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Looking for the best smart TV? Look through these metrics first

·2-min read
Male hand holding TV remote control.
Male hand holding TV remote control.

Buying a smart TV has become extremely convenient today, with so many options springing up every day. As the television industry is upgrading itself almost daily, the choice becomes a little confusing for someone who wants to make a purchase because there are many things to look into before deciding on the best fit.

Having a thorough knowledge about smart TVs is very important to make a purchase. There are options like HDR, LED, 4K, OLED, and others, that are each as bewildering as the last one. Most people have issues between high-definition TVs and 4K Ultra HD options at stores. There are a few things, a knowledge of which can make that choice a lot easier.

The first thing that every buyer looks at when purchasing a TV is the screen and its resolution. This is where the HDR to OLED questions are answered. Screen technology like QLED and OLED confuses many people. In order to differentiate between them, it is important to look at subsidiary screen features. These are black level, motion blur, viewing angle, colour volume, grey uniformity, luminosity, image retention, and price and availability. Between QLED and LED, the difference is between motion blur, colour volume, and availability. QLED has better motion blur and colour volume. OLED has better versions of all these aspects and is available at competitive prices.

The OLED option is the most readily available screen now. It is also the most expensive but makes for a brilliant viewing experience. Their black levels are the best because the parts of the screen that are black are normally switched off. Other parts of the screen are lit.

Samsung 1m 38cm (55") QN90A Neo QLED 4K Smart TV: BUY HERE for Rs. 1,75,990/-

The LED and LCD variants save more energy when compared to the backlighting brought about by CCFL. This is the most commonly bought screen type. The display is great, it is commonly called liquid crystal, and the TVs are slimmer because of the backlighting.

Going for a QLED or quantum dot screen is, again, a better choice than the normal LEDs and LCDs. The price of this option is also significantly lower than the OLED models. The term was popularised by Samsung. 

Vu Masterpiece 215 cm (85 inch) QLED Ultra HD (4K) Smart TV: BUY HERE for Rs. 2,79,999/-

The technology produces coloured light with the help of a semiconductor called a quantum dot. Nonetheless, this screen option is also quite expensive. The other company that sells the variant in India is Vu.

The next thing one needs to figure out while buying a smart TV is the screen size they want. While big screens are very attractive, the calculation depends on your proximity to the TV. 

OnePlus Q1 Series 138.8 cm (55 inch) QLED Ultra HD (4K) Smart TV : BUY HERE for Rs. 62,899/-

The metric is simple - the distance should be three times the height of the TV.

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