Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

429 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Topic # 182473 17-Oct-2015 12:13
Send private message

Looking for a 60" TV doesnt have to be UHD or even a smart tv as its hooked to an HTPC.
  It seems that all the tvs now are only 50" and the  big ones are super expensive UHD panels.
 i passed on a 60" panasonic at $1299 earlier in the year and now kicking myself....

any suggestions on a 60-65" under 2500?

Create new topic
26 posts


  Reply # 1408231 17-Oct-2015 13:51
Send private message

KDL60W600B was $1888 at JB a few weeks ago, seemed like a good buy.

11677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5327


  Reply # 1408242 17-Oct-2015 13:58
Send private message

Harvey Norman list a few

Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.


 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...


Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!




3287 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 425

  Reply # 1408282 17-Oct-2015 16:37
Send private message

KDL60W600 is an old model, make sure it doesn't suffer from the Mira effect.
Basically, grab a pure white JPG... 1080 resolution.
Pop it on a USB stick, put it into the TV and view the file as a 'photo'.
Then see if you see the 'pebble in a pond' effect. If you do, it's one of the Mexican made panels. Avoid.

779 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153

2499 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 927


  Reply # 1408359 17-Oct-2015 19:38
Send private message

Well, having recently (2 - 3 weeks ago) looked at 60" - 65" TVs, I found that Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming, JB Hifi, Dick Smith, Appliance Shed and a few PC stores like PBTech still had some available, starting around $2200 for models like the Panasonic TH-60C430Z. Some had more choice in store than online.

Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

429 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

  Reply # 1408640 18-Oct-2015 16:15
Send private message

ive never seen a "hotel" model TV before...whats the difference? (picture quality or just connection options??)

779 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153

  Reply # 1408665 18-Oct-2015 16:36
Send private message

floydie: ive never seen a "hotel" model TV before...whats the difference? (picture quality or just connection options??)

Not too sure myself but maybe this can shed some light: 

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18

Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30

Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54

New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12

D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01

Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26

OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28

Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16

SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15

Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51

Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50

Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45

Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.