If one is ready to spend a handsome amount of money, the best television technology and massive screens are ready to be picked up.
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Quantum LED (QLED) are two of the top TV technologies that offer the best picture quality today. Of course, calling either TV technology the best depends on what price range we are talking about. A premium 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV will probably be better than a basic OLED TV. It is all a question of the series that we are comparing.
Another feature to look for in a 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel resolution) TV is the High Dynamic Range (HDR), which is the contrast between the darkest black parts and the brightest part of the screen.
Considering that we are comparing TVs that have similar technologies and in about the same price range, OLEDs will generally have better picture output. This is because OLEDs do not have any backlighting and each LED in the panel is either on or off. An LED that is off will obviously show a deeper black than in backlit TVs. QLED TVs still need backlighting.
However, there is a belief that QLED technology is catching up with OLED. QLED was developed by Samsung, while OLED comes mainly from LG but adopted by other companies.
DH looks at a few of the most expensive and high-end TV sets that can be bought in India. Smaller screen sizes of these and similar models will be cheaper:
LG OLED77W8PTA (77-inch screen) – MRP Rs 32,99,990
This is the most expensive TV that is in the market at present. This is a Smart TV with a 77-inch OLED 4K HDR screen.
a9 master processor
Dolby Vision HDR
Dolby Digital decoder
4.2 channel speaker system with 60W sound and 20W subwoofer
Dolby Atmos sound
Bluetooth connectivity and wireless sound sync to LG media devices
AI ThinQ with voice command search and voice recognition
Wi-Fi connectivity with remote keys to Netflix and Amazon
Cloud photo and video access
360-degree virtual reality
External HDD recording support
USB, HDMI, LAN, optical out, headphone out connectors
Samsung 88Q9FMA (88-inch screen) – MRP Rs 24,99,900
This 4K HDR Smart TV set has a bigger 88-inch screen but this is with the QLED display technology.
Q Engine media processor
No gap wall mount
Precision black local dimming
Dolby Digital Plus audio
4.2 channel speaker with woofer with 60W sound output
Smart voice interaction
TV to mobile mirroring
HDMI, USB, optical out, component, composite, ethernet ports
Auto power off
Sony KD-85X9000F (85-inch screen) – MRP Rs 12,99,900
This is an LED (not OLED) 4K Ultra HDR Smart TV with an 85-inch screen. This is probably one of the most expensive plain LED-backlit LCD TV sets available in the country.
X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor
X-Motion Clarity for minimum blur
Dynamic backlight control with local dimming
Narrow aluminium frame
Works with Alexa, can connect with Google Home
S-Force Front Surround Sound with ClearAudio+ sound processing
20W speaker output
Dolby and DTS surround sound
Component, USB, HDMI, HDCP, ethernet ports
Panasonic TH-65FZ1000D (65-inch screen) – MRP Rs 4,49,900
This is a Smart TV with an OLED 4K UHD 65-inch display panel.
HCX signal processor, Hexa Chroma Drive PRO
Cinema Surround Production
10 driver speaker system with passive radiators and 80W of sound
Voice interaction and guidance
HDMI, USB, ethernet, component and composite video, optical audio out, headphone out ports