After obtaining a $500 JB gift card through this deal, I started looking for ways to spend it and settled on a Sony 55" X9000H. This one is marketed as "Ready for PS5" for those who are getting the latest console.
The TV is very well reviewed as good bang for your buck, and has a promised firmware update coming end 2020 which will bring variable refresh rate, 'Auto Low Latency Mode', and other features that come with HDMI 2.1. OLED was tempting but I didn't want to have to baby my TV to avoid burn in. Beware, it does have ads in the menus, if you don't like this perhaps pick up a Chromecast with Google TV or an NVIDIA Shield.
After launching at $1999 in September and very quickly dropping to $1795, $1510 appears to be a decent price. Of course, this may still drop lower between now and Christmas, especially since it launched so recently. You can improve on the TGGC price by price matching with JB, TGG or Harvey Norman and paying with discounted gift cards bringing it down to ~$1435 or even less.
While it can sometimes be difficult to get the retailers to match the commercial portals, I called up Harvey Norman Garden City and JB Hi-Fi Logan Rd Mt Gravatt and mentioned the $1510 price on TGGC and both were able to price match after only a short hold to check with their manager. YMMV.
Note if you want/need wider viewing angles, you may have to look elsewhere as this model doesn't have the 'X-Wide Angle' treatment the X9500H enjoys.
How to get The Good Guys Commercial access. Don't know why the deal is marked as expired, it is still available. That said, when price matching with other retailers they didn't ask for proof of the price at all. So you could get away without membership.
Other sizes are also available on TGGC:
- 65" $2038
- 75" $3019
- 85" $4454
There are some receipts/prices floating around on Whirlpool that are lower than these.
- Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth Version 4.2; HID (mouse/keyboard connectivity)/HOGP (Low Energy device connectivity)/SPP(Serial Port Profile)/A2DP (stereo audio) 2/AVRCP (AV remote control)
- Chromecast built-in
- Apple Airplay
- Apple Homekit
- RF terrestrial connection, composite video input
- 4 HDMI inputs
- 4K120, eARC, VRR, ALLM to come
- Digital audio, headphone outputs
- 2 USB ports
- HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
- Netflix Calibrated Mode
- Dolby Audio, Dolby Atmos
- DTS Digital Surround
- 16GB on board storage
- Voice search, EPG, Android app store