Best LED TV Under Rs.20,000

by | Oct 16, 2018

It was a delight to watch TV when we used to be kids.

But now, the situation has changed. Most of us cocooned our media consumption culture to either a smartphone or a laptop.

Still, the TVs have retained an important place on our home appliance list especially for consuming live sports and news.

In this list, we have shortlisted some of the best LED TVs under Rs.20,000 for you to easily find your pick from the rest.

Cut the chase and let’s begin with the article, right now!

Best LED TVs Under Rs.20,000

1. Thomson B9 ProOverall Best Pick
2. Kodak XSMARTRunner-up pick
3. Vu 40D6575No Frills Full HD LED TV
4. MarQ by Flipkart Cheap Full HD LED TV
5. TCL L39D2900Best Value for Money Pick

1. Thomson B9 Pro

Best led TV under 20000 - Sony-Bravia-72.4cm-29-inch-HD-Ready-LED-TV-KLV
Overall Best Pick
  • 40-inch full HD LCD
  • Android based smart TV
  • 450 nits brightness
Thomson is one of the relatively new entrants to the competitive Indian home appliance market.

The B9 Pro from Thomson is a full HD smart LED TV that comes with a lot of features that was up until now found only on premium budget LED TVs.

Design and build quality

The Thomson B9 Pro has the regular thin bezel bar design that is made of high-quality durable plastic.

This LED TV comes with a wall mount bracket in the box along with two table stands if you wish to keep the TV on a table top.

The overall design looks familiar to the models from Sony and Samsung in the similar price range.

Display

The Thomson B9 Pro has a 40-inch display panel with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This display has a maximum brightness level of about 450 nits which is very much agreeable for a LED TV under Rs.20,000 budget.

Since this is an A+ grade LCD panel sourced from Samsung, the contrast levels are excellent, so is the colour reproduction.

With a 60Hz refresh rate, the visuals appear smoother and there is no choppiness whatsoever.

Smart TV features

The Thomson B9 Pro is a smart LED TV. It runs on AOSP based software that comes with some of the popular apps such as Netflix, Hotstar and YouTube preloaded.

There is a third party app store support on this TV that will let you download other necessary apps as well.

The My wall is a content aggregation page from Thomson that shows all your favourite shows on a single screen which makes browsing much easier.

There are 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports on this TV. You can plug in a pendrive containing media and easily playback it on a big screen.

If you are in to gaming, connecting a console makes this device a gaming monitor.

Miscellaneous

The speakers on this TV are located on the sides of the display. The two 10W speakers deliver loud sound with decent bass and clarity.

It is always advisable to use a seperate speaker with the TV if you want to get the real experience when it comes to audio playback.

Verdict

The Thomson B9 Pro is a great deal priced under Rs.20,000 that comes loaded with a ton of smart features supplemented by a Samsung sourced LCD panel.

If you love to watch online streaming sites such as Netflix and Hotstar on a large screen, the B9 Pro is one of the best products in the market.

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40-inch Samsung LCD
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Smart connectivity
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3 HDMI ports
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Low sound while playing music and movies from the pendrive

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI -3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

2. Kodak XSMART

Runner-up pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Dust and moisture resistant components
  • Same day installation on delivery
Kodak has been releasing low-cost budget LED TVs that offer full HD panel at a very competitive price in the Indian market.

The XSMART from Kodak is a step ahead of their previous products with the smart connectivity features that comes with this LED TV.

Design and build quality

Most of the budget LED TVs now selling in the market feature more or less the same design. This is because the companies instead of doing their own R&D, rely on third-party OEM designs for their products. This helps them save a lot of money in the manufacturing process.

The Kodak XSMART has a relatively slim profile and has really narrow bezels at the sides of the display.

All the ports are present in the backside. This might pose an issue to reach the connections when the device is wall mounted.

The plastics used in the build are of average quality and doesn’t feel cheap either.

Display

The Kodak XSMART smart LED TV features a 40-inch LED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The 178-degree viewing angle makes this display ideal for a medium sized room for an average family.

The brightness levels are a bit on the lower side with only 300 nits but the contrasts levels are excellent.

The deep blacks in the visuals make the TV watching experience a lot better.

Smart TV features

The Kodak XSMART TV runs on an Android-based interface powered by an ARM Cortex processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

The company has provided Aptoide android store for directly downloading third-party Android apps instead of wanting to sideload them from a USB stick.

Popular apps come preinstalled and with a Wi-Fi or RJ45 connection, you can stream the contents on these sites right away.

This TV supports Miracast screen mirroring. This means that you can mirror the screen of your laptops or smartphones on to this larger display wirelessly.

Miscellaneous

The Kodak XSMART TV has a total 20W sound output from the two speakers.

This TV comes with 5 sound modes that you can select according to the content you are watching.

Features such as auto volume leveller and audio equalizer are present as well.

Verdict

The Kodak XSMART LED TV is a perfectly fine choice for a purchase under Rs.20,000.

With Indian specific features such as an inbuilt stabilizer, moisture and dust resistance, this Kodak XSMART TV, as the name suggests, is a smart product worth investing your hard earned money.

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178 degree viewing angle
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Miracast support
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Audio equalizer
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Low brightness

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI-2, USB-2
Speaker2 x 10 W

3.Vu 40D6575

No Frills full HD LED TV
No Frills Full HD LED TV
  • Excellent viewing angles
  • Suitable for well lit rooms
  • No smart connectivity features
VU is an Indian brand that has seen explosive growth in the consumer electronics market, especially in televisions.

The company has been releasing low-cost TV’s competing with established players in the market and they have met with great success.

The 40D6575 is a 40-inch full HD LED TV priced under Rs. 20,000 currently in the Indian market.

Design and build quality

The VU 40D6575 is a well built LED TV with a premium design language.

The branding on this television is minimal with a subtle VU logo on the front bezel.

The side bezels are thin and this makes the TV look much larger than its actual size.

Display

The display on this television is a 40-inch full HD panel with 60Hz refresh rate.

The colour reproduction of this panel is decent and the brightness levels are acceptable.

The viewing angles are great and up to 178 degrees, there’s no noticeable colour shift.

The digital noise reduction technology reduces the interference from externally connected devices and ensures a smooth video output.

Miscellaneous

This television doesn’t have any smart connectivity features built in.

The VGA port on this device lets you connect external devices such as a laptop and play videos from the internet.

Speaking in terms of ports, this device has 1 USB port and 2 HDMI for connecting set-top boxes and similar devices.

There are two speakers each rated at 18W which sounds loud but the quality is not up to the mark.

If you really want to enjoy the sound, be sure to connect the television with an external speaker set up.

Verdict

The Vu 40D6575 is the right television for if you if you want a no frills full HD TV with great viewing angles and accurate colors.

The lack of smart connectivity features is compensated by the picture quality.

With a decent Bluetooth speaker paired up, this could be one of the best televisions you can buy under Rs.20,000 for home entertainment.

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A+ grade IPS panel
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Less screen reflectivity
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Digital Media Player inbuilt
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No smart connectivity
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Only 1 USB port

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 8 W

4. MarQ by Flipkart

Cheap full HD LED TV
Cheap full HD LED TV
  • Suitable for small rooms
  • 24-inch 60Hz full HD display
  • Affordable
We have discussed about MarQ brand from flipkart in our previous posts including headphones and earphones.

MarQ is the low cost budget home appliance wing of the E-commerce giant Flipkart and this time we are discussing a dirt cheap full HD LED TV from the same.

Design and build quality

The construction of this cheap LED TV is of average quality plastic materials.

Budget restraints make the fit and finish of this product a bit on the lower side compared to others in this list.

There are significant bezels around the screen that at times feel like an eyesore.

The stand provided by the company is adequate enough to place this TV on a flat table without any additional support.

Display

Budget cut in the build quality department is negated by the inclusion of a 24-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Distributed LED technology ensures that the entire 24-inch screen area is evenly lit up for best visual clarity.

With a 16-million colour palette and a decent 3000:1 contrast ratio, the MarQ LED TV does have an advantage over other LED TVs at the same price which comes with a 720p display.

Miscellaneous

The MarQ LED TV from Flipkart has a single HDMI as well as USB port. The USB port can be used to view files off from an external storage medium.

The two 5W speakers on this TV delivers decent sound output. However, don’t expect anything spectacular.

Verdict

If you have a strict budget and wish to have a full HD LED TV, the MarQ by Flipkart is an excellent choice to begin with.

Costing only under Rs.8,000, this is perhaps the cheapest full HD LED TV in the market as of now.

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Cheap
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Full HD display
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USB Plug n play
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Average build quality
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Only one USB port

Specifications

Screen Size24 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 1, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 5W

5. TCL L39D2900

Best Value For Money Pick
Best Value for Money Pick
  • Elegant yet subtle design
  • Larger display with great visuals
  • Best Full HD TV Under Rs.20,000
TCL is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that started off with selling data storage products across the world.

The company later diversified its product lineup and became a major player in the LED TV market.

The TCL L39D2900 is a 39-inch full HD LED television that comes at a fraction of price that its competitors offer for their similarly specced products.

Build quality and design – A+!

TCL follows a minimalistic design approach on this product. Nothing seems out of place and too much eye catchy.

The bezels, though not absolutely minimal doesn’t seem like too much mainly because of the larger size display compensating it.

The entire construction is of plastic which doesn’t feel premium but does just right for its price.

Feature packed display..

As more and more manufacturers started shipping full HD televisions for sub Rs.20,000 prices, the demand has skyrocketed.

However having a mediocre full HD panel instead of an excellent 720p is of no use.

TCL has done the right thing by choosing a high quality full HD display that outperforms even some of the established brands in the market in terms of its visual quality.

This 39-inch 1920X1080 pixel display features TCL’s signature LED backlight technology that enhances the color gamut and contrast ratio to provide you a better picture.

With the Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) technology built-in, this LED TV reduces the signal interference with other electronic equipments in the vicinity and delivers detailed images and videos.

Overall, the TCL L39D2900 packs in a respectable full HD panel that is worth every penny you spend on this product.

Sound – not neglected!!!

Budget LED TVs usually neglect the sound department altogether. This may be due to the fear of overshooting the expected marketing price.

With the TCL L39D2900, the two channel speakers on this television offer a surround sound experience that will make your viewing experience a bit immersive, but for a full blown experience, we suggest you invest in a good home theatre/Bluetooth speaker.

Nifty li’l features..

TCL L39D2900 comes with an auto volume leveller feature. This will automatically adjust sudden volume fluctuations without blowing your ears off violently.

With the USB ports supporting a wide variety of multimedia formats, you can view movies and photos of different formats without converting them.

Yay or Nay?

The TCL L39D2900 is definitely one of the best LED TVs under Rs.18,000 that deliver excellent picture quality with finer details, sported with a full HD panel.

The only gripe we find with this product is the lack of a wider service centre network which we think might hinder the prospective buyers from making a decision.

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Full HD display
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39-inch large panel
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Dual-channel speakers
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Lack of adequate service centre network

Specifications

Screen Size39 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 16 w
The entries on this list of the best LED TVs under Rs.20,000 have been cherry picked with great care considering the needs and budgets of a wide spectrum of users.

We hope going through this article will help you find the right product that suits your needs and most importantly, your budget.

If you’d love to go a little over the top on the budget, kindly check out our Best LED TVs under Rs.30,000 for a wider choice spectrum.

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Buying Guide: LED TV Under Rs. 20,000

Best LED TV Under 20000
To be honest, a budget of Rs.20,000 isn’t going to give you a lot of features when it comes to LED televisions.

However, we’d like to point out certain aspects that you can take into consideration while purchasing one.

Budget is like a shrinking blue circle (PUBG fans would get it).

For others, a limited budget gives a lot less room to negotiate.

Finding a sweet spot that combines features with price is a very daunting task.
Let’s see how we could tackle this situation.

1. Price

We have already set a price target in our mind.Great.

Well begun is half done.

Next to consider is what does the market offer me for Rs.20,000?

Or better what should I expect to find on an LED TV under a budget of Rs.20,000?

2. Display

This choice is absolutely simple.

Under a budget of Rs.20,000 you can only expect an LED display. Don’t even think of an OLED panel at this price range.

The major negotiating feature in this category is the resolution of the display rather than the display itself.

3. Resolution

Looking for a full HD television?

Sure, you will find a handful under this price.

For eg. brands like Vu and Kodak offers full HD televisions at very aggressive price tags.

4. Screen

Most of the LED TVs priced under Rs.20,000 comes with 32-inch displays. There are a few models which provides a 40-inch panels.

If your room is small, a 32-inch panel is sufficient enough to provide a good viewing experience.

5. Contrast ratio

The contrast ratio is one of the important aspects to take care of.

As a thumb rule, more the contrast ratio, better the display on the television.

Under Rs.20,000 most of the TVs do provide contrast ratios up to 100000:1.
For eg: Samsung 32J4003 priced at Rs.17,499 has a 32-inch display with a contrast ratio of 100000:1.

6. Refresh rate

Refresh rate reduces motion blur on the screen.

This will be more evident in the case of fast-moving scenes.More the refresh rate, lesser will be the strain on your eyes.

The Sony KLV-29P423D LED television priced at Rs.19,499 has a native refresh rate of 60Hz.

The TV comes with an interpolated refresh rate of 100Hz which can be turned off in the settings.

7. Connectivity

Connectivity does improve the overall usability of the television.

More the connectivity options, more devices can be hooked up to the television.

Almost all the LED TVs under Rs.20,000 comes with a minimum of 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.

As an exception, the 32-inch Mi Smart TV priced at Rs.13,999 comes with 3 HDMI ports.

8. Speakers

Audio is one of the most neglected aspects while buying a television.

You shouldn’t expect any subwoofers coming with TVs priced under Rs.20,000.

The sound quality, no matter how much watts they advertise is going to suck.

We recommend you to invest in a separate sound bar/home theater/Bluetooth speaker for a better audio experience.