Bush 49 Inch Full HD 1080p Freeview HD LED TV

Bush 49 Inch Full HD 1080p Freeview HD LED TV - big screen does not necessarily mean big price

Bush is a cheap UK brand that offers mainly consumer electronics (tablets, smartphones etc.) and home appliances. They are not largely popular outside the UK, but the range products they offer is surprisingly large – they have everything from small electronics through televisions and even large kitchen appliances.

While Bush prices are low, they always come with a fairly big warning sign as there is never enough information online for shoppers to do their research on before parting with their money. This is to say, reviews, tests or detailed specifications of their products are not readily available as with largely popular brands such as Samsung, Sony etc.

To shed some light on this brand, we will review one of their TV models – the Bush 49-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV – which is sold exclusively at Argos and specifications include a 4K ultra resolution, motion rate 50, 2 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, Smart apps with WiFi, DLNA, web browser and a dual-core processor. Argos are listing this on their website for £349.99 which is a bit more than $440. At such a low price, a fairly large TV as this one is very much a good bargain. However, specs-wise, there is nothing impressive to offer here.

It comes with Netflix out of the box, but we need to warn you that this TV does not come with 4K features such as HDR. This means that if you are planning to buy this TV for use on gaming consoles such as PS4 Pro or Xbox One S consoles, you may not be able to support this format.

In regard to the picture quality, as mentioned above, this TV does not offer 4K upscaling or UHD dimming either.  The picture itself is mediocre, not really sharp and clear. There is much room for improvement in the viewing angles, motion is also not represented well – viewing sports may not be the best experience. Colours are represented fairly well and are realistic, whites are a bit dim though. The overall picture and sound quality is not high, but is passable. In this price range, this TV fares lower than average, but not too bad, if I may say that.

Going back to the warning signs though, as there is no official product listing for this model, no Bush 49-inch 4K TV reviews online, no word whatsoever on input lag and no manual to download.

    Full HD (1080p) display resolution
    Screen size: 49 inches
    Response time 9 milliseconds
    Viewing angle 178/178 degrees
    Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels

    1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 2 HDMI sockets
    PC input socket.
    Composite socket.
    Optical connection.
    Headphone socket.
    Ethernet connection.
    Suitable for wall mounting
Sound quality:
    DTS sound system
Digital features:

    Features USB video playback
    Freeview HD digital tuner
    Single core processor
    7 day electronic programme guide (EPG)
    CI plus slot
Additional features:

    Sleep timer
    Child lock
    Size of TV H: 65.3, W: 111.2, D: 10.2 cm
    Weight of TV 12kg (unpackaged)
    Size of TV with stand: H: 69.1, W: 111.2, D: 22cm
    Weight of TV with stand: 12.9kg