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#270014 19-Apr-2020 19:10
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Enquiring for a client who's got no idea of technology but wants to upgrade his TV. He's got a maximum budget of $1k, the lounge will suit a 45-55" screen.

This requirement comes about because he's not happy with the output quality of the current 40" Veon, and thinks he wants a TV that "casts chrome".

He's in Te Aroha but doesn't mind travelling to pick up. Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga are all within range.

So, any GZer wanting to move a late model 'droid TV, please let me know what you've got.




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  #2465660 19-Apr-2020 19:14
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For sub 1k he isn't going to get anything better than his Veon with smart functionality.

 

A Veon with a Chromecast is king in that price bracket.





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  #2465663 19-Apr-2020 19:17
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Wasn't thinking new, prefer late model, low km that maybe someone who's about to go OLED wants to move.




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  #2465694 19-Apr-2020 20:25
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1024kb: Enquiring for a client who's got no idea of technology but wants to upgrade his TV. He's got a maximum budget of $1k, the lounge will suit a 45-55" screen.

This requirement comes about because he's not happy with the output quality of the current 40" Veon, and thinks he wants a TV that "casts chrome".

He's in Te Aroha but doesn't mind travelling to pick up. Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga are all within range.

So, any GZer wanting to move a late model 'droid TV, please let me know what you've got.

 

How old is his Veon TV?
If it's within about 5 years old he prob isn't going to get much better for the money he wants to spend.
Much better off buying and android box like a Mi Box S or a Fire TV stick (or something similar)




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  #2465698 19-Apr-2020 20:33
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Yes, that'll solve the problem with image & sound output not being to what he classes as acceptable.

Thanks for your input. May we please keep this on topic? I invited anyone who has a late model Android TV that they would consider selling for $1,000 to respond. If you haven't got one of those then this thread is not for you.

BTW: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TVSAM31950/Samsung-50RU7100-50-4K-Smart-TV 





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  #2465721 19-Apr-2020 21:22
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Well if they're that set on something Android TV with a better picture quality - I'm kind of over Android TV, and if he wants to come and take my TCL 55X2US off my hands for $1000, it's his. Screen needs a wipe down for the dust, and I'll factory reset it. PM me if you're interested. As is where is, and I recommend against them as a product, but you do you.





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  #2465776 20-Apr-2020 00:44
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toejam316:

 

For sub 1k he isn't going to get anything better than his Veon with smart functionality.

 

A Veon with a Chromecast is king in that price bracket.

 

 

That's far from the truth. I've had a tab of this open in my browser for a week or two now: https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tcl/tcl-p8m-55-4k-quhd-ai-in-led-smart-tv/363724/


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  #2465784 20-Apr-2020 01:52
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dse.co.nz have some super cheap Android TVs!

 
 
 
 


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  #2465786 20-Apr-2020 02:03
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SEEN:

 

toejam316:

 

For sub 1k he isn't going to get anything better than his Veon with smart functionality.

 

A Veon with a Chromecast is king in that price bracket.

 

 

That's far from the truth. I've had a tab of this open in my browser for a week or two now: https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tcl/tcl-p8m-55-4k-quhd-ai-in-led-smart-tv/363724/

 

 

As an owner of a (I suspect higher end) TCL TV, I'd take the Veon. The PQ may not be quite as good but the experience is leaps and bounds better.





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  #2466014 20-Apr-2020 11:58
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"Casts chrome" and having an Android TV are two very different things. Buying a cheap Chromecast is the simple fix.

 

I would never suggest anybody wanting to buy an Android TV actually test drive one first. They are incredibly polarising product - I'd go as far as saying 50% of people truly hate it as a platform, and the other 50% love it. There simply is no middle ground.

 

 




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  #2466023 20-Apr-2020 12:18
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Android is the only OS he knows, he's adventurous enough to want to access some of the features that he's become aware of via his Galaxy phone.

He's got a tenuous grip on Android, being able to recognise the ecosystem & familiar apps with his personalised data already there is something I feel will be of benefit to him by reducing his learning curve substantially.

Having said that, this isn't a set in stone decision. If there's a non-'droid TV that's financially attractive then it'll certainly be considered. Not TCL though.




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  #2466025 20-Apr-2020 12:20
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dacraka: dse.co.nz have some super cheap Android TVs!


Thanks for that, you're right, they do have sharp pricing. Their delivery is too far into the future unfortunately.




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  #2466036 20-Apr-2020 12:26
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Honestly speaking you will find a good second hand Sony 4k HDR android tv for $1000 from trademe. They usually get listed for $1200ish but won't be hard to find one for under $1000 if you are patient.

 

Edit:I found a couple from quick search right now -

 

 

 

This one is $950 buy now: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2598876405

 

This one is $1199 buy now: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2591650347 


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