Dick Smith - Ten Monster TV Deals Starting From $333

2 September 2009

There are some good sale prices on TVs here from DSE. You would need to do a bit of research into each model, but a particular highlight seems to be this

VIVO 106cm (42") Plasma TV PTV42HDQ - $777

Not bad for a 42" HD TV - not sure about the brand though.

8 comments

  • admin EDITOR
    good price for a 42". Guess being plasma it'll suck a bit more power. Being a dick smith exclusive model its a little hard to get information on it.
  • admin EDITOR
    Aparently its a LG panel that they have so I guess it should be ok.
  • fishmonkey
    for those who are energy conscious, plasmas use a lot more power than LCDs... for older models, a plasma uses around twice as much power for the same size screen... with newer models, they still use around 33% more power... big screen TVs are now a significant source of power usage in the average home... some good plasma versus LCD screen info here: ]LCD TV vs Plasma TV Which is Best? from LCD TV Buying Guide
  • fishmonkey
    admin;95864
    Aparently its a LG panel that they have so I guess it should be ok.
    there are only a handful of panel manufacturers... apart from the panels, the main difference between TVs is the quality and sophistication of the circuitry that drives the panel...
  • odysseus
    fishmonkey;95927
    there are only a handful of panel manufacturers... apart from the panels, the main difference between TVs is the quality and sophistication of the circuitry that drives the panel...
    Plus remotes, number of and types of inputs/outputs, user interface functionality and quality, speaker power and set-up and appearance/material quality :p
  • fishmonkey
    haha, of course, but i was referring to the panel/picture quality...
  • JCC
    Got the Sanyo 42inch plasma over weekend, real bargain for $888 plus insurance from DSE in Innaloo - last One :) and it was really good Plasma for the price. Tried to get 42inch VIVO (similar quality) for $111 cheaper, but sold out, although they are getting at least 15 more to the stores, as they are selling like hot cakes. Finally, got the plasma, thanks to DSE :)
  • jackyblue
    so has anyone bought one of the VIVO models yet?

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