Numerous advancements are made in television technology every year, just as in the case of most consumer electronic products. It was not a long time ago when boxy CRT TVs were a norm, and no one could’ve imagined ultra-slim TVs with large-sized screens like 85 inches that are common today.
The display resolution keeps getting higher, the panel technology keeps getting better, and modern TVs keep providing easier connectivity and other useful features. As technology has advanced and becomes more accessible, the prices of TVs have also gone down. For example, the Samsung LED 32-inch price today is lower than the price of a 24-inch TV 10 years ago.
Moreover, in a bid to outdo the competition, TV manufacturers are constantly introducing high-tech features to their products. As a result, it is hard to say which is the best smart TV in India, as there are so many excellent models available. In this article, we will discuss the important features and specifications that one must be aware of when purchasing a TV in 2021. These specifications can be divided into 3 main categories — resolution, display type and smart TV features.
The resolution of a TV is the number of pixels that make up the display screen. A higher resolution implies a clearer, sharper quality. Following are the 4 types of resolutions available today.
HD-Ready is the most basic TV resolution consisting of 1,366 x 768 pixels, which means you can view 720p content on these TVs. While the image quality in HD-Ready TVs is better than standard-definition TVs, it is dwarfed by the higher resolutions that are popular today. These TVs are the most affordable ones. For example, the HD-Ready Samsung LED (32-inch) price can range between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 17,000.
Full HD Resolution
Full HD resolution consists of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, providing a sharper image. You can watch Full HD content on these TVs.
4K, or Ultra HD is the most popular TV resolution with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, resulting in a life-like display quality with crystal-clear images. These TVs are more expensive than their Full HD counterparts.
Some brands offer 8K resolution TVs, which is the highest resolution that comes in modern TVs. These TVs have 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, providing the best display quality. However, 8K content is not prevalent as of now, so you can mostly view 4K content on these TVs. These TVs fall in the premium TV category, making them extremely expensive.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the most popular type of TV display currently. LED TVs use TFT-LCD panels with an LED panel for backlighting. These deliver a higher level of brightness and colour accuracy than their predecessors, the CCFL-backlit panels. These are also the most affordable TVs available these days. For example, a Samsung LED (32-inch) price is one of the most inexpensive in the market.
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is the more advanced type of display, wherein each pixel emits its own light with the help of an electric current. Since individual pixels are capable of shutting off entirely, OLED TVs produce higher levels of contrast with deeper blacks and more vivid colours. Due to the absence of a backlight, these TVs are slimmer and feature narrower bezels than LEDs.
QLED (Quantum Light-Emitting Diode) TVs basically consist of LED panels with a quantum-dot filter, enabling better colours on the screen. Thus, QLED TVs promise better colours and brightness levels than LED and OLED TVs. However, these don’t provide the contrast levels that OLED TVs do. QLED TVs typically come in large-screen sizes starting from 43 inches. Some of the best smart TVs in India come with a QLED display.
Smart TV Features
A smart TV comes with internet connectivity, granting the user access to a whole new world of entertainment. Smart TVs have become essential now due to the popularity of OTT streaming platforms. On a smart TV, you can browse the internet, view content on streaming services such as Netflix and use a large number of applications. Smart TVs also include voice recognition tools such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Many smart TV models are compatible with other connected devices of a smart home, allowing you to control a range of devices in your home with your TV. Smart TVs come at various price points. While the best smart TV in India will cost more due to other advanced features, you can purchase an affordable smart TV model such as a Samsung LED TV (32-inch).
You can choose the latest smart TV you want to purchase, and rely on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to pay for the appliance. The EMI Network Card allows you to split the cost of the new TV into easy EMIs, with tenors ranging from 3 months to 24 months.