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    New TV - 55"-80+"

    It is time to update my 8+yo TV - projector style - 95" screen TV - quality/definition - inferior - bought in CNX. Things have changed in 8 years!
    My research says Samsung - 55"-80+"; LED, LCD, Plasma, HD, 3D - no idea. Not a lover of Sony - not value for $$$; Panasonic - years ago, I would not buy anything else. LG - I am "told" that there is better.
    WHAT MATTERS - SIZE & COLOR/DEFINITION - WE LUV SPORT! GADGETS - NO NEED!
    PRICE - UP TO B100k.

    Mini hometheatre - research says - similar brand to TV - less remote controls required. My previous HT was about B100k (Yamaha) = overkill. Used for CDs & DVDs. Price - my guess - up to B20k.
    I do not need to buy "yesterday" - say in the next few months. We will have a room dedicated to home entertainment - I love a "bargain".
    I live in CNX but am moving to Fang. Suggested supplier? BKK, CNX or Fang.
    I enjoy TV (sport/current affairs) - FIL likes movies, wife - sport & Thai soapies - MIL - early to bed.
    I know stuff all about downloading from internet etc but am interested.
    At the moment, we have TrueVision & CTH (soccer). I watch ABC (Oz). As we will be reviewing this aspect, any input would be appreciated. As you can tell, I am not media savvy so maybe service is an important aspect of the purchase (In Fang, there is a Lotus/Tesco, Nyom Pannitch (VG service) & ???)
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    In the new Central Festival, Chiang Mai, I saw a Samsung 85" LED - 1,299,000 baht.

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    Well palexxxx,
    that is a lot of dosh! I will consider that - maybe - in about 40 years (I am 66yo).
    "xxxx" - are you a Queenslander (Australia)?

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    ^ no, Victorian. However, I might consider living in QLD if I return to Aust.

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    Are you a teensy weensy bit pissed, mate ?

    I refer to CNX.

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    Many years ago now (but not teensy weensy - big time - "Mr Bundaberg")! 30+ yrs in fact. In the end, I could not even "stand" myself. Now, I am a "super wowser"! Television is my only "friend".
    If I was still drinking & smoking in Oz, the weekly bill would be AUD200/wk (THB6000). Cannot "afford" these luxuries now.
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    I can understand living in Qld - I was born & bred there. Vic - too bloody cold for me. Had a 3 day holiday there one autumn - bloody beautiful. I even played Aussie Rules for several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnx37
    If I was still drinking & smoking in Oz, the weekly bill would be AUD200/wk
    Mate, I do, for 6 months a year and it's a lot more than that.
    The country has gone mad, and I'm talking the NT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cnx37
    If I was still drinking & smoking in Oz, the weekly bill would be AUD200/wk
    Mate, I do, for 6 months a year and it's a lot more than that.
    The country has gone mad, and I'm talking the NT.
    Jim - drinking & smoking - it has been a few years. Add to that the NT factor.
    Stopped smoking in 1982 - Craven A, B&H & Winfield (red). Price - guess - 30c/packet. Now, $20/pkt.
    Bundaberg Rum - 1984 - I used to buy it by the carton ($3/bottle). In one foul swoop, it went up to $4.50 (tax).
    If you bought Bundy by the carton now, you would need an armed guard. $30/bottle?
    I went back to Oz a few years ago - illness. I have a mother & sister. The sister "took" me for >$300k (that's what relatives are for). Am I going back soon? In maybe 40 years.

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    LOL mate.

    A packet of smokes will run you $20
    A bottle of Bundy $30 -$40+ depending on the bottleshop.

    Plus, there are Cops out side the bottle shop asking you where you're going to be drinking it!

    Well, that's what they do in Katherine anyway.

    Compare all that to here in the wilds of LOS;

    Smokes = $2 a carton - bought across the river from Lao I grant you.
    Grog - Quality Lao Kao produced in the local distillery = Bht 900 for 5 gallons.

    Plus, of course the freedom to grow your own weed for culinary purposes should you so desire.

    It's a no brainer.

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    55" Samsung would be more than adequate given room sizes in your new build. Price range from 50k baht to 100k baht. 55k to 60k will get you more features than you will be capable of mastering.

    I would buy it from a smaller shop. More likely to get more support than from a big chain.

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    whats the electric bill for running one of these 85 inch beasts ?

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    "Luxuries" here are therefore about 10% of that in Oz. I do like the B900/5gallons purchase. I used to smoke 1-1.5pkts/day. Rum approaching 1 bottle/day ie total of $55-60/day=400/week (after paying income tax). That is "real" $$$ say $20k/ann pre tax.
    Weed - never seen it - never tried it.
    (I did make a small post on living in Oz - education).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    I would buy it from a smaller shop. More likely to get more support than from a big chain.
    Respect you as I do I'd disagree on this one.

    I'd go for the biggest chain store possible and, if and when the machine dies,
    I'd take it back.

    I should add that I say this to the purveyors of such goods whenever I buy them in the major chain stores.

    They think it's really funny but always agree that i can come back anytime.

    I have done.

    They freaked. Total panic.

    They just gibbered and gave me a new one.

    I was in tears. Anyway, brand new TV that she checked worked and out the door.

    This was Big C in Chiang Rai by the way.
    Splendid shop. splendid service.

    All based on abject fear as far as I can see.

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    TV - actually 55" was my intuitive selection - price & resolution. As size increases, resolution decreases (at least it did in the past).
    I do "like" B55-60k cf to B1.3m (as mentioned in a previous post).
    Home-theatre - I will get Samsung too - for the reasons described above.
    "Running costs" of an 85" TV - no idea. My guess is that technology has improved significantly.
    From memory, there are MANY 55" Samsung models - any preferences - do not need too many bells & whistles - more LED v Plasma preference etc.
    In CNX, I used an independent operator (NP - many branches in Nthn Thailand). Good service, good pricing - delivery, setup, operating instructions - fantastic. Of course, a tip & gift does help) - it helped to know the manager & the owner too.
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    Just had a look at quidlab.com in BKK.
    Their 55" TVs are B42k, B61k & B75k. Oh, what a difference!
    B42k - UA55H6400 - LED
    B61k - UA55H7000 -LED
    B75k - UA55H8000AK - LED

    So, I guess that it is LED.
    Now, to differentiate - Series 6400, 7000 & 8000!
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    A 42" for about 30,000 baht would be as good as one needs (might need to spend another 5,000-10,000 baht on decent speakers). Many folks go crazy and justify a 55"+ to themselves at 100,000 baht plus... Up to you...

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    I was looking in Num Chai (Sukhumvit Pattaya) last week, they had (from memory, which is fukkered) an 80 inch LG for about 300k and a 90 inch Sharp for about 350k.

    How long before we're watching holograms?

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    Priorities.
    For a goddamn large/larger TV screen.

    Wow.

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    Unless you are sitting 20 feet away from the screen a 42 to 50 inch is plenty.
    Any bigger and your eyes can't take it all in at once.
    LG, Panasonic, no matter, they are all pretty much the same.

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    Thank you people!
    This house construction, relocation etc is getting exciting. Normally, prices GO UP. I am currently in a situation where estimates are going down. (It is very easy to get carried away with ideas in TIT).
    Currently, I have a 32" in the bedroom - 42"-50" at less than say B40k looks very inviting. Also, I do not need/desire the "bells & whistles".

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    paid 13k cash deal for a 42" LED Samsung ( not SMART)..Homepro Phuket...bloody marvelous HD... .... LG plasma went tits up..power supply methinks.

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    It just gets better & better!
    If things keep going in this direction, I may be ordained as a Buddhist monk & have a 14" B&W TV in my room.
    Alternatively, I can always drag my chair a little closer to the TV.
    Last edited by cnx37; 30-06-2014 at 07:35 AM.

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    If you're buying a Samsung TV make sure the screen is real, not a copy that starts playing up a week after the warranty expires.

    Of course this assumes the warranty is worth something, and not sure how you could check that anyway...ho hum...

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    TV - 55"-80"

    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    If you're buying a Samsung TV make sure the screen is real, not a copy that starts playing up a week after the warranty expires.

    Of course this assumes the warranty is worth something, and not sure how you could check that anyway...ho hum...
    In Thailand, or anywhere else for that matter, you discover the value of a warranty only if you make a claim.
    Thais do not copy anything - do they?

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