The arrival of curved TVs changed the decade-old outlook that televisions should be flat. However, it is not hard to foresee that the curved TVs may not be able to replace flat screen TVs on a mass scale. Yet, for a select few, curved TVs offer benefits over and above the sense of immersion, that could have never been imagined with the traditional flat screens. Take a look at some of the best curved televisions in India that we have rounded up, later we delve into the guide for selecting the best curved TV.
Well, the LG 55EG960T is a visual treat with its 4K OLED display panel. An OLED display assures perfect black output while maintaining the brightness of whites, resulting in an unbelievable display quality. The viewing is better at any angle compared to an LCD or LED displays. The sound quality is also on par with the display as the speakers have been designed by Harman Kardon. Apart from this, you also get all the standard features available in curved smart TVs. If you can afford the LG 55EG960T, well this TV is the best experience you can get.
The Sansui SNC55CX0ZSA is an Ultra HD Curved smart TV which was launched earlier this month. The design is incredibly stylish with the ultrathin black bezels. The TV displays 1.06 billion colours along with its 3840 x 2160 resolution. The sound output is pretty powerful with the built-in range of stereo speakers. The device runs on Android v4.2 Lollipop along with Wi-Fi and network Ethernet port. At the price point, the device is priced slightly on the higher side.
It is interesting to see how Samsung is trying to cater to customers at two extreme ends. While it offers low-cost curved TVs, with UA65KS9000KLXL Ultra HD Curved LED TV Samsung has set the bar pretty high. The design boasts of a complete bezel-less design with a minimalistic stand. Samsung has employed its Quantum Dot technology to enhance the colour expression. The quad-core processor ensures faster performance to match with all other features. The Samsung Smart View app can be used for effortless connectivity.
It is understandable if you have not even heard about CloudWalker. The company has been operational in India since the last four years. Although CloudWalker has only recently forayed into the television segment, their product offerings are pretty decent. The Cloud 55 SU-C is smart curved 4k TV priced at a competitive rate of Rs 84,499. It offers Xluminous display panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels along with 8w X2 speaker output. You also get other great features as standard such as HDMI ports, USB ports, dual Wi-Fi connectivity to stream 4k content, etc. CloudWalker also offers a two years comprehensive warranty including labour costs, which is a good deal at this price.
Vu is making in-roads in the TV segment with a top-quality product at competitive prices. The Vu TL65C1CUS is not cheap but the pricing is completely justified considering the product offered. The device is packed with an Ultra HD 4K display that ensures life-like picture quality. The audio output is a let-down, and so is the design. However, the Nscreen feature that allows you to watch the content on your mobile device directly into the TV makes cross-device viewing extremely straightforward. There are no motion or touch sensors available in the Vu TL65C1CUS.
The Samsung Series 6 40K6300-BF Full HD is a one of the best curved TV offered by Samsung. The design is unique and strange at the same time. There are four metallic legs that can be interchanged to tilt the TV for bedtime viewing. Will all users interchange it every night to tilt the TV? The option is available if you are keen on tilted screen. The sound quality is decent with the Dolby Digital Plus speakers. The TV is a good buy for all the Samsung fans out there.
I am sure the list must have definitely enhanced your interest in buying a curved television. Let me share some key pointers that you should consider before finalising a TV. The whole idea of curved television is to offer a more immersive viewing experience. However, there is not a ground-breaking difference in comparison to a flat OLED, so you need to keep your expectations realistic.
In case of curved TVs bigger the screen, better the experience. So, try to select the largest screen as per the dimensions of your room. Don’t hesitate to go for a few extra cms. Give substantial importance to the design of the television as one of the reason to buy a curved TV is because they look cool.
The contrast and sharpness of the display are important to get a uniform viewing experience from across the room. Finally, be sure before buying the curved screen TV as they may look a little awkward if mounted on wall.
|LG 138cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) Curved OLED Smart TV (55EG960T)||NA||9||9||9||8||6||8.3|
|Samsung UA65KS9000KLXL Ultra HD Curved LED TV||NA||8||9||9||8||7||8.2|
|CLOUD TV 55SU-C||84,499||6||8||7||8||7||7.1|
|Vu TL65C1CUS Ultra HD (4K) Curved LED Smart TV||119,999||6||8||6||7||8||6.9|
|Samsung 101.6 cm (40 inches) Series 6 40K6300-BF Full HD||51,950||6||7||7||7||7||6.7|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, Reviewed, Rtings, The Review Index, and TV nama.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list, LG 138cm (55 inch) Ultra HD (4K) Curved OLED Smart TV (55EG960T) which is the expert pick had a score spilt of:
Expert review: 8.1/10
Expert reviews from trusted websites: 8.6/10 (CNET)
User reviews: 7.2/10 (Flipkart)
Overall expert score: 8/10 (rounded off)
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