The Austrian manufacturer StreamView brings a range of smart TVs and a streaming box to European retailers under the licensed brand name Nokia. Of seven televisions, six have 3840 × 2160 pixels (Ultra HD); only a 32-inch device is satisfied with 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). The top model is 75 inches tall.
All seven smart TVs come with a preinstalled Android 9 operating system. They show 60 Hertz, shine with 250 to 350 cd / m² depending on the model and process 10 bits per color channel. The stated 178-degree viewing angles speak for VA panels. HDMI 2.0 ports transmit Ultra HD signals at 60 Hertz – one at a time outputs sound to the AV receiver using the ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, even if the TV-internal streaming apps are used.
USB 2.0 ports, optical audio outputs, Ethernet, jack connections, Wi-Fi 5 (WLAN 802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers with 6 to 14 watts output power each and triple tuner for DVB-T2, DVC-C and DVB -S2 complete the equipment.
High prices at first sight
The prices seem high: the 32-inch device costs 300 euros, for which there are significantly larger smart TVs elsewhere. The other models cost 450 euros (43 inches), 500 euros (50 inches), 550 euros (55 inches), 600 euros (58 inches), 700 euros (65 inches) and 1200 euros (75 inches). The price of the 75-inch Nokia 7500A is in the upper class without showing any unusual specifications. The specified 320 cd / m² is hardly enough for a particularly beautiful HDR image.
The Nokia Streaming Box 8000 is faced with a similar problem: it brings the Android TV 10 operating system, including streaming apps such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, to televisions without their own Smart TV functions. At 100 euros, however, it is more expensive than established alternatives such as Google’s Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.
The Nokia Streaming Box 8000 transmits via HDMI 2.0 Ultra HD with 3840 × 2160 pixels and 60 Hertz. There are decoders for H.264 and H.265 on board. StreamView does not make any specific statements about HDR formats in the data sheet.