Choosing between HD Ready & Full HD LED TV

soorajdigit

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I currently have Sony 29 Inch Flat CRT TV & will be upgrading to a LED TV anytime as the TV has some signs of damage. I haven't subscribed to HD Channels. Should I buy a Full HD or HD Ready LED TV? Will SD Channels appear more pixelated on Full HD? What screen size is recommended to avoid pixelation? What are the options under 20000?
 

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In my opinion you can get full hd tv till 40 inch to watch sd channels

40 inch Hi sense A56e will come under 20k or even VU full hd models.

For higher budget check out sony models, LG and Samsung.

I am considering minimum viewing distance of 8 feet.
 

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Do SD channels look good enough in Full HD TVs?
I had used 40 inch Full HD Philips TV [Videocon Made] from Oct. 2015 till Feb 2019.
& Quality of SD channels was quite decent when viewing from distance of 8 feets with Tata Sky HD connection. It will depend on broadcasting of channels & how the compression is handled by service providers.
 

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You mean SD channels will look more pixelated on 40 inch & above Full HD TVs than 32 inch HD Ready TVs?
Yeah, size plays a role as well. Upscaling algorithm helps but SD channels have too less info to be upscaled. 720p upscales well enough to 55" 4K in my experience but SD channels still look bad.
 

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Yeah, size plays a role as well. Upscaling algorithm helps but SD channels have too less info to be upscaled. 720p upscales well enough to 55" 4K in my experience but SD channels still look bad.
Why all these providers use mpeg?
We already have h265 and they aren't using it, why?
(Is this similar for ott? What about YouTube or other video platforms?)
Searched on YouTube for mpeg 5 and x266 vvc, which seems more promising but similar thing should not happen with these upcoming codecs
 

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Why all these providers use mpeg?
We already have h265 and they aren't using it, why?
(Is this similar for ott? What about YouTube or other video platforms?)
Searched on YouTube for mpeg 5 and x266 vvc, which seems more promising but similar thing should not happen with these upcoming codecs
Change takes time. I'd say online streaming is the future as in about 2015, in the US, the number of OTT subscribers went past the cable subscribers. That will happen in India as well. If I buy a TV for personal use, I'm definitely not buying a cable connection, including DTH like Tata Sky.

I doubt even 20% of TVs at home are a smart TV, it will take time for people to upgrade.
 

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Why all these providers use mpeg?
We already have h265 and they aren't using it, why?
(Is this similar for ott? What about YouTube or other video platforms?)
Searched on YouTube for mpeg 5 and x266 vvc, which seems more promising but similar thing should not happen with these upcoming codecs
Cost of hardware for implementing H265. Even the Theaters in India use H264 format now if I am not wrong.

Yeah, size plays a role as well. Upscaling algorithm helps but SD channels have too less info to be upscaled. 720p upscales well enough to 55" 4K in my experience but SD channels still look bad.
Yes, Upscaling engine is important. Sony/Samsung/LG have finest upscaling engines till date.
SD channels are 480p and sometimes 360p also. That is why you see pixelation in large HD TVs.
 
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I am looking for a Smart TV (budget 20000). I have considered models from Nokia, Realme, Panasonic, TCL, HiSense, Motorola, Thomson. Can anyone give advice? Most TVs have 1 GB RAM except Motorola ZX. Can 1 GB RAM cause hanging issues like a low end smartphone?
 
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I am looking for a Smart TV (budget 20000). I have considered models from Nokia, Realme, Panasonic, TCL, HiSense, Motorola. Thomson. Can anyone give advice?
Motorola ZX2 100.3cm (40 inch) Full HD LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision Online at best Prices In India
Seems good for 20k, there might be better TVs or maybe this has some problems, as I don't have a complete idea. Watch some reviews, if you can find it. It does check all the right boxes, like a powerful in-built speaker, good panel (320nits VA), dolby vision (rare), good CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5GHz WiFi & android 10 (might be the only TV with android 10 at this price).
 
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Motorola ZX2 100.3cm (40 inch) Full HD LED Smart Android TV with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision Online at best Prices In India
Seems good for 20k, there might be better TVs or maybe this has some problems, as I don't have a complete idea. Watch some reviews, if you can find it. It does check all the right boxes, like a powerful in-built speaker, good panel (320nits VA), dolby vision (rare), good CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5GHz WiFi & android 10 (might be the only TV with android 10 at this price).
seems good but out of stock & as far as I know no service center in our area in case of repair.
 
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Within a budget of Rs 20000 (for the TV), which is better choice? Buy a Non Smart TV from Big Brands like Samsung, Sony etc & an Android Smart TV Box or buy an Android TV from brands like Realme, HiSense, TCL etc?
 
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