Best LED TVs in India (February 2020)

by | Feb 5, 2019

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 budgets before, this time we are presenting you the best list that tops it all.

In this article, we’ve selected ONLY the regular LED TVs without smart connectivity features baked in and decided to create a separate list of best smart LED TVs which can be found on our website.

We think this will alleviate the clutter and confusion that you as a reader might face while going through these articles.

Without any further ado, let’s get started!

Best LED TVs in India

1. Sony Bravia R352FOverall Best Pick
2. Samsung UA43N500Runner Up Pick
3. LG 49LH547AFeature-Rich LED TV
4. MarQ 43DAFHDBudget Full HD LED TV
5. Sanyo XT-43S7300FHonourable Mention

1. Sony Bravia R352F

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Overall Best Pick
  • Excellent display quality
  • Bright and vivid colours
  • No smart connectivity features

Sony was and is still one of the most respectable manufacturers of home appliances out there.

The Sony Bravia R352F is a Full HD LED TV from Sony with some great features hidden up its sleeve.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality of this device is exceptional.

The design itself makes sure that the premium feel equates with a stylish yet durable construction.

The uniquely designed stands which hold the TV in place on a flat surface is elegantly designed and screams the typical Sony premium build quality.

If you are a fan of wall-mounted TV’s, there are mounting brackets with plates that would fix this TV just like a photo frame that will blend with the wall seamlessly.

Display

The display on this device is a 43-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colour accuracy of the Sony display panel beats the competitor displays by leaps and bounds.

The screen is very bright with accurate colours, thanks to the X-Reality Pro engine.

This panel has a colour gamut of about 96% which is impressive at this price point.

The native refresh rate of this display is 50Hz but Sony’s motion flow technology enhances it to about 200Hz.

Refresh rate is the number of times the display refreshes in a second. The higher the number of refresh rate, the better the TV will be. With the increased refresh rate, the fast-moving frames will look more smooth and enjoyable.

In terms of pure display quality, we would choose this model over any other competitors on this list to be the best-LED TV priced under Rs. 40,000 in India.

Smart Features

One of the main things to note is that Sony Bravia R352F is not a smart TV. There are no smart connectivity features on this TV.

Yes, you can plug in USB sticks to stream media.

Connectivity

There are 2 HDMI ports for connecting devices like Blu-ray players, set-top boxes etc
and 1 USB ports on this LED TV.

There is an RJ 45 port for wired connectivity along with WiFi.

There are two 10W speakers on this device. The sound output is loud and clear with balanced mid and lows that enhances the overall music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The display panel is a semi-gloss one which reflects a lot of light off the screen.

So when placed under bright lights, there might be blind spots on the screen and this may hamper the viewing experience.

Verdict

We think the Sony Bravia R352F is irreplaceable when it comes to the natural colours and excellent contrast ratio this 43-inch panel offers.

If you’re planning to purchase a television for a relatively smaller sized room, this compact LED TV will suit you the best.

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Robust build quality

R

Natural sound output

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100Hz refresh rate

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Glossy screen

 Specifications

Screen Size40 Inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate100Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10W



2. Samsung UA43N500

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent service network
  • Stunning colour accuracy
  • Solid build quality

Samsung is one of the best-LED TV brands not just in India but across the globe. So a list of best LED TVs won’t be complete without a Samsung entry.

The Samsung UA43N500 is a 43-inch full HD LED TV from Samsung priced under Rs. 30,000 with a clean design and a best in the class display that justifies the price for which it is on sale in India.

Design and Build Quality

The overall design of this television is very minimalistic. The side bezels surrounding the display is thin and imparts a widescreen feel to the device.

The speakers are placed on the facing the backside hidden under the chin grill.

The back of this television is covered with textured hard plastic with no weak spots that could damage over time.

Display

The display on this device is a best in class 43-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The HyperReal picture engine from Samsung works similar to the Bravia technology from Sony and enhances the colour and contrast of the output, reducing noise during the course which results in clean and crisp visuals.

The refresh rate of this panel is100Hz which means there is less motion blur in between fast screen transitions and the videos will playback smoothly reducing the strain on our eyes.

Miscellaneous

The ports on this device are conveniently located on the sides that even when the television is wall-mounted, access to these ports is unrestricted.

There are 3 HDMI ports and a single USB port for peripheral device connectivity.

There are 2 x 8W speakers on this device that are loud but lacks in the bass.

This device comes with built-in surge protection that eliminates the need for an external stabilizer.

Verdict

If you are in search of a reliable product from a trusted brand with which works great out of the box, the Samsung UA43N500 priced under Rs. 30,000 is one the best 43-inch Full HD LED TV in India, you can go for.

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Good quality display

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100Hz refresh rate

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Brand reliability

Q

No smart connectivity features

Q

Speakers lack bass

Specifications

Screen Size43-inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 7W

3. LG 49LH547A

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Feature-Rich LED TV
  • A large 49-inch full HD display
  • Built-in games
  • Wide codec support in USB mode

The LG 49LH547A is a premium large-screen LED television without any smart features built into it.

This television is best suited for those who need a basic LED TV with an excellent quality display to watch the media content in its full glory, without missing any details.

Design and Build Quality

As with every other premium LED TVs out there, LG 49LH547A features the same rectangle form factor with thin bezels around the display.

Since all the hardware powering the display is placed on the lower backside, 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.

The materials used for the construction of the television is of very high quality and feels durable throughout the chassis.

Display

The LG 49LH547A television comes equipped with a large 49-inch full HD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This panel supports the LG dynamic colour enhancing technology which lets out close to natural colours.

Similar to Sony’s Bravia engine, LG has incorporated the triple XD visual processor on this television for a much improved and immersive media viewing experience.

LG is a pioneer in the IPS display technology. Being a large 49-inch panel, IPS technology allows you to watch TV from any angle with no colour shift or loss of details.

The 50Hz screen causes no jitters or motion blur during the video playback and the fast-moving visuals seem to be silky smooth.

Miscellaneous

The LG 49LH547A comes with 2 HDMI and a single USB port.

The USB on this television supports a wide range of audio and video codecs, which will let you play almost any type of media to play directly on this television from a USB pen drive.

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.

Verdict

The high quality stunning large IPS full HD display providing excellent colour accuracy and brightness levels along with wide codec support makes this television is one of the best-LED televisions in the market at present.

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Vivid and accurate colours

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Robust build quality

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Dynamic colour enhancer

Q

Expensive

Specifications

Screen Size49 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate50Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10W



4. MarQ 43DAFHD

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Budget full HD LED TV
  • Dolby certified audio
  • 43-inch FHD panel
  • Two USB and HDMI ports

We have discussed 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.

The minimal bezels around the display make this 40-inch full HD panel seamless and premium.

The stand provided by the company is adequate 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 43-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Distributed LED technology ensures that the entire 40-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 two HDMI as well as USB ports. These USB ports can be used to view files off from an external storage medium.

The 2x10W speakers on this TV deliver 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.13,000, this is perhaps the cheapest full HD LED TV in the market as of now.

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Minimal bezels

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Full HD resolution

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1-year warranty

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Average build quality

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

5. Sanyo XT-43S7300F

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Honourable Mention
  • 16W dual speakers
  • 1-year warranty
  • Full HD 60Hz panel

Sanyo is a Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer that had ties with the Indian company BPL for making CRT TVs in the market.

The Sanyo XT-43S7300F is an entry-level 43-inch full HD LED TV that aims those customers who are making the jump from the traditional CRT televisions.

Design and Build Quality

With the Sanyo XT-43S7300F, what you get is a standard LED TV with nothing much to brag about the design aspects.

Plastic construction feels a bit cheap but the price justifies this cost-cutting measure.

The two plastic stands come with the box, lets you place this television firmly on a tabletop. If you wish to mount it on the wall, the mounting brackets let you do so as well.

All the important ports are placed on the sides of this LED TV. This makes the accessibility to these easier even when mounted on to a tight space.

Display

The Sanyo XT-43S7300F comes loaded with a 32-inch A+ grade full HD panel having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

With a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is now the de-facto minimum standard among the television industry offers smooth visuals without much stress to your eyes.

The colours are decent and the brightness levels are not too bad either. We’ve seen much worse pictures at this price range.

Audio

The box speakers on this television offer a surprisingly rich bass when placed in small-sized rooms.

If you want some privacy while watching your favourite shows/movies, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect your earphones and headphones.

The PC port on the side lets you hook this display on to a computer and use it as a desktop monitor for enhanced productivity.

Miscellaneous

The Sanyo XT-43S7300F isn’t a smart TV for that matter.

But with the help of external peripherals such as Google chromecast and Amazon Fire TV stick, wifi and networking features can be easily integrated with this budget full HD LED television.

This budget LED TV comes equipped with two HDMI and two USB ports for hooking up your external devices such as game consoles and set-top boxes.

Verdict

If your budget is too low, let’s say below Rs.20,000 and you would like to start fresh as you’re switching from a CRT TV, the Sanyo XT-43S7300F is one of the best choices available for you in the market.

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Minimal bezels

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Vivid and bright display

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Full HD resolution

Q

No inbuilt Wi-Fi

Specifications

Screen Size43 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 8W

This concludes our hunt for the best-LED TVs in India. As we have stated early, this article covers only the traditional LED TVs without the smart features.

For more options regarding the best smart LED TVs, you can read the separate post on our website.

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

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.

Looking for buying guides for a specific budget?

We’ve got you covered.

Check out the post about best TVs under specific budget.

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