Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



5902 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Subscriber

Topic # 102411 15-May-2012 12:53 Send private message

http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/vizio-55-inch-tru-led-lcd-hdtv-7686/

Vizio 55"TV with ATSC tuner.. 




Regards,

Old3eyes

Create new topic
1303 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 625425 15-May-2012 12:56 Send private message

Why? Good price for a 55" though

3802 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 647

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 625429 15-May-2012 13:07 Send private message

No worries, I will just point the rabbit ears towards the US and away I go.

2990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 546


  Reply # 625433 15-May-2012 13:19 Send private message

kiwitrc: No worries, I will just point the rabbit ears towards the US and away I go.


If you're going to pick up US TV with rabbit ears, you'll probably need to at least put them on the roof ;-)

5748 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1084
Inactive user


  Reply # 625449 15-May-2012 13:54 Send private message

lots of people don't use the tuner on the TV at all.

They might be using it for Sky, or even just as a HTPC monitor, or just for PS3, DVD player etc

Banana?
2545 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304

Subscriber

  Reply # 625451 15-May-2012 13:54 Send private message

Hmm: http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/panasonic/viera-55-inch-full-hd-3d-plasma-tv-sku-21941/
$1998 on web, I'm sure you could negotiate better. You get a NZ warranty and 3D too...
There must be others. That was just a quick look.

1576 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 381


  Reply # 625574 15-May-2012 16:56 Send private message

Actually, if it had a few more inputs (ie at least 2 component inputs, rather than one etc, and at least 3 AV inputs) and could deal with PAL signals as well as NTSC I might be tempted - despite the lack of an NZ tuner. For a 55" LED TV this doesn't look too bad - Just add a TIVO or similar to compensate for the lack of an NZ tuner and you would be away laughing.

The killer is firstly lack of PAL support, and secondly a paucity of non-HDMI inputs. Other than that, it wouldn't be a bad deal.

4979 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 165

Trusted

  Reply # 625583 15-May-2012 17:03 Send private message

Yeah if you're going to make use of live pause etc then typically you would want to use TIVO as your live TV viewing device as well. Hence inclusion of an internal tuner is not that important. Sky is the other case in point, in which case mostly none of the major players offer a DVB-S tuner in their TV's anyway, despite this being an option overseas....

2213 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57


  Reply # 625587 15-May-2012 17:08 Send private message

Recertified products have a comprehensive warranty.
All 6 months of it!

What sort of rights do you have under the CGA for recertified products?
It technically isn't 2nd hand.




2399 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Subscriber

  Reply # 625773 15-May-2012 21:41 Send private message

Recertified 55" LED for the same price of a brand new 60" LG Plasma.
One doesn't have a NZ compatible tuner, one does.
One may / may not have no backup support, one will.
All small things really.
Because, to me, if you can't view the TV with your choice of source material prior to purchasing it, then how will you even know if it will suit you?

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.