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Old 25th August 2022, 19:17   #10186
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I'm looking for a 32 inch Full HD TV to replace a current unit for a family member. After searching for models from Samsung/Sony/Lg, have realized that at this screen size, not many brands offer full hd tv's.

Not too keen on any other brands due to reliability concerns but I'm open to suggestions from this forum.
Unfortunately all the good brands (Samsung, LG, Sony) offer FHD only from 40" onwards. The 32" versions only come with FHD-ready setup. Using a Samsung 32 inch FHD in my bedroom for over a year now and have no complaints with the clarity or color reproduction even. You'd barely make out the difference between FHD and FHD-ready with a naked eye.
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Old 25th August 2022, 19:36   #10187
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I was able to find one model from LG: LQ63, does anyone have an idea of how good this model is?
I bought this FHD TV from Croma recently. I was very specific about size to be sub-32 inch and as you would have found out, there are very few from reputed brands offering FHD at this size.

So far, picture quality is fine (had to tune the default settings a bit), but audio from this unit surprised me, was expecting pathetic audio as one would see in these thin-frame TVs, but was much better than what I expected.

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Old 25th August 2022, 20:03   #10188
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Unfortunately all the good brands (Samsung, LG, Sony) offer FHD only from 40" onwards.
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I bought this FHD TV from Croma recently. I was very specific about size to be sub-32 inch and as you would have found out, there are very few from reputed brands offering FHD at this size.
Thanks for your views, but as IamNikhil pointed out, it was hard finding a good FHD tv that was 32", so we decided to increase the budget and screen size as well .

Ended up purchasing the LG 43UQ8050 and initial impressions are positive
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Old 25th August 2022, 20:42   #10189
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Is there any 60 inch Tv available in the market now or to be launched shortly?

My TV cabinet (built into the wall) is slightly too small to accommodate a 65 inch. I am aware of the 55 inch models. So specifically enquiring only about the 60 inch ones.
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Is there any 60 inch Tv available in the market now or to be launched shortly?
There are a few well rated 58 inch models from Samsung. Have a look.
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Got the repair for my Sony TV done via a 3rd Party Repair Shop in Bangalore. They came home analyzed the TV and picked it up. They removed the TV from the wall mount carefully and took it. They have their own Autorickshaw for pick-up. They quoted approx. 9K for repair and said some Pigeon Sheet would need to be changed. Post repair they dropped the TV back on the 3rd day and again they put it back on the wall mount.

Here are the Before and After Pics of our Sony Bravia 65" TV:
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Details of the 3rd Party Repair Contact:
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Final Repair Cost: Rs.8500/- (They accepted GPay for payment as well)
There is a 3 month warranty they provide on the repair as well.

Happy with the story so far - let us see how it holds up long term.
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I am looking to buy a 43 inch LED 4K ultra HD TV. QLED is out of budget. Anywhere around 43 inch is fine, I don't want it bigger than that as if hinders experience when watching non HD video.

Considering the spares and support, I have zeroed in on LG and Samsung. Which one should I pick? Which has better display and speaker. Which one has the better OS?

Also, there are multiple models on 4K ultra HD on both these brands. What would be the difference? Since tv can be assembled and disassembled easily, I would prefer not going by Amazon route to avoid being cheated with a duplicate product. Should I change my mind on this? Please advice. Thanks in advance.
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I am looking to buy a 43 inch LED 4K ultra HD TV. QLED is out of budget. Anywhere around 43 inch is fine, I don't want it bigger than that as if hinders experience when watching non HD video.

Considering the spares and support, I have zeroed in on LG and Samsung. Which one should I pick? Which has better display and speaker. Which one has the better OS?

Also, there are multiple models on 4K ultra HD on both these brands. What would be the difference? Since tv can be assembled and disassembled easily, I would prefer not going by Amazon route to avoid being cheated with a duplicate product. Should I change my mind on this? Please advice. Thanks in advance.
You should check contrast and refresh rates more than brand per se.

My Vu looks horrid and washed out despite a 450 nits screen with some crazy contrast ratio. Its okay for saas bahu serials not Batman movies or low light sports videos.

Friend's budget samsung wasnt much better either.

I would not care about UHD but these two issues.
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I am looking to buy a 43 inch LED 4K ultra HD TV. QLED is out of budget
Didn't know much about Ultra HD, so googled it & found that Ultra HD has double the resolution of Full HD? So what kind of watching is it useful for?

Also, back in the day, people used to say that even full HD isn't that useful for under 40 inch TVs & HD ready is good enough. I don't if that was true back then, but if it was is there a similar size threshold for Ultra HD?

Also would SD channels look bad on Ultra HD?
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Didn't know much about Ultra HD, so googled it & found that Ultra HD has double the resolution of Full HD? So what kind of watching is it useful for?

Also, back in the day, people used to say that even full HD isn't that useful for under 40 inch TVs & HD ready is good enough. I don't if that was true back then, but if it was is there a similar size threshold for Ultra HD?

Also would SD channels look bad on Ultra HD?
You are correct, UHD (4k) is double the resolution of HD. The utility of UHD depends on one's watching habits. Now a days, many OTT contents are UHD so it definitely makes a better viewing experience. However there are no 4k channels on DTH currently so it doesn't really makes a difference if one is only watching DTH channels.

But world is moving towards higher picture quality so sooner or later, 4k content would be available and one can invest in UHD TV to be future ready.

About SD channel quality on UHD, I didn't find much difference watching SD content on 40" HD TV vs 50" UHD TV (although I do not watch SD channels frequently so it was not a deal breaker for me). It is better to test in a showroom to make sure SD picture quality is acceptable if that's the primary purpose/requirement.

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Didn't know much about Ultra HD, so googled it & found that Ultra HD has double the resolution of Full HD? So what kind of watching is it useful for?
It depends on what you can perceive. I have a sharp eye, so am able to spot the difference between Full HD and 4K. And it shows. The other day after watching the first two episodes of Rings of Power, I decided to watch the original LOTR and the lack of sharpness was very visible. But when it comes to HD audio, am hardly able to tell the difference. But there are people who claim they can.
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Also, back in the day, people used to say that even full HD isn't that useful for under 40 inch TVs & HD ready is good enough. I don't if that was true back then, but if it was is there a similar size threshold for Ultra HD?
Along with screen size what matters is how far you sit. If you sit close enough you'd see the difference. But then since we all sit about 10ft froom our TVs, that ballpark is about right. 32"-720p, 43"=1080p, 55"=4K.
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Absolutely - the bigger you go the worse it gets. SD channels in my HD ready TV was tolerable, but when I switched to Full HD, it was horrible. Similar story when I switched to 4K, but then it was still bearable maybe in this the upscaling was done better. Now I don't have cable and so don't watch SD content on the TV.
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I have a 12 year old 43" HD and a relatively new 55" UHD, both LG.

Both the TV's have excellent upscaling algorithms and SD content is quite good, no difference.

The advantage of the 55" UHD is flexibility. You choose what ever format you watch - SD, HD, UHD something you cannot do on a lower res TV. Secondly as UHD is gaining popularity the panels for HD (which are manufactured by only a few OEM) will be phased out, so long term maintenance will be a problem.
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Have anyone used Thomson TV. They launched QLED TVs starting at 33999 for 50 inch. It is much cheaper than Samsung or even VU. Price is very tempting but product and service quality is something unknown
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Have anyone used Thomson TV. They launched QLED TVs starting at 33999 for 50 inch. It is much cheaper than Samsung or even VU. Price is very tempting but product and service quality is something unknown
Most of these are Chinese stuff of variable quality. Check the angle of view, contrast and response time. None of these can match the mainstream TV.
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I am looking to buy a 43 inch LED 4K ultra HD TV. QLED is out of budget. Anywhere around 43 inch is fine, I don't want it bigger than that as if hinders experience when watching non HD video.

Considering the spares and support, I have zeroed in on LG and Samsung. Which one should I pick? Which has better display and speaker. Which one has the better OS?
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A friend purchased an LG 55inch ultra HD LED tv. I watched a few 4k videos in it. The videos with dark visuals were not really pleasing. The black color seemed more like ash black. Seems like it's some kind of backlight effect present in LG. Looked more like LCD screen.

That is when I realized, I would rather buy a QLED for better viewing experience. After watching some videos on YouTube and inquiring friends who are tech experts, they recommended the QLED as well. Also, I got to know that Samsung is the panel supplier for QLED for some other brands. So, I would go for a Samsung tv with the QLED tech. So, budget would go up.

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You should check contrast and refresh rates more than brand per se.

My Vu looks horrid and washed out despite a 450 nits screen with some crazy contrast ratio. Its okay for saas bahu serials not Batman movies or low light sports videos.
Absolutely. I checked this aspect and was disappointed with the LED experience. QLED offers better contrast. OLED has the best contrast, but loses out on nits. QLED is like the best of both worlds. Refresh rates shouldn't matter much, because I don't play games. Whichever is standard would suffice for movies and regular tv channels.

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Didn't know much about Ultra HD, so googled it & found that Ultra HD has double the resolution of Full HD? So what kind of watching is it useful for

Also would SD channels look bad on Ultra HD?
Almost all the tv above 30k have this UHD thing. I noticed that Tv apps like Netflix has a separate section for UHD movies, if you are using a UHD supported tv. So, videos with 4K resolution available can be viewed in this tv, and the experience should be better.

Regarding the SD videos, I am also worried about that. But my usage will mostly be Netflix and prime. Let's see what awaits.

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However there are no 4k channels on DTH currently so it doesn't really makes a difference if one is only watching DTH channels

About SD channel quality on UHD, I didn't find much difference watching SD content on 40" HD TV vs 50" UHD TV
That's right. Also, I heard from friends that the UHD adds pixels virtually in between other pixels for the lower quality visual content like the DTH videos to make it automatically adjust in the 4K ultra HD tv. It's more on how good the tv brand has implemented this. If there isn't going to be much difference in 40" and 50" display for DTH videos, then it's really great. I would buy whichever seems VFM.

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