Updated: February 7, 2016 9:03:17 am
Everyone desires to have a big TV in their living rooms, but very few can afford to spend a couple of month’s salary on something like this. This is where brands like Intex, Micromax, VU and others are coming into the picture; by providing the luxury of a big screen at affordable prices. If you care to notice, then you will find the price, features are similar, and even the looks.
On the consumer front, there is only one question: Can I trust these brands?
For most households in India, a new TV means it should work nonstop without any hiccups for at least 10 years. Only then consumers are full of praises for the brand. It’s like the typical Nokia mindset.
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Unfortunately, the market doesn’t work this way anymore. Companies really cannot afford to offer such a long product lifespan to stay in the game. So, for consumers, it is better to make peace with an average lifespan, say three to four years for a new TV, especially if you’re going for a budget one.
On the other hand, even if you spend close to Rs 1 lakh on a new branded TV, how can you be sure that it will last for your dream period of 10 years?
So, if you are ready to move on and finally look at saving money initially by opting for a budget TV, here is our review of the new 48-inch Intex LED-5010 FHD TV. I have been using it for a little over four months now.
Price: Rs 39,990
Intex LED-5010 FHD TV
It is a simple looking 48-inch LED TV offering up to 1080p Full HD resolution with lots of connectivity options. And for those who are curious, it is not a smart TV. You can mount this TV on any wall. And if you don’t to do it, then it comes with a sturdy metal stand for you to keep it on a table.
If you feel that a 48-inch TV might be too big for your room, be informed that this TV is ideal for the living room of any average sized 1BHK or 2BHK apartment; but it takes getting used to. Also, Intex’s Eye Safe T-Matrix technology does a good job of keeping your eyes relaxed.
Other features include 16:9 aspect ratio, dual 10W speakers and weighs 11 kgs. On the connectivity port the options present are: RF, two HDMI, AV in/out, two USB, VGA, PC audio in, 3.5mm earphone and YpbPr.
You can easily plug in your flash drive or your smartphone to watch movies, listen to music or look at pictures on the big screen. It supports all popular file formats including .MKV and .mp4. You can run this TV on an Inverter power supply during power cuts. It is not equipped with Bluetooth.
How is the display quality?
The display quality is good for the price you are paying. There is no notable bleeding. The viewing angles are really good. Of course, you can’t expect to get the lively feel of a Samsung or Sony Bravia TV for this price. It is okay for the daily family soaps, and weekend movies. The colour saturation and contrast is again average at best.
You should upgrade to HD dish connectivity, if you haven’t done it already, else everything will look hazy and pixelated. Same applies while watching movies from your pen drive. The content has to be HD for best viewing.
How is the audio quality?
It is not that great. And this is the problem with all low cost TVs. I would suggest that you get a decent 2.1 speaker to use it with this TV.
This TV is all okay for its price only. It stands at par with all other offerings in the market. If you just want a big screen, then this is an ideally budget choice. But if you want more on the display quality, sound and WiFi, then start saving money for the likes of Samsung, LG or Sony.
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