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  Reply # 1924734 24-Dec-2017 20:30
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Speaking of TCL, JBhifi have the 55" QLED X2 for $1736, I was eyeing up the Sony x9000e but now can't make up my mind on which to go for :/


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  Reply # 1924735 24-Dec-2017 20:39
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The Sony should get Dolby Vision early in 2018 - it depends what you're after.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1924741 24-Dec-2017 20:57
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Main uses are gaming with a PS4 Pro and streaming Netflix & Plex through said PS4 Pro.


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  Reply # 1924742 24-Dec-2017 21:04
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A friend made the mistake of getting the Sony Android TV a couple of weeks ago. Seems to take ages to start up (reminiscent of my Nexus 7) and has no browser built in but can be side loaded) or direct access to TVNZ On Demand.

 

I'm happy with a 50" tv so I'm pondering one of these:

 

LG 49UJ654V from HN for $899

 

LG 49UJ752T from JB for $998 (which is slight better model re LG) or

 

Samsung UA50MU6100SXNZ which is cheapest from HN at $898 (but available from JB and NL as well)

 

Any thoughts / favorites / suggestions? Thanks (and Merry Christmas).

 

 


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  Reply # 1924748 24-Dec-2017 21:26
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Basil12:

 

A friend made the mistake of getting the Sony Android TV a couple of weeks ago. Seems to take ages to start up (reminiscent of my Nexus 7) and has no browser built in but can be side loaded) or direct access to TVNZ On Demand.

 

I'm happy with a 50" tv so I'm pondering one of these:

 

LG 49UJ654V from HN for $899

 

LG 49UJ752T from JB for $998 (which is slight better model re LG) or

 

Samsung UA50MU6100SXNZ which is cheapest from HN at $898 (but available from JB and NL as well)

 

Any thoughts / favorites / suggestions? Thanks (and Merry Christmas).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/television/4k-uhd-televisions/9037378/Samsung-49-Curved-UHD-4K-Smart-TV---UA49MU6300.html


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  Reply # 1924753 24-Dec-2017 21:49
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Basil12:

 

. Seems to take ages to start up (reminiscent of my Nexus 7) and has no browser built in but can be side loaded) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your friend might want to update it. 

 

BTW... TVs these days aren't meant to be fully powered down, hence the time to boot.

 

Mine has a browser, and google play store, so finding apps is easy, unless you don't know what you're doing.

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Why do you need a browser on TV anyway?


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  Reply # 1924761 24-Dec-2017 22:39
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58" 4KTV JBHIFI $12xx (think of it as 60")


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  Reply # 1924763 24-Dec-2017 22:45
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blakamin: PS: Why do you need a browser on TV anyway?

 

I agree - using a PC / tablet / phone would be much easier. Re issues with apps apparently the TVNZ app is not available for Sony Android TVs but you can access their website via the app.

 

 


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  Reply # 1926354 28-Dec-2017 21:22
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Batman:

 

55" under 800

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/tcl/tcl-55-ultra-hd-4k-android-tv/338922/

 

 

 

 

I got this for myself today, happy thus far with it.


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  Reply # 1926379 28-Dec-2017 22:39
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1. how long does it take to turn on?

 

2. does it play netflix at 4k? youtube at 4k?

 

3. can you play mkv files from a windows computer on home wifi network?

 

4. how's the sound?


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  Reply # 1926387 28-Dec-2017 22:56
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Batman:

 

1. how long does it take to turn on?

 

2. does it play netflix at 4k? youtube at 4k?

 

3. can you play mkv files from a windows computer on home wifi network?

 

4. how's the sound?

 

 

Q1 for me the same as a mobile phone.

 

Q2 yes and yes and it looks really good. The travels with my father series is really good , the scenery is jaw dropping.

 

Q4 Sound is fine once you find the settings and fiddle with them.




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  Reply # 1926395 28-Dec-2017 23:45
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Batman:

 

1. how long does it take to turn on?

 

2. does it play netflix at 4k? youtube at 4k?

 

3. can you play mkv files from a windows computer on home wifi network?

 

4. how's the sound?

 

 

1. about 40 seconds 

 

2. Yes and Yes.

 

3. Yes I was able to cast a .mkv movie to the TV.

 

4. Pretty good for TV speakers.


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  Reply # 1926397 29-Dec-2017 00:05
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Batman:

 

4. how's the sound?

 

 

That shouldn't even be a question!

 

 

 

I've had low to mid to plasma-range TVs for the last 8 years (from LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic) and NONE have EVER been worth turning the sound up on.

 

Current Sony KD-X8500C (4K tv) included.

 

 

 

Would maybe try the "speaker" on the Sony A1 OLED, but that's because the panel is a speaker.

 

 

 

Just me tongue-out 

 

 

 

TCL must be special!


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It's as though TV manufacturers cripple the sound just so you have to pay extra and buy a sound bar. What a brilliant idea!

 

 


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