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[Visions Electronics] $2500/Free Shipping/78 inch 4K TV w/ 5.1 Home Stereo Package

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[Visions Electronics] $2500/Free Shipping/78 inch 4K TV w/ 5.1 Home Stereo Package

Deal link: https://www.visions.ca/Catalogue/Catego ... u=PKG37956

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.

included items:

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

Receiver:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10453388-fry-s ... -in-stores

$178 USD (13 upvotes, slickdeals)

Tower:

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... y-1622091/

$59 USD (6 upvotes, RFD)

bookshelf speaker

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/visions- ... s-1640213/

$98 CAD (4 upvotes, RFD)

center

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/visions- ... 0-2033351/

$17 CAD (28 upvotes, RFD)

subwoofer

https://slickdeals.net/f/9843783-prime- ... 8mk2-99-99

$99 USD (5 upvotes, slickdeals)

TV

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.
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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 pm
I finally received this TV! Quick thoughts (keep in mind I'm fairly picky):

The limitations:
- 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).

The good:
- 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.

Details:
- 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.

Summary:
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)
Last edited by Glancealot on Sep 22nd, 2017 3:38 pm, edited 17 times in total.
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You should probably mention at least somewhere that it's RCA...
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I was going to buy it until I saw RCA.
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joongpark wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 3:51 pm
What the heck...this tV is $1200 in US.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-78-4K-UH ... /779681301
Let's say that was your local Walmart:

1218 * 1.13 (Assume you live in Manitoba) * 1.23 (currency) = 1700

So basically you are paying 1,200 CAD for
  • A complete 5.1 system worth at least 800~1,000 before tax
  • Complete delivery of everything
  • Applicable environmental fees
  • Applicable taxes of the above 3
  • The opportunity to price match a USA TV
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Glancealot wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:07 pm
Let's say that was your local Walmart:

1218 * 1.13 (Assume you live in Manitoba) * 1.23 (currency) = 1700

So basically you are paying 1,300 CAD for
  • A complete 5.1 system worth at least 800~1,000 before tax
  • Complete delivery of everything
  • Applicable environmental fees
  • Applicable taxes of the above 3
  • The opportunity to price match a USA TV
Ya but that's pointless if the TV is no good.

Also that's an entry level receiver and inexpensive speakers. I got a pair of Andrew Jones tower for $100 so that's not a $800-$1000 5.1 system. More like $500-$700.
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Lmaoooo nowhere in the post you mentioned RCA.... people kinda like to know the brands of stuff ya know!
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Nexzen wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:24 pm
Lmaoooo nowhere in the post you mentioned RCA.... people kinda like to know the brands of stuff ya know!
at this price point, the brand of the TV shouldn't be a deciding factor.

the deciding factors are:
  • Price: Less than 3K for everything!
  • Size is 78 inch, size matters! The manufacture of this 78-inch panel must be reputable enough for both RCA and Wal-Mart and advanced enough to actually make such a large panel. wouldn't be surprised if it was a major player that manufactures panels for all of the big brands (like Vizio) that you recognize.
  • 4K
  • Complete 5.1 system
  • Hassle free delivery (please don't attempt to in-store pick up a 78 inch TV, you will mess up) for all of these pieces, imagine the amount of hassle you saved for not buying them separately.
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If this package came with a $2,000 Mail in Rebate it would be hot.
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johnnyblayze wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:44 pm
If this package came with a $2,000 Mail in Rebate it would be hot.
man, I am almost tempted to pull the trigger, have this TV delivered to my home, unpack it, and then take a picture of it's panel to prove people like you wrong.

but my wife would divorce me, so it's not worth it.
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Glancealot wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:43 pm
at this price point, the brand of the TV shouldn't be a deciding factor.

the deciding factors are:
  • Price: 3K for everything!
  • Size is 78 inch, size matters! The manufacture of this 78-inch panel must be reputable enough for both RCA and Wal-Mart and advanced enough to actually make such a large panel. wouldn't be surprised if it was a major player that manufactures panels for all of the big brands (like Vizio) that you recognize.
  • 4K
  • Complete 5.1 system
  • Hassle free delivery (please don't attempt to in-store pick up a 78 inch TV, you will mess up) for all of these pieces, imagine the amount of hassle you saved for not buying them separately.
ya we're gna just blindly buy a tv without knowing the brand... let me go get my 3gs.
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$3000 seems to much to buy RCA garbage. Too bad its not another brand.
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Glancealot wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:43 pm
at this price point, the brand of the TV shouldn't be a deciding factor.
For a $3000 package would you rather have:

A) $2500 spent on a better TV (as the main unit) and $500 on the rest of the items, ie accessories and attachments?

or

B) $1500 spent on sub-par TV and $1500 on the rest of the items.

Can't speak for everyone but A seems to be a better option for me. So the brand of the TV should definitely be a deciding factor.
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Duuuuude wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 4:29 pm
Thanks OP, but 2017, when the TV's advertised features are "USB and Sleep Timer", then you know this TV is a bit lacking lol. :)

You would be better off buying this HDR10 4K TV and finding a decent soundbar or cheap 5.1 with the extra $400 :)
https://www.costco.ca/Vizio-E75-E1-75-i ... 42640.html
it's smaller, not just a little bit smaller, quite a bit smaller. 2588 vs. 2393, that's 8% difference.

you are conveniently forgetting tax. assuming Manitoba, it's 2600*1.13=2938 which is comparable to the Manitoba price listed in the OP.

and to be honest, the panels are likely made by manufactures in the same tier.
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