JB Hi-Fi has just knocked $300 off the Soniq U65VX15A 65" Ultra HD LED LCD Smart TV. This brings the total to a very tasty $998. Product highlights include an Ultra HD LED Backlit Panel, built-in Wi-Fi and web browser, USB 3.0 for multimedia playback and a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Let's take a look at the specs.
Alongside Kogan and Palsonic, Soniq is the go-to brand for consumers who don't have the money or inclination to buy a brand-name TV. At first glance, the U65VX15A has all the hallmarks of a good television - 4K resolution, smart TV functionality, inbuilt WiFi and a massive screen.
But first looks can be deceiving. Here are the main specifications:
|Soniq U65VX15A 65" Ultra HD LED LCD Smart TV|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 upgrade|
|Dimensions||1458mm x 894mm x 314mm|
|Chipset||Quad Core Cortex A7 1G Processor|
|Display||Ultra HD LED Backlit Panel|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Size||65 inches|
|Compatible media files||VOB, DAT, MP4, MOV, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, MKV, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF|
|Other connectivity||VGA, RCA, Ethernet, RF Input|
|Energy Star Rating||3.5|
Yikes. These aren't great specs - particularly for gamers and fast-paced sports fans. The number of HDMI ports is also inexcusably stingy.
Still, if you want to hop on the Ultra HD bandwagon's cheap seat, this is as good a price as you're likely to find. The inclusion of a PVR means you can record and pause live TV without any complicated doodads - handy for oldies.