VU 4K 55 inch Premium TV / Ultra HD 4K Budget TV | 2020 Model | Overview and Review
VU Technologies was founded as a high-end electronics company in 2006 by Indian Business person Devita Saraf, who had become its CEO and Design Head. VU Technologies imports all the components for panel manufacturing from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
It is growing rapidly and the reason behind it’s growth is that it is offering high-quality TV sets at affordable prices.
VU sells the majority of its TV’s in the online market making it one of the highest selling TV Brands across e-commerce platforms in India.
We have been using VU TV’s for the past 5-6 years now without any issue occurring so far. Impressed by it’s mid-range TV’s we decided to go for VU for getting a premium 55 inch TV too, and it has been a year of us using this TV so we will help you with my experience along with it’s pros and cons with this specific model VU Premium 4K TV series.
VU have launched it’s series of Premium TV’s in affordable prices
We will post the specifications and review for the 55 (139 cm) – Premium / Ultra HD (4K) TV variant in this Blog.
- 4K LED UHD Smart TV
- 400 nits of brightness (VA Display Panel)
- Supports HDR10, HLG & Dolby Vision
- Contrast Ratio: 1000000:1 (Dynamic)
- View Angle: 178 x 178 Degree
- Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
- Quad Core processor with 16GB built in storage and 2GB RAM
- 30 Watts speakers (30 watts bottom firing) Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual-X Surround Sound
- Dual band Wifi 2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz (IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Built-in Chrome-cast
- Android 9 Pie & Google Play Store
- Width x Height x Depth (with stand): 1230 mm x 772 mm x 234 mm
- Weight (with stand): 12.6 kg
- 1 Year Vu Domestic Warranty
You get a variety of all the major ports here at the back side of this TV. However, it is missing with important eARC port and only ARC port is given.
Software & Interface
VU works with Google for enabling the smart connectivity on its televisions. Here, the VU 4K Premium TV runs on Android 9 Pie which gives us access to all the popular apps and streaming services. Here, in VU TV’s there is no limitations unlike some other Android TV’s, here we can access everything that is available. Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video comes pre-installed where in we can watch 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10 content as well. We can use Google Assistant and Google Home to control some of the features of the TV with Voice Commands.
The TV is quick to start from standby and it doesn’t need to boot up completely every time again when it’s turned on. We can access the full list of Settings just from the home-screen while the picture and sound settings can be accessed while the content is been played from any source.
Performance & Picture Quality
The VU Premium 4K TV supports the HDR up to the Dolby Vision format making the TV capable of handling pretty much everything quite nicely.
We tried playing some sample video clips to test the 4K Dolby Vision, and the colours and the motions were handled decently by the TV and also the picture was decently bright and sharp. The black levels were a bit greyish across the screen for all the dark scenes while the bright scenes we played, they were a joy to watch.
We observed that the colour temperature changes as the resolution is switched, making the 4K content seem a bit more dull than the Full HD Content. The TV’s built-in algorithms for picture improvement don’t always work well. We tried switching to HD Content from the Full HD Content and the picture is not very sharp, colours are also average and the motion is jittery. About the Standard Definition Content it is overall very average.
The sound system of this TV is quite decent, loud and clear. It comes with 30 Watts dual bottom firing speakers. You will also get Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual-X Surround Sound.
Pros and Cons
So that’s it folks. If you are looking for a decent TV in budget for this size and features then you may definitely go for this, it is a good pick.
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