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    We got a Sony about 18months ago (on special at Big W)
    YouTube, Netflix etc. etc.

    Regularly have issues with it, like no picture, loses channels etc. Disconnect power for a few minutes & reconnect seems to fix it.
    Had to get onto their technical support at one point, turned out we hadn't got the latest software ! Updated the software, re-programmed the stations I didn't want and it was OK for a while.

    TV's used to be a simple device that you plugged in and they just worked for 20+ years, now I'm sure it's sending back info on everything we watch.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I tried to phone you, but you ignored me.
    Thanks Steve, this site's far more efficient than smoke signals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I tried to phone you, but you ignored me.
    I never realised that you had feelings, Ian!
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    As I'm in Sales myself, one of my favorite pastimes is haggling (It's part of the game and one I enjoy) - particularly for electrical goods as they play the game well and the sticker price is a huge mark up on what they actually need.

    I bought a new 63" TV around 18 months ago now - I checked to see what the latest model of it was, then went looking for existing stock of the previous model to it - they discount these to shift them, and if you can find floor stock, you've hit the gold mine as I tend to haggle another $150 off as there is no box - that ticks off the Sales person no end. Once I've got them to the lowest number they'll go - usually 3 or 4 back and forwards with the obligatory 'I'll need to go see my Manager' BS, and my "i'll think about it and come back' BS, I then say I'll take it if they throw in a couple of HDMI cables.

    The new model of what I bought was showing at $1,200 on the sticker (not an expensive TV to start with) - I walked out the door with the previous model floor stock for $678 and 2 x free HDMI leads. Still with full Warranty. Difference between the 2 was the stand and a few extra apps from what I could work out - the panel itself was identical.

    You can play this game for any brand or model if you do some research and have the time - try it out, it's a huge amount of fun.

    I do agree that the better brand names have more apps and features out of the box if you have a few more dollars to spend. My sub $700 unit is a Hisense and is 4K and has a great picture and I'm very happy with it. I'm not the sort of person that would spend thousands on a telly though.


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    i get to setup heaps of new hisense tv's for clients and they all seem to go really well...
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    Two and a half grand for a TV! I've bought cars for less than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incisor View Post
    i get to setup heaps of new hisense tv's for clients and they all seem to go really well...
    Now you tell me, Inc!
    Last night, on line, I purchased a Samsung 65" QLED, something or other. Arrives this Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Two and a half grand for a TV! I've bought cars for less than that.
    Not split new, though.

    Hey, Ian, what's the go with the Covid carrying truckie spending three quarters of an hour at a nail salon?
    A prerequisite for you blokes, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Not split new, though.

    Hey, Ian, what's the go with the Covid carrying truckie spending three quarters of an hour at a nail salon?
    A prerequisite for you blokes, is it?
    It's had me concerned, they don't make truckies like they usetah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Not split new, though.

    Hey, Ian, what's the go with the Covid carrying truckie spending three quarters of an hour at a nail salon?
    A prerequisite for you blokes, is it?
    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    It's had me concerned, they don't make truckies like they usetah.
    You, I and I imagine a few others, jumped to the conclusion that said truckie was male. There are a few female, steering wheel attendants now-a-days. (What with the advent of automatic Scanias.)
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