Some of the brands that we know now as smartphone manufacturers were till recently selling other stuff. So it is no surprise that a company like Intex is now into televisions too. In fact, Intex was for long known as a successful Indian accessory maker.
Yes, you would not really look at Intex as a TV brand. But brands are created within months these days. For those who are familiar with Intex smartphones and peripherals, picking up a television from the brand won’t be that tough.
What is good?
The first thing that influences the decision to buy a flat panel television is its price. And this is where Intex has a distinct advantage. It will be around 25 per cent cheaper than larger brands. And that does not in anyway mean the product is inferior.
The 42-inch FullHD display quality is really good. The colours are vibrant and the black really deep. In fact, I played some 4K content which was stunning on the screen. Even 720p content looked good on the screen. This is important as most of the content in homes is 720p beamed through the set top boxes.
The TV comes with a plug-and-play USB movie option that could handle most file formats comfortably. The remote has all the controls needed for the playback. It also plays music, pictures and even text files. The TV comes with a host of connectivity options and has two sets of HDMI and USB ports. However, even those might be less for some households.
What is not that good?
The remote feels a bit cheap and has a slightly confusing layout, made worse by the fact that the labeling is very hard to read. The media player software is a bit outdated. For instance, to play a file you need to select it, tick it and click play. It should be a single click to play instead. After all that’s what we are all used to.
Intex is a decent LED option for people looking to buy a large screen without being hung up on bigger brands. The TV works perfectly well and the picture quality is great with a good number of connectivity options. What more could you ask for at this price.