TCL 43S434 : a good Direct LED television ?

What is the new TCL 43S434 worth ?

The firm TCL is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its 43S434.
First, the size : 42.5 inches on this device.
Surely considering this price you couldn’t expect something excessive. You can comfort yourself with the thought that it is a mass of technology.
In addition this TCL displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Through our review today, you will understand why the TCL 43S434 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the TCL 43S434

The TCL 43S434 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

43S434 from TCL – The screen

The designers of TCL have made this new TV set 43S434. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new 43S434 TCL, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
The TCL 43S434 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 42.5 inches, this 43S434 is among the most models in its category.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Designed with a frequency of 50 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the TCL 43S434

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however TCL has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles with 8 W at output.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

43S434 from TCL – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the 43S434 TCL has an operating system Android TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 43S434 is communicating.

43S434 from TCL – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
You will have few choices regarding connections. This TV has less than most of its competitors.

It is with 6 possible connections that this 43S434 is presented. The TCL considers that with the43S434 the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the TCL 43S434

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 83.82
Screen size in inches 42.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 8
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 0
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

43S434 from TCL – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the display frequency, the screen size.

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