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Soniq 40inch FHD LED LCD TV $199 Shipped @ Australia Post


Watch all your favourite movies, TV shows or sports in HD quality picture with the Soniq 40"" FHD LED LCD TV. Built in Wi-Fi.

According to this link https://www.amazon.com.au/Soniq-F40FV17C-AU-40-Full-LED/dp/B...
It has:
Great picture quality with Full HD LED Backlight LCD Panel 1920x1080
PRO Advanced Colour Engine for advanced colour accuracy
Inbuilt Entertainment with On-board Wifi, Youtube, Freeplus View and Browser
Advanced connectivity with Built-In H.264 and H.265 Decoder for USB and Hard Drives
Record live TV on the built-in Personal Video Recorder, requires USB storage

Freeview Plus TV - you can access all of the available catch-up TV programs in one place on your TV. ;Built-in YouTube 216 application;Wireless LAN Built-in - Access the internet with built-in browser; HDMI x3; USB x2; Full HD 192 x 18 pixels; Auto Channel Search - Yes; OSD language - English; Auto Volume Level - Yes; PVR - Yes; EPG – Yes; Auto Power Off - Yes.

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  • +9

    Wow, how does Australia Post manage to ship it for so cheap?

    • +139

      Plot twist, they have a number of TV's delivered to each post office. Then deliver you a "Sorry we missed you" card in the mail, and you end up delivering the TV to yourself :) Genius

      • +4

        this guy startracks.

        • +1

          They both are the same

      • +5

        I have worked as a delivery driver for both Australia Post and StarTrack. Can confirm this Is true.

        • TIL

        • So, you’re the delivery guy who always leave us the ‘sorry, we missed you’ card. Oh well, I don’t miss you at all!

          • +1

            @brongz: Well I never personally did these but I know some people who did these and even suggested me to do so If I am running late or something.

      • +1

        Imagine being the 1 guy that negged your comment

  • +2


  • Whats this Freeview that comes with the TV? It's like a preinstalled program, that only let you view YouTube? Or is it like an android/smart tv?

    • It's just the terminology for the built-in digital tuner for accessing the TV guide, and some other features.


      • I haven't watched free to air TV in God knows how long. But I remember back in the day when Freeview was rolled out. They had some kind of deal with the commercial stations. They provided the EPG services and in return, the TV's / STB's that were Freeview certified, lost the capabilities of auto ad skipping etc.. Hence why Tivo was a flop in Australia.

        • +1

          Yeah, there's the occasional TV show which the family wants to watch. I switched from using OneGuide on Xbox, and the guide is nice. Our setup allows for pausing up to 30mins - so we just use this to skip the ads for most of the shows. Streaming services have removed any tolerance for ads these days.

          • @BillyG687: Did they fix OneGuide? It was broken for a few months since December last year.

      • Thats what Freeview is but Freeview Plus is different. It is the digital catch up service. It is similar to the apps where you can watch whatever show you want. Hence, the need for wifi.

        • Well, it's kind of similar to the original Freeview in that it's a standardised interface across many manufacturers.

          The old Freeview standard was basically a standardised EPG service delivered using a technology called MHEG-5 (used to provide 'red button' services in places like the UK). It provided better EPG listings than the standard DVB EPG, but only set top boxes which were Freeview compatible (very few) could use it, and they needed to be locked down with restrictions on ad skipping.

          FreeviewPlus is based on a more open, modern standard, and combines internet catch up services into the interface. European broadcasters are replacing their old MHEG-5 services with the new HBBTV standard (though the transition will be slower as it's more entrenched over there), so Australia is actually ahead of the game here.

    • +2

      Buy a vodafone tv for $72, best money you'll ever spend to "smart up" your tv.

      • They are more expensive but I think the Fetch TV boxes are good

    • It's a built in chrome cast. It's runs apps well, just takes a while for the apps to start.

    • +1

      As far as I can see on my ones, it has YouTube and that's it

      • Agree. I have this TV too and there is no built-Chromecast. YouTube app works but there is not much more to see in their Smart TV implementation.

        I attached my regular Chromecast and the TV has USB ports to power it.

        • Oh and they work to power it too?!

          • @lachhelix: Yes, enough power in the USB ports to power my 1st Gen Chromecast. I haven't tested the newer Chromecast HD. Guessing it would work too. As I recall, that model will only go to 1080p when USB port powered versus 4K when externally powered with the power adapter (not that it matters for this TV given it's 1080p anyway).

            • @dkausa: Perfect!! Good to know, I might test it out with the chromecast ultra

              • +1

                @lachhelix: Chromecast Ultra works too. I have a Soniq 55". It's the dumbest smart TV there is and struggles to connect to the Wifi so I need the Chromecast. Plus Google Nest mini actually makes the TV kinda smart!

  • +4

    Does it come with HMDI-CEC support?

    • +1

      This is the 1 thing I am after

  • +4

    Any idea about this one from Auspost: Thomson 43" UHD LED Smart TV - $299


    • +2

      damn thats the cheapest 4k uhd around at 43inch

      • -2

        I'd personally hunt down a Sony Full-HD used which has HDR built in. New they're around $600 on special?

        HDR makes a bigger impact on picture quality than resolution. With that said, not a bad price for a 4k TV.

        • Except this 4k TV will give four times the desktop space, so the 4k is the better choice if using it as a Monitor

        • +2

          Cheap HDR is kinda worthless though

          • @Ark94: 4k desktop vs a 1080 desktop. 4k will always be great for multitasking.

    • They actually sent me a FHD instead of UHD - what a joke!

      • +1

        That's 3 of us so far

        • Me to. Is that an error?

      • It actually looks like they've sneakily changed the item on the website!
        Redirects to a FHD now….

    • Unfortunately this was miss-advertised. It is only the FHD model. A few of us are having to return them to AUSPOST.

      • Opps,…. sorry to hear that… if it is FHD with that brand… NO it is not worth…

  • this tv is worth the money especially if you play games. it has a PC mode that, in my opinion, is better resolution than FHD.

  • +2

    Got the 32" today for $229 from aus post. :( Decent TV though.

    • +1

      You missed out on an extra 8 inches for less money.

      • +2

        That can sound dirty if you are good at imagination.

        • +4

          Sounds painful if it's an extra 8 inches too.

  • +3

    That's alot of screen for so little money. Makes me wanna buy it just for my bathroom or the roof of bedroom lol

    • +4

      Alright, I’ll wait for the next forum topic;

      “TV fell on my face, can I claim compensation?”


  • -2

    Cheap monitor for WFH. Instant tax writeoff

    • +2

      Would screen cause any strain on eyes ? Any difference between TV screen and normal monitor?

  • +1

    Thanks OP, picked one up for the bedroom

  • Wasn't Soniq on the verge of bankruptcy after being dumped by JB and with no large contracts anymore?

    • Knot shore, regardless Aus Pos is responsible for any warranty claims.

  • +13

    So I bought 2 of these a few days back.
    Both panels have backlight issues from the get go - Australia Post support are no help (other than to take it to some kind of distribution centre as for damaged in transit parcels, didn't seem to understand I wasn't shipping it anywhere, I bought it from Australia Post), and Soniq claim that they have no more stock and to contact the retailer to get them to replace it
    Just a warning to those buying! Picture quality isn't terrible though.
    Not a huge issue for a spare/secondary TV, but both having similar issues may say something about the build quality

  • Damn if I didn't already have like 6 TVs I'd jump on this

    • How many rooms do you have in your house? Did you put a TV in the shed, in your toilet and bathroom?

      • +1

        I have a 3 brd house and I have 5 but I still orded the 43”

    • +1

      Jump on one of your other 6 TV's then you'll have a need to buy this TV - I'll see myself out.

  • +1

    Was 249. Now 199, Save 50

  • Bought. What's the cheapest soundbar I can buy to go with this?

    • +1

      Yamaha has 109 can be had for $168 if on sale

      • +1

        dang, almost can buy another one for stereo visual and sound

      • he said cheapest lmao

        • They r if your after quality make a $200 tv seam like a 5000 sony

    • +2

      A laser one. Either bigw, or lasers website.

    • +2

      Just buy a $100 2.1 logitech speakers and plug in with an aux cord. does the trick just fine.

    • +2

      kmart has em for about 50, or big w

      • they'll sound just as bad as the tv..

        • +1

          nah they dont, i'm using one now. Even the cheapest soundbar available is 1000x better than the inbuilt TV crap on cheap TVs. It is perfectly adequate.

          • +1

            @Iggemo: That's what I'm thinking too. BigW do a $69 HDMI Soundbar which I think I'll get.

            So, $269 for TV and soundbar - bargain

  • thanks, bought one. good price to put it in 2nd longue.

  • +3

    bought the 43 inch with 30 minutes left till the new FY, so I guess I can write that off for WFH expense.

  • +1

    I'm after a TV for my bedroom to connect to my PC and this would have been the one if it was a bit bigger, looking for a 50+ inch. Will keep looking.

    • The 43" 4k one wld be good, otherwise just get a kogan if price is an issue

  • +1

    Looks like a good fit for a virtual pinball screen.

  • Is the Thomson 43" 4K running Android 4.4.4?

    If so, kind of a worry.

  • Has anyone heard from Auspost regarding shipping?

    Haven't received any emails whatsoever…. not surprising really.

    • +1

      I received mine today. They delivered the wrong model TV. I'm going to have to wait till Monday before I can contact them to sort it out.

      I ordered the 43" UHD LED but got a 43" FHD. I had it connected up to my PC when I realized. Damn

      • +1

        i haven't even received a tracking number… lol

        • I'm in the same position as you. Hope everything is ok as I ordered a smart tv box to go with it.

      • +2

        Hi, I got send the same 43 inch FHD. On the phone with them now. Have you managed to contact them?

        • +1

          Yes,on 1800 331 794. I have to wait for them to send a return label then take it to the LPO. A bit of a pain without a car.

          Sounds like they received the wrong model from their suppliers

          • @Snoovey: I just received an email from AUSPOST with a label I can get printed at the post office for free. Cool but I don't know why it took more than a day to deliver an email. I'm worried they will have sold out before i get a replacement.

            • @Snoovey: mine was also the FHD model, what a joke, hopefully can sort it out tomorrow and get the proper 4k model sent out. i mean the person packing didn't know the difference between 4k and FHD, even difference in model numbers and product codes…smh smh

              • @Damonator84: Same here, they're going to send out a return label but can't guarantee that they'll be able to replace the FHD model with the UHD one

                • @ytran: Refund it'll be then. Smh.

                • @ytran: doesn't look like it. I just received an email from them stating they've got it wrong, it's meant to be a FHD model. I've returned mine to the post office, now going to ask for money back.

                  • +1

                    @ksama0079: Yep got the email too stating that I had in fact received the correct TV!

                    Thank you for your purchase with us at Australia Post Online Shop.
                    In regards to the case you opened (……..) where we dispatched the incorrect TV. We have investigated this issue further with our warehouse and have determined that the TV you received was indeed the correct one. The problem was that our online information was incorrect.

                    The TV that we currently have in stock is the Thomson 43" UHD LED Smart TV (model number: STVLED43FHD).

                    We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.

                    I believe that you have been issued with a returns label. Please advise if you will still be returning this TV back to us? If so, once lodged, we will issue a full refund.

                    We apologise again for the inconvenience this has caused.

                    Kind regards,


                    Australia Post Online Shop

                    WTF ?

                    • +1

                      @Snoovey: They're hopeless 😂

                      • +1

                        @lachhelix: *please note: Old Model STVLED43UHD has now been replaced by new model STVLED43FHD as we have migrated the product from UHD to FHD. This is because we are no longer able to source the UHD version.

                        LOok at these scammy bastards.

                        They changed the description after sending the wrong one.

          • @Snoovey: This phone is good and you should get someone on the line who recognises that they listed the specs wrong. Everyone WILL get the wrong unit so your best course of action is to refuse delivery right away… do not open, do not take it home.

            The guy I got was nice enough. The online language is terrible and optics is terrible.

            How do you migrate and retire a UHD set for an FHD set???? Its moving from newer tech to older tech.

            They screwed up… dont give me this "migration" furphy.

  • +2

    I received the tv today. Great unit for the pricepoint. If anyone has any good calibration settings would love to hear about how you set it up.

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