Suggest me a TV within 40k to 60k range...

axelzdly1

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I need some suggestions about buying a new TV for my home..my parents asked me to buy one but im confused what to take..
Went to some showrooms to get an idea about them..
LG 42HD for 60k , Sony KDL 440EX650 for 65k were my options then..
LG's FPR 3D technology was impressive but i'd get a 32" for my budget..

i have a lot of questions regarding fullhd,hdmi cable,DTH...so plz help me...
 

aroraanant

Explorer
If OP can find 40D5500 is local market then it would be great, it would cost him around 55k only and that is a great price of that piece.
 
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axelzdly1

axelzdly1

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this is what i see normally in widescreen tvs..should i connect my dth via HDMI cable to get the original widescreen format..?
i think most of my regional channels are transmitted 4:3..so what should i do to avoid stretching..?
:confused::confused:

samsung 40es5600 would cost me >60k i thnk so...nd it is very hard to find one in local market for about 55k..

nd what about sony..? i had a crush on that brand since i was 12.. :p
:D :D

** i need a tv mostly for watching mves through a pendrive..the ones i've dwnlded..most of them in mkv..i've heard sony doesnt play thm..
so if i prefer sony, i need to buy a hd media playr or a dvd player..right..?
 
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rider

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this is what i see normally in widescreen tvs..should i connect my dth via HDMI cable to get the original widescreen format..?
i think most of my regional channels are transmitted 4:3..so what should i do to avoid stretching..?
:confused::confused:

samsung 40es5600 would cost me >60k i thnk so...nd it is very hard to find one in local market for about 55k..

nd what about sony..? i had a crush on that brand since i was 12.. :p
:D :D

** i need a tv mostly for watching mves through a pendrive..the ones i've dwnlded..most of them in mkv..i've heard sony doesnt play thm..
so if i prefer sony, i need to buy a hd media playr or a dvd player..right..?

Best you can buy that sasmung model mentioned above by infibeam, it supports almost allvideo formats inclued .flv, .mkv
And airtel digitalHD DTH comes with gold plated HDMI cable and hard disk attachment for recording.
And if you watch movies of 4:3 you can unstrech by going to setting and watch it in 16:9. Forget sony it has worse and expensive after sale, samsung is the new leader with best LED TVs in the market.
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
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Quick facts :D

1. Samsung is less reliable than Sony and usually Samsung TVs get problems after the warranty period and their after sales is horrible. If you need proof I can give you, as I always do ;)

2. Sony offers extended warranty option for Bravia TVs whereas there is no such option in Samsung. LG offers AMC on TVs but its much more expensive than Sony extended warranty.

3. Samsung is not the leader in LED Tvs in India, Sony sells more LCD/LED-LCD Tvs in Indian than Samsung plasma + LCD/LED-LCD combined.

@OP

Take a look at Sony Bravia EX650, it has better PQ than the Samsung model. You can also extend warranty to 3 years by paying Rs.3000 for 40" model and Rs.2000 for 32" model. As for mkv playback no need to buy HD media player just follow this guide HERE
Also since you mentioned you watch a lot of SD content, the Sony will be better for you as the X-Reality engine upscales normal SD content much better than any other brand in LED market. Only Plasma TVs have better SD quality than Sony X-Reality Engine TVs which is down to the fact that the Plasma technology itself is more "friendly" with SD content than LCD is.

So do have a look at Plasma options as well. Take a look at Panasonic XT50 50 inches plasma @ 60999 and Panasonic UT50 42 inches @63k. Both are Full HD and will be much better for your purpose and deliver a picture closer to your CRT. The UT50 is a 3D model and you get 2 glasses free.

P.S. If you like cartoonish colors and not natural then definitely buy Samsung :D Oh and yes I'm not exactly kiddin. Go to a croma or Reliance digital store and compare Samsung ES5600/EH5000 with Sony Bravia EX650/NX650 ( NX650 has monolithic design)

Overall I will recommend you get the Panasonic UT50 42 inch 3D plasma. It will easily embarrass ANY LED-LCD TV in this range and beyond as well. Not even Sony EX650 comes close. And if a person like me who is a crazy Sony fanboy is recommending you to buy this Panasonic Plasma and not a Sony bravia, you can understand quite well that the Panny plasma is simply brilliant.
 
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axelzdly1

axelzdly1

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Overall I will recommend you get the Panasonic UT50 42 inch 3D plasma. It will easily embarrass ANY LED-LCD TV in this range and beyond as well. Not even Sony EX650 comes close. And if a person like me who is a crazy Sony fanboy is recommending you to buy this Panasonic Plasma and not a Sony bravia, you can understand quite well that the Panny plasma is simply brilliant.

+1 for Panasonic UT50.. i will definetly consider it as an option..

Best you can buy that sasmung model mentioned above by infibeam, it supports almost allvideo formats inclued .flv, .mkv
And airtel digitalHD DTH comes with gold plated HDMI cable and hard disk attachment for recording.
And if you watch movies of 4:3 you can unstrech by going to setting and watch it in 16:9. Forget sony it has worse and expensive after sale, samsung is the new leader with best LED TVs in the market.

my parents are not willing to risk such huge money online..i think u can understand..

and to see the original picture of my DISHTV channels, i have to go unstreching and the image looks like this ? pillarboxing..?

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and the HDMI cable works only for the HD channels..?
am i correct?

**i think im being tooo annoying wid my queries..**
:oops:

so here are my options..

*Feature Rich
http://www.infibeam.com/TVs/i-Samsung-40Inch-LED-TV-40ES5600/P-E-HE-Samsung-40ES5600.html?id=Black-40

*Brand Image & MotionFlow , Bravia display engine
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666415264#reviews

*First impression
http://www.lg.com/in/tvs/lg-42LS4600-led-lcd-tv

*3D and basic-everything
http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P42UT50?t=specs

what now bros..? how should i advance,..? HELP MEEE!!!
:banghead:
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
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Avoid LG n Samsung. They have uniformity issues and also SD pq isn't good. Again I repeat, for SD you better pick UT50. It has PQ you will not find in TVs costing even 1 lac +.

Tell me something, where will the TV be placed ? Does that exact location get any direct sunlight? Or is it dark mostly ?

HDMI isn't necessarily only for HD channels, even the SD channels will be fed to the TV via the HDMI.

Also I don't understand why you want to watch in 4:3 ratio. Any modern flatscreen will automatically upscale the content (SD) to 1080p and wide resolution. You cannot force it to 4:3 from the TV. If the STB supports it, then maybe.

If you can stretch your budget upto 75k then you can get 51 inch Samsung E550 3D Full HD Plasma as well. It's also equally good as the Panasonic UT50 and SD quality will be awesome in both.

So what you should do is, go to showrooms and demo all the TVs you have shortlisted and decide yourself which seems best to you. My recommendation is still Panasonic UT50. It also comes standard with 3 years warranty.

But if you're gonna place the TV where a lot of sunlight gets through then pick the Bravia EX650 as Plasmas are not very bright and hence for viewing in a super bright environment plasma is not recommended. A plasma is typically about 150 nits bright whereas LCDs can be as bright as 350 nits.
 
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axelzdly1

axelzdly1

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Avoid LG n Samsung. They have uniformity issues and also SD pq isn't good. Again I repeat, for SD you better pick UT50. It has PQ you will not find in TVs costing even 1 lac +.

Tell me something, where will the TV be placed ? Does that exact location get any direct sunlight? Or is it dark mostly ?

HDMI isn't necessarily only for HD channels, even the SD channels will be fed to the TV via the HDMI.

Also I don't understand why you want to watch in 4:3 ratio. Any modern flatscreen will automatically upscale the content (SD) to 1080p and wide resolution. You cannot force it to 4:3 from the TV. If the STB supports it, then maybe.

If you can stretch your budget upto 75k then you can get 51 inch Samsung E550 3D Full HD Plasma as well. It's also equally good as the Panasonic UT50 and SD quality will be awesome in both.

So what you should do is, go to showrooms and demo all the TVs you have shortlisted and decide yourself which seems best to you. My recommendation is still Panasonic UT50. It also comes standard with 3 years warranty.

But if you're gonna place the TV where a lot of sunlight gets through then pick the Bravia EX650 as Plasmas are not very bright and hence for viewing in a super bright environment plasma is not recommended. A plasma is typically about 150 nits bright whereas LCDs can be as bright as 350 nits.

mostly dark...nd i've stretchd my budget once to 60..
ive found issues with non DTH - cable tv (as they say) customers..all image is stretched..people in the tv appear fat and short..
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so it doesnt look natural and neat..

**so panny it is then.. bang for buck :p
 

rider

as Kratos
+1 for Panasonic UT50.. i will definetly consider it as an option..



my parents are not willing to risk such huge money online..i think u can understand..

and to see the original picture of my DISHTV channels, i have to go unstreching and the image looks like this ? pillarboxing..?

View attachment 6596

and the HDMI cable works only for the HD channels..?
am i correct?

**i think im being tooo annoying wid my queries..**
:oops:

so here are my options..

*Feature Rich
Buy Samsung 40 Inch SLIM LED TV 40ES5600, 40 Inch LED Price, Best LED India - Infibeam.com

*Brand Image & MotionFlow , Bravia display engine
Sony WiFi TV | 40" EX640 LED Internet TV | KDL-40EX640 | Sony USA

*First impression
LG 42LS4600 LED LCD TV - Full HD 1080p LED LCD TV with Supreme Picture Quality - LG Electronics IN

*3D and basic-everything
Panasonic TC-P42UT50 - NEW! VIERA 42 Class UT50 Series Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV (41.9 Diag.) - Technical Specifications

what now bros..? how should i advance,..? HELP MEEE!!!
:banghead:

No, with HDMI all channel works fine included non HD aka SD (simple definition) channels, normal DTH is backward compatible with full HD 16:9 TVs, their nothing new to worry about and everyone is using. Buy the samsung ES5600 model as I mentioned above, I'm sure you will not regret it, samsung is the world leader of LED Tvs, it plays almost all formats of video and everything works like charm. Don't spend money on old tech like plasma TVs, it has worse contrast than LEDs and will make electricity bill longer. In samsung terminology IPS panel is Wide Colour Enhancer Plus and motionflow is called clear motion rate (CMR) which is same in both that is 100Hz.

@randomuser111

Oh! common just because to full fill you fanboynism you can lie about other products, no samsung LED have cartoon like colours, it has much sharper, thinner and natural colour, samsung is one step ahead of sony bravia. Last year I surveyed the quality of every brand and sony appears with unnatural whitish tone and some with weird annoying bezels of grey colour and super glossy monolithic fat TVs. Sony has still old reliability in India that's why people still spending on it but not the whole world. It's best the user should look and find out which one has better picture quality. And I'm telling about poor after sales of sony bravia after using two TVs, they charge like hell if TV is not under warranty.
 
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randomuser111

Technomancer
@rider

I could say the same for you ;)
And why don't you give me proof to backup your claim that Samsung has more natural colors than Sony. Otherwise your "opinion" is as good as mine buddy. And yea now if I give you links to a dozen reviews declaring the EX520 2011 model to have better color, black levels, uniformity,motion and contrast than the equivalent Samsung model you're gonna start saying all those review sites are biased :p

P.S. Thank god this is not a TV forum, otherwise people would have really laughed at your statement there about Samsung having more natural colors than Bravia LoL. If you wanna have a go I could give you a link, post this comment there and see the replies :D
 
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axelzdly1

axelzdly1

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@rider

I could say the same for you ;)
And why don't you give me proof to backup your claim that Samsung has more natural colors than Sony. Otherwise your "opinion" is as good as mine buddy. And yea now if I give you links to a dozen reviews declaring the EX520 2011 model to have better color, black levels, uniformity,motion and contrast than the equivalent Samsung model you're gonna start saying all those review sites are biased :p

P.S. Thank god this is not a TV forum, otherwise people would have really laughed at your statement there about Samsung having more natural colors than Bravia LoL. If you wanna have a go I could give you a link, post this comment there and see the replies :D

@rider
@randomuser111
guys..this thread is getting bigger and bigger wid all these arguments..plz stop them..!!
:boink:
 

rider

as Kratos
today i think..!!

what things should i focus on while seeing them ..?

i saw that plasma tvs have less motion blur but heavy power consumption..correct?

yes as I said above plasma take lots of power, thicker and worse contrast better to avoid man. Get only a LED TV, go and visit to showroom and see features and quality of samsung and sony models and purchase whatever you like. I would like to one say thing that features of more important than panel quality, in the end of the day you will keep that TV not other you checked in showroom and in the distance of 5-6 feet everything looks almost same.
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
Let me give you a figure. Average electricity consumption of a Sony LED-LCD is around 900Rs, for the Panasonic UT50 its 2502. It's a lot but not really monstrous. It will still consume much less electricity than your refrigerator or Microwave oven. :)

Anyway when you demo, watch SD content as well as HD content and look for color accuracy, how accurate the skin tones are and sharpness. Black level is also crucial. Check how deep the blacks are. Check out motion smoothness and judder.

And I disagree with rider, features are useless first priority should always be image quality. If you are a reader of CHIP magazine there is an article on not falling for "SMART" features gimmick. You might wanna read that. Those features you may use for the first day or two, but for the rest of the TV's lifetime you're only gonna use it to watch stuff and not make skype video call or browse the Internet or any such silly stuff. And those online smart features are quite useless anyway since they require 4 mbps + connection speed for optimum experience
 
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