expired SONIQ 31.5" High Definition LCD TV $199 JB Hi-Fi Instore or + $18 Delivered

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JB HIFI new low price on 80cm LCD TV. Now $199

  • Model: L32V12A
  • Resolution 1366 x 768
  • USB Multimedia Playback
  • USB Record With Timeshift
  • 2x HDMI
  • 81cm / 32 Inch LCD Screen
  • USB Recording
  • USB Movie Playback
  • HD Tuner
  • 2 HDMI Inputs

Conditions:

  • No Rainchecks
  • Trade Not Supplied
  • Limit 2 Per Customer
  • Order online, pickup in store or add $18 for home delivery

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  • +3 votes

    These prices are just getting plain silly now…. won't be long till be get FHD for a hundred….

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    This any good as a computer monitor?

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      no, you want FHD.

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        or better at this size… problem is your sitting so close to it…

        also TVs dont work the same way as computer monitors, read something about it in a previous post, you'll have to do some research..

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        Go for 16:10 in a monitor if you can spare the cash (or find one)

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          16:10 is dead, not even Thinkpads are 16:10 anymore.

          (writing this from a T400 master race)

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          Dell UltraSharps are 16:10. I sure hope they stay that way.

  • +2 votes

    Wow, was just about to bite the bullet on a 40" for $400 from BigW, but for these prices, it's almost worth putting up with the smaller screen!

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      Buy 2 and still be in front!!

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        I'd prefer the dick smith FHD for just under 300.

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    Just noticed on JB web site it says SD tuner. Surely not. I think they meant to say HD tuner? But definitely not FHD.

    Also liks like a jb exclusive model? As I can't see this listed on Soniq's web site.

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      Soniq is a JB exclusive Brand, so is only available from them & Clive Anythonys (which they own)

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    wow.. price is awsome… I have been looking around for a new tv since last xmas.. but cant purchase yet because prices keep falling.. maybe its time to buy.. thanks op

    • +1 vote

      They will always get better and cheaper Jen… it's just how tech stuff is.
      I don't want to think about the almost new crt tvs iv'e given away recently… aaahhh.

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      Yeah I went into JB to seriously consider one but when I saw the a Panasonic next to it with less then HALF the power usage at 150kwh and about 1/6th the thickness I just couldn't buy one, this Soniq is obviously the oldest power guzzling tv model still being sold in Australia.
      Skinny led power sipping models are obviously around the corner for similar prices.
      You can get LED 32inch ones for $300 now.

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    I presume 50hz ???

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      As far as I'm aware, if it's not mentioned, then yes, it will be 50Hz. That seems to be the standard for all Soniq models I've seen and they advertise when it's better

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        Would you really notice the difference between a 50hz & 100hz on a 32"?

        • -3 votes

          absolutely!

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          a lot of games are 60hz only (at least xbox 360 ones)

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    This is ridiculous price!

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    This should make a perfectly adequate spare TV for games, divX etc. It's breaking new ground on price so I expect to see quite a few others follow suit.

  • -2 votes

    Why isnt anyone commenting on the fact the resolution is 1366 x 768?

    • +17 votes

      There are plenty of people who don't care about resolutions and just think of it as a pretty good TV. This includes kids, and females.

      Give it to them, give them a USB stick with the Wiggles/Gossip Girl on it, and then you can have your other Full HDTV all to yourself.

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        Give it to them, give them a USB stick with the Wiggles/Gossip Girl on it, and then you can have your other Full HDTV all to yourself.

        haha well said!

        • +3 votes

          lol females

          this guy just don't give a shit

      • -2 votes

        There are plenty of people in OB who do comment on not been full HD they won't go near it. Just saying. Perhaps they do it for other TV brands.

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          When discussing 32" TV sets, that's because those people constantly carrying on about FHD are talking out of their arses.

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      Look at the price kumart and you will see why.
      A UHD 3D 200hz 32" LCD @ $199 wont be available for a while yet…?? :-(

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        its not really unreasonable to expect it to be FHD for around this price maybe a little more. Personally I would just buy a FHD monitor instead.

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          there has only been one FHD 32" set for $199 and that was kogan when they stuffed the pricing… kogan may be a lot of things but he honoured the mistake

          i woild imagine $199 FHD 32s will be common by xmas

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    For anyone interested, I picked up an E22Z11B, which is the full HD 21.5" equivalent of this for $179 from JB, ticket price was about $229. Has a HD tuner built in, PVR with USB playback, record etc. So far it's been solid and when I'm not using it for PS3 it makes a sweet monitor.

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    What are the limitations of USB playback? What file types? File System, HDD size, ..?

  • -1 vote

    Does it play mkv files?

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      yes, if it's like it's big brother from last year(full hd) that went for $299 that i got for $270 it does mkv, good pic quality, pvr so-so in that once you press record you can't do anything else, not even switch to hdmi2 to watch a blu-ray! BUT you can record something while playing back a previously recorded clip, but for some strange reason not a general media file

      • +1 vote

        OT observation on the 36" $299 jobs: I'm underwhelmed by the EPG on it - won't populate the listings until you visit any channel from each of the 5 networks. Better brands seem to populate the listing for all network channels on start-up…

        I'm guessing Soniq haven't redone their firmware to resolve this poor design issue???

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      It does not play MKV, I bought one this arvo.

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    Pickup Not Available
    Home Delivery -In stock:Usually dispatched next day
    looks like only online :(
    wanted to save the $18, hey it is ozbargain!
    Good post though op, might still get 1 for my 4 yr old and get rid of old 76cm wide crt!

    • +3 votes

      not true, just bought one at melbourne elizabeth st today. bargained down the extended warranty to 51, so 250 all up!

      now I'll sit back and wait until someone tells me how they bargained down the extended warranty to $30

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        I wonder if you need an extended warranty - because all the TV's come with standard 1 year and if you use GOLD, Platinum VISA card( if you have) then you get an extra 1 year for FREE.

        So if in my opinion you are covered for 2 years …then that ' a good enough time line for a TV …before a new one will DELIGHT you….

        Just my 2 cents worth of tip..

      • +3 votes

        Why would you throw 1/4 of the product price for extended warranty? If something goes wrong after 1 yr, throw it in the bin and buy a 50" FHD 3D for about $200… LOL

        • +2 votes

          I had $236 in an unused gift card actually, from another JB product that died while under extended warranty…

      • +2 votes

        I'm NOT speaking as a representative, however I do work for JB HiFi. The $30 warranty is a 2 year replacement warranty starting after the manufactures that covers items under $200. Additionally, there are TV specific warranties available in which the TV will attempted to be fixed instead of replaced.

        Hope that helps!

  • +1 vote

    Free delievery at JB, Pitt St Mall, Westfield. Really crap PQ in my opinion. Wouldn't buy it for $100.

    • +1 vote

      Wasn't that bad IMO. not sensational but reasonable enough for the price. Good enough for the kids or in the kitchen.

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        Good enough for the kids or in the kitchen.

        LOL, I read that as 'kids in the kitchen' & it brought back memories of an 80's band…I was thinking, wow they weren't great, but judging them on PQ is a bit harsh! :p

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_in_the_Kitchen

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          cool story bro.

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          Yes, I thought so too…

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      they never come up as good in the shops… same think happened to other soniqs however when you plug them in at home the PQ is heaps better…dont know if they do that on purpose to upsell you a more expensive TV

      • +1 vote

        at home there is no side by side comparison to a FHD double priced item… so they always look OK.

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    I picked up one yesterday in store - for the second lounge room - does the job for the price - I was looking at it on Tuesday for $300, glad I didn't jump then! USB port is on the back of the TV - which is a bit of a pain if you are un/plugging all the time.

    • +2 votes

      Just buy a cheap USB extension cable. Saves having to stuff about on the rear all the time.

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        Yeh I thought about that - another cable hanging down, but it will make things easier.

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          i think a retractable usb extension for $1 on ebay would be the go. plug in your stick then retract so it is just out of sight.

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          I'm not sure if this model is afflicted by the same disorder as my L32V11A-AU, but I've found that if the cable is too long the USB port cannot handle a USB powered HDD. Longer cables will only work with mains powered HDDs or flash drives! :s

          This isn't just extension cables either, I have to use the short cords from my WD/Samsung drives rather than the nice long cables of my generic USB enclosures! :(

        • +1 vote

          use blutack or double-sided tape to attach the usb extension socket to the back. It'll be invisible from the front, but still easy to access.

          Stewballs: I have that problem too.. I think it's the thickness of the cable. Cheapo thin cables can't carry the power needed to run a HDD.

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          Good point eug, thanks for that.

          Yes, you're absolutely right…I forgot that there probably isn't much copper at all in those cheap cables even though they look thick-ish, plenty of cheap insulation though! Cheers! :)

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    Anyone know thick these things are? Considering one.

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    Anyone know thick these things are? Considering one.

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    What format does the PVR record with this?
    MP4?, AVI, MP2?

  • +1 vote

    Bought one of these yesterday. It is a cheap TV and obviously not as good as an expensive one, but the picture quality is better than I expected for such a cheap TV.

    My biggest downside is that it does not have an audio out jack so cannot play through my own audio system. It has no audio/video output jacks , only inputs.

  • +1 vote

    I just picked one up plus extended warranty for $220 total. It's for the office so the warranty would mean less headaches for me if it breaks down in the 2nd or 3rd year!

    There was plenty of stock at the Mt Gravatt JB.

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    Hmmm. Saw this the other day. $200 and $30 for warranty.. won't go the warranty, but would it be worth haggling the $200 down? :\ haha.. too OB?

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