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  Reply # 2151232 27-Dec-2018 19:45
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Batman: I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen


Where do you get the 15% from? The jump from 65 to 75” is a 33% increase in screen real estate, as shown on a site like http://tvsizecalculator.com.

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  Reply # 2151238 27-Dec-2018 20:15
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Shadowfoot:
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The first couple of staff I spoke to seemed unsure, but the supervisor came over and told me to just go and grab the product and then bring it back to the main customer service desk for them to process the sale. They were happy for me to just show them the pricing on the competitor's web site on my phone.

 



In the Petone store the shelf price was reduced to about 50 cents below Noel Lemming’s online price, so it was a straightforward purchase.

 

Interesting. I bought mine in Nelson so perhaps there is inconsistency between stores but the more likely scenario is that they have a process in place to respond to competitors' price movements, albeit not fast enough in my case!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2151241 27-Dec-2018 20:18
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sonyxperiageek: What bulb did you go for, the colour, Ambience or white bulb?

 

I have ambience bulbs throughout my house. Colour seems pointless to me, but I like being able to adjust the warmth of the light so that I have have a more yellow tint for the lights that I leave on at night.


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  Reply # 2151251 27-Dec-2018 21:00
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Batman: I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen


Where do you get the 15% from? The jump from 65 to 75” is a 33% increase in screen real estate, as shown on a site like http://tvsizecalculator.com.

 

because 75in is 15% more than 65in.

 

because you measure screens in diagonal distance not in2


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  Reply # 2151254 27-Dec-2018 21:15
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Jase2985:

 

jonathan18:
Batman: I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen


Where do you get the 15% from? The jump from 65 to 75” is a 33% increase in screen real estate, as shown on a site like http://tvsizecalculator.com.

 

because 75in is 15% more than 65in.

 

because you measure screens in diagonal distance not in2

 

 

Sure you measure screens in diagonal size, but the actual screen size is 33" bigger

 

Bit like comparing a 12" pizza with an 18" pizza - the 18" is 225% the size of a 12" pizza

 

 


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  Reply # 2151255 27-Dec-2018 21:15
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Yes 15% more for the diagonal measurement but that equates to a third of extra screen real estate

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  Reply # 2151256 27-Dec-2018 21:19
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Totally.

The net effect of upgrading to a 75" TV from a 65" one is you'll enjoy an image that is 33% larger. That is much more meaningful in assessing the impact of a change in screen than comparing the diagonal measurements.

Edit: sorry, I understood where the 15" came from, but was more questioning this as a useful way of comparing the net effect of such an upgrade.

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  Reply # 2151395 28-Dec-2018 12:38
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So, is there anything better than the KD55X9000F available for about $1800 at the moment ?

 

I know this is bit different from the Veons I've been asking about, but might be able to wangle a bugger it moment, so...

 

Have read reviews, seems good, still wondering about viewing angles, might be sitting about 45 degrees off to the side.

 

Anything else on sale to consider ? Please don't suggest anything even more expensive, its got to stop somewhere.

 

EDIT: being Android, have read its slow to boot up and sluggish in general, should I worry ?





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  Reply # 2151429 28-Dec-2018 13:17
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sbiddle:

 

Jase2985:

 

jonathan18:
Batman: I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen


Where do you get the 15% from? The jump from 65 to 75” is a 33% increase in screen real estate, as shown on a site like http://tvsizecalculator.com.

 

because 75in is 15% more than 65in.

 

because you measure screens in diagonal distance not in2

 

 

Sure you measure screens in diagonal size, but the actual screen size is 33" bigger

 

Bit like comparing a 12" pizza with an 18" pizza - the 18" is 225% the size of a 12" pizza

 

 

 

 

Yep, Dominos in Australia have just bought out 'extra large' for a couple of dollars extra - 50% more pizza. Its 12 inches instead of their regular 10 inches and a lot of people have a hard time comprehending that (No doubt it will come to NZ also)


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  Reply # 2151447 28-Dec-2018 14:01
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Yabanize:

sbiddle:


Jase2985:


jonathan18:
Batman: I would have bought one but the gap between my shelves I have fits ny 65" precisely. I can't bear the thought of doing a house renovation just to get 15% more screen


Where do you get the 15% from? The jump from 65 to 75” is a 33% increase in screen real estate, as shown on a site like http://tvsizecalculator.com.


because 75in is 15% more than 65in.


because you measure screens in diagonal distance not in2



Sure you measure screens in diagonal size, but the actual screen size is 33" bigger


Bit like comparing a 12" pizza with an 18" pizza - the 18" is 225% the size of a 12" pizza


 



Yep, Dominos in Australia have just bought out 'extra large' for a couple of dollars extra - 50% more pizza. Its 12 inches instead of their regular 10 inches and a lot of people have a hard time comprehending that (No doubt it will come to NZ also)


Is that the 2 inches that they removed in the last year when they downsized????

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  Reply # 2151458 28-Dec-2018 14:31
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Yabanize:

 

Yep, Dominos in Australia have just bought out 'extra large' for a couple of dollars extra - 50% more pizza. Its 12 inches instead of their regular 10 inches and a lot of people have a hard time comprehending that (No doubt it will come to NZ also)

 

 

Cant wait, the current ones are just a snack size ;)





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  Reply # 2151487 28-Dec-2018 15:22
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rb99:

 

So, is there anything better than the KD55X9000F available for about $1800 at the moment ?

 

I know this is bit different from the Veons I've been asking about, but might be able to wangle a bugger it moment, so...

 

Have read reviews, seems good, still wondering about viewing angles, might be sitting about 45 degrees off to the side.

 

Anything else on sale to consider ? Please don't suggest anything even more expensive, its got to stop somewhere.

 

EDIT: being Android, have read its slow to boot up and sluggish in general, should I worry ?

 

 

Have a read of this , I assume its the same model 'family'

 

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x900f

 

Who cares if the tv is slow to boot, you rarely restart them . Our Sony Android 700D is slowish at times but I appreciate the functionality like side loading apps occasionally


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  Reply # 2151492 28-Dec-2018 15:32
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Thanks. Have read that already actually (well not every word but more or less), that's largely why I was asking about Android speed and viewing angles, as they seemed to be pretty much their only negative comments.





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  Reply # 2151498 28-Dec-2018 15:46
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rb99:

 

Thanks. Have read that already actually (well not every word but more or less), that's largely why I was asking about Android speed and viewing angles, as they seemed to be pretty much their only negative comments.

 

 

 

 

I have a 3yo Sony android (X8500c) and it's fine... It's not like you're playing android games on it. Netflix and Amazon and catch up apps are all speedy enough. Menus aren't as bad as a lot of people make out. You're never 5 steps in front of it like I was with my old LG (2012 model)

 

I think I've rebooted it once in 8 months, and that was to start an update via USB.


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  Reply # 2151502 28-Dec-2018 15:55
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Thanks for the info. That does sound promising.





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