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TCL 48FS4690 48-Inch LED/LCD TV - Product of the Week

By March 7, 2014

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Dateline: 03/07/2014
Although the retail shelves are full of familiar TV brands, such as Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio, there some new brands making their way into the U.S. market and TCL is definitely one to keep tabs on.

TCL is actually the third largest TV manufacturer in manufacturer in the World, and currently owns the naming rights to the former Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

So, what does TCL have to offer U.S. consumers in terms of TV products? Well, one example is their just-announced 48FS4690 48-inch Direct-lit LED/LCD TV.

Additional features of the TCL 48FS4690 include 1080p native screen resolution, 120Hz CMI (Clear Motion Index - 60hz refresh rate with added motion processing), wide contrast ratio, and three HDMI inputs (including one HDMI/MHL input).

The set also provides both composite and component video inputs, but they are combined. This means that you cannot connect both a composite and component video source into the TV at the same time.

The TV does not have built-in 3D or Smart TV features, however, its HDMI/MHL input allows for connection of the MHL-version of the Roku Streaming Stick, which provides access to almost 1,000 internet content channels (some are free, but many require an additional paid subscription).

The current price for the TCL 48FS4690 is $448.00, and is available through Sam's Club (Check Price). The set comes with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty.

TCL is also currently offering a 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TV in the U.S. market for less than $999 (read my previous report).

Comments
March 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm
(1) Phil says:

How many readers would feel better paying a little more money if their next LED set were made in the US or Japan with parts made in Japan or the US??????
Many of you like me have Sony products made in the 1980′s made in Rancho Bernardo, CA or Japan…THAT STILL WORK FIND TODAY.

How many of you think this Chinese crap will work 25 years from now? Of those who think so…how many of you are in Colorado?

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