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  Reply # 1526877 6-Apr-2016 12:14
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I've now set my parents up with two of the Veon TV's   Both 42" from memory.

 

 

 

My impressions are that they're bloody good for the price.  Includes the likes of glass stands and UI that doesn't look like 1990's computers.


Two things count against them for me, and your importance may differ:

 

1) No discrete IR codes provided for input selection, which means you have to cycle through the inputs to select the one you want.  This makes universal remote integration flaky, as the remote never really knows for sure what input the TV is currently on, and it can't instruct it to switch to a specific input in one move.

 

1-b) The warehouse doesn't want to know about this, and they've got a very limited only presence, so it's not like you can ask anyone actually in the know easily either.

 

 

 

2) The sound from the inbuilt speakers is sht.  No nice way to put this.  This ins't actually a Veon specific issue, more a trend in general, but just watch if you are 'upgrading' your parents set as you'll need some form of external sound, either a home theatre etc, or pay extra for the sound bar that they used to give you on the body itself...  Nice work for an upsell for them, but worth mentioning.  The move to thin surround bezels has meant speakers are moved to the rear and frankly they don't sound very good.

Apart from that, and the perceived shame of a Veon label on the front, I think they're not too bad, especially for the price.
The 50" was $399 online today for example.


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  Reply # 1529896 11-Apr-2016 09:55
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ANYONE KNOW: Do these Veon TV's have the necessary vesa holes for wall mount brackets??


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1529899 11-Apr-2016 09:59
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Dairyxox:

 

ANYONE KNOW: Do these Veon TV's have the necessary vesa holes for wall mount brackets??

 

 

 

 

yep, I've got my one mounted on the wall


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  Reply # 1529932 11-Apr-2016 10:19
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ZiglioNZ:

 

Dairyxox:

 

ANYONE KNOW: Do these Veon TV's have the necessary vesa holes for wall mount brackets??

 

 

 

 

yep, I've got my one mounted on the wall

 

 

 

 

Awesome thanks!


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  Reply # 1529963 11-Apr-2016 10:54
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KrazyKid:

 

4K Netflix looks very sharp on the Samsung.
IMHO 4K Bluray will probably never really take off as streaming will grow. There will be a market, but that is never going to be as big as DVD and even 1080 bluray. It is 5 years away as well. They need cheap players and titles

 

 

 

 

5 yrs away ?

 

try next month for the first releases...

 

http://www.screenscribe.net/blu-ray/may-days-for-first-4k-blu-rays/

 

 

 

 

Yes I am aware early adopters can by 4K Blu-rays soon. But they will be paying the premium for being first. By 5 years away I meant it becoming mainstream like Blu-ray finally is today in pricing and availability of titles and players.
Obviously I was not clear :) (and the discussion has moved on)


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  Reply # 1529966 11-Apr-2016 11:00
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Jaxson:

Apart from that, and the perceived shame of a Veon label on the front, I think they're not too bad, especially for the price.

 

 

The Veon label can come off :-)





 

 

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  Reply # 1529982 11-Apr-2016 11:32
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Jaxson:

Apart from that, and the perceived shame of a Veon label on the front, I think they're not too bad, especially for the price.

 

 

The Veon label can come off :-)

 

 

 

 

It's pretty burnt into at least one of my parents TV's.  It's not a sticker.


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  Reply # 1530020 11-Apr-2016 12:22
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My old ones had it as a chrome plastic badge that came off easily and the surface underneath was constant. The new ones have it painted on to glossy surface.




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  Reply # 1532420 13-Apr-2016 11:10
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I just ordered a Veon 55 SRO9112, I'm going to wait for it to be delivered and return it if it's not great.  They have the 55 4K Veon for $799 which is a great deal for a 4K TV, but I'm sure it will be missing everything that would make it worth buying.


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  Reply # 1532466 13-Apr-2016 11:39
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Drat, Im wanting someone to get the 4k one so they can see if it is hdmi2.0 or not. Only other solution would be for me to get a displayport to HDMI 2.0 adapter and take a computer to the warehouse and plug it in which im sure would not go down well.





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  Reply # 1532467 13-Apr-2016 11:40
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Drat, Im wanting someone to get the 4k one so they can see if it is hdmi2.0 or not. Only other solution would be for me to get a displayport to HDMI 2.0 adapter and take a computer to the warehouse and plug it in which im sure would not go down well.

 

 

Someone on Cheapies said it was...but you never know since you can do 4K60 on 1.4 with 4:2:0

 

 


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  Reply # 1532476 13-Apr-2016 11:53
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macuser:

 

Someone on Cheapies said it was...but you never know since you can do 4K60 on 1.4 with 4:2:0

 

 

Actually that's a good point, dont want any 4:2:0 crap. Have that on the little sammy 22" in the kitchen when on the little atom based pc and hell is it aweful to look at.





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  Reply # 1533048 14-Apr-2016 14:32
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So all and all I cancelled my order for the 55" Veon, and actually bought a 55" Sony 4K for $1999 price matched at JB which is the cheapest its ever been (it was 1999 on Christmas eve too).  The picture quality should be a lot better than my old 49" as its a different panel type, and HDR should look ok on the unit (though not spectacular).

 

I just thought I would miss the Android TV features too much, 4K and Freeview plus...I wanted to avoid having so many dongles and doo-dads hanging off the TV providing that functionality.  

 

The 2015 55x8500c is a better tv than the 2016 55x8500d according to Rtings as far as contrast ratio and black level

 

 


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  Reply # 1534849 18-Apr-2016 12:18
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macuser: After a mediocre experience with a 4K Sony that was fairly expensive and without great picture quality and no 4K content to display on it, I returned it and will potentially downgrade to a bigger, far cheaper Veon (that or wait for 2016 Samsung displays and pay quite a bit more)

Anyone own a Veon in the 50,55,65 range? Care to share its usability and image quality? They're very hard to find actual information on, and its hard to tell whether the contrast ratio the Warehouse states in spec lists is native or dynamic (3000:1 native is fine, but 3000:1 dynamic would be truely aweful).

Everyone has stated the sound is aweful on Veon's - how aweful? Can't watch the news or sports? Or just not cinematic when watching a movie?

I suppose my question comes down to are they are good deal when they're on special (does the picture quality exceed expectations for the discounted price point eg $600- $700 for a 55" Veon) , or is the quality so bad that they're really a waste of money at any price.

I just bought a projector for movies, so my use will be television and gaming in lounge.

 

 

 

My ex mother in law got one of these to replace a broken Samsung, the picture was really bad, I found it unwatchable. It was playing sky (not HD) but the Samsung looked a LOT better.


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  Reply # 1534912 18-Apr-2016 12:46
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macuser:

 

I just ordered a Veon 55 SRO9112, I'm going to wait for it to be delivered and return it if it's not great.  They have the 55 4K Veon for $799 which is a great deal for a 4K TV, but I'm sure it will be missing everything that would make it worth buying.

 

 

I saw this $799 4K TV on the weekend. It was playing "The Good Dinosaur". I was pretty impressed with the picture.


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