There are few devices and appliances that should be seen as long-term investments, and through two different lenses. First, with respect to the price, and second, with respect to their function. Laptops, TVs, washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners are primarily seen as investments that one wouldn’t want to repeat for at least 4-5 years. That is why we often believe the adage ‘you get what you pay for’, and when it comes to these devices and appliances, we don’t like cutting corners.
Televisions have been an integral part of our households for decades. Right from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when we had box TV sets with CRTs, to the mid-2000s when plasma TVs and LCD screens were all the rage, to today, when most of us have LED TVs at our homes — TVs have always been a part of our family.
So when you decide to purchase a new TV, you have to look at various parameters, and think about various factors. Before even thinking about the LED TV size, display, resolution and its smart functionality, we have to give a serious thought about the brand. Then come the features, and finally, the price.
If you’re thinking about buying a new TV, here are the important features you need to consider, based on which you can make your purchase decision.
TV Screen size
Firstly, it is imperative that you look at the size of the screen. Is a 32 inch TV good enough for you? If you are installing the TV in the hall, you might want to look at a 43-inch or a 45-inch TV, as you would need a relatively large screen, while the TV needs to have wide viewing angles. A 32-inch TV would be good enough if you are installing the TV in your bedroom, or in the drawing room. Furthermore, the screen size also influences the cost of the LED TV. Larger the size of the screen, more expensive the television set.
Display and the screen resolution
The top TV brands in India offer LED TVs in various display resolutions. For instance, you can either buy a TV with HD Ready resolution, which is good enough if you are buying a 32-inch TV. You can also opt for a TV with full HD resolution, 4K ultra HD resolution, or the top-of-the-line, and the creme-de-la-creme, 8K resolution.
Other than just the resolution, you might also want to think about the display. If you want a TV set that is top-of-the-line, you can look at OLED TVs or QLED TVs. However, if you don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts on the new TV, you can go for the standard LED TV.
TV Connectivity options
When you are about to purchase a new TV, ensure that it comes with ample connectivity options. For instance, it is important for the TV to have an HDMI port, along with 2 or 3 USB ports. This ensures that you can connect peripheral devices, including USB sticks, gaming and projectors to your LED TV. If you’re thinking about buying a smart TV, ensure that the LED TV is Wi-Fi enabled, so that you can connect the smart TV to the internet.
Smart TV or normal LED TV
Last but not least, when buying a new branded TV, decide if you would want to purchase a smart TV. Smart TVs are becoming widely popular, as you can stream content from OTT platforms and apps, surf the web, and even connect to your office laptop remotely! Buying a smart TV is a sound investment, with the 32-inch Mi LED TV being the most popular model in the market.
Once you zero in on your favourite TV model, you can use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to pay for it in convenient monthly instalments. Bring your new TV home, and pay for it in easy EMIs over flexible tenors ranging from 3-24 months.