LCD Vs LED – LG Vs Samsung Vs Sony – Selecting the Best

While buying a new age TV, the biggest dilemma faced by consumer is to select LCD Vs LED TV. I also faced this dilemma and did lot of research on this topic…I cud not find much from layman perspective besides loads of Technical Jargons to differentiate 2 technologies…

I thought of presenting the findings in simplified manner so that Layman can understand the same…To start with I was looking for 42 inch Full HD TV, I would like to add that if u r planning to buy Full HD TV below 40 or 42 Inch then there is no point of purchasing LED TV as difference cannot be identified by Human Eye…

In 42 Inch segment the rate differential between LCD and LED TV is between 12-15k.  After completing my research on internet and visiting 6-7 big chains, I could find only 2 differences between these 2 technologies

  1. Power consumption in LED is much less compared to LCD…In LCD power consumption is 180W and in LED its 110 W
  2. LED TV are slightly slim compared to LCD TV

I checked all the available LED & LCD models of Sony, LG & Samsung (3 brands shortlisted by me) and can conclude that there is difference of just 5-10% in Picture quality between LED & LCD of same brand but it all depends on manufacturer..Just to share my findings on same

  1. LG use IPS panel which is much superior compared to PVA panels used by Samsung & Sony.
  2. PVA panel category also has many sub variants which differ in picture quality
  3. Samsung has something called Panel Lottery system wherein only after purchasing the TV, customer know which panel he got i.e. it can be Good or Bad one so it’s a lottery whereas in LG u will get IPS panel for sure.
  4. Samsung mention mega contrast ratio for Dynamic Contrast Ratio, which is not clearly specified in real terms..On some blogs its mentioned that this ratio is 60,000:1 or 70,000:1 whereas in LG, Dynamic Contrast ratio is 1,00,000:1 therefore LG has superior Dynamic Contrast ratio based on blogs.
  5. Another advantage of IPS panel over PVA panel is once u press the IPS panel slowly, it will not distort picture & panel is rock hard whereas PVA panels are soft panels, on pressing, it distort picture and panels are bit elastic
  6. IPS panels have wide viewing angle of 179 degree compared to other panels
  7. Also pls ensure there are atleast 3 HDMI ports in TV, u r buying else u will not be able to connect multiple devices simultaneously e.g. DTH, Home Theatre etc.

I compared mid-range LCD and LED of Sony, LG and Samsung..My conclusion is

  1. Sony is bit expansive compared to features provide so ruled out in 1st round
  2. Difference between LED and LCD cannot be find out from Human Eye so there is no point in going for LED by spending 12-15k additional
  3. One of the leading store guy also told me that not much difference between LCD and LED technology…Companies are pushing and projecting LED technology as superior over LCD becoz margins are high in LED compared to LCD therefore u will find less models of LCD compared to LED
  4. Buy LED only if u r planning to play Games on TV which need very high response time but for normal TV watching, not much difference between FULL HD LCD and FULL HD LED TV
  5. Now LED is ruled out the choice was restricted to Samsung or LG LCD TV.
  6. On 2 accounts i.e. Better Dynamic Contrast Ratio and Superior IPS panel of LG, I decided to buy LG over Samsung LCD TV.
  7. Another advantage of LG is that its LCD TV’s are 42 inch whereas Samsung and Sony are 40 Inch so you will get 2 inch Xtra viewing space
  8. I must say LG is Value for Money in terms of overall package i.e. have superior panel, picture quality and features.

Its been quite some time I am using this model and trust me its value for money & picture quality is as good as LED…Human Eye cannot find difference between LCD and LED TV..

Last but not least when u r spending huge amount while buying, pls ensure u don’t get display or used piece…Some tips on same from my end

  1. Always buy from Authorized & Trustworthy Stores like LG Shoppe, Sony Centre or Chroma
  2. Insist multiple times to salesperson that u need only fresh piece and u will return it back if u get display piece
  3. Just check with Salesperson on location of LG warehouse and take assurance from him that it will come from LG warehouse only…U can ascertain this at delivery becoz Tax invoice will be issued from LG warehouse address (Pls note it will not be LG invoice but of some local dealer who is handling distributorship of LG for that area as LG cannot directly sell to customers)..Just check on LG warehouse address online and just see the address is matching on Tax invoice
  4. On receiving the shipment, just check the packing and cross check tape marks i.e. whether the tap is removed & sealed again…In demo piece u will find multiple tape marks which can be easily identified on either top or bottom. In my case i checked minutely and found out its tapped only once through very thick tape which is used by LG (it should not necessarily have LG watermark) else u find card board layer removed if its tapped, removed and then again tapped
  5. TV unit which i received..Its manufacturing date is just 8 days back of Date of invoice e.g. if i purchased on 19 Dec then in my case manufacturing date of TV unit is 11 Dec. Pls check manufacturing date, ideally manufacturing should be between 3-4 weeks from date of invoice
  6. Lastly LG installation engineer showed me through MENU that usage hours is ZERO and i sigh relief…

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  • peter

    thank u soooooooooooooo much :))

    • Anilkiran M

      Hi Nithin i would like to buy 40 inch smart + 3d led tv,which model you will suggest for me.

  • Ajayram

    This is exactly what I was looking for and been doing rsearch. Thanks! Nitin

    • nitinbhatia121

      Thanks for ur kind words and i am glad that u liked the article :)

  • Ajay

    Why Panasonic was not compare/Consider? It has also IPS Pannel

    • nitinbhatia121

      I removed Panasonic during initial shortlisting..The Panasonic model available in showroom was Viera 42″ LCD TV TH-L42U30D..I asked executive to plug in same full HD DTH feed in all brands and picture quality on Panasonic was not at all comparable to 42″ LCD TV’s of LG, Sony and Samsung. On analysis i observed dynamic contrast ratio (which is major contributor to great picture quality) of Panasonic was just 20,000:1

      Price of Panasonic was almost same as that of price quoted for 42″ LG LCD…After removing Panasonic, Onida and Toshiba in initial screening, i shortlisted LG, Samsung & Sony for detailed analysis…Samsung never reveal Dynamic Contrast Ratio but according to information available on internet, its between 60,000:1 to 70,000:1

      LG was obvious choice becoz of highest stated dynamic contrast ratio of 1,00,000:1 which implies best picture quality & being most feature rich LCD TV among all…

      • Giridhar Shankar

        Good Info Nitin. I am now looking at Panasonic or LG. Panasonic has a new model TH-42ET5 (available in 47 and 55 inches too) as of June 2012. As you rightly pointed out, this uses an IPS panel and has a good wide angle view at 178 degrees. The contrast ratio offered here seems to be 4000000:1 which is very good (I am looking at 47″ version). 3D was great when I saw original 3D content played via a USB drive. Even the 720p Airtel/Tatasky HD channels appeared very good.

        I am almost certain going with IPS LED LCD panel even with a passive 3D. 4 pairs of glasses are offered with the TV and it is about 1000 INR for 4 additional pairs

  • Sourishdhar

    The information is really helpful even I was also going thru same confusion. Thanks for clarifying it.

  • Ravi Bhatia

    Study regarding after sale service by these manufacturers not only for LCD/LED but all products.may please be carried out. In my opinion LG shall be worst because in this peak summer season important spare parts like compressors for warranty period replacement are not available with service centers for weeks and LG officers/officials are incompetent to satisfy the complainants , taking action against service centers harassing the customers.
    Ravi
    Shivalika sector 9 Dwarka
    New Delhi

  • Bharat Krishna

    Nice article. As you rightly pointed out, LCD vs LED is marketing jargon. In fact both LCD and “LED” TVs use LCD Panels. It’s only the back-lighting that is different, CCFL vs LED. The Panels determine REAL contrast ratio (Not dynamic contrast, another scam to confuse users), Response Time (For smooth gaming and fast action), Color reproduction et-cetera and NOT backlighting.
    LED Backlit TV’s advantages: 1. LED Panels definitely consume lesser power (15% – 35%) less. 2. Actually LED backlit TV’s are cheaper to manufacture, though WE pay more !
    3. Brightness is usually higher, because LEDs consume less power. 4. Slimmer

    I disagree with your point on LED’s advantage with Gaming. It has nothing to do with backlighting, only panel with higher refresh rate matters. Usually IPS panels are weak in this aspect. And I disagree with dynamic contrast. It is achieved by switching ON/OFF the backlighting. After couple of days you will turn it off as the realism will be missing. And most dealers project Korean brands (Sammy/LG) as better brands as they offer better margin. The best are always from Panasonic/Sharp et-all.

  • niradacharya

    really Nice presentation. i would like to add 1 more point. LED are better for environment compared to LCD. LCDs have harmful chemical which may be dangerous in a small room with kids.

  • Itpug

    Very good analysis Nitin. Evan I am planing to buy a LCD TV. I was firm on SONY LCD but after reading yr article, I may opt for LG as well. Good to know abt the facts of LED which is not worth.

    Thanks
    Rajesh

  • Arjun

    Nice review.. Thank you Nitin. I’m planning to buy LG 32″ LCD TV. In the two models LG 32LK332 and LG 32LK311 which are right on my budget. Can u suggest me the best one to buy. In the specs I don’t find much difference. Also, suggest some other model in that price range if any.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Arjun,

      I am not sure at what price u r getting above mentioned two models but just to add that both models are only HD ready but not FULL HD. Secondly both the models have very low contrast ratio of 30,000:1.

      I can suggest u 32LK450, which is FULL HD with contrast ratio of 1,00,000:1. If u bargain hard u can get this model for around 28k.

      Tks

      • Arjun

        Thanks Nitin. But does it really make any difference between Full HD & HD Ready for a 32″ LCD TV? and also currently I have Videocon D2H SD connection. So, Is it worth spending 6k more for Full HD? I saw the price of both LG32LK311 and LG32LK332 online which are 32K and 35K respectively. Since, I’m staying at a remote location, Here we don’t have big shops to see all the models available in market. So, I’m planning to go to Bangalore one day and buy.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Hi Arjun, Full HD or HD ready will not make much difference in 32 inch but contrast ratio make lot of difference. Contrast of 32LK450 is 1,00,000:1 compared to 30,000:1 of 2 models suggested by u.

          Its a good idea to buy from bangalore. Just check price @ 2-3 stores before finalizing the deal..Am sure u will get good deal. BR

          • Arjun

            Thanks again Nitin. Actually I mentioned price of LG32LK311 and LG32LK332 wrongly.. they are available for around 22K & 25K resp.. Thank you for your suggestion.

            • Arjun

              Hi Nitin, I enquired about the above LG models in many shops in Bangalore. All told me that those models are stopped now and new models have arrived with almost same configurations. But Price is also more than those old models. So, I had to go for Panasonic. Finally, I ended up buying Panasonic 32″ LDC L32C30D for just 24K.
              Brief Specifications of that model:
              HD Support
              Internet Support
              32 inch LCD Display
              3 HDMI Ports (1 Side and 2 Rear)
              IPS Alpha LCD Panel
              20000:1 Dynamic Ratio
              Only dissappointment for me in this is the Contrast Ratio. Apart from that everything else is very good in it. And for 24K I don’t think I could have got better LCD than this.

              Whats ur say in this ragard? Have I bought the best one for 24K or ….?

              Thanks,
              Arjun

              • Nitin Bhatia

                Congrats for new purchase..Best part is, its IPS panel, 3 HDMI port and with internet support.

                In last 2-3 months all companies have increased prices by launching new models with same old configuration.

                Besides dynamic ratio, i think you made a good buy for 24k. Enjoy watching ur new TV

                • Nitin Bhatia

                  Hi Mohit,

                  Request you to share your requirement so that i can advice u better i.e. what all features u require.

                  Tks

                  • Mohittayal 2008

                    sorry for late reply..
                    i want 40 inch 3d led with best picture quality and best 3d effect …
                    between lg 40inch lm6400,sony kdl40hx750 and samsung 40es6200..
                    which one should i prefer?
                    if u csn suggest some other models..plese tell me…

                    • Nitin Bhatia

                      Dear Mohit, For true 3D experience you should buy atleast 55 inch TV otherwise you will not get 3D experience.

                      If u wish to buy from above models only then u can go for LG 42LM6400

  • Mahesh

    Hi Nitin
    I planning to buy “Samsung 32 Inches Full HD LCD LA32D580K4R” OR LG-32CS560 full hd LCD. Can you please suggest me which one is best. both price are around 29500.

  • Mahesh

    Hi Nitin
    I am planning to buy 32 inch full hd lcd. My choice are Samsung LA32D580K4R AND LG 32 CS560. Please suggest me the best one. Also suggest some other model in 30k.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Mahesh,

      You may go ahead with LG 32 CS560, its a new model. You can also check for LG 32LK430 or 32LK450 model which have better specification compared to LG 32CS560 but LG has discontinued both the models. 32LK430 and 32LK450 are cheaper than 32CS560. These models are out of stock at many places..You can check for these models if u can get else you can go ahead with LG 32 CS560. You don’t have any other choice as there is only 1 model in 32 inch category which is Full HD. I will not recommend samsung as i explained in my post the reasons for same.

      Thanks

      • Mahesh

        Thank You Nitin
        Internet connectivity via LAN features available in 32CS560 but not in 32LK430 and 32LK450 and in samsung Internet connectivity via LAN, wireless ready features are available.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I agree but as u mentioned that u r looking for 32 inch Full HD therefore i suggested other 2 models..If LAN is ur must requirement then what u mentioned is correct. You can go ahead with 32CS560

          • Mahesh

            Sorry Nitin
            For incomplete query actually I want to know difference between no internet connectivity, connectivity via LAN and wireless ready for LCD means how it works and what I can use with internet like services.
            Thanks

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Hi Mahesh,

              You need to check whether your TV is smart TV or not then only i can comment on utility of Internet connectivity.

              No internet connectivity is as simple that your TV can only be used for TV viewing.

              Connectivity via LAN means u need to pull internet or broadband cable till TV to connect in LAN port available in TV..Its as good as connecting internet LAN cable with ur laptop or desktop.

              In wireless ready TV, u need not to pull cable but u need to buy wireless adapter from ur TV manufacturer..Its nothing but wireless router/receiver. With the help of wireless adapter you can connect your TV wireless/remotely with router of ur internet service provider.

              In the absence of Smart TV feature, by connecting ur TV with internet either through LAN or wireless adapter u can convert ur TV panel into monitor so u can watch You tube video etc but if ur TV is smart TV then u can access applications provided by TV manufacturer through internet connectivity..Its as good as mobile apps on ur phone which u can use to access content through GPRS or 3G connection on mobile

              Tks

              • Mahesh

                Hi Nitin
                I purchased LG 32CS560 in 29500 from LG authorized dealer. Manufacturing in May 2012.

                • Nitin Bhatia

                  Congrats for ur new purchase…enjoy the true HD experience :)

                • V Anjalis

                  Hi Mahesh, we are also considering the same model, Can you throw some light on your viewing experience on 32CS560. thanks.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    LG 32CS560

  • Vivek

    Hi Nitin,
    I am planning to buy 26″ lcd. I have shortlisted Sony KLV-26BX350 and LG 26CS470. Please suggest which one should I prefer. also suggest some other model in 26″.

    Thanks,
    Vivek

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go ahead with Sony KLV-26BX350. There are very limited options in this particular segment from reputed brands like LG, Samsung or Sony..You can find many options from Sansui or Videocon.

  • Utilitybillsmy

    Hi Nitin,

    I intend to buy 2-3 LCD/LED TV(s). Budget isnt a constraint, however we want top notch product but it should be best deal for best money. In this regard, can you plz answer few questions -
    1. LCD or LED (Friends have suggested LED. What’s ur opinion?)
    2. Sony, Samsung, LG (Finalised Sony, criteria simply was its the costliest of all & hence persumed quality would be best).
    3. Which brand & what model?
    4. Size: 32′ seemed ok, but if you suggest 40′, will proceed per your suggestion.

    As of now we’ve finalised 2 Sony Monolithic LCD(s) at 34K/TV. Requirement is: Best pic & best audio. Having said, gaming isnt what we intend to do. Coming to internet, do tell me if it means only specific apps from manufacturer, or can u browse freely like on a computer – which i doubt since that would demand quite high performance from TV. Can you use yahoo, vid skype calls etc through these so-called smart TVs?

    Kindly suggest best choice. Awaiting your reply. Have made advance payment to the dealer. Thanks! Dheeraj

  • Nitin Bhatia

    As i explained in my article you can go ahead with LCD & to add being costly doesn’t mean being the Best.

    I will recommend IPS Panel of LG over PVA panel used by Samsung & Sony. If u r planning to buy 32″ inch TV then u can go ahead with HD ready also becoz 32″ inch Full HD models are not of much use. For true HD experience, you can buy 40 inch or above.

    Another important point to consider is dynamic contrast ratio, some manufacturer like Samsung don’t reveal real value but according to my research, samsung’s dynamic contrast ratio is between 60k:1 to 70k:1 whereas LG’s dynamic contrast ratio is 1 Lac:1

    Smart TV’s only show applications provided by manufacturer but u can use ur LCD TV as monitor by connecting to ur laptop and computer then u can use yahoo, skype etc. Just check whether model selected by u has LAN port or is wireless ready depending on ur requirement. If u r looking for specific applications then u can ask the manufacturer manual to check whether applications required by u are available or not.

  • Mani

    Hi Nitin,

    This is a very useful blog. Thanks a lot buddy!

    Regards,
    Mani
    Chennai

  • Fareezdulvi

    This comparsion is very useful.. If i could have read this blog year ago, I couldnt have gone for Sony LED 40” Waste of money I spend lots in it.. No problem… Still i enjoying watching TV in LED.. with HD… Good show dude..

  • Tarun Gupta2007

    HI Nitin,

    I like the review given by you, i am planning to buy 32 inch LED/LCD TV and in dilemma for buying. I have checked in the stores the price of Sony 32 inch LCD (Full HD) and Samsung 32 inch LED (Fullh HD) are almost same aroud 35 K.
    So can u pleae suggest which deal will be best ….

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Tarun,

      I request you to share the Model no of Sony 32 inch LCD and Samsung 32 inch LED being considered by u for purchase. Only after i know the model no’s i can share my views on same.

  • Prashant

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy the Onida LEO32NMSF100L LED 32 inches because it’s Full HD Television + Onida’s sound quality is good, my max budget is 30K. Is it a good option or I should look at some other HD Ready option i.e Toshiba 32ps20 LED 32 or LG32lv2130.

    Regards,
    Prashant

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 32 inch TV, Full HD or HD Ready will not make any difference. For Full HD experience, you should go for 40 inch or above model. Within 35k, u can get Full HD 40 inch LCD TV either from Toshiba or Videocon.

      If u would like to select only from models mentioned by u then i will recommend u to go for LG32LV2130. It is best in HD Ready category

  • guest

    hi nitin
    i am planning to buy sony led tv kdl32hx750 or samsung UA32ES6200R
    these are 32′ models
    which will be better>?
    they both also have 3d function
    is it better to get 3d also.//?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend you to go for TV with 3D support. Reason being 3D technology is currently at nascent stage in India & there is no content available in 3D except videocon dth has 1 channel in 3D. Moreover 32 inch 3D TV is of no use. For 3D experience, u need atleast 55 inch TV.

      If u wish to buy from above 2 model only then u should buy Sony KDL32HX750.

  • Uday Didore

    Hi, I want to choose between LG New 2011 Jazz LCD TV 42LK430 & Samsung UA40EH5330R price diff is 3k but will not matter, kindly suggest.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Between the 2 models shortlisted by you, I will recommend LG 42LK430

      • Manish

        Hello Nitin, I’m also looking for 42′ LED and had the same 3 options in mind as Uday If possible would be able to suggest any other 42′ LED TV apart from these 3 models.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 42LV3730 but it is discontinued. Just check if u get this model else my 2nd preference is LG 42LS5700.

    • Uday Didore

      Thanks.

  • Prashant Kolhe

    i want 32″ lcd normal hd with hdmi and usb support, but no lan and wifi from LG series. Please suggest models.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Prashant, There are 2 models 32CS470 and LG 32LK332 in same price range. Both are HD ready but you should buy LG 32LK332 as it has more connectivity ports (It also support PC connectivity) becoz there is no price difference between model with PC connectivity and without PC connectivity so you should buy with PC connectivity. LG 32LK332 has better features compared to 32CS470.

      • Prashant Kolhe

        thanks nitin,one more query,Can you please suggest models in 32″ and 42″ LED with 2 or 3 hdmi ports, with pc connectivity in lg brand. and with same configuration in LCD. thanks in advance

        • Nitin Bhatia

          In 32 inch LED model is 32LV3500 and LCD is 32CS560. In 42 inch LED model is 42LV3730 (Though it is discontinued but still available in some markets, it is very good model) and LCD is 42CS470

          • Prashant Kolhe

            Hi Nitin, Thanks for your valuable reply.I search for 32LV3500 model but i couldnt find it to retailer.I have shortlisted LG 32LS4600 and retailer told me that he can give it to price of Rs.32,000. Does this price worth for this model. Can you tell hows this model? I want Full HD, 2 to 3 hdmi ports and led.

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may go for it..it suits ur requirement. 32k is a good deal for this model but ensure that you get proper bill with VAT

  • Vinod

    Hi Nitin, Thanks for such a great database. I need your advice for a 40inch LED TV with good features. I have dilemma in choosing between Samsung & LG. Can you please suggest a model worth for money. As of now Samsung EH5330 is on take. Thanks for the valuable information.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung EH 5330 model selected you is a good purchase..You can go ahead with same. If u wish to check out LG then u can go for 42LV3730 (Though It is discontinued as of now but still available in some markets)

  • vicky

    hey ,
    Is lg LM7600 a good model…i am basically looking for a good led tv exclusively for my gaming
    i have a xbox will the graphics be good on it

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend LG LM 7600 for gaming

      • vicky

        which lg will be good for gaming….
        but lm7600 has 800mci
        isn’t that good
        and dual play as welll

        • Nitin Bhatia

          2 Points, Firstly this model has issue of clouding and flash lighting bleeding on edges and secondly LED TV’s are not meant for true gaming experience though they claim so If u r buying exclusively for Gaming then you shud buy LED Gaming Monitor designed specifically for true gaming experience.

          If u wish to buy only TV for gaming then go for Plasma TV as they are considered to be best for gaming experience but a word of caution, continuous gaming on Plasma can cause burn issues.

  • Jimson

    hi,
    i am in a dilemma to select 22 inch led .i have shortlisted LG 22 ls 370,samsung 22 ES 5005 and sony 22 ex 420.which is better.?or any other brand.or should i opt for lcd tv

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go ahead with LG22LS370 if u wish to buy only LED TV. In 22 inch segment LED or LCD doesn’t make any difference therefore u may consider 22 inch LCD TV also

  • V Anjalis

    H Nitin, thanks for a wonderful detailed explanation on steps to consider while buying TV. Based on the points noted by you, we checked some models & shortlisted LG 32CS560 (LCD) & LG 32LS460 (LED)..

    Frankly, we are die-hard SONY family, but after looking at screens at 32″ size, there was not a big difference in Sony, Samsung & LG.

    Can you please suggest from the above two models, I have read in some review that LCD one has only 2 HDMI ports, but SA insists there are 3 ports. Can you please help us out. Or if you can suggest any other model also, it would be fine.

    Thanks for reading such a long query.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You may go ahead with LG 32CS560 as LED or LCD doesn’t matter in 32 inch TV’s. This model has 3 HDMI ports (2 rear and 1 on side panel).Tks

      • V Anjalis

        We went with LG 32CS560. Will update with the viewing experience.
        Thanks a lot.

      • Sunil

        Hi ,

        I am planning to buy 40 inch Sony LED TV NX650 Series. Is that any problem with this model. pls suggest???????????

        • Nitin Bhatia

          You may check out Sony KDL-40HX850

  • yeong

    Hi Nitin,

    I enjoy reading your articles. I’m stuck in deciding which 40″/42″ LED TV to purchase. I have shortlisted the following 3 models. Could you please provide me your opinion on which model is the best to choose?
    LG’s LS5700, Samsung’s UA40ES5600, Sony’s KDL-40EX650

    Thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      Out of 3 models shortlisted by u, u may go ahead with LG LS5700.

      Thanks

  • Ashokkalra

    Dear Nitin Ji,

    I am planning to purchase Samsung 32″ Model EH5330 (Smart TV). I am a music lover. Can my requirement for enhanced good quality music as well as other general connectivity can be met with this unit. Please guide me for a good piece of music system costing around Rs.2500-3000) as I do not want to spend more on this account.

    Thanks for the help.
    Ashok Kalra

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Sir,

      Samsung 32EH5330 is a good buy but to be honest with u, please don’t expect best quality music from this model. For your music requirement you should buy Philips DSP 2500W 5.1 Speakers from ebay. Though MRP is around 7k but from ebay you will get it for 3000 Rs. I am using the same speakers with my DVD player for music or watching movies on DVD player. Just a word of caution, you cannot use these speakers to connect with TV, if u have Tata Sky HD or Airtel HD then u should buy 7.1 channel speaker to connect to HD box so that you can use speakers for TV viewing also.

      BR

  • Kaushik

    Hi Nitin,
    My bedroom is 20x14x12 (lxhxb).I have 2 windows on the right side.I have two viewing distances:7ft and 5ft.
    My requirements are:
    1) Excellent picture and audio quality with no motion lag with vivid and true life like colors.
    2) Will watch HD movies (both 720p and 1080p), DTH (HD and SD channels) and sometimes hook it to my PC for gaming.It should do a good job rendering SD channels without artifacts and pixellations at both my viewing distances.
    3) I have a strict budget is strictly Rs 35000.
    4)Should play a wide variety of formats without hassles.
    5) Good after sales.

    So,please suggest me the best possible size for my room and viewing distances where I can enjoy all the content I mentioned,fully.

    Will be buying this Diwali.Also suggest HD DTH to full enjoy with it.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      Considering your viewing distance. You should go for 32 inch (7ft distance) or 26 inch (5ft distance). For gaming, you should go atleast 46 inch TV else you will not get true gaming experience.

      Considering your requirement, u may go for either LG 32LD460 or Samsung LA32B650T1R or Sony KLV-32NX520 in same order of preference. According to feedback from my readers, after sale service of LG is better.

      Quality wise best HD DTH is Tata Sky but it is costly and service is slight concern still i will recommend Tata Sky only. 2nd preference is Airtel.

  • Sameergarde

    Hi Nitin ,

    With the price difference between LEDs and LCDs reducing over the years , is it true that the LCD Televisions will no longer be manufactured in next couple of years. In such a case ,considering
    that some of the spares may become obselete in next 3-4 years , it may not be a viable option to purchase LCD televisions .

    Considering the above , I have shortlisted low end LED television models of Samsung and LG – Samsung UA40EH5000R LED TV and LG 42LS3400 to be purchased immediately. The advantage of Samsung over LG in this case is that it has 2 HDMI ports. Can you please suggest the appropriate model I can go for considering that I dont want Smart TV or 3D features in the LED. Also suggest if any other brands can be considered.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Sameer,

      Just to add LCD or LED belong to same family of LCD TV. They are almost same in terms of technology except screen illumination. LCD illumination is considered to be better technology compared to LED illumination.

      If u have to select between 2 models suggested by u then i will recommend LG 42LS3400 but if u specifically need 2 HDMI ports then u can go ahead with samsung one. Just to add 1 HDMI port can be used interchangeably between DTH or Home Theater.

      Thanks

      • Sameer

        Hi Nitin,

        Thanks for your prompt revert. Would like to know your views on Haier brand , especially L42C300 model LCD . The 42″ Full HD LCD is available at Rs.33500/- with 4 year warranty. Surprisingly , I couldnt get any reviews on the product. Considering that the product is approximately Rs.15000/- cheaper than LG or Sony LCDs , would like to go for it if i get proper reviews. Kindly suggest. Thanks

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Hi Sameer,

          Honestly speaking, if i have to buy LCD then i will not buy Haier brand. Though it will cost 15k less today but quality & service is not assured. It is always advisable to go ahead with well known, established & quality brands like LG, Samsung or Sony.

  • Rrahul

    Nitin ,

    I am looking for a 42 ” LED TV . I agree with your points and have decided to go for LG.Please help me selecting the best one . Budget 50-70k with general use but looking for the best one. 42 LS 5700 / 4600/3400/4600/ LV 3500 & 3730. Whats diff between LS / LV series. If you know any other better one , please share that too . Thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      LV is old series and LS is new series. Don’t go by series as specifications almost remain same. In order to increase price, brands only change model no & come out with new series.

      Out of models shortlisted by u, the best one is LG 42LV3730 but it is discontinued. Just check if u get this model else my 2nd preference is LG 42LS5700. I will not recommend any other model besides mentioned by me in order of preference.

      BR

  • Kshitij

    Hi Nitin,

    I need your advise for 32″ LCD TV with good features.I’m in dilemma in choosing between Samsung Models LA32E420E2R & LA32D403E2L and Sony model KLV32BX350.Both are in the same price range of 27900. Please can you suggest a model.Thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You may go ahead with Sony KLV-32BX350

      Thanks

      • Kshitij

        Thanks Nitin!! Please suggest if any other brand/model can also be considered other than what I have shortlisted above. :)

        • Nitin Bhatia

          You may consider LG 32CS560 or 32LK430 (It is discontinued, just check the availability. It is better then 32CS560)

          • Kshitij

            Hi Nitin,
            After your recommendation I went to LG Shoppe to check those LCD models though the models you mentioned were not available so I the checked other model LG 32LK311. Please can you share your views for this model.

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Dear Kshitij,
              I will not recommend 32LK311 becoz its a old model and secondly features are not great. LG32CS560 is a new model, i will suggest you to check with other authorize dealers like Chroma, Reliance digital etc. As i mentioned that 32LK430 is discontinued so i am doubtful about this model but 32CS560 is definitely available in the market.

              Also to add that manufacturers normally de-sell LCD TV’s as they want to sell LED TV so just check other dealers for 32CS560. Tks

  • Anilkiran M

    Hi Nithin ,
    I would like to by 40 Inch smart+3d led tv,can you please suggest model for me.Thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You can check out following models LG 42LM6200, SONY KDL 40HX750 or
      SAMSUNG UA40D6600WR. Tks

      • Anilkiran M

        Thank you

  • Prashant

    in 32” category, what is best LCD/LED for viewing experience from 15 feet distance?.. as per your blog’s advise buying an HD Ready LCD is best while comparing with price of led.. so what’s the best model available in 32″ LCD HD Ready category..plus I am a good sound lover.. so help me out for any model if you can suggest having best picture & Audio quality.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may buy LG32LV2130 but just to add 15 feet is too long distance for 32 inch TV. 32 inch TV is suitable for viewing distance of 7-8 feet.

  • Nandita

    Dear Nitin,

    Thanks for the detailed review – a good read it was! I’m in look out for a LCD/LED TV and have a pretty strict budget of 40-42k. So could you please advise as to which model to go for in LG or Samsung? I really appreciate your help and suggestion in this.

    Many Thanks,

    Nandita

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Nandita,

      Request you to share whether u are looking for 32 inch TV or 42 inch. Within 42k budget you will get very good choice in 32 inch segment but if u r specifically looking for 42 inch then u need to shell out more for LG & Samsung. LG & Samsung will cost between 45k-50k (LCD) but u can get options of 42 inch in emerging brands like Haier or Toshiba within 42k.

      Thanks

  • Mukesh Maurya

    Hi Nitin,

    I’m still confuse to select 26″ LED. LG/Samsung/Sony

    LG LS3700
    Samsung : EH400
    Sony : ?

    Could you please suggest any good Brand and model + series in 26″ ?

    Regards,
    Mukesh

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for either Sony 26EX550 or LG26LS3700. I will prefer Sony in this segment.

      • Mukesh Maurya

        Thanks Nitin.

      • Neethu

        Nitin, As per your this artical IPS is with LG and Sony with PVA, Here u are giving preference to Sony26EX550, Why?

        ~Neetu

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Dear Neetu, in 26 inch segment IPS or PVA doesn’t matter becoz of small screen size. I suggested Sony based on superior features compared to LG.

          Thanks

          • Neethu

            Great & Thanks.. That’s what i want to confirm.

            Sony26EX550 is around 27k

            Thanks.
            Neethu.

          • chandra mohan singh

            nitin bhai mujhe 22 inch ki leni hai? lcd ya led lu? samsung lu ya sony?

            samsung 13500 ka pad raha hai
            sony 14500 ka bt 2yr waranty on panal k sath?

            jaldi btao yaar aj hi lena hai?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may buy 22 inch Sony LCD TV

  • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

    Dear Nitin,

    In very near future, I am going to buy Sony 40″ 3D, Full HD LED from Gulf. Someone had suggested me model HX925. But after considering your valuable views, I want to know if Sony uses IPS panel in its model. If yes, please suggest me as to what model should I go for considering my requirements as listed above and also viewing angle of 178 degree.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Dinesh Kumar Goyal

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Dinesh,

      Sony does not use IPS panels in its models. Sony models come with PVA panel. For 179 degree viewing angle, u have to purchase IPS panel. For wide viewing 179 degree angle and to fulfill ur requirement, u may go ahead with LG 42 LM 6200 or 42 LM 6400 or 42 LM 7600. These models come with IPS panels

      • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

        Thanks. However, I still would not like LG and want to buy SONY only. My purpose of viewing angle of 178 degree is that while viewing TV from all angles, the picture / color should not be deteriorated considering PVA panel even. Please let me know such LED in SONY and also make me sure the availability of such models in Dubai.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Unfortunately PVA panels dont support wide viewing angle of 179 degree therefore no such model in Sony.

          • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

            OK & Thanks a lot. However, as suggested by you, I experienced Demo of LG LM7600 and Sony HX850 as well. Two extra features in LG LM7600 attracted me i.e. (i) Dualplay and (ii) 2D to 3D conversion. And, as per specifications of Sony HX850, there is a claim of viewing angle of 178 degree (Right/Left and Up/Down) using OptiContrast Panel and Dynamic Edge LED. Now, I am in dilemma in selecting one of them. So, I strongly request you to kindly help me and suggest me as to which one I should buy.

          • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

            OK & Thanks a lot. However, as suggested by you, I experienced Demo of LG LM7600 and Sony HX850 as well. Two extra features in LG LM7600 attracted me i.e. (1) Dualplay and (2) 2D to 3D conversion. And, as per specifications of Sony HX850, there is a claim of viewing angle of 178 degree (Right/Left and Up/Down) using OptiContrast Panel and Dynamic Edge LED. Now, I am in dilemma in selecting one of them as regards company (Sony or LG) and its product quality too. So, I strongly request you to kindly help me and suggest me as to which one I should buy.

  • Dr.Satheesh

    Hii sir ,
    I’m planning to buy a led tv…after ur review I’m much confused b/w LED and LCD screens ..is there no big difference ??? Also 32″ or 40″ which would be more comfortable ?? I request u to suggest me a model between 40k to 50k ….pls help me sir

    • Nitin Bhatia

      As mentioned by me in my post that LED or LCD does not make any difference while viewing. You can decide on 32 inch or 40 inch based of viewing distance. If viewing distance is 7-8 feet then go for 32 inch and if it is between 10-12 feet the 40 inch will be suitable for ur requirement. In 32 inch, u may go for LG32CS560 or or Sony 32CX420. In 40 inch, u may choose between LG 42LK430 or LG 42CS560.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    I suggest you to take simultaneous demo of both the models before deciding but based on ur requirement, u may go for Sony 46HX850.

    • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

      I was firm on Sony 3D full HD LED but after reading your articles and considering IPS Panel, Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Response Time, Passive 3D, 2D to 3D conversion, 179 degree viewing angle etc. I may go for LG 42 LM7600 and not for Sony 40 HX850. Is this my correct decision?

      • Nitin Bhatia

        You may go for LG 42 LM7600.

        • Dinesh Kumar Goyal

          Thank you very much.

  • Rrahul973

    Hi Nitin, Can you please share your thoughts on Lg 50PT560R Plasma TV . I am getting it @ 44k from Reliance Digital.I am going to buy it tomorrow.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend you to buy LG 50PT560R becoz quite surprisingly its not a full HD model i.e. resolution is only 1024 x 768. With 50 inch screen, this model might not throw good picture quality as it is only HD ready. Secondly, plasma TV’s in India have issue of Image Retention. Image retention is an image appearing on a plasma screen after a still picture is displayed for an extended period of time.

      Lastly plasma TV’s are more suitable for gaming, if u wanna use it extensively for gaming then u may go ahead with plasma TV. Just a caution, even too much gaming on Plasma may cause burn.

  • Nagarjun

    Hello Nitin ,

    I am planning to buy 40″ LED. Is Samsung 40EH5000 is good ? Or should I go for Sony Bravia ? My viewing distance is pretty less , comes around 5ft.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend u Samsung 40EH5000. Secondly for viewing distance of 5ft, 40 inch screen is too big. You may go for either 26 inch or maximum 32 inch TV for viewing distance of 5ft.

      • Nagarjun

        Thank you Nitin. In 32″ section which TV is better ? Just now I saw TOSHIBA 32PS20ZE. Is this value for money ? If Toshiba is not good , can you suggest good one ?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I suggest you to buy only 1st tier brands like LG or Samsung. If u r specifically looking for LED TV then you may go ahead with LG32LE4600 as 1st preference or Samsung UA32B60000VR as 2nd preference.

  • Shan Akbar

    hi niti ,
    i am plannig to buy a tv around 20000-35000 RS. So which brand should i go for LG , Sony or Samsng and also what type lcd or led.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You have not mentioned the screen size but i assume u r looking for 32 inch TV. In 32 inch segment LCD or LED doesn’t matter. You may go for 32 inch LCD TV from either LG or Sony.

      Thanks & BR
      Nitin Bhatia

  • prateek

    hello nitin
    i am planning to buy 32” lcd.budget 35-40k.which one should i go for??

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You may go for either LG32CS560 or Sony 32CX420. Thanks

  • Manohar

    Hi Nitin

    Thanks for you good analysis, is is advisable to buy Televison ( LED ) from abroad, as the rates are much cheaper is what I hear when you buy from abroad, but is there any issue in warranty , do LG or Samsung have Global warranty .

    I want a 3D Smart Tv . I also want to use a IR keyboard , can you recommend accordingly

    Thanks
    Manohar

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Manohar, I hope you are accounting import duty in cost. In my opinion, after adding import duty price differential will be minimal.

      There is no import duty if u r carrying items worth 25000 INR. Any amount above this attract 37% of the cost as import duty. Usually the prices are defined by the officers on duty not the bills you carry. For e.g. if cost of your TV is Rs 45000 and free limit is Rs 25000. I am assuming you are not carrying any other item. In this case you need to pay import duty of 37% on Rs 20000 (Rs 45000 – Rs 25000).

      As you have not mentioned country of purchase therefore i can’t comment whether International Warranty is provided in that country or not. Also you need to check from country of purchase whether international warranty is applicable in India or not as sometimes, they exclude some countries from international warranty e.g. International Warranty on Samsung TV in Singapore is not valid in India.

      Depending on your requirement u may go for Smart TV or IR keyboard. Regarding 3D, i would like to add that in India 3D content is at very nascent stage and will take long to kick off.

      Hope i answered your query.

  • Chaks2704

    erd dear nitin ,i am thinking of purchasing 40″tv of SONY KDL NX 650 OR 40EX650 OR
    SAMSUNG40ES5000 ORES5600.AFTER READING YOUR OPINION,KINDLY ADVISE ME TV SUITABLE FOR ME.I AM 68 YEARS AGE AND INTERESTED ONLY IN TELUGU ,SPORTS AND ENGLISH MOVIES.chaks2704@yahoo.com

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Sir, From models suggested by you, you may go for either Sony KDL-40EX650 or Samsung UA40ES5600R (in same order). Thanks

  • Manigandan S

    Hi Nitin,

    After reading this useful article, I did some 4 or 5 rounds of watching Sony, LG, Samsung, etc., LED TVs at different shops in the past 1 month. I could not convey myself to buy LG. The Sony and Samsung LED TVs are very bright and attractive. Why are the LG TVs look very dull? Is it the maximum brightness or contrast of LG which looks dull when compared to Sony or Samsung? (FYI, I went twice to Croma store Anna Nagar, Chennai.)

    In terms of IPS Panel, Panasonic too has IPS Panel. Do you still think LG is superior than Panasonic? What do you think or heard about LG Customer Service?

    I am really very confused yaar :-( Planning to buy 32″ LED TV with very good picture quality and high refresh rate. I don’t want 3D TV. But, I think the SMART options will be useful in the recent future, if not now.

    Thanks,
    Mani

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Mani, It is common trick of stores to de-sell particular brand. You can request store executive to show demo of all 3 TV’s in Store Demo Setting (Every TV has an option of Store Demo setting). Might becoz of differential setting, LG might be looking dull.

      In my opinion LG pic quality is much better compared to Panasonic and Customer service is much better compared to others. Even Samsung is good in customer care.

      Just to add that in 32 inch segment LCD or LED does not make difference. You may consider LCD also.

      Hope i answered your queries.

  • Sheru

    Nitin, Guide me to buy any good series in LG 26″ LED/LCD ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may buy LG26LD345 or LG26CS470

      • Sheru

        Thanks Nitin, I was waiting for your update till today morning and brought LS3700 :( I saw your response late today evening. Hope this LED will also be good… They will deliver tomorrow morning.
        What is your view on ls3700?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          If u r specifically looking for a LED TV then LG26LS3700 is a good model. While accepting delivery, kindly ensure you don’t get display or used unit becoz LG26LS3700 is a 2011 model. In my article i have highlighted steps to ensure that you don’t get display unit.

          Happy viewing and enjoy your new purchase.

          • Sheru

            Thank you very much for sharing details. I’ll verify the details.

            Regards,
            Sheru

  • niranjan

    Thanks to you, it made my TV search easy!!

  • Chirag Vora

    Hii Nitin my budget is 85k and in that I need two TV’s one for my living room and an0ther for my bedroom
    Viewing Distance
    Living Room – 10ft
    Bedroom – 7ft

    What would you recommend

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Chirag,

      For Living Room you may go for 42 inch TV (10 ft viewing distance) and may buy LG42LK430 or LG42CS560.

      For bedroom (viewing distance 7ft), you may go for LG 32CS560 or Sony 32CX420.

      Both the TV’s together will cost you within 85k and you can negotiate better for 2 TV’s.

      Thanks

  • Yogesh Patel

    Hi!
    I am planning to buy a 55″ LCD 3D
    Please if you can suggest me the best one from LG, Samsung & Sony
    I have seen the LG7600 3D LCD & have liked it very much.
    Please suggest me if you have any other better option & how is the LG 7600 3D LCD?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Yogesh,

      I think you are referring to LG55LM7600. Just to add its LED TV not a LCD one. You can also check out LG 55LW6500. Both are LED models and you can select from either of two.

      Thanks

  • Girishbisht

    Hi,
    I am confused between sony and samsung 26 inch LED tv. Will you please suggest me on that.
    eagerly waiting for your response.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Girish,

      Just to add that LED or LCD doesn’t matter in 26 inch segment but if u r keen to buy only LED then you may go for Sony 26EX550.

  • Jacobmk2375

    Hi,

    I am planning to by u 40 inch LED tv. I am confused between sony and samsung.
    sony had a new led tv 40ex430 and samsung series 5 5000R.
    Can you plz advise which one is the best.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      Between the 2 models shortlisted by you. You may go for Sony 40EX430.

  • Mike

    Hi Nitin,
    Gr8 research on buying man!! thanks
    I am planning to buy 40/42 inch LED TV. I shortlist Samsung EH6030 3D tv. my budget is max of 58K. Could you guide me if Samsung EH6030 model is good or some other model in sony/lg/samsung?

  • akhilmania

    planning 4 32 inch led/lcd lg /samsung.should i go 4 hd ready or full hd.want good sound quality,2 usb ports.if i give additional money 4 led ,will i get back my additional cost in electricity bill saving after few years as usually tv runs 8 hours or more a day so cost recovering may take 2-3 years?and how good is smart tv ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 32 inch segment HD ready or full hd does not make any difference. You may go for HD ready. If ur TV usage is more than 8 hrs/day then u may go for LED but just to add in 32 inch LCD or LED also doesn’t make any difference.

      I will not recommend smart TV.

      • Ravi

        Hi Nitin,

        I want to buy 32inch lcd tv. price less than 30000. Mostly normal tv watching or movies thro’ usb/dvd. Pls suggest

        • Nitin Bhatia

          You may for for Sony KDL-32EX400 or LG 32LF20FR. Before buying, u may check the no of external ports depending on ur requirement.

  • Gauthami28shetty

    Hello…
    I’am planning to buy a new LED Television and i have 3 options i.e Samsung 40EH5000,Sony 40EX430 n LG 42L53400…will you please recommend me which one to buy…

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG42LS3400

  • Vadivel

    LG LED 32 ” WHICH MODEL 2HDMI, 2AV , PC INPUT

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG-32LW4500

  • Deepak Sharma

    Your comparison is superb and helped me decide on 32 inch tv.
    Gaming and internet will not be used by me. But I do intend to use movies, pictures and AV receiver with this. I did my homework and found Sharp TV better in image, contrast and sharpness. As alayman that’s all I wanted. Does Sharp Aquos and Quottron actuaaly good in comparison to others. Can i compare Toshiba latest models also.
    Besides keeping in mind the future technolgies Pls suggst 32″ LCD if not sharp than which one in the budget of 25K +.
    RRegards,
    Deepak Sharma, Jaipur

  • Anil

    Can you please tell me how do you check the number of hours used on a LG32LS4600 LED TV.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      On your remote, kindly click “Home” and the press Red button for customer support. Then u select “Product/Service Info” option on screen. It will show Used Time in Hrs.

  • Deepak Sharma

    could you please suggest 40inch plasma make.
    Thanks
    Deepak

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Though personally i will not recommend plasma TV but if u wish to buy only plasma TV then u may go for Panasonic VIERA TH-P42U30D

  • Nitin Bhatia

    I will not recommend 2nd rung brands..You may go for either LG 32LD460 or Sony KDL-32EX400

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Check out either LG or Sony. I will not recommend model selected by you.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Check out “Settings” option. The option to check no. of hrs is available only on new remotes. if option is not available on remote then LG service engineer can show you through software settings (Pls don’t try yourself)

  • Hitesh

    Hi Nitin
    Looking for 32″ LED or LCD TV in the range of 30k. Purpose is normal tv viewing by my parents..news, serials etc. Dealer quoted a price of 27,700 for LG 32CS560. Full HD isn’t a core requirement but I am considering it since it is coming in budget. Is there any other choice you would like to suggest. I am a bit inclined towards sony but not hesitant to buy lg.
    thanks!

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Your choice is right..Go for LG 32CS560. All the best for new purchase.

      • Hiteshchandrasharma

        Hi Nitin
        I bought LG 32CS560 yesterday & the LG guy installed it as well. I am using a SD TataSky set top box. The picture on the screen is blurry when I see it from near (2ft). Can you help in its correction.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Dear Hitesh,

          Picture quality vary for each channel in Tata Sky. I request you to switch on Channel No 100 on Tata Sky which has best picture quality among all channel and then check…Channels with poor picture quality will look blurred from 1 ft or 2 ft.

          Secondly aspect ratio of LCD/LED TV is 16:9 where as many channels in India are still being broadcasted @ aspect ratio of 4:3. You can change aspect ratio to 4:3 and then check, if channel is still appearing blurred.

          Thanks and BR
          Nitin Bhatia

  • Aditya

    hey nitin.
    Wanted to ask whether LG 42LV3730 is a good model.If not what would you recommend .
    PLS help.:) 42 inch LED .

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its a good model & u may buy it without giving 2nd thought…This model is being discontinued..Just check that u are getting fresh unit instead of demo unit.

  • avinash

    hi Nitin,
    wanted to buy a 40 inch led tv… going by your review , as i am not a gaming freak, lcd suits my requirement… kindly suggest a full hd lcd 40 inch tv….
    help deeply appreciated…
    avinash

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LK430. If this model is not available then u can buy LG 42CS560

  • Prabhu

    Hi Nitin,

    Wonderful review on LCD and LED. I was looking into LED because it is slim and comes for long time with less power consumption. I am looking for a 32″ LED TV with options for internet. Because i will be using wi-fi to connect my TV to internet. Also in near future i will be buying a gaming play station. My budget is around 45 k and < 45K. If i can something best @ 35 k is also very much fine. With your extensive knowledge, can you please suggest me a best 32" LED TV with max features.

    As of now i was just looking into LG LS5700 & LG LM6200 & LG LM6400
    SONY EX650
    SAMSUNG ES5600

    Apart from the above model, if you got any best option for me to select within my budget, please let me know Nitin.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 32LS5700. It will cost slightly more than 35K.

  • Mukesh Pandey44

    Sir please tell me can i play checker Utility on LG 42LM3410 3D TV

    • Nitin Bhatia

      As of of now, you can’t play.

  • HEMIL DANI

    Hi Nitin,
    Great research on Led/Lcd…But was wondering why not plasma?I have heard picture quality is superior than in Led/lcd..Am looking for 40/42 inch with the budget of 50k and am convinced with your suggestions on Lg..kindly pls suggest me some good models in Lg/panasonic..Also pls suggest me if there are going to be any Festive offers and should wait for another 15/20days..Regards Hemil

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Plasma TV’s in India have issue of Image Retention. Image retention is an image appearing on a plasma screen after a still picture is displayed for an extended period of time.

      Lastly plasma TV’s are more suitable for gaming not for TV viewing as such, if u wanna use it extensively for gaming then u may go ahead with plasma TV. Just a caution, even too much gaming on Plasma may cause burn.

      In LED, you may go for LG42LV3730 & in LCD i suggest LG24LK430 or LG 42LD460.

      I agree that wait of 10-14 days will help you to save some greenbucks :)

  • Manidann

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for the review and your research, one of the best review on LED/LCD, i’ll like to buy LG 42LS4600, LED. Please suggest me for that model. After reading your review, i am searching for LCD also, so please suggest me a better 42inch LCD from LG.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Instead of LG42LS4600, you may go for LG42LV3730..Its in same price range. In LCD you may go for LG24LK430 / LG 42LD460 / LG 42CS560 (In order of preference).

  • Vishaal Dorle

    HI !!!
    Please tell me the difference between LG42LM6400 and LG42LM6410

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LM6410 has following advantages compared to LG42LM6400
      1. Refresh rate of 100 Hz
      2. Triple XD Engine
      3. Seven Picture and Sound Modes
      4. Time Machine (Digital Video Recorder) ready
      5. EPG (8 Days)
      6. Last bit not least it has Web Browser

      I will recommend you to go ahead with LG42LM6410

  • Willingsan

    After searching for 100000s of posts, I found your post useful, very useful indeed. Thank you so much.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Thanks for your appreciation and kind words !!!

  • Deepak Sharma

    Dear Nitin,
    You were refering to LCD 32 inch LG TV with contrast ratio of 100000.
    I came across Akai Takashi series which is agressively prices.
    32inch LED is available for Rs.23000. Can you please suggest about the technicality because the price is very attractive.
    Regards,
    Deepak Sharma, Jaipur

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Deepak, I will not recommend 2nd rung brands..You may select from LG/Samsung/Sony. You might be paying less today but you will be compromising on quality & service parameters.

      If u r looking for 32 inch LED within budget of 23k then u can go ahead with Akai

      • Deepak Sharma, JAipur

        Thanks Nitin. I was only thinking due to pricing, will go today to decide amongst suggested brands.
        I will also be thankful to you for having provided all the possible answers on this page.

        your suggestions are based on in depth analysis. The perfect site rather all FAQ can be found. Congratulations and warm regards,
        Deepak Sharma,Jaipur

  • Vicky

    Hi Nitin,

    Am planning to buy a 40-46 inch LED TV. Would like to go for a Sony or Samsung one. Have heard that the cost of these TV’s are pretty less (almost 40% less in Qatar).

    Would like to know your review on both the model and place of purchase.

    Budget (25 – 40k)

    Thank you and good work buddy……:)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may check out following models
      46 Inch: Samsung UA46C6900VR / UA46D7000LM
      40 Inch: Samsung UA40C5000 / Sony KDL-40HX850

      The cost of these models in India is above 75k for 40 inch and above 90k for 46 inch. You need to check prices in Qatar.

      I answered in past regarding purchase from outside india and just re-posting the same.

      If u buy from qatar then i hope you are accounting import duty in cost. In my opinion, after adding import duty price differential will be minimal.

      There is no import duty if u r carrying items worth 25000 INR. Any amount above this attract 37% of the cost as import duty. Usually the prices are defined by the officers on duty not the bills you carry. For e.g. if cost of your TV is Rs 45000 and free limit is Rs 25000. I am assuming you are not carrying any other item. In this case you need to pay import duty of 37% on Rs 20000 (Rs 45000 – Rs 25000).

      Also check whether International Warranty is provided in Qatar or not. Also you need to check whether international warranty in Qatar is applicable in India or not as sometimes, they exclude some countries from international warranty e.g. International Warranty on Samsung TV in Singapore is not valid in India.

  • Pawandeeps

    HI Nitin ,

    I am planing to buy 46 inch LED TV quite confused beetween LG / SONY / Samsung.My price range is 1,20,000.

    Can you please help me here !!

  • Urwashi

    Hello Nitin,

    Excellent Blog!!!

    We are planning to buy 40/42 inches LED TV in next 4-5 days.

    Please suggest us which to buy from LG42LS3400 and sony klv40ex430 . Our Budget is 50 to 55K.
    We have read you Blog and are quite convinced about the advantages of IPS panel over PVA panels. Just a few questions here :

    1) which TV amongst these two offer better sound ?

    2) If i wish to watch Movies on my TV using USB, which TV provides support for all formats like mpeg, MP3. If i have downloaded certain movies from net and want to play them on my TV, does these TV’s provide support for this ?

    • Urwashi

      One more thing.

      We have heard that LG42LS3400 is a BASIC LED TV and sony klv40ex430 is sleak LED. Does that make any difference ?

      AFter considering all the things mentioned, which would you suggest ?

      • Nitin Bhatia

        Just to clarify there is nothing called Basic LED or Sleek LED. LED is nothing but Light Emitting Diode and used for back lighting or in layman terms for illumination. Some times to de-sell particular & for higher margins, sales executive confuse customers with these irrelevant jargon’s. At the same time LED tech has different versions like LG 42LS3400 is using Edge LED technology and Sony KLV-40EX430 use Direct LED technology. Out of 2, Edge LED is better compared to Direct LED therefore i will recommend LG.

        You may go for LG 42LV3730 or LG 42LS3400 (2nd choice). With good negotiation u will get LG 42LV3730 for within 55k.

        Sony KLV-40EX430 is for around 60k (varies from city to city).

        Regarding formats being supported by each model, i really cannot comment on same as it is changed by manufacturer from time to time. Best way to check is carry pen drive with all formats you wish to watch in multi brand store like Croma or Next and ask executive to play them on TV shortlisted by u for demo.

        Hope i answered ur all queries.

  • Anil_kadam2005

    Hi Nitin,

    I Impress with your review and research. :)
    I want to buy LG/Samsung LCD/LED TV not for gaming and my viewing distance is 10ft and maximum watching 6 to 7 hr in day. suggest me 32 or 42″ and my strict budget is 30 to 35K.

    I need this features:
    Full HD
    IPS Pannel
    Picture quality and Audio quality good(may be use external sound 2.1 or 5.1)
    Side angle view also clear
    Pen drive

    Please help me with company and TV model no……. :)

    I am waiting for your reply

    Regards,
    Anil Kadam

  • Anil_kadam2005

    Hi Nitin,

    I am going to buy LG 32″ UA32EH5000RLXL can you suggest me it is Good or not
    My beget is 35K

    Regards,
    Anil Kadam

    • Nitin Bhatia

      The model mentioned by u is of Samsung not LG. I will not recommend this model.

  • Pawan Deep

    HI Nitin ,

    I am planning to buy 46 inch LED i am quite confused with Sony / LG / Samsung.Please help me Asap.

    Pawan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for either Samsung UA46D7000LM or Samsung UA46C6900VR

  • Karthik Shekar Sadahalli

    Hello Nitin,
    Your post gave a lot of info..Thanks to it..
    I heard that LG uses the 7 layer technology..is it applicable to all the LED models?..
    Also what is the difference bw 47LW6500 ,47KM6700 & 47LW5700

    • Nitin Bhatia

      7 Segment Display is used in Digital Clocks to show numerical from 0 to 9. It has nothing to do with TV’s.

      I think its 47LM6700 instead of 47KM6700 as mentioned in your query.

      Out of 3, i will recommend 47LW6500. Reason being
      1. Better response time 2.0 ms compared to other 2 model
      2. Best Contrast Ratio 9 Lac:1 compared to rest 2

      If u r looking for Wifi connectivity then u may go for LG 47LM6700

  • Nitin Bhatia

    You may go for LG 32LD460 or LG 32LF20FR. Both will fit into ur budget and requirement. Tks

  • Nitin Bhatia

    I have already answered ur query.

  • Abhishek

    Hello Nitin,

    My Room size is 10Ft x 10 Ft….which size & model u suggest for it ? (Preferebly LED or LCD)

    also if i need web surfing.. which model should i go for ?

    Thanks in advance..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      For your room, u may go for 40/42 inch LCD. I will suggest LG 42CS560 or Sony KLV-40BX300.

      You have not mentioned exact requirement reg web surfing i.e. wired or Wifi. Above models support wired connectivity

      • abhishek

        a) What about 32″ ?

        b) I am looking for LED with internet & Skype option also………..

        c) which option will be favourable if i wanna go without internet ?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Viewing distance of 32 inch is 7-8 feet so with 10 feet, screen might look small. Today almost all models come with wired connectivity. For Skype you need to check Smart TV and also check whether it support Skype feature or not.

  • Shiva

    Hi Nitin,

    This is Shiva from bangalore. Am planning to buy LG 42LS5700 in a couple of weeks. Can i go ahead with the purchase or will you suggest any better TV other than this. My Budjet is Rs.65,000.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      It’s right choice within ur budget

      • Shiva

        Hi Nitin.

        Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I have one thought in my mind that how would the 3D tv’s impact in future. Is it very much required to own a 3D tv thinking future aspects?

        Thanks & Regards.
        Shiva.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I will not recommend you to go for TV with 3D support. Reason being 3D technology is currently at nascent stage in India & there is no content available in 3D except videocon dth has 1 channel in 3D. Indian broadcasters will take atleast 5 years to be ready for 3D transmission. Moreover for 3D experience, u need atleast 55 inch TV.

          Shelf life of a TV is normally 5-6 years and till that time, new technologies will come..

  • satheesh

    Hi Nitin,

    Appreciate your feedback and recommendations. In one of the replyies, you responded on 32 inch LED TV with wif/internet access. Can you recommend one for 40 inch LED TV with wif/internet access. Mainly i am looking for youtube access and probbaly in future to use for xbox/kinect. I found one in samsung 40EH5330. Can you recommend one from samsung or LG series in the range of 50-55K

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend Samsung UA40EH5330R. You may go for LG 42LV5500. With slight negotiation, u will get it for 55k.

      • satheesh

        Thank you Nitin. Any reason you recommend LG? I saw you recommending LG 42LV3730 earlier in one of the email thread

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 42LV3730 is a 2011 model and is being discontinued now. I recommend the best available model suiting readers requirement i.e. best value for money. LG has some inherit advantages, which i mentioned in my post. Technically its superior in most of cases but its not necessary always, I have recommended Samsung and Sony also in many cases.

  • Arijit

    Hi Nitin Ji,
    UR tips R valuable.
    Just Advice Me, for which should I go:
    LG LED 26LS3700 : Rs.22990
    LG LED 26LV3000 : Rs. 22900
    SONY LED KDL 26EX550 : Rs.26900
    PICTURE QUALITY IS MY ALL CONCERN.
    Thanx & Regards!
    -Arijit Das

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 26LS3700

  • Anil_kadam2005

    Hi Nitin,

    I want to buy 32″ LG LED TV can you suggest me see following list?

    1) LG 32LE5500 INFINIA LED LCD TV
    2) LG LE5300 32-inch LED
    3) LG LE4600 32-inch LED TV

    Thanks
    Anil

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 2 models shortlisted, you may go for LG 32LE5300

  • M Ravindran

    Hi Nitin,
    Appreciating the reviews you have posted. Need your help in zeroing on 40/42″ LED TV with 2 HDMI port and full HD. Internet and 3D are not required.
    My budget is 50 to 55,000/-
    Kindly give your expert advice on proper make and model.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, You may go for either LG 42LS5700 or LG 42LV5500 (In order of preference). Depending on city, these models might cost between 55k-57k.

  • M Ravindran

    Hi Nitin,
    Thanks a lot for the prompt response and I admire the time you are spending for the cause. Can you please compare and inform me about LG 42LS4600 and LG 42LS5700? Just why are you considering LS5700 superior to LS4600 or LV5500.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LS5700 has better response time of 120 Hz & superior contrast ratio of 5,00,000:1 among all models. Secondly it supports Skype and has its own web browser. It has better motion clarity

  • M Ravindran

    Hi Nitin,
    Further to my below request, 42LS5700 is internet TV. I am not keen on internet TV and 3D TVs.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      if u r not keen on internet TV then u may go for LG 42LS4600.

  • Hemil Dani

    Hi Nitin
    After good hard bargaining am getting Lg42ls4600 for 47k.However in most of the posts i have read you have mentioned lg42lv3730 as a better option.Also when I compare lg42ls3400 with lg42ls4600 the latter looks much better n much thinner..Most of the places I asked have said that Lg42lv3730 has been permanently discontinued.Please tell me the difference between 4600 n 3730..Also pls let me know whether 4600 @ 47k is a good buy..
    Regards
    Hemil

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG42LV3730 is now discontinued in most of the cities but it was best value for money considering its features and price.

      @ 47k with bill, LG 42LS4600 is a good buy.

  • Sugeesh. S

    Hi Nitin
    Great to see your reviews about LED and LCD tvs. I am planning to buy an LED. I am looking for preferably Full HD (1080p). I believe there will be noticeable difference in picture quality when it comes to hd channels. I am confused between sony , samsung and LED.
    I visited several showrooms . By budget is 35k max. I noticed samsung EH4000, EH5000 which has a better picture quality and brightness than LS4600. I am also am considering Sony CX350 (lcd). Which one do you suggest for me. Looking forward to your valuable response.

    • Anil

      LG 32LS4600 is a very good model and better than its counterparts. It has an IPS panel, 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports. I have bought it 2 weeks back from Infibeam and got a very good deal (Rs. 31,919) which was about Rs, 5,500 lesser than what other outlets were quoting.

      • Sugeesh. S

        But LS4600 Is it full HD? Can you trust buying in online , they might give you the old or displayed place.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Yes, its Full HD. I will not recommend online buying. In all probability u will get display or old unit.

        • Anil

          There is also a chance of getting old piece when you buy from your nearest store. The only thing you can do is to identify whether it is a old piece and return it back to the dealer. In today’s times, if the online dealer sends you an old piece, you can return it back and claim a new product or money back.

          BTW, I have received a piece which was manufactured a week before I ordered the item.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of models shortlisted by u, you may go for LG 32LS4600..its a good model.

  • Itsupporthospira

    hi nitin,

    I am plannin to purchase samsung series 5 UA40EH5330R 40inch due to feature is good
    price is @61000 samsung on site.
    and one more thing my friend is palnned tour to bangkok,so he purchase the same model
    from bangkok it is chiper then india.
    what u suggest?

    JT

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You can get better models in this price range…TV’s are cheaper in Thailand if u can avoid import duty in India..If u need to pay import duty then price differential is negligible..Secondly u r not sure of warranty in India..Think twice before purchasing from Thailand.

  • Pradeep T

    hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy 32″ LED Internet TV i have selected the two model
    Sony KDL-32EX550
    LG :: LS5700

    Please suggest.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LS5700

  • Vishal

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for detail analysis.. I am planing to buy 40″ LED TV.
    Broad level specifications are.

    1) Full HD
    2) All media file format should support
    3) Budget is 60K
    4) No requirement for Internet..

    Could you please suggest me the better suitable choice for this specification?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LV3730 or LG 42LV5500. Regarding media formats, request you to check the same at store by playing the formats required by u. Different models support different formats so no guarantee on same, its better to play before purchase.

  • Geetha

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for your comments. Its very helpful.
    Looking for LED TV with local dimming and screen size 32′ inches with IPS panel. The budget is within 38,000. Please suggest the brand

  • Pintoo

    Hi Nitin,
    We want to buy a 32inch TV LCD/LED in the budget of 30K. Basic usuage and for internal connection in future.
    Can you please suggest a good one?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LD460

  • Shivesh Kumar

    hii Nitin ji

    I desperately need your valuable suggestion.

    kind help me in choosing LED or LCD tv which should cost me under 33k.

    I want good picture quality & sound with PC connectivity & USB movie.

    thank you sir

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Shivesh, Pls specify screen size then only i will be able to recommend best model for u.

      • Shivesh Kumar

        Hii nitin ji

        my requirement is 32 inch t

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I have answered your query :)

  • Pankaj

    Hi Nitin,

    Excellent review…. thanks for lot of information….

    We are planning to buy new TV, had been to Chroma and VSP today evening but couldn’t finalize one.

    Below is our requirement with details.
    1. Our hall size is 14 feet by 10 feet.
    2. Our budget is around 50k to 60k.
    3. not looking for smart TV.
    4. Our kid is 6 yrs old, we are planning to buy play station for him (and for me as well…:).
    5. We have LG home theater and Tata sky connection at home.
    6. TV shelf life should be around 5 to 7 years.

    Confusion ….couldn’t take decision on:

    1. 40/42 inch or 46/47 inch
    2. LED or LCD
    2. Samsung or LG or Sony (Sony being last choice)
    3. 3D yes or no

    After spending couple of days on net, we finalized Samsung UA40EH6030R but when we visited Chroma and VSP today, we saw LG 42LM3410 and got confused.

    We came across to your blog and now couldn’t decide on LED or LCD, 3D required or not etc….

    Please help….

    Thanks in advance.
    Pankaj.

  • Ruturaj More

    Hi Nitin,
    I am Planning to Buy 40/42 Inch LED TV with 3D option. Short listed Models are LG / Samsung / Sony. For LG LM6200 & LM3410. For Sony & Samsung models are not selected. Need your opinion for Sony and Samsung and selected models of LG. Also confused about 3D Gogles (Active & Passive). Which one is better.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      For 3D TV’s right screen size is atleast 55 inch. If u r planning to buy 40/42 inch then u may go for Sony KDL-40HX850 / LG 42LV5500 / Samsung UA40EH6030R.

      3D Passive is better compared to 3D Active.

  • Xxx

    hi guys, even i was confused b/w LCD or LED but prices r so difference i went to LED cause there r more LED’s than LCD’s and in about 5years there will be no LCD’s as the salesperson told me so every tv has minimum life of 10 to 15 years so when they stop manufacturing LCD’s and if u have 1 in ur home and by chance if it come to repair where will u go for its parts.. think twice before u bye dont fully depend on others comments….

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Just to add LED also belongs to LCD Family & only difference is illumination..There is no technological advantage of LED over LCD…Secondly, even if any technology is discontinued then also manufacturer keep providing service for discontinued products…

  • Himanshu

    Hi Nitin,
    We want to buy an LED TV and our range is between 50-55K. We are confused between LG and Samsung. Does an IPS Panel which is available only in LG makes any difference and for what company and its Model we should go for ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Technologically IPS panels of LG/Panasonic is superior compared to PVA panels used by Samsung/Sony. I request you to share the screen size & other requirements then i will be able to suggest the right model.

      • Himanshu

        Our Requirement is 40-42 inch full HD LED & not a Smart or 3D Tv

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I have answered your query

      • Himanshu

        Further the model selected by us is LG 42LS4600. is it good?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Yes, its a good model. You may go for it.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Hi, To answer your queries
    1. For viewing distance of 10 feet ideal size is 40/42 inch & for 14 feet then u may go for 46 inch
    2. I will recommend LCD over LED
    3. I will suggest LG due to superior IPS panel (but it vary from model to model also)
    4. I will not recommend 3D TV

    Out of 2 models shortlisted by u, i will recommend Samsung UA40EH6030R becoz it has better refresh rate compared to LG, which is important for gaming (as u mentioned, u will use the TV for gaming also).

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Hi,

    Among known brands, only LG and Panasonic use IPS panels. In LG i will recommend LG 32LE5500 & in Panasonic you may go for Panasonic VIERA TH-L32D25.

    Thanks & BR

    • Geetha

      Hi Nitin

      Thanks for your suggestions.
      I had been to the store and asked for the models suggested by you. But the sales person said these are older models and not available right now. Instead, he showed the models which has IPS panel and other similarities.
      LG 32LS4600 (Advanced IPS panel)
      Panasonic TH-L32E5D (Alpha IPS panel)

      Could you please suggest which is the better one?

      Thanks

      • Nitin Bhatia

        Just to add that multi brand stores don’t stock all models and mostly they only keep those models where margins are high. An easy excuse for them is that its an older model and not available now.

        Out of 2 models suggested by you, u may go for LG 32LS4600

  • Gaurav Jain

    Hhello Nitin,
    Which one to prefer sony 40 inch monolithic (full glass) or lg 42 inch ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42 inch

  • Shivesh Kumar

    hii sir,

    please sugges which one i should choose out of these two 32 inch LED tv
    lg-32LS4600-led-lcd-tv

    sony klv-32ex330.

    just for satisfation I want to know why the one you choose is better?? can you differentiate between two.
    we want good picture quality, sound …….
    thank you sir

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LS4600. reason being it has IPS panel & secondly LG is using Edge LED technology compared to Sony’s Direct LED for backlight.

  • Deeban Kumar

    Hi Nitin,
    Here I have choose 5 3D LED’s can you suggest me which one is best
    The Models are
    1. LG 42 Inch Full HD LED TV 42LV5500 3D
    2. Sony KDL-40EX520
    3. Panasonic VIERA TH-L42D25
    4. Toshiba TL20 Active TV 40
    5. Samsung UA40EH6030R
    Ans my budget is 50-60K

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for either LG 42LV5500 or Samsung UA40EH6030R. I will not recommend others.

  • kapil

    hi,plz let me know what is the difference between 3d ready and cinema 3d ready….read this specification in lg plasma and led models.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      3D ready is nothing but TV which can also operate in 3D mode besides normal 2D operation. Refresh rate of these sets is normally 120 Hz where as Full 3D TV sets operate @ 600 Hz refresh rate. 3D ready are not Full HD.

      Cinema 3D Ready are Full HD 3D TV sets which operate in both 3D and 2D mode. Please note that Cinema 3D Ready are not Full 3D.

  • Rahul patil

    HII nitin

    VERY NICE TO MEET YOU LOVE TO VISIT YOUR BLOG NICE WORK ,
    I THINK ALL ARE PLANING TO BUY LCD & LED IN THIS DIWALI FESTIVAL
    I M ALSO ONE OF THEM SEARCHING FOR THE SAME

    When ever we visit any showroom sells persons are confusing customers & forcing any specific brands which i will face here in pune but now i have back up of you to discuss them and get model value for money

    Dear i just go through your comment & select some models please recommend me the best two among them price range 50k to 62 k

    LG 42 LV5500
    LG 42 LS5700
    LG 42 LW5700
    LG 42 LV3730 {NOT AVAILABLE IN PUNE}
    LG 42 LM 6410

    Please suggest me the best 2 so can buy the same

    if there is any major difference

    Waiting for your reply

  • Raghu

    Brother, you comparison between LCD & LED is quite naive, its like comparing old motorola handset with new samsung S3. LED’s come with out of the world applications, if you get a chance try seeing Samsung Smart TV to understand better functions offered by LED tv.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Raghu,

      Just to add, You can also get Smart TV’s in LCD with all the applications available in LED. Technologically LCD is much better compared to LED. Only advantage of LED over LCD is that it is slightly sleek and consume little less power else no other advantage of LED over LCD. There is no point spending 15k xtra for LED compared to LCD.

      Thanks and BR
      Nitin Bhatia

  • Manisha

    Hi Nitin,

    Kindly suggest, out of 3 models below (shortlisted based on your review and comments ) which one we should go for, your preference order please .. thanks.

    Our preference, order is:

    1) LG 42LV5500
    2) LG 42LM3410
    3) Samsung UA40EH6030R

    Regards,
    Manisha.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi.

      My order of preference is
      1. LG 42LV5500
      2. Samsung UA40EH6030R
      3. LG 42LM3410

      Thanks & BR
      Nitin Bhatia

      • Rakesh

        Dear Nitin,
        Thanks for educating and guiding us. Can u pls. suggest which one is better option between LG 42LV5500 and LG LS5700 or any other model /make. Regards

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Both are equally good but if i have to select from either of two then i will go for LG 42LS5700.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Hi,

    From the models shortlisted by you, you can select either LG 42LV5500 or LG 42LM6410. For LG 42LM6410, u need to increase your budget…Within 62k budget, LG 42LV5500 is best choice.

    Thanks and BR
    Nitin Bhatia

    • Rahul patil

      HII Nitin

      Thanks for your suggestion yesterday i have check lg42lv5500 but it is not available in pune & production get stop by company for same model according to showroom owner

      Please suggest me 2 nd option in 50 – 62 k budget

      & music system too 15,000-20,000 k

      Thanks

      Rahul

      • Nitin Bhatia

        LG 42LV5500 is very much into production. You can check at LG Shoppe else u may go for LG42LM6410.

        Currently i am not reviewing Music Systems therefore cannot recommend any particular model but based on my personal experience, u may go for Sony or Philips.

  • kapil

    hi nitin, thanx for ur valuable advices…today i had a visit to lg shoppe,,,i shortlisted LG PM4700 plasma 3D smart TV for Rs48,000. Is it a good but???? plz advice

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend Plasma TV. Plasma TV’s in India have issue of Image Retention. Image retention is an image appearing on a plasma screen after a still picture is displayed for an extended period of time.

      Lastly plasma TV’s are more suitable for gaming not for TV viewing as such, if u wanna use it extensively for gaming then u may go ahead with plasma TV. Just a caution, even too much gaming on Plasma may cause burn.

  • Rishikesh Gavankar

    Hi Nitin,

    After surfing through number of blogs and online reviews for LCD/LED TV’s, it was finally your blog that hold my attention. Your view points are clear and to the point and are results of much extensive research. I am planning to buy two TV’s this Diwali , FULL HD 3D LED for my big living room which has a viewing distance of 12-14 ft and FULL HD LCD TV or LCD Monitor is for my bed-room with a viewing distance of 10 ft.
    I have following queries.

    1) After going through research, I am also in favor of LG as it uses IPS panels and is based on Passive 3D as compare to Sony/ Samsung based on Active filter.
    Does this active /passive technology really matters in taking decision for 3D TV?
    Some reviewers said that passive reduces the quality of resolution to half. Please clarify.

    2) In my room I want to have a setup wherein I can use a single large screen for viewing TV/movies and it shall also serve as my desktop for internet and other stuff. So, shall I go for LCD/LED Smart TV with PC connectivity or is it better to opt for large screen LCD monitors with in built TV tuner or else I settle for All-in One desktop PC.

    Based on above queries please suggest me good options. My combine budget for both is around 80 K to 1 Lakh and I have following preferences.

    For Living room
    1) Screen size should be between 40” to 50”
    2) It shall provide best viewing experience for any content 2D or 3D.
    3) It shall have maximum connectivity options like HDMI, USB, Component, WI-Fi , PC connectivity
    4) Is LG LED Cinema 3D series is worth considering for my living room?
    5) It has been observed by me that there are some issues with sound quality with flat screen panels so, is it necessary to invest in sound bars with LCD/LED TV’s or my Sony home theatre system can be configured with the new LED TV to improve the sound quality.

    For Bed room
    1) As asked in query above, I want to have single screen solution for all the multimedia tasks. So what are my options? Is there any LG LCD 24 to 26” monitor screen? (Please suggest suitable screen size and brands)
    2) I want to use this screen mostly for internet surfing, viewing online content and gaming.
    3) Can I bet on Smart TV series for my bedroom?

    I know it’s a bit elaborate query, but I am counting on you.
    I am convinced you will help me to take firm and educated decision.

    Thanks and Best Regards,
    Rishikesh.
    Mumbai

  • Gary Kelaskar

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy a 22″ LG LCD TV with XD Engine and IPS panel, I have surf the LG website but didn’t find any:). I am particularly interested in LG 22LK332 because of XD Engine and other connectivity features it has got but am not sure about the IPS panel.
    I am doubtful about the availability of IPS panel in this particular model. Should I go for it or should consider the new models with advance IPS panel like 22CS470 or 22CS410 but it seems that these 2 new models lack LG’s XDEngine.

    Your advise is appreciated.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 22CS410. In 22 inch segment XD engine doesn’t make any difference.

  • Gary Kelaskar

    Any other recommendation like Samsung or … is appreciated, the budget is 12-13K.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      For Samsung, you need to increase your budget. I will recommend LG 22CS410 as it fits into ur requirement.

  • PRAFFULLA PANDAY

    hi nitin i have size constraint to 40 inch which tv i have to buy,picture and panel quality should on high priority.may it be led or lcd not a problem,price up to 55k.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LV5500

      • PRAFFULLA PANDAY

        i have space problem only 40 ich tv should i go with panasonic 39 inch model TH L39 EM5D

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I will not recommend..you may go for 37 inch TV like Samsung UA37C5000QM

          • PRAFFULLA PANDAY

            thanks nitin, lastly final call, recomend me before i go for purchase 40 ich tv of samsung,there are many many model in series 5,kindly tell me cheap and best

            • Nitin Bhatia

              i request you not to go by series rather performance of model. Series is just a marketing jargon to differentiate various models.

          • Faiz

            Why you don’t recommend panasonic TH L39 EM5D

            • Nitin Bhatia

              I always recommend based on competitive grid of Price v/s Features v/s Quality. If this model will score high on this grid then i will definitely recommend the same.

  • kapil

    hi nitin,eagerly waiting for ur replies…..checking ur blog for last 3 days,,,,only disappointment…..please be active>>>looking forward to ur advices….sorrry to offend u but my buying process started with ur blog and just waiting for ur approval (just psychological) to buy LG 42PM4700 3D SMART PLASMA TV in 48,000 INR..

  • ananya

    hello nitin, this is a nice blog..i m confused between LG 42″ plasma/panasonic 42″ plasma. how about this model LG42PM4700? awaiting ur reply…thank u in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Thanks for ur appreciation. I will not recommend Plasma TV. You may select from LCD or LED TV. Plasma TV’s in India have issue of Image Retention. Image retention is an image appearing on a plasma screen after a still picture is displayed for an extended period of time.

      Lastly plasma TV’s are more suitable for gaming not for TV viewing as such, if u wanna use it extensively for gaming then u may go ahead with plasma TV. Just a caution, even too much gaming on Plasma may cause burn.

      • ananya

        thanx nitin for prompt reply
        same concerns i had in my mind but i spent almost half hour viewing the selected plasma model but there was no burn out seen during this time,even the sales person said that there is some technical modification was done to eliminate burnout of image by LG…
        do u agree there can be exceptions in models !!!!!

        i read reviews about this model…..there was no complaint regarding burnout but still i developed trust in ur blog so plz advise me selectively for this model…….

        I m getting this model in a budget of nearly 50,000…..any other rercommendations with same specifications…………

        thanz for ur time

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Dear Ananya, Manufacturers have tried to fix this issue but you cannot rule out this issue 100%. Secondly, i hope u r aware that it is not a FULL HD model but HD ready with resolution of 1024 x 768. Lastly it has only 1 HDMI port therefore you can connect either set top box or home theater at a time.

          If u wish to purchase HD Ready Plasma TV then u may go ahead with this model.

          • ananya

            hi nitin,ananya again…..
            c i have again looked into the specifications of this model,,yes u r right it’s a hd model and not full hd but how much difference it creates in 42 inches model..it also has a sd>>hd enhancer.
            moreover there r two hdmi ports in side and one hdmi port on rear so in total this model has 3 hdmi ports….

            i m a bit confused to go ahead with this model….if u can suggest any other model within this price upto 55000….thanx for ur valuable time.

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may check out Sony KLV-40S550A or LG 42LS3400

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Hi, Just to answer your queries

    1. I will recommend passive 3D technology
    2. I will recommend All in one desktop PC with LCD monitor

    For Living Room, I will recommend LG 42LV5500

    For bedroom, u shud go ahead with desktop and you will get good options in LCD screen for desktops. I recommend you to go for gaming LCD monitor with good refresh rate. Complete unit will cost u approx 40k. I will not recommend Smart TV as it will not fulfill ur requirements completely

    Both the units will fit into ur budget

    Thanks and BR

    • Rishikesh Gavankar

      Thanks for your advice Nitin. Now I have a clear picture as to what should I look for before buying the LED/LCD TV and what is suitable for me as per my requirements. I’ll definetely share my experience on this blog once I bought the TV.

      Once again thanks a lot..
      Rishikesh

  • gopal krishna sharma

    hi nitin i m plan to purchase 32 inch led coast about to 40000 plz sugest me for finalise the model sony kdl-ex650 and LG model near to this range.regards

    • gopal krishna sharma

      i have no idea about LG models

      • Nitin Bhatia

        You may go for Sony KLV-32EX600 or LG 32LE5500

        • gopal krishna sharma

          nitin g SONY KLV -32EX600 model is discontinued from the company….can u suggest that which model is better among LG 32LE5500 or SONY KDL EX55O or SONY KDL 650 or sony other model.regards

          • Nitin Bhatia

            LG 32LE5500 is best among models shortlisted by u

  • Abhinav

    Hi Nitin want to go for 42 inch LED pls uggest in order of prefrence LS3400,LS3410,LS4600 sony EX430

    • Nitin Bhatia

      My preference order is Sony 40EX430, LG 42LS3400, LG 42LM3410 & LG 42LS4600

  • Scraturi1

    Dear Nitin, Nice comparison among LED/LCD. Would like your valuable feedback on following:
    1- my bedroom size is 12*12 feet- what size of the screen would you suggest?
    2- which one is better among LG 26LV3000 or Sony 24EX430 or Samsung UA22ES5100R.
    This screen will be used for daily watch of DTH (news,sports, geographical channels, serials etc) and PS2 game playing by my son.

    Regards.
    S Chandra

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Ideal screen size should be 40/42 inch for your bedroom.

      Out of models shortlisted by u, i will recommend Samsung UA22ES5100R

  • Niranjan Sharma

    Hello Nitin,

    Kindly suggest me the best one from the following models.

    1. SAMSUNG UA 40EH5300 40″ SMART LED TV
    2. LG LED TV 42LS3400 (LG Store 50,400 after 10% discount, in my area, but 47000 Online Price)

    My Budget is 50K, Is it safe these items to buy from Online ?

    Regards,
    Sharma

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of models shortlisted, i will suggest LG 42LS3400. I will not recommend you to shop online.

      • Niranjan Sharma

        Thanks for your reply,
        i see many LG Led Models showing as LED LCD TV together… what is that… Is that :LED TV or LCD or both :/ eg : “LG 42LS4600 42″ LED LCD TV”

        Regards,
        Sharma

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LED TV’s belong to LCD family only. Only difference between 2 is backlit whereas display in both LED and LCD is referred as LCD display only. LED uses LED backlighting & LCD uses CCFL. Backlit does not make any difference in quality. Picture quality is dependent on TFT LCD technology therefore LED TV’s are technically referred as LED LCD TV becoz of only difference in LED backlit.

  • Thackerbharat

    Hello Nitin
    I want to purchase 40/42 inch LED Tv. I want to know LG LS3400 or LG LS4600, which is better in performance . Please advise me or mail me “thackerbharat@ymail.com”

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 2, i will recommend LG 42LS3400

  • Rajesh

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for enlightening us on TVs with this post..
    I am planning to purchase a 26-inch TV. This is because i don’t have a DTH and don’t plan to purchase one.
    I want to use the same cable connection available. However I have a digital set-top box along with the cable connection.

    Now my queries to you –
    1. Can you suggest a good 26 inch TV ?
    2. Also will 26-inch be good enough or should I go for 32-inch TV ?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Rajesh.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, you may go for LG 26LU11UR or Sony KLV-26BX300. Screen size depend on viewing distance. If your viewing distance is 5-6 ft then u may go for 26 inch TV and for viewing distance of 7-8 ft u may go for 32 inch.

  • mayur

    Excellent review. Very useful.
    After doing lot of research…shortlisted two models.
    Lg ls5700 and sony ex650. Ive following queries. Please help me.
    1. Out of above two…which has better refresh rate
    2. Found lg viewing angle better. Is this because of ips panel
    3. Planning to play hd games on xbox. Are these models good for gaming
    4. Sony picture looked more bright than lg. Does more picture modes the reason.
    5. Both these models have similar features still sony is costly by 10000. Why?
    Again. Thanks for this post really helpful.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Request you to mention the complete model name then only i will be able to comment like LG 42LS5700 or Sony KDL 32EX650. You have not mentioned screen size in model name.

      • Ravi Achar

        I have zeroed in on 42LS4600 (Rs 54,900) and 42LS700 (56,900). Which one is better and why?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG42LS5700

      • mayur

        Sorry about that. Screen size is 40/42 inch. The complete model names are…Sony KDL-40EX650 and LG 42LS5700.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Thanks for specifying model no’s. To answer your query
          1. Both have same refresh rate
          2. LG has better viewing angle becoz of IPS panel
          3. You can use LG for gaming but for true gaming experience you need better response time atleast 600 Hz. LG has 120 Hz response time. You can buy separate gaming monitor for true HD gaming experience.
          4. It depend on Store i.e. which model they wish to sell will look better. Tell them to show both in demo mode
          5. Pricing is company’s preview can’t comment on same. As i mentioned in my article also that Sony is expensive compared to LG and Samsung

          • mayur

            Nitin,
            Thanks for your reply. Finally today I purchased LG 42LS5700. Got the deal for Rs. 52500 after lot of hard bargaining :)
            The model is awesome and fits my requirements perfectly. sony was dropped due to viewing angle restrictions and price difference.
            LG 42LS4600 was another shortlisted model. But LS5700 gives you more ports, better refresh rate (or MCI as referred by LG), smart tv capability etc. than LS4600 so went with LS5700. Also the price difference is merely Rs. 2500 or so.
            Everyone at home is happy.
            Thanks.

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Dear Mayur,

              Hearty Congratulations for your new purchase. I am happy that your purchase fits ur requirement.

              Enjoy all new TV viewing experience with your family.

              Thanks & BR
              Nitin Bhatia

          • Vipparesh

            sir, i m looking for full hd led tv cum monitor with more than one HDMI port.Budjet is around 20-25k.i hv shortlisted one SAMSUNG ES 5005 22″ ,but it is having only one HDMI.Could u please suggest something in the same specification n features Is there any device available here which can help me with One HDMI port( like 2 input-1 output

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Sorry, u can have only 1 HDMI port suiting ur requirement

  • Sanjita Pandey

    sony klv40 ex430 or samsung UA40eh 5000R which one to buy or other suggestion only 4o inch tv,

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 2 models shortlisted by u, i will recommend Sony KLV 40EX430.

      • Sanjita Pandey

        thanks nitin,i have visited croma and shortlisted 4 tv by pricing sony KLV40EX430,samsung UA40EH 5000R,LG42LS3400,panasonic TH-L42E5D,all are coming around 50k,plse suggest which should i buy.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Out of models shortlisted you may buy LG 42LS3400. it has edge LED compared to direct LED of Sony & most important IPS panel.

          • Sanjita Pandey

            how one can know tv has direct led or edge led ,at lg website 42 ls3400 specification there is not mention edge led,same place other model like 42ls 5500 specified edge led.plse comment

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may check the catalogue of the product.

  • Jaikumar Thangavel

    Sony KDL40HX750 Vs Samsung UA40ES6200 which one to buy suggestions please

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KDL-40HX750

  • Ravi Achar

    Hi Nitin

    I have a question regarding viewing distance -vs- screen size. I am planning to wall mount the TV and i have two options. At one side of the wall (say Wall 1) I am going to sit (min) at 10.83 Feet and from another wall (say Wall 2), I am going to sit (min and max) at 8.3 feet. Can you advise which wall (Wall 1 or Wall 2) is suitable (from kids’ eye perspective) assuming I am going to use 42LS5700 LED TV. Request you to respond at the earliest as I am planning to buy the TV today or tomorrow.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Wall 1 is more suitable becoz for 42 inch min viewing distance shud be 10 ft for kids.

  • Gopaltkhetan

    PLEASE GUIDE SONY EX-65 OR LG LS5700 OR PANASONIC THL42E5D IS BETTER FOR INTERNET TV.SONY SEEMS BRIGHTER BUT GIVES 40″ INSTEAD OF 42″ AND IS 10000/- EXPENSIVE. NEED FOR TV VIEWING AND NORMAL GAMING.,

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 3 models shortlisted by you, i will recommend LG 42LS5700.

      • Prestadoallan

        gd pm nitin..im planning to buy a 32 inch sony led tv..but when ive read in your blog that lg uese ips panel and its much superior than pav panel that sony and samsung uses..i was confuse now if im still going to buy a sony..am i going for a lg brand now just bcoz it uses a ips panel?pls help me to decide..tnx..allan prestado of philippines

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Hi Allan,

          I will recommend only IPS panels as they are much superior compared to PVA panels. You can check demo of both to know the difference.

          • Prestadoallan

            hi nitin,

            aside from LG are there no other led brand that uses ips panel?and why is it that on the other part of your blog ihave read that you also recomend sony..

            • Nitin Bhatia

              It also depend on user requirement. I only suggest best option based on user requirement then be it LG or Sony. Secondly IPS panel does not make much difference in 32 inch or lower segments.

  • Ajaykhanna126

    Hi Nitin
    1. You have recommended LG42ls3400 over 42ls4600 but i have read on amazon forum that ls3400 does not have audio output and dose not not play video at all, only pics & music via usb.
    2. I have also short listed Sony 40ex650, LG42ls5700/ 42ls4600 kindly suggest mainly for good picture quality internet.
    3 How is the performance of Samsung 40EH6030R Thanks

  • Vaibhav

    Nice write-up Nitin. Can you please recommend a good LED model for me? My reqs are:

    - 42 inch
    - Mostly watching SD channels and DVD movies (from USB). Hence excellent PQ and decent sound.
    - No need of SMART apps
    - No gaming needs or 3D
    - Excellent after-sales support
    - Total budget of Rs.75K. 55kmax for TV and 20k for Home Theatre setup
    - Planning to buy TV+HT+ Tatasky HD, within Nov 14 2012.

    Thank you,
    Vaibhav

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LV5500 (With slight negotiation, u will get it for 55k). For good sound quality, u can buy 7.1 channel HT compatible with Tata Sky+ HD.

      • Vaibhav

        Thanks for the fast reply Nitin. Just talked to my preferred LG vendor. The best he can give for 42LV5500 is 66K. I also see that it has SMART apps; I dont need them. Do you have any other TV recommendation for my reqs?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          The rate varies from state to state depending on local tax rates..you may go for LG 42LE7500 or LG 42LS3400

          • Vaibhav

            Will do. Thanks a lot, Nitin.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Hi, To answer your query

    1. Recommendations are based on specific requirement of readers. 42LS4600 has DLNA support but 42LS3400 does not have DLNA support. Utility of Digital Audio Out port is mostly used for commercial purpose but not for home use. Secondly almost everyone use USB for playing videos & music. It doesn’t make sense to pay approx 6-7k xtra for these features until unless you have specific requirement.

    2. I will recommend LG 42LS5700

    3. I will not recommend Samsung UA32EH6030R.

    • Ajaykhanna126

      thanks Nitin. I appreciate your quick response. One more querry does 42ls3400 really dont play all or any video formats via usb?

      • Nitin Bhatia

        video formats supported can be checked only by playing the specific format on demo unit becoz each and every model does not support all but play only specific set of formats

  • Gmgupta

    GREAT INFORMATION BROTHER

    well i take this opportunity to take advice for myself also.

    i had purchased samsung d558 and it has mindblowing sound system. it has some penal problem so the company refunding the amount.

    now i have to purchase a new lcd and as u advised i am ready to purchase lg though we are samsung fan.

    i have seen today lg 32 inch lcd with 300 pmpo sound, which is nothing in front of the sound of our earlier lcd but that sound is now not available in any set.

    what do you recommend in 32 inch lcd for bedroom

    regards

    gopendra
    gmgupta@gmail.com

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Sony KLV-32V550A/B

  • Nitin

    Hi Nitinn,

    Pls suggest Sony Bravia 32″ KDL-32EX650 is good? Or you suggest something else. I wanna 32″ LED for my room. Pls suggest

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KLV-32EX600 is best in this category.

  • Catchpai

    HI Nitin,

    I am looking for 40 or 42″ TV. Please suggest the best one. I am looking for high CMR i.e. in the range of 400.

    Cheers
    Sandeep

  • Opsingh

    Hi Nitin,

    I am looking for a 40/42 inch LED TV and want to buy in next 2-3 day. After going thru several stores/brands and models, I am still confused about two things:
    1. Edge LED vs Backlight LED: Some suggests about EDGE and some about Back light http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/led-tv.php
    2. IPS Vs VA panel

    My requirements are:
    1. 40/42″
    2. LED with Internet facility/Gaming features (Ethernet & Wifi ready)
    3. HDMI/USB Ports (3,3) or (3,2)
    4. NO 3D
    5. Full HD
    6. Higher MHz support (Not sure, how 120Mhz is better than 100Mhz)

    Please suggest models and pricing in SONY, SAMSUNG, LG & PANSONIC.

    Truly appreciate the information on your blog and looking forward to your reply.

    Regards
    OP

  • Nitin Bhatia

    CMR terminology is used only by samsung. CMR actually does not help in picture quality but just remove flicker. Even if TV has 400 CMR but it will change picture maximum only 60 or 120 times per second. 400 CMR can help u only in gaming. You may go for Samsung UA40ES6200R but if u compromise on CMR then u may get better options.

    • Catchpai

      Many thanks Nitin for your reply.

      I see that you have recommended 42LS5700 in the LED segment. what is your recommendation LCD. I need full HD with most features same as 42LS5700. i m fine with no internet, no games, no 3D. But looking for full HD,USB, HDMI ports ( 3,3) or (3,2). Please recommend good LG LCD and LED. Thanks in advance

      • Nitin Bhatia

        In LCD, i will suggest LG 42LH90QR but you will not 5 or 6 USB/HDMI ports else performance is good. Ideally u need only 2 HDMI and 1 USB port.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    To answer your queries
    1. Edge LED is anytime better compared to direct LED.
    2. IPS panel is compared to VA panel

    You may go for Sony KDL-40HX850. Just to add that all the good quality LED TV’s fulfilling your requirement will come with 3D support.

    • opsingh2012

      Hi Nitin, Thanks for your response.
      I am not in favour of 3D feature. I am looking for a SMART TV with internet ready, Wifi etc but not 3D.

      LED feature wise, I want Edge LED, Full HD, better sound system, PIP etc, Please suggest a SMART TV model suitable to my need among available brands in India.

      Regards
      OP

      • Nitin Bhatia

        LG 42LS5700. It is FULL HD + Edge LED + WiFi + Smart TV + PIP + DLNA Support + No 3D support…Its fits your requirement.

  • George Roberts

    Can you tell me what the best LED 46″ tv for under £1000 is? We are looking at Sony-KDL46HX753BU

  • Kiran Godambe

    Hi Nitin, Great Review! This diwali im planning to buy LED 3D TV. After a lot of looking around i have finally zeroed in on LG Cinema 3D LM6400 or LM6410. My requirements are of a TV to watch Blu Ray, HD & 3D Movies, You tube, PS3 Gaming (p.s im not a hardcore gamer). This model is currently priced around Rs.85,000/- with a diwali offer of free 3d bluray player & movies.

    Require your advice if the model selected are good.

  • nidhi27

    Hi Nitin,

    Need urgent help …planng 2 buy 32 “LED tv today ,cnfused wch brand 2 buy sony,LG,samsung…..

    my some requirements would be :

    1. Full Hd (pls help diff between full hd n HD ready), would be using normal Hathway connection.
    2.3D optional if in budget.(pls suggest 2 buy or not)
    3.HDMI/USB port (3,3) or (3,2)

    someone suggested IPS panel…highly confused plz help ..
    distance between my wall mount n sofa is approx 7-8 feet …
    plz prioritize n hlp….

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Nidhi,

      To answer your queries
      1. Full HD comes with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and HD Ready has resolution of 1366 x 768 or 1024 x 768. In 32 inch segment Full HD or HD ready does not make any difference. You can also buy HD Ready
      2. For 3D you should buy atleast 56 inch TV else 3D is of no use
      3. IPS panel is much better compared to PVA panel.

      For ur requirement, you need to increase your budget to around 50k else you may go for LG 32LD550 (32 inch LCD + Full HD with HDMI & USB Port)

  • narasimha rao

    I bought an LG 42″ LED tv 6400 which is only WI-FI ready. Can I use any available dongle (netgear, belkin) to make it work with WI-FI or should I go for the LG recommended one itself.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I suggest you to buy LG recommended.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    you shud buy LG 42LM6410. I will not recommend LG 42LM6400. Just a caution LG 42LM6410 is not a smart TV but performance is good.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Thanks for your query, i am sorry but i have not reviewed this model yet as it is not launched in India therefore can’t comment on same.

  • Hems

    how did the installation engineer showed the usage hours..please do share wid me..im gonna buy a new tv set this weekend pls help

    • Nitin Bhatia

      On ur remote, press Home then key press red button then select product/service info from options provided. You will get no of hrs.

  • hems

    One more question nitin… I am planning to buy an LG LM6700 55″ 3D LED TV PRICED 1.35 LAKHS. is this set worth buying? so far the reviews on this tv were satisfactory.. please do provide your inputs. I am goona get a 3d blue ray dvd player and a 3d com-carder as additional free benifits. Is dis deal worth taking..? dis set has 100htz is that fine? please suggest me if any other model is better dan this and a way to identify the tv’s usage hours .thanks in advance

    • Nitin Bhatia

      its a good model..You are getting a very good deal. Hope u will get proper bill with VAT and you are buying from authorized showroom. The price quoted by u is grey market price that’s why i am cautioning u. 100 Hz refresh rate is fine.

  • Kaushik

    Hi Nitin, Great blog, very helpful. I am going to purchase a 40/42 inch TV and I have shortlisted my choice to Sony KDL-40NX650, LG 42LS5700 and Panasonic TH-L42E5D.
    I would like to ask you:
    1. Which TV produces best sharpness, brightness, contrast i.e. overall best picture?
    2. Lg’s HDMI ARC does not support DTS (according the user manual of LG 5700), Whether DTS will be supported through its optical audio output?
    3. what is refresh rates of those three panels?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      To answeer your queries

      1. I will recommend LG 42LS5700
      2. LG does not support DTS. Samsung support DTS.
      3. LG refresh rate is 60 Hz, Sony has 100 Hz & Panasonic does not mention refresh rate.

  • Ajay bharti

    my planning is to buy 32 inch led tv .i want to know how is the performance of videocon vje32fhv .mybudget is 30000.please let me know.iwill be greatfull to u.ajay bharti

    • Nitin Bhatia

      i will not recommend

  • Deepshri Somani

    can you please suggest me between Panasonic, LG, and Samsung. Because of the screen everyone suggesting for LG and Panasonic over Samsung. But now i’m confused between LG and panasonic.. Please help. I wanna buy it by tomorrow

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of LG & Panasonic. I will suggest LG

  • Deepshri Somani

    Also please consider Toshiba LCD or LED.. Is Toshiba worth going.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest Toshiba

  • Deepshri Somani

    Thanks for such a quick response. Also I want to go in the range of 20-25K. Please suggest the best out of all, Panasonic, LG, samsung. I was planning to buy 26 or 32 inches. And is there any major difference between LCD and LED. What do you suggest.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 26 inch or 32 inch LED or LCD does not make any difference. In 32 inch i will suggest Sony KLV-32V550A/B & in 26 inch LG 26LD345

  • Kirannapit

    Hi Nitin,
    I would like to know in LG LED (specifically 42LS4600 , how can i check usage hours , if at all possible ? which menu has this for me to check? thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      On ur remote, press Home then key press red button & select product/service info from options provided. You will get no of hrs.

  • Kaushik

    Hi Nitin, Thanks for your prompt & helpful reply.

    In the shop I tried some video files stored in my external hard disc (NTFS) which have DTS encoded audio and LG 42LS5700 played them well without any problem when audio was coming out through its built in speakers, i.e. the TV itself can decode DTS.
    But, HDMI (ARC) of LG 42LS5700 does not support DTS. Now, whether the TV is capable to send the DTS encoded audio (without decoding) to my HT system (ONKYO HTS-3300) through its optical audio output ?

    Whether a 60 Hz. panel of LG 42LS5700 suffers with motion lag ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Connect devices to HDMI ports
      Connect the optical out from the TV to the optical in of HT
      Set HT receiver to same input as used for the optical in (generally “TV”)
      On TV, select the HDMI input that is connected to the device you want to use (eg. if you connect the Tata Sky to HDMI-2, select input HDMI 2)
      Now digital sound coming to your TV via HDMI from your devices, will be sent from your TV to your HT receiver via optical. it will also depend on ur HT system to support DTS encoded audio.

      In 42 inch segement, 60 Hz panel will not suffer motion lag for normal TV viewing but definitely yes for gaming or action movies.

      • Kaushik

        Thanks Nitin. Your valuable answer really deserves appreciation.

        However, keeping trust on my own eyes, after a research work of one month and obviously being enriched by your information & recommendation I am going for LG 42LS5700. I think I am not taking any wrong decision.

        I must share you my experience with my new LS5700.

        Thanks again.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I assure u that u are not taking wrong decision :)

  • Arnav Jain

    sony KDL-32NX650 vs samsung UA32ES5600R

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KDL-32NX650

      • Arnav Jain

        but is it worth to spend 10k more on sony?? and any other better option in this range of 50k??

        • Nitin Bhatia

          you may go for Sony KLV-32EX600 or LG 32LW4500

  • Prestadoallan

    dear nitin,

    im plannong to buy a 32 inch led tv but im not decided yet which brand i am going to buy..what i want in led tv is the one who will last long..im here in tne philippines and i have noticed that most of the tv available in the store are made in china.meaning they are not so quality tv..so pls sir nitin help me to choose a quality 32 inch led tv.

    tnx and God bless to your family,

    allan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Sony KLV-32EX600 or LG 32LE5500

  • Rocky Ando

    Hi Nitin,
    I’m planning to buy a 32 inch tv. I’m considering these tv’s:
    LG 32lm3410 – 3d tv
    Samsung UA-32EH5000
    Sony 32EX330
    Which of these will you recommend to me?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      My take LG 32LM3410

      • Rocky Ando

        Thanks for the reply.
        That was always my first choice.
        Glad that I got the same answer from you.

  • Nandkumar Bahire

    Hi Nitin,

    I have to choose b’tween Samsung 26EH4000, 26EH4800 and LG 26LS3700
    Which one is better
    Would you please explain the difference

    Thanks

    Nandkumar Bahire

    • Nitin Bhatia

      My take is LG 26LS3700. It has edge LED + better refresh rate of 60 Hz compared to 50 Hz of samsung models shortlisted by u + Dolby Digital Decoder

      • Niketa Joshi

        Hi Nitin,

        Which one is better SONY KDL-40EX430, KDL-40EX650 or LG – 42LS3400?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 42LS3400

  • Sanjeev Sharma

    Hello Nitin,
    I have taken a demo 55 inches of HX 750 Sony and & &7600 of LG and found the contrast is much dimmer in LG as compare to Sony.Why So? I asked the croma people about this and find no satisfactory answer .As you seems to be an expert in this,so please help me decide .

    Regards,

    Sanjeev Sharma

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Generally Croma gives preference to Sony over LG…Ask them to show demo of both units by selecting demo mode on both the TV’s.

      Though u have not mentioned LG model no clearly but i assume its LG 55LM7600.

      I will not recommend any of the models shortlisted by u.

      • Sanjeev Sharma

        Dear Nitin,
        Please sujjest 55 inch 3d led tv model today as faimly is pressuring to purchase it due to dhanteras.

        it’s really an emergency on faimly front.

        Regards,

        Sanjeev Sharma

        • Nitin Bhatia

          My take LG 55LW6500. It comes with magic motion remote and 4 free 3D glasses.

          • Sanjeev Sharma

            Dear Nitin,
            Thanks for your valuable advice,You have saved my day.

            Regards,

            Sanjeev Sharma

          • Kenplastics

            Dear Nitin,
            My friend is confused in LM6700 & LW6500 models of LG ,Please give some advice to choose one from both of them.The screen size is 55 inch.The one he has chosen , has no bezel and according to LG people this is the latest one.

            Regards,
            Sanjeev Sharma

            • Nitin Bhatia

              LG 55LW6500

  • Pranesh

    Hey Nitin,

    Thanks a lot for the detail write-up and also answering questions… Is there any SHARP LED TV (40″) that would recommend… If yes, any idea how much does it cost ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Pranesh

    • Nitin Bhatia

      i will not recommend Sharp.

  • Microtech_balu

    Dear Nitin

    I am highly impressed with your suggestions on buying LCD/LED TVs. Great Job!!!

    This Diwali I am planning to buy LG 42LW5700. My requirements are 42″ + LED + Smart TV + 3D. The offer price is 70K with 8GB Pen Drive with 3D Content and Magic Motion Remote Control free. Request you to give your opinion on this model and its price.

    Thanks in advance,
    Balasubramani

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LV5500 (It has edge LED). Only disadvantage is it does not have Skype (Video Conference). If u are specifically looking for Skype then u can go ahead with model shortlisted by u i.e. LG 42LW5700.

      You are getting a fair deal..You may go for it.

      • Microtech_balu

        Thanks Nitin for your suggestion.

        Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Prosperous, Colourful, Joyful and Peaceful Diwali.

        With Regards
        Balasubramani

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Thanks for ur kind words..Wishing you and ur family a very Happy Diwali :)

  • M Khalid

    hi nitin gud mrng! i want to buy a tv today (may be after some time) coz for the past one week am doing research and now just i want to have it. my budget is 20-25k. i am confused with led / led and hd / full hd and 24 / 26 inch. i will b using t tv mostly for watching tv.. either through pen drive or through dth, and i am also planning to get a HD TDH connection for this tv. i saw two models sony klv-24ex430 and samsung ua26eh4000R. but i dont want you to restrict ur suggestion to these two models. i am totally confused. plz help me out. I wanna watch ek tha tiger movi coming today on sony on my new tv. plz plz help me with the best suggestion.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In this segment, HD/HD ready or LED/LCD does not make difference. You may go for LG 26LU11UR

  • M Khalid

    in my earlier post i meant i will be using the tv mostly for watching movies. i also want ur opinion on whether a hd dth will be gud for this type of move (means the difference can be distinguished or not)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      For HD experience, screen size shud be min 40 inch

  • M Khalid

    plz replay asap….am waiting…..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I have replied to ur queries

  • Gauravbakhshi_06

    Message: hello nitin,im going to buy samsung UA40ES5600R 40″ LED TV
    > in RS 60,000 suggest me if its good ,worth to buy this…shall we go
    > for more barganing..& wat r the 100% gurrantee abt Any tv that is
    > genuin i.e ki hame vo reverse sail to nae kar rae hai kisi dusare ka
    > goods…. also any pther brand which is accornding to my budget &
    > cntain wi-fi in bulit but not wit 3d view& & good MCI…

  • Maahi

    Dear Nitin,

    Need your valuable suggestion….

    LG 42LW4500 or LG 42LM3410

    Cheers,
    Maahi

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Maahi,

      Based on Performance, i will recommend LG 42LM3410

      Tks & BR
      Nitin

  • Nitin Bhatia

    I will not recommend Samsung UA40ES5600R. Check LG 42LV5500 but it will come with 3D support

  • srinathgupta

    Hie Nitin Bhatia

    tnx for de great info

    iam planning to take LED tv

    which one is best

    sony KDL-32EX550 or LG 32ls5700

    requirements best picture clarity…….. net browsing……….etc…

  • srinathgupta

    hie nitin

    tnx for the info iam planning to take led 32 inch

    bit confused with which brand should i go

    which one is better sony kdl-32ex550 or lg ls5700

    • Nitin Bhatia

      My preference LG 32LS5700

      • srinathgupta

        tnx for the info bro and one more question……?
        so in LG ls5700 features is better dan sony ex550 and what about picture clarity

        and iam having cpu with bit high conf with HD readon 7950 graphic card so if i play high 5 games how will be the clarity……. and resolution…..?

        and how is the performance of lg ls5700…………

        tnx :)

  • Bfaruk2002

    Hi Nitin,
    Really useful blog…!
    I am planning to buy 32″ TV, As you mentioned for this segment LCD and LED makes not much difference. I can go for LCD as its cost effective. I have select LG 32CS470 . My usage will be with DTH and for movies from USB. .Could you please suggest if the selection is correct or any other better model with LG / SONY/ SAMSUNG .? Thanks in advance.

    • Bfaruk2002

      Waiting for reply. Thanks .

      • Nitin Bhatia

        Already Answered :)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 32CS410..It has better performance

  • Rahul patil

    HII Nitin

    As per our earlier discussion i have decided LM 6410 {42 inch} Due to bu jet i have just cancel the same now i have 2 option LS 5700 OR SONY NX 650 I Have selected sony nx 650 shoud i go with Sony nx 650 or hx 850 ??????
    what will be price difference??? & major difference between both model ??
    is it right selection or should i increase my bujet for LM 6410 What can i get extra as compare to sony ????
    Please reply earliest

    waiting for your suggestion

    Rahul

    • Rahul patil

      Waiting for reply ””

      • Nitin Bhatia

        Already answered :)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Prices may differ from city to city but category A i.e. LG 42LS5700 & Sony KDL 40NX650 are in same price range whereas Category B i.e. Sony KDL-40HX850 & LG 42LM6410 are in same price bucket.

      There is sharp performance & price difference between Category A and Category B as mentioned by me above.

      In Category B, i will recommend Sony KDL-40HX850

      In Category A, i will recommend LG 42LS5700

      • Rahul patil

        Thanks Nitin

        i have selected 40NX650 What will be my loss with this model as compare to LS 5700 {42INCH}

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I suggested based on performance..If u r specifically looking for any feature then i can share the comparison based on features.

  • Pranesh

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks a lot for ur earlier suggestion. Which lg model do u recommend for 42″ led tv. Max budget of 50-55k. Looking for wireless tv.

    Thanks,
    Pranesh

    • Nitin Bhatia

      As i understand correctly wireless means WiFi supported. For Wifi u need to slightly increase the budget and You may go for LG 42LV5500.

      • Pranesh

        Hi Nitin,

        Thanks for your valuable feedback… Yesterday, I booked LG42LS5700 from Adishwars here in Bangalore for 54k (5.4k down payment + 5.4*9 installments at 0% finance).

        The sales guy at Adishwars was really pressing me to go for Sony models. He suggested Sony NX520 at first saying he can give it for 50k, and then moved on to suggest Sony EX430 (40″). He was trying to convince me that this model is better than the LG one.

        Following is the conversation which had with him over Sony Vs LG.

        Salesguy: Sony is Japanese company and has many features. For Sony, you don’t have to read reviews, bla bla bla. Why am so particular about LG ?

        Me: IPS panel & more features in terms of money am paying.

        Salesguy: Why so particular about IPS panel, is it got to do with the viewing angle?

        Me: Yes, also have read on the web about the reliability factor of these panels.

        Salesguy: It used to be a thing of the past and these days, its been taken care of. Check the output on Sony and you won’t find any such differences. Panasonic are the first ones to come up with IPS panel before LG did and now they’re moving away from it. Sony tracks performance of all the devices, accessories and adapts accordingly. The side-viewing problem is fixed. The Sony model am offering you is much much better than the LG one chosen by you and I can get you for the same price.

        Me: Don’t have any answer for Panasonic moving away from IPS. Show me the catalog for the Sony model suggested by you. He gets the catalog. I asked him if the model he was suggesting has a WiFi, LAN connectivity.

        Salesguy: No sir, this model doesn’t have it.

        Me: Does it have the Apps which is there on LG Store?

        Salesguy: No sir, Internet is not much useful on TVs as you can’t upload / download anything.

        Me: No one downloads anything onto TV. All one can do is consume the content and if I were to look for a TV without internet, am better off with a LCD TV (LG42CS560) for 45k, save 9k and be better off. The Sony model suggested by you doesn’t suit my requirement. If its indeed that good, i’ll have to go home, read reviews for this model, then decide.

        Salesguy: For Sony, there’s no need to read reviews.

        Me: Am walking out of this store, if am not offered what am looking for.

        Salesguy: No need sir, I’ll give you the one you’re interested in.

        Me: Thanks.

        To summarize, I almost had a fist-fight with him to move away from Sony and go for the one, I’d made up my mind :)

        Will update this thread once I have the TV delivered.

        Thanks Again,
        Pranesh

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Thanks for sharing ur experience…Its quite surprising that Adishwar is pushing Sony brand because they are authorized distributor of LG for bangalore & run all LG Best Shoppe in bangalore…They also manage LG’s warehouse in peenya…May be they want to clear the unsold stocks of other brands during this festival season.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/S3ZWDJCUZXON7VPAUNGGF5Q5KU Pranesh

            Some updates from my side…

            I booked my TV on 11th Nov 2012, it was delivered on the evening of 12th Nov. The installation guy came to my place on 13th Nov, saw my TV unit (Had got it done from my carpenter), and said, he can only drill holes in the wall and for this kind of setup, he cannot handle it, gave me the clamp and asked me to mount it getting help from my carpenter. Due to non-availability of carpenter, right tools, few other commitments from my end, couldn’t get it till today (19th Nov)… Once, I had everything ready, called him up for the installation… During the demo, I brought up some of the issues faced by people whom I know… One of my friend got a 42LGLS4600, used a pen drive to play movies, since it had virus in the pen drive, it affected quite a lot of components in their TV and they had to shell out good amount of money to get it fixed. The moment I said this, the technician’s face lit up and he started explaining how it could have saved him had he opted for an ‘Extended Warranty’… He started making claims that the regular warranty will cover just the manufacturing defects, whereas the ‘Extended Warranty’ as per him would take care of almost everything under the Sun :D… He also told me that the users can opt for Extended Warranty only with 1 week of installation… Since he’s already claimed that he’s installed my TV during his first visit, I need to apply for the ‘Extended Warranty’ latest by 10 AM on 20th Nov… He was pushing me real hard to go for it at the very same moment… I was somehow reluctant not to commit about anything and told him that I’ll let him know latest by the morning of 20th Nov…

            I’ll be really helpful if you can answer the following questions.

            1. How important is it to go for an ‘Extended Warranty’. For a 42″ LED TV it costs Rs.6000/- for one year, Rs.11000/- for 2 years, Rs. 15600/- for 3 years. In all case, I believe its 1 Year (Regular Warranty) + X no. of years I opt for by paying the money. My experience with this guy was very similar & I didn’t trust his words entirely. The figures mentioned by him when they visit the customer’s place for servicing was bloated. He claimed for regular visit, its Rs. 1500/-, for any servicing its Rs. 2500/- and it’ll square off completely if I go for ‘Extended Warranty’. In all probability, it looked like he’s trying to outsell this thing, due to which I became a suspicious.
            2. If its really important to go for ‘Extended Warranty’, till when do I have time to go for it (1 week as suggested by the technician or 1 year as mentioned in consumerforum) ? I plan to call the LG Customer Care and also visit Aadishwars to get this info and will update this thread accordingly.

            It’ll be really great if you can share your knowledge on ‘Extended Warranty’ for the benefit of everyone.

            Thanks In Advance,
            Pranesh

  • M Khalid

    the model u suggested seems out dated and no more available….plz suggest another one

    • M Khalid

      i dont mind even the price going upto 30k.

      • Nitin Bhatia

        u may go for Sony KDL-26EX550

    • Nitin Bhatia

      It might not be available in ur city

  • Ezhil16

    Hi Nitin,
    My hearty wishes on doing good job for posting this blog and quick response.

    I have planned to buy 3D + Smart TV and below is the list.

    1) LG 42LM6410 [around 80k] [Free=3D Blue ray player+3D DVD93)+3D Glass(4)]
    2) Sony KDL40HX850 [around 80k] [Free = 3D Glass(2) + 8GB pen drive]
    3) Samsung UA40ES6220 [around 60k in ebay] [Free = 3D Blue ray player]

    Can you let me know which is good to buy. Is it good to spend money on SMART TV features. Also what is the difference in SMART TV features for the above 3 models.

    Thanks

  • Rani

    Dear Nitin,
    If I don’t need 3D then please let me know with reason
    1. LG LS 5700 OR Sony NX 650 ?
    2. Salesman told that on LG, I can connect wireless mouse and keyboard but on Sony it is not possible ?
    3. Is it possible to do internet browsing like laptop on TVs?

    If I need 3D then please let me know with reason
    1. LG LM6410 OR Sony HX750 OR LG LM6200.

    Thank a lot
    Rani

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You have not mentioned complete model name (screen size). Request you to provide the same e.g. LG 42LS5700 or LG 55LM6200…I will be able to answer your query only after u can provide the screen size.

      • Rani

        Hi,
        32 screen size

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Hi Rani, To answer ur queries
          1. LG 32LS5700
          2. Yes possible through WiFi but LG model is not WiFi enabled..Pls get demo on same.
          3. Wifi or internet cable connectivity must for browsing internet

          For 3D Sony KDL-32HX750

          • Rani

            Thank you Nitin.
            I am just confused if to go for 32LS5700 or 42LS5700 LG :).
            Could you help me how to decide. Budget not big a issue. What are other factors I should watch for ?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Hi, If ur viewing distance is 10-12 ft then u may go for 42 inch TV and for viewing distance of 6-8 ft, 32 inch will suit ur requirement.

  • Raj

    Hi Nitin ,

    Its really good to find out your article as after my research i was planning to write some thing same :). I am also planning to by a TV and was confused between which Brand ,Model ,Size and Type i should go for ?After some research i found that non of the TV’s in india are Real LED ,correct me if i am wrong.all of them are either front LED or back LED.
    Some article says that Globally Toshiba is best,but in india it has really bad reviews .i need your expert advice for some of my queries as i am planning to buy a TV for a room size 12*12

    1.which TV i should opt for in size 32 or 42 as per value and quality .
    2.Which brand (as per you its LG but jst asking for sake :)
    3.I am also planning to buy home theater for better movie experience plz suggest me on this too.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LED is only backlight illumination technology i.e. Light Emitting Diodes so there is nothing called Real LED. Yes, u may go for Edge LED which is better illumination technology within LED illumination.

      I will not recommend toshiba. To answer your query
      1. As ur room size is 12X12, i will suggest 42 inch
      2. LG but sometimes u might find better model in sony or samsung depending on ur requirement
      3. So far i have not reviewed and evaluated Home Theatre systems therefore i can’t suggest regarding the same. I would not like to mislead u on this front.

      • Raj

        Thanks a lot nitin.In 32 inch which model you will suggest ?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Best among all in this segment Sony KLV-32EX600

      • Raj

        Which one is better lg ls3400 32 or Samsung EH5000 ? any other suggestion ?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Samsung UA32EH5000R

  • Prestadoallan

    hi nitin,

    can you pls explain which of the is best for 32 inch led tv..ips or OLED tv

    tnx,
    allan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      IPS is for panel and OLED is display which works without backlight. IPS panel give wide viewing angle, better response time and quality color reproduction. OLED display deep black levels therefore better than LCD or LED. You cannot compare 2 as one is a form of panel and another is form of display.

  • Yogesh Naik

    What is your openion on Sony 40NX650, any equivalent models from other brands of LED TVs?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend…U may go for LG 42LV5500

  • Saishashiby

    hi..

    need ur help, planning to buy 32 inch lcd, most of the time we use it for to watch tv movies , hoping to get full hd .. does it really makes any difference in hd, hd ready, full hd in 32 inch,suggest me the best one among LG , SONY OR SAMSUNG.. Plz do mention the complete model number and price if u can..

    hoping to get the best suggestion from u..

    thank u ..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 32 inch, Full HD or HD ready not make any difference. Based on performance you may go for Sony KLV-32V550A/B. Prices vary from city to city so can’t comment on same.

      • Saishashiby

        thanks for ur valuable suggestions :)

  • Sushant

    Hey can you tell me how is Samsung UA39EH5003R .i found the features and price very attractive ..its costing some where around 42k

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    The performance of LG is better compared to Sony but Sony has more features compared to LG.

    Regarding gaming part, None of above model is suitable for gaming..For gaming u need better response time…I will suggest u to buy separate Gaming Monitor.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    My take Sony KDL-40HX850. Persoanlly i don’t see any value in Smart TV features.

    • Ezhil16

      I got good price for LG 42LM6410 [Free: 3D Blue ray player + 3D Glass(4)] for 74K and thinking to go with this.

      Sony KDL40HX850[Free: 8GB pen drive] is 90K and not worth for me.

      Thanks Nitin for your suggestion.

  • Prestadoallan

    sir nitin you recomended sony KLV32V55A/B to one of your reader..is this particular model uses ips panel?tnx n advanz

    • Nitin Bhatia

      No, its uses PVA panels…In 32 inch IPS or PVA panels does not make any difference.

      • Prestadoallan

        sir wat do you mean by in 32 inch ips and pva panel doesnt make any diference?it makes me a litle bet confused..coz ur saying that ips panel has a good viewing angle,and now ur saying that it doesnt make any differece..pls explain it to me more further..

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Viewing angle is directly proportional to Screen Size. 32 inch screen size is too small for wide viewing angle. If u r buying 42 inch or above then only IPS panel make true difference.

  • Prestadoallan

    ASIDE FROM LG ARE THERE NO ANY OTHER LED BRAND THAT USES IPS PANEL?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Panasonic uses IPS panel

  • Arnav31

    Your detailed study has really given us lot to check . Just let me know, i went to chroma yesterday and we have almost finalised on Panasonic LED 107CM TH-L42E5D.. It is 42″ with IPS scree. Cost ~60000/ i stay near sea so with lots of corrossion. Which one should i buy . With level of confidence going up on you, i might for sure go in for your verduct. I need to chose / buy today. Look forward for your advice. Arnav

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest Panasonic.

  • Priya

    Great details. I had same confusion & it helped a lot to decide upon LG now.
    Could you please help me to conclude the model please.
    My requirements are -
    42 inch LCD with HD – wud love to have LED
    No specific requirement of smart tv or 3D. My budget is around 65 K.
    Just need great image & good sound. I will also go for home theatre in near future.
    Also, I do find combo offer on LG web portal for 42LGLS5700 + HT856/DH6320″” at Rs. 77540
    If I increase my budget is it a worth buy considering my requirements ?
    Thanks a lot for your values comments.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LV3730 (One of the best models in recent times but not available everywhere). If it is not available then 2nd choice LG 42LV5500 (It has 3D support)…Combo offer is provided only on this products which are either not getting sold or will be phased out soon. I will not suggest combo offer

  • Kaushik

    Hi Nitin,

    At last I bought LG 42LS5700 on 9th Nov. from LG Shoppe and it was delivered to my home on 10th Nov. The TV is just awesome. It is sleek and gorgeous with its piano black bezel and brush metal panel. The picture is crispy and the motion is mostly judder-free and it handles the 24fps frame much better. The TV produce great color accuracy with sharp and smooth visuals.

    Now one thing –
    After the installation of the TV, I checked the Used Hours in presence of the LG technician and it was 30. The LG man told me that this is normal. Nitin, I would like to know your opinion in this regard.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Ideally, used hours should be 0. Request you to check the manufacturing date on the carton of the TV. If manufacturing date is before Oct’12 then in all probability its a demo unit or a returned piece.

      • Kaushik

        Thanks, I must take care of it.

        • Kaushik

          Hi Nitin,

          Thanks again for your opinion.

          I was searching a connection to reach upper level of LG and luckily I found one of my Uncle’s close friend who is a higher level official of LG (eastern zone). I told him regarding the used hour. He collected the sl. no. of my TV and the address of LG shoppe from where I had purchased it. On day after the next day he called me and told “When a lot of TV comes out from the factory then a few from them are picked randomly for quality checking and those TVs are tested exactly for 30 hours in a computerized system. I have checked by the sl. no. and I found that your TV is one of them. So you are a lucky man, you have received a tested TV”.

  • Vijay Srinivas

    Hi Nitin,
    Planned to buy 40_42″ LED 3D SMART TV. Not able to decide between LG & SONY.
    Category1: LG 42LM7600 or SONY KDL-40HX750
    Category2: LG 42LM7600 or SONY KDL-40HX850
    How is other LG Models like 42LM6700 & LM 6200 when compared with Sony’s KDL-40HX750 & KDL-40HX850.
    Appreciate your quick response as im deciding to buy either today (Festival Offers).
    Thanks
    Vijay

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Please don’t get confuse…i will recommend Sony KDL-40HX850 (It is best in this category)

      • Vijay Srinivas

        Thanks for your honest & Quick Response.
        Lastly wanted to know, is KDL-40HX850 best in 3D category aswell??

        • Nitin Bhatia

          3D concept as such is not successful in India.

      • Vijay Srinivas

        Sales Guy added another product to the competition, need your expert advise between Sony HX850 Vs Samsung ES7500 (46″)

        • Vijay Srinivas

          After closely reviewing Sony Hx850 and Samsung UA46ES7500R, i finalised Samsung. Thanks Nitin.

          • Nitin Bhatia

            Enjoy your new purchase..Happy Viewing :)

          • Adi

            I am looking at same brands in 55 inch led. Can you advise regarding models ranging appx 150k. Some tell me samsung better than sony and sales person is advising sony. Any suggestions? Also do you think i shouls buy online or from a shop?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              I will suggest Sony. I will not recommend online shopping specially high value item like LED TV.

          • Mukeshpremjimaru

            how is the performance of samsung UA46ES7500R. we at mumbai are also going to buy the same. how much does it costs.

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Its a good model, you may go for it. Prices vary from city to city becoz of differential tax structure. Request you to check price at 2-3 stores before finalizing. You will get fair ides on price. Roughly this model shud cost your around 1.22 Lac

        • Nitin Bhatia

          My choice is still Sony.

  • Wayne_clafford

    hi mr nitin,
    I’ like to ask if whats better in terms of playing movie in hard drive in different format and playing games. i’d like to buy 32 led tv what brand and model you’d recommend for me tnx

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KLV-32EX600..Regarding formats, i request you to play the formats (based on ur requirement) on demo unit.

      • Wayne_clafford

        tnx :) mr nitin

        on other option in 40/42 inch? same requirement and no motion lag? :)

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Sony KDL-40HX850 or LG 42LV5500

  • Vinit2711

    i mr nitin

    happy diwali

    i would like to purchase 3d led tv …..im surching on net i m fully appreciate with samsung UA32EA6200R PLS GIVE ME SUGGESTION WHICH IS THE BEST ONE

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will suggest LG 32LW4500

  • Jatin Kindra

    Hi Nitin

    A wonderful discussion here!

    I am about to buy a 32″ picture box, i opted for two Sony LCD Bx350 and Samsung UN32EH4000 32″, can you please let me know which one to choose from?

    Sony is costing me around 29k and samsung led around 27k, plzzz suggest me as soon you can, dying to but it soon!!

    Regards
    Jatin

    • Jatin Kindra

      Hi Nitin

      can you plz suggest!

      • Nitin Bhatia

        I have answered ur query..Tks :)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung model is UA32EH4000R not UN32EH4000 as mentioned by u…Out of 2, i will recommend Sony KLV-32BX350.

      • Jatin Kindra

        Hi Nitin

        Thanks for your suggestion!

        Just as a thought Samsung one is an LED and Sony 32 BX350 is an LCD, so what are advantages of Sony over Samsung over above said models? or is there any other option in 32″ in price range for around 30k? plz suggest

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Sony has advanced contrast enhancer for better picture and stereo playback for better sound..Also it has better features.

          Under 30k, u may go for Sony KDL-32EX400 (Prices may vary from city to city but it will be under 30k)

  • Shemeema

    hi nitin…..happy diwali….

    informative discussion going on…..i am planning to buy a 32 inch lcd tv. can u suggest an economical model? is full hd make difference in 32 inch?

    thank you.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Thanks and wishing the same to u and ur family.

      In 32 inch, FULL HD does not make any difference from viewing perspective. You may go for LG 32CS410

  • Harpreet Singh

    want to buy 32″ led.. which is the best???

  • Rahul Soni

    Hello Mr. Nitin,
    I am planning to buy “Full HD” -> 42inch LG only.
    My budget is around 60K +/- 5 K. I have following questions –

    1. Wud I get 3D in this budget ? Smart TV is not a mandate. What all models you recommend ?
    2. If not 3D, cud u plz suggest closest models to my requirements ?
    3. One of your comments says 42LV5500 support 3D. What does “support” mean ? I dont find it as 3D tv on LG portal. Is it a 3D tv ?
    4. Do you recommned 42LS5700 ? Some of your comments (Rahul Patil / Rani / Pranesh / Kaushik) do, however reply to Priya doesn’t & says combo offer is for products which are not sold (combo offfer is for 42LS5700 & HT856).
    5. I am getting 42LS4600 for 50K. Is it a good buy ?

    Really sorry for so many questions & million thanks in advance for answers.
    Rahul

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      To answer ur queries

      1. Yes u can get 3D within 65k. I suggest LG 42LV5500. Its a smart TV
      2. LG 42LE7500 (if u wish to purchase Non 3D)
      3. LG portal does not give right information. LG 42LV5500 is a 3D TV.
      4. Pls don’t correlate my suggestions to various users. It depends on requirement of user and comparative recommendation between various models shortlisted by users…Regarding combo offer, i was referring to Home Theater not TV i.e. LG is not able to sell HT system therefore bundling with fast selling TV model. Apologies for not clarifying this point earlier
      5. Its a good deal but i will not recommend this model for purchase

      • Rahul Soni

        Thanks a lot for clearing my doubts !

        I have finally come to shortlisting of LG 42LS5700 & LG 42LV5500.
        I checked almost 5 stores & was told that 42LV5500 is 2011 model & no more available. Finally I got it at Lg Shoppe. However, there is only 1 piece left & that too demo. I have to make choice from below, could you please help -
        1.. LG 42LS5700 – I am getting it @ 54K. I can get a packed piece. I also don’t find specification of dynamic contrast ratio mentioned anywhere on web portal. Could you please help ?
        2. LG 42LV500 – I am getting it @ 57K. But only demo piece available & used hours are not more than 2 as confirmed by LG Shoppe (I have not checked though). The sales guy also confirmed its best tv as compared with 42LS5700. But he said its not 3D tv.

        Once again million thanks in advance for you expert suggestions to conclude my tv purchase.

        Rahul

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I will not suggest you to buy from LG Best Shop becoz recently i am being cheated @ LG Best Shop..You may check my review by clicking following URL
          http://www.nitinbhatia.in/reviews/lg-best-shop-is-now-lg-worst-shop/

          LG Best shop is passing wrong info to u regarding usage hrs. I am sure, they must have reset the usage hrs through firmware of the TV.

          Dynamic contrast ratio of LG 42LS5700 is 5Lac:1 compared to 4Lac:1 of LG 42LV5500.

          In terms of performance LG 42LV5500 is better compared to LG 42LS5700 but i will not recommend you to buy this model from LG Best Shop and that too demo unit.

  • Sns1505

    how do you find samsung usage hours?can you mention the steps?thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      It can be found out by entering service menu..From remote, its not possible..I will not recommend DIY…Suggest to take help of authorized service engineer of Samsung. He will show you the usage hrs.

  • Niranjan

    Hi Nitin,
    Excellent post. Wanted to buy a 40/42 inches LED tv and LG is a preference for LED. But that aside, which is the best TV that you would recommend in this size? Though I donot care much about the 3D or Smart TV, I need to have best possible picture and motion performance – mainly for sports. I see higher MCI/Motion-flow only in higher models. Please suggest the best 3 choices from among LG/Sony/Samsung.

    Regards,
    Niranjan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      As u have not mentioned ur budget, i am listing down best 2 models under 55k in order of preference & sony will cost slightly higher.Higher MCI is available only in high end models.
      1. LG 42LS3400
      2. Samsung UA40C5000
      3. Sony KDL-40EX520 (It will cost approx 65k)

      • Niranjan

        Hi Nitin,
        Thanks for your reply. I donot have a strict budget and is flexible and can go upto 90K also. Its just that the 3D and Smart tv features are going to be almost unused even if I get them. So I was asking about the best TVs for me with this criteria. I see high MCI and motion flow in LG 6k series and sony hx750/850. So is the PQ difference worth putting in so much extra w.r.t. the 42ls5700?? LS5700 has atleast 200 MCI and I am considering that if I go strictly for a low budget no 3D TV.
        Do you recommend 3400 ahead of 5700? if so, WHY? it even has lesser hdmi ports.

        Regards,
        Niranjan

        • Nitin Bhatia

          If u r keen on LG & looking out for best performing economical model suiting ur requirement then my take is still LG 42LS3400.

          MCI (Motion Clarity Index) is nothing but a marketing gimmick to fool customer…It doesn’t make sense to spend 15k xtra for just 200 MCI or for that matter 40k for sony…

          You need maximum 2 HDMI ports i.e. one for DTH and second for Home Theatre until & unless u r planning to use for gaming…

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Even after being discontinued, the inventory remain in market for 3-4 months..it is very good model. if u dont get this then u may go for LG 32LE5500

  • Prestadoallan

    gd pm nitin,
    you know sir nitin im very thankful i have found this should i say column or blog of yours..i say thankful bcoz ur giving guide to pipol like me who does not have enough knwledge or background in terms of whats the factors to considered before buying led tv in particular..but for now sir nitin i have more things or question to ask you..bcoz this coming 1st week of december im about to buy a 32 inch led tv..in my mind i want a SAMSUNG 32 inch led tv..but on the othr side also of my mind is asking htis question..why is it that mr nitin insists that LG is the best brand of led tv..what are the factors made you decide that LG is the best brand for you..why not samsung,sharp or any other brand..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I am not favoring LG. My recommendations are based on customer requirement and best model available based on performance. LG has some inherit advantages, which i have mentioned in my post therefore based on my research. If i find LG superior over other brands then definitely i recommend.

  • Sidhu 192

    Hi NITHIN,

    I am having a samsung 40″ LCD .. it was working well for the 1 st year and after completion of the warranty period 1 year its panel went off… Still now i am fighting for replacement from samsung. Finally they said they will take back the tv with giving back the money less depreciation cost.
    Now i have thought of moving to LG, suggest a model in 40K range

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42CS560. You need to slightly increase your budget.

  • Shemeema

    thank you nitin for your prompt reply. that is really a pocket friendly model. can u also suggest me a full hd economical model in 32 inch. if i can afford may be i can go for FHD model. or else i will go with your earlier recommendation. thank you so much once again.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KLV-32V550A/B

  • Hiraldedhia

    I am planning to buy a new LED tv. My viewing distance is 16-20 ft. Please suggest what size Tv I should go for?
    I am looking for a good viewing experience and good sound quality. I dont need 3D or internet on my TV. Please suggest a good model and price for the same.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for 55 inch to 65 inch. I will suggest LG 55LM6700. Tentative Price will be approx 1.6 Lac (Price will vary from city to city). All high end LED models comes with 3D and smart TV features. 65 inch will cost u approx 3.5 Lac.

  • Adi

    Want to buy a 55 inch led buget appx 1.5 lacs. Please advise regarding the best options….

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 55LM6700

  • Shemeema

    thank you very much for suggesting Sony model. but it is slightly out of budget. i will go with lg model. but do this model support usb movie plying? if not suggest a model having that feature along with HDMI port and good sound out put.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LD550

  • Microtech_balu

    Dear Nitin,

    I am extremely delighted with your suggestions on buying LED/LCD TVs. Request you to clarify my doubt. I have planned to buy LG 42LM6200. However the showroom people said LG 42LW5700 is better than LM6200 in terms of picture quality. I came to know that LW5700 is an outdated model. I am confused with the model. Please clarify.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Please don’t go by age of model rather performance should be good. Out of 2 models LG 42LW5700 is better in terms of performance.

  • Sunny

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to Buy 5 Tv’s for my new house.

    I require 2 led for the master rooms one i need is 55 inch and 1 i need is 46 inch. I need suggestion between Sony 55HX850 and LG 55LM6700 in 55 inch category…and the same in 46 inch category is 46HX850 or 47LM6700.

    Need one 46 inch for the hall without 3D or smart tv? Need suggestion

    And either should i go for 2 Leds or 2 Lcds in the guest room?
    kindly suggest the Brand and the Model no.

    Thanks for ur kind Help.

    Regards

    Sunny

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 55 inch, i suggest LG 55LM6700. In 46/47 inch, i will suggest Sony KDL-46HX850. LED or LCD doesn’t make much difference, its only backlight illumination.

      • Sunny

        Hi nitin,

        Thanks for ur suggestions.

        Can u suggest is it worth going for a plasma 50 inch or its better to buy 40/42 inch lcd.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          My preference 40/42 inch LCD

  • Maria

    Hi Nitin,

    I want to buy a 32 inch LED tv. Finally filtered LG 32LS3700 and Samsung 32EH6030. Samsung one has 3d, but no smart TV and LG one doesn’t have 3d but has smart tv and widi. My preference was for LG until I visited the chroma store where I saw both models side by side.

    All Samsung models on display there seemed to have better picture quality than LG ones. The LG models on display looked a bit dull compared to the Samsung ones and Sony was the best of the pack. I find this hard to believe because as per specs, LG has better hardware. Also, they sales person was more keen on me taking Samsung or Sony rather than LG

    Is the picture quality of LG really lower than Samsung or were the displayed TVs calibrated deliberately to favor LG?

    Awaiting your input eagerly.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Croma prefer selling Sony..I have mentioned the same in my other comments also..

      You may request the Croma to show all 3 models by selecting demo mode in all 3 models…By changing picture settings, i can also show particular model better over other.

      In 32 inch, 3D is of no use..My preference is LG 32LS5700.

  • Sindhuanand

    Hi Nitin,

    What is your opinion about PANASONIC TH-L32X50D ?

    Awaiting your reply..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend..Tks

      • Sindhuanand

        thanks for your reply.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    I will not suggest you to go for Extended Warranty. The probability of TV giving problem during initial 4-5 years is very low so its waste of money.

    Secondly service visit charge of LG for LED TV is 600 Rs + Service Tax per visit so even if u call them once every year, you will not pay more than Rs 2000 in 3 years whereas in Extended warranty you will be paying Rs 15600/=

  • Gurrala74

    Nitin please suggest me very quickly

    I have decided for 32″edgelit LED full HD
    LG – 5700 – 36000
    Sony – some EX model – 42000
    Samsung – some model smart TV – 42000
    Panasonic – L32E5D – 40000

    Please tell me which one to go with ??

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      Request you to specify exact models of Sony and Samsung then only i will be able to comment on ur query.

      Thanks and BR
      Nitin Bhatia

      • Gurrala74

        Please comment about the LG 32LS5700, is it a good buy

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Its a good buy..You may go for it

  • Prestadoallan

    gd pm sir nitin..you said ips panel is superior vs pva panel…can you pls explain more further why ips panel is very much superior compared to pva panel..in what aspect that ips became superior..and does ips has disadvantages?tnx n advanz..allan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I have mentioned advantages of IPS panel in my post, request you to go through the same..So far there is no scientific disadvantage of IPS panel against VA Panels..Tks

  • G M Gupta

    NITIN BHAI I HAVE TO PURCHASE 32 INCH LCD TOMORROW. ON YOUR SUGGESTION AND SUGGESTIONS OF OTHERS I AM PURCHASING LG.

    PLEASE SUGGEST BEST MODEL IN THIS CATEGORY. I AM INTERESTED IN SOUND AND CLARITY

    GMGUPTA

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You may buy LG 32LD550.

      Thanks

      • Gmgupta

        nitin bhai i didnt like the picture quality of LG sets. its not good at all

        • Nitin Bhatia

          you may check out other brands.

  • Jaikumar Thangavel

    I am looking to purchase a 40 inch Sony LED. Which is better of HX750 OR HX850? I am told by a supplier there is an issue in HX850 in the motion sensor and the model is discontined? can you please clarify

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony KDL-40HX850 is better compared to Sony KDL-40HX750. Supplier only push those models which he want to sell or clear the stock. 

  • Rohi Todi

    plz suggest me lg 32ls4600 is goods to purchase or not plz reply

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its a good model to purchase

  • Bhuvnesh

    Hi Nitin,

    First of all, let me tell you that this is great  community service you are doing. Thanks a lot for your efforts.
    Here is my query:
    I want to purchase a LED TV for my parents ( age > 67 ).  I am  interested in  46 or  50 or  55 inches.  I  went through the specs of various models across LG, Sony and Samsung.  I want excellent quality model , budget is no constraint.  At the same time i do not want to do the overkill for the features which my old parents might not use.  Please advise.

    Thanks
    -Bhuvnesh

    • Nitin Bhatia

      My Take
      47 Inch: LG 47LX9500
      55 inch: LG 55LM6700

      • Bhuvnesh

        Thanks for your reply. My parents showed interest in Sony.  The two models selected are KDL-46EX650   and KDL46HX850.  The price difference is  30 K. 

        I am more inclined to KDL-46EX650 .  Will that be a good decision ?   Do you feel is it worth paying 30k more and go for 46HX850 ?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Considering your requirement, you may go for 
          Sony KDL-46EX650. its not worth spending 30k. 

  • Findavijit

    Dear Mr. Nitin,

    I have zeroed down on Three LED Tv models. 
    Sony 40NX650 for Looks.
    LG 42lm5700 or 6200
    Toshiba 40PX200 but for this tv Contrast ratio is only 3000:1

    which one should i Buy?. Your valuable suggestion is awaited.

    Rgds,

    Avijit Sarkar

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LS5700

  • Prestadoallan

    GDPM SIR NITIN..IN YOUR OWN OPINION WHY SONY DOESNT USE IPS PANEL ON THEIR LED TV?KNOWING THAT SONY IS A PREMIER BRAND WHEN IT COMES TO TV MAKING..IS IPS PANEL OWNED OR COPYWRIGHTED BY LG THATS WHY SONY IS NOT USING IT?..TNX N ADVANZ..ALLAN OF PHILIPPINES

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Besides LG, IPS panel is used by Panasonic so any brand can use it. Why sony is not using IPS panel? I can’t answer as its their business call.  

  • Prestadoallan

    SIR NITIN ASIDE FROM IPS WHAT ARE THE OTHER KIND OR BRAND OF HARD PANEL?TNX..ALLAN

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Panasonic

      • Prestadoallan

         gd pm sir nitin..i think you did not get what i mean..my question is..aside from ips a kind of panel that is hard..are there no other hard panel aside from ips..i asked this question bcoz yesterday i went to the appliance store and asked the agent if they had a samsung 32 inch led tv with a hard panel..and the agent said that they have a samsung 32 inch witn a hard panel..and when i touch the scrren of the tv it does not distort..meaning it has a hard panel..contradiction to what you are saying that samsung does not uses hard panel…any comment sir and pardon to my english..tnx..allan

        • Nitin Bhatia

          You may check Sony. The panel used is PVA panel only but there is single protective layer of hard glass outside.  

  • khalid

    ur take on lg 32lk311? does it support all video format while playing through usb?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Khalid,

      It supports all popular video formats..if u wish to play specific format then request you to visit nearest store and test the same on demo unit.

      Tks & BR
      Nitin

  • Shyam

    Thanks Nitin,
    Your valuable suggestions and minute points to remember while purchase of an LCD/LED TV will definitely help me..

  • Mitesh Sharma

    Hi Nitin,
    I m planning to buy LG 42CS560…Is it a right choice??

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In terms of performance, its a good choice but its not a feature rich model. If u can specify features u r looking for then i can suggest suitable model to u. 

  • Gaurav

    which  3D TV should i Get ?? Samsung ES 6200 40 inches LED OR LG  Cinema 3D 42 inches LED ?? Please advise 

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for 3D LG Cinema LED

      • Gaurav

        Hey thanks Nitin….  just wanted one more thing in features wise which one is best in between ???? 

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG

  • Razvin Ramos

    Hi Nitin,

    I was searching all over the net regarding purchasing a 32″LED TV and which brand and model is worth buying for and I must say this site really caught my attention. I am torn between LG LS3400 and SONY KLV-32EX330 as the narrowed choices I have. Which one do you recommend? You can also suggest a diff brand and model name if you like. :) By the way, keep it up!

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest any of above. My vote for LG 32LS3700

  • Rohit Todi

    First of all I want to salute you sir,
    please advice me a led full hd 32 inch TV
    My budget is 30k to 35k.
    I want crystal clear picture.
    i don’t want internet in TV.
    My preference goes to lg brand first.
    But,I leave it on you.
    plz suggest me brand with model.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, You may go for LG 32LS5700 but u need to slightly increase the budget or if u wish to purchase strictly within budget then go for LG 32LS4600 . Tks

  • Raghu

    Nitin, Thanks from all of us for your great guidance.
    After reading this I was cleared with few things. Now I have decided to go for one of the below models in LG. Could you please kindly suggest me which one of the below is best please.
    42LM3410,
    42LM6200,
    47LM6410
    42CS470
    I really need some expert advise and keenly awaiting your reply.Thanks
    Also let me know if my choices are good.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You may go for LG  47LM6410.

      Tks & BR
      Nitin

  • Dinesh

    Hi Nitin,

    Great article!!!!!

    After a lot of research I have finalized two modesl, LG42LS5700 and LG42LV5500 but now I am not able to decide which one should I buy

    The answer for below questions will help me to decide one. I don’t need skype.

    1)  which xd engine does LG42ls5700 have, triple xd engine or 2011 xd engine and which one is better?

    2) Does 5500 support wi-di, in features tab on lg site it doesn’t speak about it but if you go on tech specs tab it does have that feature? what’s right?

    3) which one comes with wi-fi dongle and magic remote, or we need to buy them separately?

    4) what is difference between 3 Mode Magic Motion Remote Control and Magic Motion Remote Control

    5) HDMI (ver. 1.3 deep colour) what about this feature, I think 5700 doesn’t have one.

    6) RS-232C (Control / SVC) what about this feature, I think 5700 doesn’t have one.

    7) does 5500 have LAN port.. tech spec doesn’t give any information about that.

    8) which one is higer version, LS or LV?

    9) 5500 is wireless ready and 5700 is wi-fi ready what’s the difference?

    10) 5700 doesn’t have antenna in and headphone out, big difference?

    11) 5700 and 5500 both have LED technology but 6410 has LED Plus. Is the difference noticiable? 

    Outa curiosity what would be your take between 42LS5700 and 42LV5500 and may I ask why?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, 

      Answers are as follows
      1. Triple XD Engine. It is better than rest
      2. It has Wi-Fi
      3. You have to buy separately..Pls check if any offer going on. If u negotiate, you might get it for free. 
      4. You may ask for demo.
      5. Right, 5700 does not have this…Its not that important.
      6. Its of no use as such. Its a computer serial port. If u wish to connect projector to monitor then it can be used
      7. It has
      8. Model name is just marketing gimmick. Pls go by specification
      9. Both are Wifi ready
      10. No, I hope u will opt for DTH or Digital cable connection
      11. Both are EDGE LED

      Both model are equally good and difficult to chose but if i have to select, i will go for LG 42LV5500 becoz of MCI of 500 & 3D support 

      • Dineshdhage

        Thanks a bunch Nitin!!,

        I made a choice to go for LG42LS5700, was getting a good deal on it from LG itself, hope I did not take a wrong decision. :)

        • Nitin Bhatia

          As i mentioned both are equally good models so don’t worry. Enjoy ur new purchase :)

  • Chandan

    Hi Nitin,

    Your endeavor to help the people to choose the right product is really appreciating.

    Here I would like to be informed that whether LG 42LS5700 is better than Panasonic TH-L42E5D ? If yes, then please give a comparison in brief and oblige. 

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG has Edge LED, More no of ports, Triple XD Engine, better MCI, Wifi, better contrast ratio, PIP & Stereo Payback.

      • Chandan

        Thanks Nitin, 
        But LG 42LS5700 does not have Triple XD Engine and both TVs are just Wifi ready, both have 4 HDMI. Panasonic has Analogue Audio Out and SD Card slot which are absent in LG. However, I wanted to know the difference of those two TVs in respect of their picture quality which is the most important for a TV.Regards. 

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I request you to check manual of LG as LG website does not contain complete info on model specifications. LG has better pic quality then Panasonic. SD cards can be used by inserting them in USB panel through USB port of TV so not a big deal. 

          • Chandan

            Dear Nitin, as you advised I checked Lg website (LG India) and compared LS5700 with LM6200 / LM6690 side by side, there under ‘Picture > Triple XD Engine’  it is mentioned ‘Yes’ for 6690 & 6200 but blank for 5700. In the Technical Specifications page of  6690 & 6200 under ‘Picture’ it  clearly shows the presence of Triple XD Engine but there is no information regarding the engine in the  Technical Specifications page of 5700.  I checked the manual of 5700, there also I found no information regarding the engine. Can you please mention from where may I get authentic information regarding the engine of LS5700 of LG India ? 

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may check product manual at LG Shop. LG website does not give complete information. 

  • Vpyromaniac

    hi Nitin,

    I am very confused between two models of TV

    1. LG42LS5700

    2. SAMSUNG UA40ES5600

    PLEASE RECOMMEND WHICH ONE SHOULD I GO FOR
     

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LS5700

      • Vpyromaniac

        Thanks for your suggestion…If i go for LG42LS5700 what are the major drawback’s in it……And my budget being 60k do you suggest any other better buy……… 

        • Nitin Bhatia

          You may also check LG 42LV5500. The drawback depend on your requirement so request you to share specific features you are looking for then only i can comment on drawback. Tks

          • Vpyromaniac

            My main Concern is the Picture Quality….

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Pic quality is good. 

  • Deep

    hello nitinji
    I want to purchase 32 in led should i go for sony 32ex330 or is there any better option
    pls suggest

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LW4500 or Sony KLV 32EX600

  • Deepak

    I want to purchase following  32 inch led TV pls suggest option

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LW4500 or Sony KLV 32EX600

  • Boney alex

    hi nitin thanks for the wonderful job ur doing ,,,
    i had decided to buy LG 42 LS3450 led tv ,, d price offered for it by dealer was 50,000
    as i saw d other models displayed i was amazed by the 3D models ,, the dealer offered me a price of 57,000 for LG 42 LM3410  3D led, which was not displayed there n was also out of stock ,, the 3D models i saw in the showroom were higher models priced above my budget ,,shall i go for LM3410 ,, is d clarity of 3D good enough in that as im told tht its the starting model with 3D,,, waiting 4 ur reply 
     

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LM3410 is a good model. You may also check LG 42LV5500, it also supports 3D and is of same price range as LG 42LM3410. Personally i will not recommend 3D option in 42 inch segment. For good 3D experience you should go for 55 inch or more. 3D has not evolved in India yet and will take time. 

      In non 3D segment, you may opt for LG 42LS3400, it is cheaper by 10k from 3D models shortlisted by u

  • Prabha

    Hello Nitin,

                  I’m planning on shortlisting any one of the following LG 42LM6410(82K) ,LG 42LM6690 (90K),LG 42LM6700 (94K),LG 42LM7600(99K). The 6690 is being offered with a LGHome theater worth 24K for free. Kindly give me your inputs on the four models. I’ll watch HD movies and PS3 will be connected as well. Thanks in advance.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Out of 4 models shortlisted, i will suggested LG 42LM6410. Pls don’t get biased by free LG Home Theater as LG 42LM6690 is not a good model. 

    • Prabha

      Thank for your quick reply Nitin. Could you please explain more about the differences? I thought 6690 is a higher version and a better one. Thanks.

      • Nitin Bhatia

        6690 is feature rich but performance wise its not good..You may mention your specific requirement then i will be able to suggest better.

        • Prabha

          I’ll watch movies from BD & USB or ext HDD(HD movies downnloaded from internet), HD DTH TV and gaming with PS3.Thats pretty much everything…. Thanks.

          • Nitin Bhatia

            Model suggested by me will fulfill ur requirement.  

  • Kavita Chandak

    Dear Sir,

    I am planning to buy LG42LM6410…. Please give your suggestions and if any better product is there please suggest so.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its very good model. You may for it. 

  • suresh chandra

    sir i want to purchase lg 42” lcd my concern only good picture & sound no need of internet or smart tv but it should play max formats through usb.also it should be the cheapest one .so kindly tell me the model no about a budget 42′ lcd tv with good quality.thanx

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LK450. If it not availble then LG 42CS560. Regarding formats, i request you to download all the formats in USB device and request the showroom executive to play on demo unit before purchase. Formats supported by any TV keeps changing and there is no fixed standard in this regard. 

  • SANJAY

    Dear Nitin ji,
    After my visits to Sony centre & Digital World at AGRA, I checked the Samsung UA40ES5600 & Sony 40EX650. I decided to buy Sony 40EX-650 due to the best picture quality.I hv been offiered Price of Rs. 58500 for this model from a dealer at AGRA. Pls. advise me ur final tip before I finally purchase it in a day or two.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 2 shortlisted models, Sony is best. You may go for it.

  • Mnvbrtn

    What is best 42″ led in market in LG and samsung

  • Kaushik

    Dear Nitin,

    I have LG 42LS5700. I am thankful to you that your guidance helped me to choose the right one, the TV is really great.
    Now, Nitin can you help regarding the following issue ?
    When the Picture Mode was set to ‘Standard’ then  I was able to access the ‘Real Cinema’ field but after a Factory Reset the ‘Real Cinema’ field remains always disabled for all Picture Modes. What is the reason of it ?

    Regards.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Kaushik.

      Request you to contact LG service centre as it seems to be issue of firmware.

      Thanks & BR
      Nitin Bhatia

  • Abhivish2006

    Any Reviews about LG 32LS4600 ?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its a good model..You may go for it.

      • Abhivish2006

        Thanks

  • Haritosh

    I have decided on Panasonic TH-L42E5D. I am getting it for 55000. Please suggest your reviews about this.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend this model. Tks

      • Haritosh

        Any specific reason sir? I compared both LG and Sony available in the same size and price range…I found Panasonic better in terms of picture quality. Also, it has IPS panel and 150hz backlight scanning. It also has Smart Viera feature although it was only “nice to have” for me. As far as DCR is concerned, official told me that companies have stopped mentioning that for all TVs as there is no defined foolproof mechanism of calculating the DCR. Appreciate your response. Thx

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG mention DCR. Companies which are not mentioning DCR have something to hide. 

  • Shashidhar B Y

    Hi nitin, 

    i m totally impressed by ur guidance and now i need ur valuable suggestions, planning to buy 26 or 32 LCD, suggest m the best and the best one, i don’t have any specific requirements except like watching tv with high quality (HD or full hd or hd ready) of picture , and the effective audio output, kindly let m know the specific model  number and the brand i should go.. 

    thanks in advance :) 

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Pls share your budget.

      • Saishashiby

        20 to 30 k,  let m know two best models in each as per my requirement in 26 and 32 lcd, thank u.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          In 26 inch LG 26LU11UR or LG 26LD345
          In 32 inch LG 32LH20

          • Shashidhar B Y

            hi..  checked with few outlets and seems these models are not available any more as it is older, thought of LG 32CS470,
            Let m know ur opinion plz.. thank u .

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may go ahead. 

  • suresh nambi

    Namaste Nitin gee,
     Sony 32EX330 vs Samsung 32EH5000 vs LG32LS4600
    please guide me  Which is Best & How?

    My Expectation is USB movie maximum format accept , picture quality and durable

    Regards
    Suresh Nambi

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LS4600. Regarding supporting formats, request you to check on demo unit before purchase. 

      • suresh nambi

        thank u, as per your suggestion, i checked it, it accepts max format.
         now in LG32LS4600 is full HD & LG32LS3400 is HD ready.there is no difference in picture quality (sorry its not my opion , include my friends also have seen it and infact LG Sales person also accept this). can u guide me which is best?
        Pls; HD Ready is 5k lesser than Full HD

        • Nitin Bhatia

          As i mentioned in my post also that in 32 inch segment HD Ready or FULL HD does not make any difference in pic quality.

  • pradeep kumar

    I am planning to buy a 42 LED. I have seen a LG42LS6200 at discounted price of 61k. It seems to be a good TV. At one shop on comparison with Samsung the picture was more bright n vibrant in Samsung. I asked him if there was any difference in the setting of both TV and he replied in negative. Samsung E6200 was also looking good. One LG Shoppe has offered me LG42LS6410 for 72k (after adjusting all discounts and freebees) I am confused now. My requirement is 3D SMART TV with good price.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LM6410

      • pradeep kumar

         Thanks Nitin for reply. Just one clarification. LG42LM6200 will be costing me Rs. 61k although this the discontinued model. I observed that only difference between 2 models is built in wifi in LG42LM6410. Apart from this all feathers are almost same.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          I will not recommend as it seems dealer is trying to sell demo unit therefore he is heavily discounting LG42LM6200.

          • pradeep kumar

             Hi Nitin, I have gone for LG42LM6410. The tv was seal packed Just tell me one thing the usage is coming as 106. what does that mean? What is the implication ?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Its either a demo unit or used piece. Ideally used hrs shud be Zero or 30 Hrs in some cases as LG test sample units for any defects. 

              • pradeep kumar

                 I have got the replacement from LG Shoppe. The replacement unit is now showing 0 as used time. Is it possible to set the used time as ZERO in LED ?

                • Nitin Bhatia

                  Pls check manufacturing date. If it is within last 2 months then its OK.

                  Yes, its possible to reset the used time through software but it can be done only by professional and certified LG engineer.

  • Jaintapan

    Hi Nitin,
    First of all very thanks for the good work.You are really making people’s job easy.
    I have short listed LG 42LS4600 and Sony 42EX430. Please suggest which one to go for. Should i consider Panasonic as well. I am not big fan of Gaming or Apps or 3D. Just simple TV watching and somtime moive via USB. Pls suggest. Money will not be issue.

    • Jaintapan

      Hi Nititn …Please guide me.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I think u r referring to Sony KLV-40EX430. I will suggest Sony out of 2 models shortlisted by u. 

      • Jaintapan

        Thanks alot Nitin

  • Rajesh Satpute

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy 42 inch LED TV. I am confuse between LG LS5700 and Sony NX650. Please suggest.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LS5700

  • Pcserve

    I had a samsung Series 4 TV. Panel gone thrice and now after warranty they are demanding 12k for panel. Cheap quality TV by Samsung and service sucks big time. if doubts call me at 9037488556

  • Esgikey

    your information are so helpful and informative. thanks for sharing.

  • Jaintapan

    I have short listed LG 42LS4600 and Sony 42EX430. Please suggest which one to go for. Should i consider Panasonic as well. I am not big fan of Gaming or Apps or 3D. Just simple TV watching and somtime moive via USB. Pls suggest.

  • Alok

    hey Nitin, thanks for your review. whats your review on lg 42lm6200

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend. 

  • Ducks Terminator

    Please help me to choose between:
    - LG 47LS4600 (47″LED)         –  1450 USD - LG 42LM3400 (LED 3D 42″)  -    990 USD- LG 42LM6200 (LED 3D 42″)  -  1500 USD- SAMSUNG 40ES6100 (LED 40″)      - 1450 USD- SAMSUNG 40ES6500 (LED 3D 40″) – 1600 USD- SONY EX657 (LED FULL HD) – 1050 USD- SONY BX455 (LCD FULL HD) –   800 USDI would like to buy a balanced tv between price/qualityPD: prices are from my country, and atm i can only buy something here.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      Unfortunately most of the models suggested by your are not available in India and i have not reviewed them. I am sorry but i will not be able to recommend any model which i have not reviewed. Hope u will understand and appreciate the same.

      Thanks

  • Venu Maddi

    Hi Nitin,

    I would like to buy a LG 3D Smart TV 42 inch and my budget is around 90K. As of now I have shortlisted LM6690, LM6700 and LM7600, Sony HX850. Please let me know which is the best.
    Also is there any good model from Samsung or Sony in the said range.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will recommend SONY KDL-40HX850

      • Venu maddi

        Thanks. I have heard 3D is not good in sony KDL HX850 as it is in Samsung. Please let me know ur views.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          3D as such is not successful in India. You may check LG models if u r more keen on 3D quality.

  • Sushmahajan123

    Thank you Nitin
    You are doing great nd easy job for us.
    I want to go for 22,24 ” led or lcd monitor with tv which
    Is best for me? Plz suggest in lg or any one bes

    • Nitin Bhatia

      If u wish to buy LCD monitor then go with DELL. You may buy DELL UltraSharp U2311H 

  • Prabhu

    Hi Nitin,

    The blog is very well written and very useful in guiding first time TV purchasers. I am planning to buy a 32″ TV, Should i go for a LED TV or LCD TV. Need your advice on this.
    Thanks,
    Prabhakaran

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In 32″ segment LED or LCD doesn’t make any difference. You may go for LCD. 

      • Prabhu

        Any suggestions? budget <25k.
        Thanks.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32CS410

  • Balwant

    Hello Nitin,

    I was nearly final in buying LG LS324600. But then I realised after searching that it’s a EDGE LED. I have heard that Direct LED TV’s are better than edge leds. Do you have any recommendations for Direct LEDs tvs.

    Thanks,
    Balwant

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Edge LED is better illumination technology. Edge LED is superior compared to Direct LED. 

      • Balwant

        Hi Nitin,
        As per your advice for 32 inch model HD ready/HD are similar to view. Can you please advice me of 32 inch HD ready model.
        I have following requirements.
        - Good Picture Quality
        - Good sound
        - USB/HDMI (1 + 1 will be enough?)
        - Durability and life.
        Thanks,
        Balwant

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32CS410

          • Prabhu

            The outlet near my place doesn’t have LG 32CS410.
            Instead they are having Sony klv-32bx350.
            Your thought on this model?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              You may get better model than Sony KLV-32BX350.  I will not suggest

  • Balwant

    Hi Nitin,
    How is Edge LED tvs are better than Direct LED TVs.
    Thanks,
    Balwant

    • Nitin Bhatia

      its a better illumination technology. As name suggest, it gives smooth & uniform illumination at edge thus uniform pic quality on entire screen. 

  • Shiv

    Hi Nithin,

    Firstly thanks for your efforts to help people like us.. I think this is first of the kind blog in TV’s section :)

    My questions:
    1) I have noticed that LCD when viewed at +45 or -45 degree angle the picture appears dark, i.e. say watching a wall mounted TV from sitting on a floor. Is this correct? This happens with my AOC 22″ LCD computer monitor.

    I am planning to buy. I needs are 42 to 46 inches, multiple USB formats compatible, adn HDMI ports. I have these options to buy, please advise:
    Sony EX340 or LG 3410 or Sony KDL-46EX650 or LG 42LW4500.

    Please help me choose!!

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      We cannot compare LCD computer monitor with LCD TV. Computer monitors are not meant for TV viewing

      1st 2 models Sony EX340 and LG 3410 are not clear, kindly mention complete model no then only i will be able to recommend the best among 4. 

      Thanks & BRNitin  

  • 111sagar

    Considering LG 42CS560 LCD  vs LG 42LS5700  .. My requirement is not of smart TV prices on Flipkart have difference of ~12k  .. which you recommend?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LS5700

      • Mano Vicraman PK

        Hi Nithin,

        I have gone through and booked 42LS5700 by Jan 14th but it was used for abt 428hrs… I asked to replace me a fresh piece as its virtually a second hand piece and they accepted as they were cornered.

        But today I got the news that the model is not in production and I cross checked with the Cust. Care of LG and they said it is in production.

        But in Salem,Tamilnadu there is no new piece available.

        Enquired in nearby districts but “No Stock” was the only answer I got.

        Thanks a lot for your blog as I was able to find that the TV was a used/Demo piece from your review.

        Till in search of TV..

        Regards,
        Mano Vicraman PK.

        • Sagar

          Thx Mano.. I will suggest to go for LS5700 .. LG picks some random TV from the batch and test them. The counter can be set to zero again. If you callup customer care they will send an engineer and set it to zero. The life of Led is >20k hrs .. so it won’t matter. try to bargain with him. The TV is good. For what price the features are comming its really worth it. Will suggest you to give a second thought.

  • Pravi P

    Hi Nitin,
    Really good information……… what is r thought about KLV-26BX350.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its a good model. You may go ahead

  • Shirishpallav

    Hi Nitin, earlier u answered my query about lg lcd/led. thanks for that. recently i came across a bangalore shop where they are selling lg plasma 42PA4520 at rs. 30000 (alongwith with a speaker system worth rs. 11000) and samsung plama 43E400 at rs. 33000. its within my budget. would you advise to buy any of these rather than going for led/lcd?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Plasma TV’s are BIG NO as they are not successful in terms of performance. I will recommend LCD/LED depending on your requirement. 

  • Rahul

    Hi Nitin,im planning to buy a 32 inch led tv & have shortlisted 3 models but confused which one to choose, LG 32LS4600 vs Samsung UA32EH4000 vs Samsung UA32EH4003. I am more inclined towards the LG model what do you recommend ? Also, the specifications of the LG model state that it has Digital Audio Output so my query is whether or not i can connect it to my iBall Tarang 2.1 Speakers or i will hav to find some other sort of a setup since the sound output of the LG tv was less as compared to Samsung tvs ? Your response will be highly appreciated..thnx

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LS4600 is best among three models shortlisted by u. You can connect 2.1 speakers but it will not help much as quality will not be good. Best option is to buy Tata Sky or Airtel STB whcih support 7.1 speakers. Connect speakers with set top box. 

  • Ahmer Athar

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy 40″ TV.
    I have shortlisted Samsung UE 40EH5000 and Sony KLV 40EX430.
    Which one you advise.

    Ahmer

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I think you are referring to Samsung UA40EH5000R. Out of 2, i will suggest Sony KLV 40EX430

  • Nita

    Hi Nitin, looking for LG LED. my hall is above 12X10 feet in dimension. my requirement is good picture quality, good sound and usb movies. additional features are welcome. i have shortlisted 32LS4600, 32LS3700 and 32 LV3000. plz help me choose one of these. my budget is 35000. plz suggest any other model better than the  above if any. i can stretch my budget a bit. thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will prefer LG 32LS3700. Just to add for 12X10 feet hall, 32 inch TV is small. Ideally you shud go for 42 inch

      • Nita

        hi Nitin, thanks for your advice. As suggested by you, I purchased LG 32LS3700 last week for rs. 29000. I think I made a right choice. Using it with Vd2h normal connection. Colors are brilliant. Picture is clear and sharp with default settings. Sound is good, if not the best. USB works fine for almost all formats that I tested.
        I didnt check usage hours though. Can I switch on the demo mode anytime to see the hours? thanks

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Congrats for ur new purchase and am glad u liked the model suggested by me..Just to add that u need not to switch to demo mode for checking usage hrs…Just go through usage guide and check usage hrs.

  • Sunny

    Hi Nitin,

    Kindly suggest between LG 47 LM6700 or SONY 46 HX 850
    and how about LG 55 LM6700….
    Which one do u think in between Sony and LG would be prefeable.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      LG 55LM6700

  • pradeep kumar

    Hi Nitin,
    As per your advice I have gone with LG42LM6410. It is really a worth buy. In 3D quality it is unmatched. Now I am getting a offer for LGBP420 for Rs. 6.5K and Yamaha YHT-196 for Rs. 20K. Whats your take on this.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Dear Pradeep, 

      I am glad that you liked the model suggested by me. 

      My apologies but i dont have expertise to comment on Blu Ray player or Home Theater system. I can suggest only LED or LCD models. Hope you will be appreciate the same. 

      Thanks & BR
      Nitin 

  • Khalid Shariff

    Hi Nithin,

    Can you please suggest me LCD and LED Television.
    My budget is 30k- 35K
    Also please suggest me where to buy like Online or to buy in shops.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Pls mention the screen size

  • vinit

    Hi Nitin,
    my budget is 35 -52 k ,,which is the best tv in this price range ,,,i m confuse in plasma and led samsung model(ps43E490B3R-44K PLASMA & ua39eh5003r-45500 led ,pl43E490,,40eh6030-57k plasma)…croma store also gve gift with plasma a blue ray player ….i m so confuse pls suggest me the best one electricity bill is no. issue for me ……….delhi

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest plasma TV due to poor performance. You may go for LED model.

  • Mano Vicraman PK

    Hi Nithin,

    I have gone through and booked 42LS5700 by Jan 14th but it was used for abt 428hrs… I asked to replace me a fresh piece as its virtually a second hand piece and they accepted as they were cornered.

    But today I got the news that the model is not in production and I cross checked with the Cust. Care of LG and they said it is in production.

    But in Salem,Tamilnadu there is no new piece available.

    Enquired in nearby districts but “No Stock” was the only answer I got.

    Thanks a lot for your blog as I was able to find that the TV was a used/Demo piece from your review.

    Till in search of TV..

    Which model is better to go as I’m in thought of getting smart tv features. Either LG or Samsung. Im in fix with LG though. Could not finalize a model as the model 42LS5700 was not available til now. Please suggest.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Mano Vicraman PK.

    • Sagarr

      Hi Mano,

      Can you please let me know how to check the usage of the LED? I also have bought 42LS5700 as per nitin’s recommendation.

      Thanking you in advance.

      –Sagar

      • Mano Vicraman PK

        Hi Sagar,

        Go to Support ->Product/Service Info. -> In that You will be find “Used time:”

        Regards,
        Mano Vicraman PK.

      • Navin Dahariya

        hi Nitin Sir,
        I want to buy full hd led 32 inch led tv with 2 hdmi, head phone jack, usb support, 3d (not compulsory), awesome sound quality. my budget is 32000/-
        please suggest latest model of samsung,lg,sony..i am waiting for u r reply sir

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32LN5400, LG 32LS4600 or Samsung UA32F5100AR

          Model Availability and price change from city to city

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Before new purchase, just insist on refund from LG else If LG assure you to replace the existing unit, once new lot will be in market then wait for fresh piece to come. just a caution, take it in writing from LG that they will replace the existing unit.

      • Mano Vicraman PK

        Hi Nitin,
        They promised to refund the full amount. But they say the production of LS5700 is stopped. So only Im in a confusion what to buy now.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Just check availability of LG42LV5500

          • Mano Vicraman PK

            I tried LV5500 1st but as it was not available in market I went for LS5700…

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Just check for
              LG 42LE7500 or LG 42LM6410

              • Mano Vicraman PK

                LE7500 not available and LM6410 is bit high to my budget(50k-53k).It costs more than 65k.

                • Nitin Bhatia

                  i request you to check available models as per your requirement, i will suggest you the best among available ones.

                  • Mano Vicraman PK

                    Sure..
                    I have shortlisted 42LS5700 and 42LS4600. 5700 is not available still in market.
                    Is there any other good models without 3D and Smart options?
                    If any I can go for that.

                    Thanks in Advance.

                    • Nitin Bhatia

                      I will not recommend LG 42LS4600..You may check
                      LG 42LE5300

  • anu

    hi nithin sir……i am planning to buy an lcd tv of 26 inches..my options are samsung,lg,sony.i am not aware of recent models…can u suggest the models suitable…viewing distance is 9-12ft…so please give me an reply sir…

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Anu, You may check out following models LG 26LU11UR, LG 26LD340 or
      Sony KLV-26BX300

      • anu

        thank u sir..does sony brands are more expensive while servicing when complaints occurs on tv in future…my requrments are better picture,sound,hdmi,usb,long lasting ….additional features are welcomed and budget is 18-23….or is there is good models of 32inches within this limited budget like LG32CS410…..is there is other models u suggested or should i go for any 3………waiting 4 ur reply

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32CS410 is a good model in 32 inch segment..You may go for it.

  • Arpit

    Is Panasonic THL42E3D discontinued?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Normally no such information is shared officially by company becoz it impacts existing stock liquidation.

  • joy

    best tv in comparison to LG42LM6410 ( in terms of quality life features etc)

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Pls share your specific requirement.

  • SHRIKANT B

    HI Nitin…….
    I want to buy a LED of samsung 40″. model UA40EH5000R. FROM DUBAI.
    can u give your expert opinion on this?
    and also i wnant to know that weather i will be chaged for import duties?
    please help…..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      There is no import duty if u r carrying items worth 25000 INR in India. Any amount above this attract 37% of the cost as import duty. Usually the prices are defined by the officers on duty not the bills you carry. For e.g. if cost of your TV is Rs 45000 and free limit is Rs 25000. I am assuming you are not carrying any other item. In this case you need to pay import duty of 37% on Rs 20000 (Rs 45000 – Rs 25000).

      Also just check in Dubai whether International Warranty is provided for samsung products or not. If yes then whether international warranty is applicable in India or not as sometimes, they exclude some countries from international warranty e.g. International Warranty on Samsung TV in Singapore is not valid in India.

      On personal level, i will not suggest you to buy from outside as price differential is now very minimal between prices in Dubai and India.

  • Hitender Pal Singh

    hi NITIN,

    I am prety confused.With budget of around Rs55000, i am looking for 3D LED 32Inch.

    I have checked LG SONY AND SAMSUNG.

    lg >lg 32LM6410

    Sony>KDL-32HX750

    Samung >32ES6200 LED 32

    I will be connecting my xbox with tv and need good view and audio output.

    Suggest.Also let me know if some other TV you suggest.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will recommend LG 32LW4500.

  • rafeek

    hi sir,

    i am planning to purchase an 32inch lcd tv of sony. my budget is 30000.please suggest me the best model in the range.

  • Moh Shar

    this is obviously an LG forum, goodbye and good luck with your LGs

  • rafeek

    also i want to know ur opinion about the model sony 32nx650

    • Nitin Bhatia

      it is LED TV…Better alternative is
      Sony KLV-32EX600

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Sony KDL-32EX400

  • Sanjeev

    Hi Nitin, I am planning to buy a 42″ LED TV. The 3D effect is nice to have. Can you please advise the preference between LG 42LM3410 and Sony 40EX650 and why. Though I am not very budget concious but do not want to spend unnecessary money for jazzy features which I may not even use. I felt Sony is way higher in price (75k) compared to LG (53k). Thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Price quoted to you for Sony is much higher..It should be available within 64k depending on city. Feature wise and connectivity wise Sony is better else but LG is VFM…If u get sony for 64k then i will definitely suggest SONY.

  • Rohit Joshi

    Can you please suggest me which is a better option to buy

    LG 42LS4600 or Sony Bravia Ex430

    Rohit

    rohitr_joshi@yahoo.co.in

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sony-KLV-40EX430

  • Darsh

    Hi Niin, Gr8 info.

    I am planning to buy a 32 inch TV – I will connect it to CPU and planning to play games on it. Hence, I think LED will be better choice – with less lag and more refresh rate ~100Hz (Pls correct me if I am wrong.)

    I want to buy from Sony-Samsung-LG only. Budget is 35K Max.

    Pls suggest. Thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest LED TV for gaming because they are not meant for same. You might face burnout issues or frequent lags..Rather you should buy gaming monitor of Dell or any other brand.

  • Virender

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for this blog. It is very well written. But I still need your advice on buying a 32 inch LED TV.

    My Requirements are:
    - Good Picture quality
    - Good Sound
    - At least 1 USB and 1 HDMI port
    - Good Life.
    - USB movies / Hard Disk compatibility

    Thanks in Advance,
    Virender

    • Virender

      Hi Nitin,

      Just to add to this. My budget is 35,000.

      • Nitin Bhatia

        Dear Virender,

        You need to slightly increase your budget for LED. I will suggest
        LG 32LW4500

        Thanks & BR

  • Ayyappan Anbalagan

    Is there any sub
    model available in this LG 42LS5700 LED TV? Y I am asking is I have seen in Samsung
    eh5000/eh5000f are different model. After all is combination of numbers and characters
    so we can’t recognize it while purchasing through online. After reading the blog I planned to buy this
    LG 42LS5700 TV. But only concern is u r always suggesting the LG TV any specific
    reason? I heard Sony is best in TV world specially picture quality.

    One more Question
    I never got answer from any blog: How this TV will show the picture when we
    watching the low quality video or some local channel it has low quality picture.
    There are many channels are available in India the picture quality is not at
    all good by seeing it in 32 inch TV then what about the 42 inch?

    Good work thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Its not true that i always suggest LG..In many cases i suggested Samsung and Sony also..I only suggest best option…I request you to shortlist couple of models then i will suggest among them.

      On bigger screen poor video quality will look more bad i.e. if quality is not good on 32 inch then it be worst on 42 inch.

  • Avishek Ladhae

    i am planning to purchase an 32inch led tv of lg my budget is 35000.please suggest me the best model in the range.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung LA32B650T1R

  • Saurabh

    Hi Nitin,
    I am planning to purchase LED/LCD 32″. My budget is 32000/- Please suggest me which is better option among Sony, Samsung.
    Thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung LA32B530P7R

  • adityarivonkar

    Hi…. i am planning to but 32″ LED tv,make BenQ,L32-7010.pls advise if its a good idea….

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I would suggest you to buy from established brands only like LG / Sony / Samsung

  • prashant

    Planning to buy a 40″/42″ 3D LED TV. Based on reviews, shortlisted LG 42LM6410. pls advise, suggest better model/brands.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      its a good model..Pls go ahead

  • Satheesh

    Hi Nitin,
    As per your advice, I had bought LG42LS5700six months back. Now I am planning to buy a Basic model
    1. 40/42 inch TV
    2. No need to be internet connected
    3. No 3D required
    4. LCD or LED – good performance one will work
    Can you please suggest some model less than 40-45K range?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for
      LG 42LK450

  • Bireshwar

    Hi Nitin,
    Came across to your blog on course of a research on few LED 3D TVs that i am looking to buy in 2 months’ time. My budget is around INR 50 thousand and have zeroed in on LG 32LM6400, LG 32LM6410, Sony KDL-32HX853 and Samsung UA32ES6200. There are some options from Phillips, Toshiba and Panasonic as well. But i am apprehensive about the later brands for one reason or the other. LG models seem to offer the best VFM with a list of interesting features and very good picture quality and calibration options (as i have read in some reputed review – leaving CNet, though. CNet seems to patronize Sony and Panasonic TVs – along with Vizio – mostly without much detail around the differentiating tech specs). As you might have understood already, i am a tad confused about what/which model to go for. I will be very happy if you suggest any more model that i can consider before finalizing on anything. Thanks in anticipation. Regards

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will suggest LG 32LM6410

      • Bireshwar

        Well, since the last the post and your reply today, in bewteen these three months, LG has introduced LG 32LA6200. Which betters LG 32LM6410 in almost all the aspects and equals in price. Would you suggest me buying LG 32LA6200 then?

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Its better to opt for tried and tested model…I will still recommend LG 32LM6410. It is one of the best model so far.

          • Bireshwar

            Thanks, Nitin! You have a very valid point here! BTW, would you want to suggest me a good 5.1 speaker (with digital input) of around Rs 10000/- to go with the LED TV (presumably would have only digital audio output)?

            • Nitin Bhatia

              Hi, I have not yet reviewed any home theater or speakers therefore will not be able to recommend any without thorough study

  • Jayant Offers

    Hi Nitin,

    I wanted to buy LG42LS5700, however the LG showroom guys informed me that it is discontinued. They recommended me to buy LG 42LN5710 which will be launched soon. Please advise if LG 42LN5710 is a good model.

    I am basically looking for 42 inch LED TV with smart features. My Budget is around 50 -55K.

    I have additional question regarding online purchase of TV. The 42LS5700 model is available on Flipkart on 24% discount (Rs. 52880 24% Off).
    http://www.flipkart.com/lg-42ls5700-led-42-inches-full-hd-television/p/itmdb2xaczmhzqf2?pid=TVSDB2WH7ZXT6G3E
    Is it a good option to buy TV online? pros and cons of online purchase.

    I heard that these TVs are brought from Gray market and are out of warranty.

    Please advise.

  • NAGENDRA KS

    Hi NItin,

    What is the option in the menu to know the usage hours?

    MY TV is LG LED TV

    Thanks,
    Nagendra

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Pls go to Home –> Customer Support –> Product / Service Info

  • Nayanesh

    Hi Nitin, I am planning to purchase a new 32″ LED TV. My budget is Rs 34,000/- and my requirements are 32″ Edge LED with 1080p resolution, Smart TV feature in not necessary. 3D is not required. After doing a survey in market, I have shortlisted two 32″ TVs, Samsung and panasonic.
    Samsung 32F5100. Both are Edge LED with 1080p resolution. Samsung 32F5100 is being offered to me for Rs 34,200/- while Panasonic TH-L32E5D (Black Bezel color) is being offered for Rs 32,000/-.

    Samsung 32″ 32F5100
    Pros;
    -Recently launched model
    -Brilliant picture quality & contrast
    -Protection from voltage fluctuations, so no need to buy separate stabilizer
    -Very thin clear black Bezel, so better look.
    -Hyper-reality engine (I dont know how much difference it makes)
    -Samsung is a fast moving brand, almost all of the showroom salesmen
    recommended Samsung.
    Cons;
    -VA pannel. So less sturdy as compared to IPS Alpha panel of Panasonic.
    (There is no possibility of physical damage of screen due to tapping by kids
    etc in my case).
    -The viewing angles are not great. The picture quality and colors distort if
    seen from sideways.
    -Only 1 year warranty as compared to 3 yr warranty of PanasonicTH-L32E5D
    -MRP is Rs 36,900/- and I am getting a discount of Rs 2,700/- only. May be
    it is a newly launched model, so very less discount at present.

    Panasonic 32″ TH-L32E5D (Black Bezel Color)
    Pros;
    -Alpha IPS pannel. It has more natural colors, wide viewing angles, more
    sturdy than VA pannel of Samsung.
    -Plays almost all video formats on USB drive just like Samsung. I checked it
    myself in showroom.
    -3 year Manufacturer warranty. This is very significant since I will be paying
    approximately Rs 35,000/- for any of this TV.
    -MRP is 46,000 and Panasonic Dealer is offering me for 32,000. Then i have
    to buy a stabilizer costing Rs 2,400/- separately (no need of stabilizer for
    Samsung as it contains in-built protection against voltage surge). So total
    cost of Panasonic comes to Rs 34,400/-
    -This TV is smart TV. So connectivity is better in terms of HDMI ports etc.
    However I dont need the internet function etc in my TV. So that is
    additional benefit and should not influence my decision.
    Cons;
    -This model (black color) has been launched 1 yr back and one of the
    Panasonic Showroom salesman told me that Panasonic has discontinued this
    particular model with black color hereafter. Instead Panasonic has launched
    white color model with 1,000/- extra. So I am confused whether to buy an
    year old model with no future production even though company is offering 3
    year warranty.
    -Although colors appear natural and viewing angle is great, picture is not as
    bright as Samsung F5100 when I compared both in showroom. It was clearly
    evident that the picture appeared more live and vibrant on Samsung.
    (salesman told me that it is due to artificial colors of VA pannel in
    Samsung).
    -The Thickness of Bezel is double in panasonic as compared to Samsung. So
    appearance-wise samsung is the winner. Also the Bezel color of panasonic
    is dull black while that of samsung is clear black. This adds to visual appeal
    of samsung.
    -No voltage stabilizer in this TV. So i have to purchase it separately.
    -I dont know how panasonic’s performance is in LED TV with IPS pannels.
    -One of the salesman told me that Refresh Rate of panasonic is only 50 Hz
    while that of Samsung is 100 Hz. So fast moving scenes will appear blurred
    in Panasonic while not in Samsung. I checked on Samsung website. They
    have mentioned that this particular TV has clear motion rate as 100 Hz
    which is not exactly same as Refresh rate.

    So now I am confused which one to buy.
    What all of you recommend???

    Thank you

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will suggest samsung 32F5100

      • Allan Jornales Prestado

        with all due respect to you sir nitin let me interrupt im just surprise i cant believe that your suggesting samsung what happen to your LG?

    • Allan Jornales Prestado

      HEY WHAT LED TV DID YOU BOUGHT?

  • jo

    Hi..your article was very informative and educative. Im planning to buy a television bbased on the following requirements.
    1. 36 or 40′inch tv
    2. Lcd or led whichever is better
    3. Internet connectivity preferred but not a must
    4. Usb playback with a majority of formats a must
    5. Budget 50k or lesser
    6. Full hd and superior picture quality

    If comprise has to made for budget, id miss out internet but others are a must. Please suggest what can fit into my budget

    • Nitin Bhatia

      If u can pls share your exact requirement then i will be able to suggest best fit.

      • JO

        OK. I have zeroed down to two options.. Toshiba 40 PU200 @ 44500 or LG 42LN5400 @ 55000? These prices are one offs and have to take a decision soon.. will be a great help if you can advise me on this.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          My vote for LG

  • R K Thairani

    Army Canteen is selling LG TV model 42 LN 5120 for Rs 41000/. Is it a good buy for a senior citizen couple who will use the TV only for watching the Tv programmes and not for games or internet etc.
    Please advise.
    Col (Retd) R K T

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Sir, Its a good buy

  • Sam Dam

    Hello, your article did clear many confusing points in my buying decision process but I need your help please?! KLV-40BX450 as compared to LG 42LS3100… Those two are only available at this time in Syria because of bans on all new good. Sony is LCD, LG is LED. I cannot tell if LG is going to be IPS nor if it reads and plays USB videos, Sony does but not all formats.
    This unit is for my dad, his good old Sony Wega is blurry and is thinking he is losing his sight, I want to get him new TV and get his spirit up.
    Can you please give me your advice?!
    Thanks.

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will suggest KLV-40BX450

  • Biswaranjan Das

    My Dear Nitin Ji!

    Gone through your article “LCD vrs LED” sincerely tagged with three main brands, i.e. Samsung, Sony, LG etc.. Also gone through another article “LG Best Shop now LG Worst Shop”.

    Any way I am having a 22″ Samsung (Series 6) LCD, Model # LA22B650T6LXL since August 2009 and is a good performer from the day of purchase. My purchase preference of any product are as you have sincerely narrated.

    Now, me in a mood to purchase 40″ size LED TV and shortlisted the following two after reviewing specifications of the models of both the given manufacturers in order of my preference, including LG keeping in view the cost.

    (1) Samsung – (Series 5) – Model # UA40EH5000RLXL
    (2) Sony Bravia – Model # KLV-40EX430

    My main concerns are CONTRAST RATIO, VIDEO and AUDIO with all other features now a days essential as you have mentioned wisely in LCD vs LED.

    Awaiting your valuable suggestions in the matter.
    Goodnight n Regards
    Biswaranjan

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will suggest Sony KLV-40EX430

  • sriram4sap

    Hi Nitin, after so many days i find a really blog for all. :)

    congrats for your hard work and time to make useful for so many people.

    i am also searching to buy tv, is it ok for PANASONIC?

    my choice is 39/40 inches budget till 35K is ok…too internet connectivity is not required..

    can you please suggest me….for sony employees they will give 25% flat discount for some models…for this discount going to SONY, is it ok?

    please suggest me on this..

    • Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for SONY…Anytime its much better then Panasonic.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    You may go for Sony 40EX430

    • syed sharfudeen

      Thanks a lot Nitin bhai.. i bought Sony 40EX430 20 days before and i recommended my firiend to go for the same model and he bought it last 3 days before.. really happy with the TV performance.. and thanks again for ur suggestion.. ur below reviews helped me a lot to decide this buy. again a request for u, can u pls post any perfect picture settings for my new bravia, please. thanks bhai. awaiting for ur reply dear.

      • Nitin Bhatia

        i have not done a testing on Sony 40EX430 perfect picture setting…I will share shortly.

        • syed sharfudeen

          Thanks nd Sure.. awating dear nitin sir.. :) enjoying my new TV.. :)

    • syed sharfudeen

      Thanks a lot Nitin bhai.. i bought Sony 40EX430 20 days before and i recommended my firiend to go for the same model and he bought it last 3 days before.. really happy with the TV performance.. and thanks again for ur suggestion.. ur below reviews helped me a lot to decide this buy. again a request for u, can u pls post any perfect picture settings for my new bravia, please. thanks bhai.

  • Nitin Bhatia

    Online you might get demo unit…You can buy LG 42LN5710

  • Ankit

    Hi Nitin,

    Can you please suggest me, how is the LED LGLN5120 model, i am planning to purchase this LED, How is the performance of this LED, please suggest asap as i need to buy in 2-3 days.

    Also can you please suggest me a best LED with a budget of max 30k according to you as i am not much aware of LED’s.

    Thanks for your help Sir

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend. If u r specifically looking for LED within 30k then you may go for LG 32LS3700

      • Ankit

        Hi Nitin, Thanks a lot for your quick response
        I need your help more, can you please tell me why you are not recommending for LG 32LN5120 model as this is the new 2013 launch in market, what are the benefits in LG 32LS3700. Also can you suggest me any other LED( may be of sony in this range) so that i can select between your recommendations only.
        I really appreciate your help.
        Regards
        Ankit

        • Ankit

          Also i have confusion that LG 32LS3700 is not available it seems in market, when i am seeing this model online it shows me Out of Stock.
          Please help, i need to purchase this saturday.

          • Nitin Bhatia

            Hi, You may share available models in your city..I recommend accordingly.

        • Nitin Bhatia

          Pls share models available in your city.

  • Asharma

    Hi Nitin
    Chanced upon your blog. Wonderful.
    Help me choose between Samsung 40″ F 5100 and LG 42″ LN5120. Both are very similar but i am confused. samsung is edge lit, has two USBs with one usb to another usb transfer. LG is bigger sized with IPS but one USB. both models have 2 HDMI. Do i really need to have atleast 3 HDMIs?
    Please reply

    • Nitin Bhatia

      2 HDMI are sufficient, 1st for DTH and 2nd for Home Theater. One USB port is sufficient. I will suggest LG between 2 models shortlisted by you.

  • Kiron Katre

    Hi Nitin
    I have Samsung UE46-F7500 TV along with Onkyo HTIB HT-S5400 , now I am looking for a 3D bluray player thinking of buying samsung BD-F6500 , what is your opinion
    Thanks

    • Nitin Bhatia

      In India not many good options are available in 3D Blu Ray. You may go ahead with your current choice.

      • Allan Jornales Prestado

        try also usb flash drive in watching hd movies,less power consumption

  • Paul

    A big Thank You, Nitin Bhatia…I also was a little confused as to buy which brand and had almost landed on the LG model you suggested. Now I could decide upon. Thanks.

  • Dhiren

    Hi nitin, great work. I want to by 32″ led TV. I hv two option Samsung ua32eh5000r and Sony kdl32w650a. Which is best. I want best picture n sound plus internet. Please suggest me. And I want to know that can it be safe to purchase from Dubai?
    Thanks. Waiting for yr reply

    • Allan Jornales Prestado

      HI DHIREN LET ME INTERRUPT TRY SAMSUNG YOU WONT REGRET IT,I HAVE THAT TV AND ITS DOING GREAT AND ITS LESS EXPENSIVE THAN SONY…

    • Nitin Bhatia

      I will recommend Sony out of 2 models shortlisted by you

  • Allan Jornales Prestado

    sir nitin can you pls discuss about this 4k tv and how true is it that its much better than full hd led tv?

  • SaketP

    Nitin, Thanks from all of us for your great guidance. After reading this I was cleared with so many things.

    i want 32″ LCD HD Ready with HDMI and USB support from LG series in 20 -30 K budget.

    I need these features:

    Required:

    1. 32″ LCD HD Ready has resolution of 1366 x 768, Analogue Audio Out and SD Card slot,Triple XD Engine, IPS ALPHA Panel.

    2. Atleast 2 HDMI port (SIDE) eg. DTH, Home theatre.

    3. Dolby Digital Decoder and Audio quality good (may be use external sound 2.1 or 5.1).

    4. USB (Pen drive) playback with majority format. I’ll watch movies from USB (compatible with camcorders, MP3 players, and digital cameras) or ext HDD(HD movies Downloaded from Internet), download all the formats.

    5. Protection from voltage fluctuations, Side angle view (at 178 degrees) also clear.

    6. Support atleast 100 No of channels.

    Preferred but not Necessary:

    7. RCA/headphone jack (connect the TV with your existing sound system if your sound system don’t have optical digital support)

    8. LG HDMI ARC does not support DTS (Whether DTS will be supported through its optical audio output.)

    9. Internet Connectivity (LAN connectivity) preferred but not a must.

    10. Better Dynamic contrast ratio, better MCI (Motion Clarity Index) ,Stereo Payback, DLNA Support.

    11. Child Lock preferred but not a must.

    12. Stand-by Mode LED Off.

    Not required:

    13. Smart TV and 3D feature is not required.

    14. No Wireless ready and Wi-Fi ready, DTS encoded audio.

    Now I have decided to go for one of the below models in LG (LCD & LED both). Could you please kindly suggest me which one of the below is best please.i want 32″ LCD HD Ready. kindly suggest 2-3 best among the all models and 2-3 models among the LCD HD Ready models as decided below models.

    LG 32LK332 (21K)
    LG 32CS470 (22K)
    LG 32LV2130 (29K)
    LG 32LD460(26K)
    LG 32CS560 (26K)
    LG 32LF20FR (27K)
    LG 32LK430 (25K)(discontinued)
    LG 32LE5500(34K)
    LG 32LE5300(31K)
    LG 32LS3700 (34k)
    LG 32LK450 (26K)
    LG 32LD550(27K)
    Sony KLV-32EX600(42K)
    Samsung LA32B650T1R(32K)

    I really need some expert advice and keenly awaiting your reply. Thanks

    also let me know if my choices are good, if no please suggest models.

    I would like to ask on below two points.

    1. LED are better for environment compared to LCD. LCDs have harmful chemical which may be dangerous in a small room with kids??

    2. RS232C or LAN connectivity is the same?? Will it useful
    if we don’t preferred Smart TV?

    • Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, To answer your queries

      Only LG and Panasonic provide IPS panels. In 32 inch category LCD or LED does not make any difference. LAN connectivity is more useful with Smart TV’s or if you wish to use your TV for Internet or gaming purpose.

      Out of models shortlisted by you, i will recommend
      LG 32CS410 or LG 32LK332

      • Saketp

        Thanx Nitin,

        its quite socking in CROMA, Vijay sales,TOP TEN,RELIANCE DIGITAL,LG SHOPEE Don’t have any LCD model…according to them LCD model’s have outdated and its will not available…now LG have only LED ‘LN’ series in market and 32″ LED HD ready have only two models “LG 32LN5650″ and “LG 32LN5150″ only or 32″ LED full HD have two more models i.e. “LG 32LN5400″ and LG 32LN5710/571B*. so now i have only two choices and out them i will choose one…

        please guide me out of these two which one be the best.

        “LG 32LN5650″ and “LG 32LN5150″…

        Also let me know if these choices aren’t good, please suggest yr models.

        Regards
        Saketp

        • Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32LN5150. Its a good model

  • Mrinmoy

    Planning to have a 24″ LED tv, confused between SONY and LG models . Could you please help with your recommendations.

    Thank you.

    • Mrinmoy

      SONY Models
      Model: KLV-24R402A
      Model: KLV-24R422A
      LG Models
      Model: LG 24LN4300
      Model: LG 24LN4305
      Model: LG 24LN4140
      Model: LG 24LN4145
      Model: LG 24LN4100

      • Nitin Bhatia

        LG 24LN4300

        • Mtinmoy

          Thank you

  • atul

    Hi Nitin, Could you please suggest between LG 42LN5710 and Panasonic 42 ET5. I am looking for 42” smart TV, But at same price tag of 60K i am getting 3D+Smart (Panasonic ET5)

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I will prefer LG over Panasonic. Secondly as i mentioned in my previous comments also that 3D technology has yet to evolve in india because you will not find much 3D content for viewing.

  • Biren

    Hi Nitin,
    I want to buy a 32 Inch TV. Should I buy LED or LCD. I want a TV with good life time. I have head that LED/LCD tv has very short life span of 5 years max. Is this true?

    Biren

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      In 32 inch LED or LCD doesn’t make difference. I will recommend LCD.

      The life of screen depends on viewing hours and LCD TV screen last from 30,000 Hrs to 60,000 Hrs viewing time. Assuming you will watch daily for 6 Hrs therefore life time of your TV will be between 13-27 years.

  • Ganesh

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to purchase a new 32″ TV.

    No problem about Budget and brand.

    But I need best 32″ TV.
    plz suggest two type

    a) without smart TV
    b) with smart TV

    Can you please give me your advice?!

    Thanks. Waiting for yr reply

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      You can buy from following models

      1. Sony KLV-32W550A
      2. LG 32LW4500
      3. Samsung LA32B650T1R

      Model availability and price vary from city to city

  • kk yadav

    Hi Mr. Nitin,
    I am living in sharjah.
    can you pl recommend me the best value for money in 42″ segment with smart TV.
    Regards,
    KK yadav

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LA6620

  • Krishnamoorthy Seeniraj

    Hi Nitin ji,

    I am looking for 24 inches LED TV, which i will use for my PC monitor also. I have options LG24LN4300, SONY 24EX430 & SONY 24R402A. I have a Sony blu ray player at home and have plan to buy HD DTH soon. Please suggest which is the best of the mentioned TVs. How IPS panel is better than LED? Please let me know. I am very confused.

    Thanks
    Krishnamoorthy

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG24LN4300. In my article, i have explained the advantages of IPS panel over PVA panels

  • Ravi

    hi Nitin

    can you pls. suggest me for a good 32″ LED. Price around 30K.
    In between LG LN5150, Samsung F4100, F5100, F4800 or any equivalent good model or may be with Panasonic.

    Thank you.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN5150

  • Rahul Patil

    Hi Nitin,
    What is your opinion about SHARP AQUAS series for 32″. Is it better option than samsung ? I would be interested to know about after sales service point of view. Thanks in advance

    Rahul

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      After sale service of big boys like LG, Samsung and Sony is better.

      • rahul

        Thanks a lot Nitin for your help

        • rahul

          Sir,

          Any idea about samsung 32EH4003 model? This is 32″ HD Ready model i am getting it around 27K in pune

          • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

            There are better models available then this in same budget range
            1. Samsung UA32D4003B
            2. Samsung UA32EH4500R
            3. Samsung UA32F4100AR

  • Chaitanya Jee Srivastava

    Hi Nitin ji,

    This is a very useful blog for not so tech savvy people especially. I am also struggling with the same ‘Which TV to buy’ problem for last 2 weeks but with no solution in sight. My requirements are as follows;

    1. My TV viewing distance is approx 10 ft and hence, choosing 32 inch TV

    2. You have mentioned that for <40 inch TV, there is no diff between LCD and LED TVs. However, dealers nowdays present LEDs only and treat LCD as phased out. So, option becomes '32 inch LED TV'

    3. You have mentioned that 3D is still evolving in India and in the short to medium term- not much benefit is there on account of this feature. Hence, ignoring this option

    4. Not sure how useful Smart TV would be?

    5. Confused between Samsung, Sony and LG models

    6. Budget is not a rigid constraint, however, wouldn't like to waste it on features which are going to be very rarely used in future.

    Please help me with right choice.

    Thanks,
    Chaitanya

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      1. For 10 ft viewing distance you may opt for 40 inch / 42 inch.

      2. As i mentioned in my comments also that LED is just a marketing gimmick. In 32 inch LED or LCD doesn’t make difference.

      4. Smart TV feature is not desirable and not much of any use. DTH providers are providing service like Actve Services from Tata Sky which are more relevant.

      5. LG is better due to IPS panel

      You may go for
      LG 32LN5400

      • Chaitanya Jee Srivastava

        Thanks a lot Nitin ji,

        Also, suggest which one to go for HD ready or Full HD model? ( both for 32 inch or 40 inch TVs)

        Thanks,
        Chaitanya

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          In 32 inch HD ready is OK and for 40 inch Full HD is must

          • Chaitanya Jee Srivastava

            Thanks a lot Nitin Ji :)

            Could you also suggest any good TV in 28 inch range? (Whether HD ready or Full HD, though as you mentioned above, Full HD or not doesn’t matter in <40 inch TV)

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              You may for 26 inch segment.
              LG 26LH20 or LG 26LU11UR

  • Shilpa

    Hi Nitinji,

    I would like to buy 32″ LED on Dasera. I have visited few shops and done the survey by taking help of your content. I have some doubt which mentioned below.

    1. How contrast ratio affect the picture quality? In some tv brand they have mentioned while some of them don’t mentioned.

    2. I compare three brands SONY / SAMSUNG / PHILLIPS. I found contrast ratio for phillips is greater than other 2 brands and picture quality is more superior in their 5500 series. It is showing 60000:1 contrast ratio.

    3. What about phillips after sales service any idea.

    Thanks in advance

    Shilpa

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      1. Contrast Ratio is luminance value of brightest color i.e. white to that of Black i.e. darkest color. High contrast ratio means better display quality. Brands which don’t mention Contrast Ratio like Samsung etc has contrast ratio of 50,000:1 to 70,000:1
      Good contrast ratio is 1,00,000:1

      2. Picture quality in store depends on the store executive, if they wish to sell more of brand A then they set the picture quality to best and de-sell other brands. If u wish to compare quality then there is one mode in all TV “Store Demo”. Pls tell store executive to set all the TV models in Store Demo mode and then check/compare the quality

      3. After sale service of Philips is OK

      • Shilpa

        Nitinji,

        Thank you very much for most valuable information which will help me find out the best product. Thanks once again for prompt reply

        • shilpa

          Sir,
          Please suggest whether i should go for toshiba 40PU2000 model. I checked for Phillips but i found bad sound quality. Picture quality is good but no sound quality. In Toshiba i found both this with 3 years warrenty .But i dont have any idea about this brand much. Samsung are more expensive around 8k+ and also having one year warranty Please suggest.

          Shilpa

          • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

            Toshiba 40PU200ZE is a good value for money. You may go ahead.

            Only flip side is after sale service. You may not find many service centers.

            • Shilp

              Sir,
              In Pune , can i get the after sale service properly? Pls suggest.

              Thanks

              Shilpa

              • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

                In Pune, Toshiba has service centre in Shivaji Nagar

  • Ravi

    hello sir

    In LED tvs, what is the difference in back light/edge/full? which one is better?

    Thank you.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Edge LEDs: LEDs are at rim of the screen. These LED’s spread the light equally behind the screen
      Full LED: LED’s are everywhere behind the screen.
      Backlight LEDs are controlled individually to control light & color in that particular part of screen.

      Edge LED is most commonly used and technologically best is Full LED

  • Ganesh

    Hi Nitin,
    Can you guide me to choose LED 32″ TV. i shortlisted theseToshiba 32PT200, 32PS200, LG LN5150 and Philips 32PFL6357.
    Also please advice me if you have any recommendation for me.
    thanks in advance.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN5150

  • anuparno

    hi Nitin, i am planning to buy lg 32ln5650 jazz tv because of its audio and also i thnk it has good display?? can u tell me is it a good option? or i should skip it and buy smthing else i need 32 inches led tv in the price range of between 35000 i thnk in 32 inches model full hd is not needed plz suggest me quickly im planning to buy 1-2 days thanks in advance

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I will not suggest this model. Pls check, Samsung LA32B650T1R or LG 32LN5400. You will get these models under 35k. Prices may vary from city to city.

  • Sanjog

    I am planning to buy 3D + Smart TV and have shortlisted Samsung, LG and Sony 40″ inch TV. Can you please guide which one should I go for

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LA6620 or Sony KDL-40HX850

  • Navin Dahariya

    nitin ji, Namaskar

    mujhe ish dehsehara per 32 inch full hd (1080p) tv lena hai– jisme 2 hdmi port, usb support, head phone out jack ho. mai aapane 2.1 speaker system ko bhi connect kar saku. so please suggest samsung, lg , sony latest model

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN5400 or LG 32LE7500

      • Navin Dahariya

        thanks nitin ji, for ur reply..but can u suggest me in samsung. my budget is Rs.35000/-.

        • rahul

          Hi Navin,
          Sorry to interrupt you, in your budget you get samsung 32f4100 which cost you around 31900/ but if you bargain then it comes to 29400/- Make sure that dealer should give you 32f4100 and not 32f400. Be careful on model.
          Also Check zero usage of TV to confirm that display piece is not given to you.

          Pros :

          1. This model having 2 years warranty.
          2. Excellent quality
          3. Power fluctuation interruption chip facility is only available by samsung only

          Thanks

          Rahul

          • rahul

            Nitinji,
            Sorry for giving my reply to Navin directly. But by taking your blog help i made survey of various model and taken the same model . I thought which may helpful to Navin also

            Rahul

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              Readers are welcome to share their opinion. This blog is open for everyone to contribute :)

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You may check following models
          Samsung LA32B650T1R
          Samsung LA32B530P7R

          • Navin Dahariya

            sir i have selected two models of LG LN5150 OR LN5400 IN 32 INCH which one is best.

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              LG 32LN5400 is best model.

  • Siva

    Dear Nitin,

    Thanks for the eye opener article. I have shortlisted the below Tvs. Pls. suggest which one is best as budget is not a constraint.

    3D Models
    Samsung 40EH6030
    LG 42LA6200
    LG 42LA6620

    Non 3D
    LG 42LN5710.

    Thanks – Siva

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LA6620

      • Siva

        Hi Nithin

        Thanks for your reply. Whats your view on Panasonic LED Tvs. Especially model

        L42ET60D

        Regards – Siva

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Its a value for money but in terms of quality still LG model score over Panasonic

  • Narayan

    Dear Mr. Bhatia,

    Greetings !! I wish you to 55 inch TV and highly appreciate your suggestion as below:

    Requirements: clear viewing screen, No games, no 3D, no smart TV.

    1) Is LED better than LCD for 55 inch screen?
    2) In descending order between Toshiba, Sony, LG and Samsung, which is a better bet.
    3) Had purchased a 46inch Full HD Samsung LCD but in 4 years the panel is not working and repair cost is astronomical. which brand has a better after sales service?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Narayan

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      1. In 55 inch segment LED can give better quality compared to LCD but not worth spending too much xtra money for same.
      2. LG, Sony, Samsung and Toshiba (In same order)
      3. Repair cost is normally high for LCD/LED TV’s. After sale service of Sony & LG are good.

      In LCD, I will suggest: LG 55LD650 or Sony KDL 52W5500
      In LED, i will suggest: LG 55LA6910 or Samsung UA55F7500BR

  • Siva

    Sir,

    Can you compare panasonic L42ET60D with Lg la6620. Bcz. panasonic is 61k and Lg is 70k.

    Thanks a lot – siva

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      In terms of quality, i will suggest LG model over Panasonic.

      • Siva

        Sir,
        Thanks for your reply. I am getting Sony W800a for 70k which has all the features similar to Lg6620. So, shall I go for Sony one because both LG and Sony is same price and Sony is bit superior than LG?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          I have not reviewed this particular sony model yet. I will let u know shortly on this.

  • Rajeshwaran

    Hi Nitin, thanks for your efforts in guiding many people.
    I want to buy a 32 inch HD ready or HD TV. Usage is restricted to DTH connection and moview through USB or DVD player. My budget is very stringent, so pls advice me with good TV to buy with in a good budget. My samsung 27″ LED TV got repaired with in 2 yrs and hence sceptical on this brand. Pls suggest.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi,

      Request you to share budget then only i will be able to suggest best option.

      • Rajeshwaran

        My Budget is around 25k – 30k

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32LD450 or LG 32LH20R

  • anil

    sir i want to purchase 32″ LED tv with full HD and my budget is 30k to 35k. suggest me which model is best for me.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN5400. Price may vary from city to city

  • Deepak Sharma

    Would you approve of buying tv with ddb technologyi.e. philips

    • Rahul

      Phillips having DDB technology in combination with Videocon(Pls confirm from vendor). Since it is inbuilt in TV. Think of further issues and support before buy. External DTH will be good. and cost you less.

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        I agree with Rahul. DDB Technology is waste.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Pls suggest Philips 6357 full hd or Lg 4600 and why

    • Rahul

      Check comments given by other users in philips india site related to sound issue

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        Completely agree with Rahul. Between Philips and LG, LG is anytime better.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Would you suggest paying extra for the smart tv or it may not be a very usefull feature.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Paying extra for Smart TV is waste of money. People buy TV to watch only TV. You will use Smart TV features for week or 10 days and then it will be a waste.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Thanks Nitin bhai, Your suggestions are immensly useful. doing great service.Pls suggest 32 inch hd ready or Full hd and led or lcd and pls suggest lg or samsung or philips. Thank you once again.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      32 inch HD ready LCD of LG will be good buy (Value for money).

  • Deepak Sharma

    Dear Nitin bhai,
    Yesterday I visited DG World showroom. He suggested to go for HD ready tv only.
    Visually I also found no difference inSamsung HD Rady and Full HD TV of 32inch. What the sales person said was ,” Since the transmission/Broadcast in India is not full HD there is no point spending extra for Full HD.”
    He also said that in the years to come,Full HD transmission is unlikely in India.
    I am confused. Is it the same for 40 inch lcd tv also. Want to buy next week.
    Thanks and regards.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned my other comments that in 32 inch segment HD Ready and Full HD does not make difference but same is not true for 40 inch segment.

      We already have full HD transmission by DTH operators like Tata Sky, Airtel DTH, Videocon DTH etc. Sales executive is wrong in this regard. If you wish to enjoy HD experience then go for 40 inch or more screen size

  • Deepak Sharma

    Dear Nitin bhai,
    101 thanks. This is a place where we can get unbiased opinion and not become victim of misleading statements.
    Warm regards

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Thanks for your kind words.

  • starhero

    Hello Nithinji,

    I am planning to buy LG 42LM3410.What is your valuable opinion about this TV? Can you confirm this TV have HDMI ARC option?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Its an old model and does not have HDMI ARC. Otherwise its a good model.

  • Rahul1

    Toshiba 3 Years Warranty : Pls Check Before you buy
    ============================================

    There is advertisement made by 3 years warranty on most of toshiba models. Dealer are confidently saying for same that 3 year warranty include panel and power supply. As per call center information it 1 year warranty on parts and 2 years service warranty only. That means if anything goes wrong after one year to your panel, you have to pay full amount of panel to toshiba. The call center saying this is applicable to most of models. My be old stock having 3 years warranty only as per authorize service center person. Still you want to buy then the easiest way to check what is exact warranty on your purchase, do following steps
    1. get model number and serial number from delear

    2. Give call to call center and specify above details and check exact warranty on that serial number.
    3. If possible get it writing in email or from dealer for the same

    I hope this will be helpful.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Very valid point. Thanks for sharing

  • gagan

    i am from ludhiana.sir, i am planning for 42inches hd led, i have seen sonykdl-w670a, and lg42-Ln5710, can u plz help me which one to go for, and if u think some other model from any brand plz suggest, no problem if 40 or 42 inches

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Check out LG 42LE5300, Sony KLV-40EX600 or LG 42LE7500

  • Girendra Kumar

    Hello Nitin
    I m planning to buy 32 inch LED within 30000/- pz suggest me best model.

    • Rahul1

      in 30k Budget it will be little bit hard to get good brand. Price depend upon city to city. LG 32LN5150 HD Ready Model or Samsung 32F4100AR. If you bargain properly you may get it in your budget around 29.5k. Check about pack piece and zero usage before you buy from any vendor. if you increase your budget by 2K then you will have other options also which already mentioned by nitin(Pls check below). like lg 32ln5400 etc

      • Rahul1

        See Above Reply for Amit regarding latest prices in pune and bargain accordingly in your area

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Prices vary even between 2 stores. In recession time, you should bargain hard :) as all stores are struggling to generate sales.

  • amit patil

    Hi nitin sir,
    plz help me, im confused to buy led tv,, icant understand which brand should i take ,, i m confused between LG,SONY,SAMSUNG.i am seeing in 32,42 inch which model do u will preffer.plz suggest me latest model.

    • Rahul1

      Sony will be to costly… But in between LG and Samsung. There are various models already suggested By Nitin Please refer to it, Regarding service point of view both will be same only depend upon in which area you are living at present. If you have a small kid at your home then better prefer LG since they are providing IPS panel. In LG not all model provide IPS models(Pls check before buy). Regarding 32 or 42 depends upon viewing distance you have(mentioned by nitin earlier)

      • amit patil

        thank you,mr rahul..
        i am living in panvel,(navi mumbai)..my bugedt is arrounding 35,40k..in this plz suggest me good model,,,my hall lenght is 490cm… as per nithin sir said that dont waste money for samart tv ,so i m not loking for smart tv,just told me which will better for pic cliarity,nd good performance.suggest me model,,in 32,42inch..i wana buy in 2 days so plz suggest..thank you.

        • Rahul1

          Amit,

          490cms comes to approximately 16ft distance. Assuming same as your viewing distance you may opt for 40″ or 42″ model. But looking at your budget of 35 to 40k. You will not get good brand like lg/samsung. sony not consider due very high cost. if you go for 32″ there are following good models

          LG 32LN5150 (hd Ready) — Bargain around 27k

          LG 32LN5400 (Full HD) — Bargain around 30k

          Samsung 32F4100 Hd Ready — 2 usb –Bargain 26k

          Samsung 32F4000 Hd Ready — 1usb — Bargain 25k

          Samsung 32f5100 Full hd –Bargain30-31k

          For 40 and 42″ Nitin already suggested below some model. The bargaining cost given as per pune city i don’t have idea about navi mumbai cost.

          Hope it will be helpful for you.

          • Rahul1

            Amit,
            This bargain prices is only applicable for cash payment and not for emi

          • amit patil

            ya thank you mr rahul.. i want better pic quality..i wl increase my bugedt..tell me models in 42inch also…is sony is better in 42 inch which brand can give me more feature nd pic quality..suggest me models..

      • amit patil

        is that true ips pannel gets heated after using of long duration

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          No..its not true

  • Girendra Kumar

    Namaskar nitin ji your blogs is realy helpfull to understand about latest technology. Does the IPS panel is best, if yes then LG panel is best among others. I also heard from salesman that IPS panel heated up when used for long duration. Is it true sir.

    Waiting for your suggestion

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      IPS panels are technically superior. There is no heating problem in IPS panel. Salesman is just de-selling the same.

  • Navin Dahariya

    Thanks nitin ji for valuable suggestion. i finally buy LG 32 LN5110 on dehsahara. thanks a lot once again.

  • Ankush

    Hi Nitin, your blog is very informative. Please suggest a tv in 46/47 inches. Budget no issue, but i want to buy asap… thanks!!

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung UA46C6200UR, LG 47LE4600 or LG 47LV5500

  • ajeet

    Hi, Nitin Ji, I want to purchase a LCD/LED TV. My budget is 30k. Please advice the best possible.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Pls share screen size

  • Nitin

    Make a note : LG’s after sales service is pathetic. I bought LG 32″ Jazz tv for 45K 3 years back. It stopped working a week back. I immediately lodged the complaint on their website. Called their customer care as well. One engineer came after 3 days and within 5 minutes told me that the motherboard has gone bad. It will cost around 6K to 8K. I asked him to get a new one, he said it will take around 3 days. 6 Days are gone since, and he tells me that he will know whether he will get spare parts or not only in next 7 days.
    The engineer told me that, if motherboard is found to be OK, then it might be the screen which has failed. In that case, it will cost 12K to 15K to get it replaced.
    He also told me that, even if we get it working back, if I try to exchange it for a new one, I will get a rebate of…… hold you breath, Rs. 1000.
    So his own words, if I spend 15K if the screen is faulty and get it working and then take it to the TV seller, I will get Rs. 1000 for the entire TV.

    And make sure you will need to make at least 10 calls before hearing a human being’s voice.
    What I read on LG India’s facebook page is there are many people like me, some even not responded after 2 months. YES. 2 months is what you read.

    I am lucky that my TV set worked for 3 years. There are many whose TV sets faltered in the 13th month ( warranty is 12 months ) and they have to throw away their tv set.

    • Rahul

      In India, this mutlnational companys are looting indian people. No body care about after sales service. Take any brand same issue is there about service. We dont have any indian brand which is upto mark in the quality. Ondia is indian brand which is recently started there LED but quality is not upto mark. If this situation would have been USA then they will arrange service immediately due to strict law and consumer oriented market

      • Rahul1

        We have very hopes from onida , just like there CRT tv “Get it and forget for 10 yrs”, they will improve the picture quality and give relief to indian people.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LED is not a Onida’s cup of tea. Their core competence was CRT.

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        In my opinion, MNC’s are still better compared to Indian counterparts in after sale service.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Quite unfortunate, you can get it checked from local repair. If screen is gone then LCD/LED TV’s are just scraps. Repair cost is high compared to new one’s specially phased out models.

  • alex dias

    hi sir ,.. i purchased LG 6410 42 inch 3d led tv in march dis year ,.. my only problem is that wen im using internet to watch videos on d tv ,.. d web browser trips by itself and the message ” web browser out of memory ” is displayed ,.. as a result i cant watch videos online ,.. plz suggest a way to solve this problm ,.. thank u sir for d good work u r doing ,..

  • gagan

    is sony kdl-42w670a good buy or lg 42LN5710

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Both are equally good. I will prefer LG because of IPS panel.

  • shucan

    is sony klv-r452a is good for usb movies for .avi,mp4 files or it can convert and play in sony tv?????????????

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Different models support different formats. I would suggest you to carry all formats in USB drive, which you will be playing like avi & mp4 to nearest store. You may check all formats on demo unit in store.

  • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

    I request you to complain to LG call centre. Service Engineer can help you.

  • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

    Sony will be available in 40 inch and LG will be 42 inch..You may share features, you are looking for otherwise features list is an ocean :)

  • Nitin

    Stay away from LG. I just ripped apart the technical expertise of their Mumbai Area Service Manager.

    Buy LG products only if you don’t care of after sales support.

    Remember ! You have been warned !!!

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You can escalate your case to Regional Manager of LG. I am sure, he will resolve your case.

  • Ganesh

    Hi Nitin
    I have selected two models of LG LN571B & LN5400 in 32 INCH .

    which one is best?

    • Ganesh

      Price of 32LN571B is only Rs 1000 more than 32LN5400 but

      it has lot of features like recording ( time machine), smart TV, 3 hdmi ports,

      3 usb ports,optical audio out and smart share.Only minus is not full HD,

      but in 32 inch segment HD Ready and Full HD does not make difference.Even though i don’t like smart TV ,other features attract me.

      Waiting for your suggestion.

      Thank you.

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        Performance wise LG 32LN5400 is better compared to LG 32LN571B.

  • imayam

    Hi, Nitin Ji,
    I want to purchase a LCD/LED TV.
    My budget is 30k-35k
    Brand LG
    Requirements> internet TV,built in WiFi, 2 HDMI ports
    Please advice the best possible
    Thank you very much in advance

    Imayam

    • imayam

      screen size 32inch

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        For all features, you need to slightly increase your budget but you may check following models which fulfill almost all requirements
        LG 32LD450 or LG 32LN5400

        • imayam

          Hi Nithin ji,
          After ur valuable suggestion ,i have bought LG 32LN5400.
          Good TV but
          120Hz Trumotion is great for sports, but really hurts TV shows and movies.
          Because of soap opera effect.
          Can’t able to off Trumotion, Don’t have this function in the menus like other models.
          Please Help me.

          • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

            I have already answered this query.

  • Shekar

    Hi Nitin,

    Planning to buy a 32inch Full HD LED in next couple of days. Internet is not very much required and Full HD is optional.

    Can you please suggest any 2 models below with internet and Full HD and 2 other models without internet and Full HD is optional.

    I have shortlisted below models:

    Sony – W600A or W650A
    Panasonic – TH-L32E6D or any other model which u recomend
    Samsung – 32F5500 or 32EH4003
    LG – 32LN5400 or 32LN571B

    Thanks

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Out of models shortlisted by you, only good model is LG 32LN5400

  • sathyanarayana

    Hi sir this is sathyanarayana from hyd i am planing to purchase led tv this diwali please suggest me the best model and best features of led tv our budjet between 30k to 35 k,we are not use more internet on tv’s .samsung and sony which one is the best and latest model ,please give me the suggestion ASAP

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Pls share screen size

      • sathyanarayana

        32 inches and above full hd

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LG 32LN5400, Samsung UA32F5100AR, LG 32LS4600 or LG 32LE5300

          • sathyanarayana

            Thanks nitin garu

          • Sunil

            Hello Sir, I want to buy LED 32″. Please suggest which is best. Also if PC connectivity available. Budget max 30000/-

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              Toshiba TCL 32P21 (Full HD)
              Philips 32PFL3057/V7 (HD Ready)

              • Sunil

                I have selected LG 32LN4900 and its price Rs.24000/-. Is it good or not?

                • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

                  Its not a good model in terms of quality

                  • Sunil

                    LG 32LN4900 or TOSHIBA P2305 (Cricket Series) which is best in terms picture, sound and service quality. LG has 1 yr service whereas Toshiba has 3 yrs. Also picture quality of Toshiba also good. LG-Rs.24000 & TOSHIBA-Rs.23000. Please advice which will be good for long term use. Also suggest any other if available in this range.

                    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

                      Between 2 models shortlisted you you. Toshiba is better. Though LG’s quality is better but not for all models. LG 32LN4900 is not a good model.

                      I also suggested Philips 32PFL3057/V7 (HD Ready)

              • Sunil

                Also tell me which is better, LG or Toshiba.

                • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

                  LG is anytime better

  • Vikash Singh

    Hello Sir, I am planing to buy sony W670A 42 inch LED tv this Diwali….could you pls advice its pros and cons.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      its a good model, you may go ahead.

  • Sanjay

    Dear Sir , I am panning to buy a 42 inch Smart TV, please suggest a good model, also do the dynamic speed of 100 to 400 mhz have any effect on picture quality. I had seen lg smart tv one for 57K and the dealer was suggesting LG6620 for 73.5K, does it make sense to buy lg6620

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I think you are referring to Dynamic Range or Frame Rate. Higher the frame rate better the picture quality.

      LG 42LA6620 is a good model.

  • raj

    Dear Sir, Pls suggest good mode for LED 3D and screen size is 47 inch

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 47LV5500 or LG 47LA6620

  • UserInQatar

    Hi Nitin Bhai
    I would like to watch Airtel SD channels on LED TV. (I’m going to buy a new LED TV but won’t be changing my old STB soon.) Would you kindly comment on how Airtel SD picture quality will be on 39 or 40″ LED TV. (I will go for LG, most probably.)
    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Pic quality of Airtel SD channels is good. It also depend on your LED’s pic settings.

      • UserInQatar

        Thank you Nitin bhai. Shall update you after properly calibrating the TV.

  • sanjay

    between W670A 42 inch LED and LG 42LA6620 which is a better choice

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Both are equally good but i will prefer LG 42LA6620

  • pranay

    Hi nitin bhai…m very confused btw fake refresh rate that the companies are offering these days..should I go for w670a sony or uaf5500 samsung or should I raise my budget for uaf6400 samsung(3d tv not req.).. my usage mainly is watching hd movies vdo & gaming..which one should I go for, really confused.plz help

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Please mention the screen size, you are considering. As same model no’s are available in various screen sizes.

  • Prashant

    Hi i short listed Toshiba PX200 (46 inches LED) Rs 51000 and sony Kdlw670 (42 inches LED) Rs 59000. Toshiba has some great features with regards to sound and external hard drive support system and hdmi ports etc . Confused with regards to the brand and quality and also after sales service.
    Toshiba is offering 3 years comprehensive warranty and sony 1 year
    Please advise ASAP

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I would suggest Sony between the models shortlisted by you. Reason Toshiba’s contrast ratio of 50,000:1 is much lower for 46 inch LED segment. Contrast ratio has direct impact on picture quality and min 1,00,000:1 contrast ratio is required for 46 inch LED.

  • rohit

    hello sir, i m confused btwn sony 47w850a , lg 47la6910 and samsung 46f6400… ..sony is using ips panel in this model like lg.
    plz suggest me which one is best.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Among 3 models shortlisted, i will suggest LG 47LA6910

  • Vikas Agrawal

    Hello Sir, I would like to buy a 32 inch tv. Please suggest me the best options available. Regards, Vikas Agrawal

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Some of the best options across brands are
      Sony KLV-32W550A, LG 32LD450, Samsung LA32A550P1, Samsung LA32B650T1R or Samsung LA32B530P7R

      • Vikas Agrawal

        Sir, all the options mentioned by you are no longer available. Please tell me some options within 35000 Rs.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Pls check Samsung LA32B650T1R or
          LG 32LD450

  • Imayam

    Hi Nithin ji,

    After ur valuable suggestion ,i have bought LG 32LN5400.
    Good TV but
    120Hz Trumotion is great for sports, but really hurts TV shows and movies.
    Because of soap opera effect.
    Can’t able to off Trumotion, Don’t have this function in the menus like other models.
    Please Help me.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You can change the Picture mode in Picture settings to adjust Trumotion for TV Shows & movies. Just try cinema mode for movies.

      Also if 60 Hz broadcast is played on 120 Hz TV than the system automatically adjust & provide fillers for blank frames. The pic quality also depend on your TV settings.

  • atal

    Hi Nitin, I was looking for a full hd 42 inch led and post comparing various models from lg, sony, samsung I bought Lg LN5400 42 inch hd led tv 4 days back. Let me know your feedback on this model. Also the service guy has suggested an extended warranty plan with around Rs. 4k per year. Does it really worth it?
    Appriciate ur valuable views.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Its a decent model. Extended warranty not worth a penny. I will not suggest you to go ahead.

      • atal

        Thanks Nitin. I just came across similar views on extended warranty from an overseas expert on cnet.com.

  • dhanz

    hi sir, I am bit confused on buying one among these two: lg 32ld450 & Panasonic TH-L32E5D. Please suggest me which one i can go with and why ? thanks in advance.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If you need smart TV features like Facebook, Twitter, Skype etc than you may go ahead with Panasonic TH-L32E5D otherwise LG 32LD450 is best value for money. LG’s contrast ratio of 60,000:1 is better compared to Panasonic.

  • Sanjay Raval

    Thanks Nitin Sir,

    I have done a bit research and finalized two models, and need your inputs and final thoughts on a few questions I have.

    My considerations:
    ===============
    - want to buy 40inch full hd LED tv
    - with internet features
    - without 3d features

    Below are the two models I have selected.
    ===================================
    - LG LN5710, black, 42
    - Samsung LED TV UA40F5500AR (Black, 40)

    My questions:
    ===========
    - I understand that IPS panel offered by LG is better samsung in terms of viewing angels and colors. But more than that, one showroom guy told me that IPS Panel more sturdy than samsung panel, it means has stronger and has more life. So thought to ask you, is this logic right?
    - I am not keen for 2inch extra size of LG tv.
    - Can you please help me deciding, which model I should go for, and which one has stronger points I should consider like voice clarity, picture clarity, speed of device, storage capacity, refresh rate etc.

    Regards,
    Sanjay Raval

    • Sanjay

      I am looking for the same answer as well.
      Thanks

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        I am sorry but I will not recommend either of 2 models shortlisted by you. Both are not good in terms of quality. To answer your query

        Showroom guy is right to an extent that IPS panels are better in terms of viewing angle and is more sturdy but life of a TV depends on illumination technology like LED or LCD.

        You may check following models
        Samsung UA40D5500RR or LG 42LE5300

        • Sanjay Raval

          Thanks Nitinbhai for your inputs,

          Can you also please help me understand the special advantage of the models you have mentioned.

          Also the models you listed seems out of stock of discontinues in most of online sites.

          When I checked in stored, they said the models I listed are the upgraded models of the models you provided.

          Also I need smart tv features but not 3D.

          I would appreciate your thoughts on this, can you please share your number too if possible.

          Regards,
          Sanjay Raval
          944 88 46 428

          • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

            Hi Sanjay,

            You may share the models available in your city. I will recommend accordingly.

            Also i always request my readers not to share personal info like Mobile No, Loan account no etc on this blog as this info will be in public domain and can be misused. To maintain your privacy i have deleted your mob no from your comment as per Privacy policy of my blog. Hope you will appreciate the same.

            • Sanjay Raval

              Thanks Nitinbhai,

              After reading various posts and your article, I have changed my requirement a bit and got a few questions too.

              My requirements in brief:
              - May be 40/42 or 46/47 inch of tv.
              - Do you think spending more on bigger screen size is good or should invest for features like 3d / smart tv?
              - Without 3D
              - Without Smart TV features.
              - I believe spending for internet features will not make much sense. Because later if requires, I can buy additional TV box, that can help me getting internet on TV, whats your thoughts on this?

              For 40/42 inches, below are two models I have selected:
              ===========
              1) Samsung LED TV UA40F5500AR (40 inches, Smart TV, no 3D)
              2) LG Full HD Smart LED TV 42LN5710 (42 inches, Smart TV, no 3D)

              And for 46/47 inchese, below are two models I have selected:
              =========
              3) Samsung LED TV UA46F5100AR (46 inches, No Smart TV, no 3D)
              4) LG LED TV 47LN5400 (47 inches, No Smart TV, no 3D)

              I would appreciate your final thoughts on this.

              Regards,
              Sanjay

              • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

                Rather than spending on 3D or Smart TV you should buy big screen. 3D is big failure in India as no one is willing to create 3D content for TV screen.

                In 42 inch both are comparable in terms of quality. Still my vote for LG 42LN5710 because of 2 inch xtra screen size :)

                In 47 inch without second thought LG 47LN5400 because of better pic quality, IPS panel and 1 inch xtra screen size :)

  • amit pandita

    Hello Nitin Sir,

    I want to buy 46 or 47 inch led tv for gaming and movies, not interested in 3d and smart options. Which model do you suggest?

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Best value for money is LG 47LE4600. Pls check availability in your area as it is not available in many cities.

      Other models are Samsung UA46C6200UR, Samsung UA46B6000VR or
      Samsung UA46B7000

  • Sunil

    Hello Sir,

    I want to buy 24 inch LED. Sony 24W600A or LG 24LN4305 or TOSHIBA P2305 (Cricket Series) which is best in terms picture, sound and service quality.Also suggest which is cheap & best.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote for LG 24LN4305

      • Sunil

        Please suggest any other model in 24″ range from LG which is cheap & best and also better than Toshiba P2305 criket series which is around Rs.15000/- Please suggest which is best among all tvs. Please give 2 to 3 models selection. I have to buy before Makara Sankranthi. Please sir, waiting for your valuable suggestions.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Pls check out, these are priced around 15k
          LG 24LN4100
          LG 24LN4140
          LG 24LN4105

          In 22 inch, you will get many options under 15k.

          • Sunil

            Dear Sir,

            My heart goes for Toshiba. Also checked LG4145 and its good. So one last time please suggest me between LG24LN4145 & Toshiba 24″ P2305 Cricket series.

            LG-Rs.15000/- & Toshiba-Rs.14500/-,
            LG-IPS Panel, Toshiba-Normal Panel
            LG-No Pc Input , Toshiba-PC input,
            LG-16wt sound, Toshiba-20watt,

            Any other Pros & Cons.

            Please suggest in these two models which will be better in Picture, Sound & service quality. Please reply soon. I will buy tomorrow.

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              My personal opinion remains unchanged though it is not at all binding on my readers. Final decision is yours :) I suggest you to check both the models next to each other and then decide.

  • Anand.R

    Hi Nitin Ji,
    I have planned to buy 42 inches LG LED TV. I have chosen Two Models 42LN5400 & 42LN5710. Among the two i dont find any difference except the smart feature. Im really confused to chose in between these two. Kindly suggest me a model with reason…

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Both are same in terms of quality. 42LN5400 is cheaper by around 6k compared to 42LN5710. My vote for 42LN5400 between two models shortlisted by you if you don’t need Smart TV features..

      • Anand R

        The Salesman is suggesting me to go for Samsung 40F5500 or 40F5100 stating that both LG and samsung are equally good and Samsung has good Customer support. Do samsung and LG both are equally good in quality ? Which one to go ?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LG has IPS panel which is far superior than PVA panel of Samsung. Secondly samsung does not mention contrast ratio, they call it as dynamic contrast ratio whereas LG specify contrast ratio for all models, which is transparent way. Please read my above post for more details.

  • Ibrahim Balala

    Hello Sir,
    I want to buy a 32 inch led tv for ps4 game please suggest which model is good sony 32w670a samsung 32f6400 or any other model my budget is 45k.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My Choice LG 32LE7500 or Samsung UA32F6400AR

  • kunal

    sir i am little confused..
    i am looking to buy a led tv of toshiba(because of price) or LG
    Should i go for toshiba because of lower price or LG and confused between these models please guide me
    Toshiba 39P2305 39 Inches
    Toshiba 39L3300 39 Inches
    Toshiba 40VL20 40 Inches
    Toshiba 40PS200 40 Inches
    Toshiba 40PS20 40 Inches
    LG 42LN5400 42 Inches

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Toshiba has price advantage but quality & Service wise LG is better. You may decide based on your requirement and budget.

      • kunal

        thank you so much sir

        can you please tell me what is the difference between lg 42ln5120 and 42ln5400

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          LG 42LN5400 has more features compared to LG 42LN5120 like
          1. Picture in Picture
          2. Virtual Surround Sound
          3. Two xtra selectable picture modes
          4. One xtra Aspect Ratio mode

          Quality wise both are same. You need to decide whether you would like to pay little xtra for these features.

          • kunal

            thanks alot sir
            one last question what is the difference between Samsung 40F5000 and Samsung 40F5100

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              Not much..Samsung UA40F5000AR has HyperReal Engine

  • Bheem

    Hi Nitin,

    Thanks for this blog. It is very well written, & Gr8 info. I need Ur advice on buying 32 inch LED/LCD TV. I’ve listed models in various brands. Pls suggest me

    My Requirements are :
    Good Picture quality, Good Sound, Good Life(IPS Panel)
    USB movies / Hard Disk compatibility, (3D, Smart TV are Not required)
    My budget is 32K INR

    Thanks,
    Bheem
    =====================
    Haier
    LE32B50 : (1+3)YrWarranty
    LE32A700 :
    LE32M600
    LE32V600
    =====================
    LG
    32LN5110 : 27.5K

    32CS410 :
    32LS4600 :

    32LN4900 : 27.5K :
    32LN5650 : Jazz : 37K :

    32LS5700 &LG 32LS4600 :
    32LS3700 : :

    32LN5400 : Full HD : 37K :
    32LN5150 : Transform : 32K :
    32LW4500 :

    32LM6410 :
    32LK332 :

    32LN541B : 30k
    32LN5120 : 30K
    32LS3700 :
    32LE7500
    ================
    Toshiba
    40PU200ZE
    L3300 : 37K
    P2305 : 29K
    P1300 : 23K
    PB200 : 28K
    PU200 : 30K
    PT200 : 36K
    PS20 : 33K
    PS200 : 34K
    ===============
    Panasonic
    VIERA TH-L32B60D
    VIERA TH-L32E6D
    VIERA TH-L32SV6D
    VIERA TH-L32XV6D
    VIERA TH-L32B6D
    VIERA TH-L32XM6D
    ===============
    Phillips
    32PFL3938/V7 : 27K
    32PFL4738/V7 : 27K
    32PFL5578/V7 : 35K
    32PFL6977/V7 : 35K

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I would suggest you to shortlist 3-4 models then i will be able to recommend..Shortlisting from so many models is bit difficult.

      • bheem

        Hi Nitin,

        Which is the best(Performance wise) among below models ?

        26LN4100 : 21.5K
        26LN4140 : 23K
        28LN4105 : 25K
        28LN5155 : 27k : Transform :

  • Uma Anand

    Hi Nitin,

    Thank you for this wonderful article. Would you please take a moment and help with this issue that my parents are facing – their Samsung LCD has packed off and the company is asking Rs 20,000 for a panel replacement would it be worth getting the repair done or just buy a new one as the warranty provided by the company is just 3 months. As they are concerned that it might not work properly for long and if they try and sell it might not fetch it more than 15k. Kindly advice. Regards, Uma

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      i will recommend to go ahead with new one :)

  • kunal

    sir what do u suggest for Samsung 39EH5003 is this model old?
    and what is the difference between samsung 39EH5003 and Samsung 40F5000

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung UA40F5000AR has few additional features like Eco sensor, Embeded POP & Clean View (Analog + Digital). It also has 1 Digital Audio Out (optical) port. You may check, if you need these features.

      Performance wise Samsung UA39EH5003R is better compared to Samsung UA40F5000AR

  • bheem

    Nitinji, Which is the best(Performance wise) among below models ?

    26LN4100 : 21.5K
    26LN4140 : 23K
    28LN4105 : 25K
    28LN5155 : 27k : Transform :

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote for 26LN4100

  • bheem

    Nitinji, Thanks For suggestion. How about in 32 inch from below models ?

    32LN5110 :
    32LN5120 :
    32LN541B :
    32LN5150 : Transform
    32LN5400 : Full HD
    32LN5650 : Jazz

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN5400

  • bheem

    Nitinji Thank you, LG 32LN5400 cost is 37K a bit high, please suggest me among below models, budget is max 30K INR.

    32LN5110 : 27.5K :
    32LN4900 : 27.5K :
    32LN5120 : 30K
    32LN541B : 30K

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      32LN5110 or 32LN4900

  • Ibrahim Balala

    Hello Sir.
    Can you please recommend any Sony 32 inch led tv or any other brand for gaming. How is the service and performance of Sony compare to Samsung because I have heard there are some input lag issues with Samsung.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      For good gaming experience atleast 55 inch TV is required. 32 inch TV are not meant for gaming. If you wish to go for small screen then i would suggest you to go for Gaming Monitor.

  • Aryan

    Hi Nitin Sir, Could you please let me know top 3 TV’s among these ?

    32LN5110
    32LN4900
    32LN5120
    32LN541B
    32LN5150

    Thanks,
    Aryan

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      32LN5110 or 32LN4900

  • Jack

    Hello Sir,
    I am looking to buy a 55″ Led tv, which one would you recommend;
    Samsung 55F6400
    Samsung 55F7500
    Sony 55W800a

    or is there a LG model that’s better.
    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Samsung UA55F7500BR

      LG does not have any good model in 55 inch segment.

  • aryan

    Hi Nitin, How about buying a Voltage Stabilizer with LG 32LN5110 ? Is it worth buying, essential or needed for LG LED TV ? What’s your take on this ? pls suggest. Thanks !

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If there is too much power fluctuation in your area then you may go for Voltage Stabilizer else no need as such.

  • rahul

    hello sir, i want to buy a 46 inch smart 3d tv. please suggest me the best models.budget is max 1 lakh…..

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Not many good options…Will suggest only 1 model, smart 3d tv within 1 Lac…Pls check LG 47LA6620

      • rahul

        thanks sir.. are these models also good..?
        lg 47la6910
        sony 47w850a

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Quality wise i will still recommend LG 47LA6620

  • Gaurav

    Hello Sir,
    Please can you tell me why extended warranty on LCD/LED TV is not reliable.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Extended Warranty is just waste of money. Reason being long list of exclusions in the list. Normally LED/LCD from reputed manufacturers are quite reliable and if there is any manufacturing defect you will come to know within Manufacturing Warranty period of 1st year.

      Some of the common cause of damage to LED/LCD are voltage fluctuation/shock, physical damage, Moisture etc. These are not covered in extended warranty. Secondly premium is very high for extended warranty therefore i never suggest to go ahead with Extended Warranty. The irony in India is that company thinks of 2000 reasons on how to reject the claim rather how to process the same without inconvenience to customer. .

      • Gaurav

        Hello Sir,
        I had contacted LG and Sony for terms and conditions of extended warranty of TV .
        LG told that the internal parts like motherboard,display panel if found faulty will be charged in the warranty period.
        Sony told me internal parts like motherboard,display panel if found faulty will not be charged in the warranty period except for accessories like remote,speakers which will not be covered under warranty.
        Sir, Is it better to go with LG or Sony in this case?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          As i mentioned Extended Warranty is extension of Manufacturing Warranty i.e. against manufacturing defects only. I will not recommend to go ahead with Extended Warranty.

  • Surya

    Hello Mr.Nitin,
    I bought LED tv LG32LS30 last year. I like to know is stabilizer is must for this model and if yes please suggest which model I can buy. Though I have already bought and using it, curious to know about its performance and reliability. Please advice.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If there is power fluctuation in your area than you need it else not required. You may buy V-Guard or Su-Kam stabilizer

  • sreeni

    Hi Nitin sir

    This is Sreeni. I am planning to buy a PANASONIC 47 or 50 inches SMART LED tv sir (Without 3D).I am from HYDERABAD.
    Can you please suggest me which is the best one in 47 inches segment.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote for LG 47LA6620 in terms of quality

  • Yogesh Aggarwal

    Hi Nitin, I am planning to buy 32 inch Full HD TV. Kindly suggest the model

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LCD: Samsung LA32B530P7R, Samsung LA32B650T1R or LG 32LD450

      LED: Samsung UA32C6900VR, LG 32LW4500 or LG 32LE7500

      • SR

        Shri.Nitin Bhatia,
        Thank you for sharing your views with others and your experience for the benefit with others. You may suggest to people to buy LED TVs as LED ones are later technology and more importantly LED versions consume only less than 60% power that of the LCDS.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Sir thanks for your inputs but just to add that LED and LCD are 2 different illumination methods for LCD TV’s. Technically all TV’s are LCD. As i mentioned in my other comments also that incremental cost of LED does not justify energy savings over LCD.

          LED illumination is just a marketing gimmick with no technical advantage over LCD illumination.

  • Deeban Kumar

    Hi Nitin,
    I am planning to buy 42 inch 3D TV but my parents are not interested in 3D. Then we have lot of confusion to choose which brand is nice. So please suggest me some best 42 inch 3D and SMART LED models and my budget is 80 K.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LA6620, LG 42LW5700 or LG 42LW6500

  • Gaurav

    Hi Nithin,
    We had asked about the LG LED TV with our TV repairer and he told us that there are circuit problems in LG. He told us to buy Panasonic LED TV (IPS Panel) because it is more durable.

    Sir,Please tell me your opinion.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      i will not suggest. LG is anytime better compared to Panasonic

  • bheem

    Nitiniji, could you please let me know How to Check the Usage hours of LG 32LN5400 ?
    I asked LG Service/Installation Engineer to show the Usage hours of LG 32LN5400, he said he is not aware of it, From your blog I’m aware that we can check the Usage hours thru below option, However I did not find the below mention options in LG 32LN5400.
    Go to Home –> Customer Support –> Product / Service Info
    Go to Support ->Product/Service Info. -> “Used time”

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned in my other comments, the method may vary for different models. I request you to check the installation guide or you may call LG customer care to know the same. I don’t believe that installation engineer was not aware of same.

  • Phani

    Can you suggest a model with full HD 42 screen LCD smart TV having IPS panel?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 42LD460 or LG 42LH90QR

  • shekar – bangalore

    Sir, I am bangalore, your article about LCD vs LED was really excellent. I gives idea to a person who is going to buy a new tv. I wanted to buy a tv within a week or 2 , can you suggest me which tv shall i buy. My budget is Rs. 22000/- with good picture clarity and sound

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Pls share screen size

      • Shekar B

        Likely to buy LG or Samsung 28″. Please suggest which is better within my budget and Model No.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You may check LG M2762D, LG 26LH20 or LG 26LD340

          • shekar – bangalore

            thank you sir

  • Manish

    Hello Sir!
    I am in search of an LED/Full HD/39″ or 40″ or 42″ Television.
    My Budget is 40,000/-.

    My concern is whether I should go for a more established brand like Samsung/Sony/LG/Panasonic or brands like Videocon/Sharp/Onida/Toshiba also serves the purpose of good video/audio quality, less maintenance and value for money?

    Please suggest a suitable brand along with the model if possible given my budget constraints.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Though i suggest established brands but considering budget criterion best options available are Onida 40 CHROME LED, Micromax LED42K316, Videocon VJB40FG-B1 or Videocon Celista Plus VJK40FF-ZM

      • Manish

        Thanks a tonne Sir!

      • Manish

        One more doubt regarding Samsung EH5003. Its available in Reliance Digital store but the dealer at Samsung’s exclusive showroom has told that the model has been discontinued and no more service will be provided for this model. Should I still go for the model?

        Which among the ones you have suggested is the best bet?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Dealer is trying to mislead you. Companies introduce new models every 6 months but lifelong support & service is available for old models. If you like Samsung EH5003 than you may go ahead.

          For the above mentioned, you may go for Onida 40 CHROME LED

          • Manish

            Hi Sir!

            Could you please help me to decide among the following models:

            SHARP 39LE155

            Panasonic 40B6DX

            Philips 40PFl4758

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              You may go for Panasonic

  • venkam

    Hello Sir,
    First, Thanks a tone for this post

    Three days back I had ordered one lg tv (lg32la6200) and one lg fridge (GL-225BNDE5). I got the order of TV today, the manufacturing date was jul 2013 and the box was closed only with few pins and below tape was removed and attached, I told the owner from videotronix(cmh road, indiranagar), that it is demo piece (which he did not agreed), but at last agreed to deliver a new piece, since i am not satisfied.

    My problem is , when i told him that the Tax invoice must be from nelamangala, he told that it is not possible (he has given good lecture saying that it is online shop, it wont come like that, whether it is true?).

    Finally , he siad that he can send the jan 2014 piece but will only SHOW the transport copy from nelamangala to his gowdown and NOT TAX INVOICE from NELAMANGALA.
    Can I buy from him.Please let me know.
    As he is saying it is jan 2014 piece, can i accept and buy.please reply soon.
    Also please tell me how to check the fridge manufacturing details.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You can buy Jan’14 unit but tell him that if you find that it is demo unit by checking Usage Hours than you will return the same. If he is showing transport challan copy than its OK.

      Fridge Manufacturing date is mentioned on the Carton. Also match the Serial No. on Carton and on the back side of the fridge.

      • venkam

        Thanks a lot sir.
        I got the TV and Fridge yesterday. Very happy with the products.

        Happy that your experience was shared in the blog.

        Thanks again sir, for the post. Helped a lot.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          My pleasure..Enjoy your new purchase :)

  • Ashish

    Hello Sir, Iam Planning to buy LED Tv in 40-42inches in budget of 50-60k, please suggest me some models in both smart & non-smart LEDs.pls tell which co has low complaint ratios

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Not too many options in this budget, You may check LG 42LE5300 or Sony KLV-40EX600

  • Ravi

    Sir. I wish to buy a TV for my home with viewing distance about 6 feet. Which size and which brand would you recommend, the idea is to watch tv not play games etc,

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      For 6 feet distance, 24 inch TV will be suitable. You may check LG or Samsung.

  • Vivek

    Hi Nitin, I am looking to buy a 42″ LED smart TV without 3d. The two options I am considering are LG 42LN5710 and Sony KDL-42W700B. I understand that LG’s IPS panels are superior to other name brands’ Vertical alignment panels. Can you please tell me how is the LG model with respect to following features?

    Sound quality
    Ease of use of smart features
    Support for USB devices and impact of picture and sound quality
    picture quality
    Overall reliability

    Also please advise if you would recommend buying products such as TVs from reputed online sites such as snapdeal? The price difference between branded shops and online is about 4000-5000.

    Thanks
    Vivek

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Just to clarify that Sony KDL-42W700B is with 3D support. Reg features

      1. Sound Quality: For normal TV viewing. LG has good sound quality
      2. Ease of Smart Features: Its same across brands
      3. Support for USB devices and impact of picture and sound quality: Varies from brand to brand. Identify the file formats you will be using more frequently. Visit any showroom and play these formats on demo units to check quality

      4. Picture Quality: Because of IPS panel, its superior
      5. Overall Reliability: Thumbs up from my end

      Snapdeal is a market place model. It depends from which seller you are buying. Just check whether snapdeal certify that Seller is selling only genuine and original products. I had a bad experience from another leading e-commerce site. Personally, i will not recommend online purchase of LED TV.

      • Vivek

        Thanks Nitin for the detailed reply! Based on your inputs and my personal experience buying other items online, I will refrain buying the TV online. Will visit a few electronics stores today and check out their offer price on the LG 42LN5710 model.

      • Pooshan Chatterjee

        Hello, Nitin ji, my name is Pooshan Chatterjee, I recently bought a TV set which is from the Sony brand. It’s model is SONY Bravia KDL-42W700B, which do not cover the features of a 3d TV set. As, you are a knowledgeable person in this field, I wanted to ask you that how can you say that it also is having a feature of a 3d TV set. As, I have purchased it 16 days back & it is just a SMARTv & not a 3d TV set..??

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          It is not a 3D TV but with 3D support as i mentioned in my comment. There is difference between 2. With 3D support, you can watch 3D content in 2D with the help of video card i.e. TV can process 3D signals to 2D…You cannot watch 3D content on this TV….It is useless feature.

  • Ravi

    With a 6 feet distance, I am going for a 32 inch tv, I propose to go for sony or lg led,,or LCD . Pl advise me if these features are ok..and what is the best you would advice.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      In 32 inch LED or LCD does not make any difference. You may go for LCD TV. If you can share model no’s you are considering for purchase than only i can suggest on same.

  • Ravi

    For 32 inch tv which brand would you recommend ?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG or Samsung

  • Ashu

    Dear Nitinji, Your all articles are vry helfpul even in financial planning or buying a product. Can you pls suggest between plasma & LED tv & which brands u prefer. Can u pls share some important features. Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned in my other comments. Plasma TV’s are big failure in India. I will not recommend. You may go for LED of LG, Samsung or Sony. Features depend on your requirement. If you are planning to play movies etc in specified format than you need to check whether that format is supported or not.

  • balasubramanian

    Sir, I want to buy LG 26 inches 26LN4100/26LN4140. The rate in LG Shop is Rs. 21,300, but the shop boy says they have stopped making this model, you can go for Panasonic 32 inches which he offers 23,800. Which is better can you please suggest.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      The companies are changing models every 6 months. Its just a re-packaging of old model. Company provide the service even if the model is discontinued. You may go ahead with the model you like without bothering what the sale boy is recommending. He is just de-selling LG compared to Panasonic.

      • bslasubramanian

        Thanks Nitin Ji,I am really grateful for the suggestion given. Thank You very much

  • Bhaskar

    Dear Nitin Ji, I wanted to select between LG 32LN5650 Samsung 32 inch Joy series. I found that LGs IPS panel picture is very clear but little darker and Samsung picture is brighter. Also,
    is it good to go for full HD copmapred to HD ready. Kindly suggest.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      In 32 inch segment Full HD or HD Ready does not make any difference. You may go for HD ready. Secondly, Showrooms show the best picture quality on models which they would like to sell i.e. with high margins. Ask the sales executive to select “Demo Mode” on both the models and than check the quality.

      • Bhaskar

        Thanks Nitin Ji, will you prefer LG (IPS panel) or Samsung (VS panel) in terms of picture quality and Motion clearity index….kindly share your thoughts….

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          I will prefer LG’s IPS panel for my personal purchase.

          • Bhaskar

            I have zeroed down to LG 32LN5400, LG 32LN5650, Samsung 32F5100 and samsung 32H5100. Which one would you recomend. Yor inputs will be really helpful..Thanks you Nitin ji..!

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              LG 32LN5400

  • sachin zarekar
  • Jeya Lakshmi

    Hi Nithin, We recently purchaded LG 55LA6910 model from Vivek&Co, dealer of LG in chennai. We bought this TV after anlysed so much. The product was delivered after a week and we found that package was opened and repacked again as TV power card, battery for magical mosue and cover around the TV panel were missing in the package. But TV stand is covered by polythene cover. We came to know these when LG technician came to install the product. When we asked him all these doubts he also accepted that this is not a fresh unit. So we logged a compliant to Vivek callcenter(as they do not have direct phone numbers) and sent a mail to their customer service and LG customer service. When we spoke to LG customer care they said this issue has to be sorted out b/w customer and Vivek. So LG does not care about their customers as much they care thier dealers.
    After so many follow ups Vivek asked 24 hrs time to come up with some solution. But we sent a SMS and mail that we won’t accpet that any other sloution than replacing with new unit. I have a question..i know we can check the used hours in the TV unit. But can we reset it 0? why i am asking this question is, if used hrs can be reset to Zero then again the there is no garuantee that we will get fresh unit. We are wating for Vivek’s response now. FYI. We bought this TV thorugh finance scheme though we can afford to buy with ready cash as there was no indirect charges if we buy thru Finance.

    Regards
    Jeya.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi Ma’am, It is quite unfortunate that after spending huge amount customer has to undergo mental agony. To answer your query, Yes it is possible to hard reset the used hours to Zero though it not done normally but very much possible. You can note down the serial no of TV on back side so that you will not receive same unit again.

      I hope better sense will prevail and Vivek being reputed brand will replace demo unit with new unit. All the best.

  • badrinath

    Hello Nitinji, I want to buy an LED tv of 32 inch. Which model of Toshiba would u suggest? Is it fine to go with Toshiba? I want to know ur valuable opinion on Toshiba!

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Toshiba 32PS10ZE or Toshiba 32PS200ZE

      Personally i suggest leading brands like LG, Samsung or Sony.

      • badrinath

        thanku nitinji

  • vinod

    Thanks for your valuable review. I will go for LG IPS

  • Matheen

    Dear Mr Nitin
    Iam matheen from chennai
    Iam planning to import sony KLV 40R482 B 40 inch led from dubai
    My viewing distance is 14 feet.
    Kindly approve my transaction
    regards
    matheen

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go ahead..Its a good model.

  • j venkatraman

    dear mr.nitin
    I wish to buy full HD LED/Edge LED-LCD TV with basic features.
    can u suggest LG models in 42+32 inch.I wish to buy one of each.
    I am a senior citizen and donot wish to have too many hifi features
    and only basic viewing.
    rgds
    venkatraman

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may buy
      LCD:
      LG 42LD460 or LG 32LF20FR / LG 32LD460

      LED:
      LG 42LE5300 or LG 32LE7500

  • Matheen

    Dear nitinji,
    Throw me some light on model SONY R472B.
    can i go ahead or not?
    What is 89 degree viewing angle. Is it ok or not for 40 inch tv
    Is resolution and clarity of movies same in 40 inch tv and 32 inch tv
    What is the average life of 40 inch tv?

    kindly enlighten me

    regards
    Matheen

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      This model is not available in India and available only in Middle East & Africa therefore i have not reviewed the same.

  • Matheen

    Dear Nitinji

    As you rightly said SONY R472 B is available in middle east
    can i take the risk of bringing it home in india?

    If i want to import LG 40 or 42 inch led can u please suggest
    a good model .I am not interested in smart tv or 3d tv
    price in indian currency should be around 59000 rupees.
    kindly suggest.

    regards
    matheen

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      The price vary depending on currency conversion rate. I will suggest you to buy from India as price differential is not much now. Secondly, please factor import duty imposed on LED/LCD TV’s.

  • Sahil

    Hi Nitin

    Want to Buy a 32 inch Smart LED TV of LG. My cousin is coming from Singapore next week so i want them to get one for me from there as its cheaper. Need help on below facts:

    1) Which model of LG is best in 32 inch category with Smart Features, 3-4 HDMI ports, inbuilt WiFi, support for 2 TB Hard Disk and formats like mkv, Divx, Mp4 etc.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Govt of India has imposed a 10% import duty on TV’s from other countries. Secondly, International warranty might not be valid in India. I would request you to check these points before making purchase.

      You may go for LG 32LM6410. Regarding formats & Hard Disk support, you should play the desired formats on demo unit in any store. The format support keep changing and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Shoumik

    Hi Nitin,

    I have planned to buy one out of the 4 models below:

    LG 32LB5820 32 Inches Full HD Smart LED Television

    Samsung 32F5500 32 Inches Smart Full HD Slim LED Television

    Sony Bravia KLV-32R482B 32 Inches Full HD LED Television

    Samsung 32F6100 32 Inches Full HD Slim LED Television

    I am looking at great picture quality hence opted for full HD display. Need a wider viewing angle and would love to have smooth motionflow. You may suggest a better model other than the listed ones. Samsung claims to provide 120 hz clear motion rate for F5500 on their official website. Will that factor hold over the Sony Bravia 32R482B? As well the power consumption Samsung is 40 W compared to 75 W of Sony.

    Please provide some insight and advice. Is Snapdeal a trust-able source to buy LED Tv’s? Flipkart do not deliver to the location I seek.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Shoumik

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      For 32 inch TV, Full HD or HD ready and LED or LCD does not have major impact on picture quality. Its a myth and marketing gimmick.

      Wide angle is available only in IPS panels therefore except LG, all other models are ruled out.

      Motion rate is another gimmick. The transmission in India is @ 60 Hz even if your TV supports 120 Hz than also you will get picture at 60 Hz. The TV will merge 2 frames into 1 thus motion rate will halve automatically. No point spending extra for 120 Hz motion rate.

      I will not suggest online purchase specially for LED / LCD TV.

      In terms of quality, you may consider
      LG 32LW4500, LG 32LH20R, LG 32LS3700 or LG 32LE7500

  • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

    Not a good model as such..I don’t recommend online purchase of LED / LCD TV’s.

  • samarth patel

    Hello Nitin SIr ,

    I want to buy a 32 Inch LED TV ,
    Can you please suggest me the Model.
    I want 32 Inch , Hd ready , 2 HDMI Port And Resolution 1366 x 768. Budget 20- 26 K

    I have done some research on net and i finalized below two model of L.G
    LG 32LN5150 32 inches LED TV
    LG 32LN5110 32 inches LED TV
    Thanks in Advance,

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Out of 2 models shortlisted, you may go for LG 32LN5110

      You may also check LG 32LS3700

  • Bhawesh

    I wanna go for LG 32LN541B or LG 32LN4900 or Samsung (32) EH4003

    plz suggest any other model my budget is 25-30k max

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 32LN541B

  • Mohid

    Hi Nitin
    I am planning to buy a 32 inch LED tv. My requirement is to have good picture, sound quality (mostly watching movies and tv shows), should be able to play all video and audio formats, may be for playing games and reliability.
    But I am confused between HD and full HD and Samsung, LG and Sony.
    I can go for a budget from 30 to 35k (if its worth).
    I found in some websites samsung 32F5500 with Full HD and smart tv which is around 36k.
    Is it having good picture quality and viewing angle. I asked some shops they say its outdated model. Should I go for this.
    Please suggest some tv models with good features like smart tv and 3d tv around 35k in LG, Samsung and Sony which meets my requirements as well.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned in my post also that for 32 Inch, go for HD Ready. If you need wide viewing angle go for IPS panel i.e LG.

      Smart TV is waste feature and on 32 inch screen you cannot view 3D content properly as screen size is too small therefore no point wasting money on these features.

      You may check LG 32LS3700 or Samsung UA32H4100AR

  • pradeep kumar

    Hi nitin
    I am planning to buy a led in 32 inches and I have selected two models
    1. Sony kdl-32w600a
    2. LG 32ln571b
    Please guide which one is best and if there is other than suggest the name. My budget is within 35000/- and I lives in a small semi-
    urban area.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Both are equally good. Just check nearby service center and take demo before finalizing.

      You may also check LG 32LS3700 or Samsung UA32H4100AR

      • prradeep kumar

        Thank you so much sir for your valuable suggestion..

  • Jayesh Bane

    Hi nitin,
    I am planning to buy 42 inches led tv (full hd smart tv)which would be best brand to go with lg,samsung or sony. Which company has most durable led panel? I have looked around internet and various consumer forums and it seems that most led tv panels give up on average after 1.5 to 2 yrs ie: after 1yrs company warranty. Can you throw some light on this. I guess gone are those days when your tv lasted for 10 yrs or more.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned in my post that since LG uses IPS panel which is superior compared to PVA panels. Personally i will not suggest to spend extra for Smart TV features.

      The life of LED cannot be measured in years but in viewing hours. The life of LED panel is between 30,000 Hrs to 60,000 Hrs with average being 40,000 viewing hours. If you watch TV for 8 Hrs daily than it may last 13 years. The life is low due to other factors like voltage fluctuation, moisture, magnetic field etc.

  • Ravi Bhatia

    Hi Nitin,

    Can u please let me which panel is best IPS or PVA…coz yesterday I look Panasonic LEd Full HD with IPS pannel and authorised dealers told me IPS is better to other Pannel but Sony dealers was told me in IPS pannel (2 layer)TV picture quality so bright not real , I am so confused which is better coz I don’t find any IPS pannel in Sony….

    My requirment is Full HD 40 inch LED Please suggest me which brand is perfact Sony or Panasonic and which pannel is SOny.

    Regards
    Ravi Bhatia

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      As i mentioned in my post, IPS panels are superior compared to PVA Panels. Sony uses PVA panels. You may take demo of both of the LED TV’s in Store/Demo mode to check the quality.

  • Antony

    Nitin,

    Planning to buy LG 47LB5820. Is this the latest version of 47 inch, smart HD? How good is this model.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I will not recommend

      • Antony

        Can you recommend a good 47 inch, smart HD model without 3D?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Not too many options without 3D in 47 inch segment. You may check LG 47LE4600 or LG 47LH90QR

  • amit

    Very useful review and discussion Mr Bhatia. I have a quick question. In my budget I narrowed down to LG 32LN541B and LG 32LN5110. But which one to choose?? I don’t watch TV much, but buying it to watch world cup 2014. Sound and picture quality matters to me the minimum time i spend on TV. Also, if possible, I may try to use it as monitor of a desktop computer (possible with the resolution TV comes in?). Please suggest something.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote for LG 32LN5110

      • amit

        Thank you very much Mr Bhatia. I have placed order for LG 32LN5110 today. In a almost monopolized market where i live in the Northeast India the local vendor is charging me 26.5 K. Now I need to zero on a DTH service, in my mind I have airtel digital TV. Hope I have a good TV experience. Thanks again.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Congrats for new purchase and Happy viewing !!!

  • nidhi

    hello nitin sir..i am planning to buy a led with 3d option..kindly suggest a best 3d tv wid good sound quality and durability..and pls tell home theater is best ot 3d led tv is best..ou budget is between 50,000-75,000

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You have not mentioned screen size. Please let me know the same.

  • King Kwei Commey

    I just bought an lg 32nl4900 nice picture display but the picture is a little darker…what should I do now…is it the energy saving feature

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If energy saving feature is ON than please select OFF. Also you may adjust the Backlight, Brightness & Sharpness to adjust the picture quality. Sometimes it also depend on quality of channel i.e. Digital signal is better compared to Analogue.

  • Sandipan Bhattacharya

    Hi!
    I am planning to buy resonably good 42” TV. Smart is not require. 3D is optional but not ready to pay extra for this. But getting confused with edgelit LED and backlit LED. Pls suggest some good models.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Edge LEDs: LEDs are at rim of the screen. These LED’s spread the light equally behind the screen
      Full LED: LED’s are everywhere behind the screen. Backlight LEDs are controlled individually to control light & color in that particular part of screen.

      Edge LED is most commonly used and Full LED is technologically superior.

      Please let me know your budget so that i can suggest accordingly.

  • hit

    SIR i want to buy lg 32lb582b .so please give me suugggg

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for it.

  • http://batman-news.com Bhaskar prasad

    Hi Sir Your blog is very informative. I am planning to buy 32 inches LED tv and i love to play games through play station, and my budget is 25k can you please suggest me a model that would fit my requirements

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Currently in the market there is no model of 32 inch LED TV available within budget of 25k. You may consider LCD TV.

  • nitin saini

    Hello Nitin, I want to buy an LED tv of
    22inch. I have 2 option 1 is Sony BRAVIA 22 inches HD LCD KLV-22BX350. & 2nd is Samsung 22F5100 (Joy Series) 22 Inches Full HD Slim
    LED Television, both r same price.
    Which is the best?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote is for Sony KLV-22BX350

      • nitin saini

        thnks Nitin,
        one more new 2014 model Sony BRAVIA KLV-22P402B 22 Inches Full HD LED price is same 13500.

        plz suggest me or best option full hd 22-23 inch tv.

        my buget around 13 k
        company- LG/Samsung/Sony

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          I have not reviewed this model yet therefore cannot comment. Apologies for same.

  • ranjith

    hi nitin..

    i like to buy a 55 inch led 3d tv.. i am confused between sony w950 b , samsunf f7500 and lg la6200.. can u suggest which one to go for..thanks
    ranjith

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 55LA6200

      • ranjith

        hi nitin..

        i went to showroom and saw the latest 2014 models.. lg 55 inch lb 6500 and sony 55 inch w950 b.. lg costs around 1.4k with sound bar free and sony costs around 1.6 k.. samsung new model s 55f7000 is around 1.75k… in lg and sony its passive 3d. i think passive is better.can u help me out
        thanks
        ranjith

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You are right Passive 3D is better technology.

  • suchi

    Hi Nitin,
    I’m Planning to buy 55 inch 3D TV with a budget of about 150K. please suggest a most reliable, trusted brand with model no. in all aspects. Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Suchi

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may check out following models

      Samsung UA55H6400AR (LED), LG 55LA6200 (LED), Sony KDL-55EX710 (LCD), Sony KDL-55EX720 (LCD) or Samsung UA55ES6200R (LED)

      • suchi

        Hi Nitin,
        Thanks for your valuable advice. can you please suggest the best one among all mentioned above. Which one you prefere first amoung all.
        Thanks in advance

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          If i have to buy for my home, i will buy LG 55LA6200 (LED)

  • Simranjit Singh Marwah

    Hi Nitin,

    I have selected LG 32LB563B. Shall i go ahead and buy it. My budget is 25k – 30k.

    Hello People,

    Anyone of you using LG 32LB563B. You can share your experience. Appreciate your feed back to this.

    Thanks & regards,
    Simranjit Singh

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      This is very new model in the market and not many reviews are available. I have not reviewed this model yet. You may check the specifications and go ahead.

  • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

    Very valid point…Thanks for sharing

  • anuroop v

    HI Nitin,

    Could you please recommend a 32″ LED tv withn 30-35K with good picture and sound quality?

    Thanks,
    Anuroop

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may check LG 32LN5400, LG 32LS4600 or Sony KLV-32R422B (It has only 1 USB Port)

  • priyanka

    hi i m thinking of 40” led but budget is 40-45 K any good option

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You need to slightly increase your budget by 4k. You may check LG 42LS3450 or LG 42LN5120

  • darkpriest55

    where is the nearest Lg shoppe in novaliches?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Unfortunately you may not find LG Shoppe in your neighborhood as LG Shoppe’s are opened in India only.

      • darkpriest55

        ooppppps sorry

  • Hiten

    LG 22LN4305 FULL HD IS THIS A BETTER THEN SONY 22 FULL HD BOTH ARE FOR 13500 EACH
    please advise i may buy today. waiting for your reply

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      In 22 inch segment Full HD or HD ready will not make any difference. You may go for either of two models shortlisted by you.

  • Bhuvan

    Hi, Thanks for your research. Do you have a view on Videocon VJB40FG B1?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Hi, i have not reviewed this model yet therefore cannot comment on same.

  • Amit Tendulkar

    I am planning to buy a 40 inch LED TV. i am
    confused between Sony 40R482B, Samsung H5100 & LG 42LB5610. Can u suggest
    which one to go for.. thanks

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Sony 40r482b

      • Amit Tendulkar

        Thanks Nitin. But when I m comparing Sony 40R482B With LG 42LB5610, LG 5610 has advance IPS, Bollywood mood, Speaker Output RMS 20W (1 way 2 speakers) etc. features. Can u please elaborate y sony?
        Plz let me know, It will be really helpful for me.
        Thanks in advance.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          At macro level IPS panels are superior compared to PVA panel but it is not universal rule thus not applicable in situation when you have shortlisted few models to choose from. In your scenario, i have suggested best out of three models shortlisted by you. Companies keep adding 1000 of features which are of no use. I can assure you will never use Bollywood mood and will definitely opt for customized settings.

          Between 3 models shortlisted by you, Sony has better picture and sound quality.

  • souvik

    Hi nitin…. i m planning to buy a 40-42 inch smart led 3d TV…
    Sony 40W900A & Samsung (40)F7500 & LG 42LB6700. Can u Suggest me which one to go for… thanks….

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LB6700

  • thokchom

    Hi nitin

    I,am planning to buy a led tv. My choices are
    47lb6500, 50lb6500,47lb6500,47lb6700 and 47lb750t. All are LG Products. kindly helps me in taking my decision.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 50LB6500

  • vishwdeep verma

    Hi I am planning to buy 32inch led tv in 25-27 budget. Pls suggest.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      LG 32LN4900 or LG 32LN5120

      • vishwdeep.hr@gmail.com

        Dear Nitin, Thanks for suggestion, however I have got LN 5110 in 25k. Is it good choice? Also please confirm whether it has IPS Panel or not?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Its a good choice. LG 32LN5110 has IPS panel. Happy viewing..

      • vishwdeep

        Wat about 32LN5110?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You may go for it

  • priyabrata prusty

    Hi Nitin,

    I am planning to buy 32 inch led tv. I am in a confusion to buy between 3 models.
    Can you please help?

    1. Toshiba 32P2305
    2. Panasonic Viera TH-L32SV6D
    3. Panasonic Viera TH-32A410D

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for Panasonic Viera TH-L32SV6D

      • priyabrata prusty

        Is there any particular reason for choosing Panasonic Viera TH-L32SV6D over Toshiba 32P2305??? i mean when i compared the specs of both the model & saw the picture quality i found the toshiba was better than panasonic. The only thing stopping me is the brand.Whether to trust or not toshiba??

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Panasonic is more reliable, better service network and use components of reputed manufacturers.

  • dr.kamleshKUMARHARSH

    My plan is to buy 46 inch led tv to see only tv and movies.kindly tell me which company is best hd. Led

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Samsung UA46B7000 or Samsung UA46C6200UR

  • nitin saini

    samsung 22f5100(full hd) or 23f4003(HD ready)
    please Suggest

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      please share complete model no. it should be Samsung UA22F5000AR

      • nitin saini

        hi Nitin.
        model no. is
        1. Samsung- UA23F4003ARLXL(HD Ready)
        2. Samsung- UA22F5100ARLXL(Full HD)
        both are around same price 13500 rs
        plz suggest me best led for my bed Room.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You may go for Samsung UA22F5100AR

  • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

    I will not suggest this model. LG’s IPS panel is much superior compared to PVA panel used by Samsung or Sony

  • Siva Nag

    Hello Sir How is lg 42lb750t model ia m just buy this TV can you review in this TV the 3d settings mode is disabled how to enabled it

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may check the operating manual for 3D settings

      • Rahul

        Hi Nitin sir,
        I want to know whether the figure appears in usage info is minutes or not. The figure divided by 60 gives the usage hours. Am I correct ?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          The usage info is displayed in hours.

  • thokchom

    Hi Nitin sir,

    I want to buy a 46-50 inch good and reliable LED SMART & 3D feature TV.

    I had sorted out 3 model from different Brand.Kindly help me in taking my decision.

    1. LG: 50LB6500.

    2. SAMSUNG: UA48H6400AR.

    3. SONY: KDL-50W800B.

    Awaiting your results eagerly.
    Thanks with regards.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Sir, i have already answered this query twice on my blog and google forum.

  • waran

    Hello Mr.Nitin,
    I wanna buy 40-42″.
    shortlisted few models, kindly help in deciding right choice. budget range is 50-60K
    1. LG42LB5820
    2. LG42LB5610
    3. Sony KDL-42W700B
    4. Samsung UA40H5500

    IPS panel images are darker compared to PVA i.e contrast is lesser, your comment pls

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      While demo, the sales executive intentionally keep best settings for models which they would like to sell more. I suggest that you can request sales executive to put all models on “Store Demo” or in “Demo Mode” for apple to apple comparison.

      I have not reviewed LG models yet as they are new in market. Samsung model shortlisted by you is good to go.

      • waran

        Thank You

  • kitya

    plz suggest me a good 46″ 3D television…..im confused between sony lg and Samsung…may be upto 90k

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may check following models
      LG 47LA6200 or LG 47LM6200

  • Suresh K

    Dear Nitin

    Ur research is very informative. Thanks for sharing ur views. I’m planning to buy a smart TV (LED seems only option as LCD and Plasma not available in this range). Which co should i prefer and can u suggest the model as well?
    My choice is between Sony, Panasonic, LG and sumsung. I had almost finalised Samsung 50F6800 (50″ LED, smart+3D) but then read ur post and gave it a second thought. Will be glad to benefit from ur experience.. Thanks

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      In 50 inch you will not get many options. You may go for either 47 inch or 50 inch. In these 2 segments lot of options are available. You may check out following models
      LG 47LV3730, LG 47LV5500, LG 55LA8600, LG 47LA6620, LG 47LA8600 or LG 55LW6500

      Few models might not be available in your city

  • aditya khanna

    yes thanks for the info, but tell me shall i buy led tv or monitor , monitor has more warranty than tv

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If you would like to use more for gaming then i will suggest Monitor but if will be using more for viewing TV then you may go for TV

  • Ashok

    Which LED is better Sony 40W900A or LG 40LA6620 ? price no bar

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      My vote for LG 42LA6620

  • Ashok

    Which LED is better Sony 40W900A or LG 42LA6620 ? price no bar

  • Vamsi

    is 47LB750T latest model? is it suggestible?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Its a new model, i have not reviewed it yet but from specifications it look good on paper. You may take the demo and decide.

  • Yuvaraj Korkankar

    planning to buy LG 32LB582B but also liked LG 32LN571B and also Sony KDL 32W600A.
    Plz Suggest the Best Option.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I have not reviewed LG 32LB582B yet. Between other 2 models, you may go for Sony KDL-32W600A

      • Yuvaraj Korkankar

        Thanks Nitin Bhai for ur valuable response and feedback.
        Cheers….

  • Ranjeet

    Hi Nitin,

    Scratching around for 42inch LED tv smart +3D!!!! budget 60K

    shortlisted Pansonic TH-L42ET60D.. smart +3d. whats ur opinion.

    LGs 3D + smart is reaching around 78 :((

    Other option is I go for LG 3D without Smart and buy a converter (3000 Rs) to make it smart like Google chrome cast. what do you say ??

    Let me know ur suggestion. going to buy in 2-3 days
    Thanks

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Panasonic TH-L42ET60D is a good model. You may go for it.

      Buying an external converter is bit risky due to compatibility issues.

      • Ranjeet

        I heard Panasonic TH-L42ET60D is an old model and obselete. Is there any alternative in panasonic brand ?

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          The new model launched by company is just re-packaging of old model without any feature upgrade. In the name of new model, price of product is increased. In my opinion, it does not matter.

          You may check out LG.

  • John

    Which sony model to take 46W950A or 50W800B

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Both are same in performance but i will vote for Sony-KDL-46W950A because of better sound performance.

  • John

    In 40-47″ range wat are the best models 3D+smart currently available in the market

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Let me know the budget as the price range is very wide in this category.

  • GS

    Hi, planning to buy a 32 inches lcd/led in the range of 25-28000 with good sound and picture quality. pls suggest some good options.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 32LH20 or LG 32LN5150

      • GS

        thanks for the reply. how about lloyd LED televisions.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          My apologies but i have not reviewed lloyd LED TV’s. Without review i cannot suggest on same.

  • Sushant Sah

    Hi – good to see straight easy blog – which everyone can understand.

    I bought sony lcd 40 inch monolith, for playing ps3 games 10 months back, worked fine, which now i have given to my mom.

    I am planning to buy a new lcd / led tv for gaming (open to other reputed brands including sony), movie – more than 40 inch (room 12 x 18)
    what you will suggest.

    thanks
    sushant

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      If you need specifically for gaming purpose then i will suggest you to go ahead with gaming monitor. For good gaming screen you need high motion rate and better response time. The LED / LCD TV’s are not suitable for high motion games. You may consider Gaming Monitor.

      • Sushant Sah

        Hi
        I could find bigger size than 32 screens.

        1.
        Could you suggest 1-2 good tested brands with approx price.

        2.
        Do they connect with PC or with ps3 / ps4 consoles,
        As i have ps3 and will be upgrading to ps4.

        3.
        What happens to sound output.

        thanks
        sushant

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Unfortunately, i have not reviewed gaming monitors therefore will not be able to comment. My sincere apologies for same.

      • Gamniac

        That’s not necessarily true,especially not when he talks about console gaming,people need to stop spreading this false information,only reason i would suggest a real gaming monitor is when you decide to play without Vsync on real high FPS (around 120FPS for starters) even with a PC a locked steady 60FPS is enjoyable,i play racing games,FPS etc etc.

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          All quality games are high motion games @ 120 fps. You can play on 60 fps screen but you will see screen tearing

  • anuraag

    lg led tv is having very less sound than sony bravia or samsung.why is this so as both are using the same two 10 watt speakers?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Please check by putting all 3 models in demo mode.

  • harry

    Hi.. very good article. How about the lesser known brands like VU, or LLOYD or now even LED panel coming by micromax etc. Features wise they are matching with the bigger brands, but how about the panels they are using?

    Observed that Videocon and sansui picture is no way near to Samsung or Sony. Toshiba Razda also not satisfactory. Still haven’t been able to view VU etc. still. Kindly give your advice on which brand to go for….

    Also for a viewing distance of 5-7 feet which size would you suggest (32″ or 29″) and also the brand,

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      For 5-7 feet you may go for 24 inch or 28 inch screen size.

      As i have not reviewed the brands mentioned by you therefore cannot comment on same right now.

  • varun

    sir, i have some confusion .

    1.i am confused about going for hd or full hd in 32 inch led.
    2. in full hd which one is best
    panasonic th-l32e6d
    sony klv-32r482b
    samsung f5100
    LG lb5610
    3, in hd which one is good

    LG 32ln5650
    samsung h4000
    sony r422B
    Pansonic TH L32B60d

    please also keep audio quality in mind while suggesting .
    reply as soon as possible.

    regards

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      1. In 32 inch segment, HD Ready or Full HD does not make any difference.
      2. NA
      3. My vote for Samsung UA32H4000AR. If sound is very imp criterion then go for LG 32ln5650

  • maya

    i want to bye 40 or 42″ 3d tv for my room size 20′*12′. tv should have good picture quality & good sound. price does not matter.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 42LB6700, LG 42LB6500 or Sony KDL-40HX850

  • yogesh bhatt

    Dear Nitin

    First of all i would like to thank you for creating this portal.I was looking for something like this so may be i can get the help here.
    I am planning to buy a TV around 40 or 42 inches….now not sure of LED or LCD or 3D..but It should be good in picture and sound quality..As I will be using it for viewing TV shows and Movies or News..Not looking for something in gaming or internet purposes…I am tight on budget so pls suggest something cheap and nice…I hope you understand my requirement..

    Regards
    Yogesh bhatt

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      The price variance is very wide in this bucket. Please let me know your budget so that i can suggest the best within your budget.

      • yogesh bhatt

        35000…approx

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          You may go for Mitashi MiE040v01 FHD, Panasonic VIERA TH-P42X20D, Akai L40A20 or Sansui SAN40FB-AM

  • Raj

    Hi Nitin,
    I would like to tell you that you have done a very informative blog about the TVs which many people today are confused about. This is very helpful info who are looking for a budget and satisfying specs TV for their homes. I also want to add up that, I see you write ups for loans and all of that, I need assistance on availing a Personal Loan and I’m a salaried person. Tried in many banks but all they ask is for min 25-30k salary which I dont have. I am looking for a small amount of personal Loan within the commitment of salary I get. Can U plz assist me with this. Thanks and Regards.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Please let me know the nature of assistance you need from my end..I will definitely try my best.

  • Rahul

    Hi Nitin sir,
    I have 42 LV3730 LG television. I am encountering
    complications in understanding the product/service info within menu
    Tab. The product/service info reads 794 . Does it mean that the
    television has been used for 794 hours so far ?

    Also I want to use the TV as a monitor. Can I find a cable with HDMI port at one end and DVI at another end ?

    Thank you for help !

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Usage hours is 794 Hours. You need to find right cable for same. Cable compatibility is a major issue therefore request you should buy from authorized store only.

  • SUSHILKM

    PLS REVIEW / TELL YOUR OPINION ABOUT ONIDA 3D LED’S,

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I have not reviewed Onida 3D LED’s. I will review it shortly and share my opinion.

  • Santhanakumar

    I am planning to buy 40 or 42 inch LED tv. MY conclusion would be on SOny or Samsung.
    I want to know which one i can go for?. and also which model would fit for great experience ?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Please let me know your budget.

  • Sagar Shah

    I Am Planning To Buy A TV Of 40 – 42″ And The Budget Is 25000 To 50000.
    Let Me Know Any Brand For This Requriment. With Good Picture Quality And Good Sound.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may check Sony KLV-40BX300, Samsung LA40D550K1R or Sony KLV-40NX520

      • Sagar Shah

        What are dey costing? And are they smart tv?

        • Sagar Shah

          And sir, let me knw which is good among this?
          1.Samsung – 40H5100 and 40H5500
          2.Lg – L56
          3.FUNIA

          • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

            Please share complete model nos

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Cost may vary from city to city but they are within 50k range.

  • Kumar

    I am planning to buy a 32″LED TV. but i can’t choose whether SONY 32R482B
    or LG 32LB5820.
    Please suggest me sir.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for LG 32LB5820

      • kumar

        Thanks u very much for your suggestion.

        Is there any HD display quality reduction due to IPS PANEL in LG 32LB5820 compared to SONY 32R482B??

  • JATIN

    HELLO NITINJI, I WANT TO PURCHASE 40 ” LED OR 42″ LED PLS SUGGEST BEST ONE AS MY BUDGET IS AROUND 50K , ALSO SUGGEST RIGHT NOW EBAY AND OTHER ONLINE PORTAL OFFERING IMPORTED LED TV WITH HUGE DISCOUNT WHEATHER IS IT ADVISABLE OR NOT TO BUY FROM THEM ?..

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Not many options but you may check LG 42LB550A, LG 42LB5510 or LG 42LN5120

      I will not suggest online purchase of LED TV.

  • kumar

    Thanks u very much for your suggestion.

    Is there any HD display quality reduction due to IPS PANEL in LG 32LB5820 compared to SONY 32R482B??

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      I have already answered this query.

  • ashok

    Thanks u very much for your suggestion.

    Is there any HD display quality reduction due to IPS PANEL in LG 32LB5820 compared to SONY 32R482B??

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      IPS panels are superior compared to PVA panels. There is no quality reduction in HD display of IPS panels.

  • sachin

    hii nitin, i have a query , i am having videocon thunderbird 22inch. i am unable to run videos on it . can smart tv adaptor available in the market make my tv to run all video formats. please suggest.

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      Smart TV adaptor can run all supported formats but before purchase check the compatibility with your TV.

  • diana

    Hi Nithin,
    I am planning to buy a 40/42 inch led tv and had decided to go with LG. However when I visited a few shops, I saw Onida, which is much cheaper (39 inch Ondia TV is around 29K, where as LG/Sony/Samsung are around 55K). Could not notice any noticeable picture clarity with Onida. So is it worth gong with Onida as it is almost half the price. Also 50 inch model is only 50K.

    • Rajan pothuval

      I also had the same doubt… Ondia was a market leader before the international brands came to india… so I believe their quality cannot be so bad. Also in the showroom, we can’t feel the difference in the picture quality compared with LG/Smasung. So why should we pay 25K extra -

      • sachin

        Philips 40PFL4758 is also available around 35K

        • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

          Just check whether you will get proper bill or not. Along with VAT and other taxes, this model is for around 40k.

          • sachin

            Hi Nithin, if it is 40K, do you recommend the Philips model ? from some reviews, I heard that picture clarity is awesome, but sound clarity is not good. any way, I am planning to buy a small home theatre system also along with the TV (whichever is the TV)…

            • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

              Within budget of 40k, its a good buy else you may consider LG, Sony or Samsung.

      • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

        As i understand, Onida does not have any manufacturing facility for LED TV’s. They are importing completely built unit from China and re-branding it as Onida whereas in case of LG or other prominent brands, they have their own manufacturing facilities thus better control on quality parameters.

    • Rahul

      Hi,
      I have the same confusion, just saw Onida 40 inch led in 40k which has 3D I compared it with LG and Samsung and couldn’t find any visible difference in full hd. Also saw AOC 40″ at 44k with 3D and was good too. I failed to compare the normal 480p video’s which I will be doing soon but has anybody bought Onida/AOC?
      Can anybody please share their experience?

  • Fahad

    Hello, very nice review. I am planning to buy the newly launched LG 47LB750T or LG 50LB6500, I wanted to know how would both the tv’s compare in respect to picture quality and black levels. Also, I saw in the specification that lb750t has DVB-T2 whereas lb6500 has only DVB-T, I want to know what would be more useful for me here in India or is there any use of it at all?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      DVB-T2 is Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial which is an extension of DVB-T. This technology is used to carry HDTV signals on Terrestrial TV. In India, it does not have any utility or relevance as DVB is an European consortium.

      In terms of pic quality, i will suggest LG 47LB750T

  • Fahad

    Should I also consider the newly launched Samsung 48H6400, what advice would you give me? Is Samsung still using lottery in its panels as of now?

    • http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ Nitin Bhatia

      You may go for it. Samsung is using PVA panels through lottery.

  • Sanjay

    Hi Nitin,

    Details are very helpful. I am planning to buy 32 inch LED, can you please suggest me on below
    1. HD or Full HD (How much it differs?)
    2. What about Videocon?….. VJW32FH?
    3. Suggest if any other better option around 30-35K

    Thank You,
    Sanjay

  • Hitesh Madan

    Hello nitin,this Is hitesh,dear i am planning to purchase 24 inch tv lcd/led i am still confuse and i have to purchase it in a week,i request you to please suggest a brand which one is the full hd good sound brand and also suggest model no plz.