Need suggestions for 43" 4k UHD Smart TV at ~₹30k

Zangetsu

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heard about it long back...they even ship the TV with plywood box for more protection.

Not sure about the service center and build quality of it. and no showroom for Demo.
 
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New Toshiba TV have good picture quality while Hisense have good sound. (+4 year warranty)



Toshiba vs Hisense vs Vu
Should I purchase Toshiba (Vidaa OS) (+4 year panel warranty offer)? Or wait for Vu.
 
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Toshiba vs Hisense vs Vu
Should I purchase Toshiba (Vidaa OS) (+4 year panel warranty offer)? Or wait for Vu.
Try to first find out who handles toshiba rma nowadays & whether there is an authorized service centre in your city itself.
 

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New Toshiba TV have good picture quality while Hisense have good sound. (+4 year warranty)



Toshiba vs Hisense vs Vu
Should I purchase Toshiba (Vidaa OS) (+4 year panel warranty offer)? Or wait for Vu.
Toshiba panel seems good. As whitestar said, look for service centres. I would say get a Mi TV Box 4K with it to solve the app issues. Other than Samsung & LG, no one else yet has had a good app support in their custom OS. Sony had Linux based OS once upon a time, but they dropped it for android TV OS.
Mi Box 4K ₹3,499 | Ultra HD Streaming Player

Apparently Mi Box lacks Dolby Vision, but I don't think except Prime Video & Netflix anyone will use it commonly. Obviously there's Firestick 4K at a higher price.
 

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Toshiba is fully owned by Hi Sense so my guess is that the service support will be provided by same service providers. If I am not mistaken Hi sense was busy establishing networks in India since last year.
Check official pages for details..

 
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Toshiba panel seems good. As whitestar said, look for service centres. I would say get a Mi TV Box 4K with it to solve the app issues. Other than Samsung & LG, no one else yet has had a good app support in their custom OS. Sony had Linux based OS once upon a time, but they dropped it for android TV OS.
Mi Box 4K ₹3,499 | Ultra HD Streaming Player

Apparently Mi Box lacks Dolby Vision, but I don't think except Prime Video & Netflix anyone will use it commonly. Obviously there's Firestick 4K at a higher price.
Instead of Mi TV Box 4K, Tata sky bing+ seems good deal, I already have Tata sky just need to upgrade if I want subscription.
Yes firestick 4k is a good choice.
 
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Instead of Mi TV Box 4K, Tata sky bing+ seems good deal, I already have Tata sky just need to upgrade if I want subscription.
Yes firestick 4k is a good choice.


What about you?
Are your still waiting for vu TV or buying something else?
Reading the review, I can instantly pick a big con, it is not standalone. You need to be an active subscriber of Tata Sky to even use other OTT platforms, not worth investment IMO. Again lacks Dolby Vision but the TV's OS has Prime Video & Netflix, so not an issue.
Tata Sky Binge+ Review: Does it bring the best of OTT and live TV in one package? | Digit

Cable subscriber count will inevitably go down. I personally won't get a cable connection or buy a DTH, many of my friends have same opinion. People like my parents still need them for sure. Something like Airtel xstream has a decent selection of live channels, maybe jio TV does too.
 

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Jio TV has almost major popular live channel on their platform[my observation from last 2 days]. If you are selecting Gold or above plans you are getting all major OTT app subscription too. Only gripe will be the availability of Jio fiber & I guess its still in few pockets only.

Now seriously thinking to ditch my Tatasky connection & get 300Mbps Jio Plan provided my parents get familiar with Jio & these OTT apps.

Please Note: There still could be issue with viewing quality in few OTT apps. I had issues with Zee5 & hotstar during strict lockdown in April & May 2020. I guess Jio Fiber is still in experimental stage.
 
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Jio TV has almost major popular live channel on their platform[my observation from last 2 days]. If you are selecting Gold or above plans you are getting all major OTT app subscription too. Only gripe will be the availability of Jio fiber & I guess its still in few pockets only.

Now seriously thinking to ditch my Tatasky connection & get 300Mbps Jio Plan provided my parents get familiar with Jio & these OTT apps.

Please Note: There still could be issue with viewing quality in few OTT apps. I had issues with Zee5 & hotstar during strict lockdown in April & May 2020. I guess Jio Fiber is still in experimental stage.
I am talking about their app, not Jio fibre or set-top box. I think if you have a jio SIM & recharge maybe ₹150 pm or more, you will get its subscription. Its something similar for airtel xstream.
 

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Sorry for highjacking thread, what's a good 50inch 4k tv? Cheaper is better. Sasta sundar tikau basicallly
 

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What about you? @Zangetsu
Are your still waiting for vu TV or buying something else?
I am not sure about the After sales service of newly launched brands (Toshiba, Hi-Sense etc) will research more on it and will make decision.
I will buy in Diwali or post that.
 

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Sorry for highjacking thread, what's a good 50inch 4k tv? Cheaper is better. Sasta sundar tikau basicallly
Maybe Motorola 50" 4K, if you can't find Vu or Hisense ones. The new Toshiba ones have a great panel but OS isn't good, so needs something like Mi TV 4K or Fire Stick 4K to solve app issue.
 

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idk 30k maybe? i went to this shop and i saw some chinese generic 4k 49inch for 18k, is that good?
Don't waste 18k on Generic Chinese brands....you will cry out loud for good later.

50" 4K TV will be atleast 25~30k. Get from reputed brands.
as of now Vu is highly recommended and new upcoming brands Hi-Sense are also good.
 
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