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5 insanely affordable HDTVs with built-in Roku all under $500

In the market for a new HDTV? Don’t get suckered into a smart TV, get one with Roku pre-installed.

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In the market for a new HDTV? Don’t get suckered into a smart TV, get one with Roku pre-installed.


A while back I purchased one of the newest Samsung smart TV’s to hit the market, and instantly I fell in love with it. It was big, bright, and so crisp that it transformed the way I watched TV and movies. However, after a year or so with it, I found out that it wasn’t so smart.

This thing freezes, takes over 10 minutes to update (every week too), and sometimes just does things that I never commanded. Apparently, smart TVs just aren’t smart enough.

When it came time to purchase another TV for the bedroom, I opted for a TV that came pre-installed with Roku, which is one of the leading media boxes on the market. After a month or so with this new TV, I was sold. Roku’s rule compared to the shitty “smart” software found most TVs.

Below, you’ll find five shockingly affordable HDTVs with Roku features built-in:

TCL 32S3800 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native). Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand (inches) : 28.98x17x3.18, TV with stand (inches) : 28.98×18.68×7.78
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

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TCL 40FS3800 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 35.9″ x 22″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 35.9″ x 20.5″ x 7.9”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

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TCL 48FS3750 48-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 42.9″ x 24.5″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 42.9″ x 27″ x 9.1”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

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TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 44.5″ x 27.8″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 44.5″ x 25.8″ x 8.7”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

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TCL 55FS3750 55-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform with built-in dual band Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49″ x 28.4″ x 3.5″, TV with stand: 49″ x 30.5″ x 9.25”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

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