Unlike 3D TVs, it appears 4K UHD TVs are here to stay – and the ever-decreasing prices are a huge testament to this. While top of the line 4K UHD smart TVs are still in the five-figure range, you don’t actually have to break the bank or spend your entire life savings just to get one.
In fact, here are a couple of them for less than RM1,500 each.
Thanks to a conversation in the office earlier this week about the advantages of getting a PS4 Pro, we decided to look into the cost of actually getting a 4K UHD TV. While it has been known that you can get a 4K TV for less than RM2,000 from earlier this year, the fact that they’ve now gone sub-RM1,500 is a really pleasant surprise.
The first one to highlight is the Toshiba 43U7650VM 43˝ 4K UHD Smart LED TV. It uses an IPS LED panel with the company’s CEVO 4K engine for excellent colour reproduction, while 4K Resolution+ upscales Full HD content into 4K. It even has an app store, though it’s best to not be too excited about this one (it doesn’t run on any popular smart TV OSes, so the app selection may be tiny and/or the apps may not be great).
That said, the price for this TV makes this a really good deal. Lazada offers this TV at the lowest overall price at RM1472.50 including shipping, but you should be able to knock a few more Ringgit off with their coupon codes. 11street also offers this TV for a few Ringgit more, but with 11street occasionally offering more high-value coupons, you could get it at a steal.
Meanwhile, the absolute lowest price 4K UHD TV we found is the Haier LE49B8200 49˝ 4K UHD LED TV. It has a larger 49″ LED panel (the product listing does not specify if it is an IPS or not), which would appeal for those who wish for a larger display. Other than that, it is most likely a barebones, cheap-as-it-gets 4K UHD TV.
That said, the smarter buy, in our eyes at least, is still the Toshiba 43U7650VM 43˝ 4K UHD Smart LED TV. It also has 2 years local warranty, and something about the stereo 8W internal speakers suggests this has a better sound system than the Haier TV, too. The additional RM100 or so between the two TVs is rather small as well, negating any arguments about their prices.
Regardless, choice, as always, is a wonderful thing.