ALDI’s Flogging Off 4K TVs Next Week For $499

ALDI’s Flogging Off 4K TVs Next Week For $499
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Need a cheap bedroom 4K TV or the lowest-cost display for a tiny room? Then it’s off to ALDI with you next week.

The bargain supermarket chain, which likes to throw out some decent priced electronics every now and again, is back with a reasonably priced deal for a 4K TV.

ALDI’s selling 58-inch 4K TVs (but not HDR) from next Wednesday for $499. It’s a decent option if you’re after a cheap second TV, or you’ve just moved into a new unit and need something to fill the living room because you’re sick of watching everything on a tiny laptop or your phone. The TV won’t have the best response time as a brand new Sony, LG or Samsung model, but you can get some serviceable picture quality by spending some time in the image settings.

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ALDI’s also got a semi-decent Xbox One S offer: the 1TB white console, Forza Horizon 4 and Fortnite (which technically adds no value because it’s a free-to-play game) for $299. I’d argue that next week there’ll be better deals with Amazon Prime Day, and there’s the digital-only Xbox One S launching later this year.

In any case, the bargain here is the TV. Heavy console gamers will want to invest in something with less input lag, or any TV with HDR. But if you just need a decent sized screen for as little as possible, or you’ve got some parents who are turfing out a screen and they don’t really care a great deal about the picture quality, $499 is a good price. Head here for more details.


    • In short, the darks are darker, and the colors more colorful. Picture looks better, which makes most people happier.

      To copy from a cnet article: “HDR expands the range of both contrast and color significantly. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter, so the image seems to have more “depth.” Colors get expanded to show more bright blues, greens, reds and everything in between.”

    • Have a look at one of the pics inside today’s Kotaku article: “Everything We Know About The Playstation 5”.

      It’s the pic that explains Dynamic HDR. Yep, I know, while trying to show HDR differences in a non-HDR pic is always going to be a stretch, it does give you a good idea of the kind of difference that HDR can make.

    • It basically makes the colors more accurate.

      Id recommend going into your local JB HIFI or similar and looking at a TV with HDR. The difference is very noticeable.

    • Echoing what those above said – brighter brights, blacker blacks, more accurate colours. Having played around with HDR and non-HDR 4K TVs, I think SDR-to-HDR is a bigger upgrade in picture impressiveness than 1080-to-4K.

  • JB Hifi are selling rebadged TCL TVs as “Ffalcon” (!) and they look pretty cheap. With TV’s this cheap I’d mainly worry about how much data it’s collecting because the bargain brands have been known to “supplement” the low price with selling owner’s information.

  • Like with all of the genuinely good weekly drops at ALDI, the only way to grab one of these will be to be waiting outside the doors the second they open in the morning while hoping that store staff don’t have too large a group of friends and family.

    In the olden days these kinds of deals were known as ‘bait advertising’. How ADLI gets away with it today remains a mystery.

    • Wont be enough. Need to get in there a few days ahead and bribe a manager to hold a “defect” one for you. If you cant manage that, line up about 2 hours ahead to beat the inevitable horde of people that will be there if you turn up right on opening time. At least, thats how it seems to work here.

      By the way, ALDI was called on it being bait advertising last year (and earlier I think) and was cleared by the ACCC. More specifically, the ACCC’s website notes bait advertising is not misleading if “the business is upfront in a highly visible, clear and specific manner about the particular product ‘on sale’ being in short supply or on sale for a limited time”.

      Take that any way you want but they have clear disclaimers that stock is limited, and they DO have stock in every store, even if its only a handful of product. At least the day before, anyway. As you (and plenty of others) say, the stock of good stuff rarely survives the first couple of minutes.

      Frustrating, but thats part of their business model and they’ve never hidden that. A lot of the negatives about their short supply habits have been fueled by their competition as well (Woolies and Harvey Norman have both tried it), who have suffered from the success of the practice.

      But for people to complain about it suggests they somehow dont know there is only limited supply, which I call bullshit on. You know what you get with ALDI, and thats short supply. Unless the rules change though, they arent going to get called on it being bait.

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