If you had told someone two decades ago that one day, we would be able to communicate with our TV sets, give them commands, and watch everything happening around the world right on our TV screens, they probably would have laughed you off. However, today, all of that has become a reality. In fact, Samsung’s smart TVs even let you control your office laptop remotely, and let you work on the TV screen! Every year, smart TV brands pull off something so audacious, that we are left bewildered, and wondering just what they can do next.
Three years ago, smart TVs were still in their infancy, and they weren’t as popular. However, with Xiaomi offering its popular 32-inch LED TV at pocket-friendly prices, we started asking ourselves, “Why not?” Why not give smart TVs a try? And since then, we have been enamoured with our LED TVs. We no longer have to depend on cable channels or set-top boxes. We are no longer at the mercy of our cable operators, demanding extra money just to get a couple of sports channels. Smart TVs have changed the way we consume content forever.
If you’re wondering just how smart TVs became so popular, here are a few benefits smart TVs offer, making them a sound investment decision.
There was a time when you had to spend close to Rs. 30,000 to buy a new LED TV. However, today, thanks to the entry of brands like Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus and VU, we can get a smart LED TV for Rs. 13,000 — less than half of what other LED TVs used to cost. For instance, the 32-inch LED TV price offered by Xiaomi is around Rs. 13,000, which has forced giants like Samsung to offer smart TVs for around Rs. 15,000 — Samsung’s Wondertainment 32-inch smart LED TV is currently priced at Rs. 15,500.
Smart TVs are more affordable than normal LED TVs, such as Sony Bravia 32-inch LED TV, which is available at a cost of Rs. 17,500. Thus, the best smart TVs in the country are more affordable, and there are a wide range of options to choose from for the consumers.
Smart TVs undoubtedly offer more than normal LED TVs. Smart TVs also let us do things we couldn’t have imagined just 3-4 years ago. For instance, Samsung’s Remote Access feature lets you connect your smart TV to your Windows PC or laptop wirelessly. You can then connect a keyboard and mouse to the TV via Bluetooth (or wires), and access files, use the desktop browser, or even play games!
At a time when most of us are working from home, working on a 32-inch LED TV, or a 45-inch LED TV instead of a 15-inch laptop offers us greater flexibility and convenience. Smart TVs also let us browse our social media accounts by downloading apps, and we can just as easily connect our smart TV to an external speaker, and turn the smart TV into a jukebox!
Explosion of OTT platforms
We have to get with the times, and the explosion of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar + Disney, over the past 3-4 years, has made consumers turn towards smart TVs. One no longer needs to own a laptop or a PC, or even have to squint into their smartphone screens to watch their favourite movies. All of these factors have resulted in smart TVs becoming popular, with Xiaomi alone selling over 5 million smart TV units in the country!
If you want to purchase the best smart TV, you don’t have to worry about the TV’s price tag. Just use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, and divide the cost of the new TV into convenient monthly instalments, which you can repay over flexible tenors ranging from 3-24 months.