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Old 14th February 2018, 15:11   #8536
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I would buy it if I was in the market for a tv..
Well iam definitely in the market!

Price and design combo is mouth-watering.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch launched at 39,999/-
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I would buy it if I was in the market for a tv. I have a number of Xiaomi devices for home automation, security, energy saving etc and they are amazing.
And it's 4K too! Its wafer thin too! What a great deal this is! I am tempted. I read that it is an existing model selling in china. Any reviews of the same? I was looking at a Samsung set 49" retailing at 69K. This is much cheaper.

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55 inches for 40K, that too slim and 4K ? OMG!!

I was looking to buy one and got quotes no less than 90k for Samsungs/LGs and Sony's.

Waiting for a review to get my hands on.
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I have a US-bought 2016 Sony 55” LED TV that’s gone bad after less than 500 hours of viewing. The Sony service center technician says the panel needs to be replaced, which is approx 40% of the cost of a new TV. Waiting for the exact quote.

Does anyone know of a reliable TV repair shop or person near Jayanagar Bangalore? Have read online threads about how official service centres rip you and based on the troubleshooting that the technician did, I am not convinced about the replacement. Thanks in advance.
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The Sony service center technician says the panel needs to be replaced, which is approx 40% of the cost of a new TV.
In my experience from Chennai, the sony technicians are very capable and do a good job. They do component level repair and do not insist on panel change unless necessary. If you send me a pic and symptoms I can ask the sony technician who fixed my TV, his opinion.
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Amazing price for what's on offer:

https://www.flipkart.com/mi-led-4k-s...levision-store

If someone is planning to buy, don't forget the 10% instant discount using HDFC cards.
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Other than the cost, how does the newly launched Mi TV compare against the Vu TVs, the following model in particular?
https://www.flipkart.com/vu-140-cm-5...k1519040268700

Should I be concerned that the Youtube and Netflix apps are not available on Mi? Will a chromecast solve these problems for me? Is it worth spending 10K extra for Vu TV (assuming everything else is comparable) to get the ability to install apps of my choice on the TV?
My apologies in advance if my questions sound silly, I am a bit noob as far as smart TVs are concerned.
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Very less numbers of MI TV will be available when it goes on sale on 22nd. So be better prepared if you want to grab one. 😋
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Other than the cost, how does the newly launched Mi TV compare against the Vu TVs, the following model in particular?
https://www.flipkart.com/vu-140-cm-5...k1519040268700

Should I be concerned that the Youtube and Netflix apps are not available on Mi? Will a chromecast solve these problems for me? Is it worth spending 10K extra for Vu TV (assuming everything else is comparable) to get the ability to install apps of my choice on the TV?
My apologies in advance if my questions sound silly, I am a bit noob as far as smart TVs are concerned.
I am getting this TV. Most of my viewing happens in Netflix and Amazon. But that does not bother me as I use Amazon Fire stick anyway. You can buy it, it only costs 3999 on Amazon. I am satisfied with it and you can have all the apps that you want barring Official youtube app, but Amazon has given a workaround for it. Same is the case with Mi TV.
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Amazing price for what's on offer:

https://www.flipkart.com/mi-led-4k-s...levision-store

If someone is planning to buy, don't forget the 10% instant discount using HDFC cards.
Where is the offer mentioned on HDFC cards?
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Other than the cost, how does the newly launched Mi TV compare against the Vu TVs, the following model in particular?
https://www.flipkart.com/vu-140-cm-5...k1519040268700

Should I be concerned that the Youtube and Netflix apps are not available on Mi? Will a chromecast solve these problems for me? Is it worth spending 10K extra for Vu TV (assuming everything else is comparable) to get the ability to install apps of my choice on the TV?
My apologies in advance if my questions sound silly, I am a bit noob as far as smart TVs are concerned.
I have the 49" HD version of the same. Other than the pre-installed Netflix and Youtube, there is nothing great about this Smart Vu on the smartness level.

It is as dumb and dull as the Opera Store and a real pain to use. The remote does have direct Netflix and YouTube launcher buttons.

The quality of panel and viewing is definitely quite comparable to much better known brands though.

Vu used to have Android Smart TVs, though with Android 4.2 version, which they stopped. They were atleast better on Smartness but pain to use for YouTube and other things, much limited on internal disk space and limited by lack of official Android version.

A Chromecast or Amazon stick would be much better coupled with a normal (non-Smart) Vu TV.

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A Chromecast or Amazon stick would be much better coupled with a normal (non-Smart) Vu TV.
+1

If anyone is tight on a budget, I'd always recommend getting a non-smart TV from Samsung/LG and then a stick to make it smart. That way, you can ensure your TV is always up to date capability-wise by getting the smartest stick.
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Thanks everyone for the replies.
So the verdict here seems to be that a chromecast/fire stick + non-smart TV is better than a smart TV. Can the same be said for the chromecast + smart TV combination too? I am asking this because that is the only option on offer from Mi.
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Where is the offer mentioned on HDFC cards?
Under the heading: Mi TV 4- Buy 'world's thinnest LED TV' at best prices on Flipkart

Search for HDFC in the link that I provided in my post.

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Under the heading: Mi TV 4- Buy 'world's thinnest LED TV' at best prices on Flipkart

Search for HDFC in the link that I provided in my post.
Thanks, read the info. Not sure how many units are in stock.

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Thanks everyone for the replies.
So the verdict here seems to be that a chromecast/fire stick + non-smart TV is better than a smart TV. Can the same be said for the chromecast + smart TV combination too? I am asking this because that is the only option on offer from Mi.
I am only looking for the picture quality and least bothered about the Patchwall, WebOS, Android TV since have a Apple TV which takes care of the smartness. In the same league, a fire stick or chromecast could easily do the trick.

55" 4k for 36K (10% instant discount on HDFC), deal cant be sweeter than this
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