Once upon a time, TV viewing was a ‘community-bonding experience’. People in the neighbourhood or every member of the family would sit together to consume their favourite epics or feature films broadcasted on the TV. However, in this age of digitization, TV viewing has transformed into an individualistic pursuit. We are more likely to plug-in our headphones and binge watch a series on our smartphones or tablets.
Surely a convenient experience, the smaller screens cannot recreate the immersive experience provided by the cutting-edge TVs of today. Of course, in this digital age, TVs have also transformed into seamless gadgets, allowing one to get their fill of digital entertainment, with an unrivalled picture and sound quality.
If you’ve been looking to transform the living room into a smart experience, we have gathered some of the best quality television brands that offer ‘smart’ intelligence of performance with the perfect confluence of high pixel density displays and the latest video apps pre-loaded for you. Yes, you can now get a 4k, QLED, Android Series, Quantum Pixelight, and large-size displays all under Rs 50k. Here are our top 5 picks:
VU Televisions’ VU 55-OA (Rs 42,806): VU 55-OA is a 139.7cm (55-inches): Smart 4k Ultra HD Android LED TV that gives a high quality, crystal clear viewing experience. It has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels that gives a rich texture and real-life pictures. With 4K X-Reality PRO, any incoming video stream is upscaled closer to the true 4K quality for remarkable clarity. Furthermore, the Smart TV has 3 HDMI ports along with WI-FI Connectivity which paves the way for a captivating HD video viewing experience from an array of devices.
TCL 139 cm (55-inch) Ultra HD 4K LED Smart TV, 55R500 (Rs 37,990): Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation is one of the largest electronics enterprises in the world. Its 55R500 series has excellent overall image quality with deep blacks, good brightness, rich contrast, and true colours. TCL’s smart TV platform is also hailed as the best available, as it has a simple interface and extensive streaming app support. The TV handles both HDR10 and Dolby Vision with high dynamic range sources. The Smart TV also has an internal storage of 8GB, enabling you to store your favourite movies and TV shows as and when you want to.
Blaupunkt 55-inch Ultra HD 4K LED Smart TV (Rs 34,999): The German TV features over a billion shades and imagery with the company's Quantum Dot Technology and 100 per cent colour volume. The device also comes with "Smart Air Mouse Remote" - which facilitates a user-friendly and hassle-free experience as well as voice control.
Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 Pro (Rs 47,999): The Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 Pro features a 55-inch 4K display with almost no bezels surrounding it, which Xiaomi calls frameless display. It is the world’s thinnest LED TV measuring just 4.9mm at its thinnest edge. The 55-inch display of Mi LED TV 4 Pro has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and supports 178-degree wide viewing angle. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz and response time of 8 milliseconds. The TV supports Dolby Audio and comes with two 8W speakers.
MarQ by Flipkart 55-inch Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV (Rs 32,999): MarQ is a Flipkart brand in the electronic appliances category. This LED TV comes with a 55-inch display with the ULTRA HD (or 4K) resolution. This is a smart TV which also has Vewd App Store featuring games, video, mail, and social media applications for the TV. The smart TV also has a quad-core processor that eliminates the blurring issues in fast-moving objects.