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Polaroid 49-inch 4K Dolby Vision TV (P49UPA2029A) review

Dolby Vision, 4K HDR images and integrated smart services. These were once the reserves of super luxury high-end televisions. But as technologies mature, so do their prices, and a new set of LCD Polaroid TVs seem to offer this type of headline feature at an affordable price.

The Polaroid P49UPA2029A 49-inch 4K HDR TV features Dolby Vision support, a handy range of streaming apps and Alexa integration, with a price tag that won’t break the bank. It comes with a number of compromises as you would expect from the budget nature of the set but not so much to discourage those on a tight budget.

Polaroid’s budget-orientated P49UPA2029A has a feature list as long as your arm. It’s a decent set for the price but don’t expect Dolby Vision performance of the calibre you’d find in a premium television.

The Polaroid P49UPA2029A does well with its smart and connected offering. Not only does it ship with Freeview Play built in (being the most fully-featured, catch-up orientated EPG guide you’ll find in a UK TV), but with the full suite of streaming apps you’d hope to find, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iPlayer, Rakuten TV, YouTube and more.

For the price tag, the Polaroid P49UPA2029A is an ambitious budget set. Its suite of smart connectivity features, from Alexa integration (when it appears) to myriad streaming options, should be applauded, as is the attempt to get Dolby Vision visuals into a screen of this price.

Good

Great feature set

Good price point

A wealth of smart options

Bad

Dolby Vision underwhelms here

Lackluster upscaling

Buzzing issue with screen mirroring

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