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Topic # 164286 4-Feb-2015 11:13
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So looking to upgrade to a new 55-60 inch TV. No bigger. Its been ages since ive been in market for one so any advice on whats good would be helped. 
I dont need 4k as nothing I watch is in 4k and distance I sit from TV dont think it would be worth it anyway.
Will be mainly used with Intel Nuc plugged into it and watching video/web surfing. Also for playing Xbox One. So TV with low latency would be great for gaming also looking for best picture quality I can find. 
Dont really care for curved TV's unless someone can convince my why its needed. Dont have a budget at this stage. But dont want to pay more than I have to.  

Really like the KD65X9000B from Sony. But think it would be to big and cant seem to find the 55 inch version in NZ. 


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  Reply # 1231029 4-Feb-2015 11:37
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I'm fairly certain I saw one in the Wellington JB Hifi, but you can always buy one direct from Sony online.

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  Reply # 1231030 4-Feb-2015 11:39
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i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.




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  Reply # 1231031 4-Feb-2015 11:41
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Glassboy: I'm fairly certain I saw one in the Wellington JB Hifi, but you can always buy one direct from Sony online.


Ill check JB. Cant get one from Sony. Asked them and they dont bring 55 inch into NZ only Aussie. 

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  Reply # 1231221 4-Feb-2015 16:39
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TH-55AS800Z from Panasonic...
The Sony's have had more than their fair share of Mira Effect issues. The Samsung made TV's seem to be a panel lottery, just hope you don't get one from Mexico... To top it off, curved is their thing, and I couldn't honestly recommend one to someone.
With one exception.
The LG OLED.
That is the best 55" TV currently on sale, from what I can see... the only other TV people are considering are TH-P55VT60's, and they're now 2013/2014 vintage, and if you can find one, you'll need to make sure you're happy with a plasma.

Having said that, don't write off UHD TV's.
We're heading down the path of increased colour space over the next few years, so we'll start seeing some impressive colour accuracy (once the industry stops arguing over who has the best standard to use).

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  Reply # 1231225 4-Feb-2015 16:43
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vexxxboy: i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.

Are you sure those feet are not adjustable?  I know some of them are.




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  Reply # 1231300 4-Feb-2015 18:22
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TLD:
vexxxboy: i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.

Are you sure those feet are not adjustable?  I know some of them are.


not sure but they are so thin i would doubt they would support the TV if you had to move them to the middle.




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  Reply # 1231309 4-Feb-2015 18:39
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Dunnersfella: TH-55AS800Z from Panasonic...
The Sony's have had more than their fair share of Mira Effect issues. The Samsung made TV's seem to be a panel lottery, just hope you don't get one from Mexico... To top it off, curved is their thing, and I couldn't honestly recommend one to someone.
With one exception.
The LG OLED.
That is the best 55" TV currently on sale, from what I can see... the only other TV people are considering are TH-P55VT60's, and they're now 2013/2014 vintage, and if you can find one, you'll need to make sure you're happy with a plasma.

Having said that, don't write off UHD TV's.
We're heading down the path of increased colour space over the next few years, so we'll start seeing some impressive colour accuracy (once the industry stops arguing over who has the best standard to use).


Is there anywhere I can see reviews of the TH-55AS800Z. Google does not bring up much 

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  Reply # 1231365 4-Feb-2015 20:18
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vexxxboy:
TLD:
vexxxboy: i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.

Are you sure those feet are not adjustable?  I know some of them are.


not sure but they are so thin i would doubt they would support the TV if you had to move them to the middle.


You do know that the 55" is diagonal and the TV isn't that wide? wink


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  Reply # 1231392 4-Feb-2015 21:49
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bbunnys:

Is there anywhere I can see reviews of the TH-55AS800Z. Google does not bring up much 


You probably need to leave the Z off the end of the model number - the Z denotes nZ.
Query TH-55AS800




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  Reply # 1231432 4-Feb-2015 22:50
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blakamin:
vexxxboy:
TLD:
vexxxboy: i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.

Are you sure those feet are not adjustable?  I know some of them are.


not sure but they are so thin i would doubt they would support the TV if you had to move them to the middle.


You do know that the 55" is diagonal and the TV isn't that wide? wink



That was exactly my thought tongue-out





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  Reply # 1231434 4-Feb-2015 22:57
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Best out there is LGs OLED panel. Done. You're welcome.




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  Reply # 1231435 4-Feb-2015 22:57
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nakedmolerat:
blakamin:
vexxxboy:
TLD:
vexxxboy: i looked at the LG's but for some stupid reason they put their feet at both ends of the TV, which means if i buy a 55 inch TV i need a 55 inch cabinet to sit it on and room to fit it. So that rules a LG out.

Are you sure those feet are not adjustable?  I know some of them are.


not sure but they are so thin i would doubt they would support the TV if you had to move them to the middle.


You do know that the 55" is diagonal and the TV isn't that wide? wink



That was exactly my thought tongue-out


i have a 46 inch at the moment and it overhangs my cabinet by 8 inches each side,i presume a 55 inch is even wider, all other TV's have the stand supporting the middle why do LG have to be different.




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  Reply # 1231439 4-Feb-2015 23:13
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bbunnys:
Glassboy: I'm fairly certain I saw one in the Wellington JB Hifi, but you can always buy one direct from Sony online.


Ill check JB. Cant get one from Sony. Asked them and they dont bring 55 inch into NZ only Aussie. 


Weird, I bought a 55" Sony UHD at Xmas from NL

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  Reply # 1231458 5-Feb-2015 00:29
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I saw a 60" VT60 in DSE the otherday can't remember the price now but I felt a little sad knowing it was the last Panasonic VT. A magnificent display. Oh well roll on OLED. I'd be a little concerned about being an early adaptor of OLED. Burnin/IR issues? Will be great once they are perfected and mainstream though. If I was in the market right now I'd get a VT for sure.




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  Reply # 1232024 5-Feb-2015 22:02
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Quantum dot could be interesting, and not very far away.
However, I don't think they've addressed the poor black level / backlighting issues that have always plagued LED's.
Now a HDR OLED with UHD resolution... that's the (current) holy grail!

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