The TCL FS3750 1080p Roku Smart LED TV offers a good picture quality and one of the best smart TV platform around. Its very simple interface is also part of its strengths which makes this TV appealing to a very broad audience. Unfortunately, it's picture deteriorates when viewed from the side.
Average performance for a range of usages. Picture quality is decent but lacks advanced features found on higher end TVs. Fast motion is well handled and even low quality content appears quite clear. Unfortunately the picture quality degrades even at a slight angle.
Movie performance is average. The picture quality is okay but lacks more advanced features such as local dimming. Blacks appear deep. Colors are decent but can't be adjusted.
TV shows in a bright room appear average. Not bright enough to counteract strong glare. Good upscaling of low quality content. Picture quality is decent but degrades quickly when viewed from the side. Great app support for a range of content.
Above average sports performance. Motion is handled very well. Uniformity is average with some dirty screen effect visible.
Great for gamers. Very good motion handling for fast camera movements. Good input lag so feels responsive. Decent picture quality.
Doesn't support HDR. Limited colors only suitable for SDR content. Can't get very bright highlights. Average picture quality.
Slightly worse than average as a PC monitor. Doesn't support a wide range of resolutions or 120Hz content. Lack of chroma support means some text appears blurry.
We tested the 48" (48FS3750). For the most part, we expect our review to be valid for other sizes of the FS3750.
If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their TCL FS3750 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.
TVs in the same price range of the TCL FS3750 usually don't offer as much smart features which makes the FS3750 kind of unique and somewhat hard to compare. Something is clear though, that amount of features combined with a picture quality this good is really hard to beat for the price.
There is no local dimming feature on this TV.
Decent peak brightness values but cannot get extra bright like a TV that supports HDR.
This TV does not support HDR.
Even from a slight angle, the color of the TV shifts considerably, blacks look more grayish and the whole screen gets a yellow tint.
Update: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results.
There is no judder when a movie is playing at 24p (blu-ray, DVD). However over 60p as well as 60i, judder is present.
There is no motion interpolation option on the TCL FS3750.
Whether you put 'Game Mode' on or off, the television has a similar input lag across all settings. Your gaming experience with this television will be responsive.
4:4:4 isn't supported at all. When using the TV as a PC monitor, text sometimes appear blurry.
Very poor low-end cut off, even for a TV. This TV doesn't produce much bass. However, the frequency response is decent, especially at moderate volumes. At higher volumes, pumping and compression may be present.
With the integration of the Roku platform, the TCL FS3750 delivers excellent smart features with an overwhelming amount of available apps and very straightforward menu navigation. Even the TV settings, although scarce, are very simple to use and understand. The remote also helps with the simple experience with its minimalist design. People that likes to fiddle with a lot of options might be turned down by this approach but for the others, even the non-techy ones, the experience is great.