Buying Advice : TV - 55 INCH

123hero

Journeyman
Hello Digitians

Please suggest TV

1. Budget? (INR 55K-60K)
2. Display type and size? : 55 inch - Display Type : Best Available- I guess LCD with LED Backlight is the one that is available at this price range
3. What will the TV/monitor be used for primarily? : Mostly movies, News, Netflix, YouTube.
4. Types and number of ports required? : USB and Audio Out Puts to connect to set of speakers and sub woofer. Need a provision for Cable connection Co Axial cable
5. Preferred choice of brand? - Used SONY since about 15 years and their panels seem better than competitors like Samsung.
6. Any TV/monitor in consideration? : N/A
7. Any other info that you want to share. Would prefer to buy offline as I have no experience of buying TV online and one cannot get any idea about colors and screen without going to an actual store. Should be a smart TV. Should last at least 6-7 years.

How do Chinese brands like Mi TV, Real Me TV and One Plus fare when compared against heavy weights like SONY and SAMSUNG, LG.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
How do Chinese brands like Mi TV, Real Me TV and One Plus fare when compared against heavy weights like SONY and SAMSUNG, LG.

Sony, Samsung or LG will easily last a long time if used properly, Like you have experience with sony. Mi, OP will not last that long.
 
Chinese TVs are good value for money but even I won't personally buy them beyond those 40k 55" models. Actually some 40k Chinese TVs have better panels than entry level Samsung, Sony or LG. Sony has better looking panels & algo but at a higher price which is usually not justified. Mi has a QLED TV at 55k whereas Samsung ones start at 80k, I think.

I can see Samsung AUE70 for ~56k at amazon, link not working for now.
Samsung 55 inch AUE70 Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV (2021)| Samsung India
Go to local stores & compare Samsung & LG options. Avoid Panasonic, bad exp for my parents & a relative.

For something cheaper, Vu premium seems good at 40k, buy its additional warranty:
Vu Premium 139 cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart Android TV Online at best Prices In India
It has Dolby Vision, HDR used by a lot of TV series/movies. Doubt you will get it locally.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
^Is VU online only brand? It seems to be manufacturing good quality TVs. But I rarely see them selling in stores like reliance digital or Croma.
 
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123hero

Journeyman
Chinese TVs are good value for money but even I won't personally buy them beyond those 40k 55" models. Actually some 40k Chinese TVs have better panels than entry level Samsung, Sony or LG. Sony has better looking panels & algo but at a higher price which is usually not justified. Mi has a QLED TV at 55k whereas Samsung ones start at 80k, I think.

I can see Samsung AUE70 for ~56k at amazon, link not working for now.
Samsung 55 inch AUE70 Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV (2021)| Samsung India
Go to local stores & compare Samsung & LG options. Avoid Panasonic, bad exp for my parents & a relative.

For something cheaper, Vu premium seems good at 40k, buy its additional warranty:
Vu Premium 139 cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart Android TV Online at best Prices In India
It has Dolby Vision, HDR used by a lot of TV series/movies. Doubt you will get it locally.
Is there any website or link that compares the Chinese brands like Mi or One Plus against the bigger players like Sony or Samsung.

Which is best among the Chinese brands.Mi TV seems really VFM considering the price but little hesitant regarding the panel quality.

See link :

I have seen Sony panels and they seem much better than the other bigger players like Samsung and LG.
 
Is there any website or link that compares the Chinese brands like Mi or One Plus against the bigger players like Sony or Samsung.

Which is best among the Chinese brands.Mi TV seems really VFM considering the price but little hesitant regarding the panel quality.

See link :

I have seen Sony panels and they seem much better than the other bigger players like Samsung and LG.
I don't know of any. rtings.com is good for popular TVs from big brands. Mi TV QLED has a better panel than under 60k Samsung/LG but long term reliability is the concern with Chinese brands.
 
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123hero

Journeyman
I don't know of any. rtings.com is good for popular TVs from big brands. Mi TV QLED has a better panel than under 60k Samsung/LG but long term reliability is the concern with Chinese brands.
Reviews and feedback on Quora don't seem much enthusiatic. Issues include panel breaking and color loss. Further some issues are there with the OS and interface being used, but the posts are 2 years old, so I guess many of them may have been ironed out.

Unable to find long term review / unsponsored review anywhere
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
Hi,

I would name two models (not from Sony or Samsung though)

Check out config,

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Also complementary
 
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123hero

Journeyman
Hi,

I would name two models (not from Sony or Samsung though)

Check out config,

and


Also complementary
How reliable are these ? I mean I've not even seen an ad for their TV products.
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
Your budget vs picture quality, features, sound can be provided by these brands (Hisense, Mi, TCL, Vu, Blaukmpt etc)

If you go for LG, Samsung or Sony, in your budget you would get their lower performing panels.
Those TVs would be inferior than the ones offered by Hisense, Mi, TCL, Vu, Blaukmpt etc.

If you can stretch your budget to 1lac, then only got for reputed brands.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
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How reliable are these ? I mean I've not even seen an ad for their TV products.
HiSense is a big Chinese brand, has decent options in India unlike TCL which has good TVs in US & EU. Among companies other than LG, Samsung or Sony, my recommendation is Vu, as stated earlier. Vu has many positive reviews online.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Philips is very old and trusted brand. My first TV was Philips which I used for around 25 yrs.
Don't know how they are doing now in LED segment due to tough competition from Chinese brand.
 

bubusam13

Human
To make things easier for you I have done my research, I have purchased Samsung AUE70 58 inch 3 weeks back with a TCO of 41k and yesterday my friend too purchased the same. RD is asking some 85K for the offline model. If you count on LG, Samsung, and Sony, there is not much option.

From my point of view, Android TVs with start lagging at some point of time. Since Sony is Android, I avoided it. Also repairs are too costly, spent 10k for the replacement of a fuse at Sony service center around 10 yrs back for our LCD TV back then. Also at your 50-60k budget, you wont get a good Sony TV.

Last year I purchased LG 55UN7350 for my parents. This model was not on stock 3 weeks back. Also prices have increased a lot. I got this for 56k(including ICICI cashback ) but it may have touched near 70k now. I just love the Magic Remote and WebOS have a good feel good factor. The AI sound adjust the volume depending on feedback from the remote.

The Samsung is good, Tizen is snappy. Black levels are very good. TV is thinner than LG. Color reproduction is very good. It is Edge-led. Upscaling is very good. No lags in Amazon prime app, hotstar like in my 2 other android TVs.

I would suggest, go to some stores and compare side by side.

P.S: Philips has its own OS which lacks some basic apps. Philips service is good. Sony worst in service.
 
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