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# 243522 16-Dec-2018 09:57
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The TV at the beach just died. Of course it did before Christmas and a couple of weeks off.

 

It was a Samsung plasma and there was a big bang when I plugged it in.

 

So am looking for another. Needs to be big, 55'' or bigger. To go at one end of a long room, settee at the other end. Not wall mounted.

 

I want to have Freeview, Android (so I can load Kodi etc.) I am on rural broadband and cannot stream movies in 1080p, never mind 4K. 720p it is to avoid constant buffering.

 

Also it is for the beach so has to be at the cheaper end of the market. I hate spending money and I love a bargain! $1200 is my max, or am I dreaming?

 

Recommendations please.

 

 


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  # 2146011 16-Dec-2018 10:05
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You need to go look at Veons if you want budget. 

 

Else pop into a Noel Leeming.  All TVs in 55in these days have pretty much what you want. Just depends how technical you want to get with inputs and outputs and of course picture quality. 

 

 


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  # 2146020 16-Dec-2018 10:37
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Wow, aren't TV's getting cheap now. That Toshiba looks great value at $999. 


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  # 2146053 16-Dec-2018 10:49
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If you can hang out til after Christmas people tend to post the good boxing day deals here so it may be worth waiting.

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  # 2146058 16-Dec-2018 11:21
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keep a eye out for the TCL brand , you can get the 55 inch 4k android Tv for under $1000 on sale and they are the high end of budget TV's if that makes sense.





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  # 2146060 16-Dec-2018 11:24
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vexxxboy:

 

keep a eye out for the TCL brand , you can get the 55 inch 4k android Tv for under $1000 on sale and they are the high end of budget TV's if that makes sense.

 

 

Calling @bartender for commentary on TCL...





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  # 2146074 16-Dec-2018 11:50
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Do you know if I can add Kodi to that please?

 

 


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  # 2146090 16-Dec-2018 12:40
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What about get the cheapest panel possible at the size and resolution you want and one of those new dish tv android boxes or chromecast etc. So you’re not paying a “smart tax”




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# 2146092 16-Dec-2018 12:42
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antoniosk:

 

vexxxboy:

 

keep a eye out for the TCL brand , you can get the 55 inch 4k android Tv for under $1000 on sale and they are the high end of budget TV's if that makes sense.

 

 

Calling @bartender for commentary on TCL...

 

 

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  # 2146094 16-Dec-2018 12:46
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This is also a TCL 55”, a bit more expensive, but is Android-based:

https://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/tcl-55-4k-uhd-android-tv-55p6us-9049503

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Avoid Noel Leeming. It looks as if they've just increased all their prices ready for their 'massive' boxing day sales. They're about 20% higher than everyone else now.


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  # 2146111 16-Dec-2018 13:50
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Andib:

Avoid Noel Leeming. It looks as if they've just increased all their prices ready for their 'massive' boxing day sales. They're about 20% higher than everyone else now.




They didn’t just ramp up the price. It’s called ‘shelf price’. Any retailer, actually all retailers must have minimum amount of weeks per year without being ‘on special’, else they can’t claim anything to be ‘on sale pricing’.

It would make sense for homeware retailers to go at shelf price just prior to Christmas as they go on sale Boxing Day.


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  # 2146269 16-Dec-2018 21:16
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I have a TCL 65" from JB last year for around 1200 and it's been pretty good.
Comes with Kodi builtin and Netflix in 4K. Lightbox didn't seem to work when I side loaded it.
99% of the time it's fine but sometimes when I exit Netflix and to back to terrestrial TV the audio is out of sync but a reboot sorts it.
I would buy another one if I needed it as it was cheap as and works like it says it will.





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  # 2146294 16-Dec-2018 21:50
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YvonneW:

 

The TV at the beach just died. Of course it did before Christmas and a couple of weeks off.

 

 

Maybe if it got some water protection the waves won't get to it too much?





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