expired Hisense 65" Series 7 65M7000 4K HDR LED LCD TV - $1595 @ The Good Guys

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Slightly cheaper than the current JB Hi-Fi deal. Cheap delivery of $40 for those that want delivery. If purchased from Ebay save another 1.25% by using cashrewards. If you have a targeted ebay 10% off (CSHOPTECH can someone confirm this works on the tv?) or ebay credit then can reduce the cost further. Also great for those users that don't have a JB Hi-Fi accessible but do have a Good Guys close.

Great TV great value, cant beat it for the price.

please view the description from gopi_kv2004s JB Hi-Fi deal and view the comments there for further info.

Comments

  • +8 votes

    Pretty sure hisense had a model last year that beat out samsung and LG, from what I've seen in their range I'll go with hisense and on the car front kia yes kia that gt stinger on my shopping list

    • +3 votes

      Agreed, we took the gamble with the Kia Sorento and we are really pleased with it (it's no Stinger though).

      We went a bit too cheap with he Aldi TV (returning due to flickering panel) but I think we'll take the plunge with this TV.

      • +1 vote

        Haha that's funny I bought the Hisense 70M7000 and a Kia Cerento about two weeks apart. Loving both of them like I didn't know how to do life before I had them. (Very dramatic I know) but in all seriousness I am loving my Kia so much I am going to buy an Optima for the wife and kids.

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          can you define whats good about the sorento? after a car but not loving the looks of the kia. but its its good elsewhere and cheap i would consider it

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          @furythree: Sorry typo I have the Cerato not a Sorento. Kinda confusing on Kia's part actually. But what I can say about mine is the seats are amazingly comfy. Interior design makes a tonne or sense. Mate of mine has a 2015 Audi A4 with S-line kit and interior look similarish and recently found out head of interior design for Kia came from Audi so that makes a bit of sense. But it also has great road feel and handling. The only couple things I find annoying is bluetooth audio does not default each time you start the car despite having been the last input I used. I guess it's only one click on the screen but would be nice to have it auto default somehow. Also I have a manual and the clutch friction point is really low and I am not used to it yet but probably won't notice as much as time goes on.

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          @furythree:

          Among other reviews, this may help - http://www.caradvice.com.au/owner-reviews/2016-kia-sorento-s...

          Good summary - "The thing that stands out with the Sorento is the value for money equation you get when you actually look deeper into every objective criteria. It’s powerful yet frugal, smooth and quiet, simple but classy, spacious yet compact (getting into our garage and still allowing for the boot to open is a plus) and the seven year warranty is just the icing on the cake."

          How did a TV thread turn into a car discussion? :)

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          @Stix:

          Opps my bad

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          @Stix: but theres still a stigma of driving a kia :(

          how about mazda cx9

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          @furythree:

          What stigma? :) I think they're no longer the cheap and cheerful brand and it may take a while for people to realise that. :) I may be biased because I own a Sorento, but the Koreans seem to be delivering quality cars.

          The new CX-9 wasn't out when we bought so the previous thirsty 6 cylinder CX-9 made us sway towards the Sorento.

          As for comparing to the new CX-9, I like this post from the comments section in that link I posted earlier:

          Cost - the value for money for the Sorento is sharper (more kit, less cost)

          Size - the CX 9 is a monster, yet it has no more room in the second and particularly the third row seats (believe me, I've crawled all over these cars) than the Sorento. I don't want to drive something as large as the CX9. It's huge.

          Engine and fuel economy - there is no deisel engine for the CX9, and the real world fuel conomy suffers becase of this. Sure, it's relateively economical for a petrol engine, but it ain't no deisel and you'll pay for this week in, week out..

          Warranty - 7 years Kia vs 3 years Mazda.

          Quality - JD Power just named Kia as the number 1 vehicle maunfuacturer for initial quality. Sure, this doesn't mean everything. But it doesn't mean nothing either.

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          @Stix: i got no issues with korean brands

          my issue is that they may be well established in a few years, but im buying a car right now ;)

          also more kit for less money doesnt mean anything. i need ALL the kit for less money.

          also whoever designed the nose of the sorento needs to be shot. the mazda designers lately have really gotten minimalist, smooth yet modern design right

          do you have a reccomendation for a 5 seater? i dont really need a 7 seater, i just wanted a decent boot space. i feel that the 5 seaters usually achieve this by screwing with the legroom of the back seats

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          @furythree:

          I preferred the look of the Sorento over the old CX-9 but I do prefer the look of the new CX-9 compared to the Sorento.

          I don't understand the 'all kit for less money' comment. :) In our case, we settled on an amount we wanted to spend but couldn't have it all for that amount.

          No idea about 5 seaters - sorry! Good luck!

    • +2 votes

      Number 1 manufactuer if Tellys in China I believe. Been making tellys for close to 50 years. Current crop are a decent kit.

      Even thought they are state owned, soon enough the general populous will start thinking more highly of some of these soon(ish) to be top teir brands.

      Times are changing. Similar to how Japanese goods mid last century were crap then gained credibility and a name for themselves.

      In saying this, there's still so much crap coming out of China. Haha ymmv

    • -1 vote

      Can't argue with a 7 year warranty…..

  • -2 votes

    Cheap historically, but considering all the 55" TVs for under $500, the extra ten inches is no bargain.

    • +2 votes

      in terms of surface area its a huge difference, high school maths!
      https://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/hdtv/tv-screen-size-comparison....

      • +1 vote

        Yep I think 65 inches is the sweet spot at the moment. Anything less looks too small.

        I'm not counting out the bigger 70 inch plus TVs yet as I used to think 65 inch is ridiculously big.

      • -1 vote

        Its not a can of paint. For the viewer, screen size determines viewing distance, and in a linear manner.

        Its a 15%/18% difference, which is substantial, but for three times the price, no bargain.

        There are real ozbargainers, and there are those easily seduced by bright shiny things.

        • +1 vote

          Hilarious analysis. None of the TVs you refer to are HDR or 4K. Let alone this TVs superior panel type.

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          @Budju:
          Did not know you could still buy a 55" TV that is not 4K.

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          The Palzonic Soniq picture qualz are zo nize. Pure 4K glory for zo cheap! Bargain!

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          You're not comparing apples with apples though. Yeah it's 3 times the price at a 10" increase. However there's features and quality in this TV that is not found at that price point in anything. I own the 70M7000 and it blows my recently replaced series 8 Samsung out of the water and that was a $3800 TV a couple years ago.

    • +3 votes

      Feel free to list as many sub-$500 55" 4K HDR smart TVs as you can.

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    I could buy ~4.858x JVC 48"s for that much ;)

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    Has anyone used this TV with a Harmony remote? Apparently there are no separate on/off buttons and INPUT button shows all the inputs in a random order, making programming with the Harmony difficult.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Thanks

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      read the product review link brutus posted above, addresses harmony remote

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        Thanks - that's what I read but hoping there was a workaround.

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          Yikes … no harmony . Lucky I tead this. Oh well off to look for ssomething else

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          @gimme:

          According to avforums, it seems it's not a good experience using this TV with a Harmony but probably workable. For example, the TV remembers the input when the TV is switched off which causes issues with automatic functions. However, if you set it to HDMI1 every time it is turned off, the automation should work ok.

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          @Stix:

          Thanks Stix. Sorry I haven't read the av forums but are they saying that I can program the remote to set it to HDMI1 as part of the shutdown sequence so it'll remember it for next time? or do I need to manually set it to HDMI1 everytime I switch off? I really like this TV but I like my harmony hub even more ;-)

        • +2 votes

          @gimme:

          https://www.avforums.com/threads/hisense-55-65m7000-uled-own...

          It's a little long winded but works, first edit device setting, then input settings, this will help the hub work out how inputs change.Then fix delay settings as mine takes 21 seconds between starting up and when it's able to accept another command. Next I had to adjust the end sequence of all the activities to put in another step where the TV sets the input back to a default setting before it switches off (HDMI 1) this means the TV always powers on from HDMI 1. Hopefully this makes sense

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      Yeah the TV lists the inputs in order of when they were activated or last used which is great for getting around quickly when using the normal remote but imagine it would be annoying with the Harmony.

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    Honestly this TV is significantly better than the cheapo ones from Aldi and big w. Heck, it is better than most of the major brands under 4k. Reviews are great which is always a good thing.

    Not sure why people would dislike this brand because it's made in China. Most electronics are made in China. Most high end phones are still made in China.

    Having seen one of these in person, I wouldn't mind getting one of these as a TV in another room given that the picture quality when calibrated is quite close to my LG oled TV.

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    Apparently, Hisense is the 3rd largest TV manufacturer in the world, after Samsung and LG:

    http://technews.co/2016/05/03/global-lcd-tv-shipments-fell-2...
    http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2707

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      I wondering if that's hisense and sharp sales combined to get to 3rd.

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        Sharp is literally a drop in the ocean so even if they are it probably wouldn't have even bought them a higher spot.

  • +3 votes

    FWIW I think this is a great deal on a very good TV.

    But just as a side note, I do wonder if the sense of 'must have this feature' which seems to be accompanying true HDR capable TVs is vaguely reminiscent of the urge many seemed to have to ensure their TV was 3D capable ~3yrs ago. Not that I've done any sampling but seems for most folks 3D was a novelty and if their TV is capable of it - they rarely use it and very little good content available for it.

    In theory HDR seems far more of a usable & beneficial development across nearly all possible content types but I do think consumers often fool themselves into thinking a feature is 'absolutely essential' when in time they find it's actually of marginal true value.

    Like I said this is a great TV - bought the last series 65" Hisense UHD for a pal - he loves it. The Kia comparison is very apt. :-)

    • +2 votes

      I think this is a fair comment. I watch 99% of my content via online streaming, and on Australian internet I can rarely stream better than 720p video. I don't expect that to change any time soon; making these 4K TVs pretty useless.

      It's nice to "future proof" your technology, but sometimes you're better off waiting until you can actually utilise all of the features that you're paying for.

    • +2 votes

      Yup I agree…. all these 'must have' features (not just this TV) can be mostly useless unless you really use it. A lot of people have a habit of jumping on the next bandwagon without really assessing their needs and other factors. Then again that's how consumerism works and that's why there's a new version of something every 6 months. I'd happily stay with my 6 year old 54" Pana plasma when it comes to image quality, OS and usability. Don't care about a 'Smart TV' either as a $50 gizmo can do that for me anyway. The only reason I would like to upgrade is because I'd prefer a 70". More of a want than anything else. Might stay put for now.

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    Anyone else notice this model disappeared of Harvey Normans site overnight? I have been watching it closely for a while. Perhaps a new price coming soon?

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    Not bad for a sharp panel.. The 70" had some very good Black's for the "Hisense" brand.

    Would rather get the 70" over the 65" … Even though GG will match $2359 buysmarte….

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    so this is the best picture quality tv? pretty decent price

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      For the price its great. You could spend multiples more and get an OLED which will have a better picture. The top of the range samsungs would also be better but again your looking at more than double the price.

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    Anyone know what this TV is like for gaming?

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    is there a smaller version of this series 7 ?

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    yes I have the 50 inch and it's amazing

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    This TV gets glowing reviews all over the net and I am tempted to upgrade soon. But this long thread on the Hisense M7000 models flags quite a few unresolved issues which has scared me off a bit:
    https://www.avforums.com/threads/hisense-55-65m7000-uled-own...

  • +1 vote

    Got it down to $1520 at JB HiFi, Proof of Purchase

  • +2 votes

    Got it on backorder for $1,475 at TGG by asking what the cheapest he could do was.

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    Hi guys… what do you think between this one and the 58" also currently on sale? I don't watch Netflix or have a Ps Pro however the extra size is extremely tempting ….

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