Top Best 3 55" - 59" and Roku TV 55-Inch TVs in December 2021

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TCL
TCL - 55” Class 5 Series QLED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV
Description

TCL’s 5-Series QLED TV marries premium picture and endless entertainment for a stellar home theater experience. Quantum Dot technology and the HDR Pro Pack with Dolby Vision combine for greater brightness and contrast, as well as a full palette of rich colors. TCL’s Contrast Control Zone technology optimizes the image across individual zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. The 5-Series models’ AiPQ Engine uses machine-learning algorithms to optimize color, contrast and clarity for an unrivaled 4K HDR experience. Easy Voice Control lets you control your entertainment using just your voice. You’ll be ready to play with Auto Game Mode which adjusts picture settings for an optimized fast-response gaming experience. Plus, the Roku OS provides seamless access to your cable box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and other devices without flipping through inputs or complicated menus. The super-simple remote—with about half the number of buttons on a traditional TV remote—puts you in control of your favorite entertainment.

14 Features
  • QLED: Quantum dot technology delivers better brightness and wider color volume for exceptionally vivid picture.
  • Contrast Control Zones: Contrast is optimized in 48 zones to deliver brighter whites and deeper blacks.
  • HDR Pro Pack: HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG offer striking contrast for brighter whites and darker blacks.
  • Auto Game Mode: Automatic adjustment for an optimized fast-response gaming experience.
  • AiPQ Engine: TCL’s AiPQ Engine optimizes color, contrast and clarity with three core picture quality algorithms—Smart HDR for vibrant color, Smart 4K Upscaling for sharp clarity, and Smart Contrast for dramatic depth.
  • Roku Smart TV Platform: Roku Smart TV platform provides access to thousands of streaming channels
  • Easy Voice Control: Find movie titles, launch or change channels, even switch inputs, using just your voice. Available through the Roku mobile app, voice-enabled remote control and compatible third-party voice assistant devices including Siri, Alexa and Hey Google.
  • FullView Design: Enjoy an edge-to-edge glass design for a contemporary viewing experience.
  • 4 HDMI inputs (1 eARC): Connect all your favorite devices through the four HDMI inputs that includes 1 eARC to easily sync audio and video sources and deliver better quality sound.
  • Cable Management: An integrated cable management system makes your TV setup clean and clutter-free.
  • Natural Motion 240: Delivers exceptionally smooth clarity during fast action scenes.
  • 802.11ac Dual-band WiFi & Ethernet port: Get fast and easy access to your favorite content with the dual-band WiFi connection or plug into the Ethernet port.
  • Premium design: A dark finish, slim profile and angular metallic feet lend style and sophistication to your home theater.
  • Watch, Listen, and Share with Apple Airplay: Share videos, photos, and music from your Apple device using AirPlay.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CrispShotsEasyToRead, 10 out of 10
    Media Technician

    The Class 5 Series TCL exceeded my expectation. A lot of TV for the price. I used to be a color analyzer for a professional photo lab. A skill that left me with very little tolerance for the home televisions lack of color range. When I‘m sitting in front Of this 55” TCL, it’s like being back at the analyzer, which is a $25,000 piece of machinery. I finally have the color quality I’ve been looking for

    Dec 04, 2020 16:07
  • Review by GiftToMyself, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic!

    I recently purchased a 55" TCL Roku TV and I love it! Fantastic picture - sharp and clear, amazing sound (even without a soundbar for now...), easy to unpack and a breeze to set up. No complaints in any way. Best Buy's sales team did great job explaining the options, along with all the bells and whistles. Thank you TCL, Roku and Best Buy :-)

    Nov 20, 2020 18:14
  • Review by Namecie, 10 out of 10
    Great set!

    Great picture and easy-to-use setup. Wifi connected quickly. Remote is very responsive. We originally wanted the Vzio, But because of the chip shortage the model we wanted is not available to order. We did a comparison and this TCL was a comparable set. We opted to use a stand instead of a wall mount. I will say that when we got the set in the store, there was a crease in the Box and we thought it may have been damaged during shipping. The packaging was protective and the set was not harmed. However our salesman did advise us if anything was wrong with the set itself they would switch it out. I have always been happy to go to Best Buy for our electronics. And so far have not been disappointed!

    Jun 12, 2021 05:52
  • Review by Inflaymes, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful picture!

    This is the 3rd TCL tv i have purchased. Beautiful picture, love the Roku system and you can beat the price! Only time will tell how well this brand holds up. Considering I these are the first 3 tvs i have purchased in almost 20 years... Still had my old jvc tv before i purchased these in the last couple years.

    Dec 05, 2020 17:47
  • Review by DarbyFarms, 10 out of 10
    Great TV

    Fantastic TV. Picture is vivid and clear, quality of build is great too, very lite

    Oct 29, 2021 19:27
  • Review by ShrimpmasterE, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase!

    This TV is great especially for the price. Haven’t had it long but no complaints so far. Picture is the best we’ve seen besides the OLED ones and Roku is one of the better interfaces.

    Feb 06, 2021 11:08
  • Review by oMsClutch, 10 out of 10
    Such A Pretty Picture

    The picture is perfect!!!! OMG I’m so in love I ordered another one because I can’t watch regular TV anymore I need all 4K. The TCL brand is under rated I promise you. Look just as good as my brother TV that is smaller and he paid twice as much

    May 14, 2021 15:47
  • Review by HappyFamily, 10 out of 10
    New TV

    Once the new tv remote arrived the tv is fantastic! Amazing picture and sound. The company that installed it was fantastic. The guy went above and beyond to help us out.

    Apr 02, 2021 21:22
  • 9.2score
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    TCL – 55” Class 4 Series 4K UHD Smart Roku TV
    Description

    The 4-Series Roku TV delivers stunning 4K picture quality with four times the resolution of Full HD for enhanced clarity and detail, as well as endless entertainment with thousands of streaming channels. High dynamic range (HDR) technology delivers bright and accurate colors for a lifelike viewing experience. In addition, your favorite HD shows, movies, and sporting events are upscaled to near Ultra HD resolution with 4K Upscaling. The simple, personalized home screen allows seamless access to thousands of streaming channels, plus your cable box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and other devices without flipping through inputs or complicated menus. The super-simple remote—with about half the number of buttons on a traditional TV remote—puts you in control of your favorite entertainment.

    11 Features
  • Stunning 4K UHD with High Dynamic Range: Stunning 4K UHD resolution with HDR offers enhanced clarity and detail for all your favorite content.
  • Thousands of Streaming Channels: Enjoy the over 500,000 movies and TV episodes available to stream plus sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.
  • Easy Voice Control: Find movie titles, launch or change channels, even switch inputs, using your voice. Voice controls feature available through the Roku mobile app, and also works with Siri, Alexa and Hey Google.
  • Simple, personalized home screen: The simple, personalized home screen gives you easy access to thousands of streaming channels, cable TV, gaming consoles, and other devices. No more flipping through inputs or complicated menus—all your favorites are at your fingertips.
  • Advanced Digital Tuner with Live TV Channel Guide: Easily browse and enjoy 100+ live channels with news, sports, cooking, lifestyle entertainment, and more. Add an HDTV antenna to see your local network channels and free streaming channels all in one place.
  • Easy-to-use remote: The super-simple remote—with about half the number of buttons on a traditional TV remote—puts you in control of your favorite entertainment.
  • 802.11ac Dual-band WiFi & Ethernet port: Get fast and easy access to your favorite content with the dual-band WiFi connection or plug into the Ethernet port.
  • 4 HDMI inputs (1 ARC): Connect all your favorite devices through the four HDMI inputs that includes 1 HDMI ARC to easily sync audio and video sources and deliver better quality sound.
  • Premium design: A black finish and quad pedestal stand lend style and sophistication to your home theater.
  • Free Roku remote app: Transform your smartphone or tablet into a full-function Roku remote with voice control, the ability to browse or add new channels and even enjoy TV audio on headphones
  • Watch, Listen, and Share with Apple Airplay: Share videos, photos, and music from your Apple device using AirPlay.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kup36, 8 out of 10
    Packaging by company could cause damage

    Great picture, purchased process was easy & quick, good overall price. The TV is packaged with packing tape to protect the finish…and was also placed on the screen- removal of the tape caused some pixels in the screen to be damaged along the edges. Not noticeable in most images, but can see it if the image is more saturated at the edges.

    Jun 08, 2021 10:14
  • Review by AutomationStation, 8 out of 10
    TCL 55” Android OS 4K TV

    For the money, this is a great TV. I will admit, coming from external Roku boxes, the Android OS is a bit clunky and loaded with a few things you may never use. We have another TV that uses the Roku OS and I do like it much better, but maybe that’s just the familiarity.

    The only real negative I can look t out overall is that anything running from “internal” apps seems to be a bit quieter versus anything on an HDMI input.

    Overall, a great TV for the price, and while I do prefer the Roku version, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase it again.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:34
  • Review by JayBrand, 10 out of 10
    TCL 55”

    Great TV, using it in our master bedroom. Good over all colors and brightness.

    May 22, 2021 07:15
  • Review by Missbea, 10 out of 10
    Missbea68

    Great tv. Great color. Price was very good. I would buy again.

    Apr 09, 2021 17:51
  • Review by Whatisadamndisplay, 10 out of 10
    I love it

    I love it very happy to have this the screen is beautiful

    Dec 18, 2020 16:07
  • Review by Number1suckyprinter, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    So far so good. Love the TV so far. Great picture. I added a TCL sound bar with wireless woofer and 4K pic with great sound is priceless!!

    Dec 26, 2020 13:14
  • Review by DonSand, 8 out of 10
    Good for two years before any problem

    Bought this TV about two years ago it has been great up to this point but now the sound is garbled. I have a Bose sound system connected to it and turns it off to see if that fixed it and it didn’t so I searched and found this and it worked.

    Re: Sound Distorted TCL TV

    I have a similar problem periodically with my TCL Roku TV. The only “fix” I have found is to unplug the TV from the wall outlet, wait about 10 seconds, plug it back in and turn the TV back on. The sound returns to normal... for awhile. Obviously there is a problem that TCL needs to address.

    Re: Sound Distorted TCL TV

    Turning volume node off worked for me. Thanks

    Oct 28, 2020 21:20
  • Review by LGP47, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    Perfect in every way. Easy connection an installation. Clear viewing and Light weight

    Mar 23, 2021 18:39
  • 9.0score
    3
    TCL
    TCL - 55” Class 6-Series 4K UHD Mini-LED QLED Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV - 55R635
    Description

    TCL's 6-Series combines stunning 4K HDR and mini-LED technology in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. Quantum Dot technology and the HDR Pro Pack with Dolby Vision combine for greater brightness and contrast, as well as a full palette of rich colors. TCL’s Contrast Control Zone technology optimizes the image across individual zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. The 6-Series models’ AiPQ Engine uses machine-learning algorithms to optimize color, contrast and clarity for an unrivaled 4K HDR experience. Easy Voice Control lets you control your entertainment using just your voice. Gain a competitive edge with the world’s first TV featuring THX Certified Game Mode combined with Variable Refresh Rate and Auto Game Mode for a smoother, optimized gaming experience. Plus, the Roku OS provides seamless access to thousands of streaming channels, your cable box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and other devices without flipping through inputs or complicated menus. The super-simple remote—with about half the number of buttons on a traditional TV remote—puts you in control of your favorite entertainment.

    17 Features
  • Mini-LED: Backlight technology brings uncompromised contrast, brightness, and uniformity for incredible viewing in any environment.
  • QLED: Quantum dot technology delivers better brightness and wider color volume for exceptionally vivid picture.
  • Contrast Control Zones: Contrast is optimized in 128 zones to deliver brighter whites and deeper blacks.
  • HDR Pro Pack: HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG offer striking contrast for brighter whites and darker blacks.
  • THX Certified Game Mode: The new standard in big-screen gaming; never miss the action due to image smear, response time, or input lag.
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Dynamic refresh rate adjusts to your content to produce smoother, seamless gameplay as video game creators intended.
  • Auto Game Mode: Ready. Set. Game! When a compatible game console is detected, game mode will be engaged automatically for the smoothest action, lowest latency and the best picture settings for gaming.
  • Easy Voice Control: Find movie titles, launch or change channels, even switch inputs, using just your voice. Available through the Roku mobile app, voice-enabled remote control and compatible third-party voice assistant devices including Siri, Alexa and Hey Google.
  • AiPQ Engine: TCL’s AiPQ Engine optimizes color, contrast and clarity with three core picture quality algorithms—Smart HDR for vibrant color, Smart 4K Upscaling for sharp clarity, and Smart Contrast for dramatic depth.
  • Roku Smart TV Platform: Roku Smart TV platform provides access to thousands of streaming channels
  • Cable Management: An integrated cable management system makes your TV setup clean and clutter-free.
  • Natural Motion 480: Delivers exceptionally smooth clarity during fast action scenes.
  • FullView Design: Enjoy an edge-to-edge glass design for a contemporary viewing experience.
  • 4 HDMI inputs (1 eARC): Connect all your favorite devices through the four HDMI inputs that includes 1 eARC to easily sync audio and video sources and deliver better quality sound.
  • 802.11ac Dual-band WiFi & Ethernet port: Get fast and easy access to your favorite content with the dual-band WiFi connection or plug into the Ethernet port.
  • Premium design: A dark finish, slim profile and angular metallic feet lend style and sophistication to your home theater.
  • Watch, Listen, and Share with Apple Airplay: Share videos, photos, and music from your Apple device using AirPlay.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Terzaghi, 10 out of 10
    Excellent TV. Mounting challenges.

    I have last years 75 inch 6 series model and loved it, so bought the 2020 55 inch for my front office. Picture is amazing and the QLED and mini LED makes it even better than my older model. Only complaint, is they changed from 200x200 VESA mounting pattern on the 2019 55 inch to a 300 x 300 paternfor the 2020. Most mounts For a tie this size appear to be 200 x 200 with options to extend to 400 x 400... but 400x400 adapters will not work easily as the bottom of tv bumps out. Also, I had a 200x200 mount and thought this tv would be same mounting pattern as last years , but I should have checked. I bought a 3rd party 200x200 to 300 x 300 vesa adapter online that solved my problem. Overall excellent tv! Now if tcl can only make some OLED Tv’s lol be ready to upgrade my 75 inch ;)

    Sep 07, 2020 16:40
  • Review by GhostTypeMaster, 10 out of 10
    Amazing 4k tv + PC Gaming 120hz @ 1080p

    First time 4k TV such a huge jump from the 2008 flatscreen i been using. this is for my bedroom also bought a long desk to put it on from amazon. amazing viewing angles can comfortably view laying down or sitting in different spots.

    4k really adds an extra layer of depth even playing Animal Crossing and Pokemon on my switch on this TV looks mindblowing

    One downside is if you're watching YouTube and notice the the videos look like theyre moving too fast you might want to press the "*" button on the remote go to the picture settings and lower or turn off the action smoothing and clarity settings.

    PC gaming is great as well you just have to modify the resolution to 1920×1080 and might have to manually increase the refresh rate setting as well if you want to know more i found a guide the Blurbusters website an article they posted "True 120Hz from PC to TV"

    best investment i've made in years

    Oct 24, 2020 19:27
  • Review by 2415designs, 10 out of 10
    More bang for my buck!

    So glad I went with this TV. I did a lot of research and the reviews are spot on. My neighbor bought another more well known brand, spent more and he was mad when he saw the pictures on this screen. Don’t be afraid to get this because it isn’t a “Name Brand”

    Jul 17, 2021 09:48
  • Review by BestBuyer, 10 out of 10
    Good

    We chose this TV to replace our old CRT after seeing it recommended as "the best" budget or good-for-price tv on multiple review articles for 2021.

    Pros:

    -Easy to set up (i.e., screwing the legs in)

    -A built-in tunnel in the tv's right leg to run the power cable through (not so for the left side, where all the inputs are)

    -Thin bezels, sleek look

    -Individual picture settings for each HDMI input, including "picture mode" presets and further detailed settings for contrast, sharpness, color, motion interpolation, etc.

    -I like the light under the logo on the bottom of the tv that shows when the remote is communicating with it, but I believe you can disable that

    -Theme settings for Roku, personally lol

    -Ability to customize app order on Home screen

    -Ability to customize input icons and names separately

    - Easy to set up apps to accounts, usually just pulling up a link and inputting a pairing code

    Cons:

    -DO NOT USE THE ROKU REMOTE, it's poop. Use the Roku app for the remote, it's far superior. The remote constantly runs on WiFi which drains the remote batteries. We haven't had the tv for a month and already replaced the batteries once, only for the connection to quickly go poor again. With the app, communication is as smooth as it should be. However, idk if you can use the app early as setting up the tv for use. The weak connection from the Roku remote made inputting my email to register for Roku take 5ever

    -Immediately after setting up the Roku app on my andy bf's phones and turning the tv off, the next time I turned the tv on, the sound of the menu effects and tv was messed up into a loud static-y noise. My bf reset the tv (I wasn't there to see how) to fix this, but ended up turning off the menu sound effects to avoid hearing this again. He looked this sound thing up as another problem that happens with some Roku tvs nowadays

    -Though I picked a screensaver for Roku, I only saw the default screensaver when it activated once, so idk why the screensaver I downloaded hasn't worked

    -This is very specific, but I've been watching anime on HBO Max, and I've found at least one title (Ride Your Wave) where you can't select a language option, it's only in English, but if you go to the website proper you can select English or Japanese, so I couldn't watch in Japanese dub on the tv app for some reason. Idk if this is the tv's fault though, lol

    -Related to above, I've had some issues with the language not staying on Japanese for some anime episodes (still HBO Max) which I haven't figured out yet

    Notes:

    -The distance between the legs is 43.3", according to TCL's website, for those who need it for furniture sizing (we did. We bought a 60" W × 18" D table).

    -Not such a connoisseur to provide any input about sharpness, contrast, etc. It looks fine to us, and as mentioned the pictures settings are highly customizable

    Apr 10, 2021 08:03
  • Review by Mfarah01, 10 out of 10
    Happy

    Got this just for the ps5! Zero input lag and great quality.

    Dec 11, 2020 18:02
  • Review by Echolake, 10 out of 10
    Would buy again in a heartbeat!

    Absolutely beautiful picture! Easy Roku functioning.

    Oct 22, 2021 21:10
  • Review by KClark, 10 out of 10
    Great experience

    Love our new 85” Sony tv and Sony sound bar system. Installation was fantastic by geek squad. John O and his partner were fantastic and detail oriented. I appreciated their sincere professionalism as well. I will be a repeat customer!

    Kevin C

    May 21, 2021 15:42
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    As fate would have it.

    I checked out all the TVs on display at Best Buy. I tend to favor the Sony sets because I’ve had good luck in the past and they’re of good quality. Samsung looked good as well though I’ve never tried one. At the store they make it impossible to really compare different companies because you don’t see the same video playing on all sets. Seems the most promoted sets are Samsung and Sony . I tried to compare the tcl set but the display model was 7 feet off the floor and angled downward, I asked the salesman to hear the sound he had to turn it way up to be audible. I wasn’t impressed. So I decided maybe spend $1500 and get the Samsung 55” inch it had good sound without a sound bar which I desired. Well I went to a different Best Buy to pick up the tv (since it was out of stock) only to find that I was at the wrong Best Buy and I wasn’t gonna travel any further. So I decided to cancel the Samsung and give the tcl 6 series newest model a try. They almost tried to sell me the old model good thing I checked the model number before I accepted the box. Well I got the set home set it up and man was I surprised. It had great sound, clear dialogue, and an excellent picture and I saved a bundle. I’ve had it 10 days no problems with wifi no glitches, no problems at all. I especially like the Roku operating system. It has voice option which works great and is super easy to operate. I’m very happy with my purchase I got a good unit and the picture is very good for its price point and the sound was better than many other sets I checked out. I totally agree with all the positive reviews on this set which was professionally reviewed. If you get a good draw then you can’t go wrong with this set.

    Oct 20, 2020 17:03
  • 8.8score