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Panasonic 152cm/60" Full HD LED TV for $1199 at Bing Lee

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WOW! never seen a 60 inch LED under $1200

Model Number: TH60A430A

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Screen Size (cm): 152.4
Resolution: 1920x1080
Refresh Rate (Hz): 200
Smart TV: No
LED: Yes
3D: No

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closed Comments

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    Is it actual refresh rate or backlight blink rate?

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      200Hz Backlight Blinking

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        Is that good?

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    Other retailers have it for $1550 so this deal is not too bad. Any good reviews? I couldn't find any.

  • +7 votes

    I know a genuine Panaphonics when I see one.

  • -1 vote

    how much is shipping for this TV ?

  • +1 vote

    I got this for mum's room. It's a great TV if you have no use for 3D. The colours are very vivid and it gets extremely bright. The sound is also great for the price. The only downside I find is the blacks are grey-ish and uniformity isn't the best but hey so are most LCDs.

    • +1 vote

      Mum's room must be pretty big.

      • +3 votes

        haha check his username ;)

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          lol funny and 60" tvs in every bedroom +1

  • +1 vote

    The quick specs suggest it has only 2 HDMI so just keep it in mind if you have multiple consoles and htpc's ect :)

    • -1 vote

      can always buy a HDMI switch on ebay for a few dollars to add some extra ports.

  • +1 vote

    nice deal mate!

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      You're welcome

      • +1 vote

        just realised they have barcelona on the screen, not ACMILAN.. hahaha..

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          LOL

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    Still waiting for a drop to sub $1000. 2-3 months I reckon.

    • +3 votes

      There was an article about best valued TV price, since the price of TV depreciate as fast as smart phones.
      The article said basically, from price point of view, the sweet spot is at $1300.

      It means the TV won't be too bad to buy, but also not too good to be devalued too quick.

      For example, if you have bought a 4k TV last year, then it should be half the price this year with a better model.
      But if you have bought a 1300 tv last year, it probably still around the same price.

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        That sounds very interesting, got any info on the "sweet spots" of different common consumer products? Would be insightful for Ozbargainers.

        • +1 vote

          I can't find that article anymore, but I remember it mention about size as well, in which 46" easier to resell.

          So buying under $1300 today, allow you to upgrade again in 3 years to another $1300, with about $500 extra.

          Also based on what I see on eBay, LCD TV can go down lower than $500, any year, any brand.
          I recently sold my Samsung 46" tv for $400, 5 years old. Was purchased at $2700.

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          @fm: Wow I bought my 46" Samsung F/HD LCD 5 years ago for 2700 as well.
          Wow, I thought I would get a bit more than 400 for it. It is a great TV though.

        • +1 vote

          @camoqs: Well, it wasn't smart, no WIFI, no 3D, no LED, it depreciate like banana smoothies…

          Perhaps yours have a little bit more features? I think the not LED kills it.
          Meaning, beware non-4k TVs!

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    Been consider a newTV after going a tad crazy buying consoles with DSE sale. How would this fare for gaming?

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    Edge or Full array backlighting? Couldn't find the info.

  • +3 votes

    Thegoodguys have this for $1599. After price beat at good guys, it will be $1120

    http://m.thegoodguys.com.au/buyonline/Panasonic_60%22%28152c...

      • +6 votes

        dafuq? It's ozbargain, not ozplayitnice, the stores can afford to considering their markup margins and how many poorly informed customers they have walking in their stores usually.

        • +2 votes

          It's a loss for both stores, Bing Lee lose from having the customer going to TGG despite initiating the better price, due to high stock.

          TGG or other store loses because they need to sell at even lower price, with a stock level that probably not as much as Bing Lee.

          So at the end of the day, TGG loses money, Bing Lee still have high stock.

          If everyone read this forum, all other stock level will be depleted and Bing Lee still hasn't sold any.

          Customers gets more and more informed by the day. It's a lot easier to find the best price.

          This is ozbargain, and i love cheaper price, not playitnice, just pointing out the dark future of oz.

        • +2 votes

          @fm: sorry to burst your bubble. But these major retailers are very good at including price protection in their sales contracts, if they need to match a genuine price you can bet they'll claw that back from the distributor. Ignore what any pimply face floor staff tell you about selling below cost etc, they wouldn't have any idea about the true cost of most items.

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      How comes to $1120, why it can be $79 less than Binglee?

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        It they do, so Yoda happy is…

  • +5 votes

    Smart tv = no

    Now not such a big deal that you can get a Chromecast for $35

    • -3 votes

      I find without smart TV is better than with, because the addition set top box usually better, and cheaper to upgrade, but my concern is this picture quality compare to the smart TVs.

      Usually entry level without smart features comes with bad picture quality as well.

      The 2 HDMI port also turns me off…

      Ideally I want a good looking TV (when off), and good picture quality that can match Samsung or Sony, without 3d or smart.

      That would be the best valued TV.

      • +1 vote

        I also prefer a dumb TV with Chromecast. The apps on panasonic tvs are pretty average.

        BTW I am pretty sure the ET and upper models of Panasonic produce better PQ compare with Samsung and Sony. Choice seems to agree with me too

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          What is ET?

          I think no smart TV have apps better than ChromeCast or roku

        • +5 votes

          @fm: a smart TV that phones home?

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          @fm:

          Panasonic mid range starts with ET. Then there are DT and WT models.

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          @muncan: lol

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        The 2 HDMI port also turns me off…

        Wow I've never known anyone with inbuilt CEC!

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    How much is this at Dse after 20% discount? I reckon it would be cheaper..

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      It's not. $1359.

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    How does this model compare with their plasma, in terms of picture quality?

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      Panasonic have stated the AX800 series of LCD tv's produce black levels at least equal to what their top end plasma tv's were generating. They are significantly more expensive than this model though. This model has good colours but not the nice inky blacks.

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    nice, I would of got this if I hadnt got a new tv last year.

    Always looking to avoid 3d and smart as I wouldn't use them.

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      That's a plasma. Apples vs pears

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    Which of the other shops (TGG, DSE, HN, JBHiFi, Retravision, Myer, etc) carry this model who also may price match?

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    Got one to replace my old 42". Cheers!

  • +1 vote

    I just ordered the Sony KDL60W600B from DS 20% off $1400?
    Would this be a better panel quality wise if we do not consider the smart features for $200 offset?

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    I bought a Changhong 50 inch from Bing Lee about 18 months ago for $500 delivered https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/95868

    • still going strong!! Which is quite surprising. Also came with a 3 yr warranty if I remember.

    Probably wait a bit longer until there's more 4k stuff to watch out there, amazing quality.

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      My dad was the sale manager of Changhong for a while (not here in Australia). He tells everyone to buy Samsung and Panasonic.

      However the stocks arrive here in Australia may have better quality control.

      • +2 votes

        "He tells everyone to buy Samsung and Panasonic". That couldn't be linked to the reason he "was" sales manager for Changhong now, could it? ;)

  • -1 vote

    By the way OP 200Hz BLb is not the same as 200Hz refresh rate. Native refresh rate for this panel is still 100Hz.

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      Yes, panel is 100hz.

  • +1 vote

    Bought this TV in June from DSE ebay store with 20% off (came down to $1279 delivered).
    This TV did have severe back light bleeding from the bottom and right side bezel - took it back to dick smith in store and exchanged with no problems.

    It would be a little harder to return to bing lee if you do not live near by.

    2nd one going strong 2months now.

    BEWARE OF BACK LIGHT BLEEDING

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    Damn thought this was the deal of the century until I saw it's '200Hz BLB' not '200hz'

  • +1 vote

    Had this been 3D it would have been a strong contender for my next wallet draining experience…good deal nevertheless though! :)

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    Been looking for a similar TV with passive 3d at this price and size for my father in law. So close argh.

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    Barcelona…the quickest way to realise how old the tv is…look at the image it displays..

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    It arrived today and it's a beauty!!

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      can u hear any static from the behind of the tv ?

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    Deal is back on

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    purchased couple days back i am getting a slight whitish black line on the left side of the TV panel in the process of a return for a new one with the store. Other than that TV has some nice colour to it

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    Went to price match this at Good Guys Lutwyche (Brisbane) and after much screwing around and waiting they ascertained that they could not match it as it was below "cost cost" . Ended up driving to Kedron JB and after much umming and ahhhing decided on a Sony KDL 60ex640 for $1150… http://www.sony.com.au/product/kdl-60ex640

  • +1 vote

    anyone know some good colour calibration settings for this TV? Just picked it up on the weekend from Bing Lee Moore park for $1199 + $119 extra 2 years warranty + $40 delivery. As the special is over the sales guy originally said no at the price, but i told him i would get warranty and delivery and he then said ok.