Dealhacker: Get A 65-Inch Smart 4KTV From JB Hi-Fi For $998

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
Weight 23kg
Chipset Quad Core Cortex A7 1G Processor
Internal Memory 4GB
Display Ultra HD LED Backlit Panel
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Screen Size 65 inches
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Response Time 5.5ms
USB Recording Yes
Compatible media files VOB, DAT, MP4, MOV, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, MKV, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
HDMI ports 2
USB ports 2
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.

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