First look: JVC Fireplace TV Version 4K HDR TV
It appears that evidently Amazon is squarely targeted on TVs lately – and we do not simply imply the Fireplace TV streaming stick.
Amazon’s Fireplace TV platform now comes built-in with TV units made by different manufacturers, this consists of the Toshiba Fireplace TV, which was introduced final 12 months. As of IFA 2019, the Fireplace TV household obtained lots greater and expanded to incorporate a brand new JVC Fireplace TV Version set with a 4K panel in addition to HDR (excessive dynamic vary).
A number of Fireplace TV-enabled units are being rolled out throughout the UK and Europe, of which the JVC Fireplace TV Version is just one. Nonetheless, given its low value – it begins at £349 – we’ve put collectively our first impressions from seeing the JVC Fireplace TV Version on show.
As a finances set, the JVC Fireplace TV Version retains appearances easy. You have got a plain black bezel hugging the panel on all sides, with a silver metallic stand perched beneath. There’s an innocuous JVC brand beneath the display too.
You possibly can anticipate to get the Voice Distant with Alexa, which ships with new Fireplace TV streaming sticks and the Fireplace TV Dice – that means you should use primary voice instructions to your TV’s energy settings (on/off), quantity controls, and navigation.
We all know the set might be obtainable in three sizes: 40-inch, 49-inch, and 55-inch.
There’s no direct level of comparability for the JVC Fireplace TV Version, given the varied different TV makers Amazon has collaborated with prior to now. The Toshiba Fireplace TV launched within the US mid-2019, which we gauged as being greatest for an inexpensive TV for HD watching, fairly than the extra demanding processing wanted for 4K.
The JVC Fireplace TV Version is a 4K HDR TV although, and due to this fact helps the HDR10 commonplace, in addition to the dynamic Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR format. Nonetheless, we’ve discovered that cheaper units usually wrestle with premium Dolby codecs – both to attract out the standard, or play the format in any respect – and you could not wish to purchase this set for that goal.
Given its low value level, you shouldn’t anticipate spectacular image high quality– although the Fireplace TV platform ought to present a well-organized sensible TV platform with which to entry numerous streaming apps and companies, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hayu, and FreeView Play.
We’ll be placing the JVC FIre TV Version via our normal exams on the subject of market, which we assume might be in time for December purchasing, if not Black Friday UK the month earlier than.
What we’ve seen makes us suppose it is going to be a superbly acceptable finances tv, although it can possible wrestle to utilize the excessive decision and HDR functionality Amazon is presently boasting for the set.