Onida has dropped off the grid in the TV segment and hasn't really had any stand out offerings till late. With every other manufacturer jumping aboard the LED bandwagon, Onida too recently stepped on board when they launched their new Svelte series of LED TVs this October. We've received two sizes for review; a 32" and a 22", and today we'll be reviewing the former. Onida's goal is to compete with the big players in the market and offer something unique that would set them apart.
The new Svelte series come with what Onida calls I-Care technology, which is toughened glass bonded with the LCD panel. This is also further coated with a UV protective film that serves two purposes; one of reducing reflections and the other being protection from UV rays. The glass can also withstand a great deal of force, so if you have kids in the house, this can be a godsend.
Apart from this, Onida's entire Svelte lineup features a 1920x1080 resolution, dual USB2.0 ports capable of playing back DivX HD, Surround sound and their own SRVe Image Engine. The DivX HD part is probably the most exciting bit since we usually see such features reserved for the high end models only. Let's see if the TV is able to deliver as we put it through the grind.
The extension cable is a nice touch since if you wall mount the TV, plugging in a USB drive can be a real task.