RCA 4K Roku Smart LED TV RTRU5027 Review

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The RCA 4K Roku TV is a decent option for most users, thanks to its smooth Roku OS, good response time, and low input lag. However, watch out for the lack of wide viewing angles and HDMI 2.1.

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The RCA 4K Roku Smart LED TV (RTRU5027) is an entry-level model released in November 2017. It boasts a 4K panel that claims to provide unbelievable picture clarity and quality over standard HD TVs. And it also touts the easy-to-use Roku OS for seamless navigation. In addition, RCA advertises this TV to have an extremely low input lag and response time. As a result, it is exceptionally well-positioned for daytime TV watchers and casual gamers looking for a 4K TV on a strict budget. To learn more about what experts said, continue reading our RCA 4K Roku Smart LED TV (RTRU5027) review until the end. You can also take a look at the top rated 4k TVs available in the market.


our Verdict

The RCA 4K Roku Smart LED TV (RTRU5027) is a great option for casual gaming and daytime TV watching. It has a smooth Roku OS, a good response time, and a low input lag. Just be aware that it has limited viewing angles and doesn’t have HDMI 2.1.

Reason to Buy

  • Smooth Roku TV OS
  • Decent color accuracy out of the box
  • Good response time
  • Low input lag
  • Great dynamic range

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
  • Low peak brightness
  • No HDMI 2.1 support
  • Lack of VRR, ALLM, and eARC

RCA 4K Roku Smart LED TV RTRU5027 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight Typen/a
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR Formatn/a
LED Panel TypeLED Panel Typen/a
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformRoku TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)1,590
SDR Brightness (nits)207
HDR Brightness (nits)0
Input Lag (ms)38.2
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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  • PC Mag

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    The RCA Roku TV falls short on contrast, but otherwise offers accurate colors and plenty… read more


    Will Greenwald
  • Techradar

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    The RCA RTRU5027 delivers 4K and a handy Roku TV platform at such a low… read more


    Mark Knapp
  • IGN

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    The RCA RTRU5027 is a get-what-you-pay-for situation. The Roku interface is great and you’d be… read more


    John Higgins

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