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Master Geek

# 205547 17-Nov-2016 14:06
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Coming time to replace my 12 year old panny plasma :/ Its showing its age and things have moved on a lot. its a 42" 720ish set.


Was in JB hifi yesterday and (as I knew I would) ended up in front of the LG OLED range. Probably the OLED55B6T, dont care for 3D , dont mind curved but looks like LG dont do a curved 55 in NZ now.


Currently have a panasonic bluray (unlikely to be 4k..), WD TV live both by HDMI (this used to play local content and netflix), a freeview sat box (with usb hdd) that is crap , connected via component. And an optical out to a denon av amp.


I am assuming the LG dont have DVB-S so I'd still need the tuner..  The LG can play a good range of formats from USB hdd?


Also looks like 2017's OLED will be shown at CES in January, possibly for sale April? Might be worth waiting for that?


Probably wall mount this one...



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  # 1672863 17-Nov-2016 14:43
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There are some tellys that do have DVB-S tuners.  I think samsung has one.  If you're in a DVB-S only area then might be worth looking for one of those.



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Master Geek

  # 1672906 17-Nov-2016 15:41
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bah UK version is only £1960 ( about $4000 delivered + gst) and has DBV-S2 sat tuner too


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1672931 17-Nov-2016 16:17
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My 3c:


- Try and get HDR included in what you aim for. Search google and you'll know why (like


- Also with large hi-resolution displays get something that keeps a very high frame rate (even if it interpolates) so that you don't get strobing jitters in fast action scenes or when the camera pans quickly.


- Keep an eye on display brightness/contrast specs 







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Master Geek

  # 1672934 17-Nov-2016 16:20
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I think I am set on an OLED.


And LG seem to be really the only game in town, this year at least.


So I guess it depends on which year model ( 16 or 17) and bought from where


Cant say I am desperate to import something so pricey without much warranty ... but the NZ prices are stupidly high

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1672953 17-Nov-2016 16:50
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if you haven't found it already is an excellent review site.


To be as future proofed as possible try and make sure what ever you buy it is HDR standard compliant.


If you wait at some point Noel Leeming will probably have a "20% of the entire LG brand" type sale which will bring the cost down to about $5600.
So it comes down to if you want to save $1000 ish or want a warranty you can use. That will be up to your level of risk tolerance.


As for Freeview I have a solid internet connection and find I rarely watch live TV. My kids sure don't.




Good luck.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1673038 17-Nov-2016 18:20
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OLED seems to be what folks would buy if money was no object. Although LED has a brightness advantage to offset OLED's blacks advantage.




I would recommend the Samsung 65 KS8000 for $4200




The 55 inch OLED LG-B6 is significantly more than $4200 for less inches.





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  # 1673053 17-Nov-2016 18:34
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Unless you are in a desperate hurry, I would sit tight. Boxing day sales are only about 6 weeks away..... gulp.


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Master Geek

  # 1673081 17-Nov-2016 19:13
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yeah no rush whatsoever really, old tv is working ok for now




As for the Samsung, I cant go bigger than 55" and I can control the ambient light pretty well so I'd rather the better blacks than absolute brightness I think

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