This week we have spoken about a lot of TV brands, with familiar brands such as Samsung, Sony and LG now available with discounts. However another brand has just become available and it’s one you may not have heard of before, so we are giving you a heads-up on a Changhong UD42YC5500UA 42-inch 4K TV review.
As you can guess, Changhong is a brand that originates from China. They have gone on to be very successful in the US market, providing big screen TVs at a fraction of the price compared to high street competitors.
Quality is key though and consumers will be weary if the features can still match the low prices that we see being waived around at the moment from retailers such as Newegg.
Changhong UD42YC5500UA specs look top notch from the outside. This is one of Changhong’s brand new 4K TV sets, offering an Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 – exactly the same as some of the big boys like this Samsung model.
Other specs include upscaling to UHD resolution for SD, HD and Full HD content. It also includes 4 HDMI ports, with support for Roku Streaming sticks as well – essentially converting this 4K TV into a Smart TV on the side.
Changhong advertises a 240Hz Enhanced Motion Rate feature, but fail to mention the native refresh rate of this TV, meaning that it will be 120Hz or even 60hz in reality.
This is unlikely to deter average consumers though, as 240hz emulated is still going to offer a fantastic picture quality for a so called ‘budget’ brand.
What may worry you however, is the Changhong UD42YC5500UA reviews that have been left for this particular model so far. Head to Newegg’s listing here and you can read through some reviews which are not particularly good reading for those considering a purchase.
The biggest problem that has been identified so far, is that this Changhong 42″ Class 4K Ultra HD LED TV reportedly only offers 4K resolution with a 30Hz refresh rate on a HDMI 1.4 connection.
This could be a problem for some of you, as 60Hz is needed for gaming purposes at the very least. It means that if you plan to buy this television for gaming, you may be forced to play with a lower resolution and not at full potential as advertised.
We ourselves could not even find this model listed at Changhong’s website, nor is there a Changhong UD42YC5500UA manual available to download – this 42-inch model is strangely missing from the manual section which we found odd.
Having said that, price is everything. If you just want a casual viewing experience and don’t intend to use this TV for gaming, it could still be ideal for you.
Let us know what you think of this model if you are considering it. A full Changhong UD42YC5500UA specs list can be found here.
Would 30Hz on a 4K resolution be a problem for you or not?