HKC 16M4 : a television of 16 inches

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HKC 16M4

16M4 from HKC – Presentation of this HD

HKC proposes today a new basic model, equipped with technological solutions which work, the 16M4.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 16 inches.
We are dealing with a rather small screen, which is quite unusual with this television maker.
In addition this HKC displays a HD resolution.  The television set is an entry-level product; it therefore faces competitors with similar resolution screen.
So when you make your choice, you will ask yourself the question : is the 16M4 a good bargain ? You will be told in this article.

TV design presentation HKC 16M4

With its design identical in every respect to the competition, this HKC 16M4 could have difficulty distinguishing itself in a tense entry-level market.
Could do better. This could be the overall opinion about this television set. However, it is not necessary to criticize too much; remember the price at which it is offered for sale!
In the end, we’re on an entry-level product. Even if at this level, when it comes to design, we could simplify it by saying that it is cheap. Materials of poorer quality and ergonomics identical to what was done 5 years ago, make this HKC 16M4 a just acceptable television set.

16M4 from HKC – The screen

The new HKC offers an image with disappointing contrasts. It has pale, dark and shallow colours. This translates into completely washed out blacks that do not allow you to enjoy a movie properly in the dark.
With this new 16M4 HKC, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a HD resolution. HKC presents this 16M4 with a screen of 16 inches; this television belongs to the series of small models in its range.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
HKC chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a HD quality picture .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

TV sound presentation HKC 16M4

In general, the sounds are well reproduced; but you have to forget about bass and low-midrange. It will be preferable to use an external system to enjoy better audio immersion.
The equipment consists of  two speakers with 2.8 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is in a word mediocre; you feel like you’re back in the past to the days of saturating speakers.

16M4 from HKC – Embedded intelligence

Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.

16M4 from HKC – Its connectivity

Its connectivity is decent for a basic range. You’ll have little choice.
In this TV range, the 16M4’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 10 possible connections that this 16M4 is presented. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 audio input, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the HKC 16M4

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 37.5 cm x 29.3 cm x 4.6 cm
Screen size in inches 16
Screen resolution HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 2.8
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes

16M4 from HKC – The conclusion

The finish shows some small deficiencies (visible cables and visible screws), but the technology is mastered and the image rendering is at the expected level.
What more can we ask of a product in this range?
The choice of HKC not to include a smart TV system in this 16M4 seems a shame to us. In our opinion, many will choose another model among the competitors in this range, that will have an operating system.
It’s a smart choice for this TV. HD resolution for daily use. In a few years the prices of Ultra 8k will have dropped.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.

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