Cheap and Nasty 4k

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Madengineer, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

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    Howdy guys,

    Lately I've been looking at cheap tvs for multi-purpose computer use (basically watching/gaming) while I do other things on my monitors.

    This TV from Big W caught my eye (for $350).

    Viano 49" UDH LED LCD TV - TV49UHD4K

    Obviously cheap and nasty.

    But for a 4k TV (and even only $400 not on sale) I didn't think it was too bad, so decided to buy it.

    Most gaming on it will be racing sim (Forza 7/Project Cars 2).

    Will throw up a review of it when it gets here.

    I'm preparing to be underwhelmed, because the reviews are TERRIBLE :D

     
  2. Copie

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    Would of ponied up another 100 bucks and got a second hand philips monitor.
     
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    Madengineer

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    Kinda missing the point. But whatevs
     
  4. nico6

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    We have a Viano in the house, used for gaming, 42" I think, and no complaints. It's 'smart' enough for the Xbox One to detect it's 4K and suggest it changes resolution
     
  5. Hi-end Head

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    It would seem the old saying are correct, "you get what you pay for" or "pay Peanuts, get Monkeys"
     
  6. mr_mordred2095

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    Got 43" Kogan yesterday, using it as gaming monitor on my desk, it's FANTASTIC!

    $399 delivered to Brisbane, bargain!
     
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  7. pinchies

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    Any review on the Viano?
     
  8. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Not enough technically competent people reviewing shit monitors. It's always some bogan in the comments section giving it 5 stars, another giving it 1 star, and both with 3 word reviews.

    I want full, RTings style reviews detailing just how bad these things are and why.
     
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    Come back to us in a few years when it fails... Kogan = sphincter ;)


    JSmith
     
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  10. pinchies

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    Well, I just ordered one... welp. Remind me if I forget to post a review...
    $284 delivered... + a licence for display fusion.... going to find out if it works as a desktop monitor ... poor mans ultrawide :lol:
     
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  11. panther1

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    So where is it?
     
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    Madengineer

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    I honestly forgot :D

    But I will say, it's been a fantastic TV!


    Speakers aren't the greatest (maybe I'm just spoiled by my sound bar and Home theatre?)

    Picture looks fantastic!


    Lots of inputs. Easy remote.

    Dunno what else to say tbh!

    Well worth the $400 I paid for it!

    I'd grab another if I could!
     
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    Madengineer

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    More so 'grab another if I could fit it in the spare room' :D
     
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    no one is stopping you ;)
     
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  16. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Now I have *two* ideas for a YouTube channel.
     
  17. Luke212

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    i bought one as well $284 delivered arrives thursday

    i think might be a perfect rumpus room tv providing it turns on.
     
  18. nico6

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    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Madengineer

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    Of course it will. Jesus.
     
  20. nico6

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    At least a few times :)
     
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