Onida was one of the big players back in the 90s. I was always fascinated with their advertisements as a kid, but then they kind of disappeared for a while. However, they’ve been diligently pushing their products for a couple of years now, and although I’ve never owned an Onida product before, I was quite happy to see that they’ve introduced a small, entry-level LED lit TV. Keep reading to find out if you’d really be proud to own one of these.

A pretty nice looking TV

A pretty nice looking TV

Design and features
This TV is really slim, and looks quite nice. It has a thin pane of glass surrounding the bezel, which gives it a pretty sophisticated look. Of course, you have the name Onida written in big block letters at the bottom center of the border. However, they’ve added some squiggly designs on the glass, that sort of ruin the effect. Another problem I noticed was that there were particles of dirt that seemed stuck between the TV screen and the glass panel. At first I thought it was a pixel-burn and was horrified, but it turned out to be just a particle of some sort.

Squiggly designs maketh an ugly TV

Squiggly designs maketh an ugly TV

Onida claims that this TV is 10 times tougher than your average LCD, but I beg to differ. The stand for this TV is quite solid, but getting it fixed to the screen is a bit of a pain. And once the stand was eventually fixed, I noticed that the TV wobbled a bit, which is definitely not a good thing. Even the TV itself seems to have been made from materials that are just about average.

As far as input options go, there a quite a few, but like every other annoying TV, they’ve put them facing downwards, which can be quite annoying if you don’t know your way around the back of a TV. Another problem is that Onida has failed to provide cables of any sort. Forget HDMI; they haven't even given component cables that cost virtually nothing.

Here’s a list of the connectors at the back:

Plenty of input options, but no cables to match them

Plenty of input options, but no cables to match them

HDMI x 2
USB x 2
VGA x 1
PC Audio Input
Composite/Component
A/V Out
Antenna Input

Publish date: December 4, 2010 11:56 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:58 pm

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