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Old 28-04-2016, 08:12 AM   #16
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just come back from site survey of the TVs in Harvey Norman.
The one capture my attention are LG 49UH650T ($1.6k) and 49UH850T ($2k).

Seen both Panasonic TH-49CX700S ($1.5k) and TH-49DS630S ($1.2k), they look okay to me, not too outstanding (perhaps the video sample that they shown is lower quality than LG ).

Nonetheless, all over my budget , looks like need to bump up my budget by 100% to get a decent one!
U and I both shortlisted very similar models. I was at courts. I guess all retailers are pushing the same stock on the display floor. Hahaha.

I find very little higher tier FHD TV nowadays. Any place with more FHD selection to recommend? Thanks.
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Old 28-04-2016, 09:13 AM   #17
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I find very little higher tier FHD TV nowadays. Any place with more FHD selection to recommend? Thanks.
No choice because for starters, already we are very much limited by the brands available here and then the major ones like LG and Samsung are mainly pushing their 4k models. Only Sony, Panasonic and Philips have a larger variety of FHD models to choose from. For me, I think Mustafa carries the widest range of tv brands and models but if you are looking for FHD model, there really is not much selection for you to pick and choose from.

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Old 28-04-2016, 09:40 AM   #18
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Yup, don't think I'll take the risk by getting Hisense.
btw any other model in mind for FHD (around $1k budget)? preferred size is 40" inch plus.



Cool, do you have any TV model in mind that I should be looking for that within my budget? (plus minus I'm able to stretch extra 10-20%).

Reason being is my viewing from my sofa to the TV set to be around 2.8m hence should be no issue whether it's a FHD TV.

the steps of looking for a tv is like this:
1. decide the size range. for u, 2.8 meters, can be 43-50 inches. 50 inches is a bit of stretch but can manage, i guess. coz i am looking to a buy a tv at the same seating range. 55 is rather big coz i sit in front of a friend's house before, getting dizzy.

2. then decide whether u prefer blackness or brightness and angle. if watching mostly in the evening, u'll want good blackness, then u can only choose samsung, sony or a few Panasonic models, who use VA panels. If u watch a lot in day time or with many people sitting side ways, then choose Panasonic or LG, who use IPS panels, good for brightness and viewing angles.

3. budget. within your budget, look for the highest range.

just a few suggestions:
if 43 inch, go for sony 43W800C. 1080p, not 4k, but everything else is the best in this size. u won't get much good 4k content anyway in the next few years. since it is not that expensive, i won't look further for a 43 inch at all.

if 48/49/50 inch, panasonic 50CX600 is a good buy with VA panel. or 48W700C Sony is also good if u don't Android TV. LG has a few 49 inches. Samsung has a 48JU6000 which is a bit above 1K, or 48J5200. These are rather good TVs. there are cheaper ones 800-900, but those are true entry levels if u dont mind.

if too difficult, then this 43 inch 43W800C. 49 or 50 inch? then get a panasonic Full HD or 4K model. panasonic price is lower, but products last for years. my plasma last 7 years still watching.
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Old 28-04-2016, 10:53 AM   #19
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just come back from site survey of the TVs in Harvey Norman.
The one capture my attention are LG 49UH650T ($1.6k) and 49UH850T ($2k).

Seen both Panasonic TH-49CX700S ($1.5k) and TH-49DS630S ($1.2k), they look okay to me, not too outstanding (perhaps the video sample that they shown is lower quality than LG ).

Nonetheless, all over my budget , looks like need to bump up my budget by 100% to get a decent one!
49CX700, basically Pana's 700 series are 3D capable. only pay for it if you need 3D. otherwise, 600 series are OK.
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Old 28-04-2016, 03:04 PM   #20
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My hoot from qoo10 lai liao. Pardon the poorly taken pictures.








Appearance wise, the borders(bezel) are pretty thin. The 2 feet stands are wide apart which meant you need a decently large console or table. My 90cm wide console only just nice to place the tv on with both of the stands right on the edges of the console. Dull silver finish on the borders and feets which looks pretty much like the majority of led tvs out there now.

System wise, it slightly sluggish. For example when going through the various settings, moving from section to section or page to page there is a noticeable lag of around 1-2 seconds. Very often, a single up or down press on the remote will register as 2 inputs e.g. single press to increase volume by 1 will result in +2 instead. Minor annoyance for me but no big deal. This TV is not exactly a full smart system since it doesnt run on any OS. There are built-in app likes Netflix, youtube, facebook and a hosts of other multimedia apps which i think cant be used locally. Have yet to try out the Netflix app as my trial account has already expired.

Sound quality, as with most other led tv in the market nowadays, sound is probably the weakest point. Standard 2x 10w speakers. There are options to enchance the bass and give the sound a "surround" feel and its pretty much a must to turn these options on. Without these options, the sound is loud but thin and hollow.

Picture quality is the biggest wow factor for me, especially considering my previous tv set was only hd ready and the jump to 4k is a big stepup. Mediacorp hd tv channels looked a lot nice than before although at times wordings on the screen do look abit pixelated probably due to upscaling. This TV supports HEVC media playback through USB and all the 4K sample clips i downloaded online can be played smoothly. Colours are rich and vibrant. I have yet to fully explore and optimize the picture settings but the standard picture mode looks nice enough in my eyes.

Overall, i paid a total of around $700(Base price + additional warranty - qoo10 coupon - GSOF 10% rebate - $10 shopback cashback) and another $15 for a indoor digital antenna. If i had not opted for longer warranty, i would have had only paid $630 for it. You would have struggled to find a 50 inch FHD set going for this price locally, let alone 4K. Not having local warranty might be a worry but really at this price, its a compromise i am willing to take. This is really a once in a lifetime kind of deal so no need think too much. Hoot liao then talk. Then again, i think seller has already sold out his allocation of 10 sets so doubt we will ever see such a price again.

Add: Tested out Netflix app by creating another trial acct and yes it works. But i am not sure if the videos are playing back in UHD(i did select the UHD plan type during acct creation). Probably HD quality at least.

Also, this set is malaysian stock as the enclosed warranty card's service center address is some place in Selangor. For this qoo10 seller, the issued invoice's address shows its located at Liang Court level 4. Likely affiliated or subsidiary of Audio House . However, i have no problems when communicating with the seller on qoo10. He/She was prompt to reply to my queries and was nice to adhere to my request of delivery date.
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Old 28-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #21
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U and I both shortlisted very similar models. I was at courts. I guess all retailers are pushing the same stock on the display floor. Hahaha.

I find very little higher tier FHD TV nowadays. Any place with more FHD selection to recommend? Thanks.
Maybe we are LG fanboys

the steps of looking for a tv is like this:
1. decide the size range. for u, 2.8 meters, can be 43-50 inches. 50 inches is a bit of stretch but can manage, i guess. coz i am looking to a buy a tv at the same seating range. 55 is rather big coz i sit in front of a friend's house before, getting dizzy.

2. then decide whether u prefer blackness or brightness and angle. if watching mostly in the evening, u'll want good blackness, then u can only choose samsung, sony or a few Panasonic models, who use VA panels. If u watch a lot in day time or with many people sitting side ways, then choose Panasonic or LG, who use IPS panels, good for brightness and viewing angles.

3. budget. within your budget, look for the highest range.

just a few suggestions:
if 43 inch, go for sony 43W800C. 1080p, not 4k, but everything else is the best in this size. u won't get much good 4k content anyway in the next few years. since it is not that expensive, i won't look further for a 43 inch at all.

if 48/49/50 inch, panasonic 50CX600 is a good buy with VA panel. or 48W700C Sony is also good if u don't Android TV. LG has a few 49 inches. Samsung has a 48JU6000 which is a bit above 1K, or 48J5200. These are rather good TVs. there are cheaper ones 800-900, but those are true entry levels if u dont mind.

if too difficult, then this 43 inch 43W800C. 49 or 50 inch? then get a panasonic Full HD or 4K model. panasonic price is lower, but products last for years. my plasma last 7 years still watching.
Yup, I was aiming max at 50" inch, seems that 55" inch way to big in my opinion from my viewing 2.8m.

I priorities the viewing angle because sometimes I watch it from dining table (side viewing), hence IPS should do best for me.

Going to survey more Panasonic models.
Thanks for Bro for the feedback!

My hoot from qoo10 lai liao. Pardon the poorly taken pictures.

Appearance wise, the borders(bezel) are pretty thin. The 2 feet stands are wide apart which meant you need a decently large console or table. My 90cm wide console only just nice to place the tv on with both of the stands right on the edges of the console. Dull silver finish on the borders and feets which looks pretty much like the majority of led tvs out there now.

System wise, it slightly sluggish. For example when going through the various settings, moving from section to section or page to page there is a noticeable lag of around 1-2 seconds. Very often, a single up or down press on the remote will register as 2 inputs e.g. single press to increase volume by 1 will result in +2 instead. Minor annoyance for me but no big deal. This TV is not exactly a full smart system since it doesnt run on any OS. There are built-in app likes Netflix, youtube, facebook and a hosts of other multimedia apps which i think cant be used locally. Have yet to try out the Netflix app as my trial account has already expired.

Sound quality, as with most other led tv in the market nowadays, sound is probably the weakest point. Standard 2x 10w speakers. There are options to enchance the bass and give the sound a "surround" feel and its pretty much a must to turn these options on. Without these options, the sound is loud but thin and hollow.

Picture quality is the biggest wow factor for me, especially considering my previous tv set was only hd ready and the jump to 4k is a big stepup. Mediacorp hd tv channels looked a lot nice than before although at times wordings on the screen do look abit pixelated probably due to upscaling. This TV supports HEVC media playback through USB and all the 4K sample clips i downloaded online can be played smoothly. Colours are rich and vibrant. I have yet to fully explore and optimize the picture settings but the standard picture mode looks nice enough in my eyes.

Overall, i paid a total of around $700(Base price + additional warranty - qoo10 coupon - GSOF 10% rebate - $10 shopback cashback) and another $15 for a indoor digital antenna. If i had not opted for longer warranty, i would have had only paid $630 for it. You would have struggled to find a 50 inch FHD set going for this price locally, let alone 4K. Not having local warranty might be a worry but really at this price, its a compromise i am willing to take. This is really a once in a lifetime kind of deal so no need think too much. Hoot liao then talk. Then again, i think seller has already sold out his allocation of 10 sets so doubt we will ever see such a price again.

Add: Tested out Netflix app by creating another trial acct and yes it works. But i am not sure if the videos are playing back in UHD(i did select the UHD plan type during acct creation). Probably HD quality at least.

Also, this set is malaysian stock as the enclosed warranty card's service center address is some place in Selangor. For this qoo10 seller, the issued invoice's address shows its located at Liang Court level 4. Likely affiliated or subsidiary of Audio House . However, i have no problems when communicating with the seller on qoo10. He/She was prompt to reply to my queries and was nice to adhere to my request of delivery date.
Nice review man! Happy to hear good feedback for this model!
btw they extended it to 50 units now, just that no more $100 coupon for now (since the coupon had expired yesterday).
Please keep us updated on this model since really bang for bucks! Unfortunately, I'm a low risk taker , don't really dare to go for it.
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Old 28-04-2016, 10:50 PM   #22
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Avoid the UH650T. LG's most entry level 4k model and little difference between this and the 2015 model UF640T. If anything, save $500 and go for the UF640T if you so desire. Can get from this reputable carousell seller that does payment upon meetup https://carousell.com/p/51212259. UH850T is a decent step-up but as you said it yourself, the price would exceed your budget by almost 100%. If your budget is tight and you die die want 4k, suggest you wait till at least June then make your purchase. 2016 models for various brands only just released recently and retailers will surely price them near rrp. Give it another couple of months and you will see prices start to drop.
I found one shop that willing to sell brand new LG 49UH850T for less than $2k.
Oh boy, should I go for it? what is the price going to be like in another 1-2 years? any chance it will drop by 50% ?
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I found one shop that willing to sell brand new LG 49UH850T for less than $2k.
Oh boy, should I go for it? what is the price going to be like in another 1-2 years? any chance it will drop by 50% ?
before it drops, it will disappear.
most TV prices are controlled by agents, retails only use many promotion gimmicks to sell at the agent price. hence they don't drop a lot. it only drops a lot when new models start to replace them and there are only a few left in their warehouses.
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I found one shop that willing to sell brand new LG 49UH850T for less than $2k.
Oh boy, should I go for it? what is the price going to be like in another 1-2 years? any chance it will drop by 50% ?
Where is it bro? Can share?
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Old 29-04-2016, 12:49 AM   #25
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Maybe we are LG fanboys



Yup, I was aiming max at 50" inch, seems that 55" inch way to big in my opinion from my viewing 2.8m.

I priorities the viewing angle because sometimes I watch it from dining table (side viewing), hence IPS should do best for me.

Going to survey more Panasonic models.
Thanks for Bro for the feedback!



Nice review man! Happy to hear good feedback for this model!
btw they extended it to 50 units now, just that no more $100 coupon for now (since the coupon had expired yesterday).
Please keep us updated on this model since really bang for bucks! Unfortunately, I'm a low risk taker , don't really dare to go for it.
Bro I just bought Panasonic's 50CX600S at $1399 Courts. Delivery Saturday.
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Old 29-04-2016, 12:55 AM   #26
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Where is it bro? Can share?
PM you liao

Bro I just bought Panasonic's 50CX600S at $1399 Courts. Delivery Saturday.
h00t! huat ah!
Please do not forget to post your review, Bro!
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h00t! huat ah!
Please do not forget to post your review, Bro!
Ok hope to do a brief one too.
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Old 29-04-2016, 09:25 AM   #28
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Nice review man! Happy to hear good feedback for this model!
btw they extended it to 50 units now, just that no more $100 coupon for now (since the coupon had expired yesterday).
Please keep us updated on this model since really bang for bucks! Unfortunately, I'm a low risk taker , don't really dare to go for it.
Oh well i guess perhaps the seller is doing good business thus decides to allocates more sets for sale. But as you mentioned, the price will be higher since no more $100 coupon and GSOF rebate. The price is still attractive but doubt the takeup rate will be high now without the additional discounts.

Anyway, watched a couple of movies on the new telly and i am generally satisfied with it. One downside to this set is that there is obvious judder and ghosting even after turning on motion processing. But this is pretty much expected for an entry level 4k tv. Wont recommend this set to people who watch alot of fact paced stuff like sports.
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Hisense is official partner for Euro2016....

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It is imported by Audio House and given 1 year warranty, info from last week Expo.

They have a 65 inch version selling S$1399.
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