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By on February 22, 2018

One thing that always attracts us when we enter any electronics store is the sight of flashing TVs. Numerous TVs are positioned inside a showroom in such a way that is bound to attract the passers-by eyeballs. More advanced the technology, more is the crowd around a particular model. No wonder while doing our research on TV power consumption, when we asked a few friends on what they look for while buying a TV, the response we got was: size, technology and price.

Power consumption of a TV is hardly a decision-affecting factor while buying a TV for most of the people. But with this article we will try to provide some information that we have gathered while doing our research on power consumption of TVs in India. We hope that this will provide some valuable information regarding the power consumption of TVs which may help people to make better decisions.

In this post we will try to provide you some tips to buy a new TV. But before that, we will provide you the information that you came here to look for: The Top Brands and Top Models in TVs. For the Buying Guide, click: here.

Best Television / TV Brands in India

These are considered as premium brands in India. These brands have latest and greatest technology available in the market. Japanese brand Toshiba or Dutch brand Philips are also good, but if you are looking for decent value for money brands then you may look at the new and upcoming brands like Vu, Micromax and Sanyo. Technology wise the premium brands are far superior but they are expensive. In general most brands in India do not offer warranty of more than 1 year on TVs, and bad power quality does damage TVs in several places, thus lot of people prefer to go for the value for money brands.

If you are looking for reviews of various brands, you can check our brand review section over here: Link. Or you can click on the specific brand name mentioned above.

Best Television / TV in India

Some handpicked models:

  1. Samsung 24K4100 (Size: 24.0 inch, Resolution:HD Ready)
  2. Vu LED-32K160M (Size: 32.0 inch, Resolution:Full HD)
  3. Vu H40D321 (Size: 39.0 inch, Resolution:Full HD)
  4. LG 43LH576T (Size: 43.0 inch, Resolution:Full HD, SMART TV)
  5. Vu 49D6575 (Size: 49.0 inch, Resolution:Full HD)
  6. Vu LTDN55XT780XWAU3D (Size: 55.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)
  7. Vu LTDN65XT800XWAU3D (Size: 65.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)

Based on our data collection (from websites of various brands) and understanding of brand value and technology, we have also put together a list of top TVs in India based on budget. If you have any question about any model or brand, feel free to put in your question in the comments section.

  • Best 40 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Vu-H40D321
      • 39 inch
      • Full HD
      • 7 + 7 Watt Audio Audio
    • Micromax-Canvas Led Tv 40 inch
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Vu-40D6535
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
    • Sony-KLV-40W562D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 Hz (native 50 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-40E400D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 10 W (5 W x 2) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 200 Hz BMR
    • Sony-KLV-40R352D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 5 W + 5 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 100 Hz (native 50 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-40DS500D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 400Hz BMR
    • Panasonic-TH-40D400D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 200Hz BMR
    • Sony-KLV-40W672E
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
      • HDR
    • Sony-KLV-40R352E
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 5 W + 5 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 100 Hz
  • Best 42 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • LG-43LH576T
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Star Rating: 5, Annual Electricity: 80 Units
    • Vu-43S6575
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
    • Vu-43D6575
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 7 + 7 Watt Audio Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate
    • Micromax-43E9999uhd
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10W*2 Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Sanyo-XT-43S7200F
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • (RMS) 20 W Audio
    • Panasonic-TH-43D350DX
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
    • Micromax-43T7670fhd
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
    • Panasonic-TH-43ES480DX
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 100 Hz BMR
    • Vu-43SU128
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10+10 Watt Box Speaker Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Control
    • LG-43LJ554T
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1000
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 2, Annual Electricity: 135 Units
  • Best 32 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Vu-LED-32K160M
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 10 + 10 Watt Audio Audio
    • Samsung-32J4003
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10W(5W+5W) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100
    • Vu-32D6545
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8 + 8 Watt Audio Audio
    • Vu-32D7545
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 8 + 8 Watt Audio Audio
    • Vu-32D6475
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 6 + 6 Watt Audio Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate
    • LG-32LH576D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Star Rating: 5, Annual Electricity: 54 Units
    • Panasonic-TH-32C350DX
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 2 x 8 W Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
    • LG-32LJ523D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20 W Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 300
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 3, Annual Electricity: 68 Units
    • LG-32LJ573D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 900
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 2, Annual Electricity: 76 Units
    • Panasonic-TH-32D400D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 200Hz BMR
  • Best 49 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Vu-49D6575
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
    • Vu-49S6575
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8 + 8 Watt Audio Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate 120Hz
    • Sanyo-XT-49S7200F
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • (RMS) 20 W Audio
    • Samsung-49M6300
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 900
      • PurColour
    • Vu-49SU131
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10+10 Watt Box Speaker Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Control
    • LG-49LJ554T
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1000
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 3, Annual Electricity: 152 Units
    • Sony-KLV-49W672E
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
      • HDR
    • Sony-KLV-49W772E
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
      • HDR, Triluminos Display
    • Samsung-49M5000
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 watts (L: 10 watts, R: 10 watts) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 200
    • LG-49LJ617T
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1000
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 3, Annual Electricity: 157 Units
  • Best 24 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Samsung-24K4100
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W Audio
    • Sony-KLV-24P413D
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W + 10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: -(native 50 Hz)
    • Samsung-24H4003
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 3W x 2 Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100
    • LG-24LH454A
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10W Audio
      • Star Rating: 2, Annual Electricity: 44 Units
    • Micromax-24B600hd
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10wx2 Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 60
    • LG-24LJ470A
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10W Audio
      • Star Rating: 2, Annual Electricity: 44 Units
    • Vu-6024F
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • Audio
    • Sony-KLV-24P423D
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W + 10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: -(native 50 Hz)
    • Samsung-24J4100
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 watts Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100
    • Onida-LEO24HB
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 5W +5W @ 10% THD Audio
  • Best 55 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Vu-LTDN55XT780XWAU3D
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 12 + 12 Watt Audio Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate
      • PixelightHDR™, Wide Colour Gamut
    • Vu-55SU134
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10+10 Watt Box Speaker Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Control
    • Micromax-55T1155fhd
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • Audio
    • Sanyo-XT-55S8200U
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • (RMS) 10W x 2 Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Samsung-55K5570
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 400
    • Sony-KD-55X7002E
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W+10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
      • HDR, Triluminos Display
    • LG-55UJ632T
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1600
      • HDR, Color Master Engine
    • LG-55LJ550T
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1000
      • Color Master Engine
      • Star Rating: 2, Annual Electricity: 211 Units
    • Sony-KD-55X9300D
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 7.5W+7.5W+7.5W+7.5W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 Hz(native 100 Hz)
      • HDR, Triluminos Display
    • Samsung-55M6300
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 900
      • PurColour
  • Best 65 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Vu-LTDN65XT800XWAU3D
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 15 + 15 Watt Audio* Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate
      • PixelightHDR™, Wide Colour Gamut
    • Vu-65HQ137
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 15 + 15 + 15 Watt Speaker Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Ultra Smooth Motion Rate
      • HDR Plus, Ultra Wide Colour Gamut
    • Sony-KD-65X7002E
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W+10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
      • HDR, Triluminos Display
    • LG-OLED65B7T
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • HDR, OLED

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Things to look for while buying a TV

Size of the TV:

This is probably the most important factor which significantly drives the buying behaviour of customers who are looking to buy a new TV. The sheer size of a TV is capable of altering a customer's decision. Many people have an emotional/psychological connect with the size of the TV. A bigger size TV is considered a sign of social status by many. And due to this many people choose to buy an over-sized TV.

To illustrate the effect the size of tv has on the viewing experience, let us look at an example. If you buy a large sized TV (above 40 inches) then there is a certain distance at which you have to sit from the tv to have a comfortable view. Otherwise the objects on the screen will look too large and the viewing experience will be poor.

So it is important to buy such a TV which is best suited to your room. Given below is a table which illustrates the minimum distance at which you should sit from the TV in order to have a nice viewing experience.

TV Size576 resolution720p1080p
32-inch8' feet6'4'
37-inch10'7'4.5'
40-inch10.5'8'5'
42-inch11'8'5.5'
46-inch12'9'6'
50-inch13'10'6.5'
55-inch15'11.5'7.5'
65-inch17'13'8.5'

Table Source

It's in the "Pixels"

When we are talking about the screen resolution, or in other words, the clarity of the tv, then the number of pixels matter a lot. More the number of pixels, more is the graphical information captured and displayed to the viewer and consequently, more is the clarity of the TV. In India, four types of screen resolutions in TVs are available. These are:

a) Standard Definition

b) HD Ready (1280 x 720 or 720p)

c) Full HD (1920 x 1080 or 1080p, available only in 32 Inches and above TV models)

d) Extra High Definition (3840 × 2160, 4K, UltraHD, available only in 42 Inches and above TV models)

As you go from Standard Definition to Extra High Definition, the number of pixels in the screen increase, which means that the display-clarity increases. But one should keep in mind that beyond a certain distance from the TV, all the various versions of HD TVs appear to be same (or there is little noticeable difference from a HD ready TV to a 4K variant). The difference between these variants starts becoming noticeable as one starts moving closer to the screen.

Refresh rate

The video playing on a TV is actually a series of images which are displayed at a very high rate so that they appear to move and give our eyes a sensation of moving objects. So "refresh rate" determines how quickly the images are updated in one second (or are refreshed in one second) on the screen. 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. In simple words, the video quality will be enhanced. (Please note that refresh rate is different from frame rate).

So if you primarily intend to watch high-action, fast moving objects on your TV (like racing, or high graphics games) then you should go for a TV with a high refresh rate as the images would not get blurred. But if you want to watch regular stuff (like TV soaps, movies) then the standard refresh rate of 50 Hz would be sufficient for you.

Different manufacturers use different terminologies (in terms of mentioning the refresh rate) to promote their TVs. Some examples are LG Motion Clarity index, Samsung Clear Motion rate, Toshiba ClearScan, Sony Motion Flow and so on. In these patented technologies, the refresh rate that is mentioned, is sometimes bloated. So a manufacturer can label their tv as having a refresh rate as high as 1000 Hz, but effectively the refresh rate is no more than 200 Hz.

Fake Refresh rateImage Source

It is important to have a knowledge of the aspect of "fake refresh rate" because some people get misguided by the high value of the refresh rate for a particular brand, which when normalised, is effectively lesser than the value that is mentioned in the specifications of the tv.

Sound (RMS Output)

Another important aspect now-a-days is the sound quality of TVs. If you look at some models, you shall find that a RMS power rating is given to TVs. For example. a tv with 5W + 5W RMS would mean that the power output of both the speakers is 5W individually. Higher RMS rating generally translates to louder volume. However, it does not mean that a higher RMS rated TV will be "better-sounding" more than a TV having a lower RMS rating.

IPS vs VA panel

You must have observed that when viewed from different angles, the colours in the LED TV change. That is because of the screen-panel.

There are two main types of panels available in market: IPS panels and VA panels.

IPS panels are found to be better in terms of viewing angle ie you can watch TV sitting at different angles with the TV whereas VA panels are not found to be that good in terms of viewing angle. It means that a TV with a VA panel does not give you much freedom in terms of the viewing angle. So if you have a bigger room, then IPS panel would offer a better angle. Also IPS panels are tougher than VA panels and are found to be more durable.

Picture Engine

In a bid to enhance the viewing experience of the customers, newer technologies are continuously being invented and implemented in TVs. Picture Engine is one of them. Certain brands advertise their "superb picture engine" which claims to better the existing viewing experience. A picture engine works good when a low-resolution video is being played on the tv. With the advent of smart TVs, which can be connected to the internet, viewers can now watch videos online. So if you end up watching a low-resolution video on the internet through your tv, then the picture engine ensures that the video does not get blurred or "pixelated" on the big screen.

"Contrast ratio" is a term which one might hear when looking at several models of TVs. Contrast ratio is a measure of the luminance of the TV screen. It is the ratio of the brightness of the brightest colour (ie white) to the darkness of the darkest colour (ie black) on the screen. It is an indicator of the vibrance (or brilliance) of the screen. So a high contrast ratio is usually preferred.

Additional features: Smart TV and 3D TV

3D tv is a new innovation in the field of TVs. In addition to the features the are provided by a regular TV, a 3D TV adds a third perception ie the depth perception to the viewing experience. So the images on the TV appear 3-dimensional. Newer variants have come up which don't even require the viewer to wear glasses to experience the "depth-effect."

Smart TVs are made to be able to connect to the internet. So you can browse the internet, watch online videos and so on your TV by connecting it to WiFi.

There is a device called Google Chromecast, which can be plugged in the HDMI port of your TV. What it does is it casts or enables your TV to display the content of your laptops, mobile phones right on to your tv.

Buying a TV: The Electricity perspective

Being an electronic device, a TV is another addition to your total electricity consumption. So let us have a look at the various things in a tv which affect the electricity consumption.

1. Size of the tv: Let us categorize TVs (according to size) in three parts:

a) Small-sized tv (22 inches or lesser): TVs having a screen size of 22 inches or lower are available in two categories, CRT (the one with a bulging screen) and LED (which has become very popular now-a-days). If we compare the costs of these two types, then it is observed that CRTs are much more inexpensive than LED TVs. But from the power consumption perspective, LED TVs are much better as they consume approximately one-third of the power consumed by a CRT TV.

b) Medium-sized tv (22 inches to 40 inches): In this category, customers have two choices: LED tv or LCD tv. Although both these types look similar, but the internal technology in both of these is quite different. LEDs are at least 30% more energy efficient as compared to LCDs. A typical 32-inch LCD would consume about 95-100 Watts whereas a same size LED would consume only about 55 watts (comparing both HD Ready models). Most of the LCDs are HD Ready models and most of the LEDs are Full HD models. But in terms of electricity consumption same size LED with Full HD consumes less than HD Ready LCD models.

c) Large-sized TVs (size greater than 40 inches): There are two choices in this category as well: Plasma TV and LED TV. Plasma TVs consume 30-40% more electricity than LED TVs and for this size group, certain Plasma TVs consume as much as 600 Watts (for huge Plasma TVs). The best of LED TVs in this group consume about 70-80 Watts while similar sized Plasma TVs consume about 140 Watts. If we compare prices, again LED TVs are more expensive than Plasmas.

Typical Power Consumption numbers for various kinds of TVs are:

  • Microdisplay rear projector: 0.11 watt per square inch
  • LCD: 0.16 watt per square inch
  • CRT: 0.25 watt per square inch
  • Plasma: 0.30 watt per square inch

2. The number of Pixels: The electricity consumption of HD TVs (HD Ready, Full HD, Ultra HD) is higher than the regular TVs because more power is needed to capture more details on the screen.

3. Refresh rate: If you intend to watch high action stuff (fast moving objects like racing, games and so on) on your tv, then a higher refresh rate is advisable. However, higher the refresh rate, more the electricity consumption.

4. Sound (RMS output): TVs have a rating in terms of RMS output like 10W or 15W. This means that the total power output (in terms of sound) will be 10 W or 15 respectively. Higher the RMS output, more will be the electricity consumption.

One more thing which one should keep in mind is that, after making the purchase, the electricity consumption hugely depends the usage habits and patterns. For example, watching TV at high brightness consumes more electricity. For more information on how to optimise the electricity consumption of a TV, refer to "Impact of Brightness and Volume on TV / Computer / Audio System electricity consumption".

Conclusion

We have seen that how different models and features affect the power consumption of a tv. It is true that people do not pay much heed to the power consumption while making a purchase for a tv, and sometimes end up buying a TV that consumes much more power without making a significant difference in the viewing experience.So you should always check your requirements first, and then accordingly buy a TV. This will not only help in optimising the electricity consumption, but also help in selecting the best TV suited to your needs.

Source of Information: websites of various manufacturers of TVs in India.

References

http://www.rtings.com/info/fake-refresh-rates-samsung-clear-motion-rate-vs-sony-motionflow-vs-lg-trumotion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refresh_rate
http://plug-in.bestbuy.ca/t5/Visit-the-Plug-in-Blog/What-is-the-Sony-X-Reality-Pro-Engine/ba-p/92614
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p

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