Best TVs, Home Entertainment and Streaming Devices of 2022 in India
The best TVs, home entertainment gadgets, speakers and streaming devices of 2022 cover a wide range of products, based on the many we’ve reviewed over the past year. The high-end TV segment has seen many successful options from brands such as Samsung, Sony and LG, as have the mid-range and affordable segments. Additionally, Apple also launched the much more powerful and capable Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen) streaming device, while Sony and LG bolstered their product portfolios in the soundbar and home theater categories.
In terms of technology for TVs, OLED remains the popular option for high-end and mid-range buyers, although Mini LED display technology holds great promise for the future. Dolby Atmos and multi-channel soundbar systems were also popular in 2022. With all that in mind, here is our list of the best TVs, home entertainment devices and streaming devices of 2022 in India.
Best premium TV of 2022: Samsung QN95B Neo QLED Ultra-HD Mini LED Smart TV
Our top TV pick of 2022 is among the first consumer Mini LED TVs to launch in India, and a massive demonstration of what the new technology is capable of. The Samsung QN95B Neo QLED Ultra-HD Mini LED Smart TV is expensive, but offers a complete solution when it comes to design, innovation and performance. The main benefit of Samsung’s Mini LED display is its incredible peak brightness, and the QN95B far outperforms the competition in this regard.
The slim profile makes this TV quite impressive to watch on a wall mount, thanks to the separate One Connect box, and the solar-powered remote control is an innovation that signals Samsung’s futuristic intent. The smart TV software seems a bit cluttered and the sound quality is a little disappointing, especially considering the price, but overall there is no better Ultra-HD TV you can buy in India for the moment, assuming budget is not an obstacle. .
Best mid-range TV of 2022: Xiaomi OLED Vision Ultra-HD Android TV
OLED TVs have typically been priced at a significant premium over LED and quantum dot technologies, but Xiaomi has changed the standards with the Vision Ultra-HD OLED Android TV in 2022. Priced well below Rs. 1,00,000 and available in a single 55-inch size, this TV brings the benefits of OLED display technology – deep blacks, better contrast and vibrant colors – to a much more attractive price.
Support for Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, a reliable software experience, and plenty of connectivity options add to the overall experience on the Xiaomi OLED Vision TV, although we encountered motion issues during our review. Overall, the strong price and value proposition makes it our top choice among mid-range TVs in 2022 by a long margin.
Best affordable TV of 2022: Xiaomi Smart TV X-Series Ultra-HD LED Android TV
Xiaomi has had some success recently with more expensive TVs, but the company remains a budget specialist, especially in the TV segment. The Xiaomi Smart TV X-Series is a useful addition to its product lineup for price-conscious buyers; it’s packed with features and aimed at those who want a big 4K TV, but cut back on a few features and specs to sport a more attractive price.
Overall, this is still a very capable range of TVs, with Dolby Vision support, good sound and reliable software. Although the user interface is a bit buggy and the black levels are low considering this is an entry-level Ultra-HD LED TV, the Xiaomi X series delivers exactly what is expected. – good performance for the price.
Best home theater system of 2022: Sony HT-A7000 soundbar system
Although many prefer to mix and match components, the appeal of a one-brand, hassle-free setup for your home entertainment system is strong for those looking for a simpler solution. Sony delivers just that with the large and powerful HT-A7000 soundbar system, an impressive 7.1.2 channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos support, Dolby Vision passthrough and a rated output power of 500W. is powerful, great, very easy to set up and use, and can be connected wirelessly to optional Sony subwoofers or rear speakers.
Although quite expensive (even more if you add the cost of the subwoofer and rear speakers), the Sony HT-A7000 is a one-brand solution to your home entertainment needs, easy to assemble and extremely well-equipped in terms of connectivity and features. It also helps that it looks good and goes especially well with Sony TVs.
Best streaming device of 2022: Apple TV 4K (3rd generation)
Although the Apple TV 4K (3rd generation) is a streaming device, in reality, it’s much more than that. Thanks to the massively powerful A15 Bionic processor under the hood, Apple TV 4K is snappy, fast, responsive, and well-equipped to handle just about any streaming content, thanks to Ultra-HD support. and various HDR formats. Helpfully, it’s also a very capable gaming device, when paired with a good game controller.
Although tvOS often seems oversimplified, Siri on the device doesn’t do much, and it’s still quite expensive considering the Apple TV 4K is primarily a streaming device, the benefits can be seen in the function and operation. It’s especially useful if you’re already part of the Apple ecosystem, as it will work well with your Apple products and services.