The TV set Medion X17575 (MD31475), from 30. July at Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud in the online store, recommends itself with its diagonal of 1.90 meters (75 inches) and 3840 × 2160 pixels resolution to the video event in the rough family and circle of friends. It has a tuner for satellite, cable and antenna, Netflix access is possible directly on the Smart TV via a pre-installed app and a separate button on the remote control. An app for Amazon Prime Video is missing, however; the app selection was also rather limited, as is usual for Medion TVs.
At least you have access to HbbTV and the TV stations’ media libraries via (W)LAN. And you can record TV broadcasts of the public programs on USB memory, but due to the lack of a second tuner you can’t watch other programs in the meantime. In addition, the built-in media player plays photos and videos from connected USB sticks and hard drives.
Three HDMI-2 ports are available for external players.0-inputs are ready, content from the mobile device can be transferred wirelessly via Wireless Display (WiDi) to the coarse screen. According to Medion, the X17575 can handle HDR10, but not the dynamic formats HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Since the typical luminance of a meager 250 cd. Therefore, the HDR rendering will probably not turn out too crisp. An intermediate image calculation against jerky camera movements is missing.
The TV is hardly suitable for particularly bright environments – for example outdoors on a rain-protected terrace or in light-flooded rooms at a bright window – in view of the low luminance. In a slightly darkened living room, the 250 cd brightness should be sufficient.
Alternatives to the Medion X17575
For 775 euros – the reduced VAT is already included – the X17575 is a very good offer. Especially since Aldi delivers the devices to the customer’s home free of charge after the online order; the giant screens are not available in local Aldi stores.
Comparable smart TVs are available from Medion itself: The X17576 (MD 31575) is offered by Otto and Neckermann for 770 euros – plus shipping costs. We could not find differences between the two Medion TVs based on the specifications.
Even the rough manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Hisense have inexpensive 75-inchers in their program. They usually offer somewhat better features, especially more apps, for example for Amazon Prime Video or Disney+, higher luminance and more sophisticated image optimization, but they also cost a bit more.
The manufacturers have all placed their bets on this year’s originally planned sporting events, the European Soccer Championships and the Olympic Games, which were cancelled due to Corona. For this reason, you can currently find considerable offers for smart TVs, just like in the automotive sector, even in the actually rather high-priced segment. If you’re looking for a new TV, you can currently choose from a wide range of offers. The upcoming Aldi offer is at the forefront of the market.