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The Best TV To Buy: Buyer’s Guide

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Shopping for a new TV can be challenging; with so many different models out there. From picking between HD or 4K HDR to choosing the right brand from Samsung, Panasonic, LG and Sony, it can be hard to know where to start. Our expert guide will help you find the best TV.

From smart features to design, each brand has its own way of doing things. While you might have an idea of the basic features you want from your TV, like size or resolution, those are likely available from a variety of brands. So which one is right for you? To help you navigate the messy world of TVs, we put together a brief starter guide to the leading TV brands in Uganda

Some of the best TV Brands

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  1. SAMSUNG

    Samsung 50" Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV

    Samsung is the market leader in TVs with huge ranges spanning cheap TVs to high-end, big-screen sets costing millions of shillings. Samsung TVs are best for bright rooms and unique sets.

  2. LG

    LG 55″ LED 4K Smart TV, 55UK6100PVA

    LG produces the best OLED TVs for movies and gaming and descent LED models for big groups. The LG line of TVs suit every room and budget. From premium OLED and the ultimate LED TV, NanoCell, to our wider Ultra HD range

  3. SONY

    Sony 32" HD LED Smart TV

    Sony TVs have fantastic color accuracy and smooth motion for movies and sports. Sony TV’s offer a wide variety of features ranging from smart TVs with 4K HDR Full Array LED to standard HD with Wi-Fi capabilities. Sony televisions provide superb TV resolution and audio quality with full HD and 4K LED TVs

  4. PANASONIC

    Panasonic 55" 4K UHD LED Smart TV

    One of the leading manufacturers of TV’s, Panasonic have a huge range of screens that will suit any budget or room size. Panasonic’s Smart TVs feature a range of dedicated apps that bring online entertainment to the big screen

  5. PHILIPS

    Philips has long been synonymous with cutting edge television technology and, as its current TV collection proves, this highly regarded Dutch brand remains something of a pioneer, making top of the range models equipped with the latest OLED technology to compact and affordable LCD sets

  6. TOSHIBA

    Bringing more colour, passion and power to home entertainment, Toshiba is spear heading the future of TV through aspirational design and trend-setting boasting fantastic LED technology and 4K Ultra HDs

  7. SHARP

    Sharp offers a wide range of TV’s with excellent picture quality and immersive sound. Their 4K and FHD TVs offer up-to-the-minute smart technology in a range of sizes

  8. HISENSE

    Hisense 43/55/65" UHD Series 6 Android Smart 4K TV

    Hisense TVs undercut rivals while offering similar specs and stylish designs, making them an attractive prospect for anyone looking for a high-end TV without a matching price. A big chunk of the market in Uganda is taken up by budget TVs offered by Hisense.

The different types of TVs explained: OLED vs. LED vs. LCD

Major TVs typically come in three varieties: OLED, LED, or LCD. OLED allows for smooth and colorful images with great contrast. In an OLED, each individual pixel self-illuminates, so you can control images at a pixel level. LED and backlit LCDs can be cheaper, but require an external source of light which increases the components so are chances of the TV breaking down or needing repair. There’s also QLED, which is just an LED with a brighter screen. OLED TVs are our top choice, but they don’t come cheap. If you cannot get an OLED, your next best bet would be an LED TV, followed by an LCD.

How much should I spend?

While LG, Samsung, and Sony all make superb high-end sets, their budget and midrange sets are often outshined by up-and-comer TCL and Hisense, which offers relative quality at a great price. Larger TVs are typically more expensive, and stepping down to a 55- or 50-inch model will bring the price down.

Best TV features to look for

Resolution:

This is the number of pixels on the screen. More pixels mean more details. Anything above 4K is aptly referred to as Ultra HD. With Ultra HD sets, you also get High Dynamic Range (HDR), which allows for better contrast with a wider array of colors. That’s why you shouldn’t buy a TV with less than 4K resolution.

Screen size:

You can sit twice as close to a 4K UHD TV thanks to better resolution, so pick the largest size that will fit in your space and budget.

Smart TVs:

Today, most TVs are smart, meaning they are WiFi connected and have built-in apps like Netflix and YouTube. Many TV brands offer their own unique platform, while some work with third parties like Roku to develop the interface. When shopping, if you like the TV but not the smart interface, you can always augment it with a relatively inexpensive media box.

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Q&A

How much is a 32 Inch TV in Uganda?

The current price of Hisense 32″ LED TV is UGX690,000 (digital) and UGX890,000 (smart). The price of LG 32″ LED TV is UGX1,250,000 (smart). The price of Samsung 32″ LED TV is UGX1,200,000 (smart). The price of Sony 32″ LED TV is UGX1,400,000 (smart). Get the latest prices by visiting Abanista.com

How much is a 43 Inch TV in Uganda?

The current price of Hisense 43″ LED TV is UGX1,300,000 (smart). The price of LG 43″ LED TV is UGX2,050,000 (standard) and UGX2,500,000 (smart). The price of Samsung 43″ UHD 4K TV is UGX2,800,000 (smart). Get the latest prices by visiting Abanista.com

How much is a 49 Inch TV in Uganda?

The current price of Hisense 49″ 4K Smart LED TV is UGX1,800,000. The price of LG 49″ 4K Smart LED TV is UGX3,450,000. Get the latest prices by visiting Abanista.com