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WalOne
05-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Hey guys

This is on sale at The Warehouse for only $399 - a "loss leader" as the marketers say. I'm tempted, having just hefted my 56kg 32" Philips 60hz CRT dinosaur around in the process of spring cleaning ...

I'd probably watch no more than 10 hours a week, Don't change much between TVOne or Prime and not being an audiophile, sound is not an issue for me.

Does anyone have any advice on this particular brand or comments? Greg and Gary67 you both posted favourably in a previous thread. With more water under the bridge, in hindsight do you have any update?

Thanks for any input you mcan offer :)

pctek
06-12-2013, 05:39 AM
What you watch isn't the issue - it's reliability. Buying a cheap TV every year or so isn't as economical as buying a quality one for more and having it last for 10 years or so.
I's stick with the decent brands.....

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=90636&page_no=4

http://parentingexperience.org/topic/76066/warehouse-tv

gary67
06-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Hey guys

This is on sale at The Warehouse for only $399 - a "loss leader" as the marketers say. I'm tempted, having just hefted my 56kg 32" Philips 60hz CRT dinosaur around in the process of spring cleaning ...

I'd probably watch no more than 10 hours a week, Don't change much between TVOne or Prime and not being an audiophile, sound is not an issue for me.

Does anyone have any advice on this particular brand or comments? Greg and Gary67 you both posted favourably in a previous thread. With more water under the bridge, in hindsight do you have any update?

Thanks for any input you mcan offer :)

We have one pictures great but plug it into an amp and some decent speakers as the sound is awful on the TV speakers. Still going great no problems apart from the crap speakers

Lawrence
06-12-2013, 06:10 AM
For $399 it's not to bad,for a 40" anything else you would pay double the price

Being Chinese you could expect to see some problems arise but you don't see to many bleating about their unreliability

1101
06-12-2013, 09:06 AM
I wouldnt assume the Famous brand TV's will last 10 years.
In fact , paying big $$$$$ for a TV is hard to justify unless you have a alot of spare cash around. The Tech in TV's moves on & up at such a fast pace that big $$ TV soon become worth very little & are bettered by the more budget Brand Name TV's within a few years .
My $2500 Samsung 40" is now worth $300 max . Its speakers arnt very good either, but how can anyone expect great sound from a 3" speaker ??

inphinity
06-12-2013, 10:59 AM
They're actually surprisingly good, great value. As gary suggested, you may want to use alternate speakers, their built in speakers are rubbish. Usable, but rubbish. They're back by a 3 year warranty with The Warehouse, so you've got pretty good peace of mind on that front, tbh. We've got several in use for various things from an actual TV to display boards etc, and had no issues. Some of them the IR receiver for the remote is a bit finicky from an angle, and you need to be more straight-on for the remote to respond. This seems to be the older ones we had, the newer ones have not exhibited this. Picture quality is comparable to the significantly more expensive Panasonics we've also been using.

Speedy Gonzales
06-12-2013, 11:15 AM
I've got the 24 inch. Not too worried it's not full HD. Its fine so far. Only got it because it was cheap at the time. And its got built in FV. Whereas, the old TV didnt. I had to use a FV receiver. And its got 3x HDMI. Handy for the bluray player / Xbox. And it uses less power, compared to the old TV.

But yup the remote is a bit finicky. But, I can still change the channels, with the buttons on the side of it, if I have to

pctek
06-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Panasonic Viera TH-L32B6Z

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from $399.00

32 inches Display technology: LCD 1366x768 No 3D support DVB-T LED (Light emitting diode)


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inphinity
06-12-2013, 12:54 PM
Panasonic Viera TH-L32B6Z
from $399.00
32 inches Display technology: LCD 1366x768 No 3D support DVB-T LED (Light emitting diode)


Veon VN39D3LED
$399
39" Full-HD 1920x1080 DVB-T LED Display

Depends what your priorities are, I guess, but using both these brands, I would go for the 39" Full HD Veon over the 32" HD "ready" Panny, unless my primary requirement was built-in speaker quality.

WalOne
06-12-2013, 01:05 PM
Veon VN39D3LED
$399
39" Full-HD 1920x1080 DVB-T LED Display

Depends what your priorities are, I guess, but using both these brands, I would go for the 39" Full HD Veon over the 32" HD "ready" Panny, unless my primary requirement was built-in speaker quality.

Do you have any thoughts on the Sony Bravia 32 inch R400A Series BRAVIA TV Model: KDL32R400?

I see a few of those on Trade Me for around $399. My current Philips flat screen is the same size, and on reflection I don't think a larger screen is a good idea in my unit; I've discounted the larger Veon on some of the negatives becoming apparent.

inphinity
06-12-2013, 01:09 PM
Do you have any thoughts on the Sony Bravia 32 inch R400A Series BRAVIA TV Model: KDL32R400?

I see a few of those on Trade Me for around $399. My current Philips flat screen is the same size, and on reflection I don't think a larger screen is a good idea in my unit; I've discounted the larger Veon on some of the negatives becoming apparent.

Haven't used them, sorry, so couldn't give any useful insight. We've only got Panasonic & Veon atm. You could probably get an LG 32" for about $450, may be what I would look to. Depends if you want full HD, though. Most of the brands you'll pay $600-odd for Full HD at 32+. Veon and Akai are probably the ones that will be under that.

Greg
06-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Hey guys

This is on sale at The Warehouse for only $399 - a "loss leader" as the marketers say. I'm tempted, having just hefted my 56kg 32" Philips 60hz CRT dinosaur around in the process of spring cleaning ...

I'd probably watch no more than 10 hours a week, Don't change much between TVOne or Prime and not being an audiophile, sound is not an issue for me.

Does anyone have any advice on this particular brand or comments? Greg and Gary67 you both posted favourably in a previous thread. With more water under the bridge, in hindsight do you have any update?

Thanks for any input you mcan offer :)As per my recent stuff... get it. I'm still very happy with mine. And the sounds ain't bad.

Billy T
06-12-2013, 09:00 PM
What you watch isn't the issue - it's reliability. Buying a cheap TV every year or so isn't as economical as buying a quality one for more and having it last for 10 years or so.

That is a false premise, in my opinion.

Allowing that the cheap TV did die at 12 months or even 24 months, and the warranty was 12 months, you'd still get it repaired or replaced at no charge under your rights via the CGA. Most retailers now know better than to argue with the CGA.

If it failed at three years, cheap or not you'd still get a repair under the CGA on the basis of premature failure, but again, most likely a replacement because the economics of servicing a low cost TV don't add up, and providing a replacement would be cheaper and faster.

Personally I don't think that current TVs would last 10 years anyway, our last two (Panasonic) CRT TVs were still going at 26+ years without a failure, but you won't get that life out of an LCD with CFL backlight. LED backlighting is more durable but it remains to be seen how long the TV itself will last, and I'm picking that they won't make the 10 year mark, either through failure, or through the owner's decision to upgrade to the latest and greatest.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :2cents:

pctek
07-12-2013, 06:23 AM
That is a false premise, in my opinion.

Allowing that the cheap TV did die at 12 months or even 24 months, and the warranty was 12 months, you'd still get it repaired or replaced at no charge under your rights via the CGA.



Mmm, but who wants the thing to die that quick? And I wouldn't be that keen on a repair.....son bought a Warehouse junk TV once, it died completely at 3 months.

They insisted on repair, an argument ensued (I took it back) and eventually they refunded. I then went elsewhere and bought a decent one which is still going....thats quite some time ago now - 6 years?

WalOne
07-12-2013, 08:19 AM
Thanks guys for all your input.

I've taken on board the comments about longevity and reliability - and decided not to fix something that isn't broken. The Philips gives me a great picture - 32" flat screen CRT with 100hz (I thought it was 60hz as posted), and I've just discovered a control for dynamic contrast that I never knew was there. The only negative is the CRT and 56kg weight of the thing, neither of which has any significance until I need to move it away from its corner.

It's 6 years old now and hopefully good for at least another 6? Thanks.

:D

beetle
07-12-2013, 08:36 AM
We have 2 Veons here, a 37 and a 39 both work all good, we did have a few other warehouse tvs in the past and have only just got rid of our last crt we bought there, 7 + yrs old and it was still going, but the picture dropped in one corner............ it went to the recycle centre, as it was way to hard for me to move by myself regularly............
i would buy another veon from there no worries........... :)