MUMBAI: These days the television industry is booming, and families enjoy sitting back and relaxing while watching a movie or their favourite TV show or web series. And nowadays, Smart TV’s are now in and provide much more accessibility than a normal TV. TV’s nowadays come with the best of the best features. The best in-built audio, crisp colour quality, screen resolution, OLED/QLED, refresh rate, the latest OS, RAM, and connectivity features. People also want devices that will last for a long time, even if it is a little expensive. Also, if investing in modern TV’s, smart features like UI, app support, web browsing, and streaming app support, and so much more.
Before we get into the list of best TV’s, let us go over some basic features that need to be checked off when looking to buy a new TV.
1. Refresh Rate – The number of times that the picture on the screen gets refreshed. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the viewing experience. The recommended refresh rates to consider are 60-90-144Hz.
2. Screen Resolution – The number of distinct pixels arranged in a grid on a screen both horizontally and vertically. The more pixels present per inch (PPI), the more detailed and crisp the images will be. The recommended screen resolutions according to increasing prices are 1280 x 720 PPI (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full-HD), and 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K Ultra-HD).
3. Connectivity – The standard USB ports required in a TV are a few USB ports, 1 or 2 HDMI ports, the audio and video ports (AV), and the Power supply port. Along with that, nowadays TV’s come with software connectivity like 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi support, and maybe even Bluetooth.
4. Smart TV features – These days, TV’s should have Internet support, along with OS support. The most common OS for TV’s is Android OS. Extra features like screen mirroring/casting are useful as well.
So now, let’s take a look at the best TV options out there right now.
Samsung 163 cm (65 inches) 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV QA65Q60TAKXXL (Black) (2020 Model)
This 65-inch TV has a high-quality large screen that is very good overall. It comes with a 4K screen and a 60-Hz refresh rate, which is worth the price. The big screen delivers an immersive experience even in large rooms. It's ideal for watching movies or gaming. As it is a smart TV, features like voice assistant, home cloud, live cast and access to popular apps are also available. Connectivity wise, it has 3 HDMI ports that you can connect to a set-top box, Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, and 2 USB ports to connect hard drives and other USB devices as well. This TV is also full of smart features and an impressive display panel for all kinds of content.
Sony Bravia 138 cm (55 inches) 4K Ultra HD Certified Android Smart OLED TV KD-55A8G
This Sony smart TV has a 55-inch OLED panel with 4K resolution. The panel promises vibrant, immersive colours and crisp details. Sony claims to bring a snappy and easy to use user interface with all the basic Android TV features like a built-in Chromecast, and Play Store along with streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime and more. Do not worry about the audio as it comes with a 40-watt output speaker. This is one of the best TVs you can buy if you're looking for an OLED TV with all the smart features.
LG 164 cm (65 inches) 4K Ultra HD Smart NanoCell TV 65NANO86TNA
The 65-inch LG 4K Ultra HD NanoCell TV is a very premium TV. The panel has an incredible refresh rate of 100 Hertz, and an additional 4K Upscaler feature that adds even more details and fluidity to the visuals. It comes with a lot of connectivity options like 3 USB ports, and 4 HDMI ports, plus WiFi and Bluetooth. The sound output is also good enough at 20 Watts over 2 channel speakers, enhanced with Dolby Atmos. It runs on webOS that comes with built-in Google Assistant and Alexa, Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit support, along with all the popular OTT apps. All these features come packaged in a neat design with minimal bezels, which makes the viewing experience even more immersive. This TV uses LG's NanoCell technology that claims to enhance the 4K quality even more with the help of its built-in processor.
Sony Bravia 164 cm (65 inches) 4K Ultra HD Certified Android Smart OLED TV KD-65A8G
For the ultimate smart TV experience with hardware that offers a rich visual experience, this is a great option. It has an OLED 4K Ultra HD screen, which is among the best display options available right now on any 65-inch TV. It also runs Android OS, which is a familiar UI for many, and provides an impressive performance. It has a sleek design and thin bezels with tons of connectivity options. Overall, this is one of the best options from Sony for the ultimate movie watching experience.
Samsung 163 cm (65 inches) Crystal 4K Pro Series Ultra HD Smart LED TV UA65AUE70AKLXL (Black) (2021 Model)
This 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with a 60 Hertz refresh rate from Samsung is best for those who want a big, premium TV on a limited budget. Some of its features are the HDR10+, Mega Contrast, UHD dimming, game mode and more. In terms of connectivity, it comes with 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, WiFi and Bluetooth. The TV’s audio is powered by a 20W speaker with Dolby Digital Plus support. Smart features include voice assistant, PC mode, web browser, screen mirroring, plus support for thousands of apps. This is definitely the best option for those who do not want to overspend for a premium panel.
Hisense Bezelless Series 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Google TV
If you are specifically looking for a Google TV at a budget price, then the Hisense Bezelless Series 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Google TV is a steal. It features a 43-inch 4K Ultra HD display with a good refresh rate of 60Hz and a 178-degree wide viewing angle. In terms of connectivity, there are 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports at your disposal. As it comes with Google Assistant, it has many smart TV features like Far Field Voice Control, Chromecast, and Auto Low Latency Mode. Definitely worth its price for the experience.
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Credits: Business Insider India