Kogan has just launched a mammoth 65-inch 4K TV for $1599. Despite the low price, the model boasts surprisingly decent specs, including inbuilt WiFi, Smart TV functionality, 3D support and an integrated PVR.
4K TVs provide up to four times the resolution of HD TVs. Unfortunately, they're also four times as expensive; and that's a conservative estimate. If you don't fancy paying up to $8000 for a large-screen 4K panel, Kogan's latest offering might be worth a look.
As its name implies, the Kogan 65" Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV is a 65-inch panel that crams in some impressive specifications for the asking price. Noteworthy features include 4K "Ultra HD" resolution, active shutter 3D capabilities (at 1080p or lower), an inbuilt PVR and Smart TV functionality. It also comes with three USB ports, inbuilt Wi-Fi, four HDMI outputs and an integrated TV tuner.
The LED panel has a native resolution of 3840x2160 pixels, a brightness level of 350cd/m², a dynamic contrast ratio of 5000:1, a response time of 6.5 milliseconds and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Not the best specs on the block, but not bad for $1599 either.
We haven't actually tested the Kogan 65" Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV so can't attest to its quality. As with most Kogan products, it comes with a 12 month warranty which doesn't fill us with confidence. It it's not unreasonable to expect a 24 month warranty on a 4K TV even if it "only" costs $1599. (Whatever you do, don't sign up for Kogan's $159 extended warranty — Australian consumer protection laws should cover you against product failure even if it happens after one year.)
Personally, we think most people would be better off waiting when it comes to 4K TVs — but for those who want 4K now, this seems like a pretty decent offering. To purchase the Kogan 65" Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV, head to Kogan's online store.