Best LED TV in India

by | Jan 23, 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 R352FOverall Best Pick
2. Samsung 40N5000Runner Up Pick
3. LG 49LH547ABest Large Screen LED TV
4. Kodak 50FHDX900SBest Value for Money LED TV
5. Vu 40D6575Best Budget LED TV

1. Sony R352F

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for Immersive media experience
  • True to life colours
  • High refresh rate results in less motion blur

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

Known for the quality and reliability, Sony has managed to carve out a niche market among those people who first look at the brand and then decide their purchase instead of the other way around.

The Sony KLV-40R352F is the slightly improved version of its younger sibling the KLV-32W672E minus the smart connectivity features.

Design and Build Quality

Sony R352F is built using premium quality materials and it shows.

The chassis is extremely sturdy and there is no unnecessary flex to be seen or felt anywhere on this television.

The modern design follows the very much signature Sony philosophy and will blend with all kinds of home decor seamlessly.

The bezels, although not as thin as we’d like to be, is uniform throughout the display and doesn’t pose much of an eyesore.

The centre stand is wide and well built, offering excellent ground support to this television when placed on a flat surface.

Display

If you are thinking about buying a TV purely for the stunning visuals, this is the best 40 inches LED TV from Sony.

The display on this device is a 40-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Sony’s proprietary display enhancing technologies are present such as a clear resolution enhancer.

The dynamic backlighting technology will automatically adjust the brightness of this display.

The colours are naturally vivid and the details are very much in there taking the whole TV watching experience to the next level.

Miscellaneous

There are two HDMI ports on this device along with a single USB port.

This USB port supports Multi-format play feature that will let you play almost all media content covering a wide range of codec support.

The TV has support for Indian languages built-in so that the operation is hassle-free
even if the elder ones in your home isn’t that well versed in English.

The built-in FM tuner lets you listen to the nearby radio stations if you are bored watching the visuals ( with this TV, you won’t be for sure).

The dual 5W speakers, despite only with 10W combined RMS sounds decent.

Verdict

If you are in search of the ultimate visual experience that money can fetch you under a budget of Rs.40,000, other competitors on this list don’t stand a chance in front of the Sony KLV-40R352F.

However, if you’d like to have the added advantage of smart connectivity features along with this level of display brilliance, there are alternatives in the list itself but to makes things a bit more clear, do check out our Best LED TVs under Rs.50,000 article.

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Stunning display

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Accurate colour reproduction

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Multi-format play with a wide range of codec support

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FM radio tuner

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Average sounding speakers

 Specifications

Screen Size40 Inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate100Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 5W

2. Samsung 40N5000

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Crisp picture and audio output
  • Display with good contrast levels
  • Two USB ports for external media playback

Samsung makes the best displays in the world – be it for smartphones or televisions.

The Samsung 40N500 is a 40-inch LED TV from Samsung priced under Rs.40,000.

This television is for those who would love to have a reliable and well performing normal television set without the integrated smart features.

If you are more inclined to buy a Samsung TV but need smart features, we’d like you to check out the Samsung UA43N5300 which is one of the best smart TVs under Rs.40,000 available in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The overall design of this television is very minimalistic.

The side bezels surrounding the display have a brushed metal texture on it and imparts a premium feel to the device.

The speakers are placed on the front hidden under the chin grill.

The slightly angled dual foot stands let you place this TV firmly on a flat surface such as table top.

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

Display

The display on this device is a best in class 40-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.

The 60Hz refresh rate panel inside this television is one of the best you can get in its respective price segment.

This display is integrated with many of the industry-leading proprietary display technologies from Samsung such as the clean view and local dimming.

Clean view eliminates much of the noise resulting from the interference of other radio signals in the vicinity of the television and delivers crisp and clean visuals.

Local dimming provides excellent contrast levels leading to deep blacks and bright whites.

Connectivity

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

There are 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports on this television.

The USB port supports a whole lot of media formats which can be played directly on this television with an external hard disk or USB pen drive.

Miscellaneous

The 2 x 10W speakers on this device are loud but lack in bass.

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

Verdict

If you’re an ardent Samsung fan, the 40N5000 is one of the best-LED TVs you can get for a budget under Rs.40,000.

With the proprietary Samsung display technologies such as the dynamic colour enhancer, this LED TV provides an immersive experience when it comes to watching TV at home.

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Good quality display

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Two-year warranty

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Brand reliability

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Average bass quality from speakers

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

3. LG 49LH547A

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Best Large Screen LED TV
  • Suited for big rooms
  • Indian language support
  • Built-in games

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 are in need of a basic LED TV with an excellent quality display to watch the media content in its full glory, without missing in on any details.

Design and Build Quality

As with every other premium LED TVs out there, LG 49LH547A 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.

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 the 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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Sleek design

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IPS full HD display

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Dynamic colour enhancer

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Expensive

Specifications

Screen Size49 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate50 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10W

4. Kodak 50FHDX900S

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Best Value for Money LED TV
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Dust and moisture resistant components
  • IPS full HD display with 500 nits brightness

Kodak has been releasing low-cost budget LED TVs that offer full HD panel at a very competitive price in the Indian market.

The X900S from Kodak is a traditional LED TV priced aggressively under Rs.25,000 which competes with the likes of Sony and Samsung but with a distinct advantage of better resolution and larger screen size.

Design and Build Quality

Most of the budget LED TVs now selling in the market does feature a 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 X900S 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 X900S LED TV has a larger 49-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.

This budget LED TV surprisingly exhibits very good brightness levels up to 500 nits and the contrasts levels are excellent as well.

This television features an A+ grade achromatic panel, which will deliver excellent colour accurate visuals, much closer to the reality than other televisions in the similar price range.

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

Miscellaneous

The Kodak X900S LED 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

If you don’t mind the lack of smart connectivity features, the Kodak X900S LED TV is a perfectly fine choice for purchase under Rs.25,000.

With Indian specific features such as inbuilt stabilizer and moisture and dust resistance, the Kodak X900S is definitely a product worth investing your hard earned money.

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178-degree viewing angle

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Elegant design and durable build quality

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Audio Equalizer

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Lack of adequate service centres

Specifications

Screen Size49 Inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10 W

5. Vu 40D6575

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Best Budget 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 have been releasing low-cost TV’s competing with established players in the market and 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 a 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 colours.

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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Only 1 USB port

Specifications

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

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

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.

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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