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|
|Chipset||Quad Core Cortex A7 1G Processor|
|Display||Ultra HD LED Backlit Panel|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Size||65 inches|
|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]