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By on August 30, 2017

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 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 TV in India

Some handpicked models:

  • Samsung 24H4003 (Size: 24.0 inch, Resolution:HD Ready)
  • Sony KLV-32W672E (Size: 32.0 inch, Resolution:Full HD, SMART TV)
  • Samsung 40MU610 (Size: 40.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)
  • Sony KD-43X8300D (Size: 43.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)
  • Sony KD-49X8200E (Size: 49.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)
  • Sony KD-55A1 (Size: 55.0 inch, Resolution:Ultra HD, SMART TV)
  • Sony KD-65A1 (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)

    • Samsung-40MU610
      • 40 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1,300
    • Sony-KLV-40W672E
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-40DX650D
      • 40 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1000 Hz BMR 4K IFC
    • Samsung-40K6300
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800
    • Panasonic-TH-40ES500D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 10 W (5 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800 Hz BMR
    • Sony-KLV-40W562D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 Hz (native 50 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-40DS500D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 400Hz BMR
    • Micromax-40 CANVAS-S
    • Sony-KLV-40R352D
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 5 W + 5 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 100 Hz (native 50 Hz)
    • Vu-40D6575
      • 40 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8 + 8 Watt Audio Audio
  • Best 42 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Sony-KD-43X8300D
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W+10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 Hz(native 100 Hz)
    • Samsung-43MU6100
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1,300
    • LG-43UJ752T
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 2200
    • Panasonic-TH-43EX600D
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 4K 1500 Hz BMR
    • Samsung-43M5570
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800
    • Sony-KLV-43W772E
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
    • LG-43LJ619V
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 35 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 1000
    • Panasonic-TH-43ES630D
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 35 W (10 W x 2 + 15 W) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800 Hz BMR
    • Micromax-43E9999uhd
      • 43 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10W*2 Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Sanyo-43S7100F
      • 43 inch
      • Full HD
      • 16W Audio
  • Best 32 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Sony-KLV-32W672E
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
    • Samsung-32M5570
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 600
    • LG-32LJ618U
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 35W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 1000
    • LG-32LJ573D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 900
    • Panasonic-TH-32ES500D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800 Hz BMR
    • Sony-KLV-32W562D
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 Hz (native 50 Hz)
    • LG-32LH576D
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20W Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Vu-32D6545
      • 32 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8 + 8 Watt Audio Audio
    • Vu-32D6475
      • 32 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 6 + 6 Watt Audio Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Smooth Motion Rate
    • Micromax-32 CANVAS-S
  • Best 49 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Sony-KD-49X8200E
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 12W+12W+8W+8W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
    • Samsung-49MU7000
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1,900
    • LG-49SJ800T
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 2800
    • Panasonic-TH-49CX700D
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • 3D TV
      • Refresh Rate: 4K 800 Hz BMR IFC
    • Sony-KD-49X8300D
      • 49 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W+10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 Hz(native 100 Hz)
    • LG-49LJ617T
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 1000
    • Samsung-49M5570
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800
    • Panasonic-TH-49ES630D
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 35 W (10 W x 2 + 15 W) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 800 Hz BMR
    • Sony-KLV-49W772E
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 8W+8W+14W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 200 (Native 50 Hz)
    • Sanyo-49S7100F
      • 49 inch
      • Full HD
      • 16W Audio
  • Best 24 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Samsung-24H4003
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 3W x 2 Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100
    • Samsung-24K4100
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W Audio
    • Vu-24JL3
    • LG-24LH452A
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10W Audio
    • Micromax-24B600hd
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10wx2 Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 60
    • Sony-KLV-24P413D
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W + 10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: -(native 50 Hz)
    • Sony-KLV-24P423D
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10 W + 10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: -(native 50 Hz)
    • LG-24LH454A
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 10W Audio
    • Sansui-SNS24FB29C
      • 24 inch
      • Full HD
      • 2x8W Bazoomba Audio
    • Toshiba-P2305-24
      • 24 inch
      • HD Ready
      • 20W Audio Audio
      • Refresh Rate: amr100 hz
  • Best 55 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Sony-KD-55A1
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + +10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR
    • LG-OLED55E7T
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40W Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Samsung-55Q8CA
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 60 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 3,200
    • Sony-KD-55X9500E
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 (Native 100 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-55EX600D
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 4K 1500 Hz BMR
    • Samsung-55MU647
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1,500
    • Sony-KDL-55W800D
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • 10 W+10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 Hz(native 100 Hz)
    • LG-55UJ652T
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 1600
    • Panasonic-TH-55CX700D
      • 55 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • 3D TV
      • Refresh Rate: 4K 800 Hz BMR IFC
    • Vu-LED55K160GAU
      • 55 inch
      • Full HD
      • 10 + 10 Watt Audio Audio
  • Best 65 inch LED TVs (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Sony-KD-65A1
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + +10 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR
    • LG-OLED65E7T
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40W Audio
      • SMART TV
    • Samsung-65Q7FA
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 3,100
    • Sony-KD-65X9500E
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 (Native 100 Hz)
    • Panasonic-TH-65DX700D
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W (10 W x 2) Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 2000Hz BMR 4K IFC
    • LG-65SJ850T
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 40W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 3200
    • Sony-KD-65X9300E
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 10W+10W+10W+10W+10W+10W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: Motionflow™ XR 800 (Native 100 Hz)
    • Samsung-65MU647
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 watts Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: 1,500
    • LG-65UJ632T
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 20 W Audio
      • SMART TV
      • Refresh Rate: PMI 1600
    • Panasonic-TH-65CX400DX
      • 65 inch
      • Ultra HD
      • 2*10W ( Sound Bar) Audio
      • Refresh Rate: 100Hz Bls

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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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Hi I am looking for a tv with the following specifications..
Please advise me on a model for both sizes..
Size - 49 or 55 inch
Budget - below 1L
Brand - Sony, LG
Smart TV- Netflix, Amazon Prime

Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Colin,

The best TV that I could find in your requirements and budget is LG 49UJ752T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wGUln5 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ZD91GTuuuN ). This TV has HDR with Dolby Vision technology for good contrast, Nano Cell Display for wider color range, Fast refresh rate for better clarity of fast moving scenes and WebOS is one of the best OS for TV. So this is a good choice. If you want 55 inch then LG 55UJ632T would fit in your budget. Again a good TV but the 49 inch model is better.

Sony models are bit more expensive for a similar technology, so I would suggest that you look at these LG models.

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Thank you.
I was looking at the same model too.

What is the difference between 49SJ800T and 49UJ752T ??

From my research I find that these models are the similar range in terms of specs.
Sony KD-49X9000E - Samsung 49MU7000 - Lg 49SJ800T
Sony ? - Samsung - ? Lg - 49UJ752T

From all your comments below I've gathered that Sony has the best picture and sound quality with lg coming in second but not too far away with a more reasonable price tag.
whats your take on Samsung?
Thanks again.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG 49SJ800T has Picture Mastering Index (PMI) of 2800 whereas LG 49UJ752T has 2200. Which means that LG 49SJ800T has slightly better image processor and its picture quality would be slightly better.

In terms of picture quality Sony and Samsung are in general the best, however, LG's OLED is a revolutionary technology for picture quality. But the OLEDs are expensive. Samsung has also got in Quantum Dots display which is quite superior. Among the other models that you have listed, I think Sony KD-49X9000E would be comparable to Lg 49SJ800T and these would be the best models. In Samsung, 49KS7000 would be a really good model. LG is most reasonable in price among the three.

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Dear Abhishek,
I would like to have your views on Samsung KS7000 and Sony X9000E. Which is better. KS7000 available at discounted price. I am looking for 49in. Any better suggestion.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ajay,

It is a very close comparison as both the models are fantastic. Both have superior technology (HDR + Wide Color Gamut + Fast Refresh Rate). Samsung model has Quantum Dot technology for wide color gamut which is their latest superior technology for getting better colors. Picture engine wise both Samsung and Sony are quite close, so if you are getting KS7000 at a better price, I think I would suggest you to go for Samsung KS7000.

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Thank Abhishekji,
Booked KS7000 49 in.

Thanks again for valuable suggestion.

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Hi I am planning to buy a 49/50 inch to. My budget is 37-45 which is the best tv for me in terms of picture quality, services and price.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think Sanyo, Vu or Micromax would be good in your budget. You can check these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart link
Micromax50 CANVAS-S http://fkrt.it/kEsDzTuuuN
Vu50BS115http://amzn.to/2vO6WJ8 
Vu49S6575http://amzn.to/2ezmDIehttp://fkrt.it/5HvMOTuuuN
VuH50K311http://amzn.to/2rcz5CBhttp://fkrt.it/KOjd5TuuuN
SanyoXT-49S8100FShttp://amzn.to/2xs1Izr
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Hello Abhishek,
I'm looking for a 40-43" FHD LED TV in the price range of under 30k.
After doing bit of research I've shortlisted below. Could you please share your thoughts and suggestions.
1. Panasonic TH-40ES500D
2. LG 43LJ5223T
3. Onida 43FIS
4. Vu 43D6545
5. Philips 43PFL4351/V7
I've heard good reviews about Vu and had almost made my mind to go for it cost wise but then thought of stretching the budget bit if I can get some better known brands.
If you have got any other models also under 30k then pls let me know.

Thanks,
Ashish

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ashish,

If you are not looking for advanced technology for contrast and colour in your TV, then even a Vu works out great. But if you are looking for better picture quality with advanced technology for contrast and colour, then Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic are better brands. However, a lot depends on how picky you are about picture quality. For most of the people in this world, it would not matter much. It's like, if you want the best sound, the brands like Bose offer fantastic sound quality. But then for a lot of people it does not matter much and decent sound quality is good enough.

Among the models you have listed, I think Panasonic TH-40ES500D would have the best picture quality.

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Thanks for suggestion Abhishek, I would come back once I've purchased a TV to share the feedback.

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Hi Sir,
Your views on sony 49X9000E please. Any comparable other recommendation.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think it is a fantastic TV. Sony KD-49X9000E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2j6wgEI , http://fkrt.it/t0zQ2!NNNN ) has 4K HDR (for super contrast), Triluminous Display (for wide color gamut), 100 Hz refresh rate (which is great for fast moving action scene). And sony's 4K XReality Pro processor is also fantastic. I think it is a great TV.

For comparable TVs, you can look at these:

Samsung 49MU7000 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2kGB4RA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wR2O8!NNNN )
LG 49UJ752T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wGUln5 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/tug2Q!NNNN )

but I think Sony model is fantastic.

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Refresh rate for both suggested models is 60 Hz compare to 100hz in sony. Also Sony has directlit led against edge lit for other two. How does it make a difference.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

A 100 Hz in sony will look better when you watch a fast moving action scene or sports. Edge lit TVs are thinner as compared to direct lit. However, direct lit TVs are bright all across, but edge lit are brighter in the corner and slightly darker at the center.

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hi abhishek....

how would you compare a "standard tv + device like amazon fire stick "against a smart tv ?

what will you suggest for a 40' -43' full hd standard tv and a smart tv of similar sizes ?

how is "Panasonic 108 cm (43 inches) Viera Shinobi , super bright TH-43E460D Full HD LED TV" , its not a smart tv?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

By the way it is difficult to compare when you give just one model, because there is no reference to compare. Hands down every TV that sells in market works (it is not that it will fail the day you buy it) .... but then a comparison is ideal when there is a reference to compare. Otherwise every TV is a good TV. A very important thing to know is what you want from the TV.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Well Amazon fire stick is a great product, however, if you go for a TV with LG WebOS, or Samsung Smart Hub, or Android or even Panasonic MyHome, I think they are good enough.

Usually these days most advanced models (with better technology for picture quality and sound) usually come with OS and are SMART TV. So if you want a technically advanced model, then it will have SMART by default. In fact Sony has stopped making non SMART TV altogether.

Panasonic TH-43E460D is a good TV. It has hexa chroma drive for better color pallet, dot noise reduction, subwoofer for better sound. the only place it can lack is on refresh rate (has normal refresh rate) ... but if you watch regular TV, this would not matter much. Also IPS Super bright panel will have good brightness, but a TV with HDR will have fantastic contrast, but this one does not have it. But still it will have good picture quality than most regular TVs. And yes, it is not SMART TV.

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hello man,
can you help me out with the two options that i have in mind.... LG 108 cm (43) Full HD Smart LED TV 43LH576T

LG 108 cm (43) Full HD Smart LED TV 43LH576T & Sony 101.4 cm (40 inches) KLV-40W672E Full HD LED Smart TV...
what should i go for ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Sony KLV-40W672E is a better TV in terms of picture quality and sound. You can go for it.

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Hi Abhishek.
I am looking 32 inches smart LED TV of around 35K price Could you please suggest best Smart LED TV in this range ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

Panasonic TH-32ES500D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2y3450n ) .... this would be the best TV as it has hexa chroma drive for wide color gamut and also has good refresh rate.
Sony KLV-32W672E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t1lBet , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/nmiAx!NNNN )
Samsung 32K5570 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uoARXY , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ep4l8!NNNN)
LG 32LH604T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rZ875L , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xGPWr!NNNN )

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Hi abhishek. The Panasonic led tv you have mentioned is HD ready. Is there any Panasonic model with same features but with full HD.

Also suggest me one model to choose from the remaining 3 options of Sony, Samsung and LG you have provided.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Anil,

You can go for the Sony model in that case.

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hi sir,

I would like to buy 40" LED TV. Please suggest a good TV , which should be rugged as my kids can break it with toys. One TV already damaged by my child by throughing a ball on to the screen. Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is your budget for the TV? Look for IPS panel. LG and Panasonic are premium brands that have IPS panel.

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Hi sir, Im vinay from hyderabad, in my hall the viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet approx, I want to buy 43 to 55 inch tv. which tv is better in this distance ? my budget is upto 90k .How is LG 43/55 UJ632T ? Please suggest equilavalent or better models in LG, SONY, Samsung, panasonic and other brands also in this price range. And please tell the diference between LG IPS panels and panels used by sony and suggest which were better.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vinay,

At 10-12 ft both 43 inch and 55 inch will look fine. Sony and Samsung use VA panel and LG uses IPS. IPS is quite bright and provides a wider viewing angle. It is also tough, so a bit durable. But brightness is not always good as you need better contrast and color representation. And Sony and Samsung have better picture engine to have better color presentation. Their viewing angle may be less, but if you plan to sit in front of the TV and watch, then you do not need wide viewing angle.

In your budget, the best TV that I could find is Panasonic TH-49EX600D ..... it is a 4K TV with Hexa Chroma drive for wide color gamut and HDR for better contrast. It will have fantastic picture quality. I could find it in your budget on TataCliq. But all other portals have it beyond your range.

LG 5UJ632T (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/qBajz!NNNN ), is also a great model. It also has HDR and Color remaster engine for better color representation.

In Sony, you can look at two TVs:

KDL-50W950D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t188Di , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KS1iRTuuuN ) .... it has Triluminous display for better colors, Better sound system and refresh rate and Android ... but no HDR .. and is also a Full HD TV.

KD-49X7500E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2yv9ddb , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/LeoV4TuuuN ) .... it has HDR for better contrast, UHD, Android .... but sound is normal, refresh rate is normal and no wide color gamut for wider color range.

I think if you can get the Panasonic model mentioned above, then that would be the best .... else LG model is also good.

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Planning to buy today Waiting for your reply sir

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Thank you sir for your valuable suggestion.Does the LG and Panasonic models have good refresh rate?
Sir please suggest models in 43 inches with 4k resolution and good picture quality,hdr and all other features.

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Waiting for your valuable reply sir

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

My Apologies. Last two days have been hectic with family and celebrations. You can look at these 43 inch TVs:

LG 43UJ752T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xT6r1T , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/sqh!WTuuuN ) ... brilliant TV with Nano Cell Display for wide color gamut, Active HDR and Dolby VIsion make picture quality amazing. And WebOS is a great OS.

Sony KD-43X8300D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ryniiq , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xfBQk!NNNN ) ....Android UHD TV with Triluminous Display for Wide Color Gamut, 4K HDR and super fast refresh ratewill give blur free image with great colors and picture quality.

Sony KD-43X8200E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2yw71ly , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/b8i90!NNNN ) .... Android UHD TV with Triluminous Display for Wide Color Gamut, 4K HDR and Superior sound ... refresh rate is basic .... but if you do not watch fast moving action scenes, then it works awesome.

Any of these 3 would be awesome buy. The LG model has great technology.

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Hi.
This is sunil from Bangalore, Im looking tv for my hometown.. and
Yesterday i visited Girias store (bangalore) i hv seen SONY 24P413D model and i liked it, i just need 24" tv bcz im taking it for my hometown and there is a just small hall (12X10) so according to me 24" size is perfect. The price is 16999/- but im getting it for just 14999/- and a free 16GB SONY pendrive..
(This same tv in SONY Centre after discount 15999/-)
But my younger brother suggested me to go with bigger size like 29" or 32", So... bigger size means i need to spend more money on it. If i get SONY 29" around 20K then surely ill go for it. But in that store (Girias) 29" not available. And my brother suggested me that look other brands around 20000/- many tv's are available with 29-32" so plz suggest me get BEST, WORTH & DURABLE tv for my home town.. (i dont buy tv from online so plz dnt post link)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sunil,

You can get 32 inch models in LG, Panasonic or even in Samsung (rare case) in your budget. However, most of ouor pricing data is based on information online, so I cannot tell you a single model which will surely come in your budget (you will have to check at the stores for the same). You can look for these TVs:

LG 32LJ523D
LG 32LJ522D
Panasonic TH-32D400D
LG 32LH512A
LG 32LH516A
Panasonic TH-32C350DX

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ma 32 inch ka tv lena chata hu plz btayn kon sa brand sabse achha hai

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic sabse achche brands hain.

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Dear Abhishek,
I am a retired person from Ahmedabad, looking for budget non-smart 40/43 inch full HD TV. Have found two cheaper variants
1........Nacson NS4215 101.6 cm ( 40 ) Full HD (FHD) LED Television With 1+2 Year Extended Warranty cost 20500. Fist year comprehensive warranty while Extended warranty of 2 years excludes LED panel.
2.......Reconnect RELEG4301 43 inch full HD TV from reliance with 2 years comprehensive warranty. Cost 27999 but frequent offers are flashed at Rs 24000 during festivals.

Irrespective of price & size please advise which one is better wrt to performance/technology/ service along with your comment on brand, please

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Sir,

I am hearing about Nacson for the first time. So it will be very difficult to comment on it. As for Reconnect, it is certainly not among the popular brands even in budget range. Among the popular brands I would suggest you to go for Sanyo. It is backed by Panasonic which is one of the premium brands. You can look at Sanyo XT-43S7100F (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2yUIrXZ ) or Sanyo XT-43S7200F (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5uz1hTuuuN ) ... you can get these for about the same price and these are fantastic TVs.

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Many thanks, in fact, my son has told me to go for a premium brand with good & latest technology product only ( Budget no worry & will be taken care of...!!), so would you be kind enough to suggest non-smart 40/42/43 FHD with best specifications, technology & performance and your conviction. May please suggest one or two models each from Sony, Samsung, LG

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Sir,

Sony does not sell non-smart TVs these days. And the TVs with best features and technology in premium brands are SMART TVs. So you cannot avoid SMART features if you want to go for a premium brand and best technology. Also Ultra HD TVs have the best technology and picture quality (in case you want to go for one). In Full HD you can check these:

Sony KDL-43W950D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rI5EMi , Flipkart link: http://fkrt.it/nmLv0!NNNN )
Samsung 43M5570 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vluHoH , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5b4YGTuuuN )
LG 43LJ619V (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fTsNbI )

I think that the Sony model above would be the best.

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Hi Abhishek,

I am looking to buy a 49-50 inch smart TV, mainly to watch Movies, Sports and to use it sometimes to play game.
I was also looking for 3D feature which was not available in latest Sony model. I read somewhere that all leading companies have stop to provide 3D feature due to less consumer demand and focusing more on other features.
I need your help to pick the best one.

I went through some of the Sony models and shortlisted these models KD-49X9000E and KD-49X8200E and both have 4k resolution and TRILUMINOS Display.
But KD-49X8200E has refresh ratio is 50 hz and don't have 4k HDR Processor but back light type is edge LED and audio power output is 40 DB
and for KD-49X9000E back light type is direct LED and audio power output is 20 DB but refresh ratios is 100 Hz and has 4K HDR Processor X1 , Also Want to know whether Edge LED is good or direct LED.

I also found last year model(2016)KDL-50W950D was cheaper and having better user experience as per various review and it has 3D feature as well with a sub woofer stand , Triluminos display , refresh ratio of 100 Hz and 40 db audio output but resolution is 1920x1080 (But its not 4K), want to know will it impact overall user experience for the requirement Also i heard from vijay sales and croma that sony has discontinued this model and it is not there in stock, is it true ? Is it ok to go for the model which they are discontinuing from some local dealer or online portal if it is coming at cheaper cost and negligible loss in user experience

Currently i am confused whether i should go for KD-49X9000E and KD-49X8200E or go for KDL-50W950D (cheaper option if (available) if not impacting much of my user experience.

Any recommendation for models from other brands which is fullfilling my need will also help.

Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Pranay,

If you need recommendations from other brands then you will have to specify your budget. Because TVs in India can cost as high has 8-10 lakhs with best of features. And as far as user experience is concerned, a UHD TV at 50 inch with HDR will certainly have better picture quality. But you need to fix your budget and buy best that you can get in that budget.

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Hi Abhishek,
I am looking to buy a new 49-50 inch smart TV. I have gone through some Sony models. This is what i have selected.
X9000E series, X82000E series. I want to know which is a better option. I need this TV to watch Movies, Sports and also for playing games sometime.
I found that most of the current Sony TV are not coming with 3D option as most leading TV brand have drop 3D for their 2017 models. Their W950D (last year model ) has 3D option. Even overall user reviews were good for W950 TV, But i came to know that Sony is discontinuing this model. Is it true ? Most of the shop such as Vijay Sales and Croma dont have W950 series available with them. If i get it in any local stores or online , do you recommend to go for it.

Some of the draw back for sony model i found were for X8200E series Refresh ratios is 50Hz (which may impact not be best for watching sports) and for X9000 E series BACKLIGHT TYPE is direct LED, will this increase power consumption. But for W950 series we have refresh ratio of 100 Hz and also it has 3D feature but its not Ultra HD. But all 3 have TRILUMINOS™ display
Considering this Pro's and Con's can you suggest which is the better option to go for.
Even if you have suggestion for TV from Other brand having similar feature it will help.

Thanks!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Pranay,

3D as a technology has not been very successful because of the inconvenience of wearing glasses, etc. Not a lot of content is being created for 3D TV for the same reason. And that is why most brands have got rid of 3D TVs. You can get 3D only in old stock (as you have found out). But the question is, do you really need it? If you feel you do and you know the source of content for the same, then the model from old stock is your best bet because you will not find any new models with 3D technology. Technologists are trying to work out a new technology that shows 3D without glasses. But that will take some time to get commercialized.

If you ask for my recommendation, then I do not have any say on it. If you know of content source for 3D content and you are really interested in it, then you do not have any option but to go for old stock.

Among the newer models from Sony if you want fast refresh rate, triluminous display and HDR then you will have to look at Sony KD-49X8300D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2scUxJX , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/kcClvTuuuN ) else old model Sony KDL-50W950D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t188Di , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KS1iRTuuuN ) would be your best choice. W950D does not have HDR and is Full HD instead of Ultra HD. At 50 inch, Ultra HD would certainly look better in picture quality.

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Thank Abhishek, for your quick response. Might be due to issues with my browser cookies i was not able to view my comment which i already submitted . So i re posted it. But will continue on this thread.

Thanks For you suggestion on KD-49X8300D, its covering all basic features which i am looking for except audio O/p , that fine.
My Budget is around 1 to 1.2 lakh . I was also exploring KD-49X9000E but it has direct LED back light, will have any issue with viewing experience.
Also can you recommend some models from other brands having similar specification.

Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Pranay,

Both Edge lit and Direct Backlight options have their own pros and cons. Direct Backlight tends to be brighter and more uniform across the TV. But then edge lit can be more soothing. However, Edge lit tends to be brighter at corners and darker at the center. Direct Backlit TVs are thicker and consume more electricity (as there are more LED lamps). Edge lit are thinner and consume less electricity as there are less LED lamps. So they have their own pros and cons. KD-49X9000E is also a good TV but I guess it will turn out to be more expensive and out of your budget. I think KD-49X8300D would be closest to your budget and has good features.

Other good TVs that you can look at are:

Samsung 49MU7000 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2kGB4RA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wR2O8!NNNN )

Panasonic TH-49EX600D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ybfhop , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wterL!NNNN ) ... Fantastic TV available at a very decent price on Flipkart and TataCliq today.

LG 49SJ800T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wNoYrA ) Another fantastic TV available at a very attractive rate on TataCliq ... in fact this has really really nice specs.

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which tv is better sony klv-49w752d , lg 49lj617t,panasonic TH-49es630d

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I want to buy 49inch full hd smart TV in the range of 50k to 70k plz tell me which tv is best

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kranthi,

Sony KLV-49W772E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rcDQMA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/52oxXTuuuN ) would be the best in around 70K. It has triluminous display for vibrant colors, HDR for better contrast, subwoofer for better sound quality.

LG 49LJ617V (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2kyUdVH ) would also be good. It also has better colors, but then it will not be as good in contrast as the Sony model above. WebOS in LG would be better than Sony's stock OS. Also sound will not be as good as the sony model.

Panasonic TH-49ES630D (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/4~9gsTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2kyVz2J ) would be another good TV. It has Hexa Croma Drive for vibrant colors, great sound with subwoofer, decent refresh rate for blur free fast action movies. The OS My Home Screen will also be better than Sony's stock OS.

But then purely in terms of picture quality and sound, the sony model above would be the best.

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THANK YOU ABHISHEK JAIN
wht abt LG 49LJ617T

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

LG 49LJ617T and LG 49LJ617V are similar models. Just that LG 49LJ617V has in built Satellite Set Top Box and I guess it comes with Airtel. So both T and V are same.

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Hello Abhishek,

I wanted to understand between Panasonic Viera Shibnobi TH-43E460D and Viera TH-W43ES48DX Full HD Smart LED TV, which one is better? The smart options in the W43ES48DX is very basic is what I understand, Just want to understand which one will have better picture quality between them.

My budget is ~35k if the above is not a good option suggest something in that range please.

Appreciate your suggestion.

Thanks

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Thank you for your response.
I was referring to TH-43ES480DX Smart TV vs. TH-43E460D.

How about the refresh rate on TH-43E460D, how would watching SD channels on this work...

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

TH-43E460D is still better. TH-43ES480DX would not match to its picture quality. TH-43E460D has refresh rate of 200 Hz BMR (panasonic standard) which would actully convert to 50 Hz on regular standard. TH-43ES480DX has refresh rate of 100 Hz BMR which will also be about 50 Hz on regular standard.

TH-43E460D with Hexa Chroma Drive should be good even while watching SD channels.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rehman,

I could not find TH-W43ES48DX on Panasonic website. Based on whatever in mentioned on Amazon, I think Panasonic TH-43E460D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fgef1G ) is far better. It has hexa chroma drive for better color rendition, its refresh rate is better, it has dot noise reduction and thus in general a better picture quality. It also has subwoofer, so sound would be better. I think this Panasonic model (TH-43E460D) would be the best in your budget.

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Hi abhishek,i looking to buying 49inch or 55 inch UHD smart 4k tv with budget between 50000 and 80000.I am thinking of buying Vu 140cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV (LTDN55XT780XWAU3D_HDR).But iam worried about its warranty and service.Is there any other model that can i buy in my price range or should i buy vu 55 inch tv ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can check Panasonic TH-49DX650D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sGFbx7 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xCqzX!NNNN ) which may come in about same budget. Panasonic is a better brand. Otherwise teh Vu models are good.

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Hi, can u please tell me about Samsung 43MU6100

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Samsung 43MU6100 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hYKSpr ) has Purcolor for Wide Color Gamut, it has HDR and Samsung SMART Hub is also quite good. It's refresh rate is also very good. I think it can be better or equally good as compared to LG 43UJ652T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uoawFu )

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Hi, I am planning to buy a new 43" smart TV. I have seen Sony KD-43X7500E, LG43UJ652T, and Samsung UA43M5570AU, can u please tell which one is best among the 3 models

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rohith,

Samsung 43M5570 is a Full HD TV whereas the other two are UHD TVs. So Samsung is ruled out. The other two Sony KD-43X7500E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uo9ZmH ) and LG 43UJ652T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uoawFu ) are quite comparable. Both have UHD, both have HDR, WebOS and Android both are good, Sony in general has better picture engine, but then LG model has technology for wider color gamut (Color Master Engine) and also the PMI value of LG model is high. So I think LG 43UJ652T would be a better model among the three.

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Hi, I am planning to buy a new 43" Smart TV. I have seen Sony KD-43X7500E. Also, seen Panasonic TH-43ES630D. Can u help me decide which is better? Which smart tv platform is better among Sony, Panasonic & LG? Or would you recommend/suggest any other brand/model? In sony is android tv is better than internet tv? My priorities are good picture quality, sound, and excellent smart functionality & connectivity. awaiting your reply.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhishek,

The two TVs you have selected are very different in types. The Sony model is a Ultra HD with HDR, Android OS, 4K X-Reality Pro processor and regular Refresh rate. The Panasonic model has Hexa Chroma Drive (for better colors), but there is no HDR, OS is My Home Screen by Panasonic and refresh rate is good. Both are 43 inch so UHD will not make a whole lot of difference, but then HDR will certainly make picture quality look good. But you will find far better colors in Panasonic model and refresh rate will make it look blur free for fast moving scenes. I think if you are planning to use it to just watch regular TV, then Sony model will look better (although it would not have very vibrant colors, but picture would be sharp). If you plan to watch fast moving action scenes or sports then Panasonic model will tun out better.

OS wise all are good, but LG WebOS is more use friendly. But then Android will have better and more apps. Sony either uses Linux (opera) OS or Android. Their Android TVs are better than their regular internet TV. What is your budget?

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Hi, Once again thanks for your prompt reply. A u rightly mentioned Sony kd-43x8200e is one of the best TV. I also checked last year model Sony w950D, which is almost comparable to the new model. Would u suggest going for it, since its a bit cheaper?
Also, within the same range as Sony (around 70-80k), which model of LG would u suggest with similar set of features?
Among these 2 brands, which one should be preferred, considering LG has IPS panels considered to be sturdy, with WebOS over Andriod.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

HI Abhishek

Sony KDL-43W950D is not comparable to KD-43X8200E. This is because KD-43X8200E is a UHD TV and 950D is Full HD. Secondly KD-43X8200E has HDR whereas 950D does not have HDR. Then 950D has faster refresh rate but KD-43X8200E has normal refresh rate. So they are very different models.

Also regarding IPS vs VA. I think VA can get you better picture quality. Agreed IPS is sturdy, but the it does not generate good contrast. However, if you want to look at LG model then you can look at LG 43UJ752T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wztPg2 ) would be a better choice.

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Hi Abhishek, based on your suggestions, I have zeroed down on 2 models: Sony KD-43X8200E and LG 43UJ752T. Is there any substantial difference between these 2 models, related to any feature; also with respect to picture quality & sound? Whose maintenance & after sales service would be better? Which one should I go with? Your valuable advice awaited.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhishek,

I think picture quality would be better in LG 43UJ752T but sound would be better in Sony KD-43X8200E. You can always add an external sound system to make sound better and that is why I feel that picture quality should be more important criterion. As for after sales service, I can't say anything as it is a local data point and you will have to get feedback from local users of the brands in your city.

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Hi. Many Thanks for the immediate reply. As u mentioned, Panasonic model has Hexa Chroma Drive, which I guess is Sony equivalent of Triluminous display. So, i am zeroing in on Sony & LG as brand. My budget is around Rs 65k. I want a future proof tv which i can use with latest updates for at least next 5-6 years. I have gone through some models of Sony & LG, which I am mentioning below. Pls help in selecting the best model, basis Color reproduction, HDR, Refresh rate, OS user friendliness & updates, better sound, connectivity options (HDMI/USB ports count), sturdiness. If u feel any comparative better model in Panasonic or Samsung with better MRP, pls mention. Looking forward to your valuable suggestion & advice. Basis the same, i will go for the purchase.
The models which I have seen on websites are as below:
LG 49LJ617T Full HD
LG 43UH750T UHD
LG 43UH617T UHD
LG 43UJ652T UHD
Sony KD-43X7500E 4K
Sony KD-43X8200E 4K

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhishek,

Yes, Hexa Chroma Drive is comparable technology as Triluminous display. Based on your budget, here are some good TVs that I would recommend:

1) Sony KLV-43W772E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r8G6sX , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/epjqz!NNNN ) …. It is a SMART TV with good sound (subwoofer) and has triluminous disply which is a good technology for Wide Color Gamut (larger color pallete or vibrant colors). It also has HDR which will give it fantastic contrast ratio. But the only thing is that it has 50 Hz refresh rate. The OS is not android, so that is one area where it can be behind. It has subwoofer and sound output would be great.

2) Panasonic TH-43ES630D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wGNomh , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/TfXXVTuuuN ) : This TV has hexa chroma drive for wide color gamut. But it does not have HDR. It's refresh rate is better and it also has subwoofer and better sound quality. The OS is My Home Screen from Panasonic which would be comparable or may be slightly better than Sony's Linux.

3) LG 43LJ619V (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fTsNbI ) : This TV has LG's Color Master Engine for Wide color gamut. But this again does not have HDR. LG does not provide refresh rate but their PMI value gives some idea and the PMI of this TV is high. This TV also has subwoofer. LG's WebOS is also one of the most user friendly OS in the market.

Now these are some that I have selected based on what I think will fit in your budget of 65K. The models you have mentioned I think would exceed your budget. Among the models that you have listed, I think Sony KD-43X8200E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wz8Fyu , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/!jkZ!!NNNN ) would be an awesome choice as it is UHD, it has HDR, it has triluminous display, it has Android OS, it has super sound system, the only thing which is normal is refresh rate. Otherwise this TV is probably the most future proof TV that you are looking for.

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Hello Mr Jain.
I am new to this site but I find it very very helpful. Thank you!!

I need some advice. After reading a few articles (including yours), I have ascertain the min feature set (for a 43 or 49 inch TV)
- Refresh rate
- Contrast Ratio
- HDMI / USB port count
- SMART
- Good Sound (I do not plan to buy sound accessories)
- LG / Samsung / Sony

My budget is around 50K (can go a tad higher if there is a great recommendation).
Can you suggest me which models should I target.
Thanks,
Amit

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Amit,

Here are some recommendations:

1) Sony KLV-43W772E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2r8G6sX , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/epjqz!NNNN ) .... It is a SMART TV with good sound (subwoofer) and has triluminous disply which is a good technology for Wide Color Gamut (larger color pallete or vibrant colors). It also has HDR which will give it fantastic contrast ratio. But the only thing is that it has 50 Hz refresh rate. But on the whole a great TV and I think it is the best choice for you.

2) LG 43LJ617T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fMWn2y , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/z5ti3TuuuN ) ... Another TV with great colors and contrast. It has LG's color mastering engine for better colors. But does not have HDR. LG usually does not specify refresh rate, but their PMI value is an indicator of the same, and PMI value is high for this TV. But the sound output is regular 20W RMS. And there is no subwoofer. WebOS in LG is fantastic.

3) Samsung 43M5570 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vluHoH , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5b4YGTuuuN ) .... A model with good color and contrast (although no HDR) .... is a SMART TV with good refresh rate .... but then sound is again normal 20 W RMS

I think the Sony model I have given as No 1 would be the best.

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Thanks a lot Mr Jain.
Your advice will surely help me arriving at an early decision.
I must say that choosing a TV is a task in itself and your comments are very valuable.
Thanks again and I hope you will keep guiding people like me.
Regards,
Amit

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Great! I am glad that you found the information useful.

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Hello Mr.Abhishek Jain,

I am keen to understand features & developments particularly on electronic appliances and share them with my friends for deciding their purchases too. Will you please review and clarify the following?

Most of the TVs do not mention whether all or any of HMDI ports on their TV support ARC. Whether HDMI ports on Sanyo, Micromax, Vu etc. typically support ARC? If no, what is the best alternate to connect audio between TV and home theater.

Similarly if digital audio output (optical) is missing, what is the alternative to connect to a home theater?

Is it possible to connect a 4-port USB hub to the LED TV that has only one USB port and extend the usage for multiple devices at the same time?

Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhijit,

It is more model specific. You will find more details in the user manual of a model you are looking at. And you will have to check in that if it supports ARC or not. I am not aware of other methods t o connect home theater.

Also regarding the 4 port USB. You should try it to check how it works. It will not do any harm for sure.

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Hello,

Please do a comparison analysis in the following models,

Lg 49sj80 and uj75
Sony 49X7002e

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Saurabh,

I already compared 49SJ80 and UJ75 for you in my previous message. Sony KD-49X7002E does not have technology for Wide color gamut. Sony models with WCG have Triluminous Display. This one does not have it. Also refresh rate is basic. So I think 49SJ80 and UJ75 are certainly better.

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Hi Team,

I have question about the new TV brand Ridaex (Indian company brand).
On quora I see so many positive responses, so are they credible and do these TV really so good as the hype is?

How are they as compared to Micromax or VU? Or do you think Samsung, LG, Sony are better to put money on?

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Even i have heard a lot about Ridaex TV. They are making very good name. There are no advertisements, but organically many many people are buying these TV. Why would any one invest so much of money on these tv with quality is what i feel.

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Hi,

Need your advice.
I am planning to buy one 49 inches 4K LED.
I am inclined towards Samsung and LG.
1. Please compare LG uj63, uj 75 and SJ 80.
2. Is it worth spending double the amount on Sj 80 over uj63.
3. Where does Samsung's 6100 and 6470 stands against LG models.
4. Any other comparable model you would suggest.

Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Saurabh,

Two main things (or technologies) are dominating picture technology all over the world today: 1) Wide color gamut ... which is a display's ability to show more vibrant colors and a larger shade pallet. So a TV that can show more shades of blue or red or yellow is better. 2) Better contrast with HDR or high dynamic range. Contrast is a TV's ability to show range of blacks and whites. Or shades of black and white to simplify it. It helps differentiate a character if the background is dark. Imagine watching a batman movie and batman is standing in a dark street. His dress is black but you should be able to differentiate the border of his dress even in dark background. HDR has wider contrast.

Third thing that impacts picture quality is the refresh rate o how quickly the frames change. This helps reducing blur in fast moving action scenes.

Now SJ80 and UJ75 both come with Nano Cell Display technology for Wide Color Gamut. Both of them also have Active HDR and Dolby Vision for better contrast. Although LG has not mentioned the refresh rate, but the PMI (or Picture Mastering index LG uses to denote picture quality) is slipghly less for UJ75, so I assume that it may have slightly slower refresh rate (because the WCG and Contrast technologies are similar). But then UJ63 does not have WCG (Wide Color Gamut) technology. It does have HDR but then does not have Dolby Vision technology. So SJ80 will certainly have the best picture quality. Is it worth spending money on it? Depends on how good a connoisseur of picture quality you are. Many people get satisfied with cheaper UHD TVs of lesser brands as well. If you are someone who like to have the best experience, then SJ80 is certainly worth. And it is actually the best 49 inch UHD TV from LG.

The two models from Samsung that you have listed are better than UJ63 because 6470 has Active Crystal Color (Samsung's technology for WCG) and 6100 has Purcolor (which is Samsung's older technology for WCG). But Samsung's latest technology for WCG is Quantum Dot. Both these TVs have HDR and good refresh rate, but then SJ80 is certainly the best among all you have listed.

All depends on what you want. If you want the best then go for SJ80. If you have a budget constraint, then a good TV can be filtered out.

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Hello Mr.Abhishek,

I request your suggestions to choose one of the following from the performance and pricing/budget (within Rs 30k). I am looking at Non-Smart TV and adding Amazon TV Firestick to it when needed.

Vu 43 inch FHD LED TV, IPS panel, 2 HDMI + 2 USB, Audio 20w, 60Hz, Model 43D6545, Rs. 23k on Flipkart

Sanyo NXT 43 inch FHD LED TV, IPS panel, 3 HDMI + 2 USB, Audio 20w, 60Hz, Model XT-43S7200F, Rs. 25k on Flipkart

Sanyo 43 inch FHD LED TV, IPS panel, 2 HDMI + 2 USB, Audio 20w, 60Hz, Model XT-43S7100F, Rs. 23k on Amazon (2k cheaper than the new model on Flipkart, which has one HDMI extra)

Panasonic 43 inch FHD LED TV, IPS panel, 2 HDMI + 1 USB, Audio 35w, 200Hz BMR, Model TH-43E640D, Rs.31k on both Flipkart & Amazon...looks better deal, but it has only one USB and how does it compare to Sanyo 43 inch, which is cheaper by about Rs.6k to 8k?

Panasonic 40 inch Viera FHD LED TV, IPS panel, 2 HDMI +1 USB, Audio 10w?, 200Hz BMR, Model TH-40E400D, Rs.27k on Amazon. It has only one USB. How does it compare to Sanyo 43 inch which is cheaper by about Rs. 2k to 4k?

I understand from your earlier responses that it is very unlikely that any of the above models support AC3 audio format.

Also, please let me know which is better between Vu 43 inch 43D6545 (IPS and A+grade panel) and Sanyo 43 inch NXT XT43S7200F or XT43S7100F?

Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhijit,

The first query that you made on this platform about TV was on 18th May. It has been more than 4 months! Please do not get so confused and please take a decision!! If I have to pick one model among all the ones that you have listed, go for Panasonic TH-43E460D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fgef1G , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/jWBA4TuuuN ) .... it is the best model in your list. It has Hexa Chroma Drive for wide color gamut. It will have good picture quality. Do not worry too much about AC3 audio format. But please take a decision!

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Hello Mr.Abhishek,

Thanks for your response. Based on your earlier suggestion, Panasonic Smart TV DS500D was already purchased at good deal. It's not available at that price now. When my friend wanted to choose 43 inch Vu D6545 or Sanyo NXT on limited budget, he came across Panasonic TH-43E460D at Rs.31k. Hence sought your suggestion again.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

HI Abhijit,

My apologies. The questions looked similar and models looked similar, so I thought you were not able to decide. Panasonic TH-43E460D is certainly a fantastic TV in that budget.

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Dear, I am planning to buy a non smart full HD LED 40 to 43 Inch tv , I am confused between Samsung and Sony,
My budget is 42000 INR , I need best picture quality and sound . SONY BRAVIA KLV 40R352D, SONY BRAVIA KLV 40R352E ,Samsung 43M5100 FULL HD LED TV ,SAMSUNG 43" 43M5100 FULL HD LED . Also tell me is there any viewing difference between 40 and 43 inch.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Puneet,

I think Samsung 40M5100 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vOiOe3 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/eKOX~!NNNN ) is the best in terms of picture quality and sound. For picture quality it has Wide Color Enhancer for wider color gamut, Clean View technology to reduce digital noise and in general Samsung's picture engine is good. It also has a 20 W RMS audio output. Both the Sony TVs have 10W RMS sound output, so sound will be less. Sony's picture engine is good, and they have digital noise reduction as well, but then these two models do not have any technology for wider color gamut. The M series from Samsung is latest 2017 series. You may not get too many reviews for it (as compared to others), but the technology is quite good in M5100. 43M5100 may go beyond your budget. 43 inch TV will obviously look slightly bigger, but other than size, I do not see any other difference in viewing among the two.

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Hi,
I am inclined to purchase Panasonic LED TV TH-43E460D. can you pls give me feedback abt pros and cons. Tv mainly used for parents to watch routine stuff . No much HD/gaming/sports. Need reliabilty,good picture quality(more of sd stuff in cable) n decent sound.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Preetham,

The pros are:

1) It has hexa chroma drive which will get you wide color gamut. So colors would be vibrant.
2) It is Panasonic which is one of the premium brands with good picture engine.
3) It has IPS superbright panel which will look good from wider angles as well and will be durable.
4) It has subwoofer for good sound.

Cons are:
1) It does not have HDR for wider contrast. Usually contrast impacts picture quality quite a lot.
2) It has basic refresh rate, so fast action scenes may have some blurr (not irritating though).
3) It is not a SMART TV.
4) Hexa Chroma Drive is basic. Panasonic has a better version called Hexa Chroma Drive Pro which is better.

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Thanks a lot for your reply.
Could you suggest any other suitable models available for my listed requirements .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is your budget and what are the sizes that you are looking at?

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i am looking at 40-43" size and budget is within 35k

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and requirement is non smart tv now

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Preetham,

Panasonic LED TV TH-43E460D is not a SMART TV. But it has good specs in your budget. Specially with hexa croma drive, it will have very vibrant colors. And IPS superbright panel gets good contrast.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think your choice of model Panasonic TH-43E460D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fgef1G , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/jWBA4TuuuN ) is the best in your budget.

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Thanks for all your suggestion. Bought the panasonic one and quite satisfied with it .
Just an additional query. The Panasonic instruction manual suggests not to use a voltage stabilizer.
But to avoid voltage fluctuation issues i have connected it using my old vguard stabilizer which i was using for my old 25" CRT tv. what do you suggest? Should i buy a new age stabilizer or would the old stabilizer be fine?
Thanks again

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Preetham,

Usually LED TVs do not need stabilizers as they have SMPS (or inbuilt stabilizer). The only thing that can damage a TV is a surge (sudden sharp increase in voltage which is much beyond normal). And to protect from surges, you need a surge protector and not a stabilizer. Although your voltage stabilizer will not damage the TV for sure.

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Hi Abhishek,
My budget is 40k-50K and I am looking for future proof (atleast 5-6 years) Smart TV. After my research I come down to following features:
1. Full HD (as 4k content is still not available much in India)
2. Subwoofer (as LED tv have low speaker)
3. Android or Roku (as there I can get the most of free content and apps)
4. Size between 40 - 50 inchs (as it will be placed in normal living hall with viewing distance 6-7 fts)

Please advice best model online on Flipkart/Amazon. Also what other factors I should consider?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Mayank,

Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Chromecast can be connected to any TV using the HDMI port. Android is mostly available in High end Sony TVs that are expensive. You can get the best picture quality in Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic. Based on your budget, the best TV (in terms of picture quality and subwoofer) that you can get would be 40 inch. Here are some models you can look at:

LG 43LJ548T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xibBk5 ) ... I think this is the best model for you as it has subwoofer, for wide color gamut it has LG's color master engine. It's WebOS is also quite good and had good content (although you can always connect a Roku to it). It is a 2017 model with good specs in general.

Sony KLV-40W562D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2e3x2Lt , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5H30gTuuuN ) ... Sony in general has good picture quality. This TV also has subwoofer. But the OS is not Android. The refresh rate in this TV is basic. But good enough to see standard TV.

Panasonic TH-40ES500D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2virg3D ) .... This TV has great picture quality ... it has Panasonic's Hexa Croma Drive for wide color gamut .... It's refresh rate is also good. But this TV does not have subwoofer. Even the OS is My Home screen ( a modified firefox).

You will have to connect a Roku externally.

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Thanks Abhishek for the suggestion, really glad to see how quickly I got the response :)
However now I have got one doubt as Android TV in Sony is very costly and WebOs doesn't have much to do. So, I am in dilemma in making a choice from below:

1. Buying LG/Samsung (Full HD and other best specs tv below 40k) + addition android box/roku stick
or
2. Increase my budget little more and buy this set - Sony Bravia-KDL-43W800D with android (it is of 54K on amazon)

What option is best for future? Also I wanted to cut cords i.e. instead of DTH I am planning to get netflix subscription or other online less expensive streaming content.

Is the android TV in sony is mature enough and will it get updated with time?
I have read its little clunky right now, while with streaming box/stick I would get the flexibility to change it over the years.

So should I spend on sony lower end android tv or spend on other brand for TV specs, if so what is the latest and best under 40k rest amount. I will use remaining amount for android box and subscription :P
I can not stretch my overall budget more than 55k in any case.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Mayank,

In my opinion, LG WebOS and Samsung Smart Hub are not bad. In fact I think they are better than Android currently. But it is your choice. In fact even Amazon's Fire Stick is awesome. If you are thinking of Chromecast then please be aware that it works only with a smart phone. You will have to go for a Smart TV box along with it. Netflix subscription is available on most smart platforms.

Also usually TVs with better specifications (in terms of picture and sound quality) usually come with SMART features. So you will not get good choice if you go for non SMART TV. Sony KDL-43W800D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2eBvESF , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/eW!!d!NNNN ) has better picture quality. But it does not have subwoofer.

Among the two choices you have mentioned above, I think Sony KDL-43W800D would be a better choice for sure.

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Hi ,
I want to go for 43 inch 4k + smart tv. My budget is 60-70k.
1) whether it would be better to go for 43/49 fullhd and non-smart (with chromecast) given my budget. Viewing distance 7.5 feet.
2) u have mentioned elsewhere in the thread that there would not much difference between uhd and full hd in 43 inches size
3) between samsung 43ku6470 and 43mu6100 which one will u will suggest ? Or any eqvivalent in other brands

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Srinivas,

I did reply to your message yesterday. Copying it again:

Hi Srinivas,

UHD in 43 inch is slightly (minutely) better, but certainly not a deal breaker. Also in a budget of 70 K you can easily get a 49 inch Full HD SMART TV. By the way most premium brands olny have SMART TVs beyond a certain range. In fact Sony does not sell any Non SMART TV. And the TVs with better specs are usually SMART TVs. So I do not think you will need a chromecast.

If you want a 49 inch TV then you will have to look at Full HD and you can look at these:

LG 49LJ617T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xeki1v , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0g9h7!NNNN )
Samsung 49M5570 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hg7zVJ )
Panasonic 49ES630D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xPSxwG , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0PKtK!NNNN )

In 43 inch you can get UHD and you can go for Samsung 43KU6470 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xhohrM ) as it has better color technology (Active Crystal Color) and HDR as well. You can even look at Panasonic TH-43EX600D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xg0qsn ).... but the Samsung model would be better.

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Hi ,
I want to go for 43 inch 4k + smart tv. My budget is 60-70k.
1) whether it would be better to go for 43/49 fullhd and non-smart (with chromecast) given my budget. Viewing distance 7.5 feet.
2) u have mentioned elsewhere in the thread that there would not much difference between uhd and full hd in 43 inches size
3) between samsung 43ku6470 and 43mu6100 which one will u will suggest ?

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Hi Srinivas,

UHD in 43 inch is slightly (minutely) better, but certainly not a deal breaker. Also in a budget of 70 K you can easily get a 49 inch Full HD SMART TV. By the way most premium brands olny have SMART TVs beyond a certain range. In fact Sony does not sell any Non SMART TV. And the TVs with better specs are usually SMART TVs. So I do not think you will need a chromecast.

If you want a 49 inch TV then you will have to look at Full HD and you can look at these:

LG 49LJ617T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xeki1v , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0g9h7!NNNN )
Samsung 49M5570 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hg7zVJ )
Panasonic 49ES630D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xPSxwG , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/0PKtK!NNNN )

In 43 inch you can get UHD and you can go for Samsung 43KU6470 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xhohrM ) as it has better color technology (Active Crystal Color) and HDR as well. You can even look at Panasonic TH-43EX600D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xg0qsn ).... but the Samsung model would be better.

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Hii Abhishek, I bought Samsung 32" M4100 yesterday. But Now I came to know the IPS panel technology. So i am worried about my Tv as it has a VA panel. I saw there both Sony & Samsung were not providing IPS in this budget. I wanted a feature loaded TV with Excellent quality which can survive in all conditions as well as best customer support needed. So I should concerned about it or not?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sagar,

IPS panel can give you wider viewing angle. It is especially good if you have a large room. But if you have a small room, then VA panel from Sony or Samsung can generate better contrast and thus a better picture quality. IPS is tough and durable, but if you want better picture quality with better contrast then Sony and Samsung offer better quality.

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Hello Abhishek,

Please help to select me a TV for my home. As per your advised, I decided to go for 4K TV. I been to market and compared many brands. I selected following model and if you could help me to decide my decision, would be a great help in this festival.

1. Sony 49X8200E (Re. 1.1L) - Very good pic quality, angel view is very good.
2. Sony 49X9000E (Re. 1.37L) - Over my budget but Excellent pic quality, Angel view not good.
3. Panasonic 49EX600D (Re. 1.17L) - Very good pic quality, Angel view is good, Free item- "Panasonic Urban Audio Wireless Speaker 1700 (W) RMS" Worth of Re. 37K (https://www.panasonic.com/caribbean/consumer/audio-video/urban-audio/sc-ua7.html)
4. LG 49UJ752 (Re. 1.1L)
5. LG 49UJ652 (Re. 84K)
6. LG OLED55C7T (Re. 2.15L): Over my budget but excellent piece.
7. Samsung 49MU7000 (Re. 1.3L) : Excellent pic quality but Angel view not good. Over my budget.

My Req. is Gaming (PS4 Pro), TV shows, Sports, Movie & Youtube and good picture.

Please suggest me anyone even if that is not listed in this list. I need to finalize in this Navratri only.

Thanks !!!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sanjiv,

A lot depends on your budget. One of the model you have listed is an OLED. There is no other TV in your list that can beat an OLED in terms of picture quality. However, you have PS4 as well and LG has not mentioned refresh rate on the specs, but I seriously doubt that such high end TV will have low refresh rate.

Among other models, Sony 49X9000E has clearly mentioned 100 Hz native refresh rate which will be great for your gaming. With Triluminous display and HDR, this will be a great TV. Samsung 49MU700 also has good specs, but as you mentioned, they are over your budget.

Among others, I think Panasonic TH-49EX600D and LG 49UJ752T are great value for money. With good color technology and HDR, these TVs will be quite good. Although the numbers they quote for the refresh rate are quite unclear (as usual). Panasonic has 4K 1500 Hz BMR and LG has PMI 2200 for these two models. Compared to other models from LG and Panasonic, these numbers are good, so I assume that these refresh rate equals to 100 Hz. I think one of these two would be a great choice in your budget. I would prefer an LG for the better SMART TV experience, but then I think you have compared the real picture quality in store. With the attractive gift that you are getting with the Panasonic, that looks like a deal maker.

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hi abishek

i have some doubts with the es630 panasonic tv 43" 2017 model that is read on a site like it is a sub part os
what is that subpart called here and also the main thing in the smart is it has to run without bufferring and also
have doubts with the default apps in it whether youtube comes default in it.
es630 and es630d both are same or different model?

can we get any pointer remote control which does not come with this tv package ?

and what about the speed of the web browser since kids watch their favourite cartoons rhymes and other childrens contents often in hd mode through youtube and browser

does this os play all hd contents fast fast in the sense how it loads quickly or not ?

possible to connect wireless mouse and keyboard to the tv?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Raja,

There is just ES630D, there is no separate ES630. And it is an upgrade to old DS630D. The OS in both DS630S and ES630D is the same My Home Screen (which is an update on Firefox OS). Although Panasonic has come out with My Home Screen 2.0 which is a better version, My Home Screen is not bad. You can read user reviews on DS630D on Flipkart: http://fkrt.it/kGYw4TuuuN and Amazon: http://amzn.to/2s7MAsd .... some reviews do mention about their experience with the SMART feature as well. And DS630D is single core processor, while ES630D is dual core (although Quad Core would be fastest ... they are available in Samsung).

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Hello Abishek,
Can you suggest some TV's with local dimming feature?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Local dimming is for better contrast. And if you want a TV with best contrast then go for a model with HDR (High Dynamic Range). It will have the best contrast. What is your budget and what sized TV are you looking at?

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In one of your replies in this thread, you have mentioned HDR with Triluminous display (local dimming) is best in picture quality. That is the reason I asked this question.

Screen size preferred is 49. Considering the TV future ready ( 5-10 years) picture quality wise kindly give your opinion on which is good for value?

i) 40-43 inch Full HD with Local dimming feature, Smart TV (micro-dimming, triluminous display)
ii) 49 inch and above with HDR & 4K resolution*.

My budget will be around 80K.

*-Some TV's (sony , panasonic) are offering HDR and local dimming. For better contrast/picture quality both are required are HDR alone is sufficient?

Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Triluminous display is a color technology which increases shades of color a TV can display. It is not related to contrast. Local Dimming is for contrast and which is where HDR comes in. And HDR is there in many brands (Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and even Vu).

HDR is high dynamic contrast range. It can be achived by local dimming or other technology. HDR just means a wider range of contrast (blacks and whites). Local dimming dims the led lights behind the part of screen that is displaying black. This makes blacks look darker. So this is a technology. HDR means wide range of black and white (more than most normal TV have). You can say HDR is setting while local dimming is technology.

Similarly Triluminous Display is setting which gives wider color pallet. Panasonic has Hexa Crome Drive that gives wider color pallet. Samsung uses Quantum Dot and LG's OLED gives wider color pallet.

Here are some TVs that you can look at:

Sony KLV-49W772E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rcDQMA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/52oxXTuuuN ) ... This has a subwoofer as well ... but refresh rate is normal 50 Hz

Panasonic TH-43EX600D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2vOiz2D ) .... 43 inch UHD TV with Hexa Croma Drive for Wide Color Pallet and HDR ... even the refresh rate is high ... so perfect picture quality. But 43 inch.

LG 43UJ632T or 43UJ652T .... again a 43 inch UHD TV with HDR and high PMI which is LG's way of representing better color and clarity.

I think the sony model that I have mentioned would be the best. But then it is Full HD. You can get 43 inch 4K TV in your budget.

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Thank you so much abhishek for explaining.

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hi abishek
can u just tell me whether panasonic use the firefox os in their 43"es630d model and also is there any difference with the 2016 and 2017 model and what are the drawbacks in firefox os iam asking like is it slow when compared to others or while loading anything it buffers for a long time when compared to others

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Raja,

Panasonic currently uses it own Panasonic My Home Screen which is an update on top of Firefox OS. Mozilla stopped working on Firefox OS for TVs in 2015. Since then, Panasonic has taken over and evolved that OS to My Home Screen. And it is not slow. People fine LG's Web OS more intutive, but then My Home Screen is not slow. It is a good OS.

And ES630 is a 2017 model. Earlier DS630 was 2016. In 2017 they have improved their color rendering software and it is now called Hexa Croma Drive Pro (as compared to just Hexa Croma Drive). Refresh rate has also improved in the 2017 model.

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thanks for your ans well satisfied but still have some doubts regarding its smart usage

is it user friendly -fast- loads quick- with out bufferring

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Hi Can you tell me the best 43 inch tv which has HDR. Looking at SONY 43X8300D, VU 43S6575 , LG 43UH750T, SAMSUNG 43KU6000. Prefer VU due to low costs.How is VU as a brand.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If you are looking at a TV with HDR, I guess you are looking for great picture quality. In general the picture engine of Vu is not as good as that of Sony, Samsung or LG. It is otherwise a great brand if you are just looking for budget TV. But then in terms of technology, Sony, Samsung and LG are certainly better.

Among the models you have selected from LG, Samsung and Sony. Here is the comparison:

LG 43UH750T is an old model. It does not have technology to provide vibrant colors (larger color pallete). LG has also not mentioned the refresh rate of the model.

Sasmung 43KU600 is 2016 model. Their M series is the latest series. This has Purcolor technology from Samsung for better color pallete. This again is an old technology from Samsung. The refresh rate is 100 Hz, so that will be good to view fast moving action scenes and video games.

Sony KD-43X8300D is the best model in your list. It has HDR for good contrast. It has triluminous display (sony technology for color representation) which is fantastic and will give you very rich picture. And the refresh rate is also 100 Hz, so it will show blur free picture.

Sound output is 20W RMS for all of them so there is not much difference on that aspect. OS wise LG WebOS and Samsung Smart Hub are better, but then Sony also has Android which is quite good. So I think Sony KD-43X8300D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ryniiq , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xfBQk!NNNN ) would be the best among all.

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Thanks a lot Abhishek for your detailed feedback. Can you please suggest the best 43 inch tv in the market right now.It needs to have the best picture quaility with the latest features and must be durable. Doesnt need to be a 4k/HDR Tv/smart tv. Thanks again

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rajkumar,

It is difficult to comment on durability of any TV. Usually brands give only 1 year warranty. However, for the best picture quality you can check these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
SonyKD-43X8300Dhttp://amzn.to/2ryniiqhttp://fkrt.it/xfBQk!NNNN
Samsung43MU610  
LG43UJ752T 
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hello Abhi,

can u suggest which one to go for i have both the models for the same price range;
LG 43LJ617T
Panasonic 43ES630D

thanks,
Ganesh

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi,

I would say LG 43LJ617T would be a better TV because it has better OS and in general I think LG has better picture technology as compared to Panasonic.

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Hi Mr.Abhishek,

First of all thanks for guding so many persons like me

I want to buy a new TV,My budget is 40 to 50 K.It should very new model and should be of big screen 50+.Pls suggest

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Srinivas,

I think Vu LEDN50K310X3D-Ver2017 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KOToTTuuuN ) would be the best model in your budget. It is a UHD model with Pixelight HDR. This should have a very good picture quality. The refresh rate is also high in this model.

Other model that you can check is Panasonic TH-50C300DX (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xnWFg!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2s7pP82 ) .... this is a model from a premium brand, so does not have high end features, but then in TVs picture engine which is a software is also important and premium brands have better softwares.

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Hi, I am looking forward to upgrade from highly satisfied 2008 32" LG Scarlet 32LG60UR to 49" and above. Upon checking lgindia website & applying a filter at 49" , I am unable to zero one. Can you please suggest one.
My requirement is simple television set which offers better & competitive picture quality against my existing television than smart-tv or web-tech. Shall I move away from LG & try another brand, however I would not like to compromise on IPS panel & picture quality. Appreciate your response. Regards.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Mahesh,

IN 49 inch, you can get UHD TV as well as Full HD TV. Most TVs with better technology for picture quality usually have SMART features as well. In fact brands like Sony have stopped making non-smart TVs and all their TVs have smart features. And the better models (with great picture quality) are usually smart. From your description, my initial guess is that you are looking for a Full HD TV. Let me know if you are looking for a UHD one. In Full HD TVs you can look at these:

If you are looking for exceptional picture quality with good colors, contrast and clarity, then you can look at these:

LG 49LJ554T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uokgU0 )

If you are looking slightly more basic version then you can look at

LG 49LJ523T (This is not a SMART TV) but with good picture quality.

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Hi, Thanks for the help. Yesterday when browsing at EZone in Mumbai, I found one model from Sony quite impressive KLV-49W772E with a value of around Rs 8k (additional 10% discount will be granted at the time of booking). However, I am bemuse to change brand from LG to Sony!! Do you have any knowledge, is there any other model from LG, which can compete with KLV-49W772E ? Regards.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Mahesh,

Sony KLV-49W772E has Triluminous Display which is a Wide Color Gamut technology that gives it a larger color pallet thus making the picture more vibrant. It also has HDR which gives it wider contrast (so it has brighter whites and darker blacks). With HDR borders of every object will be very clear. So it is certainly a great TV. A model from LG which will be equally good (if not better) would be LG 49UH650T (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rPuyZ1 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/k6~aWTuuuN ) .... now this is a UHD TV so resolution would be better than Sony model (which is a Full HD). This LG model also has HDR Pro and Billion Rich Colors (technology from LG for Wide color gamut). This would turn out better than the Sony model and would cost just about the same.

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Abhishek Ji,

Can you pls check and update whether lg 55uj 632 is worth buying for a cost of 90k.

Pls also tell about Samsung m 5570 series

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Srinivas,

I think LG 55UJ632T would be a better choice because:

1) It is a 4K TV and Samsung 55M5570 is a Full HD TV. And at 55 inch, you will certainly find a great difference between the two.

2) LG TV also has good upscaler, so your HD channels will upscale to 4K.

3) The PMI index which LG uses for measuring its own LED TVs is quite high. So the picture quality of this TV will certainly be much better.

I think it is certainly worth buying at 90K.

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Can Hotstar work in lg 55uj632T

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Srinivas,

I am not sure if webOS has hotstar. Looking at forums online it seems it does not have it. But you can always cast hotstart from your phone on the TV.

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Hi
Can u suggest me best 32 inch smart tv

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Naresh,

You should check Sony KLV-32W672E (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t1lBet , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/nmiAx!NNNN ) .... it is a great TV .... 32 inch and SMART as well.

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Hello Abhishek Ji,
can you please adivice the best uhd tv among these 3 models
1) Panasonic TH-55EX600D
2) Sony 55X8200E and
3) Samsung 55MU7000
My budget is around 1.5k.

Thanks in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sathish,

Without going into too much of technical details, I have listed a few parameters for these three TVs:

Panasonic TH-55EX600DSony 55X8200ESamsung 55MU700
Color TechnologyGoodGoodGood
HDR (Contrast)YesYesYes
Picture EngineGoodGreatGreat
Refresh RateBestOkBest
Sound OutputOkGreatGreat
OSGoodGoodGreat

I think Samsung 55MU700 is the best among the three.

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Thank you very much Abhishek ji.

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i have been following this site for the past 1 year and i have made right choices in buying goods. and now i want to buy a smart tv of 43 inches and i wish to know your perspective between my 2 choices Panasonic TH-43ES630D and SONY KDL-43800D and suggest one which is better dominant. also suggest if there are any from your perspective as my 2 choices fall in below 55000/- price which i enquired from local dealers kindly suggest below 55000/- models. give a note on processor and internal memory and apps of smart tv i mentioned. thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Michael,

I think that among the two models that you have listed, Panasonic TH-43ES630D would be a better choice. Here is the comparison on picture quality:

1) In terms of Color: Panasonic model has Hexa Chroma Drive which will give it better color than the Sony model. Sony model is a base plain model.

2) In terms of contrast: Panasonic model has IPS super bright panel which will give it a better contrast. Again sony model is a base plain model.

3) Refresh rate: Both the TVs have good refresh rate, so both will give good enough blur free action movie picture quality.

4) Sound: Panasonic model has powerful subwoofer. The sound output of Panasonic model is 35 W RMS whereas that of sony model is 20 W RMS.

5) OS: This is one place where I would rate the sony model higher because Andriod is a better OS than Panasonic's Firefox OS.

6) Picture engine: Although I would rate sony bit higher in terms of picture engine, but then on the whole the panasonic tv you have selected has much better features for picture quality.

I think Panasonic TH-43ES630D would be the best for you.

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Thanks for your suggestion but I want to press you further on the decision as your site mentioned that Firefox os will be parted from Panasonic tv version. Is Sony brand Bravia engine better than ips Panasonic in terms of visual eye appearance if you visited both TVs in person in any Mall in comparing picture quality keeping apart prescribed specifications.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Michael,

Firstly, it is not physically possible to go and see all the products in a mall and then compare two products. We usually see products with similar specifications (having different technologies) of various brands in the mall and based on that we make an opinion that a specific technology is good or better. Based on our observations, usually Sony has better picture engine as the tvs from sony with similar specs from others have better picture quality. Again this is our perception and people may differ as lot of it is just visual perception. TVs with better color technologies like Triluminous display and hexa croma drive have better color representation. So all our recommendations are based on that. For comparing the exact two models, I think you will have to go to a mall yourself to compare them visually as we can just compare based on the technology available and specs.

So yes Sony X Reality Pro is a better picture engine (bravia is a brand name and not the name of technology). Similarly Panasonic IPS is a panel technology and not picture engine technology. Panasonic's Picture engine is called "Fine Remaster Engine" and sony's x reality pro is certainly better visually (our opinion).

Panasonic currently uses Firefox or Opera. They do plan to move away from Firefox, but we do not know what will replace that. But currently they use either firefox or opera.

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Hi,

I am looking to buy at TV which has good picture quality and sound quality, great clarity, great customer care as well, and most of all, i am looking to buy the best TV brand at a price range between 6000 to 8500 Indian Rupees, i live in mumbai suburbs, and Croma store is newly opened in my area..i m looking to buy during ganesh festival...please suggest me the best TV Brands within a price range from 6000 - 8500 indian rupees..

Thanks in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rohini,

I am not able to find a good TV in your budget. I checked Croma website and they have models from their own brand Croma in that budget, but otherwise it would be difficult to get a good one in Rs 8.5K.

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Hi, Hope all going good for you. Sorry if my previous questions posted on 11th and 12th of Aug'17 are received but in queue for your answers. I am posting it below again (on the premise that those were not received by you) for your review and suggestions please.

Please suggest one or two models from the below:

Vu 39" FHD LED TV H40D321 (Rs 22k), A+ grade & IPS panel
Vu 39" FHD LED TV SMART LED40K16 (Rs 27k), Rs 5k extra for Smart
Vu 43" FHD LED TV LED40K16 (Rs 26k), A+ grade & IPS panel
Vu 43" FHD LED TV SMART (Rs 34k), Rs 8k extra for Smart),

Sanyo Nxt 43" FHD LED TV XT-43S7200F (Rs 26.5k), 1+1 year warranty (few are saying it won't play AC3 format?)

Panasonic 40" FHD LED TV SMART TH-40DS500D
Panasonic 43" FHD LED TV TH-43D350DX

Is a smart TV with inbuilt OS and processor any better (spending Rs 5 to 8k extra) than buying a non-smart and making it work as smart TV with Amazon Fire TV stick or other similar device (that costs about Rs 4 to 5k), from functionality point of view?

I plan on buying 43" or 40" (non-smart or smart) unless 39" is found better for some technical/functional reasons.

Thank you and look forward to suggestions.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhijit,

I could not find any question in your name on 11th/12th Aug. I guess you may have had some error while submitting it. Well coming to your question, I personally believe that Amazon Fire Stick has an amazing experience as the UI is quite intuitive and the voice interface is also amazing. So there is no harm in purchasing non SMART TV. But here is the thing, especially in premium brands, the TVs that have better specs are usually SMART TVs. Sony for that matter has stopped making Non SMART TVs. But with non premium brands, you can get TVs with good specs without SMART features as well.

Now among the models you have selected, Panasonic is one of the premium brands and their picture engine is quite good. So if you go for Panasonic TH-43D350DX (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rZAH6I , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/kksMLTuuuN ), then I think it will be a great choice (along with Amazon Fire Stick).

Sanyo is a brand promoted by Panasonic and it is their budget version. The feedback on Sanyo is also really good. But as you said, it may not support all the formats. Their SMART TVs do mention support for AC3, so a Sanyo SMART TV would be good if you are looking for AC3 support.

Finally, Vu is a good Indian brand. Quite popular for the value for money that they offer. But if I have to compare Vu and Panasonic, I would say Panasonic would be better as they have better picture engine. Although from technical specs perspective you will not find much difference in all the models you have listed (they all have basic technical specs), but just from a software (picture engine) perspective I would rate Panasonic higher that other brands and the model I mentioned above along with Amazon firestick would be the best option.

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I am planning to buy a Smart TV and my budget is within 45K. Could you please suggest which of the below TV is the best.

Panasonic 108 cm (43 inches) TH- 43ES630D Full HD LED Smart TV,
LG 108 cm (43 inches) 43LJ554T Full HD LED Smart TV

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kiran,

Both the models that you have mentioned have good technology for color representation, contrast and picture clarity. LG has not mentioned refresh rate of its TV but that of Panasonic model is really fast. So if you are into watching fast action sports and movies, then I would give benefit of doubt to the Panasonic model. But in terms of SMART features, LG is far ahead and its WebOS is quite good and intuitive. In case you watch regular TV and want a good Smart TV then LG 43LJ554T would be better.

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Hi Abhishek,I have just bought a 5.1 home theatre worth 1.5 lakh,i want to change my old samsung 29 inch tv and buy a new led smart tv.i spend watching two third of my view time tv and one third movies.viewing distance 15ft..my budget is around 1 lakh.i am confused about to go for a 4ktv or a full hd led.is 4k worth considering we do not have uhd channels and to go for a branded 55 inch or a VU 65 inch .kindly give your valuable opinion and a suitable model

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kiran,

A good TV is a combination of a good hardware and good software. Hardware is the panel of good quality, better resolution (FHD, 4K) and the backlighting (LED, OLED, etc). And then is the software which processes the images in a video for contrast, color, refresh rate (frames per sec), noise, etc. It is easier to get similar hardware across various brands, so you can get a UHD, FHD, IPS Panel, A+ grade panel, or whatever that is there in almost every brand. The true difference comes in the software that determines the picture quality of a TV. The premium brands like Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic have better picture engines (or software) that preprocesses the incoming data and gets out a better picture quality. Of course hardware also matters because a screen that is UHD can show more information as it has more pixels, while a screen that is FHD can show less information as it has less pixels. So the clarity is better in UHD, but then that is just the hardware and it has to be matched with appropriate software to look stunning.

A Vu UHD would be cheap, bigger in size and decently good. But it cannot match the picture quality of a Sony UHD with technologies like HDR and Triluminous Display and their proprietary 4K X-Reality Pro picture engine. If you are not too picky about picture quality and you just want a big screen, then Vu 65 inch UHD will also be good. But if you want truly amazing picture quality then you will have to go for premium brands. But in that you may not get that big a size in TV (as their TVs are expensive) and for better picture quality you may have to settle with a smaller TV or just a Full HD TV (even a FHD Tv with good technology may look better as compared to bigger UHD TV from other brands).

For e.g if you look at 43 inch Sony KD-43X8300D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ryniiq , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/xfBQk!NNNN ) .... it will have stunning picture quality. But it is just 43 inch. It has 4K, HDR, Triluminous display, fast refresh rate.

Even their 50 inch Full HD Sony KDL-50W950D (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2t188Di , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KS1iRTuuuN ) will look good as it has triluminous display and fast refresh rate.

In Samsung 49 inch Samsung 49M6300 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2uojsPd , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/5vmy9TuuuN ) will look good.

But then these are small TVs and not really big enough for a home theater. If you want to go for 55-65 inch then you will have to go for Vu. In general Vu is a good brand and very much a value for money brand.

As for 4K vs Full HD: premium brands do upscale FHD to UHD, so a sony or samsung TV will convert a Full HD input to UHD output (that is the role of the picture engine or the software). The upscaling will not be as great in other TVs, but will not be bad as well. And currently there are 4-5 UHD Channels in India (mostly sports) but hopefully they will increase in near future.

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Hi Abhishek Jain,

I was very much planning to buy Sony but in the show room the sales person showed me Panasonic ES630D and found it as a descent competitor to Sony in terms of picture. What's your expert opinion about this Panasonic model.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Nagadatt,

Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic are the premium TV brands in India. They compete in terms of technology. The kind of technology that is available in these brands is not there is most other brands. For e.g. ES630D has hexa chroma drive which can provide far better range of colors and shades that will not be there in many brands. It also has IPS super bright panel for good contrast. Although IPS Super bright may not be comparable to HDR but then it is not bad. The Sony models that I gave you did not have a technology for wider color shades (Sony has that in higher end models).

Among premium brands, Panasonic offers the most affordable TVs. The best of technologies in Panasonic may not be as good as best of technologies from Sony and Samsung, but still Panasonic is far better than most brands out there in the market. I think Panasonic ES630D would be better than the sony models I suggested you. Comparable models from Sony will be expensive, so I think ES630D would be a great choice.

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