Televisions still hold a very crucial spot in the tech industry even after sheer dominance by smartphones. While there have been few new entrants in the TV industry, the pioneers such as Sony, Samsung or LG, for instance, still rules the high-end segment. When we move up the budget with the majority of focus on features a TV has to offer, these players tend to come in the picture automatically. While we had our thoughts for the under Rs 20,000 segment last week, here are top 5 TVs you can buy right now in India.
Samsung UAKS9000 series: Rs 2,35,305 – Rs 3,79,900
Ever since Samsung announced its KS9000 series in India last year, it has hardly faced any tough competition. Although LG’s EG960T and EG930T OLED Curved TV’s came close but are extremely difficult to find in the market so Samsung’s KS9000 series still stands tall in the premium TV category. Inside the box, we get the TV unit (of course), a remote controller with batteries, user manual, power cable, slim gender cable, Samsung smart control. The KS9000 TV series come in 55-inches and 65-inches display sizes which are beautifully curved and bezel-less and come with Ultra HD (4K) resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). These displays come with Samsung’s Quantum Dot Display technology, HDR (High Dynamic Range) 1000, Micro Dimming, Auto Depth Enhancer, Auto Motion Plus etc. Being a Smart TV you get the ability to access apps, games, built-in browser and a tonne of other features such as Mobile to TV mirroring, Sound Mirroring, Analog Clean View, Advanced Sports Mode, Voice Recognition etc. It comes with a Quad-Core processor inside and also comes with built-in Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, 1 Digital Audio Out port, 1 Component In (Y/Pb/Pr) port, 1 RF In (cable input) along with an HDMI Quick Switch. For audio, we get two speakers (one down-firing and one front-firing) along with a woofer which can throw out an audio output of 60 RMS with Dolby Digital Plus technology and DTS Codec. Samsung provides 1-year manufacturer warranty which does not cover accessories and transit damages. Currently, Samsung’s Curved KS9000 series is available for Rs 2,35,305 for 55-inch size and Rs 3,79,900 for 65-inch size.
LG OLED 55E6T – Rs 2,74,000
If we talk about premium TVs, LG is yet another reliable manufacturer in India. LG surprised everyone with its OLED Curved series last year but they are currently out of stock so the next in line is LG’s 55E6T. The OLED TV is currently available on both Amazon India and LG’s own store with the best buy price of Rs 2,74,000. The 55E6T comes with a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The TV offers 8 aspect ratio modes including 16:9, 4:3, 14:9, Cinema Zoom etc. Unlike Samsung UAKS9000 series, LG E6T series is a 3D Smart TV so you can enjoy all the 3D content along with a bunch of Smart TV features. The TV is powered by webOS 3.0 and comes with built-in Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi Direct), Magic Remote, Voice Recognition, SmartHome, its own App Store, Full Web Browser, Music Player, Game World, Multi-View etc. In the Video department, the TV offers True 4K Engine, 3D Colour Mapping, Resolution Upscaler, Dynamic Clear White technology and 4K 60p HEVC Codec. For the audio, we get two 2.2 Channel speaker system which can offer an audio output of 40W RMS. On top of this, the entire sound mechanism is designed by Harman/Kardon and offers features like OLED Surround Sound, Cinema mode, Clear Voice, Cricket etc. Moving on to connectivity, we get 3 USB ports (1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0), 4 HMDI ports, 1 RF In port, 1 LAN port and Bluetooth headset connection capability. Another distinct feature of this TV is that it offers support for up to 25 languages, 11 of them being of Indian origin. Apart from this, we get a bunch of sensors such as Motion Eco Sensor, Intelligent Sensor and Smart Energy Saving functionality. LG also offers 1 year of manufacture warranty valid from the date of purchase.
SONY BRAVIA X9300D – Rs 2,64,900 – 3,64,900
Sony’s BRAVIA lineup has been one of the most trusted names in Indian Television industry and not including a model from it would be unfair. While the BRAVIA lineup is known for its consistency all across the different price range, the X9300D is right now the best you get from Sony but of course with a premium price. Sony BRAVIA X9300D series range from Rs 2,64,900 – Rs 3,64,900. Inside the box, Sony gives a Power Adaptor, Power Cord. Analogue Extension Cable Batteries (R03), IR Blaster, Operating Instructions Quick Setup Guide Table-top Stand (Separate, assembly required), Voice Remote Control (RMF-TX200P) and a Wall-mount Bracket. Concentrating on the 55-inch variant, the X9300D comes with a gorgeous design which wraps an even better Ultra HD (4K) LED Triluminos display boasting a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels that is powered by Sony’s own 4K Processor X1 and comes with 4K X-Reality PRO clarity enhancement. Other video modes include Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema Pro, Cinema Home, Sports, Animation, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Custom, Game, Graphics, HDR Video etc. The TV offers a refresh rate of 800 Hz with Edge LED (Slim Backlight Drive) technology. For the audio, Sony X9300D series come with 2 speakers powered by Dolby’s Digital Plus and Pulse technology. In terms of connectivity, we get 3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 Audio output, 1 digital audio output, 1 composite video input, 1 RF In input etc. Being a Smart TV, the X9300D series runs on Android TV OS and comes with a bunch of smart features such as content bar, voice search, EPG, built-in opera internet browser, Google PlayStore, Power Saving Mode, Motion Sensor, Google Cast (Chromecast), and other Screen sharing features etc. Lastly, Sony provides a 1-year manufacture warranty for this TV valid from the date of purchase.
Panasonic 65DX700D – Rs 229,990
While Sony, Samsung and LG are in a different league altogether, Panasonic is likely to be the fourth member of TV giants list. Successfully made it our top five list as well, Panasonic’s 65DX700D is what we are talking about here. Inside the box, we get a TV unit, Remote Control, Power Cable, User Manual, Warranty information and Wall Mount. The 65DX700D comes with 65-inch Ultra HD (4K) near a bezel-less display with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. Further, this display is capable of delivering a whopping 2000 Hz of refresh rate and comes with Super Bright Plus and 4K HDR technology. For the audio, there are 2 speakers which can offer an audio output of 20 RMS. The DX700D is also a Smart TV and comes pre-loaded with Firefox OS which Mozilla recently discontinued following a not so impressive user base. Other than this, usual features such as built-in Wi-Fi, access to apps, browser, voice assistant and others are present here as well. In terms of connectivity, we get 4 HDMI ports (of which 3 are located on the side and one at the back), 3 USB ports (of which 1 is located on the side and two at the back), Ethernet functionality, an audio output, 1 RF In input and other basic connectivity ports. The Panasonic 65DX700D is currently available for Rs 2,29,990 on Flipkart and comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Now although you won’t get the same amount of features which the previous three TVs had, the DX700D focuses more on the ‘value for money’ proposition. A better 65-inch Smart TV with 4K resolution is hard to find.
Vu H75K700 – Rs 1,99,990
Well, this might have come as a surprise but Vu also has some pretty decent TVs in the premium price segment. The Canadian TV manufacturer has already made its name in budget and mid-range segment so we researched a bit and decided to include it in our top five TVs list as well. The product we are concerned here is Vu’s H75K700 which is currently available for Rs 1,99,990 on Flipkart. The only one in the list, this TV comes with a massive 75-inch Ultra HD (4K) display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Inside the box, we get the TV unit, 3D glasses, Power Cord, Table Top Stand and a Wall Mount Bracket. Talking about the display, the H75K700 also offers 3D functionality so you can enjoy all your 3D content along with High Dynamic Range, Smooth Motion Rate (refresh rate: 800Hz), 4X Graphic Engine etc. It offers 4:3, 16:9, Zoom 1 and Zoom 2 options for aspect ratios along with a refresh rate of 100 Hz. Further, being a Smart TV, this TV comes with built-in Wi-Fi, Games Centre, apps like Facebook, AccuWeather, Opera App Store, Opera Web Browser HEVC function etc. The TV is powered by a Quad-Core processor and 2GB of RAM. In terms of connectivity, we get 4 HDMI ports (2 back and 2 side), 3 USB ports (1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 on the side), 1 headphone jack, 1 RF Input, 1 video composite and other basic connectivity ports. Other than this we also get 4K movies support in USB mode, Backlight Control, Digital Media Player, 4K streaming etc. For the audio, we get 4 speakers here which are capable of throwing out an audio output of 30 RMS. These speakers also come with Dolby Digital technology and features like DBX Total Sound, Lip-sync adjustment, Audio Equalizer etc. However, the speaker system doesn’t include a woofer inside. Another reason which you can consider while buying this TV is the support Vu is offering. The Canadian TV manufacturer is giving 3 years Vu domestic warranty which covers only manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.