Traditionally in Indian households, families gather together either in the evenings, or at the end of the day for dinner, and spend quality time together. Before laptops, iPads and tablets became ubiquitous, and before we could consume content via our smartphones thanks to faster download speeds and explosion of OTT platforms, we relied on our buying a TV sets to unwind after a long day.
While things have certainly changed pertaining to the manner in which we watch shows, LED TVs are still commonplace in our homes. In fact, along with refrigerators, LED TVs are considered a necessity, and the fall in LED TV prices have certainly aided in more consumers purchasing LED TVs.
Before you purchase a new TV, however, there are several factors you have to consider. What is the ideal TV size for your room? Which brand should you rely on? And what screen resolution should you go for? These are just some of the basic questions you have to ask yourself, and depending on various parameters, not least your budget, you can zero in on an LED TV that gives you the best bang for your buck.
We know that buying a new TV can be quite the arduous task. In our effort to make this process easy for you, we have created this handy guide, which will help you understand what to look for, while buying a new TV.
First and foremost, it is important that you look at the brand name. TVs from brands like Samsung, Sony and LG are reputable, and come with excellent features and comprehensive warranties. Even Mi TVs are excellent, as they are the most popular smart TVs you can find today. Know which brand you prefer, and that will help you in narrowing down your sample size.
Next, know what screen size you want. An easy way to know this is by understanding where you want to place the TV, and how far you have to sit to watch the screen. If it is for your bedroom, even a 32-inch TV would suffice. If it is for a large room, you might want to look for a 50-inch, 55-inch or 65-inch TV.
Plasma TVs have become obsolete, and while you can still purchase an LCD TV, these are also being phased out gradually. LED TVs are more energy efficient, and provide more vivid colours, in-depth details and better clarity than LCD panels. That said, you can also opt for QLED (quantum dot) TVs, which use next-gen technology to offer deeper blacks and brighter whites, or you can buy OLED TVs if you want premium TV models, and aren’t restricted by budget.
Next, know what screen resolution you would want. If your answer to screen size was 32 inches, then you can purchase an HD Ready LED TV. However, if you want to buy a 43-inch, 50-inch TV or a screen size that is bigger, then you have to choose either Full HD resolution, 4K (UHD) resolution, or 8K resolution. 8K resolution TVs are very new, and you might not find any noticeable difference between 4K resolution and 8K resolution just yet. So if you want a 55-inch or 65-inch TV, you should ideally go for Ultra HD resolution.
Smart TV or non-smart TV
Now comes the all-important question: do you want a smart TV or a normal TV? Most of the consumers today opt for smart TVs, as these allow you to stream content from OTT platforms, mirror your smartphone, live cast, or turn your TV into your personal computer. You don’t have to spend an exorbitant amount to buy these TVs either. A Mi 50 inch TV (Mi 4X TV) costs just Rs. 35,000, and comes with Ultra HD resolution, while running on Android OS.
Once you factor in all of these considerations, you can easily narrow down your search results, and find a good TV for yourself. You can shop for your favourite TV models from all the top brands on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. What’s more, you can use your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to divide the cost of the TV into easy EMIs.