Type : LED     Resolution : 720p     Refresh Rate : 50 Hz

The VU D7545 is a low end HD Ready TV. It is priced below the competing budget TVs but gives a disappointing picture quality. There are few settings to adjust the picture and thus the RGB colours are unbalanced even after calibration, this results in oversaturated colours which do not looks good. The build quality is average and there is no high end features available as found in the mid to expensive TVs. Overall, it’s a very basic TV with limited set of features.

Advantages:
  Low Price
Disadvantages:
  The panel uniformity is bad
  Greyish blacks
  No smart features
  Average build quality

Design

Curved : No

The D7545 has a basic design which looks good in the room except the big logo placed at the bottom frame of the TV. The borders are quite thin and are made of plastic. There is an LED bulb placed at the bottom which turns Red or Blue when the TV is turned Off or ON respectively. The TV is thick especially at the bottom and it will stick out if wall mounted. The rear part is also made of plastic and the inputs on the back will be hard to access if the TV is wall mounted. The table stand has a wide footprint and thus a wide table is required to hold the TV.

Stand

The table stand is wide and is placed on the extreme sides of the TV. This means a wide table is required to hold the TV properly. The stand is made of decent quality plastic and holds the TV well.

Borders

Top & Side Border : 0.4" (1.0cm)
Bottom Border : 0.7" (1.7cm)

The borders are thin and give a nice look to the TV. They boast a shiny finish and are made of plastic.

Back

The back of the TV is simple and made with decent quality plastic. If wall mounted, HDMI ports and other inputs at the back will be hard to access.

Thickness

Max Thickness : 3.0" (7.5cm)

The TV is quite thick and the thickness is more towards the bottom. It will stick out of the wall if mounted.

Build Quality

The build quality is average but everything is neatly built with decent quality plastic.

Picture Quality

The TV has sub par picture quality. The dark room performance is bad due to the poor contrast ratio, bad panel uniformity and absence of the local dimming feature. Bright room performance is also average due to the medium peak brightness. Colours of the TV are just sufficient for SDR content and insufficient for the HDR content. There is no calibration option available to adjust the picture quality.

Contrast Ratio

Black : 0.245 cd/m2
White : 133.595 cd/m2
Contrast : 546:1

The native contrast ratio is bad on this TV. Blacks are not dark and appear grayish in a dark room. Due to this reason, the TV is not good for watching movies at night.

Peak Brightness

Peak 2% Window : 269.7 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 269.7 cd/m2

The TV does not get very bright and has mediocre peak brightness which is not sufficient to block reflections falling on the TV screen during the day.

Viewing Angle

Panel type : IPS

The picture and the colour fade when viewed at an angle but not very much. The viewing angle is good overall.

Panel Uniformity

Max Colour Dev. (50% pattern) : 2.0
Avg Luminance Dev. (5% pattern) : 20.21%

The screen is dark at the corner and the TV has decent colour uniformity.

The panel uniformity is bad. There is flash lighting on the left corners and clouding in the middle. Also there is some backlight bleeding below the top border not visible in the test picture.

Native Resolution - 720p

720p content does not look detailed. There is blurriness and the image lacks clarity.

Reflections - Bright Room

The reflections during the day are handled moderately by the TV.

Local Dimming

Local Dimming : No

The D7545 lacks the local dimming feature.

Gamut Coverage

sRGB gamut coverage : 93.96%
Adobe RGB gamut coverage : 72.33%

The colour reproduction is bad on the TV. Some colours are quite saturated and the TV lacks the options to calibrate the picture, due to which the picture looks artificial. Gamut coverage is average and combined with poor contrast ratio and over saturated colours the picture does not look good and lacks the natural look.

Pre Calibration

White Balance dE : 15.16
Color dE : 10.24
Gamma : 1.88

Out of the box, both white and colour de is high and gamma is also off. The colour temperature is cool and thus the picture is not perfect.

Post Calibration

White Balance dE : 5.03
Color dE : 6.49
Gamma : 1.96

There are no calibration options available on the TV hence only basic adjustments are applied. The resulting picture is much better from the initial but still there is lot of improvement scope.

Motion

Motion Blur

Fast moving objects does not look clear on the TV. But the TV has little motion blur as compared to similar TVs and that is a good thing.

Motion Interpolation

There is no motion interpolation feature on the TV.

Inputs

Input Lag

Game mode : NA
Outside Game mode : 29.4 ms

The input lag is good and from the lag point of view, the TV is good for gamers.

Side Inputs

USB : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
Component In : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port

Rear Inputs

HDMI : 2 Ports
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
Mini AV Out : 1 Port
VGA In : 1 Port
PC Audio In : 1 Port

Total Inputs

USB : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
Component In : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port
HDMI : 2 Ports
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
Mini AV Out : 1 Port
VGA In : 1 Port
PC Audio In : 1 Port

Input Specifications

USB 2.0 : Yes
USB 3.0 : No
HDMI 1.4 : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : No
HDMI ARC : No
HDMI DVI : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
HDCP 1.4 : No
HDMI (CEC) : No
HDMI (MHL) : No
Variable Analogue Audio Out : No

Miscl.

TV Controls

The controls are placed at the bottom of the TV. The controls can be easily accessed if the TV is wall mounted.

Power Consumption

Power Consump (Max) : 40.9 W
Power Consump (Standby) : 0.0 W

The readings are taken after calibration.

Remote

The TV comes with a basic remote made of cheap quality plastic and does not appear durable.

In the Box

- Remote
- Table Stand
- Wall mount bracket
- AV adaptor cable
- User Manual
- Screws
- Batteries

Conclusion

The VU D7545 is a very basic TV. Considering the price, expectedly the TV has good quality in every aspect. The TV is recommended only if the budget is too low, better quality TVs are available if you can increase the budget.

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