Here’s why paying Rs 40K for Kodak Smart LED TV 50 inch is worth the buy



When I heard about Kodak LED TV, I was driven to my nostalgic childhood of Kodak 35 mm cameras when photography was still a passion among middle class parents unlike today when 1 out of 2 people on earth own a DSLR. Being a pioneer in the field of cameras and photoprints, I was quite positive about the picture quality of Kodak LED TV. However when I learnt that the SMART LED TV of 50 inches cost Rs 40,990, I tried to calculate in my weak maths as in how is it possible. While the major players including LG or Samsung cannot afford to sell a smart TV at that range, Kodak TVs are selling on Amazon like hot cakes.

While I wasn’t blown away by the features on offer of the Kodak LED TV, I would say it’s decent.

Scroll through the slideshow below for detailed report card of Kodak LED TV.

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Performance

Performance
This TV is based on A+ grade Samsung display panel, which is currently the best in India. Powered by 1GHz quad core processor running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, the colour reproduction and viewing angle are good.

Just like other smart TVs in Indian market, this one uses same software and runs an outdated 4.4.2 Android.
It has 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and Miracast technology enabled in it. It also has various picture/sound modes. So even if you are too lazy to walk up to the TV and insert flash drive, you can just cast through your smartphone. However given the fact that it’s a 50 inch big fat TV, the picture clarity won’t be as good as in your smartphone after casting.

Interface

Interface
The UI is custom made Google Chrome. So you have a regular App Mall as well. There are several pre-installed apps like Netflix, YouTube, Whatsapp, Gmail and a few other essentials included.

Bonus

Bonus

Also there are a standard IR Remote and an air mouse provided. The USB chargeable Air Mouse is a fantastic device with QWERTY keypad, track pad and toggle button. At this price point, an air mouse is definitely a bigger gain in the Indian LED TV market.

Verdict

Verdict

Given the price point, you just can’t ask for more. Superb HD quality, easy user interface, Air Mouse, easy casting and sleek design are some of the features that make the TV buy worthy.
However the manufacturer may try fixing the sound quality that cracks at bass when played in high volume. And another glitch is the delay in response when using the apps. This is mostly because of outdated Android OS, which is used by most TV brands in India.
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