Customer Reviews

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Username: wilgil
Location: Picton
Gender: Male
Age: 40-49
Source: Dick Smith NZ

“Great Value”

Bought one of these for my Dad when they came out at DSE’s. He loves it. The picture quality is absolutely fine, certainly not any different from the more expensive brands sitting next to them in the shop. The only real niggle is that the menu text seems to be a bit small. Another odd thing is one of the ‘stretch’ modes distort the edges of the picture – simple just don’t use that particular modes, there are others. If I was to upgrade my old plasma, I’d certainly consider Konka.

Source = Dick Smith NZ

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Username: CaptHammer

Location: Hamilton
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Source: Dick Smith NZ

“Best value for money LCD 42 inch in NZ”

Pros: fantastic price, very high picture quality, 1080p & hdmi compatible, great built-in speaker quality
Cons: tv stand is a hassle to attach, no freeview, no usb
This is the best value for money 42″ LCD TV you can get in New Zealand. I paid $888 for mine. The price does fluctuate between $888 – $1199 so keep that in mind. Compared to the 47″ of the same brand selling for $1399 you are saving $500. The 5 inches less isn’t much compared to the $$ you save.
This is my 4th LCD tv after owning a Sony, LG, and Samsung tv and also the cheapest I’ve purchased. In terms of picture quality it performs extremely well despite it’s low price. Bright colors and crisp clear look. It has full HD support of 1080p resolution and I wouldn’t settle for anything less than full HD. I tested this tv with every gaming console – PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. It does a very good job at producing a max resolution for these gaming consoles aside from the wii which only displays 480p.
I tested the tv for it’s PC laptop support via HDMI. Works great, simply plug it in. Adjust the settings on the computer and you should in no time have it up on your tv screen.
Tested the tv for it’s Blu-Ray support, playing a range of blu-ray movies. In my opinion the tv does exceptionally well displaying these, and similar to the Samsung and Sony tvs.
The built-in speakers are surprisingly very good. Better than average and much better than LG’s and Samsung’s built-in speakers. In fact they are so good, that if you have this tv is a standard size or small room, I don’t see the need for a surround sound unit. I had to have my 52 inch Samsung tv connected to a surround because of the poor quality emitted from the built-in speakers.
It does however lack in a few useful features such as USB – Supported however on the 47 inch model but not this one. It also has no freeview, so if you really badly need to watch free HD tv you are going to have to purchase a freeview kit for approx $200. It also has the poorest base design I’ve seen on an LCD TV. Very annoying to connect. Fortunately you only have to do it once.
Apart from the few cons, it is an outstanding tv and the best value you can get. Comparing it to my other tv’s which cost ALOT more. If you need the ABSOLUTE BEST, then this ISN’T it – I suggest you look at the newer LED TV’s for that which are very expensive. But if you are looking for a great deal and STILL very good quality tv. Then this is it. I’d has the tv for 2 months now and not had any problems with it malfunctioning or faulty in anyway.

Source = Dick Smith NZ

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Username: HUNJAN
Location: NORTH SHORE
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Source = Dick Smith NZ

“WHAT A PICTURE!”

I HAVE BEEN USING THIS TV SINCE LAST 2 MONTHS. I THINK ITS EXCELLENT.PICTURE QUALITY IS GREAT AND ITS CLEAR.VERY GOOD FUNCTIONS AS IT GOT ALL THE NECESSARY PORTS FOR COMPUTER,AV,COMPONENTS ETC. NICE COLOURS SPECIALLY IN DYNAMIC MODE.

Source = Dick Smith NZ

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Anonymous
Location: AUCKLAND
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Source – Dick Smith NZ
“Great product for that price”
Pros: cheap and good picture
Cons: limited options and manual is not helpful
I BOUGHT IT 1 MONTH AGO. COLOURS ARE AWSOME.EASY TO USE REMOTE AND BIG SCREEN GIVES YOU BETTER PICTURE COMPARE TO MY OLD SONY TRINTRON 29″ TUBE TV. MANUAL IS NOT VERY HELPFUL. NOT MANY FEATURES AS OTHERS BRAND DO. BUT IT IS GOOD FOR DAILY USE IFYOU DO USE IT FOR NORMAL PURPOSES NOT VERY TECHNICAL USE.OVERALL YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. IT IS NOT BAD AT ALL FOR THAT PRICE.
Source = Dick Smith NZ
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Username: Anthony
Location: New Plymouth
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Source = Dick Smith NZ
“What an amazing buy”
Pros: very cheap, great picture, good selection of connections, good response time
Cons: manual is rather limited, when the backlight is changed from 100% it hums
What can I say, I am very fussy when it comes to LCD tvs hence why it is only now that I have changed from a CRT to an LCD. This LCD delivers more then I could imagine especially keeping in mind the price of this set. I’m not one that would normal go with a small name brand however after doing a lot of research and learning about Konka and just how big they are internationally I thought I’d give it a go. After setting it all up I was very impressed with the picture quality and the ease of customisation, although the manual lacks detailed content therefore some playing around was required. I only have freeview digital as there is no HD signal here in New Plymouth however with some tweeks the picture was great. After pluging in my HDMI player in and setting it to 1080p I thought I would put it through its paces with a wide range of content. I was amazed with the quality of the picture. To me it looks no different to the high end Sonys which was what I was waiting for to come down in price. The response time is very impressive for the price range as I have not yet come across any framing or ghosting in the picture. I have not yet seen it playing Bluray however I would imagine that it would again pass with flying colours. The only thing that I have come across is that it has a quiet hum when the backlight is turn down from 100% which I have been told is normal. I would highly recommend this set to anyone and remember brands have to start from somewhere.
Source = Dick Smith NZ
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Username: Josh
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 24
Source = Harvey Norman NZ

“So far so good”
Only had it a day but its the best specs out of, Veon, Soniq, and JVC.
Display: featuring a 5000:1 aspect ratio compared to: Veon – 4000:1 Soniq – 3000:1 JVC – 3000:1.
Also the glossy screen itself looks very good quality where as Veon and Soniq look very tacky. Has really nice deep blacks and nice bright whites making for a very dynamic viewing experience.
Sound: It is actually surprisingly good… I was expecting something tinny and was surprised at how clear and full the sound was. Im currently using 100% bass and 75% treble as the low end is set quite low standard.
Freeview: Only reason it doesn’t have 5 stars is i’m still to find out how to set the thing up… It try’s to scan channels on setup but doesn’t find any. Im sure its not too hard though as i only gave it 10mins effort to try set up
Overall: Very impressive TV, for the price its the best you can get, not as polished as a Samsung or Sony but its half the price and only just comes second to them.
Source = Harvey Norman