Placement of connectors, price, good color reproduction, pleasing looks
Bulky, high noise levels, average sound
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Videocon is a brand we've known for long, and it has now expanded its product portfolio to compete with the big boys. We don't hear of it much on TV or the newspapers but they do have some pretty tempting LCD televisions for the budget conscious consumer.
Today, we'll be taking a look at their 32" LCD TV that hails from their Haute line up of stylish televisions. But looks aside, how well does it compete when it comes to the video processing technology used? For starters we have DCDi (Directional Correlation De interlacing) which helps in reducing jagged edges along diagonal lines, Temporal and MPEG Noise reduction, so the technology seems enticing but how well it works is to be seen.
Build and Design
This 32-incher sports a full black gloss bezel with a matte-finish screen, so reflections will be less. I must admit the design feels a bit dated after seeing what Samsung and Sharp have to offer. The stand is wide enough to balance the load of the TV, and even though it wobbles quite a bit if shaken, the base remains solid. There is a slight swivel movement but I don't think that's intentional since it does not move a lot. The screen sports a native resolution of 1366x768 with 16.7 million colors. The brightness level is a modest 450 candelas with a 6.5ms response time.
From the side the Videocon is not slim and bares quite a bulk from behind. The buttons on the side are fairly easy to use and has a good feedback as well.
The rear is completely devoid of any connectors except for a single Composite input. Rest of the connectors is placed on the left side of the television, which is a very unconventional design with its own pros and cons. On the plus side, you'll never have to turn the monitor around to connect anything, which is huge plus if you're wall mounting the TV. On the other hand if you have a DVD player placed on the right side, then the HDMI cable is a little hard to reach.
There is small flaw here though; Videocon has given too many Composite connections, four to be exact, when there is just a single Component connector, where ideally there should be two. There's also VGA and S-Video and finally two HDMI jacks to complete the set.