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ageorge

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#92923 9-Nov-2011 05:05
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Hi all. In the land of Kiwis and world-class rugby, we are finally getting to see LCD TV prices drop.
Bearing this in mind, would anyone with a knowledge of various LCD TV makes sold here please make your own personal opinions of which is the best low price LCD 1m and over?

IMHO Sony have had the best, but their over 40" offers are more expensive, and they seem to be power hungry (at least the models Ive looked at)

By best meaning primarily picture quality and special functions.
Heres the current prices:
http://pricespy.co.nz

Both Panasonic Viera TH-L42U30Z and LG 42LK450 look decent priced; but how do they perform Wink
Thanks and regards,
Al.

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Karlosnz
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  #542995 9-Nov-2011 10:03
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We got the LG 42lk450 about 2 months ago and my father in-law  just got one as well.

I am very happy for $745 we got a tv that performs really well for its price.
We have ours hooked up to mysky and sports in HD look bloody good ( yes its worth the extra $10)

ageorge

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  #543014 9-Nov-2011 10:56
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Konka KDL42JS97 thats LED TV from China any idea what they are like?

 
 
 
 


injuised
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  #543096 9-Nov-2011 13:22
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ageorge: Konka KDL42JS97 thats LED TV from China any idea what they are like?



If your looking for cheap junk , its perfect 




 

ageorge

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  #543108 9-Nov-2011 13:33
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injuised:
ageorge: Konka KDL42JS97 thats LED TV from China any idea what they are like?



If your looking for cheap junk , its perfect 

Laughing Suspected as such, just needed someone to confirm!
I see a few for sale on TradeMe must be folks have brought them and been disappointed.
Cheers,
Al.

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  #543254 9-Nov-2011 17:58
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I have this, absolutely love it! Built in Freeview|HD is a bonus. 'Only' 40 inch though:

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=871064

ageorge

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  #543259 9-Nov-2011 18:12
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Paulthagerous: I have this, absolutely love it! Built in Freeview|HD is a bonus. 'Only' 40 inch though:

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=871064

Hi do you know if the Samsung USB works with .mkv video files? LG does, and shows it in specs.

 
 
 
 


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  #543263 9-Nov-2011 18:27
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ageorge:
Paulthagerous: I have this, absolutely love it! Built in Freeview|HD is a bonus. 'Only' 40 inch though:

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=871064

Hi do you know if the Samsung USB works with .mkv video files? LG does, and shows it in specs.


I have successfully tried multiple .avi's, and a few .mkv's (720p) that all worked perfectly.  Haven't tried a full 1080p one yet. 

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  #543274 9-Nov-2011 18:47
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Just tried a 1080p .mkv and a 1080p .mov and both worked fine also

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  #543431 10-Nov-2011 06:27
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Karlosnz: We got the LG 42lk450 about 2 months ago and my father in-law  just got one as well.

I am very happy for $745 we got a tv that performs really well for its price.
We have ours hooked up to mysky and sports in HD look bloody good ( yes its worth the extra $10)

Best price I can find for LG42LK450 is $829 where did you get yours for $745?

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  #543446 10-Nov-2011 08:10
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  #543460 10-Nov-2011 08:50
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Consumer Magazine reports on that type of TV this month. Pay $3 or so for one months online access to read their article.

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  #543779 10-Nov-2011 15:23
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timmmay: Consumer Magazine reports on that type of TV this month. Pay $3 or so for one months online access to read their article.

Their reports aren't worth it - they dont have the skills to report on high end electronics even their fridge reports are not that professional.

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  #543785 10-Nov-2011 15:29
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ageorge:
timmmay: Consumer Magazine reports on that type of TV this month. Pay $3 or so for one months online access to read their article.

Their reports aren't worth it - they dont have the skills to report on high end electronics even their fridge reports are not that professional.



I totally agree, ive seen their reports on freeview boxes , and the results are absolute rubbish,


They obviously dont take any feild experience into account, and are judged on face value    




 

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  #543793 10-Nov-2011 15:38
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timmmay: Consumer Magazine reports on that type of TV this month. Pay $3 or so for one months online access to read their article.


The library will have it too.

Those DSE reviews are over 1 and a half years old, and a lot has changed since then, as the brand names have closed the pricing gap.

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