Review: Intex B4301 UHD TV
An overwhelming, perhaps not entirely positive design change in newer TVs is that their table-top stand design requires a table as wide as the TV itself. Intex, however, has retained a more conventional table-stand design for the 43-inch 4K TV. It sits easily on our 32-inch wide TV unit.
The Direct LED (DLED) display has 3,840x2,160 resolution—this makes it a 4K TV (also known as an Ultra HD TV). What immediately stands out is the crispness of the visuals on this screen; it improves detailing for lower-quality standard-definition (SD) content. While the black level isn’t the deepest, contrast is better than expected, making for a vibrant picture.
However, the Intex B4301 UHD TV (Rs52,990) really comes into its own when you connect a 4K content source, such as a Microsoft Xbox One S console. While streaming 4K content on Netflix and Amazon Video, the picture quality is fantastic, and the noise-processing algorithms are optimized well enough to retain clarity, while also removing any potential distortions. There are two HDMI 2.0 ports (for 4K content at 60 Hz refresh rates) and two HDMI 1.4 ports (for 4K content at 30 Hz refresh rates). This is a big positive, because most TVs under the Rs80,000 mark offer limited HDMI ports.
There are a couple of shortcomings though. First, there are no advanced picture-control settings—noise reduction, fast-motion visual controls and more, for instance. Second, the Intex B4301 UHD TV has limited high dynamic range (HDR).
The Eye Safe T Matrix feature works in the background to reduce eye strain by improving pixel accuracy and reducing motion blur during fast-paced scenes in movies, for instance.
As expected, the built-in speakers can go really loud, but return weak bass, and the sound does not have great detailing. The smart TV feature is based on Android 5.1 and comes with apps like Netflix, Hotstar, YouTube and Amazon. The interface, however, is merely functional.
The Intex B4301 UHD TV delivers on its promise of excellent picture quality. Its rival is the LG 43UJ632T (around Rs54,500; Amazon.in), which has a good IPS 4K panel as well as support for the HDR10 standard, but makes do with just two HDMI ports.
■43-inch 4K display (3,840x2,160 resolution)
■1.1 GHz quad-core processor; 2.5 GB RAM
■Android 5.1 smart TV