GREAT COLOURS, GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - —BY NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN

Be­ing one of the world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of mon­i­tors, it was only nat­u­ral for BenQ to start mak­ing tele­vi­sions. The first set of TVs from the com­pany have started com­ing to the In­dian mar­ket and we man­aged to test the L37-7010. At 37 inches, this LED tele­vi­sion pro­vides a unique op­tion for those who don’t want to spend as much as they would for a 40-incher.

This is among the eas­i­est flat panel TVs to set up and needs just one screw to fas­ten it to the stand. It has a thin bezel, but it is def­i­nitely not one of those mod­els that seem frame­less. This TV is fast and does not take long to come to life. But we were a bit dis­ap­pointed by the user in­ter­face which seems a bit ar­chaic.

The 1366x768p res­o­lu­tion is def­i­nitely meant for those who are okay with cut­ting some cor­ners for the price ad­van­tage. How­ever, the BenQ TV stands apart for its dif­fer­ent and very vivid colours. The blacks are dark too with no flares any­where on the screen. The view­ing an­gles are good too and you can rest as­sured that ev­ery one in the room will see the vis­ual just like the per­son di­rectly in front does.

The TV uses 24P Real Cin­ema tech­nol­ogy that re­duces ghosts dur­ing fast mov­ing vi­su­als. There are mul­ti­ple pic­ture and sound modes, which can be ac­cessed even with­out open­ing the full menu. The menu of­fers much more cus­tomi­sa­tion. The TV, as is the norm th­ese days, comes with a me­dia player that can run most for­mats of video, au­dio, pic­ture and even text files. The con­trols are easy and in­tu­itive. A pain point is the re­mote which seemed a bit stub­born at times, prompt­ing us to change the bat­ter­ies more than once.

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