Vu Masterpiece Glo 55 review
Our 55in review sample was beautifully finished in an Armani Gold that exudes luxury, even while it’s off. The floating glass-on-frame aesthetic isn’t new, but the Vu Masterpiece Glo brings it all together with outstanding build, finish and coherence that is better than most of the competition.
Hot keys for Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and Google Play are present, making life easier and quicker, although most would have appreciated a Disney+ Hotstar key over Google Play. That’s the suits and ties at play, so we can’t blame anyone here. What is unique though is the inclusion of a Spotify hot hey right in the middle of the remote, highlighting the Masterpiece Glo’s credentials as the first-TV with deep Spotify integration. Of course, with the HDMI e-ARC port, you can use the TV as just the source and send the audio output to your hi-fi system, in case you’re not a fan of hosting a party with a TV as a DJ.
If you’re looking for a well-priced television that looks and feels more expensive, then the Vu Masterpiece Glo is a no-brainer. Its Android OS, punchy picture quality with deep enough black levels coupled with great viewing angles makes it perfect for the family room. Even the remote control can be pointed anywhere you want since it works using the Bluetooth protocol, ending the line-of-sight struggle once and for all. As long as you output the audio to a more capable sound system, this Vu will prove to be a fine experience.
Looks and feels more expensive than it actually is, with a picture quality that punches above its weight too!
|3840 x 2160 pixels
|Quad core, 3GB/16GB
|HDMI x 4, USB x 2, Optical out, Bluetooth 5.0
|1228 x 713 x 81