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# 38008 22-Jul-2009 21:38
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My Uncle is coming over to New Zealand from Australia for the weekend this weekend, and while he is here he wants to have a look and compare the current range of TV's he could buy for himself between NZ and Australia, and he has asked for my opinion on what I think is the best current deal for what he is looking for.

And I have turned to the great people at Geekzone for some help!

His Specifications are:
Either LCD or LED
1920 x 1080(p)
42 inches min.
At least 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio
Any Brand

I have a couple in my mind already I will show him on the weekend, but any ones that Geekzone Users would recommend?

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  # 238078 22-Jul-2009 21:58
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Budget?







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  # 238131 23-Jul-2009 07:57
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Having a browse at the moment so don't really mind about the cost

 
 
 
 


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  # 238143 23-Jul-2009 08:57
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Personally, I'd go for Sony's LED, but Samsung doesn't look bad either. Expect to pay a lot, though, as this is new technology and for that reason prices aren't likely to go down yet.




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  # 238155 23-Jul-2009 09:55
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Wouldn't the cost of shipping /GST import cost involved in moving a TV between OZ and NZ ( or vis-versa) negate any savings you made on the purchase.....


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  # 238158 23-Jul-2009 10:03
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wellygary: Wouldn't the cost of shipping /GST import cost involved in moving a TV between OZ and NZ ( or vis-versa) negate any savings you made on the purchase.....



From NZ to AUS, probably. But from AUS to NZ, you can claim back your GST spent, so it might not.



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  # 238221 23-Jul-2009 12:52
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wellygary: Wouldn't the cost of shipping /GST import cost involved in moving a TV between OZ and NZ ( or vis-versa) negate any savings you made on the purchase.....



He isn't actually going to buy a new TV while he is in NZ.
He wants to look at the TVs that I think he should look into at more depth, when he gets back to Australia.

Are we on the same page now? I should have said the above first...

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  # 238223 23-Jul-2009 12:56
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That changes EVERYTHING. (Or almost everything)




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  # 238227 23-Jul-2009 13:08
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I presume that the market for TVs in Australia is bigger than the market here?
Common Sense tells me he should be able to buy a TV in Australia, that is on sale here.

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  # 238244 23-Jul-2009 13:56
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It depends if he has blu ray and needs 24p
I really like Samsung TV's and I think they are better priced than Sony if you shop around.
I have a Samsung 1080P 46" LCD and it's great
Quite often you can get bundled deals via redemption. I got a free HT receiver/DVD player (via mail in redemption) with my LCD.
I think LED technolodgy is still quite new so you have to pay a high premium. If you get LED LCD then don't get a LED edge one as they are not as good as having LED behind the pic.




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  # 238245 23-Jul-2009 13:57
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Also TV's are definitely cheaper in australia, check the whirlpool forums as everyone posts all the best deals on that site for auzzie tvs.




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  # 239047 26-Jul-2009 12:39
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Much cheaper over there, and they do good finance deals and have flexible prices - unlike here where harvey norman wouldn't give my mate anything off a sofa or a tv for cash because they had a interest free finance deal going on at the same time.




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  # 239250 27-Jul-2009 09:07
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After a great weekend catching up with him, he has decided to wait untill after he has finished his renervations at home.
Then he can see how big his new TV can be with the new renervations completed, and hopefully the prices of LED's would have come down by then.

Thanks for your feedback





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