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GVA 42" FHD LED LCD TV $238.40 (Was $399) @ The Good Guys eBay (Click 'n Collect)

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A number of TVs from '20% off The Good Guys eBay' deal have been posted on OzBargain in last few days, but this gem was missing (such a big miss for budget buyers like me). $238.40 is a great price for any brand new 40"+ TV with one year warranty in my opinion. Any positive or negative reviews are welcome but irrespective of it, I believe that the TV must be well worth this price at the least, if not more.

Features highlights: PVR Recording via USB. 3 x HDMI & 1 USB Inputs. 1920 x 1080 Full High Definition.

And, to my surprise, the screen 1" bigger drastically becomes $100 dearer, not sure why. Check 43" model. It makes this deal even more lucrative and convincing.

Original 20% off The Good Guys on eBay Deal Post

Don't forget to claim Cash rewards on eBay purchase

If you have any valid $25 voucher from this deal, use it to buy an extended replacement warranty for 3 years costing $68 (i.e. $43 after using voucher), when you go for pick up. Please note that the warranty comes with $180 of TGG vouchers ($20 every 4 months to be used within 4 days with no min purchase limit). It's worth it even if you end up using only some of these vouchers! - Unfortunately I got this info only when I went for pick up, so I couldn't add it here earlier. However, I have tried to update everyone in reply whoever has mentioned comments that they ordered the TV. I hope it helps some! I apologize if this reply/message to several people appears like a spam. I assure it's not - it's mere an effort to pass on this useful info to mates before deal ends or pick up happens. :)

Also, credit to Elijah who posted it here along with other TGG deals but looks like it went unnoticed.

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  • +1

    That's a crazy good price

  • +1

    PVR Recording via USB. 3 x HDMI & 1 USB Inputs. 1920 x 1080 Full High Definition.

    GVA product page

  • -1

    Just purchased a GVA product (lightning cable) 2 days ago.
    Returned it today (faulty) tried another 3 GVA cables in store for a replacement, 2 faulty one worked.

    Point is, obviously its a different product, but brand quality control is why their products are so cheap.

    • I understand, but the product in question isn't so cheap normally. This deal makes it exceptionally cheap like it does all others from Samsung, LG and so on.

      • +5

        They're not even really a brand, and they certainly don't test their products at all.

        GVA is a logo stuck on a generic Chinese wholesale product to sell here.

        Same company that made the TV, definitely didn't make the cable.

        • +1

          Same company that made the TV, definitely didn't make the cable.

          It can have a positive or negative inference.

      • Hisense first came out as a cheap no label brand, but had one difference, the warrantied their products so should it fail, you'd be covered.
        People bought them for years due to cost and warranty and the company made enough to build better quality standards but to remain low cost, still use cheap parts.
        The warranty still is extended.
        Point is, GVA have only standard warranty and a cheap generic product. They have their purpose but sadly its landfill in 12months

        But hey it's a cheap TV

        • +3

          Hisense do offer excellent aftersales service in my experience. Had a fridge of theirs die after 2 years, and they gave a full refund because the model wasn't available anymore.

        • +2

          GVA is a store exclusive brand? Hi sense have to build a reputation and Good Guys just have to compete with other crappy brands with GVA

        • +2

          something something statutory consumer warranty

    • -1

      Thanks,frankly i do not understand the downvotes..

  • +4

    damn… makes a cheap shed TV…..

    • +1

      Might put it in the boat as GPS…

      • +23

        Or an anchor.

        • +1

          Nah, these new TVs aren't heavy enough.

  • +2

    Bought and picked up today! :D

    • Started using it? What's the first impression like?

      • +2

        Sadly not yet, just moving into a new house and have dumped it off there for now.. But i'm hoping it's good for the price, i don't really need a fancy tv so it should do me fine.
        Few comments in the previous post
        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/267823

        • +2
        • +1

          Same here. I don't need a fancy tv. Any long lasting 40 inch tv will do. 'Long lasting' is the doubtful word for now in this case, though I have bought it and soon to be collected.

        • +2

          @happychild100: Nice. It's a recent review though - For me, the worry precisely is how long the show will go on than the quality itself. :)

        • @happychild100: I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case it helps.

  • +2

    ^ lol, solicitation of votes. Good deal - not sure if I should buy this or the Bauhn 65"!

  • -2

    $238 with the 20% off voucher

  • +25

    I bought one last week for $298 (doh!) and I have a DSE 39.5" that I bought last year - they're clones, even identical remote controls. As for the picture quality, it's clear and HD content looks very good. They turn on quickly, the menu system is snappy, easy to navigate and the remote is small, logically laid out, and works well (aim it slightly to the right of the telly). For this price, they're a steal.

    They're actually 41.5" (I measured it - it was a slow day)

  • That is a crazy good price! i have been kinda looking for a smallish tv around 24-32" that isnt very heavy and has a base that will comfortably sit on a foxtel box. anybody know of any?

  • Got this one for ~$300 from the last eBay sale ;_;

    • Thanks for letting us know, I was only just wondering if you got one before or are getting one now.
      How about a bit of a review?

      • +4

        I got one before. I was commenting about my despair of not getting it cheaper at this current deal price.

        Honestly I was pleasantly surprised, not that I had huge expectations to begin with.

        Image quality seems reasonably good. There is a cropping issue with content being cut off on the sides but I was able to fix that by changing some settings.

        I was saddened to find that the manual/box shows the USB as an input for media, and was initially running my Chromecast 2 using the power brick. However I thought I'd give it a try anyway and to my surprise it does power the CC2.
        Although that means the CC2 turns off when the TV is off too. The startup time is already slightly lethargic, and powering the CC2 via the TV means you have to wait for that to startup too, adding to the time. It's not huge, but long enough to be a slight annoyance.

        Sound is average as expected. I'm no audiophile, but it does sound worse compared to the Panasonic TV (older plasma) in the house. Maybe consider getting a soundbar or speakers. But for my uses of casual YouTube and movie watching, it's passable.

        Build quality is plasticky and shiny. It's also surprisingly light. Not too bad but you get what you pay for.

        Overall I think you're getting a good deal for your money's worth. Good TV for someone not concerned about getting the best of the best.

  • Thanks, got one to replace the 27" computer monitor I have in my bedroom. Will finally be able to watch FTA.

    • its not a monitor replacement, its going to look crap.

      • +3

        …and a monitor is not a tv replacement. It's only in my room to watch movies not as a PC setup. I just had a spare PC monitor with HDMI which I've been using in lieu of buying another TV.

    • I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case if it helps.

  • Any good to use this as a monitor?

    • +1

      No.

      • Why not?

        • You would want a higher resolution for this size.. 4K screen would be better.

        • +1

          @berger:

          I still don't understand why someone wouldn't be able to use this as a monitor for their HTPC.

        • +5

          @tranqme: For watching videos on it sure, for reading text and using it as a general purpose monitor it will look turd

        • @macca:

          So it could be used as a monitor then?

        • +1

          @tranqme: text will barely be readable. So no good for surfing. Fine for video

        • @tomkun01: I know, 28Degrees made it out like it couldn't be used at all.

        • @tranqme: well, it's useless for reading and probably gaming. Monitor offers so much more

        • See if it supports the full 4:4:4 colour space.

  • +1

    I just bought it!

    • I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case if it helps.

  • +1

    thanks OP. got one

    • I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case if it helps.

      • +1

        Thanks mate. Got extended warranty for go pro Hero 5 and used my $25 voucher. Have got no vouchers ATM.

        • Even without voucher, extended warranty for this TV is worth $68. Basically, for roughly $300 your TV is secured for replacement for 3 yrs if anything goes wrong. Still a good value.

        • -1

          @virhlpool: Why do you keep trying to promote the extended warranty, are you a rep?
          Extended warranties are for people who don't know Australian consumer law.

        • @28Degrees: Mate, if my TV stops working after 18 months, will TGG replace it with a new one if I don't have extended warranty? Their answer was 'no'. Whom do I trust?

        • @virhlpool: You trust the Australian consumer law, not some salesman working on commission by up selling extended warranties. It is against the law for them to tell consumers that and they should be reported.

        • @28Degrees: No one was trying to upsell. I inquired about it as I didn't want to take risk with GVA brand.

        • @virhlpool: There is no risk, you are covered under Australian consumer law.

        • @28Degrees: there is no certain time as per ACCC. How long is appropriate time if something goes wrong and who determines that.

        • @Aemit: It's a major item, you have to apply some common sense. The tv rrp is $399 according to the title, goods should be lasting with no faults. Acceptable quality takes into account what would normally be expected for the type of product and cost.
          If a company sold tv's that only lasted 3 years do you think they would still be in business?

        • -1

          @28Degrees:

          Absolute rubbish

          I have PERSONALLY been burned by this exact thing - a >$500 TV that failed at 14 months old

          The ACCC and NSW Fair Trading did absolutely nothing.

          The retailer did nothing

          The manufacturer told me to take it to Service Agent who charged me $100 to inspect it and advise me that the repair would be over $300.

          The advice that you are giving people is misleading.

          The ACCC have absolutely NO teeth, power or interest in supporting consumers on this subject.

        • @llama: The fact that you say you took it to a service agent and paid $100 is probably where you went wrong. Under the law the seller is obligated to deal with the problem. You don't have to take it anywhere to be repaired, once a seller is aware that you don't know the law they will sometimes take advantage of that.
          I have also had this happen to me years ago before I knew the law with a camera that I bought from Dick Smith, they told me to take to Canon which was about 45 minutes away. After that I looked into it a bit more and found out that was wrong.

        • -1

          @28Degrees:

          The fact that you say you took it to a service agent and paid $100 is probably where you went wrong.

          WOT?

          The retailer (Kmart) REFUSED to honour the so-called "extended warranty" that you are babbling on about.

          The ACCC REFUSED to force the retailer to honour the so-called "extended warranty" that you are babbling on about.

          The State Dept of Fair Trading REFUSED to force the retailer to honour the so-called "extended warranty" that you are babbling on about.

          The TV failed 14 months after purchase, and it was only used for about 6 months of that. Major fault, would not switch on.

          Under the law the seller is obligated to deal with the problem.

          No, they ARE NOT.

          You don't have to take it anywhere to be repaired

          Yes you do, after you are refused warranty.

          once a seller is aware that you don't know the law they will sometimes take advantage of that.

          I do know the ACL, extremely well. I have read the legislation many times both before my TV incident, during the TV incident (as a consumer), and afterwards in my role at my normal job (as a manufacturer).

          The ACCC and NSW Fair Trading cannot and DO NOT force retailers to comply with warranty claims once the manufacturer's warranty has expired. In this case the retailer K-Mart refused my requests, and my only option was to take them to court myself.

          So, the fact that the law states that a product "should last a reasonable period", that means absolutely nothing unless you are prepared to take legal action.

        • -1

          @llama: You were treated poorly but that doesn't mean the law isn't the law. I have been involved in traffic accidents where the other driver was clearly in the wrong but unless I took it to court I was never going to get my money. I never said that the ACCC or Fair Trading were going to fight for your case, you need to be prepared and know your rights and state them in front of the retailer.

          I guess we can all learn from your experience. Personally I would document everything, to the point of filming the conversation with the retailer. A Current Affair love that stuff.

          Here is a video from The Checkout on returning goods, take note at 2.50.

  • Do they have a VESA mount?

    • VESA Mount: 200 x 100mm

      • Great, thanks. Just missed out pick up at Castle Hill but got one from Penrith so all good, great for the kids room

        • Didn't you order it online? If you miss out a pick up, they wait for a few days.. Isn't it?

        • @virhlpool:

          It did not have the option to select the Castle Hill store anymore, yep I ordered via ebay

        • +1

          @mantamuzza: I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case if it helps.

      • That VESA mount is too small for an 8kg 42" LED TV, it won't support it long term. Needs to be at least 200 X 200mm VESA mount.

        • Cool thx

        • First link on google says a 200x100mm VESA can support up to 23.7kg so I guess it's the screen size that's the problem. However, the website states that display weight should be looked at when choosing a mount. The screen size is just a guideline for the manufacturer to select the hole arrangement (100x100, 200x100, 200x200, etc.)

          https://www.ergotron.com/tabid/300/language/en-AU/default.as...

  • +1

    Find me some positive reviews of GVA tvs: I've found plenty of negative ones.

    • +5

      People with positive experience generally don't tend to write reviews. Your point is valid though.

  • +1

    Thanks OP, just ordered one as a Christmas pressie. Seems like a good cheapy at a great price. I feel it will serve just fine to play PlayStation games on.

    • +1

      Cheers.. As I mentioned in one of my comments above, if it lasts long and remains functional, then I don't bother as I was never after a fancy tv for my average use of 30 mins a day. Should work for you.

    • I have updated the deal post - check the last paragraph. Just in case if it helps.

  • +1

    I believe this TV is a real hero for those OzBargainers who don't want to spend 2 to 4 times more on bigger brands. I am surprised how this model was totally ignored in previous posts may be just because it's cheap or not a popular or high-end brand or may be because people don't want to take a risk.

  • Could this be used as a monitor? Tempted to grab some for my very blind parents (dad currently uses a 30" dell at 1280x800)

    • theres 30" dells with 1280x800?? i wouldn't use this as a monitor.

      • there aren't, but you can a 2560x1600 at that with integral level scaling

  • +4

    42 inch TV at that price with a one year warranty and still there is moaning from some? The old Soniq I bought for the kids games room about 4 years back is still going strong so these sort of deals can work out very well for those that have a need or use for a cheap model like this.

    A bit like banging on about a great economy flight price being rubbish because you don't get a flat bed seat.

    • Well said. Do you reckon it will last long enough (3-4 years at least) though?

      • +1

        Who knows, but if it gets through the warranty period ok I would think there's a pretty good chance. There might even be an extended warranty option.

        • This.

          With solid state electronics IME if it gets through the first few months that's a fair indication that it will generally last a reasonable timeframe unless a dodgy discrete component brings it unstuck down the track…which is not endemic to generic sets, plenty of big brands succumb to this too!

          I had an LG a few years back that popped capacitors like popcorn, the service centre told me that they deliberately kept massive stocks of that one component for those models just to make their own life easier! I ended up getting it replaced under FT law because even though they were repairing it under statutory warranty for nix each time, it was in for repair more often than it was in my home. Unlike my previous LG plasma battle saga, they didn't even fight this one, they just agreed to arrange a store credit.

          Truth be told, I've honestly had a better run out of my cheapies than I've had out of LG, I'd never have another LG TV, just because I've been stung by them too many times! ;)

        • You were right. I have updated the deal post with some nice info on an extended warranty which I purchased.

        • -1

          @virhlpool: Why do you keep trying to promote the extended warranty, are you a rep?
          Extended warranties are for people who don't know Australian consumer law.

        • @28Degrees: I am not promoting it, nor I am a rep. I purchased it today and for a li'l extra, I feel I have a peace of mind for 3 yrs which is required for such brand. That's the only reason I have recommended it. It's up to you if you want to buy it or not.

        • -1

          @virhlpool: No thanks, I'm not in the habit of paying for something that I already get.

        • @28Degrees: Can you please clarify exactly what do you get under the law? Are there any price restrictions? For how many months is the default warranty valid as per low?

        • @virhlpool: You have already seen my comment here that links to the government website and provides the information but you continue to flood this thread with suggestions to buy the extended warranty. Extended warranties are a waste of money.

        • @28Degrees:
          Your information is misleading and ACCC etc have no interest or power to force a retailer to comply with whatever warranty that you think this TV should be covered by.

        • @llama: I have provided a link to a government website that states the Australian consumer law and you have made a personal comment that I am wrong.
          Not sure how you expect me to reply to that.

        • @28Degrees:

          The link that you provided DOES NOT state that TVs are covered under Consumer Law for 2 years or 3 years… or any other time period.

          Your "link to a government website that states the Australian consumer law" is simply that… and means pretty much nothing.

        • @llama: See my comment here.

    • Doesn't consumer law in Australia give you 2 years warranty that you can just return to the retailer directly anyway?

      • Are you sure? If that was the case, why would anyone buy extended warranty? I am curious.

        • +1

          Because extended warranty is usually longer than two years and also most retailers pray on people not knowing the law.

        • @serpserpserp: So 3 yrs of paid warranty still makes sense then.

        • @virhlpool: No it doesn't make sense, why do you keep trying to promote the extended warranty, are you a rep?
          Extended warranties are for people who don't know Australian consumer law.

        • @28Degrees: Why doesn't it make sense? Can you explain in above context?