InFocus has been trying to make a place for itself in the Indian market with a range of offerings in the mobile space. We’ve seen it launch budget devices starting at Rs 5,999 going up to Rs 20,000 with high-end specs and looks as it competes in this burgeoning smartphone space.
Now, InFocus has introduced its range of LED TVs in India starting at Rs 9,999 going up all the way to Rs 69,999 for the 60-inch version. In the US, the company is known for its LCD projectors, large format PCs, etc and for its smartphones, TV business it has tied up with Foxconn in China.
We reviewed the InFocus 50-inch LED TV with an Airtel HD TV connection and here’s what we think:
Specs: 50-inch Full HD DLED display | 60 Hz framerate | Contrast 5000:1 | 2 HDMI ports 1 USB Port | Stand, and wall-mounted |
Price: Rs 34,999
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InFocus 50-inch LED TV
First up let’s be clear that this TV is supposed to be a budget offering given its size. On Flipkart, an LG or Samsung or Sony TV with a full HD resolution and more than 40-inches in size will cost you north of Rs 40,000 and steadily going up. In its pricing, InFocus is closer to Micromax, Intex and VU, which have TVs in the 50-inch full HD range for around the same price.
The 50-inch InFocus TV looks great, and by great I mean it looks expensive, probably the reason why a lot of people would want to buy a TV with this size and resolution. We used the TV with the stand option. The idea with getting a big TV is often to have a jazzy, ‘expensive’ looking device for your guests to see, and murmur over how perfect your house looks and InFocus delivers on that.
I used my Airtel HD connection on this via the HDMI port. As far as resolution goes, I would say it’s decent for its pricing. The media player can handle almost all the formats; I used my ancient USB drive with this which has some very new, and some very old video content. I’d say stick to the 1080 p resolution files as they look quite good on this TV, although the 720p files didn’t look too shabby either.
Don’t expect the deepest blacks or most vivid colours on this television, although the TV looks impressive when it starts. With HD channels it makes for a good viewing experience; personally I preferred watching my media files on this TV.
The only problem is that a TV of this size requires adequate distance between the viewer and the screen, and frankly in my tiny house that was not possible.
What’s not so good?
Unfortunately, a 50-inch LED TV also means you need a lot of space in your home as we found out when the review unit had to be set up. Once the TV was set-up, it pretty much took up all the space in the room, so keep in mind you need a big enough wall or table for this TV.
The sound quality wasn’t really that impressive, and I found myself trying to pump up the volume quite often. Getting the remote to respond in the USB section was also quite frustrating, and I found myself having to sit bang in front to browse for content.
Like I said, InFocus is offering a big TV for mid-budget price, and for a lot of families in India, this might not sound like a bad option.
If you’re okay with keeping a mid-range priced, but giant TV that might last two or three years, then one can explore InFocus along with the Micromax and Vu Tvs. Just make sure you have the space to keep it somewhere.