Changhong may not be a well-known brand, but its new LED4607B 100Hz LED TV will definitely turn heads with its slim profile, good picture quality, and affordable price.
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The Changhong LED4607 sports a glossy black finish and has a crystal edge design that looks similar to a Samsung product. This LED TV is fairly thin, with the panel measuring 37.5mm. The swivel stand is installed to the TV out of the box. However, it can be removed in case the TV will be mounted to the wall.
The unit has three HDMI ports, a USB port, a memory card reader, D-sub and PC-Audio ports, and four specialised ports used to connect Composite (in and out), Component, and Digital Audio Out. Users don’t need to worry though as Changhong included the jacks in the package. Located on the lower right part of the bezel are touch sensitive buttons for the volume, channel, menu, source, and power.
In terms of specifications, the LED4607B features a 1920×1080 resolution, a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, and a brightness level of 450 cd/m2. It even promises to play selected photos, music, and video files via USB through its MHP function.
An installation guide will run as soon as the TV is turned on for the first time. The guide will set the preferred language and automatically scans for available channels (including HD). The panel performed well in our tests and it was very easy for us to change the contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness, as well as the colour temperature of the panel (Normal, Warm, Cool).
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Unlike other TVs in the market that allow users to change the settings with a touch of a button (such as Game, Movie, Computer, Sports, etc.), the LED4607B only comes with four modes: Standard, Vivid, Soft, and User. Also missing is the ability to turn the 100Hz feature on or off.
The Changhong LED4607’s image quality was good. Full HD movies streamed from a media player looked vibrant with both foliage and water footage looking natural. Several dark scenes on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Blu-ray) were good, although it is still not as deep as we wanted it to be. The 100Hz was able to minimise judder in action and fast moving scenes, but it could have been better if it can be turned on/off.
There are audio settings (Standard, Music, Theatre, and User) that automatically set the bass and treble level of the speakers. While the quality is clear, it was not as loud as we wanted it to be. If you have a home theatre kit, then we suggest you use it.
Finally, the unit can also play photos (JPEG and BMP), music (MP3 and WMA), and videos (MPEG-1/MPEG-2) stored on a USB or memory card.
The Changhong LED4607B is a budget LED TV that is worth its asking price. It is available now for $1999.