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Topic # 25118 12-Aug-2008 16:45
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I’m in the market for a new flat screen TV, but I’m not really up with the play in terms of LCD vs plasma, full HD vs HD ready, which brand to choose, etc etc.

 

I’m looking for a 40 inch screen (or above), and have a budget of around $2000 (although, could probably go higher if needed).

I’ve just had a look at Bond and Bond’s website and see that they have a full HD 40" V series Bravia for $2791 (http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/tv/lcd-tvs/sony-kdl40v4000-40-full-hd-v-series-bravia-lcd-idtv/prod99162.html).


However, they also have a 40" V series on sale for $1499 at the moment (http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/tv/lcd-tvs/sony-klv40v300a-40-bravia-v-lcd-television/prod97174.html) which seems to be an ‘HD ready’ model.

 

Is Sony Bravia the way to go? Is it really worth an extra $1300 for the full HD model?

 

We currently have TelstraClear’s cable TV service, and it will mainly be used for watching sport (if that makes any difference). I know that TelstraClear does not offer HD at the moment (but I assume they will in future?)

 

Any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers.


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  Reply # 156343 12-Aug-2008 17:18
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The first model you mentioned is the New V series with an integrated Freeview HD tuner, and full HD. The second one is the older one which they are obviously trying to get rid of.

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  Reply # 156398 12-Aug-2008 21:01
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According to a friend of mine, Harvey Norman were finishing their stock of Samsung 46" Full HD TVs for $1900 just a couple of weekends ago. Might still be available on a remote store somewhere. They're replacing it with the new series 6 TV (shown on TV ads every 2 minutes now during these Olympic transmissions).

However, I do have a personal preference for Sony. Or Pioneer, if you can get a Full HD plasma from them (expensive, though). Best color reproduction available today.




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  Reply # 156502 13-Aug-2008 09:19
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SuperHemi:

I’m in the market for a new flat screen TV, but I’m not really up with the play in terms of LCD vs plasma, full HD vs HD ready, which brand to choose, etc etc.

 

I’m looking for a 40 inch screen (or above), and have a budget of around $2000 (although, could probably go higher if needed).

I’ve just had a look at Bond and Bond’s website and see that they have a full HD 40" V series Bravia for $2791 (http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/tv/lcd-tvs/sony-kdl40v4000-40-full-hd-v-series-bravia-lcd-idtv/prod99162.html).


However, they also have a 40" V series on sale for $1499 at the moment (http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/tv/lcd-tvs/sony-klv40v300a-40-bravia-v-lcd-television/prod97174.html) which seems to be an ‘HD ready’ model.

 

Is Sony Bravia the way to go? Is it really worth an extra $1300 for the full HD model?

 

We currently have TelstraClear’s cable TV service, and it will mainly be used for watching sport (if that makes any difference). I know that TelstraClear does not offer HD at the moment (but I assume they will in future?)

 

Any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers.



As I'm in the market for a new TV as well I've been looking at prices in stores in the past few weeks. At HN and in other stores they have a Samsung LA40N81BX 40" Full HD for $1999 which is pretty good and I'm thinking about getting one myself but I haven't made my mind up just yet.

Noel Leeming has it for $1999 as well and you also get 237 Fly Buys if you purchase by the end of the month.

Not sure how the LA40N81BX compares against the 40V4000. I know the V4000 has DVB-T built-in however, if your going to stretch your budged, I wouldn't bother buying a 40V4000 - get a W4000 if you can.






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  Reply # 156871 14-Aug-2008 12:55
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I thought I'd hijack this thread instead of starting a new one Wink

I can get a good deal on Samsungs so I was thinking of purchasing a LA32A550. I went and had a look at one and although they were playing crappy Olympics coverage with artifacts for Africa, it still looked pretty good. Does anyone have any thoughts on this model? Also, is there any benefit going to the Series 6 models? Looking on the Samsung website, there doesn't seem to be any difference....?

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  Reply # 156934 14-Aug-2008 15:52
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Samsung 6 series i beleive would be like sony's new line up, probably all Full HD and integrated freeview HD tuner.

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  Reply # 157656 18-Aug-2008 10:34
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eXDee: Samsung 6 series i beleive would be like sony's new line up, probably all Full HD and integrated freeview HD tuner.


The series 5 is full HD so that's the same. Series 6 doesn't have the integrated freeview tuner either so it just appears to be cosmetic differences (the "Rose Black" bezel)

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  Reply # 157749 18-Aug-2008 15:48
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magu: According to a friend of mine, Harvey Norman were finishing their stock of Samsung 46" Full HD TVs for $1900 just a couple of weekends ago. Might still be available on a remote store somewhere. They're replacing it with the new series 6 TV (shown on TV ads every 2 minutes now during these Olympic transmissions).

However, I do have a personal preference for Sony. Or Pioneer, if you can get a Full HD plasma from them (expensive, though). Best color reproduction available today.


If you are correct that you can buy a 46" 1920x1080 Samsung for $1900 that is a killer deal.  I think he probably means 40" TV.  I paid $3200 for my 46" 1080P Samsung LCD TV (At that time they were usually at $4000-4500 RRP).  Some of the samsung TVs have redemption offer, i choose a 5.1 receiver/speaker setup, but you could also get a zinwell for free.




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