Smart TVs seem to be the new rage in India, especially since there are new companies offering affordable ones. We check out Noble’s new flagship model.
There seems to be a bunch of new affordable TV products being launched in the country, and after the smart phone rage in India, it seems that Indian companies are now moving into the production of affordable, and very capable, TVs. We recently got our hands on the all new Noble Skiodo 65-inch Full HD Smart TV, which is one of the many new smart TVs to be launched in India at an affordable price.
Not much is really known about Noble Skiodo. What we do know is that it’s a joint venture between the Indian manufacturing specialist Noble and the American design firm Skiodo. The company has actually been around for a while now, and they have quietly launched a number of televisions, as well as washing machines in India. Their current line of TVs is available for sale on Amazon India.
As we mentioned before, the focus of the Noble Skiodo range is on affordability, and it also comes with some great new features at prices that are incredibly competitive. How competitive? Well, this 65-inch TV is priced at Rs. 85,000 only, and for its size and capabilities it is a steal.
The Noble Skiodo 65-inch Full HD Smart TV is an LED TV that features a 65-inch display. It is certainly a massive TV and will most probably need a big table to sit on, but it also comes with wall mountings when you purchase it, in case you want it mounted on your living room wall and save the table for something else. With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the clarity of the images on the screen are not bad at all and even when you watch HD channels from your cable provider you will be mighty impressed. It certainly isn’t the most sharp image resolution, but for the price you can’t really complain. The display also supports 1.07G colours for better picture quality, but honestly it doesn’t really impress us much there.
Coming to specifications, the TV is powered by a Cortex A7 Quad Core CPU coupled with Mali450MP2 GPU. The processor is supported by 512MB RAM and 4GB flash memory. Since it is a Smart TV, it’s based on Android and supports Wi-Fi for direct connection to the internet. The TV also supports other ports like headphones, USB, HDMI, LAN and VGA port. The TV also supports three HDMI ports for connecting other peripherals. We were able to connect and browse the web easily and also watch Youtube videos, but there were a few instances where the TV hung or froze when browsing through the menus, causing us to quit to the main menu.
The Noble Skiodo Smart TV can also be connected with a wireless keyboard for an optimised viewing experience, but the remote control that comes with the TV already has a full QWERTY keyboard, but we did face a few problems with using this.
Overall, though the TV is quite nice. If you aren’t looking for the most breath taking picture quality, but you want a massive screen that allows you to surf the web or play video games with decent quality, this is certainly a great option. And did we also mention that it’s affordable? Yes, big screen Smart TVs are now more accessible than ever.