TCL L32HDF11TA 32-Inch LCD HDTV Review

TCL L32HDF11TA Review

We’re all aware of the major TV manufacturers, such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung and so on, but have you ever heard of TCL? Don’t be put off by the unknown brand name. After all, it’s what the TV can do that counts. Keep reading to find out whether this budget offering is worth your cash.

Key Specifications For The TCL L32HDF11TA

Average Price: 284-650
Released: 2010
3D-Ready? No
Screen Size: 26, 32, 40 inches
Screen Type: LCD
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Aspect Ratio: 16:09
Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Viewing Angle: 178° /178° Horizontal/Vertical
Response Time: 8 ms
HDMI Inputs: 3
Dimensions: 27 x 11 x 38.3 inches (for 40 inch option)


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Benefits Of The TCL L32HDF11TA
Price: It is a very affordable television set, and also the sizes available mean it’s perfect for a second bedroom TV, or for using in a smaller space (see below). For this price, you get an excellent set of features and good picture quality.

Warranty: You’ll find that almost all flat screen TVs contain a 1 year warranty. The fact that the TCL L32HDF11TA comes with two years is excellent news for any buyers who want relief that they will be protected should anything happen in the first couple of years of it’s life

Size: Options for the size for the TCL L32HDF11TA can be a benefit or possibly a drawback depending on what you desire. The undeniable fact is that there are some options for your budget, and makes it better to locate a TV that’ll match your room size.

That said, the size options really are on the small side. Unless you’re investing in a TV for a bedroom or very small room, it’s recommended that you go for at least 40 inches so you can have the better experience. Go any smaller and you might be dissapointed in time. Larger screens are recommended for full HDTV experience.
Picture: This TV looks good when viewing HD content, and it produces a nice, sharp picture for standard definition. It has a strong quality picture given the price of the set, and matches even more expensive rivals. An issue some buyers have reported appears to be some motion blur, though the 60Hz refresh rate would keep most images smooth and sharp.

Easy in use: This TV is very easy to set up with the included stand if you use it, and it is light for an individual to move around with ease. It’s also easy to use once up and running, meaning that you can commence watching it almost as soon as you receive it!

Design: This TV is housed in a glossy frame and, although the screen isn’t matte, it does not really reflect light as easily as highly glossy screens. This is useful for those who want to put their TV in a bright room.

High efficiency: The TCL L32HDF11TA features a four star Energy Star rating, and also uses a sleep timer that will automatically save power if you aren’t  using the television, or when you watch as you drift to sleep.

USB Port: If you intend to play your MP3s or view photos on your TV then you’ll be pleased that the TCL L32HDF11TA comes with a USB port. Even though this may not support as many file types as more expensive models, it’s still a superb feature to own on a very low-priced television.

Drawbacks Of The TCL L32HDF11TA

Sound: One common issue with a range of flat screen TVs would be that the speakers haven’t got as much kick as you need. This runs specifically true of the TCL L32HDF11TA. For your best viewing experience you should connect this TV up to external speakers.

Remote Control: The remote that comes with this Television looks a touch cheap when compared to other TV remotes, but it is simple to use and does the work it was designed for. You’ll also need to provide batteries for the remote, which isn’t an enormous problem.

Lesser Known Brand: Some people are wary of buying such an expensive television coming from a brand they haven’t been aware of before. Though you may worry, TCL provide a two year warranty that will put your mind at rest, along with a quality TV to boot. The firm has also been running in China since the 1980s – proving they do have a long-term history, just not yet in this country.

Should You Buy The TCL L32HDF11TA?

The TCL L32HDF11TA may be cheap, and it may come from a manufacturer that you’ve never been aware of, but it’s a superb value TV set with a number of ports along with a good picture quality, both in standard definition and hdtv.

The 2 year warranty should be enough to put your mind at rest. All in all, this would be a good buy.


TCL L32HDF12TA 32-Inch 720p LCD TV – Black
publisher: TCL
EAN: 0846042703970
price: $319.99 (new)

TCL L32HDF12TA 32-Inch 720p 60 Hz LCD HDTV with 2-Year Warranty. Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the TCL 32-Inch 720p 60-Hz LCD HDTV. This LCD television offers ample HD connections, as well as high-definition picture quality with incredible contrast and vibrancy. Whether you’re hosting movie night, cheering on a favorite team, or sharing your latest vacation photos, you’ll love how this high-definition LCD television brings your media to life.

Cheetah Mounts HDTV LCD LED Tilt Swivel Wall Mount for TCL 32 Inch L32HDF11TA TV
publisher: Cheetah Mounts
EAN: 1325836264082
price: $28.99 (new)

Cheetah Mounts LCD Arm Wall Mount for 23-37″ Black

The ALAML mount is constructed with 8lbs of 100% High Grade Steel providing a sturdy and reliable mount. The ALAML uses separate cover pieces for the wall plate and pivot joints providing a clean finished look. This wall mount will fit the majority of LCD Displays up to 37″ that conform to the VESA Standards. The tilt mechanism utilizes a “one touch” design allowing an individual user to adjust the angle with one hand while locking the angle of tilt with the other. The ALAML VESA arm mount provides up to 21″ of extension, collapses to less than 4″, has 180 degrees of rotation and +/- 15 degrees of tilt.

– VESA Hole Pattern: Up to 8″ x 8″ (75x75mm, 100x100mm, 100x200mm, 200x200mm)
– Fits most 23″-37″ TVs
– Max Extension: 21.25″, Min Depth 4.75″
– Max Capacity: 65lbs
– Tilt Range: ± 20°
– Swivel Range: Up to 180°
– Wall Plate Dimensions: 10.25″H x 2.25″W
– Single Stud Installation, Powder Coat Paint

How can I tell if my TV is VESA compliant?

Although the vast majority of TVs are VESA compliant, there are some models that are not. Please consult your TV product manual for more information. Most manuals indicate the exact VESA standard necessary for mounting, or simply indicate the VESA mounts are supported in general. If this is the case, simply purchase a wall mount within the TV size guidelines of your TV.

How do I measure my TV’s VESA standard?

Look for the 4 mounting holes on the back of your flat screen television. Take both a horizontal and vertical measurement (in mm). This is your VESA Standard. A VESA hole pattern is measured in both horizontal and vertical distance between mounting holes. For example, VESA 75 x 75 means your TV mounting holes are 75mm apart horizontally and 75mm apart vertically.

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