In my newly renovated house, I have setup a new room for my son and I was shopping around for a TV in this room. My requirement was a LED TV which is 40 to 46 inches, Full HD, 3+ HDMI ports (as I had to connect his XBOX 360, TataSky DTH, DVD Player) and most importantly cost less than Rs.50000. I was clear I didn’t want to pay premium for a brand and No Smart TV as my son has got a Windows 8 Laptop with HDMI Port which he can connect if wants to do anything on the Internet. With this requirement I went looking for one online, in shops around the city (Croma, Reliance, Viveks) and I didn’t find what I was looking for. The Chinese brands like AoC, Vu or Indian brands like Videocon or Micromax had 39/40” at attractive rates but none of them had 3 HDMI ports.
After much search, I narrowed to this one – Toshiba 46PX200 LED TV (Brochure). I got a good deal for it from Snapdeal.com for Rs.51599 with free shipping (this was after discount of Rs.2701 from listed price). After 2 delays Snapdeal seller got the TV delivered to me in about 8 days. It came well packed in a wooden case and Toshiba engineer came next day to install it.
Specification of Toshiba 46PX200:
Size: 46 Inches, 4 HDMI ports, 2 x USB ports supporting 28 video file formats, Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and mostly importantly 3 years manufacturer warranty.
All worked fine and I was surprised to see that the TV had Ethernet/Wi-Fi and Internet Apps. There were apps for YouTube, Dailymotion and many other European news channels as well. What I liked most was the ease of YouTube setup, the TV showed a 6 digit hexadecimal and directed me to enter it from any browser at youtube.com/activate. I did that and that’s all it took to configure YouTube to my Google Account, no tedious entering of email ID, password with clumsy TV remote. The video playback was great. Overall my son is enjoying this TV & I consider this to be a good buy.