When looking at the 55-inch budget TV space, the price of AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition TV is competitive. The biggest advantage of this TV over its competitors is the user interface. We have seen that Android TV lags behind some heavy multitasking in terms of budget space. Although AmazonBasics TV is not perfect, its UI is more fluid than some competing products. The image quality of the TV is acceptable and comparable to the image quality offered by competitors in this price range. However, audio makes us want more. There is some input lag when playing games on this TV, so it is difficult to recommend it to gamers who want to play competitive games. But for casual gamers, this TV should work normally. We have not reviewed all budget 55-inch TVs, but from the 55-inch TVs we have, we can safely recommend AmazonBasics TV as a contender for those looking for budget smart TVs to meet the needs of movies and TV shows.
In terms of accessories such as charging cables, batteries, laptop holders, HDMI cables, etc., the AmazonBasics brand has become famous. One can also expect the quality and durability of these products to reach a certain level. recent,
The screen sizes are 32, 43, 50 and 55 inches respectively. The 32-inch TV is a high-definition TV, while the 43-inch TV has FHD and 4K options. The 50-inch and 55-inch versions are available in 4K versions, supporting HDR, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The 55-inch AmazonBasics TV is priced at Rs 39,999, which can compete with similar products
, Hisense 55A71F (
) And Realme SLED TV (
), to name a few. The biggest USP of the TV is that it runs on the Fire TV user interface, which is located in
. Is it a competitor worth considering?
Panel size: 55 inches
Panel type: IPS LED
Panel resolution: 3840 x 2160-4K
Panel refresh rate: 60Hz
HDR 10 support: yes
HDR 10+ support: yes
Dolby Vision Support: Yes
Weight: 10.3 kg
HDMI port: 3
USB port: 2
Built-in storage: 8GB
Price: MRP: 39,999
The AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition TV uses an IPS panel to start the display, which means you can expect a good viewing angle and reduce the black level to a certain extent. However, if there is some polarization in the room, black people look good. It is a 4K panel that supports HDR 10, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. We don't know the maximum brightness of the panel, but we fixed it in the 350 nit range. It also doesn't seem to have any dimming area. According to the content to be played (HDR, SDR or Dolby Vision), you can choose a variety of healthy picture presets, which we will discuss in the following sections. Let's take a closer look at the image performance of this TV.
As mentioned above, AmazonBasics 55-inch 4K TV supports all popular HDR formats-HDR 10, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. A good HDR content catalog can be obtained through streaming services such as the following
And Disney + Hotstar in India.
Let's start with Dolby Vision content. Playing content such as "Our Planet" and "Carbon Change" on Netflix is a really enjoyable experience. Even in some darker sequences, the content is still visible on the screen. In bright sequences of certain content, you can view details before bright highlight clips are edited or appear burnt. Although this threshold is relatively low on all budget TVs, this is not something we can complain about, because You will only notice when you know what you are looking for. The content in Netflix's Dolby Vision (Dolby Vision) is colorful and looks good.
For Dolby Vision picture presets, we have Dolby Vision Bright, Dolby Vision Dark, Dolby Vision Standard, Dolby Vision Dynamic and Custom. I recommend switching between Dolby Vision Bright and Dolby Vision Dark according to the lighting in the room to consume Dolby Vision content. Dolby Vision Standard and Custom have a cool bias that makes the content look a little off. The difference between the bright and dark presets is the dimming of the backlight and brightness in order to enjoy the content in a darker room, but in our opinion, the Dolby Vision bright preset seems to work best.
Moving to HDR content, this can make things a little confusing. Consumption of HDR content on YouTube can make the content look lush, especially movie trailers and demo clips used to showcase TV features. However, the HDR 10+ content on Prime Video was ignored. Shows like "Boys Season 2, Episode 8" are coming to an end. We have a lot of bright lightning and some good shadows in the forest. This TV is very interesting. But shows like Jack Ryan's season 2 episode 2 and Grand Tour Season 1 episode 1 are a bit green. We saw the same content on laptops (MacBook Air) and LG B9 OLED TVs. Although the green bias is part of the color palette, it is more pronounced on AmazonBasics TV. In this case, changing the picture preset will not help. The sequence of the first episode of the first season of the Touring Tournament shows that all cars are driving in the desert; the desert has a green hue, which looks a bit unnatural.
With HDR 10 content, we have picture presets such as Bright and Dark, just like Dolby Vision presets, it can increase and decrease brightness and backlight. You can change these settings according to the lighting in the room and the gray that black looks to you when you use the content.
For 4K HDR content, the performance of AmazonBasics TV is comparable to products provided by competitors, which is not a bad thing. We have seen many of the same quality show TVs, and having more similar TVs means that consumers have more choices.
We played a lot of FHD content on TV, such as Young Sheldon, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man Homecoming, some YouTube trailers and clips, etc. Shows like Young Sheldon have a bright palette and look good on this TV. Even Spiderman's suit has the blue and red you expect. On some nights, the content may become a little messy, but there is nothing out of the ordinary in this price segment.
I recommend that you stick to "standard" and "movie" in all presets that provide SDR content. You can watch regular TV shows or movies, and even watch content on YouTube. To me, dynamics make the content look a bit overexposed in some situations, so I don’t recommend using this preset, especially for movies.
We start from
, Including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (
), "Forza Motorsport: Horizon and Gear" 5 (
). There is no "game mode" in the TV's picture presets, and the standard HDR presets found are used when using HDR content in the built-in application. The lack of a "game mode" will mean a relatively high input lag. Although we don’t know the exact input lag of this TV, we can tell you that if you play games like Call of Duty online competitively, then this TV is not for you. Even in action-filled single-player games such as Gears 5, there is a delay in the hair when commanding an action and performing the action on the screen. Although this will not affect people who want to play single-player games or couch co-ops, it will hinder your performance in the online arena.
For visual effects, the HDR bright setting is the best choice for a good visual experience. Games like Gears 5 have a lush environment and will be shown on this TV. On the other hand, "Forza Horizon" looked slightly dimmer than I wanted. In TVs such as Mi TV 4X, you can change the HDMI input from HDMI 2.0 to HDMI 1.4 to ensure that the console is output in SDR. On Mi TV, this means that we get a slightly brighter image in SDR. For Amazon Basics TV, we can switch from HDMI 2.0 to 1.4 in the settings, but changing this item will not have a significant impact on game performance. Needless to say, if gaming is the top priority, then there are other TVs to choose from.
AmazonBasics TV has a 20W sound output, which is enough to fill an ordinary living room with sound. The speaker has done a good job in news and TV shows, and can even enjoy one movie or two movies. But for complex action sequences such as background scores, on-screen actions and dialogue, the speaker made me want more. The audio performance of Hisense 55A71F is better than AmazonBasics TV.
On AmazonBasics TV, you can enjoy the sound of crushing ice in movies like Togo, but don't expect to really "feel" it.
AmazonBasics TV runs on the Fire TV operating system, the same as on the Fire TV Stick, but with the addition of signal source selection and picture settings. You can also use Alexa to switch HDMI source on this TV, which is very cool.
The UI is as smooth as we saw on the Fire TV Stick, and the UI supports all available popular streaming services, including Apple TV. Therefore, if you have a movie library in your Apple TV account, or want to stream Apple TV Plus programs, you can operate in the comfort of this TV. This is not an app supported by most budget 55-inch TVs, so if you have invested in Apple's streaming services, you need to consider this. Overall, there is almost no lag in the UI, which makes me feel like I have connected the Fire TV stick to the TV. Alexa also works like a charm. From saying "Playing strangers' stuff on Netflix" to "Playing Mandalorian on Hotstar" or even switching HDMI sources, it easily obeyed my orders.
With the third-generation fire TV stick (
), we have seen the new Fire TV user interface and hope it can enter this TV as soon as possible. Overall, the Fire TV user interface is smoother than what we see on some budget Android TVs, and it may bring similar effects to Xiaomi’s smartphones
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The remote control on AmazonBasics Fire TV is the same as the one we saw on the 43-inch Akai TV. If the trademark is removed from the two remotes, they will be identical twins. The remote control is ergonomic, just like all the buttons of the Fire TV remote are neatly arranged. We provide dedicated hotkeys for Prime Video, Netflix, Amazon Music, and a dedicated button to launch your application. Playback controls, menu options, etc. and Akai TV (
), and even Onida Fire TV (
), so there are no complaints.
When it came to the AmazonBasics TV version, there were relatively narrow bezels around the monitor. When placed on a desktop, two metal feet could fix the TV in place. The feet are designed with a slightly round arch, which is similar to what we have in other TVs (such as realme SLED TVs (
), even OnePlus U1 (
). The feet are wide, but the TV is not high enough to keep the OG PS4 or Xbox One under it. You may be able to install a set-top box below it.
AmazonBasics Fire TV has an AV input port, IR pass-through channel, antenna, 2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, optical fiber port and a LAN port for connection options. The TV also supports Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi.
When looking at the 55-inch budget TV space, the price of AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition TV is competitive. The biggest advantage of this TV over its competitors is the user interface. We have seen that Android TV lags behind some heavy multitasking in terms of budget space. Although AmazonBasics TV is not perfect, its UI is more fluid than some competing products. The image quality of the TV is acceptable and comparable to the image quality offered by competitors in this price range. However, audio makes us want more. There is some input lag when playing games on this TV, so it is difficult to recommend it to gamers who want to play competitive games. But for casual gamers, this TV should work normally. We have not reviewed all budget 55-inch TVs, but from the 55-inch TVs we have, we can safely recommend AmazonBasics TV as a contender for those looking for budget smart TVs to meet the needs of movies and TV shows. This is also the only 55-inch TV with such a high price that we have tested, and it supports
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