Chinese device maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi LED Smart TV 4 on February 14 at a price of Rs 39,999. The smart TV, which the company claims is the thinnest LED TV in the world, will go on sale for the first time in a Flash sale at 2 pm on February 22.
Where can you buy Mi LED Smart TV 4?
Mi LED Smart TV 4 will go on sale for the first time on February 22 and can be bought on Mi.com. The TV can be later bought both on Mi’s official website as well as on Flipkart.
The television comes with 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports for connectivity. The TV also has an Ethernet port support AV Input along with the traditional antenna port. The television comes with a 2 GB RAM together with an 8 GB storage. For audio output the television has an S/PDIF port but lacks the 3.5 mm jack or the RCA output.
The television supports HDR 10 and has a display refresh rate of 60Hz. The television uses a 10-bit VA panel from Samsung. According to Xiaomi, it is the best panel that Samsung makes with a response rate of 8ms.
The TV can be mounted on the wall, has down firing speakers, and supports Bluetooth headphones via Bluetooth 4.0.
Mi LED Smart TV 4 runs on PatchWall OS which is based on Android. However, it is different from the standard Android TV UI as Xiaomi has customised it to bring content to the fore, rather than apps.
According to Xiaomi, the TV is compatible with almost 3,500 DTH and set-top box service providers in India. Post integration with the DTH box, the channels and its contents gets integrated seamlessly into PatchWall OS and can be even searched directly through the television’s search bar. Apart from the regular text search the TV also supports voice search, though the service is yet to be rolled out in India.
Xiaomi says the TV studies the user and the type of content consumed by him and over time is even capable of recommending content to the user. At present content providers have partnered with Xiaomi and has made their content available on PatchWall UI. The partners include services such as Sony Liv, Hotstar, Voot, Hungama. Alarmingly, Amazon Prime and Netflix remain unsupported for the time being, though the company has said it will soon start rolling out Prime contents on PatchWall UI.
Important to note is the fact that the television does not have an app store in India and a user will have to side load Android APK on the TV. The company says it is working on alternative ways for customers to get access to apps on the television.
Warranty and After Sale Services
The television comes with 1 year warranty for the display and 2-year warranty on the panel. However, after sales support has a few terms and conditions applicable to it. For instance, Xiaomi will provide assistance only if the television was purchased from Xiaomi’s own website. If a user has purchased it from Flipkart then Flipkart will be responsible for the after sales services.moneycontrol