- 1 Skyworth TV – current status in India
- 2 Brand Profile – Skyworth LED TVs India
- 2.1 Skyworth LED TVs India – TV Manufacturing History
- 2.2 Skyworth LED TVs India – TV sales presence
- 2.3 Skyworth LED TVs India – models available
- 2.4 Skyworth 81.3 cm (32 inches) Smart 32 M20 HD Ready LED Smart TV
- 2.5 Skyworth 109.3 cm (43 inches) Smart 43 M20 Full HD LED Smart TV
- 2.6 Skyworth 124.5 cm (49 inches) Smart 49 M20 Full HD LED Smart TV
Skyworth TV – current status in India
We would like to inform our readers that Skyworth LED TVs India are currently not available in India. Skyworth has taken over the German TV brand Metz and all offerings in India currently are through the new brand.
Brand Profile – Skyworth LED TVs India
A number of TV brands have been released in India recently. With the slowdown in China, India is seen as the next big retail destination. The latest entrant in the Indian LED TV market is Skyworth TVs. Lets look at this company in more detail and find out whether their TVs are upto the mark in terms of performance and pricing.
Skyworth is one of the top 5 LED TV manufacturers in the world. Their TVs are the real deal and you should seriously consider them for your next TV purchase.
Skyworth LED TVs India – TV Manufacturing History
Skyworth is a diversified business group. As a holding company, Skyworth has many subsidiaries. The most prominent company manufactures and sells televisions. Skyworth also produces many other home appliances like washing machines, air conditioners, refrigerators and coolers. While the company is still taking its initial steps in home appliances, it has an established presence as a TV manufacturer and brand.
Skyworth has been manufacturing televisions since 1992. Since 2005, it has been the largest CTV manufacturer in China. With an impressive domestic brand and superior manufacturing capabilities, Skyworth is now venturing into other lucrative markets like the US, Europe and India. Skyworth has recently made its entry into the Indian market. Like other internet only brands, Skyworth is concentrating on selling its products through online channels in India and supporting these channels with offline service networks.
Skyworth LED TVs India – TV sales presence
Today, Skyworth TVs are available for purchase in over 100 countries. In the USA, Skyworth is now available on walmart.com and also on ebay. Skyworth is also available in most of Europe and Asia. Looking at their sales numbers, Skyworth has charted an impressive course. Today, they are the fifth largest TV manufacturer in the world. The firms above them are Samsung, LG, Hisense and TCL. In India, Skyworth is now available on both the top e-commerce retailer – Amazon and Flipkart
Skyworth LED TVs India – models available
To test the waters, Skyworth has debuted 3 different TV models in India. These TVs are 32, 43 and 49 inches in size. All of them are Full HD and Smart TVs. There are no 4K TVs available yet and this is probably a smart decision as the amount of programming available is limited.
Lets look at each of these TVs in more detail
The 32 inch Smart TV is the entry level model from Skyworth in India. This TV is HD ready and is a Smart TV. The pricing is very competitive and should stack up well with other players in the market. Lets take a look at its features and check if its performance is upto the mark.
All TVs from Skyworth currently available in India are Full HD with a resolution of 1366×768. Skyworth also uses IPS display technology. IPS displays have the advantage of having wide viewing angles and better clarity when viewed in daylight. IPS panels also have a very long lifetime, so your Skyworth TV will stay with you for a good amount of time.
Skyworth does not have proprietary image processing algorithms unlike other big TV manufacturers like Sony and Samsung. This should not make any noticeable difference to the picture quality as long as you are watching HD content on your content.
Nowadays, a key requirement of LED TVs is that they should look good even they are switched off. Consumers are keen on buying TVs which can complement their style statements. In this respect, the Skyworth TV performs admirably. The bezels are sleek and add visual flair to the TV.
Skyworth has provided generous audio capabilities on this TV. The TV produces a total of 20 Watts of sound. The speakers are downfiring and are adequate even for a large sized room.
Skyworth offers 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports for connectivity. Coupled with optical audio, VGA and ethernet capabilities, this is adequate for most users.
This Skyworth TV runs on a modified Android operating system. Netrange is the app provider on the TV. The selection of apps is woefully inadequate as even apps like Netflix are not available on the store. This is a serious deficiency that Skyworth needs to correct.
On the other hand, the screen mirroring option works perfectly, so running these apps from your phone and mirroring them on the TV is a viable option.
With a two years manufacturer warranty, Skyworth has provided enough peace of mind to Indian consumers.
As an OEM manufacturer, Skyworth has decades of manufacturing TV and it shows in the quality of manufacturing and the low price being offered. While there are still a few issues that need to be sorted out in terms of customer experience and software, this TV provides fantastic value for money.
43 inches is now considered the entry level for LED TVs in India. All TV manufacturers have a model at this size and usually these are their best performing SKUs. Skyworth has kept their 43 inch offering at a very affordable price point. This TV is a Smart TV offering Full HD resolution.
Two important considerations for picture quality on a TV are the quality of its panel and the quality of its image processing algorithms. When it comes to quality of the LED panel, Skyworth is second to none. With an experience of over 25 years in TV manufacturing, their panels are of very high quality. This TV has an IPS display. IPS displays provide sturdier construction, better viewing angles and better viewing experience even in sunlight.
On the second aspect of image processing algorithms, Skyworth has not yet invested in these lke the other bigger brands have. As this will add to the cost of the final product, they have preferred to go with no proprietary image processing algoritms. This is visible when the image input is standard definition. The TV image has significant pixelation in such cases.
Visual appeal wise, Skyworth have got the expectations of the Indian consumer right. This TV has sleek and visually appealing bezels that will look good when the TV is wall or table mounted.
A total audio output of 20W from this Skyworth is more than adequate for a large room. The sound emanates from two downfiring speakers.
HDMI and USB ports are the most commonly used connectivity options on LED TVs. Skyworth has provided 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports on this 43 inch TV. This is adequate for almost all TV viewing applications.
Being a Smart TV, this Skyworth TV runs its own operating system. The operating system is modified version of the Android OS. Instead of getting access to the Google TV Play Store however, Skyworth has provided access to the Netrange app store. This is inadequate as many of the most frequently used TV apps in India are not present.
Screen sharing which has been termed as SkyShare works perfectly well and you should be easily able to connect any Android smartphone to the TV.
Skyworth has provided a 2 year manufacturer warranty on this 43 inch TV to shield customers from any manufacturing defects.
This is right now one of the cheapest TVs available in India in its category. While there are some software related issues, it is still an incredible value for money product.
In case you have a moderate or large living room, getting a 40 inch TV might not be adequate for watching comfortably from all areas of the living room. In such cases, getting a 49 inch or above TV makes a lot more sense. Skyworth’s top introductory model is its 49 inch Smart TV. Like its other models, this one too is Full HD ready and is a Smart TV.
Skyworth LED TVs India have very high quality display panels. This 49 inch model too has an IPS panel. IPS refers to In Plane Switching. While the technical details are complicated, IPS offers better viewing angles, better brightness while watching in daylight and also richer colors.
Skyworth seems to be in the process of developing image processing algorithms. In the meanwhile, this 49 inch Skyworth TV is great at playing Full HD content. Your experience while watching standard definition content however will be less than ideal since this Skyworth TV is not great at upcycling
All the TVs introduced by Skyworth so far have slim and sleek black bezels. This 49 inch model too looks classy and will make a good addition to your living room.
With a total sound output of 20 Watts, this Skyworth TV will be adequate for most rooms. In case you are a serious audiophile, it might make sense to invest in a sound bar or home theatre system along with the TV.
This 49 inch TV has 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports for media connectivity. This is adequate for most media consumption needs.
The software side is where Skyworth still needs to pull up their socks. This TV like their other models runs a modified Android operating system. The app store still many of the apps considered a necessity. Hopefully this will be modified soon by the company.
There is a generous two year manufacturer warrany on Skyworth TVs. Hence you can be rest assured that any manufacturing defects will not lead to you spending for repairs out of pocket.
Skyworth has done a great job by pricing this TV below 30,000 INR. This is a very competitive price. Even with the addition of a media streaming device like a Google Chromecast of Amazon Fire Stick, you will be paying much lesser than other big brands for a TV that is of high quality albeit a little rough around the edges