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TCL 32S305 Review
  • Overall Rating: 42


  • 32 inch Screen
  • Roku TV Built-in
  • 720p HD Resolution
  • Built-in Dual Band WiFi

Initial Impression
The 32S305 by TCL reaches a 42 overall rating which is derived from a secret formula created by us to evaluate televisions objectively. The 32 inch screen and 1366x768 pixels resolution are a couple of features that the rating is derived from. This particular model also offers Roku TV Built-in, 720p HD Resolution, Built-in Dual Band WiFi. This is only just some features of this TV. Check the specs page for all of them. Each individual has different parameters they look at as far as the hardware specs of a television. It is because of this that everyone's personal rating of a TV will be different.

Make Room
The TCL 32S305 comes with a 32 inch screen measured diagonally. Most of the time the screen size is actually smaller than the one listed. The 32S305 has an actual 31.5 inch screen. 32 inches is not too small of a screen if you are thinking about putting it in your bedroom or some other tiny room that is not your living room. Small TVs are good for bedrooms or other small areas of the house. Regardless of size, a person should pick a TV that will fit in the space you need it to fit in!

The Smart One
Smart TVs like this one have some type of software so as to give a user the ability to access all the features. This particular television has Roku TV as its core software. The Roku TV system offers a number of apps you can use on the TV such as Twitter, Amazon video, Showtime, Hulu, and quite a few more! Because of the constantly changing world of Smart TV apps and other legal stuff, there very well could be different Roku TV apps than the ones I listed. Always double check the available apps before buying any TV with the Roku TV OS. It is next to impossible to know until you make an effort to lookup the current information yourself.

Physical Attributes
How you connect to your TCL TV is important. This TV has the following hardware specs. It has 3 HDMI ports , 1 composite input , 1 USB ports , 2 audio-out port , 1 RF cable input , ethernet port and WiFi. Having three HDMI ports may limit you a bit but should be OK for most people. The old composite style connections are hardly supported by manufacturers due to the fact that it is ancient technology by today's standards. Newer than composite, component inputs are still useful due to their ability in that the connections can handle up to 1080p resolutions. Built-in WiFi offers a great way to get to the Internet. This gives you a multitude of possibilities through your TV. Having an Ethernet port means you have a reliable way to connect your TV to the Internet. Connecting through an Ethernet port is more reliable and usually gives you more speed than going wireless. All in all, the hardware of a TV is just as vital as the screen itself. All the video inputs, WiFi connections, and even the audio out connections can determine the quality of the TV viewing experience. Finding and selecting the right TV is not always easy. It is always in your best interest to take a look at the whole TV, not just the screen size!

The 32S305 is a member of TCL's S305 series.

Screen Quality Matters
The resolution of this TV is 1366x768 pixels. This resolution is commonly referred to as 720p resolution. Resolution essentially means the number of pixels wide and high there are on the screen. More pixels means a clearer picture. This is a typical resolution for this size of a TV. The overall screen resolution is probably the number one factor when determining the quality of the picture. Though refresh rate, type of backlighting and screen size all factors in to the overall picture quality of the TV, as well.

So, in conclusion this 32 inch TV from TCL would probably be considered a poor choice based on its 42 rating. All together with a total of 3 HDMI portsits 1366x768 pixels resolution screen, WiFi capabilities, and the Roku TV operating system, this TV deserves the rating it has. Be sure to check out all the features of this TV before you decide to buy it. You do not want any regrets, so make certain it offers everything you need.
TCL 32S305 Parts and Accessories
Offering TCL 32S305 parts like replacement remotes and HDMI cables. You may also be looking for accessories like TV mounts, home theater systems or sound bars for your 32 inch Roku Smart TV.
TCL 32S305 Owner's Manual
This TCL 32S305 owner's manual is available to download free of charge. The manual can be opened using any pdf reader freely available on the Internet.
The manual will contain important information about your TCL 32S305 including specs, warranty, operation and troubleshooting. If you have any more questions about the 32 inch Roku Smart TV you may need to contact TCL directly via email, or by calling a customer service phone number.
TCL 32S305 Techinical Specifications
Here are the TCL 32S305 specs we have on record:
  • General
  • Brand:
  • TCL
  • Model:
  • 32S305
  • Series:
  • S305
  • Resolution Type:
  • 720p
  • 3D:
  • No
  • Curved:
  • No
  • Screen
  • Screen Size:
  • 32 inches
  • Actual Screen Size:
  • 31.5 inches
  • Native Refresh Rate:
  • 60 Hz
  • Screen Resolution:
  • 1366x768
  • Screen Type:
  • LCD
  • Panel Technology:
  • VA
  • Backlight Type:
  • Direct LED
  • Screen Display Area:
  • 86.0%
  • Pixel Density:
  • 50ppi (pixels per inch)
  • Inputs
  • HDMI Ports:
  • 3
  • USB Ports:
  • 1
  • Composite Connections:
  • 1
  • Audio Out Ports:
  • 2
  • RF Input (Coaxial):
  • Yes
  • Tuner Types:
  • Analog,Clear QAM,ATSC
  • Network
  • WiFi:
  • Yes
  • WiFi Technologies:
  • b,g,n
  • BlueTooth:
  • No
  • DLNA Capability:
  • Yes
  • Audio
  • Speaker Output:
  • 8 Watts (total)
  • Speaker Type:
  • 2 Channel
  • Smartware
  • Operating System:
  • Roku TV
  • Full Web Browser:
  • No
  • Other Features
  • Parental Controls:
  • Yes
  • MSRP:
  • $169.99
  • Misc
  • Remote Control:
  • Roku Remote
  • VESA Pattern:
  • 100x100
  • Weight (TV Only):
  • 9.7 pounds
  • Dimensions (TV Only)
    • Width:
    • 28.9 inches
    • Height:
    • 17.1 inches
    • Depth:
    • 3.2 inches
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