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How to Buy LED TV in India (The Complete Buying Guide 2018)

 

India is getting digital year by year and in this technological era, everybody in this country wants to add latest and advanced appliances to their house.

Some of the popular digital appliances that people want to buy are air conditioners, LED TVs, High-end washing machines, microwaves, air purifiers etc.

Even if, people have these electronics equipment in their house, they need to be replaced time to time with their advanced versions.

 

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If we talk about Television then LED TVs are the most trending thing in electronic segment of online shopping arena.

Do you also want to buy an LED TV but confused which one is better for you?

Well, you are not alone, thousands of buyers feels the same.

So, what is the solution?

The solution is right in front of your eyes my friend.

Yes, you right. This guide is the solution.

I have prepared this detailed guide based on the extensive research I did. It will give you the complete knowledge about best LED TV Brands in India, the right place to buy LED TV online, LED Screen Types, Screen Resolutions of LED TV, Sound Quality, Connectivity, Top LED TV models and many more.

Kindly devote a few minutes to read this LED TV buying guide, I am pretty sure you would be able to choose the perfect LED television for your house.

Table of contents

LED TV Screen Size

The first thing that pops up in your mind when you want to buy LED TV is the size of the Television.

LED TVs are available in various sizes, but which one is better for you. That depends on three factors:

  1. The size of your room
  2. Viewing distance
  3. The type of content you watch (HD, Full HD, Ultra HD)

First of all you need to check the dimensions of your room and decide from what distance you are going to watch the TV.

Then you need to check what quality of content you want to watch.

I am going to make it simple for you. Follow this table to decide what LED TV screen size you want.

 

TV Size Ideals Viewing Distance Quality of Content
 32 – 42 Inch 5 Feet at least HD
42 – 50 Inch 7 Feet at least  HD, Full HD
 50 – 60 Inch 9 Feet at least  Full HD
60 inch & larger 11 Feet at least  Ultra HD

 

Shop By Screen Size

 

If you have a smaller room then viewing distance would be shorter and if you have a large room then viewing distance would be longer.

You should watch TV from a distance where you can easily read the text displayed on the screen. For example, when you are watching a cricket match then you should be able to read the score comfortably.

 

Depending on that you should decide what screen size is good for you.

If you are thinking of buying a 60 inch large TV for your small size bedroom then I would not recommend it. A 60 inch TV is more suitable for larger rooms.

Similarly, if you decide to get a 32 inch LED television for your large room with a viewing distance of more than 10 feet then it would be a bad decision. A 32 inch TV will perform better in a small room.

So, you can clearly see, the right size of TV with a right viewing distance is very important factor. You must pay attention to this before making a television purchase in India.

 

LED TV Screen Resolutions

Television screen resolution is another very important aspect that needs to be considered before getting an LED Television.

In India, there are various resolutions available in the LED televisions like 720 pixels, 1080 pixels, 1440 pixels, but you have to look for the right resolution.

Here is a quick and easy explanation of these screen resolutions.

 

Resolution Name Horizontal x Vertical pixels Content You Can See
720 pixels 1280*720 HD (High Definition)
1080 pixels 1920*1080 FHD (Full High Definition)
1440 pixels 2560*1440 WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition)
2160 pixels 3840*2160 UHD (Ultra High Definition)

 

Practical Tips

  At this time in India, most of the DTH services are providing HD and Full HD content to their customers. So, if you are planning on watching TV via DTH then 720p & 1080p resolution is the best choice, don’t buy 4K resolution TV in this case.

 If you are planning on watching TV via online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar then 1440p & 2160p resolution is good. These services provide 4k or UHD content which can easily be handled by high end LED TVs. But you need to remember that internet connection speed in the most parts of India is not capable of streaming 4k quality content.

 

LED TV Screen Types

There are majorly two types of LED screens popular in India. Most of the television manufacturer uses both kinds of screen technology to make LED televisions.

Majority of the people in India might not care about this factor while buying an LED TV but some tech geeks will definitely check this.

Now let’s check these two screen technology in detail.

  • Edge Lit Screen:

In edge-lit TV, the lights are placed across the perimeter of the TV which makes it to glow more when you watch television from center.

These types of LED TV’s consume less electricity, because there is less LEDs in the TV. This kind of TV model is moderately cheaper than the other type of models.

 

  • Back lit screen:

This is the second variety of TV technology that is available in India. In this kind of TV, lights are placed behind the screen.

This way, the distribution of light is uniform and it provides better contrast but LED TV that uses this technology is costlier.

 

LED TV Sound Quality

An HD movie with mediocre sound quality is nothing but a bad movie experience.

This is why it is necessary to get the best sound for your LED TV. I would suggest you to go for TVs that support Dolby Digital surrounded sound.

There are some TV’s that comes with Dolby + DTS technology that takes the music experience to a whole new level.

Considering above options, there are basically three things that you should consider for better sound quality.

 

  • Speaker Output

Speaker output or audio output should be good enough to provide the best sound. If you are planning to get a 40 inch TV then 15W audio output would be better.

If you are thinking of purchasing larger television then upto 25 W speakers output is a preferable choice.

  • Position of Speakers

In most of the large televisions, speakers are mounted at the bottom, in some models you can find them at the front.

Front-mounted speakers provide the best sound quality. However, thinner LED TV offers the speakers at the bottom.

In such situation it would be better if you mount the TV on the wall so that sound reaches every corner of the room.

  • Adjustment of sound quality

Every room is different, in terms of dimension, the amount of things in it, number of windows etc.

So, you need to fine tune the sound output manually according to the environment.  Manual customization of audio will provide better sound quality.

 

LED TV Connectivity

LED televisions in India, offer various connectivity options. Most of the smart televisions have HDMI and USB ports to help you connect with external monitor and USB drives.

In addition to this, most of the smart LED TV’s  are equipped with Wi-Fi to help you connect with the internet.

Also, many LED TV models (Smart TV) allows you to browse websites like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Best LED TV brands in India

There are many LED TV brands in India but not every brand is the best. Here I am listing some popular and trusted top LED TV brands.

LED TV Brands LED TV Brands
Sony LG
VU Onida
Micromax Samsung
Panasonic Phillips
Sansui TCL

 

Buy From Top Brands

 

Sony

If you are high on budget, then this smart TV might be the most suitable option for you. With Dolby Digital quality of sound and use of clear phase viewing technology, Sony takes your experience to a whole new level.

Sony LED TV also comes with Wi-Fi and photo sharing options that make things smoother for you.

 

LG

This is another smart TV brand in India that provides Dolby digital sound and ability to run on the internet.

The LED television brand offers electricity saving abilities in its TV and the design of the TV is quite mesmerizing as well.

 

VU

VU provides low budget LED TVs with great quality. This brand might be a very fruitful option for you if you are a first time LED TV buyer who doesn’t want to spend much money on TV.

The design of VU TV is quite amazing and it has apps like YouTube and Netflix that makes it quite a buyable option. You can play some very exciting games as well on this TV.

 

Onida

Onida is an Indian TV brand that manufactures both low budget and high budget LED televisions. A popular Onida TV model is Onida 43 FIS which was bought by thousands of customers and rated one of the best TVs.

 

Micromax

Micromax is another Indian company that produces budget friendly smart TVs and LED Televisions. The company has a nice range of televisions that can fulfil every need of a buyer.

 

Best Time to Buy an LED TV

Timing is very important in online shopping, if you buy at the right time then you can save a lot of money, if you buy at a bad time then you can lose a lot of money.

Now the question is, when is the right time to buy?

Popular shopping websites in India, provides attractive discount offers on some occasions such as New Year, Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and other popular festivals.

Especially the period from Dussehra to Diwali is quite special for the customers, companies deliver 30% to 50% discount on LED television, Smart TVs and audio devices.

 

Exciting Deals on Televisions

 

Also, some major banks like HDFC, ICICI, SBI participate in these festive sales, and through these bank offers you can save extra 10%-20% money.

Now you can see the possibility of saving HUGE money is high during festive seasons.

So, you must have a check on the discount sales & offers that are available on online shopping websites.

But wait!

It takes a lot of time visiting every major shopping website to check discount offers. Who has got time these days?

No worries, I have a solution for you.

I have published some articles that talks about cashback offers, discount offers and coupons from major shopping portal. You can find these articles below.

I would suggest you to frequently visit above blog posts to get the information about latest discount sales and cashback deals.

 

Best Place to Buy LED TV Online

I am sure most of you know major shopping platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, TataCliQ, Snapdeal etc.

These online portals are amazing places to buy LED TV online. You can find hundreds of televisions from several top brands on these websites.

However, there are some more shopping websites where you can get your dream TV on a budget friendly price.

Some of these online places are Croma, PaytmMall, Shopclues. These website sell cheaper price LED TVs from non famous brands.

Although, I would suggest you to cross check the authenticity of electronics product on these websites.

 

Top 10 LED TV You Can Buy In India

There are many LED TVs that you can buy in India, but experts & customers have selected top 10 LED TVs of India. Below you can find the list of those televisions.

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LED TV Model Price
Vu Android 140 cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV Rs. 55999
Micromax 81 cm (32 inch) HD Ready LED TV Rs. 12499
Vu Android 109 cm (43 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV Rs. 36999
Mi LED Smart TV 4A 108 cm (43) Rs. 22999
Vu 109 cm (43 inch) Full HD LED TV Rs. 21999
Vu 80 cm (32 inch) HD Ready LED Smart TV Rs. 11999
Vu 80 cm (32 inch) Full HD LED TV  Rs. 14740
Vu 98 cm (39 inch) Full HD LED TV Rs. 17999
Vu Android 124 cm (49 inch) Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart TV Rs. 44999
Mi LED Smart TV 4A 80 cm (32) Rs. 13999

  

How to Make Your Online LED TV Purchase Smoother & Cost Effective

Buying television online has become quite easier these days because most of the TV brands sell through online medium.

Online shopping is comparatively easier than offline shopping but there are several things that you need to know before buying LED television online.

I am listing some practical tips here that will help you to purchase smartly.

 

  • Shipping Options

One of the first things that you need to check is the shipping option. You can do that by inserting the pin code of your area on the product page.

Most of the websites provide free shipping on purchase of television but there might be some areas in India where either there is no delivery or paid delivery option available.

Also, Amazon & Flipkart offer fast and scheduled delivery of the product but they charge some amount for that. You can check these options too.

 

  • Customer Reviews

It is one of the very important things that you must check before buying anything online.

Since, you can’t touch or feel the TV when purchasing online, it is necessary that you check what previous customer has said about that specific television.

On the product page you can easily see the reviews and rating of the item. The products are rated from 1 to 5 stars along with a detailed review.

 

  • Easy Returns

So you bought the TV but it is defective, now what?

Definitely, you would want to either return it get your money back or replace it.

Here I would like to tell you something, many big shopping websites doesn’t allow refund of the item, only replacement is allowed. However, it depends on the manufacturer and online shopping website.

Thus, it is better to read the return policy before buying LED television.

 

  • EMI Options

 These days you can get EMI payment option on almost everything, online shopping websites are providing exciting offers on EMI payments to customers.

So, if you are short on money then you can avail EMI options on your credit card. Flipkart provides EMI payments on debit card too but it is limited to few shopping categories.

 

  • Payment Options

Almost every big online shopping website provides multiple ways to pay for orders. However, you can select COD option when you don’t have debit/credit cards or internet banking.

I would suggest you to check whether the shopping site allow payments through e- wallets, because most of the wallets provide cashback offers if you pay via their payment gateway or UPI.

 

  • Extended Warranty

 Many website provide extended warranty on purchase of television. This option provides additional warranty coverage for your LED TV.

extended warranty benefit

So, once the company warranty expires, extended warranty takes place and protects your device.

 

  • LED TV Installation

 When you buy any LED TV, free demo and installation is provided by the online portal trough which you have bought the TV.

At the time of buying you should make sure whether the installation is provided for free or charged from customer.

 

  • Exchange Offers

 If you have an old TV that you don’t want to use anymore, you can exchange it with a new television. Shopping websites run different exchange offers on LED TV which you can take advantage of.

However you should check how much amount is payable for the old TV, depending on that you should proceed with exchange offer.

 

TV Brands Customer Support

After LED TV purchase, sometimes you may face some difficulty with your TV, in such case you will need to contact the customer care department. Here, I am listing email ids and phone numbers of major TV brands.

TV Company Phone Email
Sony 1800-103-7799 sidbpp.care@ap.sony.com
VU 1800-228-455 isr@vutvs.com
LG 18003159999 lgservice@lgindia.com
Onida 022-66975777 service@onida.com
Samsung 1800-40-726-7864 http://www.samsung.com/in/support/
Sansui 02245424400 marketing@sansuimail.in
Phillips 18602000129 philips.tv@pemail.in
Micromax 1800-102-3999 ce.customercare@micromaxinfo.com
Panasonic 18001081333 helpline@in.panasonic.com
TCL 18004190622 customercare.india@alcatelonetouch.com

In a Nutshell

Buying LED TV is a big decision as you don’t buy a TV every year or every two years like smart phone. Thus, it is necessary to make this decision wisely.

I am pretty sure this ‘How-to’ guide for buying LED TV will help you a lot & you will be able to purchase the right big screen for house.

I will be adding more things to this buying guide. So, I would like you to visit this regularly and get the latest updates.

If you want to ask something OR have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading this guide.

Himanshu Mehra
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Himanshu Mehra is the Online Marketing Manager at Deals Freak, an online shopping company. He helps businesses improving their online brand visibility and sales. You can get in touch with him on Twitter , LinkedIn and Google+. He will be happy to hear from you.
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Himanshu Mehra

Himanshu Mehra is the Online Marketing Manager at Deals Freak, an online shopping company. He helps businesses improving their online brand visibility and sales. You can get in touch with him on Twitter , LinkedIn and Google+. He will be happy to hear from you.

2 Comments

Vicky

4 months ago

Very nice detailed information before buying LED TV.

Himanshu Mehra

4 months ago

Thanks Vicky, I am glad you like the guide.

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