LED-backlit TVs are in and they’re getting cheaper as months go by. However, the larger screen TVs are expensive and many turn to smaller sized LED TVs that fit their budget and needs. VU has launched their new 24K16 LED-backlit TV to cater to this audience.
Design and Build Quality
The 24K16 has a 24-inch screen and looks more like a monitor with speakers than a regular LED TV, primarily because of the size. However, the TV is designed to look good. The glossy bezel at the sides are slim, giving it a sleek look. The bezel at the base is thicker to accommodate the in-built speakers located there. In terms of thickness as well, the TV is pretty slim like most other LED-backlight TVs.
The build quality isn’t upto the mark, though. We notice areas of the bezel to be a little loose, especially at the right bottom end of the TV, the power port felt a bit shaky, too. However, the ports are built and placed well. Although the TV stand looks good, it does not give the TV a firm base, making it wobble at times. If you intend to plonk your TV in one place and not bother about moving it often, then this shouldn't be a big concern for you.
Buttons at the back for various controls
The remote bundled with it, in one word is unconventional. Not only the layout of the buttons, but also the basic look of it. While the build quality of the remote isn’t bad, the layout of the buttons is different. Apart from the ten digits, there is an extra column of the usual four-coloured buttons placed along the numbers. On most remotes, the number keys are placed by themselves without any other buttons next to them. Also, the mute and power buttons are a tad smaller in comparison, and the four-way direction pad buttons are a lot chunkier. Not a major deal breaker, and you will get used to the remote quickly enough.
The TV as you might already know by now, has an LED-backlit screen. It’s also HD capable and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The TV is well equipped and has the standard component ports, an HDMI port, a SCART port and a VGA port, as well. If you plan on connecting your PC to the TV, you’ll have to buy a DVI-to-HDMI converter. Also, there’s a USB port to read JPG files or play MP3 files from a flash drive.
Good number of connectors
The interface of the TV is a combination of blue and white, though, it's not the best seen. There’s not a lot of customisation available for the 24K16, apart from the regular brightness, contrast and colour saturation settings. You can also change the colour temperature and play around with the DNR, CTI, Flesh Tone and ALC, which are all present to enhance image quality. There are no RGB adjustment controls, so you can’t calibrate the display either.
The sound on the TV can be tweaked a little bit. There’s an equalizer and a few virtual surround sound settings to play with. You can also switch between the TV and external speakers. In addition, there’s AVC which normalises the audio and the Lip Sync which is supposed to keep sound and image in synchronization.