expired Sony 70" X83F LED 4K Ultra HDR Android TV $2298 (Free Delivery with Sony Account) @ Sony

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Good price for the 70" Android TV. Its a direct lit VA panel with better contrast ratio and includes Sony's Truluminos Color Technology. Ordered mine yesterday :)

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    The peak brightness leave a lot to be desired.

  • +3 votes

    Stack with Amex spend $300 receive $50 credit.

  • +13 votes

    My Bravia recently got the black lines of death. Just over 2 years old. Sony offered me a 30% discount on a new TV as compensation (but wouldn't allow me to use discount on already discounted prices). They admitted it was a technical fault but wouldn't replace it.

    I bought it originally at Costco who gave me a full refund. Turned out to be cheaper to buy a new Sony TV directly from Costco again (plus got their great return policy).

    Just a consideration when buying a Sony TV.

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      Yeah, they're tight.

    • +2 votes

      Did you ask for a remedy under the ACL?

      A tv should last longer than 2 years before it needs replacement.

      • +1 vote

        Was thinking I'd take on that battle if I had no other choice - but the Costco return option was way easier. And allowed for an immediate replacement.

        • +7 votes

          Costco essentially gave you a remedy under the ACL, it's disappointing that Sony didn't offer a satisfactory one.

          I don't have a Costco membership, what's their policy offering refunds after the warranty period? Or are they just offering a policy that's basically in line with the ACL?

          • +6 votes

            @spaceflight: I have heard, anecdotally, costco go above and beyond with replacements. Since you have a membership, you don't normally need to hold on the receipt either; they simply search purchase history on their computer.

            The only thing i don't like about costco is that I end up spending $200 - $300 easily every time I go.

          • +1 vote

            @spaceflight: Exactly. They said that if I bought it there, and always remained a member, they would refund on inspection. They looked it up on their system, checked the TV, then put the refund on any card I wanted.

            One employee said anything up to 7 years. While I've also been told that it's pretty much lifetime (not sure about that in practice).

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              @elmacho:

              One employee said anything up to 7 years. While I've also been told that it's pretty much lifetime (not sure about that in practice).

              So they're trying to stick to the ACL which is great. 5-7 years is "reasonable" for a TV to last.

              they said that if I bought it there, and always remained a member, they would refund on inspection

              Except even if your membership ends they cannot withhold ACL remedies from you.

        • +1 vote

          The ACL says the retailer, not the manufacturer is responsible for the remedy. You literally got what the ACL gives you. And good on Costco for not making it hard. Hopefully they can recover costs from Sony but that's not your problem.

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        A TV should last a hell of a lot longer than 2 years, especially at these prices. There was a court case a while ago I remember with a guy against Panasonic, and the court ruled the TV had an acceptable life of 7 or 8 years for their plasma. Can’t find the exact ruling now but have seen it linked to before either here or WP.

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      I have seen that heaps with the 70/75s at JB all the time the people who had extended warrantys it was instantly replaced

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      With Sony, it pays to check Google because my old 55” LED TV developed a power up problem and it was way (3 years or so) out of warranty but I checked and there was a recall in the US so I did write a gentle reminder to Sony to take them to Consumers/Fairtrading if they do not fix. Sure enough, technician turned up few days later replaced pretty much the whole panel. Still going strong.

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      Can you tell me what the model is?

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    Is this the same as the x85 or x7 series?

    • +1 vote

      No, its an X83

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      Very close to the X85F; differences are the X83F come in odd sizes (60/70” instead of the more common 65/75”), use VA panels instead of iPS and have direct LEDs instead of edge LEDs.

      IMHO the x83 is actually better than the x85 because of this so long as you’re happy with those size options. Having said that I bought a 55” x85 last week for $1140 and love it

  • +3 votes

    Costco Crossroads has this TV for $2149.98

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    Gonna be replacing my main TV soon, 46" Samsung from mid 2008.

    It is slow and frustrating.

    Apparently the Sony UI lags with Android. Is this accurate?

    I want something that is very snappy - don't care for the smart features as I use an NVIDIA Shield.

    Probably prefer something around this price and at least 65" - unsure of OLED as I have a bright room and would HATE to have burn-in (although that is a debated flaw)

    • +1 vote

      Get an LG.

      Android TV is good and has many Apps. However, WebOS is a much better and faster OS!

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      I want something that is very snappy - don't care for the smart features as I use an NVIDIA Shield.

      Maybe don't look at smart TVs, it sounds like you only need the basic TV functionality.

      unsure of OLED as I have a bright room and would HATE to have burn-in (although that is a debated flaw)

      It's definitely a flaw.
      https://www.zdnet.com/article/lg-switches-airport-oled-to-lc...

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        Yes you may get OLED burn in if you leave your TV on for hours and hours at a time with static images. Most people don't use them like this.

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        You seen the airport displays right?

        So much static images on it. If you leave this on for hours on end. It will burn in.

        No household will ever subject a tv to such hours of operations like an airport terminal. On for practically 24/7.

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      unsure of OLED as I have a bright room

      IPS with FALD is a better choice than OLED for brightly lit areas.

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    I know this is 5" larger, but it is it worth the extra money?

    JB has the X85f 65" for $1895

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/sony/sony-x85f-65-4k-uhd-android-s...

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      The difference is viewing area, and how close to the tv you are when viewing, so unless you are going to use it in a huge living room propably not worth the extra money.

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      16% more viewable area.

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      Viewing area + the x83 is VA and direct led vs the x85 IPS which is edge lit. Identical apart from that. X83 slightly better in that regard

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    Bought myself the 75" X78F from Hardley Normal in including the Domayne Gift Card deal and delivery for $2545.

    Quite happy with the purchase so far, currently $2995 on clearance at most big name stores.