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JVC LT-43CF810 Fire TV Edition Smart TV Review

My detailed consumer review of the affordable 43-inch Smart LED TV JVC LT-43CF810

JVC LT-43CF810 TV review

The JVC LT-43CF810 is a mid-range smart TV that offers a unique blend of affordability and features. With its 43-inch display and integration with Amazon's Fire TV platform, this TV aims to be a central entertainment hub for any living room.

JVC LT-43CF810 - full product specifications

  • Model: LT-43CF810
  • Series: Fire TV Edition
  • Screen Size: 43 inches
  • Display Type: LED
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • HDR: Yes, supports HDR10
  • Video
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Viewing Angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical

  • Speakers: Integrated stereo speakers
  • Sound Output: 16 watts total (2 x 8W)
  • Audio Enhancement: DTS TruSurround

Smart TV Features
  • Operating System: Fire TV
  • Pre-installed Apps: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more
  • Voice Control: Yes, with built-in Amazon Alexa
  • Processor: Quad-core
  • RAM: Typically 1.5 GB (specification may vary)
  • Storage: 8 GB internal (for apps and user data)

  • Wi-Fi: Yes, built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Ethernet: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • HDMI Ports: 3 (including support for ARC on one port)
  • USB Ports: 1 (USB 2.0)
  • Composite In: Yes
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Yes

Additional Features
  • Remote Control: Voice remote included
  • Mounting Type: VESA mount compatible (200 x 200 mm)
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy Star certified

Physical Dimensions
  1. Without Stand (W x H x D): Approximately 38.1" x 22.1" x 3.5"
  2. With Stand (W x H x D): Approximately 38.1" x 24.2" x 8.9"
  3. Weight (without stand): Around 15.4 lbs
  4. Weight (with stand): Around 15.9 lbs

Price and Availability
  • Retail Price: Typically ranges from $300 to $400, depending on the retailer and promotional discounts.
  • Availability: Available at major electronics retailers and online stores.

Design and Build
The LT-43CF810 sports a sleek, minimalist design typical of modern smart TVs. The bezels are reasonably thin, allowing for a more immersive viewing experience. The build quality is solid, giving the TV a sturdy feel without being overly bulky. It comes with a standard plastic stand, but it is also wall-mountable, which is great for those who prefer a cleaner setup.

Display and Picture Quality
The 43-inch display of the LT-43CF810 boasts a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. While it doesn't offer 4K resolution, the Full HD display is crisp and bright, providing good color accuracy and contrast ratios. It supports HDR10, which enhances the viewing experience by offering brighter whites and deeper blacks, making it suitable for watching movies and gaming.

Smart Features
One of the standout features of the LT-43CF810 is its built-in Fire TV experience. This integration means you can enjoy a wide range of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and more without the need for an external streaming device. The interface is user-friendly and responsive, thanks to the quad-core processor powering the TV.

Alexa voice control is fully integrated, allowing you to control the TV and other connected devices using just your voice. This feature is particularly useful for those who are already invested in the Amazon ecosystem.

In terms of connectivity, the LT-43CF810 is well-equipped. It includes three HDMI ports, which is sufficient for connecting multiple devices such as game consoles and Blu-ray players. Additionally, there's a USB port for playing media from USB devices, a composite input, and an optical audio output for connecting to sound systems. Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enhancing its capabilities as a smart home device.

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Sound Quality
The audio performance of the LT-43CF810 is decent with its built-in speakers. While they won't rival a dedicated sound system or soundbar, they provide clear and loud audio for everyday TV watching and gaming. For those looking for a more immersive sound experience, the optical audio output and Bluetooth connectivity make it easy to connect the TV to a better external audio system.

Price and Value
Priced competitively, the JVC LT-43CF810 offers excellent value for those who are looking for a smart TV experience without breaking the bank. It typically retails around $300-$400, depending on the retailer and any ongoing promotions.

For those considering alternative options, the TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku TV offers a higher 4K resolution at a similar price point. Another option is the Hisense 43H4F 43-Inch LED Roku Smart TV, which provides comparable features with the addition of Roku’s streaming platform.

The JVC LT-43CF810 is a solid choice for anyone looking for an affordable smart TV with all the essential features. The integration of Amazon’s Fire TV and Alexa voice control makes it an excellent option for seamless streaming and smart home connectivity. While it lacks 4K resolution, the overall performance and features make it a worthy consideration for the price.