Buying Best Smart TV in India Guide

Buying Best Smart TV in India Guide – July 2019 Buyer’s Guide

Television has not remained the same anymore. Gone are those days when people used to see pixelated black and white screen. Later in the 2000’s we could watch a wide range of different telecasts that is broadcasted throughout the day. Now in 2019 technology has advanced, TVs have also become more advanced with big screen and crisp colors.

When we decide to buy a new fashionable smart TV for our house or office we inevitably have to make some crucial decision on

  • Size: Small (32 inch), Medium (43 inch) or Large (49/55 inch)
  • HD Format: 4K Ultra HD,1080p Full HD or 720p HD Ready
  • Display Technology: LED, QLED or OLED
  • Platform: Andriod Based, Linux Based, WebOS, HomeOS, Tiz

Size

You may wish to buy a 55-inch Large screen TV but would be terribly mistaken when you would realize that you don’t have enough or appropriate space in your living room. For example. you may later realize that if you buy 55 inch TV you won’t be able to open one of the door or cupboard in your house.

Viewing Angles

Also imagine you buy a large-sized TV then you also have to sit comfortably apart to see the images clearly, otherwise the objects on the screen will look too large and the viewing experience will be poor.

There is a beautiful article explaining how size matters while buying TV. To read that article click here.

For those who do not want even to take the pain of confirming the right TV size based on the distance from watching the TV, we have simple advice for you to opt for 32′ or 43′ TV for your bedroom and go for 55′ or more for your hall/living room.

Resolution(HD Format)
AMD Simplified: Pixels and Resolution

In simple terms, Resolution is used to describe the quality and clarity of video/ image that can be seen on your screen. Basically, it denotes the number of pixels your screen has. More the pixel better is the graphic quality due to higher graphical information. Check out the video describing how the number of pixels impacts the viewing experience

In India, three types of screen resolutions in TVs are available. These are:

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  1. HD Ready (1280 x 720 or 720p)
  2. Full HD (1920 x 1080 or 1080p, available only in 32 Inches and above)
  3. Ultra High Definition (3840 × 2160, 4K, UltraHD, available only in 42 Inches and above)

As you go from HD Ready to Ultra High Definition one gets higher user experience.

Note: Here it's very important for users to note that viewing experience also depends on the quality of video itself.
If you run a 480p Youtube video on a 4K screen you would still get a 480p video experience or even worse due to larger screen size.

Display Technology

Different types of display panels available in the market are
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  1. LCD (very old and redundant)
  2. LED
  3. OLED
  4. QLED

OLED stands for “organic light-emitting diode” and QLED stands for “quantum dot light-emitting diode”. Understanding the technology used by both of them is not less than doing a Ph.D. course in itself. So without going into the technical nitty-gritty of both these technology lets look into the pros and cons of both of them

OLED

Pros

Pros
  • Great contrast
  • Better black
  • Wider viewing angles

Cons

Cons
  • Lesser brightness

QLED

Pros

Pros
  • Highly recommended for high sized models like 65′
  • Great display brightness

Cons

Cons
  • Lesser constrast
  • Limited but enough viewing angles

I would encourage you to go through this article by CNET giving detailed information and comparisons on OLED and QLED. To read the article click here.

Platform

Android is the most popular operating system for Smart TVs just like the smartphone with nearly half of the market share. The best part of Android TV OS (Android 6.0 and above) is that they come with Google Voice assistant and thousands of apps on Play Store. LG’s webOS is also a popular TV OS. Just like LG, Samsung has its operating system, Tizen in its Smart TVs.

Refresh rate

Refresh rate difference

It measures how quickly the images are refreshed/ updated in one second. If a TV has a high refresh rate, then it means that the moving of the images on the screen will be fast and smooth.

So if you watch high-action, fast-moving objects or even play video games by connecting gaming consoles then you should go for a TV with a high refresh. For example: while playing PUBG is refresh rate of your screen is low you won’t be able to figure out where your enemy is hiding because the screen is not quick enough to spot the movements.

Sound

The sound quality of TVs is as important as display quality. Speaker output is worst hit in quality to make TV slimmer. Most slim TVs come with dual 10 watts (RMS) speakers which tend to blare on volumes above 70%. So one must not be ignorant about this aspect while deciding to buy a product worth on an average of 40k. So we would suggest you buy a TV that comes with a dedicated soundbar like Dolby or DTS.

Don’t have the budget?

If you cannot afford a smart TV but still want one we suggest you to buy a normal TV with HDMI port and by using plug-and-play devices like Google Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, and Apple Smart TV you can use normal TV as Smart TV.

Converting normal TV into Smart TV using devices like Chromecast or Firestick is 
what I call a Smart Jugaad Move especially made for Indian Consumer

To summarize what we have said there’s a beautiful video explaining major concepts in HINDI

Still Confused?

We have compiled our list of best Smart TV in India (July 2019) to help you out. So cheer up, leave a comment and give us a thumbs up!

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