certainly… in most consumers? mind and thoughts?
fresh, big, juicy and lastly economical? makes a product buyable. but how?
we have to look closely into base price base on technical specs. certainly, nicheness plays a part of affecting the product price… and we can?t expect every thing to be very disposable.
let me go by few key points. lastly depending on the brand producer and it?s reputation in after sales, you’ll be able to determine whether it?s a good buy.
we had take a long time to travelled such a long distance today where a big screen TV can be more affordable when compared to CRT 16:9 TV in the past. a 75inch panel is much easy and economical to produce today when compared to 10yrs ago where demand was low. hence, is it justifiable if we judge a TV by it’s price base on resolution type, where 2K FHD should be $1/inch, 4K UHD @ $2/inch, 8K @ $4/inch etc…
in comparison to 10yrs ago, TVs are less bulky and slimmer today due to more frequent use of LED that demands lesser space when compared to light tube backlight. the development of OLED makes TV more slimmer because of the difference in technology. however, OLED have it?s flaws as with plasma technology, screen burn is more common when compared to LED backlight TVs.
we?re now reaching into the next stage of lighting technology where miniLED is now the next best thing after FALD backlight and microLED touted as the next best above OLED, due to lesser chance prone to screen burn, and more energy saving. those claims on the microLED TVs are still yet to be proven, as commercial availability driving commonality is still low.
so how are we going to determine the base price of TVs base on technology?
after some thoughts, how about:
$10/inch for the now considerably old LED backlight technology?
$15/inch for miniLED
$20/inch for OLED
if proven to be the best above OLED, $25/inch for microLED?
so with 2 base price for the criteria above… let’s use 65inch TV as example,
a 4K UHD typical LED TV would be $1300(65210) without warranty and other stuffs such as complete OS and proprietary CPU/GPU processor.
a 4K UHD miniLED TV would be $1625(65215) without warranty as with above mentioned features.
a 4K UHD OLED TV would be $2600(65220) without warranty as with above mentioned features.
so… do y’all agree with my view above?
feel free to debate.
we cannot just look at how the TVs with similar specs are sold overseas with competitive price tag while we moan and cry how the manufacturers are juicing our monies to feed their loses in other markets.
hence, we have to come out with some assessment and determining of base value base on specs as well as other factors.
initially i would wanted to put Warranty as 3rd key point of consideration. however, due to different companies providing different package base on their policies and not so unified… I’ll leave that as buyers individual judgment on how the extra charges should be worth…
Warranty adds cost.
Type of System adds cost.
OS is another cost.
…all that add up you should have a slight idea where does the addition of $?K goes to… and that should applies to the latest model.
a webOS 75" FALD Aiwa is now on sales @ $1.2K w/3yrs partial warranty. would you have high expectations from the system?
I just realize that the above mentioned “assessment/price-marking” only applies to 4K TVs which are mainstream. With 8K display competitors creeping in from China(although so far, it’s only TCL), i think sooner or later, the fight will be tough and the Koreans will loose to game.
A glance on the local market offer, the current competition falls on the 70inch SHARP vs 75inch TCL.
Since the resolution is 8K, double that of 4K, multiple by 2x shouldn’t be debatable, right?
70x2x2x10= 2800 for the SHARP
75x2x2**x15***= 4500 for the TCL
(*:4K, **:2x of resolution, ***:typical FALD backlight, ****:miniLED backlight)
one thing to take note of, the above references are just base on the basic key components with non-manufacturer specific “Proprietary PROCESSOR”.
So… on surface, SHARP had delivered it’s value. @ current offer of $2900 for their 70inch 8K TV, the $100 falls on their processor. Is that a big saving?
How about TCL? @ current offer of $3800, $700 savings may not get you a well recognized image processor, but isn’t that substantially 7x better than $100?
Anyway… what’s worthy, it’s going to be your choice.
in view of upcoming GST raise, and maturity of technology and competition from China, maybe it’s time we set a new benchmark reference for yr2023?
again, let’s use mainstream 65inch UHD TV as example and $2.50 drop on each backlight/lighting technology,
a 4K UHD typical LED TV would be $975(6527.5) without warranty and other stuffs such as complete OS and proprietary CPU/GPU processor.
a 4K UHD miniLED TV would be $1625(65212.5) without warranty as with above mentioned features.
a 4K UHD OLED TV would be $2275(65217.5) without warranty as with above mentioned features…
we’re often puzzled by how come a same model of TV can be priced so low when compared to other markets, especially the West, particularly America?
one thing i observed is that we don’t put much focus into hidden details behind their pricing… the warranty and shipping costs from place of origin.
anyway… for reference, i’ll use my TV, the HiSense 75E7H with free delivery, to compare with the market lowest make we can find, Aiwa 75inch webOS TV with delivery charge applies. both TVs do not come with QLED, but with standard 3yrs coverage that could be different.
HiSense gives full.
while AIWA gives partial, panel only covers for a year.
my 75E7H is priced @ $1600(USD$1143), while the Konka rebadged Aiwa is $1450(USD$1036).
*base on current X-rate of SGD$1.40 : USD$1.00
for $150 difference i get DELSEC- Dolby Entry Level Sensory Experience Configuration with DV and Virtual Atmos 2.0 as well as Google TV OS.
[CENTER]this is the latest addition/updated release from TCL.
@ first glance, some might say that “err… Yang… this is much more ex than what u suggested to expect how a “perfect” price should be”.
i wouldn’t deny the new number is “very prominently” high on the eyes… but if u had noticed, what i had suggested, were “base price” that don’t come in with addition of warranty protection that would last for 3yrs, or hardware advancements like VRR120hz and above, DELSET, as well as other feature enhancements as some of these are not easy to determine it’s worth.[/CENTER]
as we’re in the 3rd quarter of 2023, going towards the last quarter of the year where public transport cost is confirmed going up… i guess it’s time we should look into how do we judge a basic price of a product base on it’s specs rather than brand reputation that’s considerably optional?
i won’t share which site i got this screen cap from…
…to avoid “panic”/“excite” buy as this model is a 2021 product.
the price seems to hit some of the criteria i had pointed out with benefits of 3yrs coverage and mid-premium hardware.
however, i would suggest that miniLED buyers to go look around for other makers offerings to determine if their price is competitive enough for u to pull out ur card for transaction.
there could be better deals out there.