Noble Skiodo 32CN32P01 HD LED TV review: Stylish looks, decent performer

Noble Skiodo has brought its TVs to India in an exclusive partnership with Amazon. The 32-inch HD LED TV is priced at Rs 14,999.

Written by Hansa Verma | Published:September 18, 2016 10:04 am
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Noble Skiodo

Noble Skiodo has brought its TVs to India in an exclusive partnership with Amazon. The California-based company is a new entrant in the segment with a range of TV sets at disruptive prices. The company recently launched its 42-inch 4K Ultra HD TV at Rs 29,999, while they also have a 40-inch Full HD LED TV at Rs 17,999 and 48-inches Full HD Smart LED TV at Rs 29,490.

Noble Skiodo 32CN32P01 HD LED TV

The 32-inch HD LED TV is priced at Rs 14,999. This price segment is largely dominated by Micromax, which has a strong foothold in India. There’s also several options from LG, but their 32-inch TV cost a bit more.

Specs: 32-inch HD (720p) LED display | 60 Hz framerate | Contrast 1000:1 | 2 HDMI ports 2 USB Port | Stand, and wall-mounted |

Price: Rs 14,999

What’s good?

The 32-inch TV is sleek and looks great in terms of design. The TV screen is almost bezel-less making for a wider display, which I liked. This enhances the design factor and makes it one of the better looking LED TVs under Rs 15,000. It blended perfectly in the small room that I call my own. It neither looked too big, nor too small.

I used the TV with my Siti HD cable connection. The resolution was decent given the price, and pictures looked vivid. Though the blacks weren’t the deepest and the picture quality wasn’t as sharp, it did not disappoint either. The TV supports two USB ports and I could easily watch movies using my pen drive on the 32-inch TV. While the picture quality was acceptable, I wouldn’t recommend the same unless absolutely needed.

What’s not good?

The remote just fails to work properly. My biggest problem with the TV was I had to struggle with its remote each time I had to change a channel or pump up/down the volume. My initial, and obvious, response was to switch the batteries with a new set, but that didn’t work either. So, yes, the remote is an issue.

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Next up is the volume, which failed to impress at even the highest levels. I had to pump up the volume quite often to hear clearly. Sound quality isn’t crystal clear and sharp either. It did well for a small room, but I doubt if the device is apt for larger spaces.

Verdict

Go for Noble Skiodo 32-inch TV if your needs are bare minimum. The TV does the basic job of producing a decent picture as well as sound quality for smaller rooms. But, I wouldn’t recommend it if you use your TV for other purposes, like watching movies via pen drive, too often. Also, since Noble Skiodo TVs are Amazon exclusive and not available offline, service could be an issue. Otherwise, this is a stylish device in the sub-Rs 15,000 range. Other options available in this price bracket are from Micromax and InFocus.