Last year saw some really great televisions being launched and hopefully with the new year upon us, we can expect television technology to go through the roof with large-sized OLED TVs, soon to become mainstream. However, till that technology is upon us, we can still awe at the ones that were released last year. In the last quarter of the year, Vu released a range of televisions that spanned various sizes. Their flagship television that was launched in this range was the Vu 55T39X3D.
Keyboard is extremely convenient to use
This television boasts of some pretty incredible features, such as the ability to playback videos in full HD, 3D capabilities, stylish looks and a host of other features. Read on to know more about this 55-inch 3D LED TV.
Design and Build Quality
Brands tend to add a lot of style to their large TVs and Vu has done no different with the 5539X3D. When one walks into a room and looks at this TV, it is hard to not be impressed with the style that it exudes. The front of the TV is adorned with a brushed aluminium strip at the bottom, which adds to the televisions class. This strip features touch sensitive controls located at the bottom left, which are for basic functions, such as menu, source, channel, volume and power. The beautiful thing about this TV is that it features a white and light blue LED indicator just below the aluminium strip at the centre. It has a futuristic look about it.
The bezel to the sides and top measure just less than two inches and along the four sides of the TV are transparent strips akin to that found on the LG and the Lloyd 3D TVs. The stand is different from most televisions available in the market, as it has the four pronged look with a shiny metal finish. Though this is different from most TVs, it is similar to that of the Samsung Series 8 UA55D8000 reviewed by us, a while back. Looking at the TV from the front, one can be surely impressed with its looks.
Range of inputs and outputs
Connectivity options for this TV lie on both sides at the back, with a majority of them featuring on the rear right. The connectivity options featured on the left, include - three USB ports and an Ethernet port. To the right, there are side and downward facing connectors. There are a host of I/O ports here, which include four HDMI ports, two USB ports, SCART, DVI/ PC audio port, a VGA port, AVI ports, a port for a pair of headphones and one for a mic. The use of the side and downward facing connectors are becoming fairly common as many people tend to wall mount their HDTVs. When one mounts the television on a wall, with the connectors facing down, there is no jutting out of cables, hence allowing the TV to be flush against the wall.
The bundled up remote has a black glossy finish and it can retain fingerprints quite easily. It is quite light in weight, which is good thing, but it somehow feels a bit plasticy and this put us off a bit. The buttons are well spaced allowing one to navigate through the different options fairly easily. Along with the remote, Vu have also bundled a wireless keyboard with the TV. The unique thing about this keyboard is that it has the capabilities of a mouse. There is also a touchpad and the left and right click buttons. Like the TV and the remote, it too has a glossy exterior making it look attractive as well. One also gets a pair of active 3D glasses with this TV, which is quite light in weight. The looks of it are not that great, though as compared to others available in the market, as it looks a bit cheap and does not appear to be sturdy enough.
Glasses feel a bit cheap
Since we have established that this TV is quite attractive in appearance it cannot be compared to the recently reviewed Sony LED TV as that is by far the best looker at the moment. Instead it is on par with the LGs or Samsungs available in the market. As for the television's build quality, the Vu 55T39X3D is extremely sturdy and the bezel, especially is quite tough. The stand supports the TV well and we had no problems with it at all in this department of the review.