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Dear dimers,

I am planning on getting a 43" smart TV and considering the following brands VU, OnePlus and MI.

More inclined towards VU as I already have a 32" model at home (non-smart TV) and the panel quality is great but worried about how well smart TV has been implemented.

How are OnePlus and MI? I keep hearing about Hisense too, how is it?

Main requirements:
1. Good panel
2. Easy to use interface for smart TV as it will be used by parents
3. Good sound clarity, not too keen on loud volume as it will be used in bedroom.

Thanks in advance

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Interface will be almost same in all of them. Standard Android TV – like Mibox

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check the negative reviews(1 star) on flipkart/amazon..m sure after reading that u wont tend to buy shitty MI tv..if u hv budget then go for sony,else VU/lg/smasung or maybe nokia etc are fine

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binod_babu wrote:

check the negative reviews(1 star) on flipkart/amazon..m sure after reading that u wont tend to buy shitty MI tv..if u hv budget then go for sony,else VU/lg/smasung or maybe nokia etc are fine

Any particular reason ?

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I don’t like colour profile of Mi TV & my friend who purchased a different model didn’t appreciate the picture quality.

Vu is a decent option. My cousin has Vu cinema (Android TV interface) & it’s running without any issues since last October.

After Vu, iFFALCON gets decent reviews but don’t have personal experience. Do check the reviews.

Hisense is OEM for various brands & models like H8G & H9G get good reviews in US. But it’s a new entrant in Indian market. It’s not clear whether they’re launching their well reviewed models or dumping 2-3 year old models in India. Still do check for reviews excluding it. If they launch new technology in India then they’ll do very well.

Many of these TV’s have ‘Android Tv’ which is heavy but offers comprehensive options with regards to apps.

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@raghupro Go for hisense or VU whichever is available in your pincode. Both are 98% same as panels are made by hisense only. Only diff is in remote 🙂 Im currently using hisense 43inch 4k tv and touchwood its working fine till now. Do get extended warranty for protection. My bro has mitv , its also good however its picture, sound quality is not at the same level as hisense, vu.

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cadence wrote:

I don’t like colour profile of Mi TV & my friend who purchased a different model didn’t appreciate the picture quality.

Vu is a decent option. My cousin has Vu cinema (Android TV interface) & it’s running without any issues since last October.

After Vu, iFFALCON gets decent reviews but don’t have personal experience. Do check the reviews.

Hisense is OEM for various brands & models like H8G & H9G get good reviews in US. But it’s a new entrant in Indian market. It’s not clear whether they’re launching their well reviewed models or dumping 2-3 year old models in India. Still do check for reviews excluding it. If they launch new technology in India then they’ll do very well.

Many of these TV’s have ‘Android Tv’ which is heavy but offers comprehensive options with regards to apps.

Thanks for the comprehensive opinion. Will consider these points.

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senamit520 wrote:

@raghupro Go for hisense or VU whichever is available in your pincode. Both are 98% same as panels are made by hisense only. Only diff is in remote 🙂 Im currently using hisense 43inch 4k tv and touchwood its working fine till now. Do get extended warranty for protection. My bro has mitv , its also good however its picture, sound quality is not at the same level as hisense, vu.

That’s what I was worried about with MI too. Will consider your inputs and decide depending on deals during BBD sale. I am assuming it would be easier to get a VU TV and that would have better deals too.

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I will avoid both Vu and Mi. Had a very bad experience with Vu last time., Panel gone bad after one year..

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I think one should go for lg or samsung since they are much reliable brands.

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RaviKhanna wrote:

I will avoid both Vu and Mi. Had a very bad experience with Vu last time., Panel gone bad after one year..

I got a VU TV for my grandma’s room 2 years ago and it’s been working without any issues and she uses it quite extensively.

On the flipside, our Sony TV in the hall which costs 7 times more than the 32" VU TV got major issues twice in three years. We had to even replace the motherboard once by paying 16k.

TVs of the past are reliable in terms of quality but not anymore. Even the best of the brand’s hardly last 4 to 6 years at max so I see no point in spending a premium unless it offers that worth.

Our previous 32" LG TV purchases in 2007 was so damn sturdy and weight almost 20 to 25Kgs. It had good sized speakers on both size with large bezels and our current 50" Sony TV weighs less than my previous 32" LG tV.

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senamit520 wrote:

@raghupro Go for hisense or VU whichever is available in your pincode. Both are 98% same as panels are made by hisense only. Only diff is in remote 🙂 Im currently using hisense 43inch 4k tv and touchwood its working fine till now. Do get extended warranty for protection. My bro has mitv , its also good however its picture, sound quality is not at the same level as hisense, vu.

extended warranty from FK is scam as many negative reviews all over mouthshut.com

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raghupro wrote:

I got a VU TV for my grandma’s room 2 years ago and it’s been working without any issues and she uses it quite extensively.

On the flipside, our Sony TV in the hall which costs 7 times more than the 32" VU TV got major issues twice in three years. We had to even replace the motherboard once by paying 16k.

TVs of the past are reliable in terms of quality but not anymore. Even the best of the brand’s hardly last 4 to 6 years at max so I see no point in spending a premium unless it offers that worth.

Our previous 32" LG TV purchases in 2007 was so damn sturdy and weight almost 20 to 25Kgs. It had good sized speakers on both size with large bezels and our current 50" Sony TV weighs less than my previous 32" LG tV.

I agree with you that it doesn’t make any sense to buy highly price Sony TV’s but it makes sense to buy Samsung or Lg 43 inch which are available for less than 33-34k during sale time.

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Selling 1000 offer coupon, applicable for all android tvs in flipkart above 10k

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rohan8397 wrote:

Which one did you buy?

Still thinking man. Mostly would be VU

The non-4k Hisense has bad reviews on amazon and so does OnePlus TV.

I was planning to get it during BBD but I hear that GoI is planning to hike taxes on TVs starting October 1st so contemplating if I have to go ahead and get one now or wait for BBD.

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raghupro wrote:

Still thinking man. Mostly would be between VU and MI.

The non-4k Hisense has bad reviews on amazon and so does OnePlus TV.

I was planning to get it during BBD but I hear that GoI is planning to hike taxes on TVs starting October 1st so contemplating if I have to go ahead and get one now or wait for BBD.

Me too thinking between vu and mi. Saw this comparison video which says mi picture quality is better and for sound realme tv is better.



But if we need sound, then later we can buy soundbar na.

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rohan8397 wrote:

Me too thinking between vu and mi. Saw this comparison video which says mi picture quality is better and for sound realme tv is better.



But if we need sound, then later we can buy soundbar na.

Sound in the sense clarity or loudness?

I don’t mind a bit of compromise on loudness as long as clarity is good. This will be used in a room of size 11*18 feet so don’t need something too loud anyways. Also, the TV will be around 9 to 10 feet away from sitting position.

I see RealMe TV to have good reviews too. In the end it depends on the deals during BBD.

I have had a Redmi note 3 (pro?, not sure) and Note 5 Pro which both needed a visit to the service centre during warranty period. I was quite impressed with the way Xiaomi service centres handled the service issues and that’s the reason I would like to place my bets on Mi TV if the deal is good.

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Ok pls tag me just after placing order.
Need to buy 43" one for a friend. reliable main priority <25K

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caks2006407 wrote:

Ok pls tag me just after placing order.
Need to buy 43" one for a friend. reliable main priority <25K

Will do so.

Planning to get 32" mostly unless there is some crazy deal on 43". Will anyways let you know once I finalise and get one.

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nokia has launched new TVs with Onkyo sound

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raghupro wrote:

Will do so.

Planning to get 32" mostly unless there is some crazy deal on 43". Will anyways let you know once I finalise and get one.

Do tag me too. Need one 43’’ LED for my personal use.
Now i am thinking of going with full hd LG tv which should be costing around 27k or something.

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Do tag me too. Need one 43’’ LED for my personal use.
Now i am thinking of going with full hd LG tv which should be costing around 27k or something.

Samsung on flipkart 2020 model

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Do tag me too. Need one 43’’ LED for my personal use.
Now i am thinking of going with full hd LG tv which should be costing around 27k or something.

Sure thing.

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skansari72 wrote:

Samsung 80cm (32 inch) HD Ready LED TV
https://dl.flipkart.com/dl/samsung-80cm-32-inch...

How is it?
Want to buy a non smart tv

Just up your budget and upgrade to 43 inch non smart. You will get VFM.

Forget this discussion on smart tv here . These guys will anyways sell these on olx in 3 years when play store blocks thier tv for obsolete android version. .

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dharmanath481 wrote:

Just up your budget and upgrade to 43 inch non smart. You will get VFM.

Forget this discussion on smart tv here . These guys will anyways sell these on olx in 3 years when play store blocks thier tv for obsolete android version. .

My current smart TV is more than 3 years old and it still runs well with android 8 and Jan 2020 security patch.

And yeah, I don’t intend to sell it on OLX either as I am still able to use it and install supported apps as well.

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