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#27594 31-Oct-2008 14:51
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Further to the topic I started in July about Sony Australia's PS3 giveaway -

As they say in Asia  - Same Same BUT Different - but a bit late for me

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  #174984 31-Oct-2008 21:08
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A bit late for me since I have had my PS3 since June last year :) But I wish they had a TV > 52" but < 70". The jump from $5k to $70K is a bit rich!

Plus it's hard to reconcile the price of the unit given in the US the 70" is about US$20k.

70" Bravia

Even given the lousy exchange rate of recent times and shipping and GST that's not even $40K here.

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  #174990 31-Oct-2008 21:50

Got a ps3, but could easily justify getting the deal and liquidating the PS3


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#175045 1-Nov-2008 10:49
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Just bought my PS3, mainly as a Blu-Ray player, together with a 42" Panasonic Plasma. Can't wait to receive the shipment on Monday. Slightly off-topic but I want to tell everybody

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  #175070 1-Nov-2008 14:07
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If you bargain with retailers, you can easily get the W40 series for under $2,400, negating the savings.

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  #176198 5-Nov-2008 21:01
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Actually the 70" sony is now only $30K. Quite a drop from the previous model. They also have a 55" x series for $10K, which one of the home theatre mags said it was the best lcd tv available (and the 2nd best tv after the pioneer kuro). Check out

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  #176223 5-Nov-2008 22:14
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But are any of them freeview compatible (ie built in tuner?)

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  #176347 6-Nov-2008 17:37
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yep all the x series have freeview hd tuners integrated. they also have an ethernet port! led backlight with local dimming.

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