Being Smart about Smart TVs

Every home is now equipped with a smart TV. Almost all brands have come up with smart TVs of various sizes spoiling the consumer with choices. Consumer VOICE experts have done a product survey of top smart TV models of 32 inches and 43 inches to help you decide the best smart TV for your family.

Brands Compared: MI, Samsung, LG, Micromax, Philips, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sanyo, Micromax, Intex, Onida, Lloyd, TCL

So, you have set your heart on a smart TV. Which one, though? With an increasingly wide range of models to choose from, the selection process may be easier said than done. Not all smart TVs are created equal. Perhaps the TV you like does not have the operating system of your choice. Perhaps the additional features you want are not available either. Clearly you will want to do your homework before the purchase is done. While our earlier comparative exercise covered 32-inch smart TVs (refer to August issue), in this report we compare models with various screen sizes on some basic features. Alongside, you will also find out what to expect from your smart TV.

The major feature separating smart TVs and not-so-smart TVs is an internet connection. This allows one to access on-demand content from apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4, and stream television shows and movies from a variety of apps and services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. Many smart TVs also let you go to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A growing number of smart TVs have full web browsers that let you go almost anywhere on the internet. Many smart TVs come with point-and-click remote controls that can manage onscreen interactions using hand motions or by responding to your voice commands. Most smart TVs also provide capabilities to connect with external devices such as a USB flash drive, a mobile phone, etc.

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  • Size
  • HDR
  • Display Resolution
  • Energy Consumption
  • Star Rating
  • Price

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