75" TV - budget approx. $2k

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  1. nav

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    FWIW - the chatbot on Appliances Online gave $50 off my washer just for asking (pretty great considering their listed prices was already cheaper than GG and Hardly Normal). Worth a shot.

    -nav.

    edit - I'm also keen on this thread, have been thinking about an upgrade to 75 for a while. Let us know where you guys end up. :thumbup:
     
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  2. JSmithDTV

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    ... horrible. Edge-lit, poor native contrast, no local dimming at all, can only hit 400nits so useless for HDR... blacks will be grey.

    The sammy mentioned is a decent mid-tier TV and there are others in that ballpark too that are reasonable from Sony and even Hisense.



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    Rightio.
    Well, from the TGG Commercial website, all 3 of these TVs sit around the $2k mark (most $1995).
    1. Hisense 75" S8 4K UHD SMART LED TV
    2. Samsung 75" TU8000 4K UHD SMART LED TV
    3. LG 75" UN8100 4K UHD SMART LED TV

    Out of those 3 JSmithDTV - which would you recommend? I'm leaning toward the Samsung. For me (not sure about Stooge), it's going in a downstairs living space that will mostly be used for movies, netflix and sport.
     
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    $1780
    https://www.videopro.com.au/p-13429-hisense-75-75s8-ultra-hd-smart-tv.aspx
    Was recently better priced @1790;

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/548132
    Nooo... IPS.

    Personally I'd probably get a sammy or sony in an led lcd... it's a shame we don't get Vizio here in Aus.

    You might want to have a read around here, the tu8000 is mentioned as are others;

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/70-75-77-inch



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    So, in the 'budget' 75" 4k section, it lists the Hisense H8G as best, with the TU8000 coming in 2nd. The H8G isn't available in Australia, curious to know what it's equivalent is... Is it the 75S8 or the 75Q8?
     
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    It's a quantum dot panel, so it's definitely not the S8.



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    Agree... get delivery, it's not worth it;

    https://www.hireahelper.com/blog/the-facts-and-myths-about-safely-transporting-your-flat-screen-tv/


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    Does the Samsung TU8000 have built in chrome cast? Should I be able to cast Foxtel GO to it?
     
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    I don't think so, no.
    Yeah there's other ways apart from using a chromecast. I think sammy's come with the Foxtel Play app for Foxtel Now etc.



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    Oh okay, sweet. Worst case there’s airplay anyway...
     
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    You are correct. The Foxtel App is on there.
     
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    Unfortunately, after researching, it appears the Foxtel app on the Samsungs is Foxtel Now/Play - which is a seperate subscription. Both Foxtel and Samsung couldn't tell me if I could cast my Foxtel GO to the TV... Might need to look toward a Android TV.
     
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    You can, if you have a Multiscreen subscription on your Foxtel
     
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    I am getting it added, rather than getting a second box ($15/m rather than $25/m). So you're confident I can cast to a samsung with Foxtel GO with multiscreen? It'll be a primary reason for purchasing - will be my sport TV.
     
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    Most android and samsung phones can mirror what is on the phone to the TV.

    Foxtel Go has pretty poor res to start with so generally looks crap via cast or mirror... best via HDMI from PC.
    Stream Kayo?


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    Ah rightio. Hmm... probably next best thing is getting an Android TV and just cast straight to it?
    Thought of Kayo, but already have Foxtel. So it's either $15 extra a month for Multiscreen, or $25 for Kayo. At least Multiscreen I can watch all the channels I currently pay for.

    EDIT: Wait, does Samsung have Airplay? Could I just cast my iphone to Airplay?
     
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    the Samsung TU8000 75" is on sale for $1995 at the moment

    i got an email from TGG that i thought was an additional 10% off that price, but code doesn't work on sale items

    otherwise would have pulled the trigger on it at $1800
     
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    In the same predicament here - just moved into a new house and the main living room is much too big for our current Hisense 55N7 so looking for a 75" under 2500 if possible, but don't want complete trash. Having said that as long as its comparable to the N7 ill be happy.

    Initially was going to go for an LG 65NANO86 which can be had on GG Commercial for just under 2k but am thinking a 75" will be better suited to the space (sitting around 3.5 meters from tv) and had nearly talked myself in the TCLC815 until reading this thread.

    TV Will do all the standard stuff (FTA, Streaming etc) but also some gaming (Xbox, PS4 and hopefully the new ones :D) and sports.
     
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