What TCL TV Do I Have? (Easily Find Your Model and Serial Number)
If you’re ever interested in finding the exact model number for your TCL TV, it’s not difficult to figure out. TCL TVs are essentially the flagship smart TVs for everything Roku, and whether it’s a firmware issue or you’re selling the smart TV as a Roku device, you may need that model and serial number.
The reason it’s so simple to figure out which TCL TV you have is because the information—serial number and model number—are stamped into the back of your TV. It may also be on a sticker, but regardless, it’s going to be behind the TV. Read on to learn more about how you can find your TV’s model and serial number.
In the unfortunate case that you can’t read the information on the back of your TCL or the information is no longer visible, there is another way to retrieve both the model number and the serial number. All you have to do is get into your TCL TV’s settings to find them:
- Go to the Settings menu on your TCL’s screen.
- Select System.
- You’ll see the system information on the next screen.
In the System menu, you will find all of your TCL TV’s information, including the model number, serial number, resolution, manufacturer information, and possibly your WiFi/Ethernet connection type.
There’s probably more information in there as well, and although every TCL model is different, you may find other information in there that’s worth knowing.
The model number of your TCL TV—if you look it up on TCL’s website—contains all of the information for that particular TV. Here is just some of the information that the model number reveals:
- Whether or not this TCL is a Roku TCL
- The series that this TV falls under
- The model number within that series
- The screen size (diagonally)
- Type of screen, such as OLED, LCD, or LED
There is a lot of information to be found under your TCL’s model number, and that information can be important if you’re selling the TV, looking for a very specific TCL TV, or have a firmware upgrade issue that results in the need to do it manually.
What is the TCL TV Serial Number for?
The serial number is the unique, identifying tag for your TCL. In human terms, it is the equivalent of the uniqueness of your fingerprint, DNA, or dental records. It identifies the TV as a specific unit amongst thousands of other TCL TVs that are just like it.
Serial numbers are always unique, and every single electronic device you have ever owned has its own unique identification that sets it apart from all of the rest. They are almost always useless once they are purchased.
They are seemingly useless because everything that is done post-purchase requires the model number and never the serial number. However, there is one exception to the rule, and that exception is manufacturer recalls.
Whenever a manufacturer recalls something, they often have to get specific, and that’s where serial numbers come in. For instance, TCL may issue a recall for a specific model TV. That recall may constitute a certain set of serial numbers. If that happens, you will definitely want to know your own serial number.
The only other time you might find a use for the serial number on the back of your TCL TV is for registering your product with TCL. Once you register your TCL, it will make any warranty coverage easier to get started, help TCL improve their services, access firmware updates, and receive information on your TCL.
Registering your TCL TV is easy, and all you have to do is go to TCL support for product registration. Everything you need to do to register your TCL TV is all there on one screen.
Once you’re on the TCL Support page, you will need to fill out all of your personal information, including your full name, address, email, the date of your purchase, the retailer you purchased it from, and both your model and serial number.
You only have to do this once, and after you fill out the information, your TCL TV will be officially registered with TCL, and you will be able to take advantage of some of the features that come with it.
There is a lot of information to be found, hidden behind the numbers and letters of both your serial number and your model number. There are also various reasons to use them, which could ultimately impact your experience with your TCL TV.