Dealhacker: Get A 65-Inch UHD TV For $999

Dealhacker: Get A 65-Inch UHD TV For $999

JB Hi-Fi is selling the Soniq S65UV16A 65″ UHD Smart LED LCD TV for $999 – which is well over 25 per cent off the ticket price. With an Ultra HD LED Backlit Panel, inbuilt Wi-Fi, smart TV functionality and a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, it looks too good to be true for the price – which usually means it is. Let’s take a look at the specs.

Alongside Kogan and Palsonic, Soniq is the go-to brand for consumers who don’t want to fork out for a premium TV panel. At first glance, the Soniq S65UV16A has all the hallmarks of a good television – 4K resolution, smart TV functionality, inbuilt WiFi and a massive 65-inch screen.

But first glances can be deceiving. Here are the main specifications:

Soniq S65UV16A 65″ Ultra HD LED LCD Smart TV
Dimensions 1457mm x 884mm x 278mm
Weight 21.5kg
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 50Hz
Response Time 6.0ms
USB Recording Yes
HDMI ports 2
USB ports 2
Other connectivity VGA, RCA, Ethernet, RF Input
Energy Star Rating 4.0

That’s not a typo: this TV only has a 50Hz refresh rate – which is bound to be problematic for modern video games and fast-paced sports. Only two HDMI ports means you’ll need to go out and buy a hub to hook up all your equipment. You’ll also need an external hard dive if you want to use the inbuilt PVR. The lack of HDR is to be expected, although Soniq reckons its “ACE-PRO advanced color engine” makes images fresher and brighter. Hmm.

With that said, as our TV showdowns have shown, a cheap 4K TV can actually produce very decent results once you play around with the settings. For those who can’t afford any better, the Soniq S65UV16A might be worth a punt.

[Via JB Hi-Fi]


  • Don’t.

    Soniq are rubbish and you’ll hate it.

    Save your money and invest in a TV you’ll enjoy.

  • You’ll also need an external hard dive if you want to use the inbuilt PVR. That would be an additional expense on most televisions, not just cheap ones.

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