CLEAR PIC­TURE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

There is some awk­ward­ness when you see Mi­cro­max writ­ten on a screen that is larger than seven inches. Yes, there is a Mi­cro­max that is larger than a tablet. Yes, Mi­cro­max now has a tele­vi­sion.

We were ex­cited to test how this pop­u­lar In­dian phone­maker’s en­try into televisions would pan out. And we were not all that dis­ap­pointed. At least, there is noth­ing bad about the unit that we test. In fact it is good enough to be rec­om­mended to any­one who wants a large screen LED and is not really both­ered about get­ting a big brand home.

The unit on the whole is quite thin and neatly de- signed. It is easy to set up and took us about 20 min­utes to un­box and in­stall. As the white Mi­cro­max home­screen comes alive, you re­alise that the 1080p Full HD LED screen is very clear – it is ac­tu­ally a zero dots LED panel. The view­ing an­gles are very good, though we though the bezel could have been thin­ner. You can play around with the pic­ture with a hand­ful of pre­set modes. The zoom is also good and gives you mul­ti­ple op­tions, which can be handy when the broad­cast stars to pixel­late. The sound is very loud and is again aided by a set of pre­sets. The TV also has a good built-in me­dia player, which can be ac­cessed through

the DMP but­ton on the re­mote. For video, it gives much more con­trols than the av­er­age non­s­mart tele­vi­sion models. It can also open pic­ture as well as some types of text files. The TV also ac­com­mo­dates a lot of sources, in­clud­ing three HDMI, two USB and a VGA in­put. But all this is pretty stan­dard in most tele­vi­sion sets th­ese days.

While there are no sur­prises with this LED TV, it is among the cheap­est avail­able in the mar­ket for this size. Buy this if you want a good pic­ture and the reg­u­lar movie player func­tions. You can get the brains for the tele­vi­sion sep­a­rately.

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