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Topic # 189339 25-Dec-2015 07:30
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As above. My 50" Plasma tv have shown signs of brain damage and may or may not last till next Boxing day ... just wondering out loud if anyone has also looked at TVs.

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  Reply # 1456922 25-Dec-2015 08:09
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I'm in a similar situation so have kinda been looking over the past few weeks as well.

I guess the first thing is to decide whether you want full HD or 4K - personally I'm not sold on 4K yet but much like 3D that was an expensive addon 4K will just become the norm soon.


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  Reply # 1456966 25-Dec-2015 10:29
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This one was pointed out by the brother in law as a good one/good price

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/all-televisions-online/sony-kd-55x8000c-55-ultra-high-definition-smart-led-with-android-tv/prod142726.html

none available online ... will be looking at one of the stores tomorrow to see if it was just a teaser.

Not sure if Freeviewplus capable means it's a download add-on or you have to pay for an option.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1457078 25-Dec-2015 15:18
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How about a Sony 65" for just over $2k? KDL65W850C at Harvey Norman. 

I am not sold on 4k either and would rather pay for the size and quality instead. 

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  Reply # 1457081 25-Dec-2015 15:26
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PB Tech have good deals on the LG TVs, I bought mine from there a while ago.
I have the 55UG870T, I know 3D isn't everyone's cup of tea but we love it.
It uses the same passive glasses as Hoyts so we already have a large collection

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  Reply # 1457298 26-Dec-2015 09:42
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Interstingly the reviews on the 4K TVs on rting.com are overall better than the HD ones.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/65-inch/best?uxtv=3dea
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/60-inch/best?uxtv=3dea
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/55-inch/best?uxtv=3dea

But there are a lot of variability, like the HD TVs so it will be a model by model comparison



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  Reply # 1457309 26-Dec-2015 10:32
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What I'm wondering is ... wifi band and number of radios .... I would ONLY consider a wifi on tv a wifi if it has 5GHz and 2 radios ... I imagine the interference from the TV itself would be massive at 2.4GHz?



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  Reply # 1457310 26-Dec-2015 10:33
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sudo: Interstingly the reviews on the 4K TVs on rting.com are overall better than the HD ones.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/65-inch/best?uxtv=3dea
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/60-inch/best?uxtv=3dea
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/55-inch/best?uxtv=3dea

But there are a lot of variability, like the HD TVs so it will be a model by model comparison


I always read dedicated reviewers' opinions with a tablespoon of salt.

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  Reply # 1457317 26-Dec-2015 10:53
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joker97: What I'm wondering is ... wifi band and number of radios .... I would ONLY consider a wifi on tv a wifi if it has 5GHz and 2 radios ... I imagine the interference from the TV itself would be massive at 2.4GHz?


You... you... you use WiFi for TV's / amps / set top boxes?

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  Reply # 1457338 26-Dec-2015 11:26
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I had a look at that 65" Sony earlier. I was seriously temped but manage resist the temptation to grab one.



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  Reply # 1457341 26-Dec-2015 11:31
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Picked my SECOND Dyson v6 at JB. Amazing deal

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  Reply # 1457346 26-Dec-2015 11:57
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sbiddle: I had a look at that 65" Sony earlier. I was seriously temped but manage resist the temptation to grab one.




What am I going to watch this evening?

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  Reply # 1457356 26-Dec-2015 12:24
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johnr:
sbiddle: I had a look at that 65" Sony earlier. I was seriously temped but manage resist the temptation to grab one.




What am I going to watch this evening?


7" tablet.


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  Reply # 1457417 26-Dec-2015 14:38
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Didn't spot the spec's but HN had what appeared to be a nice 55" LED 100 hz for about $1300.  Looked like a lot of flash for pretty good cash at a glance.  I think it was Samsung.  




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  Reply # 1457419 26-Dec-2015 14:43
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There is the Sony 55x8500C at Heathcotes for $1997 or so, it's a 55" 4K 3D Android TV, it's also fully HDMI 2.0 and for the most part HDR compatible (only OLED could be full HDR compatible).  It has both a 2.4/5ghz AC Wifi and a Ethernet jack.

That's a great deal as it is usually on special for $2600 or so.

I have the 49x8300c (same internals but lower quality, 49" display without 3D) and it is pretty cool, but I'm going to return mine due to backlight bleed.

It's worth a look,  but it's worth mentioning that all the 2016 TV models will be announced in a couple weeks at CES, so now is not a great time to buy a TV

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  Reply # 1459376 31-Dec-2015 07:35
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I shopped around looking for a non 4K non smart 55in TV for around the 1200 mark. I already had a Tivo and an Amazon FireTV so didn't need Smarts and all my content is 1080P so didn't need the 4K and didn't want to have to pay more to get a TV with a good upscaler.

The Sony previously mentioned was a very good deal and reviewed well. I went to Noel Leemings in Kapiti and they had sold out very quickly. I ended up getting the Panasonic TH-55CS650 for just over $1300.

I was initially not expecting much from the Smart side of things being a Gen1 set but it works very well. Has Freeview Plus and can record to USB with no issues. Also has YouTube and Netflix apps which work very well and are quick to access and load. Multiple USB ports and HDMI ports and also has a DVB-S and DVB-T tuner so you can use this anywhere.

The bezel is nice and small and the set looks pretty good. I am running an older Yamaha RX-465V receiver with it connected via optical as the 465 doesn't do ARC :-( I have a Harmoney One remote controlling everything and it works very well.

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