expired AWA 46" Full HD LED LCD TV - $498 + Delivery + $29 to Make It 5 Years Warranty All up

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AWA 46" Full HD LED LCD TV - $498 + Delivery + $29 to Make It 5 Years Warranty All upAffiliate

Detailed product information

Sku Code BIGW_8242772

  • Product Height (CM) 112.2
  • Product Length (CM) 74.6
  • Product Weight (KG) 18
  • Product Width (CM) 26
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9 Ratio
  • Brightness 400 cd/m2
  • Display Type LED
  • Response Time 6.5ms
  • Screen Definition Full High Definition
  • Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Size (Inch) 46
  • Tuner Type HD digital tuner
  • USB Port Yes
  • Viewing Angle (Degrees) 178
  • Brand Name AWA
  • Delivery Type Standard

For me delivery shows up at $7 :)

Add $29.94 for 2 years warranty on top of the standard 3 years to make it a total of 5 years of warranty cover. - http://www.bigw.com.au/electronics/extended-warranty/bpnBIGW...

So for me it would turn out to be $535 delivered for a 46" LED. Sounds shweeet to me though not sure if they have PVR or play mkv's and would love to find out….

Comments (Closed)

  • +2 votes

    Who makes awa these days, is it a badged Chinese import like Sanyo?

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      Not sure who makes them, but they are usually re-badged as DSE for Dickies. Regardless of who makes the panel (probably Lucky Goldstar), it's the LED technology and other chipsets that make all the difference. In this case it most likely went to the lowest bidder. That said, value for money is off the charts if you don't want to use this for sports. I'm sure you could coax some nice rich colour and contrast out of it for movies and the like.

      • +1 vote

        The type of LCD makes all the difference to viewing angle, colour saturation, contrast, and blur. The major feature of LED backlights is thinner displays with lower power consumption. Manufacturers keep trying to tell us these are "LED" TVs, but they're not. Never have been. True LED displays are very expensive and not available in 40"+ size.

        • +1 vote

          Your right I hate how they advertise LED tvs. Its just LED vs a Fluro tube for a backlight NOTHING ELSE. OLED is the only real LED TV

        • +1 vote

          m0nkeycheese, there are (or were) THREE types of LED TVs. The original LED TVs had lots of LEDs behind the LCD, so the LEDs behind any black areas of the screen could be turned off, to achieve "blacker blacks" and a contrast ratio as high as a plasma TV. I haven't seen any of these for sale for years, probably because modern LCDs have improved contrast ratios compared to the old ones.

          Almost all of the current LED LCD TVs use edge-backlighting, with the light supplied by LEDs. If properly designed so the LEDs don't warm up too much, these should last considerably longer than LCD TVs with fluorescent backlighting.

          OLED TVs are rare, unless you count mobile phones as being a TV. OLEDs typically have a life of two years before they start to fade - which is perfect for the mobile phone market, as a large percentage of mobile phone users change their phones that often. For a TV, it's a bad idea unless you want a short-lived TV.

          There are also the exotic displays like the LED wall that U2 takes on tour with them - but that probably cost a million dollars. These types of display are starting to show up on electronic billboards, so maybe they could be considered a fourth type of LED TV.

        • +1 vote

          … keep trying to tell us these are "LED" TVs, but they're not.

          No doubt when OLEDs finally arrive, they'll retract everything and tell us to buy the real thing.

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        …Slightly different. AWA use CHIMEI panel which is way better than DSE's lucky LG.

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          LG Display are the largest LCD panel maker in the world.. would dare say the Chimei would be the one not quite as good (if anything). Size doesn't always equate to quality, but neither does claiming one is simply better than another.

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          Re cyssero mate you get me wrong. AWA's CHIMEI in their 32/37/42/46 tele is way better than DSE's 32/40/42 LG. Not CHIMEI > LG.

  • +1 vote

    Please ensure that you look closely at how the tv handles movement. Sports or an action movie is a good way of auditioning the tv. Any tv will look ok with a blu-ray disc, but what do the local tv channels look like?

    • +1 vote

      While I am thankful for your earnest advice, I regret to inform you that, at this time and due to an over abundance of sound advice, your advice will be disregarded.

      Bought 3 from website without ever having seen - to watch sport.

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      Local TV? Not Internet? How quaint.

      • +2 votes

        I have been to big w recently and from a large distance you can easily point out which ones are the AWA tvs.

        From what I have notice they usually have a greenish tinge.

        But at the end of the day they are OK value depending on your needs. Depending on your budget maybe spending another couple hundred dollars is worth while for a decent set.

      • +3 votes

        Good luck streaming live sport such as the AFL or Formula 1 over the Internet at higher quality than terrestrial television broadcasts offer.

  • +1 vote

    $498 not $499 :)

    I've bought a few AWA's / DSE tv's…they are the same TV just rebranded.

    They're not the best TV in the world but if you don't really care about every little detail they do the job and do it well. For anyone who isn't crazy about IQ / sport / etc they are fine.

    Also I have had two of them break down…but all it takes is a call to Big W and they send a tech around to pick up and drop off the TV. (One was 32", one was 42")

    • +1 vote

      .. if you don't really care about every little detail ..

      then there's really no point in buying a HDTV.

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        What is that even supposed to mean? :S

        I'm actually confused at that comment haha.

        What else is there to buy??

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          What else is there to buy??

          Since details aren't important to you, you'll be perfectly happy with sub-1920x1080 TV.

          For instance, here's a 50" (plasma) 1365x768, at same price as AWA's 46" - http://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-lcd-led-plasma/soniq/50-inch-hig....

        • +1 vote

          Nothing wrong with 1365x768, but the high power consumption and short warranty are real issues.

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          lol exactly.

          Add in an extra 4 years of warranty:

          http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/hi-fi-home-audio/accessories/...

          And then consider the extra power which a plasma will use.

          I have never (and in fact, 95% of the people I know) have never watched anything (other than a "test") in 1080p.

          Also I think you meant "no point getting an FHD TV" not an HDTV, because even that plasma is an HDTV ;)

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          high power consumption and short warranty are real issues

          I was just providing a hyperlink to one alternative. I wasn't trying to create a short-list for nickolanda.

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          It isn't really an alternative considering it has 1/5th of the warranty (with extra warranty being $189 and blowing the price out of the water) and it does consume extra power.

          Regardless of IQ, it still doesn't compare.

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      Quote -
      "I bought a few" - "Also I have had two of them break down"

      You get what you pay for, it is NOT a bargain if it is shite.

      I bought one, my sister in law bought two and my Mum bought one - ALL have been returned for refund or repair.

      Avoid !!

      • +1 vote

        One was fried by lightning, so I wouldn't really call that the TV's fault.

        The other was actually faulty, it just stopped turning on. End of the day, that's what warranty is for.

  •  

    What is the best way to test one of these suckers? Any recommended file formats that will definitely work if I take my USB in store?

    I watch a bit of ice hockey so would be good to take in a game and have a look.

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      Use a PVR to record a few minutes of a movie or sports from one of the high-def channels, make sure it is 1080i. Then record a few minutes of channel 7's new "TV4ME" channel, as that uses a newer compression standard, I think it is mpeg4 or h264. TV stations are likely to change to mpeg4 or h264 in the future, as it allows them to transmit more channels.

      This should give you a good test of how good the TV is, and how future-proof it is.

      Also, you might want to test out the EPG. Some TVs have a horrible user interface that makes the EPG really hard to use. A good EPG will let you see what is currently on ALL of the channels, on the same screen, at the same time, and will also let you see what is coming up over the next two or three hours.

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        TV4ME reverted to regular MPG2 quite some time ago. It was MPG4 at launch yes, but they had too many complaints from people unable to watch it (yeah, go figure). You'd be amazed how many TVs and PVRs still don't support it.

        As it happens last time I checked these AWA sets they didn't support MPEG4 channels, but that was a while back (>1 year). Still, it's something TVs will need to be able to do, so check that any new set you buy can. The next wave of multi-channel expansions will require that stations change their existing channels to MPG4, as they're completely out of bandwidth now.

        Good point about the EPG too, the last few AWAs I played with had an abysmal layout that was very difficult to navigate. It's hard to imagine how such a simple feature can be messed up, but they managed. Older ones had a decent EPG layout, not sure why they "fixed" it. Having said all that that, I know a number of people (myself included) who have had AWA sets for a few years and they're generally fine, as long as you're not a videophile.

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    The way things are going, this will not be worth $100 used in 3 or 4 years, so I would not bother with the extended warranty.
    We might even have real LED TVs by then. All the best smartphones are LED now.

    • +1 vote

      tbh- if this breaks in the 3rd, 4th or 5th year (possibly 1st,2nd year too). You would be looking at a replacement model. ($500 worth towards a new tv)

      In 5 years time, the components to repair this TV would rarely be available and service costs would exceed a cost of a payout ($500).

      so a $30 bet, on $500 isnt bad.

      (the main reason TVs under $300/$400 are usually straight replacement- cause the cost to replace is generally cheaper for the warranty co.)

  • +1 vote

    Bought the 42" model of this and had nothing but headaches. Unit died 3 months after. I returned it back to Big W and they sent it out to AWA for repair. 1.5 months after, got informed that they couldn't repair it. Got money back bought a proper brand LED tv and had no regrets. Just a caution. It is a bargain though..

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      Not sure why someone would neg this. Anecdote is not data, but customers relaying their experiences about a product shouldn't be voted down.

      • +1 vote

        Agree.

        Give the guy a friggin break ffs…

  •  

    5 years warranty?? Wow….impressive.

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    i'm also regretting buying the 42" version of this, had is 3 weeks and remote doesn't work, bigw unlikely to give a refund, just wait months for repair

  •  

    Walked into a store yesterday. They didn't have it on display so I asked them about their returns policy, said I could return it if I was unhappy with it when I got home.

    Item scanned at $598, not sure if it is meant to be discounted in store also but after a bit of an argument they were happy to discount to $498. Only had a quick play with it last night but pretty happy with it. Will give it a better test this arvo.

    •  

      can u try a 720p mkv file please?

      • +1 vote

        only seems to like some .avi files. I would use something else for playing media files.

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          thanks mate.. appreciate it

  •  

    This is average these days, you see similar sales on a weekly basis. I bought a Sonic 42 inch for $399 a few months ago, and that had an IPS panel. Now that was an awesome deal.

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      thats still avail at jbhifi isnt it?

    •  

      Which model? Tempted, looking for a screen to hook up to my pc for gaming/movies

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      Its $499 nowadays and its not edge LED either, but agree a good deal for an IPS panel

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    Some interesting parts prices, may explain why some are unrepairable.
    http://aware.awa.com.au/parts/AWA/LED127/MHDV4601-03/index.h...
    Panel costs much more than TV.

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