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Topic # 202098 16-Sep-2016 18:15
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Hi All,

 

So my son managed to break my 2009 LG 42 inch LCD screen.

 

I had joked often to my wife I wish it got broken as an excuse to upgrade, wish it had happened in maybe 2 years when OLED was more established....

 

Anyways, been looking around, I like 3D, I hadn't realised its deadish?  (have a projector that does 3d, love it at times, maybe once a month)

 

Harvey Norman are selling the LG OLED65E6T for 12k NZD, no way i'm spending that but love the display and feel it has to be the way things are going, surprised samsung haven't done it.

 

Amazon USA selling the OLED65E6P for 5K USD, I am debating on bringing it in...

 

Will it take 50hz power supply? - anyone ever imported a TV before? any advise - including don't do it...

 

 

 

Anyone have one of these OLED screens? are they worth it?

 

 

 

Otherwise I am probably just going to go with a full hd and spend bugger all until oled rockets down in price.. and upgrade in a year or two.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1631894 16-Sep-2016 18:28
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Amazon 5K USD = Say 7K NZ + GST (1K) + duty (300?) + Shipping (500?) = 9K with no warranty, CGA etc.
That's a no from me.
If you wait to end of season (9 months) it will be 1/2 the price here in NZ

 

My theory on electronics is there is always something better coming and you need to just buy at some stage.
If 12K is affordable to you buy it now. If you can wait then wait.

 

Sadly if you want 3D you will need a top end model because as you say its dying.
HDR seems to be the next big thing and that is mostly finalized now.

 

Looking at last year OED they seems very nice, but had some motion blur. I suspect they will be my next TV in 7 years (I purchased a 2015 model in April this year)

 

Personally I would never pay 12K for a TV but that is me, I accept others can and will - good on them.

 

So what would I do? - I's buy a cheap Veon 1080 from the warehouse and wait until the price drops. 
And I'd spend the time seeing if I liked OED or a high end Samsung/LG.

 

 

 

Good luck 

 

 


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  Reply # 1631906 16-Sep-2016 18:35
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US TVs will typically not do the 25 and 50 FPS modes, just 24 30 and 60. They do that to stop them being exported to other places, and its a non issue for people in the US.





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  Reply # 1631910 16-Sep-2016 18:59
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TV's from the US won't tune into NZ's free-to-air either.


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  Reply # 1631913 16-Sep-2016 19:04
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Dunnersfella:

 

TV's from the US won't tune into NZ's free-to-air either.

 

 

Some would see that as a bonus feature ;)





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  Reply # 1631917 16-Sep-2016 19:07
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Dunnersfella:

 

TV's from the US won't tune into NZ's free-to-air either.

 

 

 

 

Funny thing is, I moved into a new house over a year ago.. it had one of those massive front lawn sat dishes...

 

They cut all the cables & removed the dish...   I have not missed tv at all..

 

We just stream what we want to watch.... or download.

 

 


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  Reply # 1631924 16-Sep-2016 19:51
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So how much of what you "download or stream" will benefit from being displayed on a 65" UHD OLED? If the answer is "not much" then it may be better to get a midrange filler in the meantime.
I too am waiting for OLED to mature and come down in price. Keeping my fingers crossed that our two plasmas last until that time.




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  Reply # 1631933 16-Sep-2016 20:41
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LG OLED is the best TV on the market. Period.

 

It's the first panel that's been a match for the old Panasonic VT Plasma.

 

 




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  Reply # 1631938 16-Sep-2016 21:00
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sbiddle:

 

LG OLED is the best TV on the market. Period.

 

It's the first panel that's been a match for the old Panasonic VT Plasma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it worth 12k?

 

Probably not for me.... especially given questions around dimming.

 

I am surprised around the whole 3D thing.. seems LG had it nailed with the passive approach..

 

I'd be sad to see it go, as UHD + Passive it kind of where it should have started...

 

 

 

I am probably going to drop $1,500 on a 65inch FHD, from 3-4 metres my eyes wont even notice the difference from uhd.. like 90% of most people.

 

Will save myself a few thousand.. in a couple of years will go to OLED and hopefully enjoy the contrast and blacks.

 

 

 

Thanks all...




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  Reply # 1631940 16-Sep-2016 21:04
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Dingbatt: So how much of what you "download or stream" will benefit from being displayed on a 65" UHD OLED? If the answer is "not much" then it may be better to get a midrange filler in the meantime.
I too am waiting for OLED to mature and come down in price. Keeping my fingers crossed that our two plasmas last until that time.

 

 

 

Indeed, not much at all... Easy to get carried way with the samplers going through the display models in a store..

 

In reality  the content doesn't exist yet.

 

 

 

I'm going to hold back... wait for OLED to move to mainstream then go for it..

 

Thansk for your opinion.

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

 


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  Reply # 1632133 17-Sep-2016 12:03
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OLED is the go for black levels.

 

If you're streaming, high resolution and colour space = waste of time compared to a decent 1080p set.

 

Having said that, reports are noting that OLED prices haven't dropped due to a high failure rate / wastage during manufacturing. Oh well, maybe they'll get that dialled?


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  Reply # 1632135 17-Sep-2016 12:14
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The same TV is $8888 at JB hifi, maybe instead of shopping overseas you should just shop around? :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1632137 17-Sep-2016 12:20
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I saw that model TV the other night. It looks incredible. It makes all the LCD TVs look very average.


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  Reply # 1632140 17-Sep-2016 12:29
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I'd get a decent Samsung 55" 1080p for now, wait a few years for OLED. You could get 4K but not much content around yet, so why spend the money?





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  Reply # 1632141 17-Sep-2016 12:33
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Kilack:

 

<snip>   Will it take 50hz power supply? - anyone ever imported a TV before? any advise - including don't do it...

 

 

DON'T DO IT.  frown

 

A completely different broadcasting system (NTFS) and the wrong voltage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1632146 17-Sep-2016 13:14
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I thought NTFS was NT File System. US Terrestrial transmissions use ATSC.





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