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# 258586 11-Oct-2019 10:58
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Title pretty much says it all

 

It's certainly a TV

 

Some words on the subject


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  # 2335469 11-Oct-2019 10:59
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@Jonathan18 if you want to save a few Rutherfords....


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  # 2335471 11-Oct-2019 11:08
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I'd be buying this if my wife would allow me a 55" TV in the bedroom. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2335478 11-Oct-2019 11:29
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networkn:

 

I'd be buying this if my wife would allow me a 55" TV in the bedroom. 

 

 

Its easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.




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  # 2335481 11-Oct-2019 11:31
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networkn:

 

I'd be buying this if my wife would allow me a 55" in the bedroom. 

 

 

You really are setting me up here....


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  # 2335482 11-Oct-2019 11:31
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Thanks for the heads-up, @ShinyChrome, but sadly a little small to replace a 60" plasma; I'm looking at getting a 65" (if only I could somehow justify to my wife spending this to replace our 55" rubbish LG LCD instead!).

 

They've had the equivalent 65" down to $4k before, but I'm particularly interested in seeing if they bring in the new model. 


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  # 2335484 11-Oct-2019 11:34
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How does this compare to Panasonic? 


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  # 2335560 11-Oct-2019 14:16
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zyo:

 

How does this compare to Panasonic? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I understand it they are all using comparable LG panels?

 

This one has cool backlighting though 😍

 

I'm not sure if it's fanboyism but I'd rather Android TV than whatever Panasonic has got going on. I've always found their TVs to have a very plain OS though I haven't tried any newer Panasonics. At the very least Android looks nice IMO


 
 
 
 


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  # 2335567 11-Oct-2019 14:28
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meatshield87:

 

zyo:

 

How does this compare to Panasonic? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I understand it they are all using comparable LG panels?

 

This one has cool backlighting though 😍

 

I'm not sure if it's fanboyism but I'd rather Android TV than whatever Panasonic has got going on. I've always found their TVs to have a very plain OS though I haven't tried any newer Panasonics. At the very least Android looks nice IMO

 

 

 

 

The panels might be the same but the circuitries are different.

 

Looks like Panasonic supports Dolby Vision while this one doesn't, can't argue on Android TV side, proprietary systems that doesn't get updated (including "onboard" apps) beyond a year needs to die!


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  # 2335571 11-Oct-2019 14:34
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zyo:

 

meatshield87:

 

zyo:

 

How does this compare to Panasonic? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I understand it they are all using comparable LG panels?

 

This one has cool backlighting though 😍

 

I'm not sure if it's fanboyism but I'd rather Android TV than whatever Panasonic has got going on. I've always found their TVs to have a very plain OS though I haven't tried any newer Panasonics. At the very least Android looks nice IMO

 

 

 

 

The panels might be the same but the circuitries are different.

 

Looks like Panasonic supports Dolby Vision while this one doesn't, can't argue on Android TV side, proprietary systems that doesn't get updated (including "onboard" apps) beyond a year needs to die!

 

 

There are a long list of Android TV's that have been waiting for current updates for a long time. Sony for example was very slow to release.

 

 


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  # 2335577 11-Oct-2019 14:43
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networkn:

 

zyo:

 

meatshield87:

 

zyo:

 

How does this compare to Panasonic? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I understand it they are all using comparable LG panels?

 

This one has cool backlighting though 😍

 

I'm not sure if it's fanboyism but I'd rather Android TV than whatever Panasonic has got going on. I've always found their TVs to have a very plain OS though I haven't tried any newer Panasonics. At the very least Android looks nice IMO

 

 

 

 

The panels might be the same but the circuitries are different.

 

Looks like Panasonic supports Dolby Vision while this one doesn't, can't argue on Android TV side, proprietary systems that doesn't get updated (including "onboard" apps) beyond a year needs to die!

 

 

There are a long list of Android TV's that have been waiting for current updates for a long time. Sony for example was very slow to release.

 

 

 

 

Well my 2016 Sony TV is still being updated as of this year. Which is more than I can say for any other models. Android TV iterates at a different pace to standard Android, so I wouldn't use that as a benchmark.


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  # 2335579 11-Oct-2019 14:45
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zyo:

 

meatshield87:

 

zyo:

 

How does this compare to Panasonic? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I understand it they are all using comparable LG panels?

 

This one has cool backlighting though 😍

 

I'm not sure if it's fanboyism but I'd rather Android TV than whatever Panasonic has got going on. I've always found their TVs to have a very plain OS though I haven't tried any newer Panasonics. At the very least Android looks nice IMO

 

 

 

 

The panels might be the same but the circuitries are different.

 

Looks like Panasonic supports Dolby Vision while this one doesn't, can't argue on Android TV side, proprietary systems that doesn't get updated (including "onboard" apps) beyond a year needs to die!

 

 

 

 

Totally the processing is different but I do find that side of things a little subjective. Apparently the Phillips motion processing isn't leading according to What Hi-fi for example but that is literally the first thing I turn off in TV's. I hate the way it makes an image feel in almost all circumstances. Despite the positive reviews from most I feel like you might be taking a punt on the processing side as Phillips is has less of a name for itself in TV's.


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  # 2336012 12-Oct-2019 16:09
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Philips was pretty well respected back in the CRT days and had quite a sizable CE business in Europe way back when.

 

As for now.....is it even made by Philips?

 

I've got a sneaky feeling they stopped making TVs themselves and licensed out the brand name.  


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  # 2336025 12-Oct-2019 16:55
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It's last years model. The new one seems pretty good (though unavailable in NZ?), and adds the missing Dolby Vision support (which is the HDR format of choice for Netflix/Apple iTunes).

 

I seem to remember the 2018 Panasonic/Sony/LG 55" OLEDs around that price during the boxing day sales or maybe Waitangi. Anyway, my point is it doesn't seem exceptional for last years "off brand" model... getting pretty close to the usual sales.

 

Click on the price history graph: https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?pu=4844272   

 

 


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  # 2336026 12-Oct-2019 16:56
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I saw a Toshiba 75" 4K TV in The Warehouse this morning for $2100, looked fine.


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  # 2336040 12-Oct-2019 18:20
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I didn’t even realise Philips had re-entered the TV market here.

 

The 803 is a 2018 model and as you say doesn’t have Dolby Vision. I just watched a YT video by Vincent Teoh from HDTVTest reviewing this TV. It seems to match up pretty well with the other mainstream OLEDs. The price (on special) seems pretty reasonable for a 2018 TV.

 

 

 

The video is certainly worth a watch if you are looking to pick one up next time it’s on special.





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