TGG is having a sale on some TCL TV's which can be combined with their 20% off ebay promotion.
Looks like it's the cheapest prices ever for this 65" TV.
55" 55P8M $508
75" 75P8M $920 after $100 cashback
Original Coupon Deal
Anybody own this TV? Seems like a good price and I need a TV. Never heard of the brand.
Its nice tv and a relatively good brand
TCL is pretty well known. And I’m not saying this specific brand or TV will have the problem, but many of the cheaper brands have crappy software on them. Slow to change channel, input etc. but if you use another unit to do DTV or streaming (Fetch box or other PVR) then you would be fine regardless of the software. I’d jump at this if we were in the market for a TV.
100% agree. We got a Hisense 'smart' tv maybe 3 years ago. Splashed out and got a pretty big one for like $800/900 and it's the slowest thing ever. Takes a few minutes to even display a picture and another few minutes to be able to use the controller. We get burnt and id be really hesitant to get a cheaper brand again. We used an android box for ages which was ok but the initial start up process was horrible. Use Chromecast now and it's pretty good.
Really nice image, sounds not great but not the worst (would rec a soundbar), smart features work well- my biggest complaint is a bit of a slow power on (15-20 seconds)
The beauty of Android TV is you can put it to sleep instead of off, so you avoid the delay and it comes on very quickly.
Turn it on and do some push ups instead!
I've recently bought TCL P8M 43" for a small room and it's fantastic for price I paid.
Even the 75inch one is for $970
Where is the link for that?
$920 after $100 cashback
damn, whats the biggest size? any 85 inchers?
Good deal. Couldn’t find click and collect around Melbourne. Adds $54 for delivery.
@pramki: @TEER3X ohhh ok not as big of a bargain as the 75 inch, too much jump, nearly x2.2 the price
@pramki: Yep $970 including delivery…
@demmogorgon: Brighton VIC has stock. Ordered to click and collect. Worked out well!
$920 overall (if you consider cash back)
@pramki: Yeah, but will be hard to fit 75 inch in the little sedan like i have got.. and they are delivering for me tomorrow.. can't complain I guess
75" thumbs up
1st 75" TV under $1k?
1st decent one at least afaik.
But yeah could be 1st 75" TV under $1k.
So tempting… This price is so good.
The quality (or lack thereof) is remembered long after the price is forgotten
I have the 50"version in the bedroom and am very impressed. The setup process, the Android apps, all the catchup tv,h265 playback, Chromecast built in, Android assistant with microphone in the remote all work brilliantly. I was not a fan of smart TVs before this one (preferring an external smart box), but Android tv seems spot on to me. My only gripe is some backlight non uniformity noticeable in some situations.
Isn't 165cm (diagonal) huge for today's individualistic watching?
Half distance = 4x smaller space - to Save the Environment
This model doesnt support wide colour gamut does it ? I have last years 55" and its certainly lacking without it.
how would this compare to the new release Hisense 55r5? https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hisense-55r5-series-5-55-...
Android TV is waaaaay better than hisense os and this is bigger
sorry i meant im comparing the 55 inch TCL. any idea on the picture quality difference?
bought the 50 inch on appliance central. very impressed with sound and picture for this price range.
Yeah set my parents' up today. Looks amazing for the money, and speakers are good enough to where they don't need a soundbar, unlike my Kogan.
This vs the 65X7 65" ? Res is the same in the descriptions 3,840 x 2,160
The X7 has local dimming, P8 is Backlit
How often are people replacing their TV's? How is the tech progressing?
My current telly is a 2010's 50" Panasonic Viera (NEVER AGAIN! all 'apps' were stopped supported/updated)
(Normally I keep a TV until it dies)
I dunno if I should settle for one of these Chinese brands for now, or wait for a really good deal on a Samsung or LG that I like??
I'm still running my 2010 50" panasonic HD plasma and it's going fine.
Really want to move to 65 and 75" UHD but the missus said our current TV is fine. Can't trump her logic so far.
I have my 55 2011 Panasonic plasma and a near new 65 4k Hisense. I'd swap the hisense for another old Panasonic in a heartbeat. Wish I could go back in time and stock up on 65" VT Panasonic's.
@brendanm: I have a 55" VT also, had it for 3 years at least, I was probably the last person to get one. Mine was a display that had some screen burn in, but you only notice it playing video games, watching tv/movies it's unnoticeable. I watch these posts and the blood pressure goes up, but I still haven't seen a tv that objectively looks better. I run a Vodafone tv now, mainly because the tv won't decode some streams coming from my share, but apart from that I still use the built in iview, SBS on demand and youtube apps because it's simpler.
I'm still using my TH-50PX70A Pana plasma from 2006 or so. One of the last Made in Japan panels. Still works. Does have great blacks.
Tuner is rubbish though and it occasionally has a bug where it won't change channels and needs a reboot. Time to upgrade me thinks! It's also a power hog - around ~450w+
Any idea what the M in P8M stands for?
Bought! Upgrading from Panasonic 50in plasma…can't wait
Your power bill can’t wait either!
Yea mate, definitely one of the reasons for upgrade!
Too bad you are in Perth, I'd offer you a couple of hunge maybe for the old beast :-p
Not sure where you are but if you need a 42" Panasonic Plasma in Sydney shoot me a PM. I want to upgrade to the 65" but can't really justify it when my current TV is fine.
bit small for my liking, 50 is mu cut off. I have a 55 atm so not desperate
Just tried buying the 65 inch. Says item isn’t available in selected quantity :(
Edit: spammed the site and got through
The OzForce is strong with this one
They're selling a few of these, already 20 of the 65" TVs have sold just today
Does anyone have input lag information for this (65”) TV? I’m thinking of occasionally gaming on it.
not much stock available for pick up :|
can anyone recommend a wall mount for the 75"
check Selby acoustics. good quality stuff.
This, don't mess about with others on ebay, Selby is the only reliably decent brand that is at all cheap IME, it's not worth mucking around.
If you're local aldi still had some of these, they will work fine. $39 https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/298858
Went and had a look at the 75" in store (looked pretty). Best price they could do was $1120 or $1155 delivered (before cashback). One in stock but couldn't deliver today, so I just bought on eBay for $1100 delivered.
Yeah, sadly, as even though I'm only 8 minutes from a store, it's a "rural" post code on eBay. It beat trying to fit in on my ute and risk a disaster.
ah k, i'm struggling to pay $55 for delivery
Not even sure it would completely fit in my SUV either. None in stock locally anyway so I guess it's safer to go with delivery
@impoze: eBay said no local stock for me too, even though I confirmed with the store there is one in stock. I weighed up the risk vs reward (I could be watching it right now) and decided they can be liable to any delivery damage instead of me.
Good call better get the professionals to do it than risk the whole basket trying to save on an egg.
They rang me not 20 minutes after ordering to organise delivery, so I must be getting the one they had in stock, delivered whenever I want from Monday, for cheaper than in store. The guy did say that the eBay discount is subsidised by eBay so the price he was offering was basically the same as they would make from the sale on eBay, but that made it more expensive for me. Win win I guess.
Has anyone noticed that the 55P8M & 65P8M aren't included in the TCL Claim promotion. I just checked before I bought the 65" and it's not listed.
Cashback is only for selected models, high end/larger size ones.
I had to read this comment to know that, I wonder how many people bought the 65" thinking they could claim?
Ok, cash back just for the 75" & above. 👍
Thanks everybody for the advice, picked the last one up from the Campbelltown store today! Cheers
I was looking for a cheap TV for the spare room and this seemed like a good deal at $1000 from the local JB. I come in here and see it for $636 and ordered one immediately. What a time to be alive.
Thanks op . Picked up a 55. Wife said get the 65 but we couldn't fit it where we wanted it…
Story of my life.
Wow cheaper than aldi and kogan's 65" tvs.
Any idea what the M in 65P8M / 75P8M stands for?
Buyer beware TCL don't reply to my emails or respond to phone calls. I've been 6 months trying to get a response from TCL for dead pixels after 2 months and they just go quiet every time.
what's the difference between 65P8M and 65P8S?
i was really keen to buy a P8M a few weeks ago, i checked it out in JB and have to say that the models with Clear Motion Rate 100 have really terrible judder. you could noticeably see jolting frames even on slowly moving smooth panoramic panning scenes, and the same scenes looked butter smooth on every other TV (including lower model hisense with a smooth motion rate 100). everything else about the P8M i thought was great though, but the bad judder completely wrecked this TV for me.
The 65X7 on the other hand blew me away, it looked amazing in motion, pretty much as good as Samsung qleds. Also I haven't seen the 75P8M and 85P8M which both have Clear Motion Rate 200 but i suspect they may be great and not have the judder.
I currently have a 65 inch hisense which is just over 2 years old
I will looking at a 75 or 85 inch 4k tv in a couple more years (would love a projector but the room isn't big enough for that)
I just went to the local GG and they price matched the Ebay price for the 55 inch. The sales guy couldn't believe it.
I have now finished setting it up and i'm amazed by the picture quality and features that Android TV has. Coming from an old 50 inch Samsung Plasma, the TCL blows it out of the water. Very happy.
hows the speed of the tv?
going through the menus etc?
cheap tvs in the past have issues with this/as the processors were slow as
It's about 7 seconds from pushing the button until you are in the main menu, certainly not a problem at all.
anyone know if there is still stock of the bonus voice remote?
From the TCL product page "Limited time offer on Bonus Voice Remote Control. While stock lasts."
Retail for the remote is $60 but plenty for around $30-40 on Ebay - Just search RC602S
even Amazon - https://www.amazon.com.au/CRC602S-Control-32ES560-32ES580-32...
I didn’t notice the website or description mentioning the remote.
When I picked it up, box had a sticker saying “bonus remote inside” and indeed it was, so it’s possibly included in all?
Haven’t used it yet. Kinda weird having 2 remotes, that small bonus one doesn’t have a mute button which kills it for me and I haven’t signed into any of the google crap yet to test out the voice stuff.
cool, mine is being delivered today so will check.
The small remote is also an air mouse style
Mute is top left button
I’ll have to check again. The remote I got was different to the above linked one - it was all black, no silver.
It’s very similar to the full size tv remote, didn’t pay too much attention to be honest as not planning on using the google features, possibly it’s not actually the voice remote?
@Cucumber123: just got mine and yeah it is a bonus voice remote but it's not the RC602S on their website but the RC802V.
if you bought the 75", make sure to do Ebay plus price guarantee to get $150 back.
listing has now been taken off the site but a few users have posted screenshots - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/493959
I tried. They refused to honour it because it was the same store.
Pretty worthless "guarantee", but worthless describes eBay Plus quite well.
I got that message on live chat but it they gave it to me when I called on the phone
Ordered mine on Sunday and received it yesterday, in the box till chrissy.. very tempted to bust it open.
Thanks ozbargain and leoh!
How’s everyone liking there tv? Upgraded both my Stan and Netflix accounts for the 4K content.
arrived yesterday but yet to set it up as waiting for my wall mount to arrive.
Which wall mount did you go with impoze?
this one from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com.au/Mounting-Dream-Premium-Articulatin...
It was lightning deal yesterday for $80.
Was considering the Selby one but it's ~$150 and this Amazon one has good reviews
@impoze: it's on lightning deal again for $80 if anyone is interested
Mine is arriving today.
TV arrived this morning and I just set it up. Looking good. Was pretty happy… until I went into the settings to add my Google account and saw that it was already signed in with someone else's account. When I Google the email address, it shows up as someone else who lives in the same area (I know this because there is a local business website with their email address on it). The settings page says the account was last synced on September 5. Also, on reflection, the box was taped in a fairly non-professional manner, and both remotes already had the batteries in them.
I have clearly received a TV that is not brand new and hasn't even been factory reset. Not happy. I have contacted the person who is signed in to see why they returned the TV and when. Hopefully they reply, then I'll contact the Good Guys to express my dissatisfaction at receiving either refurbished or second hand goods.
sorry to hear, at least you spotted it. Not smart for the previous owner to leave it logged in.
The previous owner replied and said he set it up, signed in, then they decided that night that it was too big for their lounge room and they reboxed it and returned it the next day to swap for the 65". He said Good Guys said they would sign it out for him (since they would have to turn it on to make sure the returned TV was in as new condition), but they obviously didn't. So, at least I know there is nothing wrong with the TV, but it would still be nice to be told by Good Guys. Also, how can I be sure the previous owner didn't do something that might cause an issue in the long run (like transported it lying down, or twisted the panel when installing the stand). I'm emailing the Good Guys now to see what they think about this.
Yeah, definitely not right to get a returned tv without being told.
I would ask for a brand new one.
I had cardboard cut outs of 65 and 75 to visualise the sizes
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