Today, when choosing a TV for home, it should not be limited to well-known brands at all, since models by less well-known manufacturers are very good. Skyworth televisions are just an example. But this technique has its own characteristics, so it is imperative to study the reviews, model range and tuning procedure.
About the manufacturer
It’s worth mentioning right away that Skyworth TVs are the products of a rather popular Chinese brand abroad. The company was founded in 1988 specifically for the production of household appliances and electronics. The development of the company took place at a very rapid pace. But since 2000, a period of difficulties has come. Then part of the assets had to be sold, and some production facilities were closed.
According to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since 2017, Skyworth's capitalization has consistently exceeded $ 1 billion. In the same 2017, the company became the sixth largest manufacturer of televisions in the world (in terms of the absolute number of devices sold). In addition, at its enterprises they manufacture TV sets according to OEM, ODM schemes for other manufacturers. It is worth noting that part of the production capacity is located at the facilities of the Belarusian brand Horizon. When describing Skyworth models as a whole, we can say that they contain all the required connectors and have a high screen resolution.
And also in most cases, Smart TV functionality is implemented.
It is most appropriate to start the review of the Skyworth television receiver line with the 40E20 FullHD model. This frameless LED TV does not support 3D effect. But you can use the connection of a flash drive. For normal operation, the HDMI interface is used. Reception of a broadcast signal is carried out on the NTSC, SECAM or PAL technology.
Other parameters are as follows:
- screen size - 40 inches;
- aspect ratio - 16/9;
- composite interface;
- frame refresh at 60 Hz.
There is a model with a wider screen (43 inches), for example, 43E2A. SD card is not supported. The screen resolution is 1920x1080 pixels. Viewing angle reaches 178º. The response occurs in 7.6 ms, there are 2 speakers of 8 watts each.
The 55Q20 TV turns out to be much more perfect . Its resolution is fully consistent with the 4K standard. Implemented the ability to connect USB. Brightness - 270 cd per 1 square. m. Other parameters:
- viewing angles - 178º vertically and horizontally;
- 2 speakers with a power of 10 watts;
- digital tuner standard DVB;
- the ability to use Smart TV, Wi-Fi;
- CI +;
- additional wall mount option.
Another eye-catching version is the 39W6000 . The resolution of the 39-inch screen is 1366x768 pixels. There are 3 HDMI ports. There is also 1 SCART connector. You can connect a USB flash drive or other device through the USB port.
Choosing a 32-inch TV, you can think about the 32E20 HD version . The typical aspect ratio is 16/9. The total weight with packaging is 6 kg. Designers have provided 3 HDMI ports. The net weight is 5.3 kg.
Other features are as follows:
- supports high resolution 1366x768 pixels;
- Internet connection is not supported;
- 3D image is not supported;
- the ability to connect two USB flash drives standard;
- the TV is not designed to connect an SD card;
- frameless design (97% of the surface of the TV falls on the screen itself).
But the Skyworth 55S9A 4K deserves special attention . This TV is OLED. Provided in it is a full-fledged Smart TV. The screen size in different versions can range from 51 to 59 inches (an average of 55 inches). The Android 9.0 operating system will surely please many connoisseurs of electronic equipment.
The remaining parameters are as follows:
- contrast - 140,000 to 1;
- Bluetooth 5.0 interface;
- 3 HDMI ports
- Net weight - 20.7 kg;
- Dolby Atmos Audio Class
- acoustics power - 8 W;
- brightness - up to 330 cd per 1 square. m;
- frame update - 60 Hz;
- built-in memory - 2 GB;
- response - 8 ms;
- processor - ARM Cortex A-53.
How to setup?
Sound tuning on Skyworth TVs should not cause any problems. For this purpose, a separate sound menu is used, where you can choose not only the mode and automatic volume level, but also the balance, the indicator of high frequencies and bass. Adjust the sound volume using the arrow keys.
In the reception mode of the broadcast signal, the AVL function is available (when playing from the media, it turns off).
Through the menu of images you can select:
- preset mode;
- sharpness level;
- noise reduction quality.
In addition to soft, maximum and normal brightness, there is also a personally set level. This parameter is carefully chosen for the room as a whole. Similarly, they approach the task of the necessary contrast, but it is not regulated according to presets, but only to a greater or lesser extent. Noise reduction can be medium, low, high (you can completely disable it). Important: hue adjustment is performed exclusively in NTSC format, since it is impossible to adjust the color temperature when outputting images to a PC via HDMI.
Tuning and editing channels can be done by changing their position in the list. The choice of language is made by manipulating the left and right arrows. After selecting and assigning a new channel name, you need to save it by clicking on the OK button. The country is recommended to choose before the automatic installation of programs. If auto search does not help, both manual and “fine” tuning are possible (step-by-step frequency change).
The TV turns on using the remote control with the usual button, as in other models of other manufacturers. You can select a sleep mode using the Sleep button. The shutdown time can be from 10 minutes to 2 hours.
When you click the Info button, a list of settings, including the color system, is displayed. Another button allows you to set a specific sound mode. The PIP signal is set by pressing the PIP SOURCE button. PIP SIZE allows you to choose the optimal image size.
With Hold, you can hold the teletext page while avoiding updating the picture.
You can use Wi-Fi Direct technology to connect your phone . This option is activated through the settings of the mobile device. Then it is also activated in the TV settings. After the scan is completed, a list of devices that can be used for synchronization will appear on the screen. The connection request must be confirmed and then any file played.
A more advanced version of the same technology - Miracast - is not supported by all televisions. But there is a solution: you will have to purchase an additional Wi-Fi adapter that supports this mode of operation. The adapter can be inserted into a USB or HDMI port. The following manipulations are the same as using traditional Wi-Fi Direct. If you have a special media server, you can broadcast via DLNA or through Miracast.
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Customer reviews regarding Skyworth TVs are mostly favorable. Counting on the wonders of technical excellence, of course, is not worth it. However, all the expectations of the owners of such a technique justifies abundantly. It is worth noting that the packaging of Skyworth equipment at the Minsk enterprise is taken very seriously. An auxiliary spacer is used, which is very rare even when shipping products of leading world brands.
The localization of TVs of this brand reaches 100%, and this should definitely be approved. In evaluations of both consumers and professionals, attention is always focused on the lightness of Skyworth designs. This means an excellent study of each model. It is worth noting that models with a glossy surface accumulate dust abundantly. The menu is quite predictable and does not bring any special surprises.
Sometimes it is difficult to configure and use the CEC mode. It is curious that the exact analogue of the paper instruction manual can be displayed on the screen. This is done in each section separately - by pressing the blue button. Then the e-manual appears.
Setting up for satellite TV is quite simple.
But you will have to register the exact local oscillator frequency, remove the old ones and add additional transponders to access NTV + or Tricolor TV. Then you need to select a quick search. But this only works successfully if all the transponders used by a particular provider are registered. In general, note:
- high quality pictures;
- image brightness;
- local Russian guarantee;
- high fidelity sound;
- decent price;
- the ability to view images through all possible inputs;
- the ability to control from a Xiaomi smartphone;
- insufficient quality of programs;
- lack of information about televisions of this brand;
- difficulty updating software.
An absolute plus can be considered the presence of connectors such as "tulip". It will be possible to use even this outdated connection standard, which is still quite widely used. Connection to computers (consoles) is possible both via VGA and HDMI. It is also worth noting that the mkv format is fully supported here. It also eliminates braking when playing movies in Full HD.
You don’t have to wait for an elite stereo sound, but there is no wheezing either. Everything is perfectly audible and at a fairly low level. It is difficult to count on something more perfect on televisions of this price category. Attention: playback of avi files from external media is not possible. However, this format is gradually becoming a thing of the past, so the drawback is not very important.
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