Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


Topic # 229146 9-Feb-2018 12:31
Send private message quote this post

Ive always been a sony guy, but I hate my Sony software, its the pre android model on my 1080p.

 

We are getting fibre soon and I want UHD and have an Xbox.

 

At first I was like everyone, 4k is over rated, viewing distances etc. But Ive been watching more 4k each time I go to the photography store and it is noticeable, and definitely when you talking gaming.

 

Can you get a 4k TV for sub $1k? Thats what I paid for my 55" Bravia 3 years ago, $700, was a bargain at the time ROFL.


Create new topic


1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954249 9-Feb-2018 12:44
Send private message quote this post

I know TCL is said to be best bang for buck in the states, but they aint cheap here.

 

Although this model is $1400

 

TCL 55C2US

884 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 147

Trusted

  Reply # 1954250 9-Feb-2018 12:46
Send private message quote this post

I'm in the same position and I regret I did not purchase TV during Christmas. We purchased whiteware on boxing day, and saw people buying TVs like hot pies, must be a good deal at the time.

 

So best is to wait for Easter now or monitor local discounts





helping others at dev.icqz.net

 
 
 
 


2133 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 344


  Reply # 1954293 9-Feb-2018 13:00
Send private message quote this post

I'm 10 months in with my $999 Veon 65" 4k non smart TV and I have zero regrets, it does everything it needs to do, 4k via Netflix looks great, gaming on PS4 Pro is great, I'm sure i could spend $3k on a better TV but it wouldn't be 3x as good, i bet it wouldn't be 5% better




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954310 9-Feb-2018 13:30
Send private message quote this post

kobiak:

 

I'm in the same position and I regret I did not purchase TV during Christmas. We purchased whiteware on boxing day, and saw people buying TVs like hot pies, must be a good deal at the time.

 

So best is to wait for Easter now or monitor local discounts

 

 

Easter is April right? Sorry not religious and the fact that Xmas and Easter are both Pagan dates that another religion piggy backed off then retail used through that religion I just go all blah about religious holidays.

 

I hear ya bro, did the Mrs consider the TV or was whiteware always the only consideration? My mrs isnt too bad, but Im about to get Fibre net so plan to sell the Bravia and just replace it without her knowing. TCL seems to get a good name in the states.

 

Im a Sony guy

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/sony/sony-kd55x7000e-55-4k-hdr-smart-led-lcd-tv/333260/

 

But I think I might go for this or the $1200 one

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/tcl/tcl-55c2us-55-uhd-hdr-smart-led-lcd-tv/338916/

 

Impressive the TCLs have a Harmon Kardon sound bar already installed, but often, like notebooks, it could be BLAH, so Ill keep my Sony soundbar and Sub. Cant do surround in this odd living room, but Id love to get back to some high end sound gear.


221 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Subscriber

  Reply # 1954313 9-Feb-2018 13:31
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I bought a Sony KD55X8500E from Harvey for $1580 during the Waitangi promo.

 

But not the price that the op is looking for, but I am very pleased with this.




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954316 9-Feb-2018 13:32
Send private message quote this post

Wade:

 

I'm 10 months in with my $999 Veon 65" 4k non smart TV and I have zero regrets, it does everything it needs to do, 4k via Netflix looks great, gaming on PS4 Pro is great, I'm sure i could spend $3k on a better TV but it wouldn't be 3x as good, i bet it wouldn't be 5% better

 

 

I saw those and I just wondered do they really look better than a quality 1080P screen so thats interesting to hear positive feedback.

 

I have to take into consideration how far back our couch is as it cant go further back, in relation to 4k being view able (the 4k only noticeable at correct distance thing)


3540 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1353


  Reply # 1954324 9-Feb-2018 13:36
Send private message quote this post

TeaLeaf:

 

Easter is April right?

 

 

Good Friday is March 30 this year.





Mike

360 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 1954326 9-Feb-2018 13:38
Send private message quote this post

Id spend a few more dollars and go with the Hitachi 4K HDR Smart TV 55" is $999.

 

I dont think the Veons support HDR yet. 




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954361 9-Feb-2018 14:02
Send private message quote this post

MikeAqua:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

Easter is April right?

 

 

Good Friday is March 30 this year.

 

 

Thanks Mike, my apologies and no offense meant to those that do follow the religious holidays.

 

Yes HDR is important, one of the big things about Xbox X is HDR.

 

 


2503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 579


  Reply # 1954375 9-Feb-2018 14:34
Send private message quote this post

TeaLeaf:

 

I know TCL is said to be best bang for buck in the states, but they aint cheap here.

 

Although this model is $1400

 

TCL 55C2US

 

 

 

wow i have that one and paid $900 for mine around xmas time.




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954395 9-Feb-2018 15:04
Send private message quote this post

vexxxboy:

 

wow i have that one and paid $900 for mine around xmas time.

 

 

$500 off, where from?

 

not even that cheap in the states.

 

never mind, its only $500. more importantly if its better than the sony its irrelevant as neither are $500 off.




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1954397 9-Feb-2018 15:10
Send private message quote this post

vexxxboy:

 

wow i have that one and paid $900 for mine around xmas time.

 

 

You paid $900 for the EISA BEST BUY TV 2017-2018 (European Imaging and Sound Association)

 

I have to know where you bought this from so I can confirm with them as that sounds too unbelievable, I might be able to haggle $200 off at least.

 

Sony won, but that TV is $7k


2503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 579


  Reply # 1954466 9-Feb-2018 17:07
Send private message quote this post

TeaLeaf:

 

vexxxboy:

 

wow i have that one and paid $900 for mine around xmas time.

 

 

You paid $900 for the EISA BEST BUY TV 2017-2018 (European Imaging and Sound Association)

 

I have to know where you bought this from so I can confirm with them as that sounds too unbelievable, I might be able to haggle $200 off at least.

 

Sony won, but that TV is $7k

 

 

 

 

Smith City and other people got it from JB HIfi

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=226177




1811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77


  Reply # 1956380 13-Feb-2018 14:53
Send private message quote this post

For once NZ gets the best for cheap prices.

 

I will have to wait until easter to see if it pops up on sale again. Missed out big time.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.