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Topic # 146526 20-May-2014 19:37
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Hey guys, finding it hard finding a decent one given most product codes etc are different from US/EU so hard to find reviews 

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

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  Reply # 1050086 20-May-2014 21:04
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  Reply # 1050090 20-May-2014 21:05
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A decent LED will probably be at least 100Hz, and it'll be either 3D or smart... but probably both.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1050091 20-May-2014 21:05
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FineWine: http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/televisions/we-recommend


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  Reply # 1050092 20-May-2014 21:06
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budget?

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  Reply # 1050094 20-May-2014 21:06
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FineWine: http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/televisions/we-recommend 

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  Reply # 1050095 20-May-2014 21:06
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joker97: budget?


No distinct price range really, will pay more for a better one if it's well worth it. Most 50"'s don't seem over 2K from what I've seen tho, so probably that.

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  Reply # 1050098 20-May-2014 21:10
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why LED?



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  Reply # 1050100 20-May-2014 21:11
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joker97: why LED?


Personally prefer the picture and power consumption.

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  Reply # 1050127 20-May-2014 21:25
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Oops by bad. sorry
Recommendations for 50" are:

Panasonic TH-L50E6Z

Sony KDL50R550A

I actually have the Panny and can personally recommend it. Search these forums as i bought prior to Consumer NZ subscription on my research in these forums.




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  Reply # 1050301 21-May-2014 10:11
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Smart and 3D features will be in most of the better models so don't worry about them being there. The panel Hz is the most important specification as a plain 50Hz panel would be unwatchable. Some run at 100Hz and engage motion interpolation while others strobe or "blink" the backlight at 100Hz or 200Hz to improve motion. Some do both. Sony and Samsung use fantasy numbers to represent motion like the "XR" rating that further confuses people. Not even the retailers understand the specs of the TVs they're selling and often mislabel them. I personally don't like the motion interpolation "soap opera" effect but most people like it.

The 2014 Sony KDL50W800B shouldn't be much more expensive than the 2013 KDL50R550A. It should have better motion but slightly smaller speakers.
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2534276
You may be able to get a discount as the RRP overseas is much lower.

The 50AS700 is Panasonic's top 2014 50" model. Sticker pricing is high as the retailers have just introduced it. You should be able to get it for under $2000. The ET60Z was last year's comparable model but you might not be able to get it at a reasonable price now as most retailers are out of stock. These two models are IPS panels which should mean better viewing angles.
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2657464

If you don't like motion interpolation and don't care for IPS you can get something cheaper.

I wouldn't consider Samsung as they have had the highest failure rate of the big brands. You're going to have a hard time finding reviews even if you look up the UK and USA model names of televisions as only the models videophiles buy get much reviewer attention and the 2014 models are new. I don't think the average person looks at reviews. Huge back inventory from 2013 has delayed this year's models.

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  Reply # 1050600 21-May-2014 18:50
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Can you do a quick trip to Australia ?

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/55-agora-4k-smart-3d-led-tv-uhd/




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  Reply # 1050606 21-May-2014 18:59
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Got offered a pretty good deal on this TV what do you guys think about it?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/televisions/led-televisions/panasonic-th50a430z-50-full-high-definition-led/prod129488.html

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  Reply # 1050668 21-May-2014 20:57
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The new Panasonic LED's are really nice (I went to the product launch last week). Chokka full of features though and I suspect most people won't use 90% of them.

Still such a shame they dumped their Plasma's though which were the best TV's on the market full stop but there are still some fantastic deals around on the last stock. Nothing else on the market comes close to last years's Plasma models.





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  Reply # 1050769 21-May-2014 23:26
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Mark: Can you do a quick trip to Australia ?

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/55-agora-4k-smart-3d-led-tv-uhd/



I wouldn't buy a 4K television that only supports the resolution at 30Hz. The big brand's 4K televisions are overpriced but they're still mostly very high end.

memske: Got offered a pretty good deal on this TV what do you guys think about it?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/televisions/led-televisions/panasonic-th50a430z-50-full-high-definition-led/prod129488.html


The 430Z is available for less elsewhere
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2636430

I'm not sure what the motion specifications of that model are. The Panasonic website says 200Hz backlight blinking. Some retailers say it has a 100Hz interpolation panel. Someone has made a mistake. See if they let you play around with the display model.

It only has two HDMI ports which might be a problem for some people.

 



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  Reply # 1050770 21-May-2014 23:30
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Mark: Can you do a quick trip to Australia ?

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/55-agora-4k-smart-3d-led-tv-uhd/



I wouldn't buy a 4K television that only supports the resolution at 30Hz. The big brand's 4K televisions are overpriced but they're still mostly very high end.

memske: Got offered a pretty good deal on this TV what do you guys think about it?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/televisions/led-televisions/panasonic-th50a430z-50-full-high-definition-led/prod129488.html


The 430Z is available for less elsewhere
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2636430

I'm not sure what the motion specifications of that model are. The Panasonic website says 200Hz backlight blinking. Some retailers say it has a 100Hz interpolation panel. Someone has made a mistake. See if they let you play around with the display model.

It only has two HDMI ports which might be a problem for some people.

 


Yeah, the deal I got offered is cheaper than them coming in at like 1180ish.

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