Updated 31 Aug 2017

Veon

SRO482016

Snapshot: The Veon SRO482016 is a 48" (122cm) TV without WiFi. How good is the picture?

SRO482016
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$996

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Test results

Overall score
49
SD picture
?/10
HD picture
?/10
Sound
?/10
Usability
?/10

Good points

  • OK HD picture quality.
  • OK SD picture quality.
  • OK energy efficiency.
  • OK DVR.
  • Can record to USB.

But

  • Extremely poor sound.
  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • Just OK EPG.
  • No WiFi.

Review

To give us an idea if a budget model with no smart features would be worth buying, we tested the Veon SRO482016. This 48” TV is among the cheapest ($549) we’ve tested and is exclusively sold at The Warehouse.

The Veon SRO482016 is an HD (1080p) TV, but its HD picture performance — the most important feature for a TV — is a long way from being good. It doesn’t score high enough for us to recommend and, even considering the price, isn’t good enough to be worth considering.

When you compare the Veon with other TVs, one thing is clear: if you want a good picture, you can either pay a similar price for a smaller screen or get the same size but pay considerably more. If you can handle a picture that scores significantly below average compared to all our tested TVs, then the Veon could be a bargain. The only cheaper TVs are 32” models.

Sound on modern TVs is notoriously bad, but the Veon’s poor sound is particularly notable. Its sound score is the lowest of any TV we’ve tested (and by a large margin). If you’re after decent audio, you’ll probably need to buy a sound bar or home theatre, which makes it much less of a good deal. The Veon’s only saving grace sound-wise is a digital audio out and a plug for headphones.

Our latest tech reliability survey found 81% of Veon owners thought the brand was good value for money, but only 65% (the lowest for all brands) would buy it again. This shows a dumb TV at a low price can be a good, one-off purchase for those who aren’t concerned about pixel-perfect high-resolution images or decent sound.

If you’re someone who watches sports, plays video games or enjoys watching Blu-ray movies, then you need a screen that shows a good HD picture. So you may have to spend more or settle for a smaller screen.

How we test TVs

Overall score includes:

HD picture (55%)
SD picture (10%)
Sound quality (10%)
Usability (25%), made up of User Interface, Remote, and Smart TV scores

Prices are based on August and November 2017 surveys.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$996

More test results (/10)

User interface
7.8
Remote
6.9
SmartTV
n/a
Energy efficiency
6.9
DVR
6.2
Electronic Program Guide
5.0

Specifications

Display type
LCD
Screen size
122cm
Size
48inches
Resolution
1920 x 1080
HxWxD (cm)
69 x 109 x 26
Weight (kg)
9.9

Features

4K/UHD
No
HDR
No
Bluetooth
×
WiFi built in
×
Internet browser
×
Smart TV features
×
Can record to USB

Connections/ports

HDMI
3
Composite RCA
Component RCA
×
Stereo RCA
Stereo 3.5
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0
×
Ethernet
×
Toslink out
×
Headphones
Analogue AV in
1
HDMI (easy access)
×
USB (easy access)
×

More Info

Brand reliability

In our 2017 appliance-reliability survey this brand of TV was 91% reliable (the average for TVs was 95%).