A good smart TV, but only if you are smart enough to upgrade it
This is a smart TV. But what is so smart about Facebook on a 55-inch screen? The thing is, while most smart TVs have Skype or Facebook as embedded applications, the VU Super TV has gone ahead and embedded a Core i3 powered Windows 7 Home Ultimate Edition PC into the TV. You can video chat and go to social network websites of your choice—besides browsing the internet. And because it is a smart TV, you can not only watch a cricket match, you can also follow its Twitter timeline and update your Gmail status while you are at it.
The TV has a meagre 2 GB Ram (but you can upgrade it), and a decent 500 GB hard disc drive for all the regular PC content. A wireless keyboard and Logitech mouse are part of the package. There are 4 USB ports, into which you can plug in an external hard disc drive or Flash drive and watch movies or listen to music in any format. TV does not support the format? No problem, just download that driver from the internet and watch it via the PC. And, there is a separate power switch for the PC, so you don’t have to turn it on every time the TV is turned on.
The TV’s colour reproduction is excellent. But the 3D technology is dependent on active shutter glasses, which need to be recharged and never offer a completely flicker-free 3D experience. If you can handle he flicker, however, the 3D experience is immersive. But if you want great sound too, you’ll have to upgrade to a sound bar or home theatre.
Sadly, the device tends to forget that it is a TV first. While watching movies off a hard disc, you can’t adjust its colour, contrast or any other picture setting. All you can do is fast forward, rewind, pause and play. I also hate the bundled remote control. You can always buy another, but they should have provided a usable one. The PC can’t even be turned off with the remote. You have to walk to the TV and switch off the PC. The only thing that stumps me about this TV is its brandname. Just what does VU mean?