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jileg

Hello!

Anyone using mi qled 55 inch tv?
Is it any good? Can I expect it to work for atleast 5 years?

Is it a better buy compared to TCL and iffalcon?

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They have QLED tv. It’s better blacks. Screen is better. Go for performance and display.

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abhishekkjain wrote:

They have QLED tv. It’s better blacks. Screen is better. Go for performance and display.

You know if its better than TCL and iffalcon?
Went to some showroom and saw TCL QLED didn’t notice mich difference than regular LED. Samsung QLED was excellent though.
Mi was not present there.

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jileg wrote:

You know if its better than TCL and iffalcon?
Went to some showroom and saw TCL QLED didn’t notice mich difference than regular LED. Samsung QLED was excellent though.
Mi was not present there.

The Samsung demo videos are of Super HQ
They make their TVs look much better than the rest by using these

When you were at the showroom, the same video was being played on both Samsung & TCL QLED TVs?

I believe, the hardware quality of Mi and TCL/iFFalcon TVs is similar
but Mi is consistent with software updates while TCL rarely pushes software updates

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Mi QLED 55" shipped with Android 10, so there is AV1 codec support ( TCL/iFFalcon TVs lack it )

PS: Mi 55" QLED TV is being sold at a much higher price than it used to sell before ( 59k now.. at one point it was 52k )

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getready wrote:

The Samsung demo videos are of Super HQ
They make their TVs look much better than the rest by using these

When you were at the showroom, the same video was being played on both Samsung & TCL QLED TVs?

I believe, the hardware quality of Mi and TCL/iFFalcon TVs is similar
but Mi is consistent with software updates while TCL rarely pushes software updates

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Mi QLED 55" shipped with Android 10, so there is AV1 codec support ( TCL/iFFalcon TVs lack it )

PS: Mi 55" QLED TV is being sold at a much higher price than it used to sell before ( 59k now.. at one point it was 52k )

I don’t remember if same content is being played disappointed. But TCL one looked reflective/less bright.

Yes, mi qled tv launch price was ~54k. Now with carr offer and 200 super coins I can get it for 56K.
Any way I can get further reduction in price?

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jileg wrote:

I don’t remember if same content is being played disappointed. But TCL one looked reflective/less bright.

Yes, mi qled tv launch price was ~54k. Now with carr offer and 200 super coins I can get it for 56K.
Any way I can get further reduction in price?

Not sure about the reflective panel both TVs have similar brightness levels
300-400nits for SDR
~500nits for HDR/DolbyVision
^^ This is the same case with all 4K TVs w/ Dolby vision @ ~50k price range

For further price reduction, see if FK is offering any 5/10% rewards via their affiliate program

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Mini LED TVs are also coming..

I think TCL and iffalcon are the same. I bought iffalcon 55in tv for 47k. Don’t know if it’s picture quality is better than regular LED TVs. The mi tv has slightly better features and maybe software support is also better

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neehesh wrote:

Mini LED TVs are also coming..

I think TCL and iffalcon are the same. I bought iffalcon 55in tv for 47k. Don’t know if it’s picture quality is better than regular LED TVs. The mi tv has slightly better features and maybe software support is also better

1) you feel the panel is reflective?
2) you feel brightness is enough?

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jileg wrote:

1) you feel the panel is reflective?
2) you feel brightness is enough?

1 Seems fine
2 surprisingly good. I use jio fiber with OTT apps

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gone are those days where TV’s used to last decades.. if i buy a TV at 50K or 1L i atleast expect it to run till my last days on earth grin

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feel wrote:

gone are those days where TV’s used to last decades.. if i buy a TV at 50K or 1L i atleast expect it to run till my last days on earth grin

Absolutely.

But with huge spare cash I’d get bored and start chasing new tech within a year.

Not for own satisfaction, but for bragging rights and showing off.

Sad world we live in

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jileg wrote:

Went ahead with Mi.
Thanks for your responses.

do share your review/experience here

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feel wrote:

do share your review/experience here

Pros:

1) Content looks great as its QLED tech.
But not sure how much better than good quality regular LED panel.

2) 55 inch is considerably larger than 43 inch and that’s a good thing for me.

3) Acceptable speed to launch apps etc. And patchwall is good, especially if we have multiple subscriptions. Overall UI is good.

4) Has chromecast built-in, but don’t know how useful it is stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

5) Felt that it’s not a very reflective screen.

6) TV speakers are good enough, but using it with home theatre and obviously later is better. But if I had no speaker setup, I would have been happy with this sound for a while.

7) Bragging rights (qled) xD

Cons:

1) Not the brightest, so if outside lighting is not controlled to an extent, it will become difficult to enjoy content.

2) Felt screen casting has very high latency. Used twice, both the times felt the same.

3) I have some content in VLC media player in my phone, tried to watch it.

  • First option I did was click on cast option in VLC player itself, content opened in TV but after a couple of seconds it just shows buffering symbol. Tried 2-3 times, same everytime.
  • Second option I did was to watch using screen sharing…. Bluray 1080p content looked like 240p  disappointed


4) Installation guy tried to connect my home theatre using Aux, but no success. So using it with Bluetooth now.

5) Installation guy was unprofessional and not all gentle in handling stuff for the entirety of installation process.

6) Mi could have provided wall mount and batteries in the box.

Neutral:

1) They could have done something better with the remote.

2) It would have been much better if they had more warranty atleast on panel for 3 years. People will be more confident to choose MI brand TV at this price.

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jileg wrote:

Pros:

1) Content looks great as its QLED tech.
But not sure how much better than good quality regular LED panel.

2) 55 inch is considerably larger than 43 inch and that’s a good thing for me.

3) Acceptable speed to launch apps etc. And patchwall is good, especially if we have multiple subscriptions. Overall UI is good.

4) Has chromecast built-in, but don’t know how useful it is stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

5) Felt that it’s not a very reflective screen.

6) TV speakers are good enough, but using it with home theatre and obviously later is better. But if I had no speaker setup, I would have been happy with this sound for a while.

7) Bragging rights (qled) xD

Cons:

1) Not the brightest, so if outside lighting is not controlled to an extent, it will become difficult to enjoy content.

2) Felt screen casting has very high latency. Used twice, both the times felt the same.

3) I have some content in VLC media player in my phone, tried to watch it.

  • First option I did was click on cast option in VLC player itself, content opened in TV but after a couple of seconds it just shows buffering symbol. Tried 2-3 times, same everytime.
  • Second option I did was to watch using screen sharing…. Bluray 1080p content looked like 240p  disappointed


4) Installation guy tried to connect my home theatre using Aux, but no success. So using it with Bluetooth now.

5) Installation guy was unprofessional and not all gentle in handling stuff for the entirety of installation process.

6) Mi could have provided wall mount and batteries in the box.

Neutral:

1) They could have done something better with the remote.

2) It would have been much better if they had more warranty atleast on panel for 3 years. People will be more confident to choose MI brand TV at this price.

Great review!

We all use VLC as a play-anything app. But in my old PC VLC couldn’t play x265. Switched to KMPlayer, works like a charm now. Try the app to see if that solves the buffering issue, you may have to sideload it.

Buy extended warranty, pronto! Email Xiaomi requesting 3Y extended warranty and they should give you a quote.

All the best!

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bftb wrote:

Great review!

We all use VLC as a play-anything app. But in my old PC VLC couldn’t play x265. Switched to KMPlayer, works like a charm now. Try the app to see if that solves the buffering issue, you may have to sideload it.

Buy extended warranty, pronto! Email Xiaomi requesting 3Y extended warranty and they should give you a quote.

All the best!

I meant, it shows buffering symbol after first few seconds and does not play video after that at all.

Like, turning off wifi after a few seconds and trying to watch YouTube. Anything further doesn’t play.
Not like, trying to watch YouTube with lesser bandwidth.

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jileg wrote:

I meant, it shows buffering symbol after first few seconds and does not play video after that at all.

Like, turning off wifi after a few seconds and trying to watch YouTube. Anything further doesn’t play.
Not like, trying to watch YouTube with lesser bandwidth.

Understood.

VLC is not what it used to be. Change the app and see if that helps

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jileg wrote:

Pros:

1) Content looks great as its QLED tech.
But not sure how much better than good quality regular LED panel.

2) 55 inch is considerably larger than 43 inch and that’s a good thing for me.

3) Acceptable speed to launch apps etc. And patchwall is good, especially if we have multiple subscriptions. Overall UI is good.

4) Has chromecast built-in, but don’t know how useful it is stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

5) Felt that it’s not a very reflective screen.

6) TV speakers are good enough, but using it with home theatre and obviously later is better. But if I had no speaker setup, I would have been happy with this sound for a while.

7) Bragging rights (qled) xD

Cons:

1) Not the brightest, so if outside lighting is not controlled to an extent, it will become difficult to enjoy content.

2) Felt screen casting has very high latency. Used twice, both the times felt the same.

3) I have some content in VLC media player in my phone, tried to watch it.

  • First option I did was click on cast option in VLC player itself, content opened in TV but after a couple of seconds it just shows buffering symbol. Tried 2-3 times, same everytime.
  • Second option I did was to watch using screen sharing…. Bluray 1080p content looked like 240p  disappointed


4) Installation guy tried to connect my home theatre using Aux, but no success. So using it with Bluetooth now.

5) Installation guy was unprofessional and not all gentle in handling stuff for the entirety of installation process.

6) Mi could have provided wall mount and batteries in the box.

Neutral:

1) They could have done something better with the remote.

2) It would have been much better if they had more warranty atleast on panel for 3 years. People will be more confident to choose MI brand TV at this price.

thank you for your detailed review

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feel wrote:

thank you for your detailed review

A small edit.
TV is now not as fluid as day 1.
All I installed were a couple of OTT apps and KODI app.
It is not very slow either.
But I am noticing this since I installed Zee5 app and inside Zee5 app is where I felt the TV to be slowest to respond.

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jileg wrote:

A small edit.
TV is now not as fluid as day 1.
All I installed were a couple of OTT apps and KODI app.
It is not very slow either.
But I am noticing this since I installed Zee5 app and inside Zee5 app is where I felt the TV to be slowest to respond.

i actually felt the same with Mi Box.

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jileg wrote:

Pros:

1) Content looks great as its QLED tech.
But not sure how much better than good quality regular LED panel.

2) 55 inch is considerably larger than 43 inch and that’s a good thing for me.

3) Acceptable speed to launch apps etc. And patchwall is good, especially if we have multiple subscriptions. Overall UI is good.

4) Has chromecast built-in, but don’t know how useful it is stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

5) Felt that it’s not a very reflective screen.

6) TV speakers are good enough, but using it with home theatre and obviously later is better. But if I had no speaker setup, I would have been happy with this sound for a while.

7) Bragging rights (qled) xD

Cons:

1) Not the brightest, so if outside lighting is not controlled to an extent, it will become difficult to enjoy content.

2) Felt screen casting has very high latency. Used twice, both the times felt the same.

3) I have some content in VLC media player in my phone, tried to watch it.

  • First option I did was click on cast option in VLC player itself, content opened in TV but after a couple of seconds it just shows buffering symbol. Tried 2-3 times, same everytime.
  • Second option I did was to watch using screen sharing…. Bluray 1080p content looked like 240p  disappointed


4) Installation guy tried to connect my home theatre using Aux, but no success. So using it with Bluetooth now.

5) Installation guy was unprofessional and not all gentle in handling stuff for the entirety of installation process.

6) Mi could have provided wall mount and batteries in the box.

Neutral:

1) They could have done something better with the remote.

2) It would have been much better if they had more warranty atleast on panel for 3 years. People will be more confident to choose MI brand TV at this price.

Couldn’t edit this so adding a new comment, Regd 4th con, home theatre is working now, with new aux cable!

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bftb wrote:

Absolutely.

But with huge spare cash I’d get bored and start chasing new tech within a year.

Not for own satisfaction, but for bragging rights and showing off.

Sad world we live in

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