5 Kodak TVs that give you the most bang for the buck (Reviews)

Want to know whether buying a Kodak TV is worth it or not? Check out my Kodak TV reviews to make an informed decision. I’ve picked out the best Kodak TV from each size segment so you can identify which TV is most suitable for your home.

About Kodak Company

The first camera owned by my family was a film camera from Kodak. It was my father who bought it.

Every time he took it out, friends and family members would huddle around him, trying to get in to the frame.

When I was old enough, he passed on the Kodak camera to me. (One of my fondest memories)

I still remember putting in a fresh film roll, squinting my eyes through the tiny viewfinder, and pressing the button once the angle seemed right.

Click and whirr, went off the camera, as I hoped the photo would turn out alright.

With time, the Kodak film camera changed many hands in my family (from my father to me to my younger sibling). But we never felt the need to change the camera.

That is Kodak’s legacy for us— Quality and Reliability. And for others who have used Kodak’s products before.

The Eastman Kodak Company was established in the year 1888 in the USA.

For a good part of the 20th century their products covered about 80% of the global market.

The brand became so popular that its tagline ‘Kodak moments’ was added to official dictionaries to describe occasions worth capturing.

Fast forward to 2016.

It was an Indian Company, SPPL (Super Plastronics Pvt. Ltd.) that made Kodak TVs a reality!

SPPL is the sole Licensee for manufacturing Kodak HD LED TVs in India for the third year in a row. 

And since the launch of its LED TV line up, the popularity of Kodak TVs has only grown!

This can be attributed to 2 main reasons— quality and affordability.

Kodak TVs, whether smart or non-smart, pack a number of the latest, must-have features with durable materials at an economical price.

Also, as the Kodak TVs are sold on e-commerce platforms, its possible to charge even less for each as there are no showroom costs involved.

Kodak TVs come in 4 series that is the 900S series, XSMART series, XSMART Pro series, and the 4K UHD SMART series.

Out of these 4, the 900S consists of standard (non-smart) TVs while the rest are smart TVs with varying levels of smart features.

So, how do you know which one of these gives you the most value?

How will you know which 32- or 40-inch Kodak TV is better? The 40-inch from 900S series, XSMART or XSMART pro series? 

Don’t worry I’ve already done the research for you. By comparing Kodak TVs to each other and to other similar TVs, I’ve compiled a list of the best Kodak TVs (and their in-depth review) for each screen size.

Let’s have a look at the top Kodak TVs (with reviews) that give you the most value for money.

5 Best Kodak TVs (Reviews)

Kodak 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Highlights

Screen size: 55-inch

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)

Connectivity: 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Audio: 20 W

Operating System: Android based

Warranty: 1-year

At 55-inches, a TV screen can be considered large enough to truly appreciate 4K Ultra HD visuals.

Usually such a TV would cost you around 50000 Rupees. And the more renowned the brand, the pricier the TV gets.

This Kodak TV, on the other hand, gives you all of the above at a budget price of under 30000 Rupees!

This includes a 55-inch large screen, and 4K resolution, at a cost-effective price, along with smart features and multi-connectivity.

When compared to other TVs having similar price, you will either have to settle for a newer, lesser known brand (like Shinco, Kevin etc.) to get the features offered by this Kodak TV.

Or, give up on some core features (like screen size, resolution, smartness etc.) to get a better brand.

Out of all the TVs in this price segment, Kodak TV offers the best combination of features, quality, and price.

Along with watching broadcasted channels, you can access a variety of Apps from the App Store on this Kodak TV.

Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar are already preloaded so you can immediately start watching your favourite shows and movies.

Alternatively, you can also cast your Smartphone or PC screen on the TV via MiraCast.

However, this one is not without faults.

As the TV runs on an older version of Android, some Apps may take time to respond or some may not be available for download.

The 20 Watts audio is decent for general viewing but lacks the booming bass. This can be fixed by an external sound system consisting of a subwoofer (example a 2.1 or 4.1 Soundbar).

Overall, this Kodak TV gives the most value for money and is definitely worth your attention!

Pros

  • Best budget 55-inch TV
  • Kodak brand value
  • High quality visuals
  • Android based smart features with most trending Apps
  • A+ grade panel (adds to picture quality)
  • Screen casting support by MiraCast

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • Standard Definition (480p) videos look pixelated
  • External sound system may be needed if you want bass in the audio

Kodak 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Highlights

Screen size: 50-inch

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)

Connectivity: 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Audio: 20 W

Operating System: Android based

Warranty: 1-year

In the 20000 to 30000 price category, this Kodak TV outranks its tough competitors from Vu, Mi, and TCL in one main factor.

When you compare the TVs from the above brands you will find no difference in features like the screen size, resolution, connectivity ports, and sound output.

However, this Kodak TV costs significantly less (about 3- to 4000 Rupees less) than other TVs from the category.

If budget is your main concern, then this Kodak TV is the most pocket-friendly 50-inch TV among all!

In terms of smart features however, this Kodak TV comes a close second or third.

Why?

As its an Android based smart TV, this Kodak TV comes with preloaded Apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar and so on. More can be downloaded from the App Store.

It also supports screen casting like other smart TVs.

The Android OS version the TV is built-on however (version 5.1.1), does not support voice recognition and search. (For a few extra thousand you can get this feature in the 50-inch TV from Mi)

The Kodak TV also doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity (found in TCL and Mi TVs).

But Bluetooth only matters when you want to wirelessly connect a sound system (you can still connect one through a wired connection).

And voice recognition is mostly useful for online search and command (not so useful if you prefer broadcasted content).

If this is your first smart TV then the above drawbacks won’t hold you back. This Kodak smart TV will help you smoothly transition to a smarter TV.

Pros

  • Pocket-friendly 50-inch TV
  • High quality 4K graphics
  • A+ grade IPS panel
  • MiraCast for screen casting
  • 8 GB storage memory
  • Kodak brand value

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • Does not support voice search

 

Kodak 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Highlights

Screen size: 43-inch

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)

Connectivity: 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Audio: 20 W

Operating System: Android based

Warranty: 1-year

This Kodak TV bundles 4K visuals in a medium-sized 43-inch screen— best suited for small living rooms or as a bedroom TV.

In addition to the broadcasted content, the TV lets you access online content through the built-in Apps.

For more, you can download compatible Apps and games from the App Store.

The 20 Watts dual speakers produce enough sound for general viewing.

But if you like your audio loud and with a punchy bass then you can invest in a budget Soundbar.

No matter what resolution you are watching the video in (SD, HD, Full HD or 4K), the TV gives you the best picture quality without any lags and distortions.

Unlike large screen TVs, images don’t look pixelated at lower resolution like SD (480p).

This puts the Kodak 43-inch TV at a sweet spot in terms of picture quality. The broadcasted content and the online access spoil you for choices on what to watch.

With the TV’s Mira Cast feature, you can find content on your Smartphone and then watch it on your TV screen by casting.

Although there’s no Bluetooth for wireless audio connectivity, you get ample of connectivity ports that support multiple media devices.

Overall this Kodak TV is the best 43-inch budget 4K smart TV in India.

Pros

  • The only 43-inch 4K TV under 20000
  • Android based smart TV
  • Mira Cast for screen casting
  • A+ grade panel

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • No voice recognition

 

Kodak 40-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Highlights

Screen size: 40-inch

Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080p)

Connectivity: 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Audio: 20 W

Operating System: Android based

Warranty: 1-year

For less than 20000 Rupees you can bring home a 40-inch wide screen TV with the best video quality among LED TVs!

4K or Ultra High Definition resolution coupled with HDR 10 (High Dynamic Range) produces bright images with striking contrast and clarity.

(4K is currently the highest resolution available in LED TVs)

This Kodak 4K TV amps up your viewing experience without putting a strain on your budget.

Since most of the broadcasted channels are still recorded in Full HD resolution (not in 4K) the smart features come in handy.

By connecting the TV to a steady internet connection, you can access a range of high definition videos from different Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Voot, Sonyliv, Hotstar etc.

You can also mirror Mira Cast compatible content from your Smartphone or PC to the TV screen.

The TV speakers produce 20 W of loud and clear sound but you don’t get much bass in the sound.

To conclude, if you are tight on budget but want to make the most of it, then consider buying this 43-inch 4K smart TV from Kodak!

Pros

  • Budget Android TV
  • Great video quality
  • Smart TV based on Android OS
  • Screen mirroring via Mira Cast

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • No voice command and search

 

Kodak 32-inch HD Ready Smart LED TV

Highlights

Screen size: 32-inch

Resolution: HD Ready (1366 x 768p)

Connectivity: 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Audio: 20 W

Operating System: Android based

Warranty: 1-year

A part of the XSMART Pro line up of Kodak TVs, this 32-inch LED TV provides more value than it costs!

Priced below 10000 Rupees, the TV is made of sturdy plastic with a simple but elegant design.

It supports High Definition video quality of up to 720 pixels (also called as HD Ready TV).

For HD content the options are endless. Broadcasted channels (via set top box) and the online content providers will keep you entertained all year long!
The TV even comes with preloaded Apps so you can immediately get started.

To find an App or game of your choice you can explore the available Apps from the App Store.

Compared to other 32-inch TVs in a similar price range, this Kodak definitely offers more in features, quality and value.

Other TVs do have extra features like Bluetooth and voice remote but they also cost more than this Kodak TV.

Also, Kodak is a more reliable and well-known brand compared to other budget TVs like Shinco, Telefunken, CloudWalker and so on.

To summarise, this Kodak 32-inch smart TV is the best budget TV under 10000 in India.

Pros

  • Budget 32-inch HD Ready TV
  • Android based smart features
  • Supports screen casting
  • 20 W sound output
  • Kodak brand value

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • No voice controls

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