Dealhacker: Aldi Is Selling A Monster 65-Inch 4K Smart TV For $1199

This Saturday, Aldi will be selling Bauhn's Black Series 65" 4K Freeview Ultra HD LED Smart TV for $1199. For your money, you get a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz and inbuilt Wi-Fi with smart TV functionality. Let's take a closer look at the specifications.

Ultra HD TVs sure have come down in price. Barely a year ago, you'd be hard pressed to find a panel under $4500. Today's deal is one of the cheapest 65-inch 4K models we've seen — but that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy it.

Here are the chief specs:

Resolution 3840 x 2160
Refresh rate 120Hz
Luminance 270 cd/m2
Viewing Angle H:176 / V:176
Audio Output Power 2 x 10W
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Built-in HD Tuner Yes
FreeView Plus Yes
PVR Yes (via USB storage)
Screen mirroring Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes
Dimensions (with stand) 1459x310x894mm
Weight (with stand) 23.5 kg

These are pretty bare-bones specs for an Ultra HD panel, but it's hard to look past that price. Assuming the picture quality is up to snuff this could make an ideal entry point into 4K entertainment.

Notably absent from Bauhn's website is any mention of connectivity — if you have lots of consoles at home, you'll probably want to check how many HDMI posts this thing has prior to purchase. On the plus side, it does support a range of movie files, including popular formats like AVI and MPEG-4: good news for filthy pirates.

Have any readers seen the Bauhn Black Series 65" 4K Freeview Ultra HD LED Smart TV in action? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Comments

    The last 4k TV Aldi sold was utter rubbish. I doubt this one will be any different.

    I would never ever buy a TV from Aldi.

    Makes me wonder at what point (if any) does a crappy UHD panel look at least as good as an expensive Full HD panel. All those extra pixels must compensate somehow.

    LH could have done some leg work and contacted Aldi or Bauhn about the panels used in this TV to get some idea of the quality. Copying and pasting the tech specs is pretty flimsy for an article.

    A quick look at the manual posted here http://www.bauhn.com.au/product-listing/65-4k-ultra-hd-led-smart-tv reveals this thing has 3 x HDMI ports (v 2.0?) and will only support 1TB drives on FAT32.

    I'd hang back on any TV deals for the time being, there is going to be an OLED invasion.
    Pricey at first, but worth waiting for.

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