Saturday, 12 April 2014

Flipkart Starts Selling TVs at Right Time for Me : Buying TV Online in India

Recently in the starting of April,I was planning to buy TV online from Flipkart but when I searched for TV,it showed no results.I did not know that they had stopped selling TVs back in June 2013.Actually I had some Flipkart vouchers which I wanted to use and pay the rest of amount using card.So I was not convinced to buy TV online from Snapdeal TVs and Amazon TVs.Moreover Amazon fulfilled orders are currently available only for Mumbai and I am from Delhi.

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One of my friend suggested me to buy a monitor and use it as TV. since he is also doing the same.So I thought of buying a monitor and using it as TV.So I went to Flipkart's Monitors page .It was not hard to find the best monitor among the lot.With 4.7 rating out of 5,all favourable reviews and value for money price, Dell S2240L 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor was instantly selected. Fortunately this review by a certified customer assured me that people are using it as TV and I will not be the only one.For TV tuner,iBall Claro CTV27 TV Tuner Card was selected as it would be used for converting monitor into TV. I read that the inbuilt speakers in this TV tuner were good for short distances only.Again while selecting speakers from Flipkart's Speakers page, Creative SBS A335 Multimedia Speakers (2.1 Channel) was the obvious choice with 4.5 rating out of 5.

In Rs 11230,I was getting full HD LED TV(monitor + TV Tuner) with speakers having awesome sound.I was all set to buy it but I don't know what happened that I just closed the tab.I am glad that I did not order it then.




Incidentally yesterday I saw a deal that Flipkart is offering 15% off on TVs on debit and credit cards.I clicked the link and got to know that Flipkart has resumed selling TVs from 11th April,2014.They stopped selling TVs,washing machines,air conditioners(ACs) and refrigerators last year in June 2013.At the moment, the site is offering this category only to the shoppers from Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi with plans to eventually start deliveries to other cities.Luckily I am from Delhi but still some TVs are not available at my pin code.

Customers can avail options like Cash-on-Delivery, 30-day replacement policy and in-a-day delivery guarantee. The site has also provided some value-added services like product exchange, scheduled delivery and exhaustive TV buying guide for this category.EMI is also available on TVs too.

I have read their TV buying guide and found it awesome for someone planning to buy a new TV.Flipkart has also setup a landing page for Why Buy TV from Flipkart and it provides all the details about Order & Delivery,Installation & Demo and Services & Returns.


Flipkart is claiming to deliver TV,the very next day of placing the order but it's not coming for me in Delhi.Anyways I am going to order a TV for me soon.

Since Flipkart has just resumed selling the TVs after a long time,all the reviews have disappeared except for this TV : Samsung UA40EH5000R 40 inches LED TV. My requirement is 32 inches HD LED TV.Since I will be watching TV from a distance of more than 6 feets,HD Ready(1366x768p) vs Full HD(1920x1080p) doesn't matter to me since my eyes will be unable to distinguish the pixels.Also there are not much HD channels in India.Anyways I went to Snapdeal TVs and sorted 32 inches LED TVs by Bestsellers. I found this TV as the best on Snapdeal : Toshiba 32P2305 32 Inches HD Ready LED Television.

Fortunately this TV is also available on Flipkart : Toshiba 32P2305ZE 32 inches LED TV (HD Ready). I am going to buy this TV soon and will be posting a review of the whole process.Hope it will be useful for prospective TV buyers.

Lastly I want to say that I wanted to go for a full HD TV having size more than 32 inches.So initially I was confused between Toshiba 39P2305ZE 39 inches LED TV (Full HD) and  Videocon VKC40FH 40 inches LED TV (Full HD) and obviously Toshiba is the winner with 3 years warranty.But since I will be using Videocon d2h HD,Toshiba 32P2305ZE 32 inches LED TV (HD Ready) is good for me and it has good reviews at Snapdeal and more buyers than 39 inches TV : Toshiba 32P2305 32 Inches HD Ready LED Television on Snapdeal.

If you are thinking of buying a TV online,I will suggest these 2 TVs :
1) In 39 Inches Segment : Toshiba 39P2305 39 Inches Full HD LED Television

Buy from Flipkart | Buy from Snapdeal
 
2) In 32 Inches Segment : Toshiba 32P2305 32 Inches HD Ready LED Television

Buy from Flipkart | Buy from Snapdeal | Buy from Amazon

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