Sky­worth 49G6

Like a G6

HWM (Philippines) - - Contents - by Lionell Go Mac­ahilig

Back in June, Chi­nese tele­vi­sion man­u­fac­turer Sky­worth joined forces with Ja­panese elec­tron­ics and semi­con­duc­tor gi­ant Toshiba in launch­ing a new se­ries of An­droid tele­vi­sions. The Sky­worth G6 is the prod­uct of the said part­ner­ship. This se­ries con­sists of Tv mod­els with dis­play sizes rang­ing from 43 inches to 75 inches. For the Philip­pine mar­ket, Sky­worth priced the 49-inch vari­ant of the G6 (49G6) at PHP 35,000, and this is the sub­ject of this re­view.

The panel weighs 12.2kg. it may sound light, but tak­ing into ac­count the 49-inch size, you might need a com­pany when set­ting up the 49G6. The unit is bun­dled with two L-shaped metal stands that are quite hefty, giv­ing you an as­sur­ance that they can sup­port the en­tire dis­play panel. A metal frame with brushed fin­ish borders the panel, while be­low it, con­spic­u­ous is a metal grille that is almost as broad as the width of the panel. This com­po­nent rep­re­sents the G6’s Geek sound­bar. We’ll talk about its per­for­mance later.

in­spect­ing the back, there’s the usual set of con­nec­tors that you’ll find in Tvs th­ese days. Most im­por­tant of th­ese are HDMI and USB ports. in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity is sup­ported through an eth­er­net port.

run­ning on An­droid 6.0 Marsh­mal­low, you get a plain An­droid Tv user in­ter­face with the 49G6. in spite of this, you ac­tu­ally get every­thing that you need, but if you are miss­ing some­thing like a stream­ing app or a media player, sim­ply don­wload it through Google Play.

The 49G6 comes with four pic­ture pre­sets: Cinema, Sport, vivid, and Hi-bright. Out of the box, we no­ticed that its pic­ture qual­ity has softer col­ors com­pared to the other 4K tvs that we re­viewed be­fore. Mad Max: Fury road, no­table for its warm and in­tense col­ors, looked more sub­dued on the 49G6. nev­er­the­less, some viewers will find it sat­is­fac­tory as softer tones are re­lax­ing to the eyes.

The Geek sound­bar, 49G6’s in­te­grated speaker sys­tem, made a modest per­for­mance, par­tic­u­larly with songs that put more em­pha­sis on voice and in­stru­ments like Shawn Men­des’s Stitches and Sam Smith’s Writ­ing’s

On The Wall. How­ever, bassy ti­tles, like The Crys­tal Method’s Cherry Twist, may sound shal­low with the Geek sound­bar. it even missed sev­eral de­tails of the piece dur­ing our test. you should con­sider get­ting a sep­a­rate sound sys­tem for the tv if you are par­tic­u­lar about au­dio.

With a price lower than PHP 40,000, the Sky­worth 49G6 is one of the cheap­est 4k Tv mod­els out there. it is an at­trac­tive deal for the bud­get-minded con­sumers.

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