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Soniq 55" 4K TV with Chromecast Built in - Soniq N55UX17B-AU - $399 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Nuts how cheap TVs are getting. Gonna pick one up myself for a replacement to old HD 40 something in bedroom.

From what I read in reviews and comment it doesn't upscale to 4K. So as said great a second TV I reckon.

  • Detailed clarity 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV with display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Stream your favourite content with apps from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your TV
  • Allows viewers to see vivid, rich and life-like colour on TV screens
  • An HDMI cable enables high-quality digital video and audio to be transmitted over a single cable
  • Powerful performance with Dual Core A53 CPU and Quad Core Mail450 GPU

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  • +4 votes

    The brand of the TV actually sounds like my Chinese parents trying pronounce ‘Sony’

  • +4 votes

    Hoping the 75" TV will come down to $599 by July.

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    Soniq says the earlier version needed a firmware update to get 4K but this model has it.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/431447#comment-6835301

    As for reviews and comments, there do not appear to be any for this model "N55UX17B review upscale 4k" or even the similar N55UX17C.

    • +8 votes

      LOL firmware can't increase the number of pixels on a screen…

    • +2 votes

      The comment you linked to doesn't say anything about "firmware update to get 4K".
      The rep said they needed a firmware update to enable the TV to auto-detect the fact the XBox One X was connected to it and set it to the appropriate res/refresh rate.

      The Youtuber is an idiot for making such a wild claim after only testing out 1 device… especially a device that may have been released long after the TV was manufactured.

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    Bought one.

    Hopefully its all good.

  • +1 vote

    Any reviews or feedback on thus model?

  • +1 vote

    From what I read in reviews and comment it doesn't upscale to 4K. So as said great a second TV I reckon

    It would have to or only 1/4 of the screen would have a picture lol

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    Looked up some reviews , want trouble with a rubbish TV this is for you . Battle of the nasty cheapie crap Kogan vs this . Kogan a fraction in front :)

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      I have a Soniq I found in a skip, with a box for a newer TV so I knew would be fine. Took back over to home, plugged in and sure enough great.

      But it has this ridiculous Soniq Cinavision home screen thing and I don't have the remote. You can't turn it off, bypass it, anything without the remote. Someone designed this, someones job was to make this TV and made this… And wasn't fired… To date there are countless complaints of this issue from the TVs 4-5 years ago. They could of released an update to fix it, they could of addressed it.. Nope.

      Yes terrible brand.

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        I second this especially the part about the cinvasion home screen crap. So many people always complain about how laggy and buggy these soniq tvs are.

        I bought a new 4k 50 inch one from JBHIFI about 3 years ago and it lasted a day or two. Had so many issues wouldn't even know where to begin. Even the customer support recommended I go refund and get something else. So I returned it and bought the hisense 4k 50 inch for about $100 more at that time which lasted me three years before I upgraded.

        Honestly spend abit more and get yourself a Hisense or TCL which I now have. Far less issues in the long run as well.

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          Yep, much the same with the $399 soniq we had… Felt so good to toss it in skip and go with a hisense.

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        They could have…

    • +2 votes

      I have a 4 year old soniq with the conavision home crap on it, and don't have the remote. But if you have it connected to your network, there's a WiFi remote that works and you can turn the home screen off in the settings. While the quality isn't amazing, it's still good for a cheap TV.

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    So its android tv? How much ram does it have?

  • +2 votes
    • Allows viewers to see vivid, rich and life-like colour on TV screens
    • An HDMI cable enables high-quality digital video and audio to be transmitted over a single cable

    I would suggest that points 4 and 5 in the specs are somewhat generic, and applicable to any television of the last, let's say… 20 years.

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    First (no.3) one applied since 1975 in Australia or 1959 or earlier depending on your perspective in USA and others.

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    need some opinion here. Is this a skip or get?

    • +1 vote

      Good for the patio only I'd say.

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      Wouldn't put it in your lounge/theatre room. Would put it in a bedroom/patio/spare room etc.

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      planning to get a TV for the switch in my bedroom. is this a bad TV for that purpose?

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        Can't really say. It's just upto budget. If you can stretch up to around $1000 definitely better getting a Samsung or actual brand. If you can't then obviously need to get something like this not much choice : ).

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        Apparently terrible input lag, which would be annoying. However most switch games this probably isn't the wooorst thing in the world, for the price you could probably get by though!

        By the way, I've had a 49" X9000E in my bedroom for the past year. The first few months were amazing but it grows old quickly, and I'm about to switch it back out for a smaller TV. Unless you have quite a large bedroom, my advice is to get a better quality smaller screen TV.

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          How is it growing old?
          Your TV is the best quality in the market for its size.
          You may get a smaller screen but no way it will beat your X90E, unless it is a X90F (they don't sell it here)

          Cheers

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            @vinni9284: Of course, I love my TV. I'll be moving it into another room - and replacing it with a much smaller TV.

            Just simply growing old because of the size, and brightness. I used to love watching a movie before sleeping, or gaming on it while in bed. But now, because of how large it is and how bright it is, it's really started to take a toll on my sleep patterns. When I had the smaller screen, it was a lot easier to cope with the light, and still get a good night's sleep.
            Also, when my partner is staying over, and she wants to sleep - the larger TV is too bright.

            Also finding myself going to bed more often, as my best TV is in my room.

            I'd consider replacing with another 49" that can go a lot dimmer than this TV (it's lowest setting is still quite bright), but I think I'll be switching out with a small, quality, 1080p TV for more casual viewing in my room.

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              @snoopydoop: Ok i see.

              I would suggest a decent 1080p TV second hand off Gumtree, such as a Sony Smart TV rather than buying this. You'll get a good bang for your buck.

              For example, even a 4K second hand decent LG smart TV (e.g LG654T) off Gumtree 55" is now fetching ~ $600 (probably purchased for $1200 in 2016) rather buying this crappy Soniq that will break down in a week.

              Btw, i didn't neg you :P

              Cheers

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        Thanks for the insight. would you recommend Kogan 8-series TV over this? (since kogan has free shipping now, and i'm eyeing on the 43" ones, same price but smaller.)

  • +2 votes

    I'd personally go Kogan (eeech), having owned multiple soniqs they are $%#%

    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-55-4k-led-tv-series-8-ju8...

    Code free4u makes it the same price delivered.

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    bought a 55" for $500 few years back - sound was like mono/constantly in a tunnel
    picture was grainy and was always lagging 3-5 secs behind….
    wish I had my $500 back…
    hope their 'new' tvs are of a better quality.

  • +3 votes

    I own a 55" 4K Soniq, purchased 2 years ago for $599.
    It's not a smart TV, but can play vids from an external HDD, plugged into the USB 3 port at the back of the TV.

    Picture quality is 5/10, if a Samsung Q series is a 10/10.

    It uses some rubbish OS, possibly a very trimmer down version of Android (very basic, no smart features). The EPG is slow, I use my phone to check program guides instead - that's how bad it is.

    The TV takes 40 days and 40 nights to turn on from a cold boot.

    Overall, it's a fair TV for what you pay for it.

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      haha I had exactly the same experience…

      its in the other room/having minimal use…

      thought about selling it - but wouldn't want my enemies to have this sort of experience…
      then again / would be good for someone doing an Airbnb I guess…

  • +1 vote

    Noice.

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    go for this soniq 55" or kogan 50" with free shipping?
    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-50-4k-hdr-led-tv-series-8...

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    On Backorder now.

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    I've owned a 55" Soniq about 7 years. I use a sound bar and chrome cast. Only non box box tv I've owned so to me it's just fine. It's not going to landfill until it dies.

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    Refresh rate?

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