Best Smart TV In India

by | Jul 2, 2018

Mobile phones have become smart, Refrigerators and even air conditioners have become smart, watches too followed the bandwagon.

Why leave televisions behind ?

Here we list some of the best smart TVs available in the Indian market under various categories.

Best smart TV In India

1. Sony BRAVIA X8200EOverall Best Pick
2. LG 55UJ632TRunner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Series 6 50MU6100Honorable Mention
4. VU 49SU131True Android OS TV
5. Mi LED Smart TV 4Best Value for Money

1. Sony BRAVIA X8200E

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for movies and games
  • Sound output packs a punch
  • Smart TV with stock Android

Sony, as always the case with our lists on TVs, comes on top in this list too.

The BRAVIA X8200E series from Sony comes with three different screen sizes – 43, 49 and 55-inch variants.

The current model we are discussing is the 43X8200E 43-inch variant at a price of around Rs. 80,000.

The design of this television is minimalistic yet sleek.

The aluminium finish bezels that are really thin to get noticed blends well with the display as a single piece.

The silver finish table stand adds to the premium feel and imparts a futuristic look to the device.

The display of this device is an awesome 43-inch 4K UHD trilluminous panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The trilluminous panel maps colours from a far wider selection of palette compared to the traditional display panels.

The 4K X-reality Pro engine improves the contrast and saturation levels of the display.

This TV supports HDR 10 technology which helps the display to reproduce deeper blacks and brighter whites.

The refresh rate of 200Hz means there is little to no motion blur during fast-moving frames.

Speaking of ports for connectivity, this device comes packed with 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports.

There built-in WiFi onboard for wireless internet connectivity.

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

Google services are pre-installed and if you wish to install further apps, the Play store has a great collection of apps and games ready to be downloaded.

The sound quality is the other important aspect of this LED TV.

This unit comes with 4 speakers – 2 x 12 W tweeters and 2 x 8 W woofers for enhanced bass and loud sound.

The speakers are tuned and certified by Dolby Digital and offer a cinematic surround sound experience.S

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4K UHD Trilluminous display
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HDR 10 support
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Android TV OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat
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Powerful 4 x 4 speakers
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Other competitors offer larger display panels in the same price bracket

 Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate200 Hz
PortsHDMI – 4 , USB – 3
Speaker2 x 12 W, 2 x 8 W

2. LG 55UJ632T

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Suited for online content streaming
  • Intuitive WebOS UI
  • Surprisingly good speakers

The 55UJ632T from LG is its 55-inch UHD 4K offering in India.

The display of LG 55UJ632T is a 43-inch 4K UHD IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This panel is very crisp and the details aren’t pixelated even at close distance.

This 40+ inch LED TV from LG comes with HDR 10 support which enhances the contrast ratio and provides a new level of realism while watching the content.

The panel has a 50Hz refresh rate reduces the motion blur while frames switch from one to the other too fast.

This television runs on WebOS platform developed by LG itself.

The horizontal scrolling UI feels much better than the Android TV OS menu implementation.

The UI is smooth and is very much intuitive.

A first timer can easily grasp the options without having to go through the operating manuals.

Popular apps like Netflix and Youtube are preinstalled and works very well.

Netflix has even conferred the title of the recommended device to watch Netflix on to this product.

Ports-wise, this television comes with 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port.

There’s built-in WiFi as well as an RJ 45 port for wired internet connectivity.

The device also comes with Bluetooth for pairing up your wireless speakers or headphones.

The magic remote that comes with this product is really easy and a delight to use.

It makes use of the motion sensors to identify your choice and works pretty well most of the times.

It’s also a universal remote meaning you can control most of the other devices too with it.

There are two 10W speakers on this TV that sounds loud and crisp.

The clear voice 3 technology balances the mids and highs of the sound and provides a much better final output.

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Great UHD 4K panel
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HDR 10 support
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Bluetooth
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WebOS works great
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Magic remote
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WebOS apps are limited compared to Android TV OS

Specifications

Screen Size55 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10 W

3. Samsung Series 6 50MU6100

Best led TV india - Samsung-Series-6-125cm-50-inch-Ultra-HD-4K-LED-Smart-TV-50MU6100
Honorable Mention
  • Suited for gaming
  • Excellent colour reproduction
  • Bluetooth Low energy support

Samsung has hit the right spot with its MU6100 series which is the younger sibling of the popular MU6300 model.

This is a 4K UHD display LED TV which is one of the best 50-inch Smart LED TV available in the market at present.

Let’s dive into the details to know more about this television.

The design and build quality of this product from Samsung is top notch.

The screen has minimal bezels on all four sides.

The silver V-shaped stands add to the beauty of the device.

Overall, a well-built device with a premium feel is what we can say about the build.

The display on this television is a 50-inch 4K UHD panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The more the pixels, more detailed and vibrant will be the display and oh boy, this display looks gorgeous!

With a refresh rate of 100Hz, the transitions between the frames are smooth and cause no stress to the eyes.

The Pur colour technology from Samsung helps this panel to reproduce the colours close to their natural shades and the images look vivid and bright.

HDR 10 support is present which will make you drool over the content that has been shot with HDR technology.

This television comes with 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports.

The HDMI ports can be used to connect your set-top boxes or gaming consoles.

This display is apt to be used as a gaming monitor, thanks to its HDR 10 support and the 100Hz refresh rate.

Along with the standard WiFi options, the device also comes with Bluetooth low energy protocol.

The Series 6 50MU6100 comes with Samsung smart hub that’s a feature-rich UI based on Android.

All the essential apps are pre-installed and more apps are available from the Samsung app store.

The device does support screen mirroring but you won’t be able to mirror online streaming services on to this display.

Yikes!

This device has two speakers rated at 10W each.

The sound from these speakers is surprisingly loud and clear.

Even if the lack of bass is pronounced, the clarity of the sound output negates this as a whole.

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4K HDR panel with 100Hz refresh rate
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Bright and vivid colours
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Loud-sounding dual speakers
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Smart hub is easy to use
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Can’t mirror online streaming services

Specifications

Screen Size50 inch
Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate100 Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

4. VU 49SU131

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True Android OS TV
  • Suited for large rooms
  • Big screen 4K experience under a budget
  • Built in chrome cast

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Built-in chromecast
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No HDR support
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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

5. Mi LED Smart TV 4

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Best Value for Money
  • Best value for money
  • Excellent aesthetics
  • Suited for large halls

The Mi LED Smart TV 4 is the flagship LED TV from Xiaomi which was released recently in India.

The build and design of Mi LED Smart TV 4 is in one word – just fantastic.

The near zero bezels on the front resemble their Mi Mix phones.

At the back, a brushed aluminium finish has been provided to improve the aesthetics.

All the electronic components are placed on the bottom chin at the back.

The overall thickness of this TV is about 4.99mm at the top and it gets thicker to the bottom where all the hardware is located.

The display on this device is a 55-inch UHD 4K panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

The screen to body ratio of this TV is an impressive 91.43%.

With a contrast ratio of about 6000:1, the colours look good and images and videos feel vibrant.

This is an HDR panel which gives further clarity to the content if the media supports HDR 10.

The display can be viewed without any colour shift up to 178 degrees.

If you are poised to buy an LED TV under Rs. 40,000 which has a screen size of 40-inch or more, the Mi smart LED TV 4 would be one of the best bet.

It is powered by an Amlogic 64 bit Quad-core processor running at 1.8GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi has included its patch wall UI which aggregates both the online as well as offline content on a single screen.

Although Xiaomi claims this device as a smart TV, the MIUI TV operating system is in the nascent stage and the apps don’t work as expected.

This television comes with three HDMI ports and 2 USB ports along with AV connectors.

The onboard WiFi on this device supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for faster data speeds.

There is also Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity on this if you wish to hook it up with a wireless headphone or Bluetooth speakers.

In terms of speakers, the Mi smart TV 4 has dual speakers with a combined 16W RMS power output.

The sound quality from these speakers is decent but not overwhelmingly positive.

The motion sensing remote control helps in navigating through the UI, a delightful experience.

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Great 55-inch UHD 4K display
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Extremely modern design
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HDR 10 support
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Bluetooth 4.0
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Meagre 60Hz refresh rate
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Sound output is not up to the mark
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App support is nascent and some apps don’t even work

Specifications

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

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