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Topic # 205499 16-Nov-2016 09:38
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Just spotted this in an email 10 only Online only sale. Its a good price for this TV. 

 

 

 

Review http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ks8000

 

 


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  Reply # 1671785 16-Nov-2016 10:31
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Is that 55" ua55ks8000 , doesn't seem that amazing a deal of it is. If it's 60 or 65 then that's a great deal.




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  Reply # 1671811 16-Nov-2016 10:59
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Its the best price I have seen on that unit so far, agreed its not cheap and is the 55" but its a quality unit being an 8 series Samsung the panel level changes from the 8 Series up to SUHD . I bought one a few months ago and I'm really happy I can attest it really has a great picture for the price, Standard Blu-ray disks upscaled to 4K look amazing, Menu system is easy to drive 4K Netflix and 4K Youtube etc.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1671814 16-Nov-2016 11:02
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Amazon has a deal for this TV as well, it's 60in and much cheaper - USD 1197.99. Too bad it's almost impossible to get a similar price drop here for electronics.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRPWTLC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=lb_ars-20&th=1


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  Reply # 1671928 16-Nov-2016 12:36
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fluxx:

 

Amazon has a deal for this TV as well, it's 60in and much cheaper - USD 1197.99. Too bad it's almost impossible to get a similar price drop here for electronics.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRPWTLC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=lb_ars-20&th=1

 

 

A little over NZ$1600 (ex GST, etc), $1890 Inc GST. Nearly a grand difference on 1 -1 compare, for a smaller screen.

 

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  Reply # 1672011 16-Nov-2016 13:22
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I brought last years JS8000 TV at the low price point and paid $3k for a 55" model.
Put in a quality video source (10 bit file  or 4K Bluray) and it shines.

 

I am sure this years model will be as good (or better especially since it is HDR10 compliant)

 

Part of me is sad that this is newer TV for less than I paid, but that is true whenever you look back after buying a new TV these days.

 

If I had an unlimited budget I'd buy a new TV every year (or OLED)

 

 


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  Reply # 1673227 17-Nov-2016 23:08
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The deal on the 65 KS8000 on Amazon is even better.

 

 

 

$1500USD ($2400NZD inc GST) vs $4200NZD here after cashback offer from Harvey Norman. $1800NZD difference.

 

 

 

Those lucky Americans!





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  Reply # 1673250 17-Nov-2016 23:58
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SepticSceptic:

 

fluxx:

 

Amazon has a deal for this TV as well, it's 60in and much cheaper - USD 1197.99. Too bad it's almost impossible to get a similar price drop here for electronics.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRPWTLC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=lb_ars-20&th=1

 

 

A little over NZ$1600 (ex GST, etc), $1890 Inc GST. Nearly a grand difference on 1 -1 compare, for a smaller screen.

 

Sigh

 

 

Eccept for the minor issue that it'd just be a doorstop in NZ since the vast majority of panels for the US market won't accept 50Hz content.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1673429 18-Nov-2016 10:47
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SepticSceptic:

 

fluxx:

 

Amazon has a deal for this TV as well, it's 60in and much cheaper - USD 1197.99. Too bad it's almost impossible to get a similar price drop here for electronics.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRPWTLC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=lb_ars-20&th=1

 

 

A little over NZ$1600 (ex GST, etc), $1890 Inc GST. Nearly a grand difference on 1 -1 compare, for a smaller screen.

 

Sigh

 

 

Eccept for the minor issue that it'd just be a doorstop in NZ since the vast majority of panels for the US market won't accept 50Hz content.

 

 

 

yeah, I know that, it was just a 1 -on 1 direct $$ compare. I suppose Oz pricing would be a better comparison.

 

 





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  Reply # 1673487 18-Nov-2016 11:19
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SepticSceptic:

 

sbiddle:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

fluxx:

 

Amazon has a deal for this TV as well, it's 60in and much cheaper - USD 1197.99. Too bad it's almost impossible to get a similar price drop here for electronics.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DRPWTLC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=lb_ars-20&th=1

 

 

A little over NZ$1600 (ex GST, etc), $1890 Inc GST. Nearly a grand difference on 1 -1 compare, for a smaller screen.

 

Sigh

 

 

Eccept for the minor issue that it'd just be a doorstop in NZ since the vast majority of panels for the US market won't accept 50Hz content.

 

 

 

yeah, I know that, it was just a 1 -on 1 direct $$ compare. I suppose Oz pricing would be a better comparison.

 

 

 

 

When you take into account the differing GST and exchange rate the price of TV's in Aussie has been pretty similar to NZ over the past few years.

 

 


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  Reply # 1673968 19-Nov-2016 09:16
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Harvey Norman currently have this 55" KS8000 for $2697 after cashback. Get Noel's to pricematch and get flybuys aswell.

I'm not sure if I want to buy this now or wait until the boxing day sale to see if it will be any cheaper, as we need to purchase 5 new TV's soon.

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  Reply # 1678972 28-Nov-2016 17:11
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Bought one of these today from Harvey Norman. Got it for $2599 with $200 cashback will end up taking it down to $2399.


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  Reply # 1691320 17-Dec-2016 00:19
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It's down to $2297 on Hardly Normal.

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  Reply # 1691374 17-Dec-2016 10:34
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How does the 8000 uhd series compare to the much cheaper 6000 UHD series?


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  Reply # 1691596 17-Dec-2016 22:44
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debo:

 

How does the 8000 uhd series compare to the much cheaper 6000 UHD series?

 

 

 

 

Totally different. Much much better panel and signal process on 8000/9000.


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  Reply # 1696494 30-Dec-2016 14:22
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540trickzter:

 

Bought one of these today from Harvey Norman. Got it for $2599 with $200 cashback will end up taking it down to $2399.

 

 

 

 

I went back the other day and got a refund of the price difference from the boxing day sale price which was $1988. So they refunded me $611. And Samsung has also given me the $200 cashback offer which was last months promotion. So in the end I got the 55KS8000 for $1788 :)


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