I remember those days when TFT TVs were new in the market and only rich and mighty could afford to buy them. The recent technological development and advent of new brands have created a great competition in the gadget market. This gadget war has resulted in lowering of price that has mostly benefited to aspiring middle class.
Today, all brands have sturdy focus on the budget segment. You can easily find a number of quality televisions in 11000 to 20000 rupees range in the local electronics showroom. Each new TV model comes with a new trademark technology. For a one-time buyer to analyze these technologies and calculating benefit of them in real usages is difficult. Vast choices create confusion among buyer in choosing the most appropriate gadget according to their needs.
To help our readers in choosing the right TV, we decided to go through all popular budget LED TVs currently available in the market. In this article, we have reviewed five such TVs, which are considered best in terms of great features and performance.
Micromax 32T7250HD (32TFK50HD) 32 inches LED TV
This Indian brand has done a remarkable job in bringing big screen TVs under the budget of a common man. In last six months, Micromax has been regularly launching new television models every month to keep up with the competition it started just a few years ago. The Micromax 32T7250HD/32TFK50HD LED TV is one such TV that was launched this year and is currently available in the market for a price of 14990 rupees. You will get most of the modern day features on this LED TV, but a few drawbacks make it an undesirable buy.
Micromax has showed its design capabilities by giving this TV a refreshing looks. Its bezels come in reflective finish and the curved edges look much pleasing to the eyes. However, this LED TV suffers from the same bad build quality that most of the products from Micromax are criticized of. Its back is slightly curved, which makes it easy for the user to reach the connectivity ports. The TV is 83 mm thick and weighs at 5.48 KG.
This LED TV from Micromax boasts a huge 32 inch display, but the bad thing is that its pixel resolution is limited to only 1366 X 768 pixels. You will not be able to enjoy full HD videos on this TV. It does not feature an IPS panel because of which the viewing angles get limited to 170 degree. The TV comes with a really poor static contrast ratio of 167:1. Gamers will certainly not like this TV as it features a low motion refresh rate of 60 Hz only. The one thing that you will like the most about this is that it comes with Zero Dots LED Panel.
Two 10 Watt speakers on the back of this LED TV are powerful to generate loud audio. You will not have problem in watching your favorite movie or listening to your favorite music even if you have installed this TV in a large room. The SRS technology helps the speaker system to create a virtual surround sound effect.
The TV comes with a single HDMI and a single USB port. The list of other connectivity features of this TV includes all the basic ports like RF In, VGA, Audio In, Audio Out and Component In.
This LED TV uses AVEA (Audio Video Enhancement Architecture) technology to produce crispy graphics and high quality audio. Although it is not a smart TV but you will be able to directly play the media files stored on your USB flash drive. Some other extra features that you can find on this LED TV are Sleep Timer, Analog Tuner, Picture Freeze and Auto Channel Search.
Surprisingly, this LED TV consumes only 45 Watts of electricity even when it comes with a huge 32 inch display. It is a good thing for those customers who are looking for an energy efficient television.
- Ergonomically designed
- Low power consumption
- Bigger display
- Generates loud and high quality audio
- Low refresh rate
- Low resolution display
- Single USB and Single HDMI port
For those who are really limited by budget, this TV is a great option. You get a bigger display and can also enjoy the modern features like USB connectivity on it.
Vu 32K160MREVD 32 inches LED TV
This new player in the TV business has successfully won the loyalty of a large budget section of Indian society. The main reason behind its success is that this brand also focused on quality of its products. As this brand has become an important player in the Indian television market, this list will not get completed without reviewing one of its TVs. The Vu 32K160MREVD LED TV is an affordable product that can be purchased for just 15490 rupees. Although you will be satisfied by its quality and features, but still this is not a perfect buy and I will tell you the reason in this review.
You will certainly fall in love with the design of this LED TV. It comes with a sleek body and wears a premium finish. Its bezels are so thin that you will not notice them on first look. This LED TV will certainly enhance the beauty of your living room. While wall mounting, this TV feels like it has become the part of the wall itself. However, the cool design also results in a major drawback. You will not be able to easily reach the connectivity ports as there space really congested. But you can save all that worry by installing this TV on a table. It is just 89 mm thick and weighs only 4.9 KG.
It comes with a 32 inch display that packs an HD resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. The hard truth is you will not be able to enjoy a video in 1080P quality, although there is no problem in playing of a FHD video file. The Micro Lens Optical design of this LED TV helps in producing sharper graphics and enhances the experience of user. Its panel has got A+ Grade rating as it makes videos appear crispy even if they do not have enough details. Static contrast ratio of 1000000:1 and viewing angle of 178 degree is really surprising at this price. However, this TV is not a perfect device to suit your gaming needs as it has got a low motion refresh rate of 60 Hz.
You might need an extra set of speakers as this TV features a set of only two 6 Watt speakers, which do not produce loud audio output. The good thing is that it comes with a Digital Noise Reduction feature that makes the sound crisp.
You will be able to attach multiple devices to this TV as it comes with two HDMI and two USB ports. Other connectivity ports like RF In, Audio In, Audio Out, Headphone Out, VGA and Component In are also present on it.
Although this TV does not have a bunch of extra features to offer, but the few features that it comes with are of much appreciation. You can play media files directly from a USB flash storage thanks to the built-in media player. All its components are dust and moisture resistant, which makes this TV more durable.
This TV consumes just 50 Watts of electricity, which means your electricity bill will stay unaffected even if you watch movies on this TV all day.
- Great display.
- 2 USB and 2 HDMI ports.
- High contrast ratio.
- Wide viewing angles.
- A+ Grade rating.
- Low resolution.
- Low audio volume.
The only thing that bothers me is its low power speakers and non-full HD display.
Sony BRAVIA KLV-24P412C 24 inches LED TV
Sony is the best and ultimate choice when it comes to choosing a Television with the best display and sound. There is a vast difference in the quality of products manufactured by Sony and Micromax. I am not saying that you should not buy Micromax products. Our intention is only present a fair comparison.
Yes, it is also true that Sony budget television lacks popular features and limits connectivity options to just few. The Sony BRAVIA KLV-24P412C LED TV is currently available for 15900 rupees and its quality cannot be compared to any other TV in this price range.
Sony has used durable materials in this TV. You will not find any kind of flex or creek on its body. Moreover, it is just 65 mm thick and the finish that it wears is really appreciable. There are few drawbacks in the design ergonomics of this LED TV. You will find its bezels too much wide and annoying. I would say that Sony was reluctant in giving the best design possible at this prize.
Although you can play full HD videos on this TV, but as its 24 inch display features a resolution of 1280 X 800 only, the experience would not be that great. However, you will not regret this buy just because it has limited pixels. Its Color Resolution Enhancer makes the graphics clearer and brighter. The colors on this display do not get distorted even from steep angles. The bad this is that its panel is powered by Edge LED technology, which results in uneven distribution of brightness.
The two 10 Watt speakers on the back are really loud and with the Sound Booster feature, your music listening experience jumps to a much higher note. It is also loaded with Dolby Digital technology to produce high quality sound.
This LED TV allows the user to connect his smartphone with the help MHL feature. You can also find two HDMI and one USB port on the back. The list of connectivity ports on this TV also includes RF In, Audio In, Audio Out, VGA and Component In.
The Sony TV comes with a support of 11 Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya and Tamil. The X-Protection Pro feature of this TV saves it from lightening, power surge and humidity. The TV also features FM Radio, which means you will be able to listen to your favorite radio jockey 24 hours live.
This LED TV consumes only 41 Watts of electricity. It also supports a wide voltage range of 100-240 Volts.
- Clear Resolution Enhancer.
- Noise Reduction feature.
- MHL connectivity.
- High contrast ratio and wide viewing angles.
- Regional language support.
- X-Protection Pro feature.
- Dolby Digital technology.
- Low resolution display.
- Only one USB port.
The small display size limits the reach of this TV. Only those people will buy it who want a TV for their small room.
Salora SLV 4322 31.5 inches LED TV
Salora is an Indian brand that manufactures a wide range of electronic items. It is quite normal if you have not heard its name because it is not a very popular brand. However, this company is doing everything to create a place in the market. This year it launched its SLV 4322 LED TV, which is currently selling with an attractive price tag of 14900 rupees. This LED TV comes with a number cool feature that is needed to be mentioned here.
It is really hard to imagine a TV with premium design at this price, but Salora has made that dream real. This TV comes with an ultramodern look that will certainly attract you. Its bezels are as thin as they can be. The back panel of the TV is fully clean and the air vents are also designed in an ergonomic way. However, you might not like the quality of the material used in the body.
This Salora TV comes with a 31.5 inch HD ready display that packs a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. This display features wide viewing angle of 178 degree, which is an exception for the price you pay. Moreover, the Direct LED technology distributes the brightness evenly across the display panel. The static contrast ratio of 3000:01:00 and low refresh rate of 60 Hz are the two things which will not be liked by gamers.
The TV features two 8 Watt speakers on the back. These speakers do create stereo effect, but they are not enough loud to make your house a Cinema hall. You will need an extra set of speakers if you are planning to install this LED TV in a large room.
You get 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports on this TV, which is really a great thing as you will be able to connect multiple devices simultaneously. It is also loaded with other connectivity features like RF In, Audio In, Audio Out, VGA, Component In and Headphone Out.
This TV comes loaded with a few notable user convenient features. The Dynamic Noise Reduction feature removes the annoying noise from videos enhancing the experience of the viewer. Its Automatic Volume Leveler balances the sound fluctuations of continuous scenes. Moreover, the TV also comes with the features like Clock, Sleep Timer, Child Lock and Auto Channel Search.
In active mode, this TV consumes only 50 Watts of electricity and this number even falls to only 1Watt when it goes in standby mode.
- Nice display.
- Great design.
- 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports.
- Dynamic noise reduction.
- Consumes less power.
- Auto Power Off feature.
- Low audio volume.
- Comes with HD display only.
Many people will not buy this TV just because it is manufactured by a non-popular brand. But I must tell you that it comes with all the features that you cannot even think of having on a TV priced at 20,000 rupees.
Haier LE24B8000 23.6 inches LED TV
Haier is fighting its tooth and nail to get an exposure in the Indian electronic market, but all its efforts are failing considerably. To attract budget customers it launched the LE24B8000 60 LED TV last year, which is currently selling at 13250 rupees. As it is a year old TV, many of its features are not capable of giving tough competition to other brands.
This LED TV features a much attractive design. Its outer shell wears a glossy black finish that really looks pleasing to the eyes. The bezels of this TV are so thin that sometime you will feel they do not exist. Although you can mount it on a wall but I would recommend going for table mounting because of its eye-catching stand. The TV is just 63 mm thick and looks much premium in reality.
The TV flaunts a 23.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. This much resolution seems to be a fair deal at this price, but you will be not able to enjoy full HD videos on it. This TV is not meant for those who are planning to use it as a display for their gaming consoles because of its low motion refresh rate of 60 Hz only. The display is powered by Edge LED backlighting technology, which can result in uneven distribution of brightness.
You will be disappointed with this TV on the audio front. It features two 3Watt speakers that produce much low volume sound. You will need an extra set of speakers even if you are installing this TV in a small room.
There are two HDMI ports on the back, which means you will be able to use this TV as a display for at least two devices at the same time. The bad thing is that it features a single USB port that limits the user’s connectivity options.
However, all the necessary connectivity ports like RF In, Audio In, Audio Out, VGA and Component In are present on it.
The built-in media player of this LED TV allows the user to directly play audio video files from his USB flash drive. It features Auto Volume Leveler that balances the sound fluctuation of different scenes. The TV also comes with other convenient features like Sleep Timer, Noise Reduction and Zooming capability.
You can be sure that your electricity bill will not get affected by using this TV. It consumes just 40 Watts of power in active mode and only 1Watt of power in standby mode.
- Attractive design.
- Built-in media player.
- 2 HDMI ports.
- Noise reduction.
- Auto Volume Leveler.
- Power efficient.
- Low audio volume.
- Single USB port.
- Low resolution display.
I would recommend not buying this LED TV as it comes with a number of drawbacks.