Dealhacker: Get A 55-Inch 4K TV From Aldi For $799

Dealhacker: Get A 55-Inch 4K TV From Aldi For $799
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This deal is straight-up bonkers. Aldi is selling Bauhn’s 55-inch Ultra HD TV for just $799. That’s a 55-inch 4K panel with a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. For $799. Read on for the specifications.

Budget electronics manufacturer Bauhn is selling the 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV exclusively through Aldi for an asking price of just $799. Bear in mind that a little over a year ago, the cheapest 4K TVs in Australia cost well over five grand. The deal will be available from Wednesday 25 March

So what does $799 get you in 4K TV land? The Bauhn website is pretty light on technical details: it has a contrast ratio of 3500:1 and can display 16.7M colours, but response times and brightness levels aren’t mentioned anywhere.

Here are the listed specifications in full:

And here’s the spiel from Bauhn’s website:

Enjoy home entertainment in the ultimate picture quality with the BAUHN 55″ 4K Ultra High Definition LED Smart TV. With Freeview Plus and Catch Up TV, you can watch back full episodes of your favourite programs for free, and set reminders so you never have to miss your favourite show again. You can surf the web and interact with apps on the big screen, and with Screen Mirroring from your smartphone or tablet, you can enjoy all your videos, music and images without the need for cables.

Hmm. We can’t vouch for this TV’s image quality but it’s safe to say that you’ll probably get what you pay for. Nevertheless, if you’re on a limited budget and are desperate to join the 4K bandwagon, this has got to be the cheapest way to climb onboard. For added peace of mind, Aldi is offering a 60-day money-back guarantee along with a one-year warranty.

If any of you snap one of these up on Wednesday, do let us know how you fare with it in the comments section below.

[Via OzBargain]


  • 3500:1 is a terrible contrast ratio. The picture on this TV will either be too dark or washed out. Your better off buying a standard 2K TV (Most call them 1080P) with good Contrast for $800.

    And let’s remember there is no 4K media yet, and online streaming 4K well the current network can struggle with 480 & 720. Eventually 1080P might be reasonable. But I doubt 2160P will be possible.

    4K TV’s aren’t expensive to make. the Chip and firmware to give you a decent contrast ratio is.

    10,000:1 is considered poor. 30,000:1 is considered decent.

  • From CNET;

    There is no set standard for reviewers on how to measure contrast ratio either, so numbers are going to be extremely different. I may measure 20,000:1, while Joe Numbnutz over at measures 1,000:1 with his Datacolor Spyder (a decent product, but not a valid measurement tool for contrast ratio).

  • Human eye static contrast ratio is 1000:1, ‘dynamic’ is 1000000:1… The eye uses its iris to adjust to the light thereby increasing the contrast ratio, but at any one time the ratio is only 1000:1

    So for this set, it all depends on where this contrast ratio lies, as even some of the ‘better’ brands like sony and lg have LED tvs with actual static ratios that are below 1000:1. (Yes even today) It may be possible that this is a really good tv for a dark environment, or a bright environment, it all depends on the brightness of the black level, as 3500:1 is plenty to get differentiation of blacks.

    If the ratio is over 5000:1 chances are that is a dynamic ratio as well, and then you need to delve into what method they are using to localise the backlight.

    Of course, the 3500:1 could be a lie, and like some other cheap tvs, the ratio could be actually closer to 500:1

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