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

1039 posts

Uber Geek

#178986 21-Aug-2015 15:13
Send private message

Anybody got one of these as DSE have the 55" on special for $2299 and also have a $120 off voucher for today making it $2179 which I think is a bargain for a large (ish) UHD.

I have seen comments that the viewing angles aren't great but that doesn't bother me as we sit pretty much in front of the TV

Create new topic
1139 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #1371735 21-Aug-2015 16:55
Send private message

I've got the curved screen model (JU6600) and I am impressed with the upscaling, definition and overall colour depth and contrast. It is almost 3D like. The only difference between your option and the one I purchased is that mine is slightly curved (and many people on the net have theories why that is not  good idea!)

I think you will be pleased with your purchase.

If you need help changing the region to UK for BBCiplayer All4 etc, send me a pm

67 posts

Master Geek

  #1372510 23-Aug-2015 15:51
Send private message

Why's the curved screen NOT a good idea Dave?


1039 posts

Uber Geek

  #1372516 23-Aug-2015 16:03
Send private message

I picked up one for $2k in an online special at DSE, bargain

1139 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #1372638 23-Aug-2015 19:02
Send private message

steevg: Why's the curved screen NOT a good idea Dave?

Like any new tech, there will always be varied opinions. I seem to recall reading on the AVS forums (in the early days of curved displays) various reasons against the curved approach, especially the fact that a curve draws your eyesight naturally to the center of the screen. That argument was offset by those that suggested that a curved display gave you a wider field of view without having to scan the screen.

To be honest with you, I don't have an opinion apart from the fact that the model we purchased works well for us and the only time we notice that there is a slight curve on the screen is when the TV is turned off !

It would be interesting to compare them both side by side from the same viewing position and identical lighting, shading etc. But I suspect that my tired old eyes would be hard pressed to see a difference.

1139 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #1372639 23-Aug-2015 19:03
Send private message

langers1972: I picked up one for $2k in an online special at DSE, bargain

Good shopping and I am sure you will be very pleased.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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:

News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05

Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05

School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10

Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01

Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36

Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26

New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25

N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22

Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45

Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30

JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59

Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34

NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.