the warranty claims process, to Insignia TVs?
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Okay, this is really cheap for a 4K TV of this size. There's got to be a con of some kind
Bad viewing angles, sound, and HDR
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Can you just buy now for store pickup, to make sure you get one, then show the sale price on your phone to price match when you pick it up, even if it sells out?
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This was $130 a few weeks ago as reference but still not bad of a price I've been enjoying it in the kitchen.

$40 off $40 target coupon made it $89 which was what I bought it for

Is that coupon still available for this?
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Can you just buy now for store pickup, to make sure you get one, then show the sale price on your phone to price match when you pick it up, even if it sells out?
Most likely not unless you get a nice manager. Would be a better idea to do store pickup then cancel if you don't get it for the $150
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Is that coupon still available for this?
You have to open a red card or reload card. It's always available. Search target reload card on slickdeals for more info
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I got this for $117 inc. tax in early October. I only used it once because I didn't finish the space it's going in yet, but it seemed fine.
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