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#262094 5-Jan-2020 12:36
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Looking for a 55" - 65" for around $3000. Just need 4K and good picture. Source is Netflix and Disney+ and SmartVU Freeview box. I have an amp and sub so sound not important. 

 

I am replacing the legendary Panisonic 50" Plasma. Situated in a corner room with windows on both side but we mostly watch at night anyway.

 

 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/televisions/ultra-hd-televisions/49-59-uhd-tvs/samsung-qa55q80rasxnz-55-uhd-quantum-hdr-4k-smart-qled-television/prod180837.html

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/televisions/oled-televisions/panasonic-th-55gz1000u-55-4k-oled-television/prod181900.html

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/televisions/televisions/ultra-hd-televisions/60-69-uhd-tvs/samsung-qa65q60rasxnz-65-q60-ultra-hd-4k-smart-qled-television/prod180341.html

 

Any thoughts?


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  #2385355 5-Jan-2020 12:39
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My thought is consider using the search button and review one of the 50+ identical threads in geekzone on this topic, or one of the many many respected review sites on the wider internet.





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  #2385357 5-Jan-2020 12:44
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I would rather use this community as I trust them more than the wider communtiy.

 

edit: removed abuse directed at member.


 
 
 
 


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  #2385362 5-Jan-2020 13:03
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You're a week late. All the good TV's have mostly all gone back up in price now particularly all the OLED deals.



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  #2385367 5-Jan-2020 13:12
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Oled or Qled better?

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  #2385368 5-Jan-2020 13:23
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OLED




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  #2385369 5-Jan-2020 13:26
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Samsung Q60 isn’t great according to the review sites
The Q80 is good

Not sure on the Panasonic but look at the Sony x950g as well although it’s not OLED

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  #2385372 5-Jan-2020 13:51
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Hmm - You are a week late! The awesome deals on the high-end TV's have all ended.

 


Samsung were doing some impressive deals via Noel Leeming. I have the Q80R and the Q90R - They are the latest 4K Samsung OLED TV's. Outstanding with all of the features you would ever want including the latest versions of the Netflix and Disney apps which are super responsive and easy to navigate.

 

Another big advantage of the Samsung QLED's is Ambient Mode which allows you to have a background etc. when the TV is off. We have a Samsung Frame in our lounge and that similarily allows you to have art. 

 

They are expensive now though without the sales. Black Friday - Noel Leeming/Harvey Norman was doing ~ 400$ vouchers. Boxing Day - they were doing ~ $500 discounts.


 
 
 
 


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  #2385378 5-Jan-2020 14:27
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keriboi: Oled or Qled better?

 

There isn't an answer to that question. It's a bit like asking how long a piece of string is. If you're asking that you really do need to be doing some reading on the different technologies and what makes them better and worse.

 

I would personally only buy an OLED but that doesn't mean they're better. Lots of people do like the brighter screens of the QLED and don't notice the terrible blacks.

 

What I will say is that you will struggle to watch a LED/QLED after having had a plasma.

 

With all the sales over now it's slim pickings to find a deal. The $2399 55" OLED's and $3399 65" OLED's (somebody correct me but I think LG B9 and Panasonic where down to that) probably won't get that cheap again until the April clearance sales.

 

 




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  #2385386 5-Jan-2020 14:48
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Just been in to Noel Leeming and the salesman is going to sharpen his pencil and match the deals. I just need to decide on which TV. Does anyone have any photos of the deals they had on offer?




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  #2385388 5-Jan-2020 14:53
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One that was on offer was the Pani GX850 for 2192. Bigger at 65" 

 

They didnt have a TH-55GZ1000U on display unfortunately. 




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  #2385390 5-Jan-2020 15:00
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Also there was a 65" TCL X7 series that looked ok. 


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  #2385395 5-Jan-2020 15:07
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keriboi:

 

Just been in to Noel Leeming and the salesman is going to sharpen his pencil and match the deals. I just need to decide on which TV. Does anyone have any photos of the deals they had on offer?

 

 

Samsung 55Q80R - https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?pu=5134074


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  #2385396 5-Jan-2020 15:12
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The very basics are:

 

QLED for bright rooms or gaming.

 

OLED for the best black levels if you have a light controlled room.

 

LED can actually be pretty cool if you get a super high-spec back-lit version with multiple, multiple zones of dimming.

 

Coming from a Plasma, an OLED would be my pick and what would replace my Pana VT60 if I had to change TV's today.


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  #2385401 5-Jan-2020 15:41
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Hi,

 

I went with LG 55 inch OLED and very happy with with  the picture quality.

 

Dave.


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  #2385403 5-Jan-2020 15:50
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I bought a Panasonic OLED TV in the Black Friday sales. Luckily I had a 30 day price promise, so I got $602 back when the TV was at a better price on Boxing Day.

 

The 55" Panasonic OLED was under $3000 on Boxing Day. Around $2600 IIRC. PQ is superb, but you do need a darkened room to get the best out of it. I also recommend the LG C9 55" OLED, which was also less than $3000 on Boxing Day.

 

If you are going to watch in a room with lots of windows, I would recommend the Samsung QLED. The Q90 if you can afford it


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