Akai launches 29-inch LED TV for Rs 22k

Akai has launched one of India’s cheapest large-screen LED TVs – the 29-inch LED29E12 priced at just Rs 21,990.

In comparison, the cheapest 32-inch LED model (not full HD) from Samsung costs Rs 29,000.

According to the specifications, the Akai model may not have full HD resolution either, as the resolution has not been specified.

However, it does have an ultra-slim bezel (border) making it perhaps the only such model in the affordable category.

“The ultra slim 29 LED TV has special Blu ray USB feature that allows the user to enjoy playback of Full HD movies straight on the LED TV through the provided two USB slots,” the company said.

It has a dynamic contrast ratio (not the same as ‘normal’ contrast ratio) of 100000:1, one HDMI slot, 2 USB ports and supports 16.7 million display colours.

Most 32-inch LCD TVs (not LED) are also priced in the same range of Rs 19,000-22,000. However, LED TVs consume less power and often have more brightness and less weight.

Akai has grabbed a big share of the Indian LCD market by offering relatively high-end features at mid-range prices. The company used to have a marketing tie-up with Videocon Industries.