Mi LED TV Review

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Most people will be interested to know if the price of this TV is mentioned above, then the answer is yes. For Rs 39,999, you get a 10-bit panel, which is capable of delivering content in 4K and HDR and we think it matters the most when buying a TV. Apart from this, this TV offers 4K HDR at 60Hz. If you are not happy with the OS, you can always plug in a Chromecast, Fire TV stick or any other box. Although the TV speaker is not the best, so that you can enjoy the film in the best way, but most TV speakers are like this. Yes, the TV should have connection options like 3.5mm and RCA. The only problem with the TV panel is that it is reflective, and black levels could have been better. If you are looking for a 4K TV at a budget of 40 thousand, then Mi TV can be a good option.

MI LED TV Design

The Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 is actually a slim television. The size of the slimmest point of Mi TV 4 is 4.9mm. This is a flagship TV, whose bottom part (bottom part) is slightly thick because the internals is located here. This TV can be mounted on the wall or can also be placed on the stand. Overall TV's design is quite attractive, especially its sleek look makes it more impressive. Whether you place it on the wall or on the table, it makes its presence felt.

Ports and Connectivity

Speaking of connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 has 3 HDMI ports, with one ARC and the remaining 2 USB ports (1x USB 3 and 1 x USB 2). It also has an Ethernet port, AV input and a good old antenna connection.

The TV only has an S / PDIF port for audio output, it also has an HDMI ARC, but even if you have a pair of speakers that support 3.5mm or RCA, you can't connect it to the TV which is a bit disappointing. If you want to connect to your speakers, you will need to buy a co-axial digital adapter cable, which has a 3.5mm or RCA connection. If you have speakers that support Bluetooth, then you can connect them to the TV via Bluetooth, this TV also supports Wi-Fi.

Overall, the three HDMI ports are a good number, but the lack of optional audio outputs like the RCA or 3.5 mm is disappointing. In addition, placements of HDMI ports are not very convenient. If you have a Fire TV Stick or First Generation Chromecast, you will be able to plug in without any extender.

Display Panel and Picture Quality

The company claims that the Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 has a 10-bit VA panel made by Samsung. This TV offers 4K resolution, which is 3840x2160 pixels. Most panels, even some 4K TV panels, have 8 bits. So let's see what is the difference between 8 bit or 10 bit and what does it mean. The 8-bit panel is capable of producing 256 shades of colors for each primary color (red, green and blue), while the 10-bit panel can produce 1,024 colors on each primary color. This means that an 8 bit panel can produce 16.8 million colors (256 x 256 x 256 = 16,777,216), while a 10 bit panel can produce billion colors (1024 × 1024 × 1024 = 1,072,341,824). If you want to invest in a good 4K HDR TV, then you have to spend above 1 lakh to buy a TV from Sony, Samsung or LG. Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 offers a great 4K HDR viewing experience, although you do not compare it to a TV that costs more than a lakh, in this range, the experience of Mi LED Smart TV 4 is really good. It is very close to the flagship features but there are also some shortcomings, which we will mention further.

4K and HDR Streaming

If you are buying this TV to watch 4K HDR content, remember, you will need PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, Apple TV 4K, Chromecast Ultra or any other device that supports 4K. Standard PS4 and Xbox One S only support 4K for content like Netflix, not games.

The Xbox One S and One X have 4K Blu-ray drives, but the PS4 and PS4 Pro can only do 1080p Blu-ray. Note that currently available Fire TV Stick and Chromecost in India support a maximum of 1080 pixel resolution.

In the case of a viewing angle, this device could be improved a bit further. We believe there should have been a standard-setting here. Because, like the Daredevil shows, where most of the action is in the dark, we need to set brightness and contrast, just like some Bright shows where most of the action is in daylight, we need to reduce brightness and contrast. it occurs.

This TV offers good manual control, for which you have standard (standard) presets, including Standard, Movie, Picture, Sport, Monitor, Game and a user profile. You also have the ability to manually control 1024 colors for red, green and blue.

The TV panel is reflective but not too much, as we have seen before. If you look at the price range of this TV, the viewing experience for 4K HDR content is good. The black levels look quite decent and the transition is also good on the immediate change from a dark scene to a bright scene. Sometimes there is a lack of detail in some scenes of the dark area.

Gaming: Console gamers will like it

To make the most of HDR content, you have to manually switch settings to HDMI 2.0, once this happens the console will recognize the TV as 4K HDR. Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 has a game preset, which helps with input lag, but does not make much difference when played in-game mode and custom user settings.

On PS4 Pro, we played the train chase sequence of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and the opening sequence of Horizon Zero Dawn, both games looked great and had a great experience. Both games use Sony's checkerboard rendering to present a 4K image in 30 seconds. Yes, there is input lag here but it is what you expect from any other TV.

When it comes to connecting PC to Mi TV, we have connected HP Omen 17 via HDMI to find out how PC gaming looks on TV. We played Battlefield 1 on TV through a laptop, because Battlefield 1 is a great example of testing 4K PC gaming in HDR. Overall experience is good, the colors in the game look vibrant.