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  Reply # 277128 27-Nov-2009 23:37
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Where are you seeing a 40" B650 for that price as I'm interested.

Problem is the current generation of Sony X/Z sets are pretty weak. Need them to be the newer Bravia 3 or greater technology. The W5500 are nice, but for multimedia and contrast the Samsung currently wins.




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  Reply # 277131 27-Nov-2009 23:58
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I am based in South Island. I got the quotes from Powerstore. Powerstore gives the best prices so far but they are only based in South Island. 


From what I have read about SD upscaling, Samsung seems to do a pretty solid job, but there are mixed reports of Z4500 ie Bravia Engine 2 (pro or not). But given the free netbook, sony seems a much better deal. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 277200 28-Nov-2009 12:32
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openmedia: Where are you seeing a 40" B650 for that price as I'm interested.

Problem is the current generation of Sony X/Z sets are pretty weak. Need them to be the newer Bravia 3 or greater technology. The W5500 are nice, but for multimedia and contrast the Samsung currently wins.


Picked up the LA40B650 last weekend for $2247 from Harvey Norman in Botany on GE finance 17Months. That was the best price I could find in Auckland. I guess there must not have been much left in it at that price because man talk pressure selling on the upgrades! I told the guy "yeah you're probably right about the HDMI cable that came with my xbox being rubbish so if I have any issues with it I'll come straight back and buy the $339 monster cable."

Oh btw, the LCD is beautiful. Shame I won't be using any of the flash media/online functions since I have an HTPC, It's just a big monitor really.




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  Reply # 277220 28-Nov-2009 13:48
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Quick update, I saw a Samsung 40" B650 $2159 in Smiths City Dunedin today.


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  Reply # 277613 29-Nov-2009 22:09
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Another update


A friend of mine just bought a Samsung 40" LCD B650 for $2130 from Bond and Bond MegaCentre Albany

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  Reply # 279772 6-Dec-2009 18:33
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update, Just bought a Samsung 46" LCD B650 today for $2999. 

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