No matter what your budget is, you can get an impressive TV set, for an excellent viewing and entertainment experience. This is because, at any price point, if you are keeping an eye out for certain specs, you’re sure to find a model that will suit your specific requirements.
However, it is admittedly challenging to zero in on the specs that actually make a difference to your viewing experience amidst all the noise that TV brands create, about all sorts of features. So what are the specs that you should keep an eye out for? We’ve created a guide to help you get the best TV for your needs, no matter the budget.
First things first: How big?
How big of a TV can you accommodate in the space available at your home? And how big is your budget? With all the branded TVs available in the market, you can get anything from a 24-inch TV to a 75-inch TV.
If you’re looking at the best TVs in India from well-known brands, prices start at a little over Rs. 12,000 and go all the way up to nearly Rs. 800,000, or sometimes Rs. 10,00,000. As you can see, there’s a lot of variety to choose from. Zero in on size and budget to proceed with your selection process. Keep two size options in mind, because in some cases you can get a bigger TV for a rather nominally higher price.
What to insist on in various price segments
You can expect HD Ready LED TVs priced between Rs. 12,000 to about Rs. 15,000 in this segment. For example, the 24-inch LG LED TV model LJ470A is priced at a little over Rs. 14,000. One can also look for multiple HDMI and USB ports in TVs in this price segment, but most brands offer one of each. Furthermore, brands like Micromax offer smart TVs in this category. You can also get TVs at lower prices from lesser-known brands; however, some users complain of installation problems with certain models. Do your research thoroughly if you’re planning to go with an unknown brand.
In this category, you can expect to pay anywhere between Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 25,000. One example is the 32-inch LG LED TV (LM565BPTA) priced at around Rs. 15,000. In this price segment, you will easily get HD Ready LED TVs, but you must also ensure that you are getting a smart TV. 2 USB ports are fairly common in this price segment, and the norm seems to be a display of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.
40-inch and 42-inch TVs
This is the best-selling category in India, so it is no surprise that prices here can vary between Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 50,000, with few models displaying prices up to Rs. 87,000. For the bulk of this category, buyers can expect 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI ports, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution LED display, and of course, these models are either HD Ready or Full HD smart TVs. For example, the 42-inch LG LED TV model LF553A priced at a little over Rs. 50,000 offers a curved screen and a 3D viewing experience.
55-inch and upwards
Prices here begin from Rs. 36,0000, and as we said at the beginning of this article, you have 75-inch models that are priced at Rs. 775,000. Buyers can insist on smart 4K UHD TVs at this price point. Features one can routinely expect to include 3 to 4 HDMI and USB ports, 4 speaker sound output, and a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution display. Displays can go to mind-boggling places like 8K resolution, for example. OLED TVs are found in this category with prices starting at Rs. 80,000.
Remember that the best LG LED TV for your colleague or neighbor might not be the best TV for you. Keep your room size in mind when purchasing a TV. If you have zeroed in on an excellent TV (and maybe also an excellent festive offer), get it right away without budget hassles, by opting to pay via EMIs. Just use your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network card to pay for your TV in monthly installments, and you won’t have to worry about spending exorbitant amounts on your new TV.