My old CRT TV didn't survive the 2011 earthquake, and since then I've sat in front of my 23in monitor to watch live TV, Youtube, Netflix etc. The older I get the less comfortable it gets sitting at my desk to relax... not to mention my poor failing eyes. So I've been looking at actually buying a TV, but since I'm constantly broke, I couldn't really afford a nice one. I did look at the cheap Warehouse ones over the sale period, but beside the good TVs they looks a bit rubbishy. So this week I saw a 40in Panasonic advertised at Harvey Normans, so I hopped on the bus to take a look at it. Really, though, I wasn't impressed with the blacks, compared to the more expensive one. The salesman -- very good as his job, I will say -- pointed out their own crappy brand 4K model on clearance. I had seen the reviews, which basically said 'don't touch it with a barge pole', but it did look nice compared to the dearer but still budget Panasonic.
So I put a deposit down to hold it, and went home to mull it over. Today I went back and picked it up. I wasn't expecting miracles for a <$500 4K TV, but so far I'm thrilled. I plugged in the Chromecast Ultra, which lets me stream 4K, and it really was jaw-dropping. I've been watching Prepar3d and Aerofly 4k videos on Youtube, and it really is a different world. I may try connecting the PC at some stage, but really I need to update the GPU.
Everything works so far, Netflix looks great, although only HD for the moment, I might spring for the UHD plan, but I'm happy with what I'm seeing at the moment.
So now I can sit in my lounge and watch live TV, Netflix, Youtube, OnDemand, in comfort. Yes, I'm getting old, so I deserve it.
I asked my son to hurry up and let me have a 4K video showing his recent NZ holiday drone footage. Can't wait....