Kogan 55” Agora Smart 3D LED TV

This cheap 55-inch Full HD LED TV runs Android 4.2

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.00 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    $ 789.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Jonathan Benson

4.0

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Pros
Android, Passive 3D, Value for money
Cons
Rear facing inputs limit wall mounting, Android power hindered by limited RAM, Sluggish response to button presses (~1-3 sec delay)
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I bought one of these to convert my office to a combination office and rumpus room. I've only had a few days fiddling with the TV but thought I'd write a quick review to mention some of the things I haven't seen in various reviews.

I'm typing this on the TV, which makes for one VERY large monitor.

The quality of the image is quite reasonable for the price. At least once you tweak things with a User mode setting. I've gone with the following personal preferences:
Brightness - 50
Contrast - 20
Color - 80
Sharpness - 0
Aspect Ratio - Dot-by-dot
Color temp - Standard
Backlight 10-100 (I vary this depending on ambient light, or when watching 3D content)

I installed Plex under Android and was surprised just how well it works. Though it does tax the limited memory available under Android.

XBMC 13.1 Beta 2 works but hardware acceleration is bugged (you get a green screen) and software is too slow to be useful. :( It's possible older builds (eg 12.3) may work better.

MX Player Pro works well enough and even uses the SPDIF output.

Youtube showed corrupt video with a green tinge over top. I had updated the app early on, but haven't tried reverting to the original to see if it helps.

I haven't actually tested the inbuilt tuner/PVR functionality as I already have a HTPC doing that.

It's reasonable value for money but the inbuilt Android, whilst usable, leaves something to be desired.

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