Xiaomi has finally brought their world’s thinnest LED TV to India as Mi LED Smart TV 4. They have also heavily customized the Patchwall OS so that it can seamlessly integrate with set-top boxes of Indian DTH providers. Xiaomi has also partnered with India’s top content providers to make Mi LED Smart TV 4 ‘the King of Contents’. The Mi LED Smart TV 4 also comes with a Bluetooth remote controller with minimal buttons. There are lots of other features to this LED TV that makes it unique, so let’s dig in.
Features of Mi LED Smart TV 4
Xiaomi has incorporated state of the art technologies to create this slim beauty. It comes with the PatchWall Artificial Intelligence which learns a viewers preference as time passes. For India, the Patchwall OS version can get the list of live contents from set-top box’s online source like Sensy India TV guide and make it available via Patchwall interface. The list of programs with details like name, status etc will populate under ‘On Air’ menu in the wall You can also control the set-top box using Mi TV remote and search the contents using Universal search feature built into Patchwall.
This is made possible with the help of Mi IR Cable Set-top box (STB) Controller. All you need to do is connect the STB, choose the right DTH provider in Mi TV settings, plug in the Mi IR Cable and point its IR blaster towards the set-top box(IR). In short, you can say goodbye to your set-top box controller and its channel interface tiles. The Mi LED Smart TV 4 will also be able to provide the Dolby and DTS effect with two 8w speakers in your living room. Listed below are the main features of Mi LED Smart TV 4, which we will discuss in detail.
- 4.9mm super ultra thin, 4k HDR frameless display.
- Customized Patchwall OS for set-top box integration.
- 500,000 + hours of online content from partners.
- One remote for your DTH setup box and Mi TV.
Display of Mi TV 4
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 is so slim that you might interpret it as a piece of glass set vertically in the air. It measures only 4.9mm at its thinnest point and is practically invisible from the sides and the top. This display panel comes from Samsung and is frameless with barely noticeable bezels which maximizes the viewing experience. The Mi LED Smart TV 4 also looks clean and seamless from any angle even from the back.
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 55 has 3840 x 2160 resolution, 178-degree viewing angle, 60Hz refresh rate and 8ms response time. If not wall mounted, the Mi TV stands on black aluminium alloy stand which blends with any surface. The back cover of the TV goes only up to about 30 percent of the display height and reveals the metallic finish of the remaining part. The entire back enclosure is slimmer and lighter and has a smooth and glossy finish.
Patchwall OS & AI
Mi LED Smart TV 4 ships with Patchwall, which is a user interface on top of an android operating system based on deep learning AI technology. The Patchwall uses a large amount of metadata about video content to understands a users preference and gives a highly tailored content to the viewer. In other words, it will give you highly personalized content based on the viewing history of everyone in your family.
The Patchwall OS is also modified to seamlessly integrate with set-top boxes from Indian DTH providers right on the homepage or wall. For this, they worked with Sensara Technologies and also created the Mi IR Cable which allows you to control DTH contents using your TV remote. The Mi IR Cable is simply Plug-n-Play and has dual head two eye IR emitters. The Patchwall user interface also supports Indian dialects with 13 system languages and 15 content languages at present.
Digital Content Providers
Xiaomi India has also partnered with India’s top digital content providers to entertain the users with over 500,000 hours of online content. So if you have a high-speed internet connection preferably unlimited, you can simply hook on your Mi TV and dive into the ocean of contents.
The list of partners includes Hotstar, Voot, Sony LIV, Hungama play, Zee5, Sun NXT, Alt Balaji, Viu, TVF, flickstree and more to come. For internet access, the Mi TV uses WiFi and Ethernet port. Navigating and searching through these contents is easy-peasy with the Bluetooth remote and Universal search feature.
Mi LED Smart TV 4 Specifications and Accessories
In India, the Mi TV 4 model comes in only one size that is the 55-inch. The panel’s thinnest part has a 4.9mm thickness and thickest part is around 48mm thick. The panel weighs around 17.2kg without stand and 17.8kg with a stand. The Mi TV is powered by an Amlogic 64 bit quad-core processor which is coupled with 2GB RAM and 8 GB ROM for all the apps you install. On the back of Mi TV, you’ll find Ethernet, Component IN, Antenna, and S/PDIF. On the left side are three HDMI(1 ARC), one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports. The wireless features include dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 with audio support.
We have already gone through the accessories of the Mi TV while explaining other features. The key accessory is the 11 button Mi Bluetooth remote controller which operates with 2xAAA battery. This remote gives you 360-degree freedom and is idiot proof. The Mi IR Cable Set-top box (STB) Controller can’t be missed for DTH subscribers. Then there is the power cord, wall mount, and table stand.
Pricing & Availability
The 55 inch model of Mi LED Smart TV 4 can be purchased from Mi store and other partners including Flipkart for Rs 39,999. During the first 3 months of sale, buyers will also get 3 months of Sony LIV and Hungama Play subscription worth Rs 619 for free. The promotion also includes the Mi IR cable worth Rs 299 and On-site installation worth Rs 1099 for free.
The all-new Mi LED Smart TV 4 will create a stir in the Smart TV market since it has brought the innovative idea of one remote, one interface. However many of Mi fans who were expecting the modular version of Mi TV 4 with Dolby Atmos might be slightly disappointed. But then, let’s give Xiaomi a break they aren’t bad at customer satisfaction. Hope the article was informative, Peace!