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I was wondering if any one has a good cheap T.V that you are happy with the picture and performance of ?

 

The problem with buying T.Vs these days is they pump the T.Vs on display full of ultra high definition videos so of course all the T.Vs look very high quality.......But when some of these T.V are hooked up to average Joe cable the quality of the picture take a big nose dive.......

 

I was looking to buy a T.V at some place like Big C and a cheaper one around 5000 baht or so.....

 

So if any one has given one of the less expensive T.Vs a good home road test and are happy with it I would love to hear about it.......Thanks

 

  

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10 minutes ago, fforest1 said:

But when some of these T.V are hooked up to average Joe cable the quality of the picture take a big nose dive.......

There really is not much difference these days if you buy among the same quality range (HD/UHD/4k and such) and even less so than before as it costs about the same regardless of screen quality.  All will take the same nosedive if you feed them <deleted>.  

 

I and others reporting here have been very pleased with TCL brand (which is normally lower cost) but have also had good luck with local Thai names as well.  More important perhaps are the inputs that you require and tuner being digital if using for OTA reception.

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You can take a USB flash drive with  various  formats and qualities (bitrates) to the shop and test out the TV before you buy.

 

There are some very good prices on TV's at the moment I saw a 50 inch for 9,000 baht the other week !!!

 

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Last time I bought a cheap one it was Tesco....

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Get an LG Smart with Magic Control. Great, simple OS. Super easy to get used to, point, click, write etc. 

Great deals on Lazada. Trust me, you won't regret. Go as big as you can afford. 

Enjoy. MS>

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Just now, moonseeker said:

Get an LG Smart with Magic Control. Great, simple OS. Super easy to get used to, point, click, write etc. 

Great deals on Lazada. Trust me, you won't regret. Go as big as you can afford. 

Enjoy. MS>

I don't know if this problem still exists. But at my 100000 Baht LG 3D TV (just write the price that you see it is a high end model) it is impossible to update the time and date using the internet. It can only update it from digital TV stations. Whenever I take the TV from power (no standby) it forgets the settings and updates it when you start it and it finds a digital TV station. Or you have to keep it in standby the whole time. If the settings are not correct many internet sites using certificates will not work. Without digital TV stations you will have to set the time and date manually and also keep it in standby. Or enter it every time before you want to use the internet... I don't like this that it can't use the internet for the time and date update. I want to cancel my cable TV and then I will have the problem. I think Samsung can update using the internet - but check before you buy. Also check if you have a plug for earphones if you want to use them with cable. Otherwise it has to support Bluetooth. 

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10 minutes ago, Beggar said:

But at my 100000 Baht LG 3D TV (just write the price that you see it is a high end model)

Now we know why the hat is out. 🙂 OP is asking about a 5k TV so likely a bit on the high side.

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2 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Now we know why the hat is out. 🙂 OP is asking about a 5k TV so likely a bit on the high side.

I simply want to warn him and tell him that even high end LG models have a problem here. When I cancel my cable TV or if you use a box for your cable TV you will have this problem. And since I don't want to keep it in standby I will have to enter the time and date every time when I want to use the internet. It is a very bad concept. 

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Never had any issues as time goes. They are connected to internet all the time. 

Some excellent bargains if you search well. Bought several 55, 65 and 70 inch the last 12 months. From 11K to max. 18K.

Not the latest models of course, but Ultra HD and fast. MS>

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3 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Last time I bought a cheap one it was Tesco....

Lets all go to Tesco's where "jacko" buys his best clothes 😛 Rar rar rar

Just a memory from the 1980's

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6 hours ago, fforest1 said:

good cheap

Usually it doesn't go together.

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I think Beggar's point is to look at areas beyond the picture that might be overlooked before you take home and get frustrated... sometimes "features" may be a royal pain in the backside, or little thing you wish you'd seen. For example, my one of my TVs doesn't remember that I want second audio on some channels, so have to adjust each time. Not a big thing, but maybe I'd have chosen differently.

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TVs are so cheap now. I recently bought a 40in  HD smart tv TCL from Lazada for 5,490 baht. Came with Netflix and YouTube apps, very good picture. 

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2 minutes ago, Emdog said:

I think Beggar's point is to look at areas beyond the picture that might be overlooked before you take home and get frustrated... sometimes "features" may be a royal pain in the backside, or little thing you wish you'd seen. For example, my one of my TVs doesn't remember that I want second audio on some channels, so have to adjust each time. Not a big thing, but maybe I'd have chosen differently.

Which is a valid point but with a 5k limit you are not going to have too many options to consider - but for basic display there probably will not be much difference between brands and they will all be better than the CRT tubes we had been using since the 1940's.  

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