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Recommend me the best 55"-65" TV for $2500 max

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by KaVKaZ, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. KaVKaZ

    KaVKaZ Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I need a recommendation for TV with a MAX budget of $2500.

    I would prefer it to have a thin bezel and a nice panel.

    I dont need 3D OR Smart TV capabilities.

    If you know of any good TVs, let me know.

    Looking forward to your recommendations.

    Thanks.
     
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    Up the budget by 1k and you can get the sony 4k UHD 55 inch model.
     
  4. Dark Orange

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    Looked at TVs last week. Ended up buying a 70" for way over your budget, but I did seriously consider a Hisense.

    Only a little over your budget, and while it has the 3D and Smarts, it also has massive resolution and a 3 year warranty. Definitely worth considering.
     
  5. Bass

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    I picked up one of the aforementioned PS64F5500AM the other week from Dick Smith for $1697. Very happy with the unit and has no buzzing or other issues. I realise it's not a top of the line quality unit but I decided to opt for a bit bigger size and this one seemed like great bang for buck.
     
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    Purchased the Panasonic TH-P65ST60A 65" in early December. We have been very happy with the TV. Got it from Harvey Normal for $2200 delivered.

    Probably wasn't too hard to be impressed, coming from an old 42" LG that was 7 years old! In saying that though, it is a very nice screen.
     
  8. lithos

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    Smart features contribute bugger-all to the price of a TV. Seriously, it's no problem chucking a few cheap ARM chips in there and some software. It's the actually panels themselves that raise the cost - the bigger and faster the panel, the more the price rises.

    EDIT: HINT! Sony's a bit more desperate to get their TVs into lounge rooms, so if you're in JB or Harvey's, haggle like a bastard. Samsung, LG will just shrug and go "Lol, piss off."
     
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    Got a Sony W900A 55" from Sony Centre for about 2k (price match w/ JB) and I love it.
     
  10. supaflygy

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    I've got a 63" Fujitsu Plasma on the market. Way under that price. Speakers but no Table stand available. No Tuner / Has HDMI
    Send Pm if it is big enough for you.
     
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  12. BluBoy

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    Plasma will cost you that much to run each year.
    I ended up picking up a 60" 7 series Samsung LED for $1800... This thing is amazing.
     
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    KaVKaZ

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    Thanks for your recommendations guys.

    After looking at some TV's it looks like I am going to buy a 60" LED.
    55" looks really small compared to the rest, and a decent 65"+ is way out of budget.

    So my question is if you guys had $2500 to spend which one of the following would you pick and why??

    ATM im leaning towards the SONY and the 2 Samsungs because the panels look really nice and the colour of the Sony really pops out. (it would have been really good i could have seen all the 60" TV's side by side.)

    LG 60" FULL HD SMART LED TV - 60LN5710 - $1896

    SONY 60" R550A FULL HD LED SMART 3D TV - KDL60R550A - $1996

    LG 60" FULL HD SMART 3D LED TV - 60LA6230 - $2096

    SAMSUNG 60" FULL HD 3D DUAL CORE SMART LED TV - UA60F6400AMXXY - $2296

    PANASONIC 60" FULL HD 3D IPS LED LCD TV - TH-L60DT60A - $2396

    SHARP 60" FULL HD 3D AQUOS LED LCD TV - LC60LE951X - $2596

    SAMSUNG 60" FULL HD 3D DUAL CORE SMART LED TV - UA60F7100AMXXY - $2998 - A friend ended up getting this for $2600 recently !!!
     
  14. RyoSaeba

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    Paying MORE money to get a Smaller TV is not really a good idea since 55" doesn't really benefit from 4k content.

    Care to show us where you got that information?

    Latest comparison page I can find is here: http://www.rtings.com/info/lcd-vs-led-vs-plasma/power-consumption-and-electricity-cost

    Shows plasma uses about twice as much power as LED. So in theory if I run a 65" plasma TV for a year at 5 hours a day, my annual bill is going to absolutely bankrupt me at a whopping $89 as compared to the measly sum of $50 on an equivalent LED. WOW THE AMAZING SAVINGS. :rolleyes:

    Get the 64" Samsung recommended above. It's worth the money.
     
  15. BluBoy

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    Sample electricity cost is $0.34221 per kWh

    www.choice.com.au:
    Samsung PS60F8500 Plasma
    - Energy consumption for one year (kWh): 930
    - Cost: $318.2553

    Samsung UA55F8000 LED
    - Energy consumption for one year (kWh): 283
    - Cost: $96.84543

    Sharp LC60LE940X LED
    - Energy consumption for one year (kWh): 331
    - Cost: $113.27151

    (Sharp is known to use a bit more power, but there wasn't a 60" Samsung available for comparison. Have included both a 55" Samsung and a 60" Sharp for comparisons sake. These are the calibrated tests, which are often lower than the published and out of the box power consumption).

    So yes, $200+ per year, will be over $1,000 in 4 years time (with the expected electricity price increases). You will come close to the cost of the TV after 5 years (which is the minimum most would expect to get out of a big TV purchase).

    For shits and giggles, I went looking for another source that had a calibrated 60" Samsung Plasma and LED... No joy, but I did find a 55" Sony 4k TV.

    SONY W9 4K LED
    - Energy consumption for one year (kWh): 287
    - Cost: $113.27151

    SAMSUNG F8500 PLASMA
    - Energy consumption for one year (kWh): 1,132
    - Cost: $387.38172

    ... I'm pretty impressed at how efficient the 4k TVs are! (Still not worth it at the moment, but not what i was expecting)
     
  16. munchkin1

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    I have a 60" samsung series 8 which I'm incredibly happy with, got it in 2012. :) Picture quality is significantly better than no-name and lower spec (~$1000-1500) models from what I inspected when shopping(and from having my eyes bleed when watching friends el-cheapo big TVs), IMO if you like picture quality it's definitely worth paying for an upper spec model as the difference is very noticeable. From what I saw, the 'no frills' models don't just have less unnecessary features, they also have far worse picture quality.
     
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  17. RyoSaeba

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    So it's not going to cost me $2500 to run each year is it?
     

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