VU 32K160 Rev D Review 32" LED TV

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Gollum

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This is a Cheap and low cost LED TV by VU, otherwise known as HiSense


Display 1360x768 @60Hz 16mil color TN panel? 6ms - good viewing angles
Speakers a Dual 6w with good enough Sound for a TV
HDMI x2 (Supports PCM 2 Ch audio Only) HDMI 1.3
DVD Component Y, Pb (Cb), Pr (Cr) x1
Composite x1
RF x1
VGA x1
USB 2.0 x2
3.5mm Audio in x1 (PC for VGA)
3.5mm Audio Out x1 (Headphones)
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Price 15450 Flipkart

Panel quality
DSE: very less so this panel, I have to say beats my LG LB425610 in the DSE department
Contrast level - OK
Brightness level - OK
Saturation - OK
Tint - F..ked up :-x

I have a fix for all these and that actually works wonders for this tv so read on.

HDMI Performance: Excellent
Tested with PC, Airtel HD
The zoom modes are great. 1:1 , 16:9, 4:3, legacy Stretch(for SD channels), Zoom (basic zoom)

Component performance: Excellent
Tested with PS2

USB: not tested- claimed to support 2TB HDD 500mA
Composite: not tested
RF: not tested

IR Remote: looks cheap but better than Micromax remote
Stand: Sumo feet style stand which is pure plastic but strong enough to carry the TV and keep it upright.

Bugs: 1
The tint control is greyed out and a regular user cannot change it in any display mode or input selected. This is really messed up. Why would you even do such a thing. Are you nuts VU?
Anyway, I managed to figure out how to get into the service menu to fix the tint cause the people were looking weird on this TV and that was a big drawback.
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Service menu VU 32K160 Rev D

Click on Menu>Audio>Balance
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Enter code 1>9>6>9
You will enter the Service Menu.
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Use navigational buttons to select the picture options
Select Picture>WB Adjust, set the following values
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Panel Select: B3
Mode: HDMI 1,2
R-Gain: (this value changes the red color of the panel)
G-Gain: (this value changes the Green color of the panel)
B-Gain: (this value changes the Blue color of the panel)

R-Offset: dont touch
G-Offset: Dont touch
B-Offset: Dont touch
COPY All : Dont touch
Reset: Dont touch
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To go back click : Menu


Select PQ NONLINEAR
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Select Hue Curve and enter the following values
OSD_0: 31
OSD _1: 31
OSD_25: 40
OSD_50: 50-60 (Choose the desired value as per your reference image. Preferably a persons portrait)
OSD_75: 60
OSD_100: 70
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To go back click : Menu

Rating: 4 out of 5 for good performance on games and fast response rate of the panel.
Given the fact that I got it for 13k it this TV is a good buy I believe.
Being an artist, I quickly noticed the bad tint and was frustrated to not be able to change this.
Tried everything on the first day but no luck, next day Started looking for service guide for Hisense as it shows up in the PC as Hisense when connected via HDMI
Found one PDF that gave me the code.
With it I was able to figure out the RGB and tine settings to fix the issue.
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sandynator

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[MENTION=85950]Gollum[/MENTION]
Gr8 in depth analysis bro. I've fallen for this VU brand after reading your post few days back.
Sad that VU does not have any Full HD model in 32" size.

Yesterday had chat with my parents but they are opposing me to invest in very less know brand even though its cheap. Moreover this will be our first flat panel Television. Currently using LG CRT TV Flatron 29" model with Woofer since July 2006.

How do you judge the HD & Full HD content played by this VU model ?

I may get some under 24 inches VU led television for my native place.
 
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[MENTION=85950]Gollum[/MENTION]
Gr8 in depth analysis bro. I've fallen for this VU brand after reading your post few days back.
Sad that VU does not have any Full HD model in 32" size.

Yesterday had chat with my parents but they are opposing me to invest in very less know brand even though its cheap. Moreover this will be our first flat panel Television. Currently using LG CRT TV Flatron 29" model with Woofer since July 2006.

How do you judge the HD & Full HD content played by this VU model ?

I may get some under 24 inches VU led television for my native place.
I also have a 42" LG hdtv which retails for 53k.
Read review here: http://www.digit.in/forum/tvs-monitors/187711-lg-42lb5610-full-hd-led-tv-review.html

Believe me, this tv can beat my 42"tv in some departments.

the VU plays HD very well and FHD the same. Played from PC or PS3 or DTH. It can also play less than 4GB MKV on USB. I don't like to use USB on TV, a PC is a better player.
You cannot notice any difference between the two as on HD ready, the pixels of 720p content take up all the available pixels and 1080p content make use of all the pixels giving you the sharpest image possible.
HD Channels of DTH looks stunning.

I have currently moved my AirtelHD connection and PS3 to this VU TV and kept HTPC and PS4 to the 42" as most ps3 games are 720p and TV content can harm(LCD Burn-in) the panel sometimes (read opaque high contrast channel LOGO's)

I had a temporary burn-in in my LG so I dont want to take any risk as this is not covered in any warranty of any manufacturer.
 

sandynator

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Thanks bro.
Can you confirm how normal sd channel viewing is?
Our major use would be normal sd channel viewing through dth operators.
 
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Thanks bro.
Can you confirm how normal sd channel viewing is?
Our major use would be normal sd channel viewing through dth operators.

SD CHannels also look great
let me take some photos of SD Channels and HD channels and share it later in the day.
The TV has freeze option to freeze the frame too.
 

v.Na5h

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SD CHannels also look great
let me take some photos of SD Channels and HD channels and share it later in the day.
The TV has freeze option to freeze the frame too.
Hey did you find any clouding problems in a completely black screen
 
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Hey did you find any clouding problems in a completely black screen

nope no clouding. Its actually called as backlight bleeding.
I finally found the color balancing tool and now the colors are really nice.
I have now made this TV as my main ps3 and DTH display as the colors are as vivid as my LG IPS TV. This was money well spent :)
 

v.Na5h

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nope no clouding. Its actually called as backlight bleeding.
I finally found the color balancing tool and now the colors are really nice.
I have now made this TV as my main ps3 and DTH display as the colors are as vivid as my LG IPS TV. This was money well spent :)
No backlight bleeding is different.. It's around the edges mostly and concentrated at a particular region

Google images for clouding and bleeding

It doesnt have backlight bleeding
 

v.Na5h

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SD CHannels also look great
let me take some photos of SD Channels and HD channels and share it later in the day.
The TV has freeze option to freeze the frame too.
Is anybody using this as a monitor..

Please share the gfx card you are using..
Or any problems faced while connecting to pc..

I'm finding it damn difficult.. It displays as Hitachi HDMI for some time generic pnp monitor a few times and windows doesn't detect the TV most of the time.. It's like a lottery system every time you switch on the pc
 
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I use it as a monitor at times to watch movies that dont deserve my HomeTheatre.

The TV shows up as HISENSE.
I have tested it with Nvidia Geforce GT640 1GB HDMI
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512MB VGA
Intel HD Graphics 4600 VGA - HP Elitebook 840

All work well.
 

v.Na5h

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I use it as a monitor at times to watch movies that dont deserve my HomeTheatre.

The TV shows up as HISENSE.
I have tested it with Nvidia Geforce GT640 1GB HDMI
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512MB VGA
Intel HD Graphics 4600 VGA - HP Elitebook 840

All work well.
Are you able to view bios on this or the display only kicks in after windows loads and the login screen is displayed
 
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my gfx card does not have native vga
it has dvi dual link - to which I connect the vga cable

I have added tv screenshots on the first page. check it out.
 

v.Na5h

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my gfx card does not have native vga
it has dvi dual link - to which I connect the vga cable

I have added tv screenshots on the first page. check it out.

How come I missed the op
Damn did you edit it now..

Read the advanced menu thingy from hifivision.. Never tried it..
Will try today once I get home..

Also did you tweak something to get the HDMI working..
For me it showed hdmi as display name Hisense in edid worked for half hour.. Then for some reason switched to 1024 768.. And then stops displaying the display altogether after that

It even shows as Hitachi HDMI sometimes then again dissaperaes after some time as above..

Can you please share the display drivers for Vu / Hisense or the .inf file
 
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How come I missed the op
Damn did you edit it now..

Read the advanced menu thingy from hifivision.. Never tried it..
Will try today once I get home..

Also did you tweak something to get the HDMI working..
For me it showed hdmi as display name Hisense in edid worked for half hour.. Then for some reason switched to 1024 768.. And then stops displaying the display altogether after that

It even shows as Hitachi HDMI sometimes then again dissaperaes after some time as above..

Can you please share the display drivers for Vu / Hisense or the .inf file

there is no driver.
HDMI works straight up. I did not do anything to get HDMI to work.
try to change your cable. it may be the culprit.
 

v.Na5h

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there is no driver.
HDMI works straight up. I did not do anything to get HDMI to work.
try to change your cable. it may be the culprit.
But as I said laptop and raspberry works fine..
And pc worked fine too atleast for half hour..
 
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