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Topic # 109931 29-Sep-2012 17:25
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Hey all,

Sorry if this has been asked before... I'm in the market for a new TV, but the massive amount of different models with similar features around the same price makes the buying experience REALLY confusing. So I'm after some recommendations..

I'm after a good budget TV with networking/DLNA/"Smart" capabilities, around 40" (maybe a bit bigger). Doesn't need wifi. That's my only criteria (except cheaper is better). I tend to buy Samsung products but I'm open to anything.

Any suggestions/recommendations appreciated!
Thanks!

edit: this is what I'm currently leaning towards: http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/GE2503/samsung-40-quot-101cm-full-hd-led-lcd-tv

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  Reply # 693459 29-Sep-2012 19:08
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UnitedWeFall: Hey all,

Sorry if this has been asked before... I'm in the market for a new TV, but the massive amount of different models with similar features around the same price makes the buying experience REALLY confusing. So I'm after some recommendations..

I'm after?a good?budget TV with networking/DLNA/"Smart" capabilities, around 40" (maybe a bit bigger). Doesn't need wifi. That's my only criteria (except cheaper is better). I tend to buy Samsung products but I'm open to anything.

Any suggestions/recommendations appreciated!
Thanks!

edit: this is what I'm currently leaning towards: http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/GE2503/samsung-40-quot-101cm-full-hd-led-lcd-tv


Personally I think the sony ones are better made, better interface and design is better,and according to consumer have better relaibility. I would probably rank samsung 2nd, but I like their higher quality models better than their entry models, especailly the very thin framed ones. I think sonys entry models are better.

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  Reply # 693464 29-Sep-2012 19:28
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I think I may have said so on here before...
But the entry level 'LED' TV's from Samsung are easily the poorest examples on the market both picture and build quality wise. They only exist because Samsung had to find a cheap way to produce TV's... and that's what the dated chassis / lack of inputs / cheap panel etc will offer you.
Try and hunt down a 42LM6200 if you can, it'll smoke it (and for around $999 on clearance).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 693476 29-Sep-2012 20:28
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Thanks for that. The reason I was looking at Samsung is because the main TV in the house is a 55" LED/3D/Smart TV beast and it's awesome.

Open to other suggestions though. 

The LG suggested above looks good, but a quick Google doesn't show anywhere with stock.

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  Reply # 693618 30-Sep-2012 14:19
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Dunnersfella:Try and hunt down a 42LM6200 if you can, it'll smoke it (and for around $999 on clearance).


I have the 42LS4600 which looks like it's essentially the same thing without 3D and Smart TV. I'm no expert on TVs - I really just use it to watch news and current affairs - but I'm very happy with its performance.

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  Reply # 693932 1-Oct-2012 10:10
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The LS4600 is a 50Hz model (not 100Hz) and has slightly fewer connections (HDMI / USB etc).
Whether or not it has an IPS panel... that would be the decider for me!
I've seen some 42LM6200's for sale at $999 and that struck me as a very good deal.

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