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Topic # 223823 19-Oct-2017 08:05
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I've seen that The Warehouse now have a 75" 4k Veon for $2,499 which is basically half what you'll pay for any other 75" tv? 

 

I'm interested to know if anyone has brought this TV or the 55" counterpart (VPS55UHD) which I assume uses the same panel/internals. I'm only really interested in the TV for viewing as I already have a surround sound system and use chromecast for smart tv functions.


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  Reply # 1925385 26-Dec-2017 16:55
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I bought a 75" one online last night through The Warehouse's website, so I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives either this week or next week. I've had my eye on them for a while but have been waiting for them to come on sale, which seems to never happen on the 75" model. Bought it during their Boxing Day sale for $2199. Cheapest I have seen prior to that was their deal a couple of weeks ago where every $50 you spend you get $5 off (up to $5000), which brought it down to $2250 (prior to that in November it was $10 off every $100 you spend but was capped at $2000 which made the TV $2299).

 

I've always been one to go for big name brands (Sony, Panasonic, Samsung etc) for all larger purchases/appliances like TV's, phones, fridges, washing machines etc, but when comparing the price of the Veon TV to the cheapest big brand equivalent it's like night and day. I'm not expecting the picture quality to be the absolute best, but I have viewed the TV going in-store and it actually looked really good. It will be replacing our Panasonic 55" 3D LED TV which is only a few years old, but the lounge in our new place is quite large and we've recently mounted it on the wall so it now looks a little small.

 

95% of our TV viewing will be through Sky (4 young kids, so think Paw Patrol etc, lol), which is crap quality to begin with, so it didn't make sense to buy something in the 6k+ price point as it's capabilities will be wasted for most of it's life. The Veon 75" will also be mounted on the wall and upon doing the measurements it will be HUGE in comparison. I'll be sure to report back with my opinion. If it's sh*t I won't be afraid to say so! money-mouth

 


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  Reply # 1925390 26-Dec-2017 17:07
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This is the current set-up with the 55" Panasonic TV as it stands right now. I'll have to post an updated photo as a comparison once the 75" is up. For reference, from the couch to the TV it's exactly 5-metres.

 


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  Reply # 1925391 26-Dec-2017 17:08
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youre not measuring 75 inches horizontal are you??? it should be 65.4" or 166cm wide.


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  Reply # 1925394 26-Dec-2017 17:12
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reven:

 

youre not measuring 75 inches horizontal are you??? it should be 65.4" or 166cm wide.

 

 

Nope, I measured it from the dimensions in the user manual for the TV - Without stand: 1684 x 71 x 965 (mm)

 

I also measured it horizontally for the 75" viewable screen size to compare.


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  Reply # 1925395 26-Dec-2017 17:16
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Here's the original images measuring at 1684mm wide by 965mm high:

 

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  Reply # 1925459 26-Dec-2017 18:50
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Saw this TV on display today at the warehouse near Wellington airport. Wasn't bad. Playback material wasn't the best quality - definitely not 4k but looked okay (was Cars 3 trailer).

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  Reply # 1925460 26-Dec-2017 18:53
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There is a 70" TV somewhere (?NL) for around the same price


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  Reply # 1925466 26-Dec-2017 19:09
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^ Not bad considering it was $3500 when it came out. Shame it's not a 75" though.


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  Reply # 1925499 26-Dec-2017 20:07
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We can keep lowering the bar :) there is a 65" for $1900 ... very tempted lol


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  Reply # 1925507 26-Dec-2017 20:14
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Sorry OP, your Q was PQ of the Veon - stunning. Ok it won't get anywhere near OLED, but i've seen it in person, it's what you'd expect of a base model LED Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, no difference that I could tell.

 

CAVEAT - it was a 1080p cartoon (Lava IIRC) that I viewed which the panel upscaled to 4K and looked magical

 

BUT: there is nothing smart about the TV, treat it as a dumb TV. And the remote control is very dodgy, I tried to get into the menu and couldn't get out of it. Buttons (of remote) also very dodgy.

 

YMMV

 

PS my take - i'd only buy if it's half the price of a Samsung (which is 3299, so, it'd have to be 1700 for me to consider). But i understand you could return it within 365 days right ;p


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  Reply # 1925510 26-Dec-2017 20:18
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Batman:

 

We can keep lowering the bar :) there is a 65" for $1900 ... very tempted lol

 

 

The 65" Veon is $999, which is a crazy price, especially when I think back to what the prices were of all the TV's I've bought over the years. Paid twice that for a 40" in 2011, and even that was reduced down from $2699, lol.

 

https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/veon-65-inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-lcd-tv-sro654k2016-p/R2242794.html#q=veon+tv&start=1

 

 

 

EDIT: The 55" 4k Veon one is currently $499.


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  Reply # 1925514 26-Dec-2017 20:23
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Turbocharged: I bought a 75" one online last night through The Warehouse's website, so I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives either this week or next week. I've had my eye on them for a while but have been waiting for them to come on sale, which seems to never happen on the 75" model. Bought it during their Boxing Day sale for $2199. Cheapest I have seen prior to that was their deal a couple of weeks ago where every $50 you spend you get $5 off (up to $5000), which brought it down to $2250 (prior to that in November it was $10 off every $100 you spend but was capped at $2000 which made the TV $2299).

 

And if you get a Warehouse Money credit card (no annual fee) you'd get another 5% off.


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  Reply # 1925517 26-Dec-2017 20:26
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Basil12:And if you get a Warehouse Money credit card (no annual fee) you'd get another 5% off.

 

LOL! If only. I've personally never owned a credit card in my life and likely never will. I did however get car (x2), contents and house insurance through The Warehouse Insurance though as it's underwritten by Vero (who own AA) and was considerably cheaper than other companies, including AA themselves!


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  Reply # 1925543 26-Dec-2017 21:42
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I just bought the 55" next model down - $499 Its the non-smart tv. 

 

As a 1080p computer monitor it works well :-)

 

 

 

I do have a 42" veon smart tv about 2 years old and i have to say be careful about expecting any smart features - it advertised youtube which is now too old to work and not updated. Its built on a heavily locked down android which wont run the play store. 

 

So yeah if you get a warehouse "smart" tv, dont expect it to be updated. 





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