Tech Guide’s 2023 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 10: TVs and Soundbars
We’re up to Day 10 in Tech Guide’s popular 2023 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones .
Today we’re looking at TVs and related products like soundbars and projectors.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 10: TVs/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 10: TVs/4K
HISENSE MINI-LED X – $4999 (75-inch)
Hisense has made a breakthrough with its Mini LED X UXAU televisions that offer the larger screen sizes Australian customers are craving and with the audio and video quality to provide the ultimate experience.
The Hisense 75UXAU has a large central stand and a thin bezel around the stunning 4K screen as well as two speakers on the left and right edges.
Under the hood is the Mini-LED X technology which has introduced a whole new level of picture quality.
SAMSUNG S95C OLED TV – $9299
Samsung has expanded its line-up of OLED TVs which now make up part of its 2023 TV range and the centrepiece is the S95C 77-inch model.
On the design side, the Samsung OLED is a stunner with an edge to edge screen and a thickness of just 11.2mm top to bottom.
What helps keep the TV thin is the fact the Samsung OneConnect box is seperate and connects to the TV with a single cable and allows you to connect all your sources to the box rather than the TV.
SONY A90L LED TV 85-INCH – $4995
The new TVs are powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR which includes Clear Image Technology that reduces noise and enhances clarity while smoothing out the image when watching sport of action movies.
The Cognitive Processor XR also takes control of the local dimming zones so it can increase brightness and yet prevent excess blooming.
On the audio side, it pays to stick with Sony when considering a soundbar thanks to the Acoustic Centre Sync feature which leverages both the TV’s and soundbars speakers to work powerfully together.
LG OLED FLEX – $4,999
For the extra-techy gamers out there who want another level of adaptability in their screens, the LG OLED Flex has it all.
Boasting a bendable 42-inch OLED screen, that can go from completely flat to curved (900R) and 20 incremental settings in between, the LG OLED Flex is the leading innovation in the ultimate gaming experience.
Versatility abounds in the LG OLED Flex – whether leaning into work or a game, or watching a movie, users can adjust the height, tilt and even resize the picture on the screen from 42-inches to 32- and 27-inches.
JBL BAR 1300 – $1,599
JBL has kicked off the year with a bang with the release of its new flagship JBL Bar 1300 soundbar to bring cinema quality sound to your home viewing experience.
The JBL Bar 1300 offers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround and has detachable wireless rear speakers.
The 15 channel soundbar also has six-upfiring speakers and Harman’s Multibeam technology to surround you with sound.
When you’re ready to watch your movie, you detach the rear speakers from either side of the JBL Bar 1300 and place them at the back of the room.
These rear speakers have onboard rechargeable batteries that will run for up to four hours so no need to find a power point.
LG C3 OLED – $4,299
What better way to enjoy family time over the Christmas season than in front of a feel-good family film?
Delivering perfect blacks and the spectrum of life-like colour that LG OLED pixel technology is known for, the LG C3 will immerse the whole family in their favourite holiday flick.
The large screen sizes cater for comfortable shared viewing and thanks to LG webOS, it’s easier than ever to customise your favourite content – so everyone in the family can access their favourite streaming and apps.
LASER 2.1 CHANNEL DOLBY ATMOS SOUNDBAR – $199.95
Upgrade your entertainment system with Laser’s 2.1 Channel Soundbar. The speaker outputs Dolby Atmos sound for a true cinema like feel.
If you’re a gamer you’ll love the immersive audio that transports you into the heart of the action with fantastic clarity and depth.
With two speakers and two subwoofers, the speaker delivers crisp highs and deep lows. And the LED display on the front panel allows easy-to-control settings.
Available from Big W and Laserco.com.au
AMAZON FIRE TV STICK 4K Max – $119.00
Fire TV brings together the best of local and international entertainment, offering the ultimate 4K streaming experience for Aussies. No matter what TV you have, enjoy all your favourite Prime Video shows on Fire TV.
Stream more than 200,000 movies and TV episodes. Watch favourites from Netflix, BINGE, Stan, Disney+, Prime Video, and more, plus watch sport live and on-demand with Kayo Sports. Subscription fees may apply.
Use your voice to easily search and launch shows across multiple apps. Control your compatible TV, soundbar and receiver using dedicated power and volume buttons. Stream for free with SBS On Demand, 10 play, 7plus, YouTube and more. Plus watch live TV, news and sport.
CHROMECAST WITH GOOGLE TV – $59
Google has released a new Chromecast with Google TV – a more affordable version of the popular product they can turn your regular TV into a smart TV and place all the streaming apps at your fingertips.
This latest Chromecast with Google TV is high definition only and is priced at $59.
Tt has all the same features you’d come to expect from the Chromecast with Google TV including a dedicated dashboard to access apps and streaming services.
The product also comes with its own remote control that provides easy navigation of the system to access your content whether it’s the latest show or movie Netflix, YouTube, Google Play movies or Google Play Music.