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#233717 29-Apr-2018 20:12
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After ten years we decided to get a bigger TV than our old Sony Bravia. We don't need a smart TV seeing most of the content we consume is either from Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.

 

We got a Veon 49" 4K. Picture wise it's not bad - could have better blacks but it's a cheap panel really. 

 

There's a PVR function but no scheduled recording. That's ok, but what is really annoying is how it (almost) never shows the EPG when we hit the EPG button. It seems only one in ten times we hit the EPG button it will actually load it - and that's not really an EPG but mainly the current and next couple of programs in one channel. You have to scroll for other channels - so not really a grid.

 

I see there's an option for firmware update but can't really find a Veon OEM or support site and Warehouse pretty much said "I don't know".

 

Is there any chance we will see an update fixing software problems with these sets?





 

 

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  #2004701 29-Apr-2018 20:31
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Ummm.... I’d be surprised.... from what I know of the industry, and this manufacturer in particular.... no.

 

 

 

The new LG i got in the Boxing Day sales though has WebOS v4... nerve wracking letting it auto-update but seems reliable.... has managed everything I've thrown at it so far, and much nicer than the 10-yr old Samsung 27" it replaced...





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  #2004705 29-Apr-2018 20:40
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Yes, thought much so.

 

Went to Noel Leeming today with parents-in-law to get a new TV for them. Got the Sony A1 55" - same model Sony sent me a few months back for a spin. What a TV - great sound, black as black can be (OLED), Android TV OS updated straight out of the box. But then you pay about 15 times more...





 

 

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  #2004917 30-Apr-2018 10:32
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My Sony A1 65inch was worth every cent. Still in love 6 months later. Better than my Panny plasma's by a long way which is sad really. 


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  #2004974 30-Apr-2018 11:16
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Had my sony tv for about 12 - 14 months now.  Had 3 updates for it.  I would like more but it is what it is and lucky it's getting them.

 

Just wish they packed a bit more ram in my one as android TV can be slow when you first turn it on (like 10 - 20 seconds before you can press a button). 


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TV manufacturers have pretty much hit the jackpot with 'smart' TVs.

 

While a decent quality TV will work for many years without problems, the software is now the weak spot and will stop being supported pretty quickly - So in a relatively short time the TV will become a bit annoying (Netflix doesnt work - cant access youtube etc).

 

So for the consumer, it will be more often a matter of discarding a perfectly functioning TV purely because the software doesnt do what the user wants anymore.

 

Quite sad really - should mean an increasing market for little black TV box manufacturers (Android TV, Roku etc) but most people arent aware of these or are confused by them.

 

 





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  #2005009 30-Apr-2018 11:52
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Does the Veon nor support MHEG5 for the official Freeview EPG?




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  #2005013 30-Apr-2018 11:54
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It does show the current and next couple of programs but it is a list per channel. You have to use the arrow keys to change to next channel. You don't get a grid with channels/times. You do get an option to skip the current channel list to next day or next week - so it indicates support for MEHG5 just not a nice table on screen.





 

 

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  #2005144 30-Apr-2018 13:59
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Quinny:

My Sony A1 65inch was worth every cent. Still in love 6 months later. Better than my Panny plasma's by a long way which is sad really. 



@quinny I'm very tempted by the a1 in 65.

How's the update for hdr/dolby like?

I bought a GoPro 6, what's the h265 compatibility like ?

What is ARC codec ? How about optical ie if stream 4k Netflix's what audio can I send to the avr

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  #2005210 30-Apr-2018 14:36
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robjg63:

 

TV manufacturers have pretty much hit the jackpot with 'smart' TVs.

 

While a decent quality TV will work for many years without problems, the software is now the weak spot and will stop being supported pretty quickly - So in a relatively short time the TV will become a bit annoying (Netflix doesnt work - cant access youtube etc).

 

So for the consumer, it will be more often a matter of discarding a perfectly functioning TV purely because the software doesnt do what the user wants anymore.

 

Quite sad really - should mean an increasing market for little black TV box manufacturers (Android TV, Roku etc) but most people arent aware of these or are confused by them.

 

 

Surely most people would add a smart BD player, chromecast etc rather than discard the whole TV?  With the CGA being what it is, the manufacturer/retailer is taking a risk if TVs are marketed with smart features that cease working in a "relatively short time"


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Not much help sorry. I watch YouTube 4k and Twitch 1080p and love it. Picture at both is very very nice, clear chrisp and prefect. There is a 4k video I use to show off the tv of a lantern festival that is stunning.

 

I compared Panny (slightly better picture in the top end model not the lower but same horrid backend as my Panny V series plasmas), LG (big visible artifacts made these a no go for me).

 

I also watch a lot of crap quality older tv and even an analogue backfeed and the tv handles these really well. Sky dumped via Chromecast looks normal def but fine.

 

I dont have Netflix sorry. Sound wise one of the reasons to pick this tv was the built in sound (Have 65 Panny with home theater in lounge already).


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  #2005292 30-Apr-2018 15:53
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Quinny:

Not much help sorry. I watch YouTube 4k and Twitch 1080p and love it. Picture at both is very very nice, clear chrisp and prefect. There is a 4k video I use to show off the tv of a lantern festival that is stunning.


I compared Panny (slightly better picture in the top end model not the lower but same horrid backend as my Panny V series plasmas), LG (big visible artifacts made these a no go for me).


I also watch a lot of crap quality older tv and even an analogue backfeed and the tv handles these really well. Sky dumped via Chromecast looks normal def but fine.


I dont have Netflix sorry. Sound wise one of the reasons to pick this tv was the built in sound (Have 65 Panny with home theater in lounge already).



Thanks for the reply.
I'll lurk and see if other a1 owners can help.

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My Samsung from 2008 received one software update back then....and then nada...and that was a $3500 set, wouldn't expect anything from Veon.





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