Review: Intex LED 5800 FHD
Intex’s LED 5800 FHD’s design is all about minimalism. The 5800 FHD has a slim bezel around the screen. The shinier grey frame around the screen brightens up the overall look. The table-top stand is a two-part design—it attaches at either end of the TV frame, which means you also need a table that is wide enough to place this TV on. All the ports are on the back, and because they are placed at a downward or side-facing angle, access to HDMI and USB ports will not be restricted even if you wall-mount the TV—this is a problem with many other TVs that have an outward-facing port placement.
This is bigger than the 55-inch TVs you may be considering for this budget—it has a 58-inch DLED display with Full HD (1,920x1,080 pixel) resolution.
The images are vibrant. It has a bright screen, with rich colours. Slightly tweak the brightness, contrast and noise reduction settings, and you will see considerable improvement. While the black colour reproduction isn’t very deep, it still does better in terms of contrast than a lot of rivals can manage.
The high-definition content looks crisp and beautiful, while lower-quality standard definition content too is cleaned up by picture-processing algorithms so that it looks well detailed. The image correction features do their job in the background.
Intex has integrated what it calls the Eye Safe T Matrix. This algorithm works in the background to reduce strain on the eyes by improving pixel accuracy, improving the quality of the video signal and ensuring that fast-moving visuals are smoother.
However, there are some glaring shortcomings for a TV as expensive as this. The lack of any smart TV features for apps such as Netflix cannot be ignored. Second, the wireless remote doesn’t look or feel like something that is controlling an expensive gadget—the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung have spent so much time fine-tuning them. Sound clarity is maintained well, but bass isn’t powerful, and remains the weak link.
In terms of picture quality, the 5800 FHD delivers consistently, and is definitely a worthwhile large-screen TV-viewing experience, if you are willing to accept the absence of smart TV features. You can also consider the LeEco Super3 X55 (Rs59,790), which has a slightly smaller 55-inch display but 4K resolution and smart TV features.