The Indian television market is no stranger to 4K televisions. Yet, 2017 was perhaps the year when these became mainstream.
To be fair, these TVs are yet to take over the market, but with more and more brands making cheaper 4K TVs, it seems only a matter of time now. The high end TVs from Sony, Samsung and LG are still out of reach for everyone, but one could expect these to become cheaper in 2018 and beyond.
Sony announced its Bravia A1 television last year, competing with LG in the OLED market. Samsung’s answer to these OLED panels was with its own QLED technology. Needless to say, there’s really a lot happening in the television market, and we’re here to help you make the right choices.
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1. Sony BRAVIA A1E OLED
Sony’s brand-new flagship TV for 2017 is returning to OLED
Sony’s Bravia A1 series is its first foray into the OLED market, unveiled at CES last year. The televisions made it to India in July 2017 and have reigned supreme, in terms of performance, since then. Sony uses Acoustic Surface technology to deliver excellent audio despite the TV’s thin form factor. That, combined with the absolute best picture quality you can get today, makes this the best television to buy in the market. If you can afford it that is.
Read the full review: Sony A1E OLED
2. LG C7 OLED
Stunning pictures at an affordable price
LG’s televisions used to be the best till Sony came along with its OLED TVs. Yet, the LG OLED C7 is a TV that many will like. It’s thin, good looking and runs on the company’s WebOS platform. While LG’s TVs may not equal Sony’s in picture quality, that’s very tough to determine unless you’re comparing side by side. At the same price range, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re conflicted between these two.
Read the full review: LG OLED C7
3. Samsung Q8C QLED TV
Samsung’s QLED goes curved with intriguing results
The Samsung Q8C runs on the company’s QLED technology, and its highlight is in punchy colours and high contrast. Much like the two TVs mentioned above, this one also supports HDR playback, though it lacks Dolby Vision support right now.
The QLED Q8C is also curved and combined with Samsung’s no-gap wall mount, it’s an excellent addition to any media center. It’s suited to anyone looking for a high end TV that adds to your living room’s aesthetics too.
Read the full review: Samsung Q8C QLED
4. Sony Z9D
Sony’s 2016 flagship TV sets new standards
With 500 dimming zones, the Sony Z9D is without a doubt the most value for money television amongst high-end offerings. It supports HDR playback and provides picture quality that could rival the best OLED televisions on the market today, including Sony’s own Bravia A1.
The Z9D also provides decent audio quality, and is loud enough for small to medium sized rooms too.
Read the full review: Sony Z9D
5. Samsung Frame TV
More than a conventional TV
The Samsung Frame is perhaps the most beautiful television on the market right now. It’s meant to look like a piece of art, and for the most part it does that job admirably. The television comes with a built in art collection and is built to look like a picture frame. Samsung has compromised picture quality, but that’s only compared to the absolute high end TVS out there. The Frame is cheaper than those though, and you really have to see it to believe it.