Best LED TV Under Rs.20,000 (September 2019)

by | Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Best LED TVs Under Rs.20,000

1. Thomson B9 ProOverall Best Pick
2. Kodak XSMARTRunner-up pick
3. TCL 40S6500Excellent Display Quality
4. MarQ HBFHDBest Budget LED TV
5. Samsung Series 4 Branded Budget Smart TV
6. Mi LED TV 4A ProBest Feature Rich Smart TV
7. iFFALCON 40F2 by TCLBest Value for Money Pick
8. Sanyo XT-32S7200FHonorable Mention

1. Thomson B9 Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • 40-inch full HD LCD
  • Android based smart TV
  • 450 nits brightness

Thomson is one of the relatively new entrants to the competitive Indian home appliance market.

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

Design and build quality

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

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

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

Display

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

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

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

Smart TV features

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

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

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

Verdict

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

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

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

Specifications

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

2. Kodak XSMART

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Dust and moisture resistant components
  • Same day installation on delivery

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

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

Design and build quality

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

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

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

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

Display

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

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

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

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

Smart TV features

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

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

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

Verdict

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

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

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178 degree viewing angle
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Miracast support

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Audio equalizer
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Low brightness

Specifications

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

3. TCL 40S6500

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LED TV with Excellent Display Quality
  • Elegant yet subtle design
  • Larger display with great visuals
  • Rich connectivity options

TCL is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that started with selling data storage products across the world.

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

The TCL 40S6500 is a 40-inch full HD LED television that comes at a fraction of price that its competitors offer for their similarly specced products.

Build Quality and Design

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

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

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

Display

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

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

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

A+ grade achromatic panels don’t have the signature colour tints which manufacturers tend to apply during the production, resulting in much better colour accuracy.

This 40-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display features TCL’s signature LED backlight technology that enhances the colour gamut and contrast ratio to provide you with a better picture.

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

Overall, the TCL 40S6500 packs in a respectable full HD panel that is worth every penny you spend on this product.

Sound

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

With the TCL 40S6500, the two-channel speakers on this television offer a surround sound experience that will make your viewing experience a bit immersive but for a full-blown experience, we suggest you invest in a good home theatre/Bluetooth speaker.

Miscellaneous

This television from TCL comes with a generous supply of output ports – 2 HDMI and 1 USB port for connecting other devices and peripherals.

TCL 40S6500 comes with an auto volume leveller feature. This will automatically adjust sudden volume fluctuations without blowing your ears off violently.

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

Verdict

The TCL 40S6500 is one of the best-LED TV under Rs.20,000 that delivers excellent picture quality with finer details, sported with a Full HD panel.

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

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Full HD display

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A+ grade panel

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Dual-channel speakers

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Lack of adequate service centre network

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI -2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 10W

 

4. MarQ HBFHD

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Budget Full HD LED TV
  • Dolby certified audio
  • 40-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 40-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 Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

 

5. Samsung Series 4

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Best Branded LED TV
  • Suited for medium-sized rooms
  • Excellent colour accuracy
  • Wider service centre network

Samsung is one of the go-to brands among consumers when the thought of buying an LED TV comes to their mind.

The Samsung Series 4 model is a 32-inch budget LED TV from Samsung which comes close to the price bracket of Rs.20,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Series 4 HD ready smart LED TV can either be wall-mounted or installed on a pair of plastic stands which comes with the box.

The plastic construction feels solid and there are no noticeable cost-cutting measures taken by Samsung when it comes to the build quality of this television.

Display

The display of this device is a 32-inch panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768.

Although the hardware refresh rate of the device is rated at 50Hz, Samsung has managed to extrapolate the refresh rate up to 100Hz.

Samsung’s proprietary wide colour enhancer engine provides punchier and vivid output.

There are also different modes to choose from based on the type of content you are watching such as a sports model, cinema mode for movies etc.

Speakers

The dual speakers on this device are rated at 5W each and is certified with Dolby Digital Plus technology.

The sound output is loud and clear but lacks bass.

There are two HDMI ports on this device to connect to other devices and a USB port.

This device comes with a 1-year warranty and an additional 1-year warranty on the
display panel from Samsung.

Operating System

As we have mentioned above, the Samsung Series 4 is a smart LED TV. It supports wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi and runs on Samsung’s Tizen operating system.

Most of the popular apps such as Netflix, Youtube etc are available on this platform and can be used similar to what you expect from an Android-powered television.

Verdict

If you are fond of purchasing branded electronic appliances that cost a bit more than others but offers great reliability and after the service, the Samsung Series 4 HD ready smart LED TV is a good start, to begin with.

This LED TV priced under Rs.20,000 does reproduce good quality visuals and sound which is on par when compared with some of its competitors for the same price.

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Reliable product

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2 years Warranty

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Great display at the price

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The USB port is in the rear

Specifications

Screen Size32 inch
Resolution1366 x 768
Refresh Rate50 Hz
PortsHDMI -2, USB – 1
Speaker2 x 5W

6. Mi LED Smart TV 4A Pro

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Best Affordable Smart TV
  • Feature-rich LED Smart TV
  • Smart connectivity options
  • Aesthetically pleasing minimal design

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics manufacturer is currently a household name in India which made waves in the smartphone industry.

The 32-inch Mi 4A Pro LED Smart TV which is one of the best and cheapest Smart TV under Rs.15,000 price point.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi 4A Pro LED TV is made of plastic that has a textured finish to increase the aesthetic appeal of the device.

The television is light and weighs about 3.8Kg.

The plastic stands on which the TV has to be mounted comes with the box and so does the minimalistic looking remote controller.

Display

The display is of 32-inch with an effective resolution of 1366 x 768, which in technical terms is known as HD-ready or as we may say in smartphones as a 720p display.

The refresh rate of this panel is 60Hz and the videos play smoothly without any noticeable jagged edges.

The colours are vivid and the dynamic range is acceptable for an LED TV priced under Rs.15,000.

Smart Features

As this is a Smart TV, it is powered by a 1.5GHz Amlogic processor with 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.

While this might be just enough to run basic apps on the TV, expect some lags or frame drops when navigating through the UI.

This device runs on Xiaomi’s proprietary Patch Wall UI based on Android operating system.

There are options to download apps from the Play Store and the Patch Wall itself aggregates content from various streaming services as well as offline content providers on to your home screen.

Miscellaneous

This television supports playing media content up to a resolution of 1080p.

There is Miracast support built-in to the device that would enable mirroring of your smartphone or any other device screen on to the TV monitor wirelessly.

Port selection on this television is impressive with an ethernet port for wired internet connectivity, 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports.

The device also supports Wi-Fi b/g/n bands up to 2.4GHz.

Two 10W speakers on the television sound loud enough to fill a medium-sized room.

Verdict

Xiaomi products generally offer great value propositions to the consumers. Even when priced aggressively, the company delivers products that perform exceptionally well.

Same is the case with the entry-level Mi LED smart TV. If you can grab one when available online, consider yourselves lucky.

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Loud dual speakers

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PatchWall UI

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Miracast support

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Not full HD

Specifications

Screen Size32 inch
Resolution1366 x 768
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI -3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 10W

 

7. iFFALCON 40F2 by TCL

iffalcon-40f2-by-tcl
Best Value for Money pick
  • Elegant yet subtle design
  • Larger display with great visuals
  • Smart connectivity options

TCL is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that started off with selling data storage products across the world.

The company later diversified its product lineup and became a major player in the LED TV market. TCL now markets budget LED TVs under the iFFALCON brand name in India.

The iFFALCON 40F2 by TCL is a 40-inch full HD smart LED television which comes at a fraction of price that its competitors offer for their similarly specced products.

Build Quality and Design

The iFFALCON 40F2 follows a minimalistic design approach on this product. Nothing seems out of place and too much eye catchy.

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

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

Display

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

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

iFFALCON has done the right thing by choosing an A+ grade high-quality full HD display that outperforms even some of the established brands in the market in terms of its visual quality.

A+ grade achromatic panels don’t have the signature colour tints which manufacturers tend to apply during the production, resulting in much better colour accuracy.

This 40-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display features TCL’s signature LED backlight technology that enhances the colour gamut and contrast ratio to provide you with a better picture.

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

Overall, the iFFALCON 40F2 packs in a respectable full HD panel that is worth every penny you spend on this product.

Sound

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

With the iFFALCON 40F2, the two channel speakers on this television offer a surround sound experience which will make your viewing experience a bit immersive but for a full-blown experience, we suggest you invest in a good home theatre/Bluetooth speaker.

Miscellaneous

This Linux based smart TV has its own set of preinstalled apps such as Netflix and Youtube and comes with a dedicated app store for more apps.

The app catalogue might not be large, and finding your favourite apps might be an issue with this TV.

This television from iFFALCON 40F2 comes with a generous supply of output ports – 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports for connecting other devices and peripherals.

The iFFALCON 40F2 comes with an auto volume leveller feature. This will automatically adjust sudden volume fluctuations without blowing your ears off violently.

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

Verdict

The iFFALCON 40F2 is definitely one of the best-LED TV under Rs.20,000 that delivers excellent picture quality with finer details, sported with a full HD panel.

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

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Full HD display
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A+ grade panel

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Dual-channel speakers

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Lack of adequate service centre network

Specifications

Screen Size40 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 3, USB – 2
Speaker2 x 8w

8. Sanyo XT-32S7200F

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Honourable Mention
  • Best budget LED TV
  • Doubles up as a PC monitor
  • Bass-rich box speakers

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-32S7200F is an entry-level 32-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-32S7200F, 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-32S7200F 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-32S7200F 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-32S7200F is one of the best choices available for you in the market.

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Low price

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Excellent display quality

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PC port availability

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No inbuilt Wi-Fi

Specifications

Screen Size32 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate60 Hz
PortsHDMI – 2, USB – 2 – 2
Speaker2 x 8 w

 

The entries on this list of the best LED TVs under Rs.20,000 have been cherry picked with great care considering the needs and budgets of a wide spectrum of users.

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

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

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Buying Guide: LED TV Under Rs. 20,000

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

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

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

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

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

1. Price

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

Well begun is half done.

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

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

2. Display

This choice is absolutely simple.

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

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

3. Resolution

Looking for a full HD television?

Sure, you will find a handful under this price.

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

4. Screen

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

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

5. Contrast ratio

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

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

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

6. Refresh rate

Refresh rate reduces motion blur on the screen.

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

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

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

7. Connectivity

Connectivity does improve the overall usability of the television.

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

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

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

8. Speakers

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

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

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

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