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Xiaomi's latest TV is a 40-inch 1080p model for $320

By Scorpus ยท 4 replies
Mar 24, 2015
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  1. xiaomi tv television full hd mi tv 2

    Last year, Xiaomi launched an extremely affordable smart TV called the Mi TV 2, which packed a 49-inch 4K Ultra HD panel from LG for under $650. Today the company announced a brand new Mi TV 2 model, one with a 40-inch 1080p display, and it's just as affordable.

    The 40-inch Full HD panel used in the Mi TV 2 is an LED-backlit LCD from Sharp's SDP X-GEN line, which has a rated contrast ratio of 5,000:1. On the SoC side, this TV comes with an MStar 6A908, which includes a quad-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.45 GHz alongside a Mali-450 MP2 GPU. There's also 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal NAND.

    Running Android 4.4 with MIUI (upgradeable to Android 5.0), the 40-inch Mi TV 2 doesn't skimp on format support. Thanks to support on the SoC side, the Mi TV 2 can hardware decode 10-bit HEVC/H.265 videos, as well as H.264 and other common formats in popular containers like AVI, MP4 and MKV.

    The new Mi TV 2 includes built-in speakers with Dolby MS12 virtual surround technology, unlike the 4K Mi TV 2 which uses an external sound bar to keep the TV as thin as possible. Despite the integrated speakers, the new Mi TV 2 is still pretty thin: 14.5mm at its thinnest point.

    The 1080p Mi TV 2 will go on sale in China on March 31 priced at RMB 1999. This equates to just US$322, which is very affordable for this sort of smart TV. Unfortunately, like with many of Xiaomi's other products, there are currently no plans to sell the new Mi TV 2 outside of China or India.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    This is the kind of a product where throwing extra money does give you extra quality. And if you are so broke you can't have a TV for around $1,000, you don't deserve one in the first place, so better off.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,170   +3,262

    @VitalyT, Don't be ridiculous. Deserving something is not dictated by their willingness to purchase, and even less by their lack of finances.
    agb81, Auth3ntic0, Wendig0 and 2 others like this.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    Maybe I find every Tuesday to be ridiculous, that's beside the point, but a TV isn't a necessity like food, accommodation or even Internet. It's just an entertainment box. And if you don't have the money to get yourself entertained - you're better off, spending that time trying to make the money needed.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,403   +875

    just like any product you have to test it to know if it's better or not.
    is it worth paying 1000$ if you are paying only for the brand? the previous TV from Xiaomi was better than most other TVs out there and it's "smart" part was actually done right (unlike others).
    It's just like their smartphones, cheap but incredibly good. I really want that 4K TV to be sold outside China, importing it is really expensive. :(

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