TCL ROKU TV Owners - Any Interest
Is there any interest (or value?) in starting an OFFICIAL TCL ROKU TV Owners' thread? Let's hear about your experiences...set-ups, and issues!
Mine: I started out with TCL 55UP120a that I bought from my local Sam's Club for $489 in Jun 2017. Because it was a ROKU and because it was pretty inexpensive, I decided - and I hardly ever do this! - to get the Sam's Club 4-year Protection and 24/7 Tech Support for an additional $49. Lots of trouble setting it up. (I am familiar with ROKU devices, having had a ROKU 2 and a ROKU 3 for the past few years.) Have a Yamaha Home Theater Receiver also, with connections to a couple of front speakers and to (ceiling built-in) rear speakers and a sub-w that I wanted to keep. And I have a cable box (Cox Communications Cisco Explorer) for regular cable service and finally a Sony DVD payer for the occasional disc movies. I tried about every option for connections - trying to route everything to the TCL ROKU TV then all to the Yamaha receiver with an HDMI between the TV and the receiver - before settling on the HDMI and going through the receiver. Using a high-speed HDMI cable with ARC I still had issues. Help through Sam's just got me to TCL who tried, but were not successful, in resolutions - several tries. Lots of screen's going blank and similar. Little consistency in issues. In August, a few months later, they decided to replace the unit (TV) and I received new TCL 55UP130 - apparently a later model from the original 120. (My take-away is that the original TV - the 55UP120 - had some fault.) So the replacement has been working pretty well since - nearly 6 months later - but still has issues going from streaming on the TCL ROKU TV channel (where the receiver needs to be in "Audio 1" input mode to get sound...and then going to Cox Cable programming, when I need to have the receiver's input set to "HDMI 1." Sometimes (well, frequently) it switches OK, but other times it does not. I have to manually haul out the receiver's remote and manually select the proper input audio. When I shut it down (usually from watching cable TV), when I restart it the next day, it's anyone's guess where it will start. Sometimes the last cable station comes on (OK), and sometimes it starts in ROKU TV's home screen - who knows why? So that is an aggravation. Picture is OK. TV was cheap for a 55" unit. It is WAAYY better than my previous TV - an LG 47LM7600 - since relegated to the wall of my bedroom.