Dylect isn’t a name that comes up when looking for a TV in the budget segment. Customers, generally, go for the likes of Mi, Realme, OnePlus, Vu or TCL who have set up a strong foot in this segment. DealsDray, a popular B2B platform, is entering this ‘already crowded’ budget market with its subsidiary — called Dylect — by the launch of its new 32-inch HD Ready Smart TV.
The company has a manufacturing plant in Alwar, Rajasthan, India and is using the ‘Made in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ angle to go head to head against its competitors. But does it live up to the hype it’s built? Well for that you’ll have to wait for the full review, but until then let’s take a quick look at the product, shall we?
Dylect 32 inch Smart TV: Unboxing and Setup
Taking off the plastic packaging reveals the big cardboard carton-box with the company’s tag line “Hope Dream Live” in the front. Also mentioned in the bottom right is “Made in India”. Back of the box mentions some of the key features of the product, namely — Dual-core processor, connectivity options, APp Store, Miracast and the TV Assistant.
In the box is the main TV Unit, a remote control (with battery cells), top stand, a wall mount (yay!) the user manual guide. Addition of the wall mount was a bit unexpected cause even Xiaomi doesn’t bundle a wall mount in its Rs. 13,499 priced Mi TV 4A Pro 32.
Dylect mentions that they have used a DLED display instead of a LED display, which, theoretically, is a superior display as compared to LED Display. We’ll go into deeper depths of this in the final review.
Turning on the TV, for the first time, greets you with a Welcome screen. Sadly, the TV remote doesn’t have Bluetooth control so you’ll have to point it to the bottom right (where the IR receiver is placed) to get it to work. Pressing on Start the setup button takes you to the language selection screen, wherein Dylect has included a lot (and I mean a LOT!) of Indian languages to cater to the regional needs.
After language selection, it takes you to the WiFi selection setting, but sadly the TV lacks the support of 5GHz WiFi networks. What it means is that the maximum speeds that you can get on this TV is capped to ~50Mbps. This is still fine considering the TV’s 720p resolution, and you can always spend a bit more and add a TV Stick or Box to it, to unlock 4K and 1080p streaming and 5GHz WiFi capabilities. We’ll go through the software UI and all the features in detail in our full review.
Dylect 32 inch Smart TV: First Impressions!
The TV lacks support for any kind of Google services, from Chromecast to Google Play Store. So you’ll have to rely totally on Aptoide, which comes installed on the TV. You can download a few apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube from it. There are no Indian apps like Hotstar, SonyLiv, Zee5 on that app store, though.
A quick play of Australia vs England highlights on the TV impressed me with pretty vivid colours, and flashing brightness. The sound was a bit disappointing though. Dylect has incorporated a powerful 24W speaker setup on the TV, but I found the sound to be cracking even when the volume was around 30.
Initial impressions: Well, I’m quite impressed. For a price of under Rs. 10,000 this TV packs in a lot more than its competitors, that are priced well above this TV.
Now, not turning this first impressions round-up into a review, let’s stop here. Do keep an eye for our full review, which should go live in about 3 weeks from now.
Dylect 32 inch Smart TV: Pricing and Offers
Dylect is currently offering this Smart TV for a special price of Rs. 9,999 (which, to be honest, feels like a bargain for 32-inch HD Ready Smart TV) on Amazon. Maximum retail price on the box is Rs. 15,999. Check out all the other products from Dylect on their official website (link here).
We’ll be testing this Smart TV for a couple of next weeks. Keep an eye for the full review of this Smart TV on our website. (We’ll link it here as soon as it’s done.)
If you’re looking for a cheap and good 4K TV, do check our collection of the best-LED TVs under Rs. 20,000 that has some worthy options.