[Visions Electronics] $2500/Free Shipping/78 inch 4K TV w/ 5.1 Home Stereo Package
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Usually you can do self-pickup and save not only the shipping but get a discount, but since this is a package deal with so many items, they don't allow it.
after tax, it comes to $2,851 (Vancouver) $2860 (Manitoba) and $2868 (Toronto)
edit: the TV itself is on sale now for $2000, if you only want the TV, you can pick it up to get some instant rebate.
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... ku=RTU7877
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... sku=VSX532
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... sku=SPFS52
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... u=SPBS22LR
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... &sku=SPC22
https://www.visions.ca/catalogue/catego ... sku=SW8MK2
comparison of package price vs historical deal prices of individual pieces
https://slickdeals.net/f/10453388-fry-s ... -in-stores
$178 USD (13 upvotes, slickdeals)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... y-1622091/
$59 USD (6 upvotes, RFD)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/visions- ... s-1640213/
$98 CAD (4 upvotes, RFD)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/visions- ... 0-2033351/
$17 CAD (28 upvotes, RFD)
https://slickdeals.net/f/9843783-prime- ... 8mk2-99-99
$99 USD (5 upvotes, slickdeals)
https://slickdeals.net/f/10589268-78-rc ... up-walmart
$1218 USD (25 upvotes, slickdeals)
edit: The US walmart deal of the TV was apparently a price error at $1218 USD. no one was able to actually check out.
the price is now $1399 USD at a $600 sale discount, i.e., original price is $2000 USD, which lines up well with the Canadian carriers' listing price of $2500 CAD.
As my picture summary below shows, you are effectively paying $5 for the shipping of the entire package, compared to historical deal prices of individual pieces, and the use of a time machine, most importantly, you save the hassle and time of "hunting for deals". edit: USD went up and the FX is at 1.25 now (picture below uses 1.23), that makes this an even better deal.
I emailed Curtis international to get some more info on the panel but they havn't replied. but it would appear that the only 78 inch 4K non-curve TV ever made was Samsung 78KU series, so this TV could be using the left over panels manufactured for Samsung as Samsung decided to ditch that line and go with curved 78s, i.e. all of the 78 inch flat panels manufactured specifically for Samsung's 78 inch flat TVs would have suddenly become old stock taking up inventory space. so you could be getting a huge discount and paying the RCA price for a Samsung internal. again, this is my educated guess. and before you bash my educated guess, I was right last time when I posted a "unknown TV" deal (brand is Proscan, which is also carried by Curtis international, who carries RCA)
Again, the post quoted below is about a different TV (65 inch), not this 78 inch TV.
HappyDaze wrote: ↑Jan 7th, 2016 10:16 pmI finally received this TV! Quick thoughts (keep in mind I'm fairly picky):
- Viewing angles ok; I start seeing unevenness in the back light beyond 30 degrees from centre, blacks turn grey, etc.
- Very slight dirty screen effect (only noticeable when running tests or watching hockey).
- 1080p scaling (desktop) is adequate. I did spend too much time or do much tweaking here.
- Overscan had to be disabled through service menu for 1080p (4k is ok).
- 4k is stunning (4k youtube). Quite amazing. I also ran a 4k movie at 24Hz; amazing! I like that there are 4 levels of motion interpolation. I will experiment with typical content (1080p) upscaled in madVR next.
- Colour and black levels are great. If you are used to an IPS monitor, the colours and black levels are on another level here.
- 4k output via nVidia 970: 4:4:4 chroma only at 30Hz, limited to 4:2:0 at 60Hz, unfortunately. Not sure if this may be a cable issue though, I just used my regular HDMI cable on hand.
- As per the service menu, the panel is LSF650FN01, which is a Samsung panel. There does not seem to be much detail on this panel yet, but I believe its the same one from the Samsung UN65JU6500, but with a normal backlight.
- There is HDCP (in the service menu it says "HDCP ok!"). I will double check if it's 2.2 tonight.
If this did 4:4:4 chroma at 60Hz keeping it would be a no brainer. Even without it, for the price (HALF the cost of the next 65"), it will be a tough decision...
(I will continue to edit this post as I discover more information)
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