Briefly: $300 Off Sony LED TV, Coalition’s NBN Gets Roasted, Oculus Kickstarter Rage

Brief news items of notes for Lifehacker readers, including: get a 50-inch Sony LED TV for $897, Oculus Rift backers demand refunds, 25% off Easter Show tickets.

  • There was a time when the very cheapest HD TVs would still set you back a few thousand dollars. Today, you can pick up Sony’s 127cm Full HD Smart LED TV (KDL50W670A) from Dick Smith for just $897. Bargain! The deal also includes free delivery. [Via OzBargain]
  • The Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network has just released an interim report on the Liberal Party’s NBN strategic review. It paints a grim picture, with “deficient”, “inaccurate”, and “unreliable” all featuring in the document. You can view the PDF here.
  • Here’s one for Sydneysiders: the Sydney Royal Easter Show is offering 25 per cent off tickets for customers who use the discount code ‘S25S14NA2’. The show is on between 10 and 23 April.
  • Yesterday, Facebook purchased the virtual reality company Oculus Rift for a cool $US2 billion. Now, various Kickstarter backers who helped to make the technology possible feel frustrated and betrayed. Does the company actually owe them anything? Read the full report here.

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