New to led tv

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Hi
Till date I have an old crt TV, and finally I have ordered LED. Now I didn’t purchase anything fancy, just a 40" vu FHD TV. Can you guys suggest what other accessories should I buy? Like HDMI/USB cables, or firestick, extra speakers and all? I do have a USB extension cable which I can use for any pen drive, was planning on HDMI to connect laptop(maybe). Not sure if I really need extra speakers(only thinking because reviews suggest some trouble with audio). Thought about these casting devices because of the YouTube and prime video content. If someone can guide, giving pros and cons, and why should I buy an accessory, pressing on the actual need and use, would be great. Thanks for any help!
PS: since some sales are going on, I thought it to be right time to buy the accessories, else I will wait till I get hang of this new TV. Much appreciated!

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The first thing you need is a decent pair of external speakers with a subwoofer. For a average viewer a 2.1 speaker system would suffice. No matter how loud youe LED speakers are they will never produce any bass. You will see the difference you connect your tv to speakers. Don’t believe the reviews claiming awesome sound from tv.

If your tv is not a smart tv you might wabt to check devices like chromecast of fire stick. Otherwise a big HDMI cable to connect your laptop might also suffice. Buy a longer cable (atleast 3m) do use it without making too many adjustments. Don’t forget to get a wireless mouse if you plan to connect your laptop to watch movies.

Whether you purchase a casting device or not, an HDMI cable is a must in my view. Movies played via a USB stick can’t be controlled properly through a tv remote. I prefer the controls which are offered by VLC/SMplayer. So I always connect my laptop to watch movies. It sits on a table or stool and I control it with a wireless mouse.

But, that too is with people who are finicky like me. Most them are more that happy with the USB plaback.

This is based on my personal experience.

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If u will upgrade to hd set top box it generally comes with hdmi cable… U can remove it and plug into ur desired device whenever necessary

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I really appreciate both the inputs. So basically whatever accessories I thought to buy seem almost necessary. I’ll buy an HDMI for starters, let me see if I really get time to use some casting device. For HDMI cable, what kind of cable? I mean I never used one. And when I check online they have so many types, a b c, 1 2 3 etc.
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toxifier wrote:

I really appreciate both the inputs. So basically whatever accessories I thought to buy seem almost necessary. I’ll buy an HDMI for starters, let me see if I really get time to use some casting device. For HDMI cable, what kind of cable? I mean I never used one. And when I check online they have so many types, a b c, 1 2 3 etc.
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Something super cheap like this would suffice. You can look around a bit and explore.
Https://www.ebay.in/itm/Flat-3D-HDMI-Cable-Male-to-Male...

I have brought it sometime back and it still works perfectly.

Make sure to a flat one as it doesn’t twist, is durable and easy to store. And please don’t try to put your set top box cable to multiple use. It can be very tiring switching it back and forth every time if you connect your laptop frequently. And not to mention it would be very short.

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DEALSTER wrote:

Something super cheap like this would suffice. You can look around a bit and explore.
Https://www.ebay.in/itm/Flat-3D-HDMI-Cable-Male-to-Male...

I have brought it sometime back and it still works perfectly.

Make sure to a flat one as it doesn’t twist, is durable and easy to store. And please don’t try to put your set top box cable to multiple use. It can be very tiring switching it back and forth every time if you connect your laptop frequently. And not to mention it would be very short.

My set top box is SD as yet, so normal rca connections. Will it not work with this new TV? Do I need HDMI for set top box too?

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toxifier wrote:

My set top box is SD as yet, so normal rca connections. Will it not work with this new TV? Do I need HDMI for set top box too?

It will work. But its advised to upgrade for a better experience.

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DEALSTER wrote:

It will work. But its advised to upgrade for a better experience.

Ok thanks buddy. Once the tv is delivered I’ll ask more queries. smile grin
If anyone is following this topic, as yet following accessories have been figured:
1. HDMI cable 3m: For connecting laptop
2. HDMI cable 1m: For set top box
3. USB extension cable: If the TV ports are on its back.
4. Speakers(2.1 subwoofer): If you want bass on audio output.

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toxifier wrote:

Ok thanks buddy. Once the tv is delivered I’ll ask more queries. smile grin
If anyone is following this topic, as yet following accessories have been figured:
1. HDMI cable 3m: For connecting laptop
2. HDMI cable 1m: For set top box
3. USB extension cable: If the TV ports are on its back.
4. Speakers(2.1 subwoofer): If you want bass on audio output.

Item no 2 will come with the STB wink

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DEALSTER wrote:

Item no 2 will come with the STB wink

My Hathaway SD set top box has only RCA connections. No HDMI port. Seems if your connection is HD only then you get it(and need it).

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toxifier wrote:

Ok thanks buddy. Once the tv is delivered I’ll ask more queries. smile grin
If anyone is following this topic, as yet following accessories have been figured:
1. HDMI cable 3m: For connecting laptop
2. HDMI cable 1m: For set top box
3. USB extension cable: If the TV ports are on its back.
4. Speakers(2.1 subwoofer): If you want bass on audio output.

Do let me know if you find a good deal for 2.1 subwoofer. I am also looking for one

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I think a small shelf should be added to the list of you’re wall mounting the TV.

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I would like to add something here. When you wall mount your television, and there is no shelf or anything below it, you’ll need a speaker for sure. But if you keep it on a table or put a wooden shelf below the speakers, the sound output becomes quite good. Thought this would helpful. Noticed this thing after almost 5 months of use!

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toxifier wrote:

I would like to add something here. When you wall mount your television, and there is no shelf or anything below it, you’ll need a speaker for sure. But if you keep it on a table or put a wooden shelf below the speakers, the sound output becomes quite good. Thought this would helpful. Noticed this thing after almost 5 months of use!

can u please give some review on brand vu ?

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blUeArrOw wrote:

can u please give some review on brand vu ?

The installation was done by jeeves. That’s flipkart owned or tied up company. It was on time and clean. For the video quality it is decent. To be honest much more than just value for money. When it comes to audio, you would read my previous comment. If you compare it with Sony or Samsung, without taking price into account, it stands quite far behind. The video and audio of those brands is just too superior to this one. But if you tak money into consideration, vu is pretty good choice. I have used HD TV and chromcast with it, experience was really good. On USB though, the audio experience was bad. But I have kept it wall mount most of the time. When kept on a table, the audio was really good. So you can say value for money, and decent quality.

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