Best LED TV in India

by | Aug 11, 2018

The term best is a very subjective matter. Thus choosing a best-LED TV for us is quite a daunting task.

Having posted about four articles about the best-LED TVs under various budget before, this time we are presenting you the best list that tops it all.

In this article, we’ve selected the LG OLED55B7T as the best pick on our list. This model trumps the Sony Bravia KD-49X7002E due to the fact that the former sports an OLED display.

Sony has TVs with OLED panels but the WebOS that comes with LG TVs are much more intuitive to operate with.

Without any further ado, let’s get started with the article!

Best LED TVs in India

1. LG OLED55B7TOverall Best Pick
2. Sony Bravia KD-49X7002ERunner Up Pick
3. LG 55UK6360PTEBest Value for Money
4. TCL L55P2MUSBest Budget Pick
5. VU 49SU131Best Budget 4K TV

1. LG OLED55B7T

Best led TV in India - Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • HDR compliant TV
  • Great colour accuracy
  • Vibrant WebOS UI

LG is one of the best in terms of OLED panel technology in the world alongside Samsung.

This Korean company has some of the industry leading display technology in hand which it implements with the mobile phones and LED TVs in the market.

Impeccable design and build quality…

The design of this LG OLED TV in one word can be summarized as mesmerising. The company calls this minimal design approach as the Blade thin design.

As the name suggests, the thickness of the bezels is absolutely minimal.

When the display is turned on, you won’t notice the presence of a bezel around the screen at the first glance for sure.

The silver finish stand is also designed with utmost care so that the TV blends with the carefully decorated home decor seamlessly.

Weighing only around 23Kg, wall mounting of this television is also not a problem that you have to deal with.

4K display… Wait, a 4K OLED display!!

The LG OLED 55B7T LED TV comes with a gorgeous 55-inch OLED display to deliver an immersive TV viewing experience.

This OLED panel from LG supports all forms of HDR such as the HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. This makes it one of the future-proof televisions currently on sale in the Indian market.

Having a 4K resolution in simple terms means four times the resolution of an HD television. The level of details and sharpness is on a whole new level.

Being an OLED panel, this TV offers the deepest blacks and brightest brights. This OLED panel can achieve an impressive brightness level compared to other OLED TVs in this price segment.

With 120Hz of refresh rate, the frames skip so smoothly that eases off the stress on your eyes while watching TV for a longer duration on a single stretch.

WebOS is here!

While other major smart TV manufacturers took solace in Android TV OS, LG went on with their own WebOS. The user interface of WebOS is so much simplified and easy to use.

Popular apps like Netflix and YouTube comes preinstalled with this TV. There is also a dedicated LG app store from which you can download apps on your own.

The magic mouse that’s really popular with earlier WebOS TV model is here as well. Just point the remote at the menu option and press the button.

That’s it.

The interface is snappy and responsive. There’s no lag or stutter or any sorts.

Speakers and more…

The internal speakers on this television are Dolby certified. But that doesn’t make the cut. Having such a gorgeous display demands a perfect sound.

If you want to maximise the full potential of the beast, do invest few bucks on an external speaker.

We almost forgot, ah the magic remote supports voice search.

Yes, you can now search your favourite titles just by speaking to the remote.

Cool, huh?

Final verdict…

If you want the ultimate showpiece, this is it. With that gorgeous 55-inch display, things could get no wrong.

Enjoy the movies and other shows in its full glory without compromising on the output quality.

With future-proof technologies baked in, this will be an ideal long-term investment for sure.

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OLED panel

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Excellent picture quality

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Magic remote

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Inbuilt speakers are average

 Specifications

Screen Size55-inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate120Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 3
Speaker2 x 10W

2. Sony Bravia KD-49X7002E

Best led TV india - Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • HDR support out of the box
  • Up to 200 Hz refresh rate
  • Android OS TV

Sony needs no introduction.

The company has been in the forefront with popular home appliances and other consumer electronics gadgets that are really popular with the consumers worldwide.

The Sony Bravia KD-49X7002E is a 49-inch 4K Smart TV featuring proprietary technologies such as X-reality pro and Clear audio plus that enhances the viewing experience of the end user.

Excellent build quality, minimalistic design language…

The design of this television reminded us of some of the budget LED TV models from Sony.

The plain and simple, minimal bezels display with subtle stands for tabletop placement is what it is.

The components used for the construction of this television is of high quality and it shows.

The thin bezels make the front of this LED TV look like a giant slab of a display with no edges.

The steel plate state which is a single plate holds the TV in place firmly and securely on a table top.

4K display with X-reality Pro engine inside…

Sony has made great strides in display technologies and is highly regarded in terms of industry-leading technologies that the company incorporates into its consumer electronics products.

This 49-inch 4K panel packs in an astounding 8 million pixels to deliver you the best possible visuals with enriched details and life colour colours.

X-reality pro-technology analyses the visuals and corrects the correct amount of contrast, brightness and saturation to make the scene more vivid and pleasing to your eyes.

HDR support further enhances the details of the visuals and gives you a truly enjoyable viewing experience.

The brightness levels are superb on this panel. You won’t face any difficulty watching TV even under brightly lit environments.

Much more extras…

This is a smart TV powered by Android. This means that you can download and install apps from the play store and enjoy them on this big display.

Online streaming apps like Netflix and Youtube are preinstalled and comes with a shortcut button on the remote control.

The interface is responsive and can be easily mastered, even for senior citizens.

Also, this TV features the USB plug and play that will let you connect your smartphone or tablet and browse content or mirror the screen itself.

Sony’s patented clear audio plus technology delivers excellent sound output with rich bass and crystal clear vocals, no matter what the volume levels are.

The conclusion…

If you’re an ardent Sony fan, you should skip the first on this list and get this instead.

Not sporting an OLED doesn’t really matter for ordinary eyes and Sony has done a great job of providing excellent contrast ratio even with this LED panel.

The colours are excellent and feel more natural when compared with some of the competitor models in this list.

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X-reality pro engine

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True to life colours

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Build quality

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Heavy

Specifications

Screen Size49-inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate120Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 3
Speaker2 x 10W

3. LG 55UK6360PTE

Best led TV india - Best Value for Money Pick
Best Value for Money Pick
  • Best for large families
  • Excellent Bluetooth reception
  • Intuitive WebOS UI

It seems LG has a lot of competitive models in the premium LED TV segment.

The company has always been releasing TVs in varying price ranges and finding success a lot more of late.

Thin bezels, pleasing aesthetics…

As with every other premium LED TVs out there, LG 55UK6360PTE features the same rectangle form factor with minimal bezels around the display.

Since all the hardware powering the display is placed on the lower back side, there’s a slight bump in the lower portion.

The build quality is exquisite with silver colour around the bezels giving this product a luxury feel.

4K display with multiple HDR format support…

The 55-inch 4K display supports HDR modes like HDR10 and HLG pro. This will allow you to stream HDR certified content from Netflix and other streaming sites.

The HDR content offers much more colour and contrast to the already stunning visuals.

HDR certification means you can also hook this monitor on to a PC or game console to enjoy HDR games in its full capacity.

LG is a pioneer in the IPS display technology. Being a very large 55-inch panel, IPS technology allows you to watch the TV from any angle with no colour shift or loss of details.

The 120Hz screen causes no jitters or motion blur during the video playback and the fast-moving visuals seem to be silky smooth.

WebOS and ThinQ AI…

You might have heard about WebOS, the answer to Android TV OS from LG. It is a slick, lightweight OS that runs fluidly and performs well even on low specced devices.

ThinQ AI is the new artificial intelligence technology that LG has been implementing across its products, be it smartphones or washing machines or even with refrigerators.

It offers voice-activated controls on LG devices for quick and easy operation without having to pound your fingers over the remote buttons.

Miscellaneous…

WebOS allows you to multitask. If you can’t stop watching a live broadcast but want to check out your social media account at once, you can do that with this LED TV.

Also, this smart LED TV from LG features dual Bluetooth technology that offers enhanced range.

You can connect your wireless headphones or earphones to this device and enjoy the show without disturbing anyone.

DTS certified speakers inside this television offer a decent playback experience but when it comes to TVs, we always recommend an external speaker setup for the complete experience.

Yes or No?

The LG 55UK6360PTE is a 55-inch large screen Smart LED TV that provides you with an excellent cost to feature proposition.

A stunning IPS 4K display in itself is worth the asking price and with features such as HDR support and smart connectivity, this television is one of the best value for money products in the market at present.

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Multiple HDR format support

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IPS 4K display

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Dual Bluetooth

Q

Bulky backside

Specifications

Screen Size55-inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate120Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

4. TCL L55P2MUS

Best led TV - Best budget pick
  Best Budget Pick
  • Best suited for large families
  • Excellent connectivity features
  • Stock Android TV OS

TCL has been making waves in the Indian consumer electronics market off lately.

Some of the LED TVs from TCL has received rave reviews from around the world including some of the youtube celebrities.

Familiar design language…

TCL hasn’t pulled off any magic up its sleeve to make this TV looks attractive. What the company has done is a no-frills approach in terms of design.

Don’t break what’s already working – TCL has repeated off the design from its budget models with this premium LED TV.

The plastic construction doesn’t feel as cheap as one would expect it to. There’s no flex on the chassis and overall the build seems durable and sturdy.

Dual stands give this TV a personality on its own when placed on a table top.

A 4K display on a budget…

The TCL L55P2MUS features a 55-inch UHD 4K display that when compared to the models from established brands in the market such as Samsung and LG performs relatively well for its asking price.

This TV has also digital upscaling technology built in. If you are watching an HD video, it will upscale the quality to 4K which will provide a much better viewing experience.

TCL has developed its own proprietary HDR standard that enhances the contrast and colour levels of the visuals.

In terms of raw HDR support, this LED TV, unfortunately, doesn’t support it.

The wider colour gamut makes this TV deliver a lot of colours which would otherwise be not distinctly visible to the viewers.

Android, certified by Google…

This LED TV from TCL runs on Android TV OS and has all the necessary features and functions built in.

There is a native Google play store built in from which you can download your favourite games and apps.

With 2.5GB of available RAM and a quad-core processor inside, the TV is quite snappy when it comes to the app performance and responsiveness of the UI.

With the chromecast technology built in, you can cast your phone or tablet screen on this-this large display wirelessly without any loss in its resolution.

With Google play games support, Android games can be downloaded and played on this TV.

A decision to be made…

If you’re low on budget, but direly require a large screen LED TV with smart features, the TCL L55P2MUS priced just under Rs.50,000 is the best possible product the market offers at present.

The display quality of this TV is on par with the price at which it retails.

With great colour reproduction and adequate brightness, this television can be listed as one of the best budget offerings in this segment.

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Affordable

R

Wide colour gamut

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Android TV OS

Q

Average sounding audio

Specifications

Screen Size55 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 8 W

5. VU 49SU131

Best led TV - Vu-Android-124cm-49-inch-Ultra-HD-4K-LED-Smart-TV-49SU131
Best Budget 4K TV
  • Suited for large rooms
  • Big screen 4K experience under a budget
  • Built in chromecast

The 49SU131 from Vu is a 49-inch 4K smart LED TV running true Android TV OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

This is one of the cheapest 40+ inch 4K UHD LED TV priced under Rs. 50,000 currently on the Indian market.

The company has hit a sweet spot with this product which ticks all the right boxes with grace without any major letdowns.

Design – usual story..

The design language of this television is nothing extraordinary to write chapters about.

Vu has considered practicality over aesthetic appeal with this model.

The bezels are not thin as we saw on Mi smart LED TV 4.

UHD 4K display – A+ grade panel..

The display on this television is a 49-inch UHD 4K panel with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Being an A+ grade IPS panel, the viewing angles are wide and the visuals look the same when looked even at acute angles.

The brightness levels are great enough to be visible even when placed under direct light.

Although the panel isn’t an HDR one, the bright and dark spots are quite crisp and the details are not bad either.

Stock Android TV OS..

This TV runs on true Android TV OS based on Android Nougat 7.0.

It comes preloaded with all the Google services such as Google Play games, Google Play store as well as Google Play services.

The app store lets you download your favourite apps from the official channels without worrying about the compatibility issues.

The VU 3SU128 Smart LED TV is powered by an ARM Quad-core processor with 2.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The UI being stock android is fast and responsive and there are no noticeable lags or stutters during the operation.

Extras…

The TV comes with two remotes – a standard one and a Bluetooth one and you can either use any one of them to control the device.

There is a sound bar built into this television which has two 10W speakers that sound loud enough.

The voice output is clear with no distortions even at high volume levels.

To buy or not to buy..

The Vu 49SU131 features a 49-inch achromatic A+ grade panel. The colour accuracy of this television is excellent with no specific tint towards any primary colours.

If you have a budget under Rs.50,000 in mind and need a 4K TV with internet feature enabled, this LED 4K TV from Vu will be a reasonable choice.

Vu being an Indian company has been setting up a lot of service centre network across major cities in India. So if any unforeseen damages do occur, you can service the product under warranty quite easily.

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49- inch 4K UHD A+ grade IPS panel

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True Android TV OS

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Built-in soundbar

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Voice search

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No HDR support

Q

Design seems outdated

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60Hz refresh rate

Specifications

Screen Size49 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

This concludes our hunt for the best LED TVs in India.

We have included TVs with 4K UHD displays only here because we genuinely think that full HD displays are a story of the past.

We hope your answers for the best LED TVs will be met with this article.

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How To Buy The TV Of Your Dreams: Buying Guide For LED TV

Best LED TV in India

Buying a TV requires more than having a budget in mind.

As it is a relatively long-term investment, there are certain things that you should be informed about.

In this article, we will try to focus on things that will help you make a better purchase decision.

1. Price

We know that your first priority is the budget. We are all in for that as well.

In fact, for every Indian consumer no matter rich or poor, the price is the primary concern in making a purchase.

The speed of technology innovation in the case of television sets moves forward at a staggering pace.

Unlike products like speakers or headphones, the feature set is continuously updated.

This creates a rapid fluctuation in the pricing.

The prices of TVs will come down faster than we expect. So you must keep an eye on price history.

There’s is no need to go for the latest model in the market in case of a television.

There will be previous models that might have all the desired features you are looking for.

In a nutshell, If you know the right feature set you want, the purchase will be economical. In case of a TV, never ignore a previous model as it is just old. Similarly never purchase a new model, just because it is new.

2. Display

Good televisions require good displays. Simple as that.

But there are a lot of display types out there and choosing a particular one is not a cakewalk.

Let’s guide you through the technical jargons associated with these displays. Fret not, this won’t make you dizzy, we promise.

Here are the most common type of displays found on television sets:

a) LCD
b) LED
c) OLED
d) Plasma displays

a) Liquid Crystal Displays ( LCD )

LCD’s are the least expensive type of display in the list.

These displays are suitable for simple use such as causal media watching at home.

Not only do these displays are cheap, they’re energy efficient as well.

The main downside of these displays is its limited viewing angles.

b) Light Emitting Diode displays ( LED )

LED displays are Liquid crystal displays with LED back lighting.

These displays constitute the major chunk of televisions available in the market.

Let’s discuss these displays in detail.

Back lighting in an LED display itself can be categorized into three different types

i) CCFL back lighting
ii) Full array LED back lighting
iii) Edge lighting

i) CCFL backlighting

The Liquid crystal displays that come with a cold-cathode fluorescent lamp are called CCFL displays.

A series of fluorescent lamps that sits behind the LCD illuminates the panel evenly.

These displays are the cheapest type of LED displays around.

As the televisions became slimmer, these displays were phased out.

Also, keep in mind the fact that these lamps consumed a lot of energy.

ii) Full array LED back lighting

Full array LED back lighting is the most widely used back lighting technology currently in the television industry.

Most of the television sets you see today, use this kind of display.

An array of LED’s is lined up behind the display to light up the pixels according to the signal it receives.

This technology involves a feature called local dimming, which lets the LED array to sequentially switch off individual segments of the array.

This enhances the contrast ratio of the display as well as reduces energy consumption.

iii) Edge lighting

In this form of LED back lighting technology, the LED’s are placed along the edges of the display.

Unlike an entire array spanning the backside of the display, this technology enables the manufacturers to develop further slim profile televisions.

Local dimming might be a problem in this type of back lighting.

The companies like Sony and Samsung have their own iterations of this technology with improved local dimming capabilities.

LED displays are much more power efficient than Liquid crystal displays.

These displays can be incorporated with IPS ( in-plane switching ) technology to improve the viewing angles.

As the LED needs to be powered in order to illuminate the pixels, these displays are also power hungry.

c) OLED displays

These displays use colored LEDs to illuminate the image on the screen.

Instead of local dimming, the LEDs in these displays shuts down completely.

This gives it a much higher contrast ratio compared to the conventional LED displays.

Also, these displays are power efficient too.

The main downside of this kind of display is that they are expensive to manufacture.

d) Plasma displays

If you want to convert your home cinema setup into a mini theater, plasma displays are the way to go.

These are usually large displays that often finds its way into mini home theaters.

These displays have excellent colour quality and high contrast ratio.

What’s this contrast ratio thing, you might ask?

Well, we’ll explain it to you in detail, a little later.

What about the cost?

As you may have rightly guessed, these displays are expensive.

Summarizing, If you are looking to purchase a budget television, go for one with an LED display. Full array LED TV might be the one for lower end spectrum of the budget.

If you want a television with stunning visuals, no matter the budget, we would recommend buying a television with an OLED panel.

Interested in a home theater setup?

The plasma display will greatly enhance the theatrical experience that you want right in your home.

3. Resolution

The resolution, in layman terms, is the number of pixels or dots that a panel is capable of displaying.

The displays these days commonly comes in various resolutions such as :

1. HD ready ( 1366*768 Pixels )
2. Full HD ( 1920* 1080 Pixels )
3. 4K ( 3840*2160 Pixels )

In reality, the more the number of pixels doesn’t necessarily mean that the clarity of the panel will be higher.

It is the pixel per inch ( ppi ) measure that determines the clarity.

A 48-inch 4K display will have the same pixel density as a 24-inch full HD panel.

Or simply said, the 4K display here on a 48″ panel can only output the same number of ppi as a 24″ full HD panel.

4K displays cost a lot more than the full HD displays.

If you are not going to televisions with larger display sizes, full HD will suffice.

HD ready tag on a television generally means that the resolution is 720p.

Don’t get confused with an HD ready television and a full HD television.

For the most part, at least in India, a full HD television should be sufficient. Unless you want to watch movies and sports in full glory, spending money on 4K isn’t worth it, not at present. The availability of 4K movies are still in infancy so does the 4K broadcast.

For budget-constrained buyers, 720p would help with the regular set-top box cable connections.

4. Screen size

Most people do make a mistake when it comes to choosing a screen size for the television.

People think larger the display, more the content we can watch.

This isn’t right.

You should first make up your mind where the TV is going to be placed.

And then according to the space available should decide on the size.

The large display on a small room won’t do any justice to the viewing experience.

So does a small screen on a large room.

The sweet spot for the best possible size can be found out by using simple calculations.

THX, a motion picture industry leader suggests that the person watching a television should be seated about X feet away from the display for the optimal viewing experience.

X ( in feet ) = diagonal width ( in inches ) of the television / 0.84.

This rough approximation was given for the western audience, but we Indians could use reverse calculation and estimate the size of the display we need from this equation.

Take the room/hall where the TV is going to be placed and measure the placement of chairs/sofa set from the wall/table in inches. Multiply that with 0.84, get the optimal size and go with that measure.

Instead of blindly purchasing a television set, just because it looks bigger would only blow a hole in your pocket. Spend wisely.

Remember: A 48″ 4K display will have the same pixel density as a 24″ full HD panel. Or simply said, the 4K display on a 48″ panel can output the same display clarity as a 24″ full HD panel.

5. Contrast ratio

We have been using this word a lot in this article. Might be of something important right?

Yes, it is.

The contrast ratio is one of the most important parameters that define the quality of a television.

What is contrast ratio?

The difference in brightness between the darkest black and the brightest white on a display is called contrast ratio.

On an LED display with local dimming, the contrast ratio will be higher than on a conventional display.

On an OLED screen, the contrast ratio is theoretically infinite. Why?

The LEDs shuts downs completely on an OLED screen.

Therefore the darkest dark is absolutely infinite. Bigger the contrast ratio, better will be the display.

Always look for the contrast ratio of the television you’re purchasing.

If you don’t find any information, ask the salesman in the local store or search on the web. Never let it go as a trivial thing.

Keep an eye on contrast ratio information. Give attention whether the advertised contrast ratio is true or native. The true/native measures give the accurate idea, not the one that says dynamic. Higher the contrast ratio, better the display.

6. Refresh rate

To simply put, the refresh rate is the number of times an image on the screen is refreshed per second.

Why is refresh rate important?

It helps in the smoother transitions between the frames.

A television with frame rate less than 60, would give jittery visuals, especially in fast-moving scenes such as sports.

Make sure the television you are purchasing does offer at least 60 fps refresh rate.

Some companies offer refresh rate interpolation as well.

This means a static image is inserted between the frames to reduce the motion blur.

Not as good as native refresh rate increase, still it does offer some form of improvement.

Higher the refresh rate, lesser will be the motion blur. This will enhance the viewing experience significantly. If you wish to hook up the TV with your gaming console, you should be double sure about this magic number.

7. High Dynamic Range ( HDR )

HDR is the new buzzword in the display industry.

It offers enhanced contrast ratio and colour accuracy to the content displayed on the screen. Being a relatively new technology, HDR is still on its baby steps.

At present, there are only a few high-end televisions supporting the HDR.

Also, only a few HDR ready content ( but rapidly growing ) is available for you to watch. But for what it is, taking a shot in the hand for buying an expensive TV with HDR is well worth it.

HDR enhances the brightest whites on the screen further and coupled with Wide Colour Gamut ( WCG ) improves the colour accuracy, bringing it one step closer to the natural colour palette.

If you are a true image/video quality connoisseur and would like to watch the movies and visuals as close to what they had looked in the shooting sets, HDR is the way to go.

The industry-backed version of HDR, the HDR10 is supported by many mainstream companies like Sony, Samsung and LG. Those who don’t mind the budget, shouldn’t miss out on this one feature.

8. Aspect ratio

What is Aspect ratio?

Aspect ratio is defined as the width to height ratio of the television.

Commonly, the televisions come with 16:9 aspect ratio. In fact, they should come with 16:9 aspect ratio.

The industry moved away from the 4:3 aspect ratio long before as it introduced a letterbox effect.

Letterbox??

You might have seen the two black bars at the top and bottom of the screen while watching old movies.

These bars reduces the screen real estate significantly.

The motion picture industry moved from the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 from the early 2000’s.

Every movie, application, games adopted the 16:9 ratio making 4:3 obsolete.

Some modern Hollywood movies come with 2:4:1 aspect ratio for better detailing on given screen real estate. If your TV supports this, its good. Otherwise, 16:9 should be the standard.

9. Connectivity

Connectivity is another important aspect to consider when purchasing a television.

The more the connectivity options, better it is.

Speaking of connectivity, here are a few things that’d be useful to keep in mind :

a. HDMI
b. Wi-Fi
c. USB
d. Bluetooth

High-Definition Multimedia Interface is an interface for transmitting audio/video data to other HDMI compliant devices.

This is a digital data transfer gateway with greatly enhanced data transfer speeds.

What to look for?

HDMI has undergone various iterations and improvements over time.

First, make sure your TV has HDMI ports, at least two of them.

Most TVs will have them. This will let you connect your TV with devices such as set-top boxes and gaming consoles.

Next, try to know the version of HDMI present. Verify whether it is v1.4 or v2.0.

A normal user wouldn’t have to go through these pains.

But an advanced user who would like to have greater data speeds and much better picture quality with his newly brought Blu-ray player should definitely care.

HDMI v1.4HDMI v2.0
Data transfer speeds up to 10.2GbpsSpeeds up to 18Gbps
Streams 4K at 24 fpsStreams 4K at 60 fps
8-bit colour 4K12-bit colour 4K
Single video streamDual video streams
Up to 8 channel audio32 channel audio

If you wish to enjoy the content on the Blu-Ray disk as the producers intended it to be watched, HDMI v2.0 supports 4K videos up to 60 fps to be streamed from the player to the television.

Or better, if you are a gamer and want to play the games in 4K ultra settings, having an HDMI v2.0 ports helps significantly.

10. Wi-Fi

Smart TVs come with Wi-Fi connectivity as standard.

This will let you browse the internet or watch your favourite video on YouTube directly on the television.

11. USB

USB ports can be used for a variety of things.

Primarily being a source for portable media content, USB with media in it can be plugged into the port and you can enjoy the content inside, whether it be music or movies on the big screen.

Make sure that the TV comes with at least two USB ports.

12. Bluetooth

Bluetooth enables you to connect devices wirelessly to the television.

For example, a Bluetooth speaker or a headphone can be connected without having to bother about the cables/wires.

Having Bluetooth connectivity in the television is an added advantage.

13. Speakers

One of the most neglected aspects when buying a television is its audio.

Most people channel their attention towards the picture quality, leaving the audio quality unnoticed.

A good television, not only should have a great picture quality, but also good audio output that supports the visuals on screen with full glory.

Most brands quote the speaker power in watts, which is just a gimmick if we would say.

Always look for the number of speakers. The more the better, at least in most cases.

Having a 2.1 speaker configuration is always preferable over a high watts dual speaker.

Why?

A dedicated sub woofer does wonders to the overall listening experience. TV speakers almost neglect the lower end of the sound spectrum.

Make sure your next television comes with one and don’t compromise on audio quality.

Miscellaneous Questions

Question answers about TV

1) A curved TV or a flat one?

Form factor selection is highly subjective in case of a television.

If you intend to watch the TV close to the screen, a curved display would provide an immersive experience.

For those who would like to watch from a distance, a flat screen would suffice.

Curved TVs are more of a recent entrant to the market and cost more than the flat-screen televisions.

Also, the limited viewing angles of these curved displays might cause eye fatigue if watched from acute angles.

2) Are Smart TVs really smart?

Manufacturers have started the trend of branding everything as smart. Even dumb or outright stupid devices are labelled as smart.

You should make sure that the television you are purchasing is indeed a smart one.

This concerns those who want to purchase a smart TV. There are mainly three types of Smart TVs available in the market.

a. Smart TVs with Android TV OS
b. Smart TVs with proprietary OS
c. Smart TVs that are dumb

3) Smart TVs with Android TV OS

These TVs comes with Google services pre-installed.

It features a full-fledged play store from which you can download officials apps and games that are well optimized to work with your TV.

4) Smart TVs with proprietary OS

Industry giants like Samsung and LG have their own smart OS namely Tizen and WebOS.

These operating systems are well supported with major official apps available for the platform.

5) Smart TVs that are dumb

These are mostly low-cost TVs labelled as smart and comes with the third-party app store that has curated low-quality apps in them.

If you ever wish to buy a smart TV, never choose these televisions unless you want to pull out your hair out of frustration.

However, you can enhance the functionality of these dumb televisions with devices like Amazon fire stick or Apple TV box.

This will let you add a brain to these headless TVs to behave smartly as a true native smart TV.

Conclusion

This article represents a general idea of what you should look into before buying a television.

As it is a general guide, this article applies to televisions of all budget ranges.

We have tried hard to give you an idea of technical aspects involved in televisions and hope it would prove useful for you in the long run.

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