AVERA 55EQX20 review with Smart TV, HDR danger

By Alan Ng - Nov 27, 2017

If you are hunting for the best deals on 4K TVs in the US, one brand of TV which you may be unfamiliar with is Avera who have popped up this year to offer some very low priced 4K TV sets compared to other rival budget brands.

One model which we are looking at is the Avera 55EQX20 55″ Class 4K Ultra HD LED TV, in demand at the moment due to the very low price of $339 at Walmart and also at Amazon but stock appears to be very low.

Avera 55EQX20 specs include a 55-inch LED display with an Ultra HD 4K resolution, 4 HDMI ports, a 60Hz native refresh rate, 8ms response time, 4K UHD upscaling, UHD dimming, 1 USB port, HDCP 2.2 support and MHL 3.0.

Unfortunately though, while this TV offers a 4K display for the ultra low price, this has its consequences as there are some serious shortcomings with the Avera Equinox 4K TV range that you need to be aware of before purchasing.

The first is that the Avera 55EQX20 does not support WiFi, meaning that it has no Smart TV support built-in so you’ll have to add your own media stick to watch content that way.

Secondly and equally as bad, is that the Avera 55EQX20 does not have HDR support, so it is definitely not recommended as a gaming TV for new PS4 Pro and Xbox One X owners.

This is a good explanation why the price is so low, as most consumers would expect Smart TV functionality and HDR on any 4K TV purchase by today’s modern standards.

To see what other buyers have said, read through the Avera 55EQX20 reviews here over at Amazon as this model currently has a 4.1/5 rating but another advance warning is that some buyers have said that the Avera 55EQX20 is prone to dead pixels and light bleeding display problems so read through them first.

Let us know your thoughts on this budget model and if you have any other questions about it that we can help with.

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  • Harold

    so this tv doesn’t even have wifi? wow.. didn’t think that was possible. No wonder Walmart are selling them so cheap for Cyber Monday.

    • Andrew Heyson

      It’s not a “Smart TV”. But considering the best content support is with FireTV, Roku, Android Media Boxes and AppleTV, do you really need something that’s going to inflate the price that much? Get the cheap TV, tweak the color/contrast/brightness, and use your savings on a reasonable media box.