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# 207300 18-Dec-2016 10:36
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JVC 50 inch 4K Ultra HD LED-LCD TV LT-50NU56Z - $599

 

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/jvc-50-inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-lcd-tv-lt-50nu56z/R2096432.html

 

 

 

JVC 50 inch Full HD LED-LCD TV LT-50N530Z - $499

 

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/jvc-50-inch-full-hd-led-lcd-tv-lt-50n530z/R2151555.html

 

 

 

Are these any good? Are there better deals around at the moment for TV's around the $500 mark? Thanks.

 

 


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  # 1691682 18-Dec-2016 10:58
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They're worth exactly what you pay for them, to be honest.

 

The big thing is I'm pretty sure the 4K one doesn't support HDCP 2.2, and I'm not sure if it even supports HDMI 2.0 either, so it's not gonna be too useful for consuming 4K content.




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  # 1691684 18-Dec-2016 11:02
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There are Samsung specials around at the mo, Tizen 2016. Check pricespy etc for an indication.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1691686 18-Dec-2016 11:03
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toejam316: They're worth exactly what you pay for them, to be honest. The big thing is I'm pretty sure the 4K one doesn't support HDCP 2.2, and I'm not sure if it even supports HDMI 2.0 either, so it's not gonna be too useful for consuming 4K content.

 

 

 

Thanks. Not really after 4K but just saw it so thought i'd ask. The TV isn't going to be the primary TV in the house so will not get much use. Could do with a smaller TV as well but just saw these and the price looked reasonable. Do you know if the colours are decent? Haven't tried Veon but other posts on here spoke negatively about the colours on Veon TV's. Does anyone have other recommendations? Thanks!


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  # 1691692 18-Dec-2016 11:24
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Spend a bit more on a decent brand TV or else resign yourself to cheap and nasty. Only way to go about it, really.




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  # 1691705 18-Dec-2016 12:10
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Got a 43" Veon for $399 a month or two ago. Its not the best thing since sliced bread, but find the picture to be pretty reasonable, you get a 3 year warranty and at least 3 HDMI's. XBox PS4 stuff looks decent to my untutored eye.





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  # 1691712 18-Dec-2016 12:33
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I wonder if they're made in the same Chinese factory as the Veon's?

 

JVC (as in the Japanese JVC) stopped making TV's a few years ago, and the JVC TV's sold by Disk Smith were simply produced by a TV manufacturer in China who licenced the JVC name to help sell product.

 

 


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  # 1691721 18-Dec-2016 12:50
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sbiddle:

 

I wonder if they're made in the same Chinese factory as the Veon's?

 

JVC (as in the Japanese JVC) stopped making TV's a few years ago, and the JVC TV's sold by Disk Smith were simply produced by a TV manufacturer in China who licenced the JVC name to help sell product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have to say that is a oxymoron if ever I have heard it ...

 

"JVC" Victor Company of Japan ...made in China





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  # 1691758 18-Dec-2016 13:54
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toejam316: Spend a bit more on a decent brand TV or else resign yourself to cheap and nasty. Only way to go about it, really.


Yeah dunno. We have several veons as bedroom TVs. Granted they are 32 inch or less they are fine for consuming Netflix etc

I saw the JVC at the warehouse and thought it looked ok.

Personally if I was going for a cheap tv id go for a veon as they come with a 3 year warranty. If the JVC has the same warranty then it's probably a safe bet.

You'd probably be in for an uphill battle if you bought a low end Samsung etc and tried to claim warranty at 3 years.

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  # 1691761 18-Dec-2016 14:01
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Just checked. Only 1 year warranty on the JVC. If you want a cheap tv wait for a sale on veon.

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  # 1691769 18-Dec-2016 15:20
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toejam316: Spend a bit more on a decent brand TV or else resign yourself to cheap and nasty. Only way to go about it, really.


Yeah dunno. We have several veons as bedroom TVs. Granted they are 32 inch or less they are fine for consuming Netflix etc

I saw the JVC at the warehouse and thought it looked ok.

Personally if I was going for a cheap tv id go for a veon as they come with a 3 year warranty. If the JVC has the same warranty then it's probably a safe bet.

You'd probably be in for an uphill battle if you bought a low end Samsung etc and tried to claim warranty at 3 years.

 

I fought that uphill battle already when a Sony LCD TV died out of warranty. Eventually I managed to swing them from "This is how much it'll cost, + labour" to "This is how long it'll take, and then you can pick it back up from the retailer".

 

Total turn around was about 2 months, but I got there. The thing I like to know though, is that there's a physical location in New Zealand I can call or visit to get things sorted.

 

JVC and Veon I'm wary of, because of this.




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  # 1691779 18-Dec-2016 16:27
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Veon has a 3 year warranty and sell via the warehouse.

They are much better than transonic for example.

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  # 1691803 18-Dec-2016 18:03
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toejam316:  I fought that uphill battle already when a Sony LCD TV died out of warranty. Eventually I managed to swing them from "This is how much it'll cost, + labour" to "This is how long it'll take, and then you can pick it back up from the retailer". Total turn around was about 2 months, but I got there. The thing I like to know though, is that there's a physical location in New Zealand I can call or visit to get things sorted. JVC and Veon I'm wary of, because of this.

 

I'm not sure why having a NZ location matters to you tbh, if the manufacturer isn't NZ based the retailer/importer has to meet their CGA obligations anyway to provide a remedy. 


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  # 1691804 18-Dec-2016 18:07
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I'm not sure why having a NZ location matters to you tbh, if the manufacturer isn't NZ based the retailer/importer has to meet their CGA obligations anyway to provide a remedy. 

 

 

And often that results in a refund which means you have had a year or 2 of tv effectively free, and can upgrade vs being without your screen for a while and getting the same old one back repaired.

 

 





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  # 1691813 18-Dec-2016 18:25
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I've had no problems claiming warranty on a veon TV. Just make sure you keep your receipt. Scan it, don't keep the original as they fade.

I've never had any issues with warranty claims at the warehouse as long as you have the receipt.

However you'd probably battle after 3 years to get any love on a JVC.


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  # 1691814 18-Dec-2016 18:27
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Oh and in terms of veon repairs. They happen locally. I've been through the process. Turn around was a week or so.

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