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Topic # 201694 30-Aug-2016 10:11
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Noel leeming are offering LG OLED's at a pretty good price right now

 

55" OLED 4K - $5624

 

65" OLED 4K $7491

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/televisions/oled-television/c10137-cTVs-coledtv-p1.html

 

compared to Harvey Norman offering 65" at $11999

 

and Smith City 55" at $7499 and 65" at $9999


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  Reply # 1619521 30-Aug-2016 10:32
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Such nice TVs too.

 

My next set... Hopefully by the time I'm allowed to buy one, the technology will be more mature (read. cheaper).


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  Reply # 1619522 30-Aug-2016 10:33
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Wow that's a great price. They're without a doubt the best TV around right now and the only good replacement for the Panasonic VT Plasmas'. It's a shame they're still on the expensive side. :(


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1619550 30-Aug-2016 11:23
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I still have the big cardboard box from my 50" Panasonic VT plasma against the garage wall.

 

It is handy when parking the car - safe to nudge - unlike the wall.

 

It still has the RRP price sticker of something like $5k (I paid $3k) back in... um .... ages ago. So the above prices are not 'too' bad for OLED.

 

The LG OLEDs have a stunning picture - the contrast is amazing.

 

Definitely the only TV I would regard as an improvement over plasma. Just hope my current TV has a bit more life in it and the OLEDs drop a bit more. 

 

Curiously, LG seems to be the only manufacturer actively using OLED for TVs as far as I know.





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  Reply # 1619560 30-Aug-2016 11:35
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robjg63:

 

Curiously, LG seems to be the only manufacturer actively using OLED for TVs as far as I know.

 

 

Hisense have made a huge investment in OLED and were really pushing their OLED TV's. I saw quite a few vendors at CES this year with OLED's, but it was really LG and Hisense pushing them.

 

It really does surprise me that Hisense haven't entered the NZ market yet, they seem to have gained reasonable market share in Aussie and are certainly a big player in the TV space now.

 

 


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  Reply # 1619584 30-Aug-2016 12:16
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Hadn't heard of Hisense - but googling them they appear to be a pretty big manufacturer.

 

They appear to be pushing ULED as an alternative to OLED.

 

ULED looks like a vastly improved LED system - but is drawing favourable comparisons to the LG OLEDs in picture quality  - but have much better pricing.

 

Hope they come to the NZ market soon.





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  Reply # 1619591 30-Aug-2016 12:23
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There are also off-brands using OLED, but they are LG panels (older generation).

 

LG and Samsung both started developing OLEDs years ago (and they use small ones in phone screens). The failure rates on early OLED TVs was huge (I think over 80%), and I think Samsung pulled the pin. LG kept going (and it must have cost a fortune) and are now reaping the rewards. To look at, they are streets ahead of anything LED. A match to (if not better than) the best Panny Plasmas, and so light and thin.


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  Reply # 1619761 30-Aug-2016 16:30
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The OLED's listed at Noel Leeming appear to be lower spec models compared to those at Harvey Norman (B series, not E series).

 

Smith's City's selection is the same as Noel's, so they're off the money.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1619798 30-Aug-2016 17:39
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LG have said all models have same picture quality. If you don't want a curved screen or 3D then the B is your best choice. The C has curved screen and 3D. The other more expensive ones have a top quality soundbar.

I have bought the 65B6T and i can tell you the picture is unbelievable. Betters my plasma on all counts.

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