Since we're about to move into a world of 4K consoles, it might be handy to have a 4K TV. And if you want to get one for the cheapest price possible, ALDI has a deal that's a bit eye-opening.
From tomorrow morning, ALDI stores around Australia will be selling 65-inch Bauhn-branded 4K LCD TV's for $799.
Take note that you're getting what you pay for here: while the TV has a native 4K res (3840x2160), a contrast ratio of 4700:1 and maximum brightness of 300cd/m2, you'll also have to deal with 6ms response time. And it doesn't support HDR.
Then again, you're also getting a 4K TV for $799. You couldn't buy the PSVR and an original PS4 for that.
Here's the full list of specifications, if you're intrigued:
Resolution: 3840 x 2160 Panel Native Refresh Rate: 60Hz Brightness: 300 cd/m2 Contrast ratio: 4700:1 Response Time (GTG): 6ms Viewing angle (H x V): 176 X 176 HDMI version: 2.0 HDCP version: 2.2 Aspect Ratio: 16 : 9
Video Formats: AVI, MPEG, MPEG-4, TS, MKV Music Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC Photo: JPG/JPEG Text: TXT Power Source: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz Power Consumption: <220W
With Stand: 1462 × 305 × 892 mm (w x d x h) Without Stand: 1462 x 88 x 840 mm (w x d x h) Weight w/Stand: 22.3kg Weight w/out Stand: 22.02kg
Nothing particularly special, but then for a lot of people it does the trick.
If you are thinking of biting the bullet on this, you'd better make your mind up today. As always with ALDI's weekend offerings, stock is limited to whatever is available in each store. If one runs out, you'll have to physically go to another to pick one up.
And if you do decide to make the plunge: I wish you the best of luck. Saturday morning special shopping can be, shall we say, rough.