The Best TVs For Every Budget

In an oversaturated market, picking the right television that suits your budget and features is not quite easy. In this issue of B360, we have prepared a guide of the best TV offerings in the market according to the budget strains that will make your TV viewing experience satisfactory without having to break your bank.

Text by Dibesh Dangol

BUDGET TVs (UNDER Rs 1 LAKH)

LG 43LK5700
LG 43LK5700 is one of the best Smart LED TVs in the market. It has an FHD IPS display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels giving you a clear and bright display with wide viewing angle and almost no pixilation and wrinkles. LG has its own operating system called webOS which features in this model as well along with Quad Core processor making the device faster. Another interesting feature of this model is that it supports LG’s Magic Remote making the television voice controllable and providing quick access to your favourite channels via Single Click Access or digital contents of Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. The device has DTS Virtual:X surround sound system giving users an immersive audio experience. It has two HDMI ports and one USB port and comes with two years warranty.
Price: Rs. 75,890
(Offer Price: Rs 60,990)

Samsung UA43N5300ARSHE
Samsung UA43N5300ARSHE is a brilliant example of LED TV with the bright, sharp, and vivid display for its price tag having FHD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The model also has a good dynamic range, wide viewing angles and appreciable colour accuracy. In addition, the device comes with a PurColor feature which, according to Samsung, produces a wide gamut of colours resulting in a natural looking picture. It features the Tizen OS and comes with pre-installed apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Box TV and a web browser. Users can also access and download more apps from the Samsung store. The TV also supports Wi-Fi Direct feature letting users connect their phone or tablet wirelessly to the TV. The UA43N5300ARSHE uses twin down firing speakers with the bass reflex for audio and each speaker is rated at 10W making the total audio output of 20W. The same audio system can be found on Samsung’s larger and high-end TVs also. It also has two HDMI and a USB port for external input.
Price: Rs 74,090
(10-12% discount available)

Sony 43X7000E&F
The Sony KD-43X7000E&F comes with a LCD display with Edge LED frame dimming backlight technology and resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. It uses Live Colour Technology for picture processing, 4K X-Reality PRO for clarity enhancement and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer for contrast enhancement providing utmost viewing experience though it has a LCD display. The model is also HDR 10 compliant. Sony hasn’t got greedy with equipping the model with connectivity options. It has three HDMI, three USB and an Ethernet input ports. For the audio, Sony KD-43X7000E&F features dual 10-watt Open Baffle speakers with ClearAudio+ for sound processing and S-Force Front Surround support. It also supports Dolby and DTS audio formats. The TV runs on Linux OS.
Price: Rs 1,05,000
(Offer Price: Rs 81,900)

MID RANGE (UNDER 2 LAKHS)

LG 55UM7300
The device is LG’s most selling model in Kathmandu. It has IPS wide viewing angle 4K display with resolution of 3840×2160 and is a part of LG’s Class 4K Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ family. It uses Quad Core processor for picture processing and operates via webOS like all LG TVs providing crisp and fast viewing experience. The 55UM7300 has plenty of connectivity options. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Smartphone connectivity along with four HDMI, 2 USB, an AV and an Ethernet ports. The device features DTS Virtual:X surround sound for audio, has built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, works with Apple Airplay and can be easily operated by Magic Remote. Another interesting feature of this model is that it can convert FHD videos to near 4K so that your viewing experience isn’t compromised. Also, unlimited contents from Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube can be directly viewed on the device.
Price: Rs. 1,52,890
(Offer Price: Rs 1, 12,490)
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Samsung UA55RU7100RSHE
The 43NU7100 under Samsung’s Tizen Operating System and supports applications such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. It is Samsung’s entry-level TV with 4K resolution i.e. 3840×2160 pixels. The TV is HDR 10+ compliant meaning and provides good viewing experience because of the details, shadows, and brightness. The model comes with two-channel speakers with Dolby Digital Plus support with 20W audio output. Samsung has included sufficient ports on the 43NU7100 with 3 HDMI, 2 USB and an Ethernet ports.
Price: Rs 1,52,590
(10-12% discount available)

Sony KD-55X8000G
Like most Sony’s TVs, the KD-55X8000G runs on Android operating system and uses Triluminos Display Live Colour Technology for picture processing as well. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz refresh rate. Sony has included Dynamic Contrast Enhancer making the colours pop with deeper blacks and brighter whites. As for the speakers, the model features dual 10-watt Bass Reflex speakers with S-Force Front Surround support. As it runs on Android OS, it has in-built Chromecast, Google Home and Google Assistance and works well with Alexa and iOS devices as well. Sony has included three USB, four HDMI and an Ethernet ports as well in KD-55X8000G.
Price: Rs 2,15,000
(Offer Price: Rs 1, 52,000)

HIGH END

LG C9OLED
The C9 OLED is currently the best offering of LG in the market. It operates on α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor for picture processing and webOS as the operating system. It has built-in artificial intelligence feature like LG ThinQ AI, Google Assistant and Alexa and also works with Apple Airplay 2, Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices. The display type of C9 is OLED with 4K Ultra UD resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, Active HDR with Dolby Vision and wide viewing angle. It uses pixel level dimming technology which means that the pixels gives self lighting to the colours needed giving vibrant and realistic viewing experience. For sound, LG have installed Dolby Atmos sound system giving a theatre like sound familiarity. Additionally, it has four HDMI and three USB ports, and is available in 55 and 65 inches in Nepal.
Price for 65 inch:
Rs 7, 99,990
(Offer Price: Rs 6, 79890)
Price for 55 inch:
Rs 6,46,590

Samsung QA65Q7FNARXHE
The QA65Q7FNARXHE or simply known as Q7F is a member of Samsung’s Q series and QLED products and is one of the best looking TVs in the market. The model displays 4K Ultra HD with resolution of 3840×2160 pixels and features Samsung’s Q Colour, Q Contrast and Q Engine as its colour, contrast, picture enhancers respectively for offering excellent colour, contrast and details. It has an innovative invisible wiring system and breakout box at the back of the screen making installation easy and clean. The One Remote Control is another attractive feature/accessory of this TV. The remote contains very less buttons and is mainly focused on voice accessibility. It has an Ethernet, four HDMI and three USB ports. The weight of the device is 23.7 kg (without Stand). The Q7F also features 4.1CH speakers giving sound output of 40W and supports Dolby Digital Plus.
Price: Rs 7,89,990
(10-12% discount available)

Sony 55A8G
The 55A8G is Sony’s sleek, simple but high performance offering in the market. The OLED panel of the TV is just a quarter of an inch think whereas the rectangular box behind the screen adds another 1.8 inches. It has four HDMI, two USB and an Ethernet ports for connectivity along with 3.5mm headphone output if the user prefers to join their headphone. The remote of Sony 55A8G looks like any regular remote but has dedicated quick access buttons for Google Play and Netflix, and a pinhole microphone for using Google Assistant and voice search. The TV runs on Android OS, uses Triluminos display with HDR Super bit precision colour mapping live colour technology for colour enhancement, dual database processing 4K X-Reality Pro for clarity enhancement processing, and object-based HDR remaster Dynamic Contrast Enhancer providing users with the feel of precise colour and detail viewing experience. As for the audio, the model is equip with four 10W Acoustic Surface audio speakers, uses ClearAudio+ for sound processing and S-Force front surround support, and supports all formats of Dolby and DTS audios.
Price: Rs 6,50,000
(Offer Price: Rs 5, 07,500).

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