Gudi Padwa is an auspicious occasion to buy all things new, be it property, gold or electronic devices. If you are looking to buy gadgets on this day, then you will be daunted by the special deals and discounts offered by brands as well as retail stores. We decided to run through offers put forth by retailers in newspapers as well as some online sites, only to realise that most of them aren't worth your penny. Having said that, there is one product category that may not disappoint you – and that is Televisions. The market is inundated with deals on LCDs, LEDs, 3D sets and Plasmas. In case you plan to buy a TV, then here are some deals you shouldn’t miss.
If you are looking for a 32-inch TV set, then there are a handful of deals to choose from. To begin with, AOC is offering the LE32A3520 for Rs 20,993, which will save you around Rs 9,000. This 32-inch HD ready LED TV with Real Color Engine and 16.7 million colours is ultra slim at 771 x 542 x 180 mm (with base). Sporting a 1366 x 768 resolution, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio. The television has built-in speakers with Dream Surround Sound (DSS) Technology, two USB ports, HDMI and includes multimedia features that will take care of your entertainment needs. This is a company offer and you can avail the same at most local electronic stores.
Micromax LED32K31 available for Rs 19,990
Another good budget option is the Micromax LED32K316, as for Rs 19,990 you will get an HD ready TV with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It features Zero Dots LED Panel that ensures you get crystal clear picture clarity. Further adding to the experience is Micromax’s Audio Visual Entertainment Architecture, which enhances the images as well as audio to provide a wholesome experience. It’s also quite slim at 516 x 200 x 750 mm. It features three HDMI ports and two USB ports. And to ensure good audio quality, it comprises a 5 band equaliser and SRS sound system. It also includes a headphone set. Its market price is Rs 25, 990 and this deal will save you Rs 6,000. Additionally, you will also get a free Micromax X099 mobile handset worth Rs 1,199. This offer can be availed at Vijay Sales outlets.
On the other hand, at Reliance Digital you can get the Panasonic 32 FHD LED TV 32E5D for Rs 34, 900 instead of Rs 44, 000. This full HD TV features 50Hz Panel Drive and supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which provides great picture clarity. It is capable of playing videos with resolutions up to 1080p, 1080i and 720p. Belonging to the E5 series, it comes with Vivid Colour Creation feature that improves colour levels of images by adjusting the brightness, saturation etc. while the audio output is augmented by V-Audio ProSurround and Dolby Pulse features. The TV provides good connectivity options as it includes four HDMI inputs along with two USB drives. Furthermore, it can be connected to the Internet through LAN connection. Reliance Digital also has a promotional offering where you can buy the TV by making a down payment of Rs 1 and then making the remaining payment via easy EMI option.
If you are looking for a plush 60-inch TV set, then eZone is offering a great deal on the LG 60PA6500. The MRP of the television set is Rs 1.6 lakhs and the offer price is Rs 99,990. The TV has a slim frame, full HD 1080p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It has an intelligent sensor that automatically optimises the picture to the lighting and colour conditions in the room. The TV occupies 54.6″ x 32.2″ x 2.1” space (without a stand) and comes with a long list of special and really handy features such as Smart Energy Saving, A/V Input Navigation, Input Labeling, Screen Adjust, Parental Control w/V-Chip, Key Lock and Closed Caption. The Smart Wizard II allows easy calibration with on-screen reference point for the key elements like black levels, sharpness, tint and so on.
Offering a host of special features
Another offer is a combo of a 32-inch and 22-inch TV set for as low as Rs 32,990, by Vijay Sales. It is great for someone on a tight budget, and you can get your hands on TVs for your living room and bedroom in that price. The 32-inch Sharp LED TV is backed by a 3-year warranty and has easy EMI options. The 22-inch Funai TV could be the bone of contention, though. Similarly, Kohinoor’s Think Big has on offer a 50-inch TV plus JBL 3D Blu-ray home theatre system for Rs 64,990. Similarly, it is offering a combo of full HD 42-inch and 32-inch LED TV for Rs 59,990, while the 32-inch and 22-inch LED TV combo is being sold for Rs 31,990. When we called to enquire, we were informed that we could opt for renowned brands like Sony, Samsung and others. However, they refused to reveal whether the pricing would remain the same as mentioned in the advert or vary depending upon the brand of the TV.
Panasonic's smart Viera TV
Another high-end option is the Panasonic Viera TH L55ET5D with an offer price of Rs 1,14,900. The original price is Rs 1,53,900. This special Gudi Padwa offer looks quite lucrative considering the high-end features of the TV. The smart TV has a clear IPS LED LCD panel with 300 Hz backlight scanning to deliver sharp and clean images. The VIERA Connect feature gives you access to a host of innovative services and content. You can view images in 3D, full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Some more key highlights include a quick web browser, 2D-3D Conversion, PC terminal, built-in Wi-Fi USB port and four HDMI ports. Plus, you can buy the 3D Glasses + Panasonic Home Theatre SC XH170 for just Rs 3,999. This offer from Panasonic can be availed at Panasonic centres across the city and at Croma.
While these are special Gudi Padwa offers, some of them may continue to run for a day or more. If you plan to purchase a TV, then these offers could add to the convenience of narrowing down your options.
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