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We now have 65-inch tv's from low- to mid-range brands available under ₱39k that are actually pretty darn good. 

The more established brands from Korea and Japan are jumping on the bandwagon and offering their 55-inch and 60-inch tv's at under ₱39k.

This thread is to give the average PDVD shopper the best possible choice for their ₱30-₱39k budget.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 12:26 PM »
I'll start by posting the deals that have already been posted at the flat panels forum:

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• TCL 65 A8US/P8US (₱35k cash at Abenson, SRP is ₱37,990) 
• Skyworth 65 UB7550 (₱33k cash at Anson's, SRP is ₱35,990)
• Coocaa 65 S6G (₱30,490 Lazada 12.12 price, SRP was ₱34,990)

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• Sharp LC-60 UA6500X (SRP is ₱34,990 at Abenson)

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•  Sony 55 X7007 (SRP is ₱34,999 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱29,900)
•  Samsung 55 RU7100 (SRP is ₱36,990 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱31,900)
•  LG 55 UM7500 (SRP is ₱37,990, carousell price is ₱34,500)

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 01:11 PM »
I just impulse-bought a 65" TCL A8US from Abenson, who offered me a ₱35k price (SRP was ₱37,990).

This tv has been a revelation. The color rendition AND accuracy is better than my old plasma, with the older panel having the advantage in deep blacks.  Still, I was amazed by how the blacks look for a 65" 4K TV at this price.  Using Spears and Munsil, I was able to see every gradient on the brightness scales without compromising color or increasing default backlight levels, and this was on the default SMART AI setting too. 

It also has a fast processor, much better than the 55" Skyworth I bought last year, with absolutely no stuttering on 4k 60fps HDR content from YouTube.  Netflix HDR was also not a problem, which was inconsistent on the cheaper Skyworth.  I am also pleased with the remotes, which did not have the cheap and inconsistent tactile feel of the Skyworth.

I would say this TCL is probably a better choice than even Samsung or LG at this price range.  You can get a bigger panel with better PQ (local dimming) and Android TV, to boot.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 01:26 PM »
i wish i can impulse buy something worth 35K too. lol!!!

thank you bro for the update. i am actually looking to upgrade again (if my months old 50 inch TCL will be taken).

This made me rethink getting a TCL again as i was not happy with the model i got which i couldn't remember what right now.

How's the built in Android TV by the way?
« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2019 at 01:31 PM by oznola »

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 02:42 PM »
i wish i can impulse buy something worth 35K too. lol!!!

thank you bro for the update. i am actually looking to upgrade again (if my months old 50 inch TCL will be taken).

This made me rethink getting a TCL again as i was not happy with the model i got which i couldn't remember what right now.

How's the built in Android TV by the way?

This TV's built-in Android TV is smoother than the MiBox I bought in 2017, probably because it has more RAM, not to mention a better processor and GPU.

Actually, before I bought it, I spent nearly an hour at the store looking through tech specs (the A8US is known as P8M in other markets) and all that, like a typical pdvd nerd.  What got my attention was the 3-core GPU, micro-dimming, 300 nits brightness rating, and 5000:1 contrast ratio; all using a Samsung panel.

And then another hour was spent auditioning (along with the Sony X7007, Sammy RU7100, Sharp LC60. and the Skyworth, using my phone, a data cable, and the salesguy's USB dongle).

I saw some concerns and complaints regarding TCL TV's here and in tipidpc, however, these were mostly for the 2018 models and some 2019 ones.  There was actually very little feedback to be found for this particular model.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2019 at 05:25 PM »
@Verbl

Which offers the best features, the A8 or the P8? And from which Abenson branch did you buy yours?

What's the difference between P8US and P8SUS? There's a big price difference between the 2 models.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM »
The A8US is the same as the P8M. Bought mine at Abenson Waltermart Munoz.

The P8S is a higher model than the A8US/P8M. It has HDR10+ (the lower P8M has only HDR10) and Wide Color Gamut.

It's essentially the same panel apart from the above. It even has the same contrast ratio and brightness rating. Proc and GPU are the same as well.

Price difference is currently more than ₱12k.


« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2019 at 11:20 AM by Verbl Kint »

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2019 at 09:24 AM »
Hi kint. I understand that you came from a plasma and know the traits it has with dark scenes, does the tcl exhibit uneven bright spots or ghosting in very dark scenes? This is what bothers me with my samsung va panel.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2019 at 02:25 PM »
Hi kint. I understand that you came from a plasma and know the traits it has with dark scenes, does the tcl exhibit uneven bright spots or ghosting in very dark scenes? This is what bothers me with my samsung va panel.

I can safely say that there is minimal ghosting when using either Movie or Smart HDR Modes.  The plasma still has the edge on the deepest blacks, for sure, but blacks have not been a problem at all for my TCL A8.  I've used the light bleeding test on YouTube and the LG OLED HDR 4k 60fps demo video (links below).

Light bleed test: https://youtu.be/tPdLZ9g0l28
LG Demo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eT9PEHayVk

Backlight bleeding has not been a problem as well, unlike on my LG LED and the Skyworth I bought last year.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 2019 at 02:28 AM »
Great info shared, kint. Another thing i dont like about led and va's is the very poor viewing angle. Lying down on the floor while watching a movie with the best pic quality is no longer an option. Lol. I'll definitely check out this model as per your review. Thank you.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 18, 2019 at 10:33 PM »
please share picture settings.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 19, 2019 at 11:23 PM »
Guys, any feedback to xiaomi mi 4s 55 led tv?

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM »
I'll start by posting the deals that have already been posted at the flat panels forum:

65
• TCL 65 A8US/P8US (₱35k cash at Abenson, SRP is ₱37,990) 
• Skyworth 65 UB7550 (₱33k cash at Anson's, SRP is ₱35,990)
• Coocaa 65 S6G (₱30,490 Lazada 12.12 price, SRP was ₱34,990)

60
• Sharp LC-60 UA6500X (SRP is ₱34,990 at Abenson)

55
•  Sony 55 X7007 (SRP is ₱34,999 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱29,900)
•  Samsung 55 RU7100 (SRP is ₱36,990 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱31,900)
•  LG 55 UM7500 (SRP is ₱37,990, carousell price is ₱34,500)


Very timely post. Will be buying my parents TV in the province so it's Samsung, LG, or Sony for them for the servicing.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 09, 2020 at 10:08 AM »



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•  Sony 55 X7007 (SRP is ₱34,999 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱29,900)
•  Samsung 55 RU7100 (SRP is ₱36,990 at Anson's, carousell price is ₱31,900)
•  LG 55 UM7500 (SRP is ₱37,990, carousell price is ₱34,500)

The LG UM7500 can now be bought for ₱29,500 on Carousell.

Meanwhile, the TCL 55 P8S is available for ₱29,900 as well (was as low as ₱29k during the holidays). 

Of the 4 TV's listed in the 55" section, the TCL and Sony have the best PQ. Both have Wide Color Gamut (branded Triluminos in the Sony) and frame dimming (called micro dimming in the TCL). 

The TCL's advantage is the extra voice remote, a more recent version of Android TV, and a better color calibration out of the box (the Sony comes out saturated at the onset and needs to be adjusted). 

The Sony looks more premium and feels more premium with a better looking build quality. 

If your budget is capped at ₱30k, I think the best 4k TV overall for that money would have to be the Sony 55 X7007g.



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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2020 at 06:53 PM »
Hi guys. Newbie sa site nati. Buti dito may active na thread for 4k tv. Nagcanvass kami ng tvs sa sm at ayala malls. Pero mauuwi kami ng abensons since mas cheaper ang offer nila ng services and delivery fee. Pero eto lahat ng nacanvass namin sa 30k+ budget.

1. Nu7090 or ru7100(50" or 55" pwede siguro)
2. Devant quhv03(50 or 55 din) with free bracket and soundbar
3. Tcl a8us(55")
4. Sony x7007g(49")
5. Lg um7100 or um7300(49")

Pero kasi the bigger the better. Haha

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 21, 2020 at 01:30 PM »
Hi guys. Newbie sa site nati. Buti dito may active na thread for 4k tv. Nagcanvass kami ng tvs sa sm at ayala malls. Pero mauuwi kami ng abensons since mas cheaper ang offer nila ng services and delivery fee. Pero eto lahat ng nacanvass namin sa 30k+ budget.

1. Nu7090 or ru7100(50" or 55" pwede siguro)
2. Devant quhv03(50 or 55 din) with free bracket and soundbar
3. Tcl a8us(55")
4. Sony x7007g(49")
5. Lg um7100 or um7300(49")

Pero kasi the bigger the better. Haha

yung samsung 32k ang 55"

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 21, 2020 at 01:46 PM »
Hi guys. Newbie sa site nati. Buti dito may active na thread for 4k tv. Nagcanvass kami ng tvs sa sm at ayala malls. Pero mauuwi kami ng abensons since mas cheaper ang offer nila ng services and delivery fee. Pero eto lahat ng nacanvass namin sa 30k+ budget.

1. Nu7090 or ru7100(50" or 55" pwede siguro)
2. Devant quhv03(50 or 55 din) with free bracket and soundbar
3. Tcl a8us(55")
4. Sony x7007g(49")
5. Lg um7100 or um7300(49")

Pero kasi the bigger the better. Haha


You might want to check the post immediately above yours, too. :)

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM »
Bought the 65A8US last night @ 35K. Hirap i-transport pala pag ganitong kalaki. Buti nagkasya sa Adventure.

Definitely requires a lot of coordination when mounting. Hehe

From 50 to 65, it is solid at 8 feet viewing distance!

Sideloaded same apps i have sa Mi Box S and it looks like i won't be needing the extra device anymore.

I'll see if i can get the PadTV to work. If it does, a few months old Mi Box S will be on sale.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2020 at 04:26 PM »
Same lang ba ang TCL P8S & P8SUS?
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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 28, 2020 at 10:37 AM »
Same lang ba ang TCL P8S & P8SUS?

Yes, pareho lang.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 28, 2020 at 05:54 PM »
2-year warranty din ba si TCL, specifically the TCL 65P8S?  tia!

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 28, 2020 at 07:13 PM »
^yes sir

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 28, 2020 at 11:46 PM »
^ wow, nice!  thanks, sir!

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 29, 2020 at 02:19 PM »
Bought 55P8SUS @P27400 sayang hindi umabot sa free soundbar add on na yun soundbar @P1995.
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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 29, 2020 at 05:11 PM »
Bought 55P8SUS @P27400 sayang hindi umabot sa free soundbar add on na yun soundbar @P1995.

Wow that's a good deal.  It used to be ₱29k was the lowest price you can find.

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #25 on: Jan 29, 2020 at 06:49 PM »
Wow that's a good deal.  It used to be ₱29k was the lowest price you can find.
pinakamura na canvass ko P28700 sa western appliances. Pag punta ko sa western malapit sa amin warehouse pala nila.
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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 10, 2020 at 11:24 AM »
Does anybody know yung 12-month installment card price for the TCL 50P8M/A8 or the 50P8SUS? I'm also contemplating just waiting for the 2020 models to see if they have HDMI 2.1 and VRR (variable refresh rate. Will be useful for game consoles and PC gaming if you can't maintain 60fps).

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 11, 2020 at 11:50 AM »
what ty brand will you recommend para sa mga matatanda sa bukid na  tv plus lang ang gamit? yung malinaw ang reso?

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 11, 2020 at 12:45 PM »
what ty brand will you recommend para sa mga matatanda sa bukid na  tv plus lang ang gamit? yung malinaw ang reso?

Anong budget po?

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Re: Bang-for-Buck Battle: Which 4k TV under ₱39k is the best?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 11, 2020 at 12:49 PM »
Anong budget po?
15-20k po na 32"" lang sana...