Bauhn 65-iNch 4K Ul­tra HD TV De­liv­ers High-End Re­sults For Low-End Price

SmartHouse - - REVIEW | BAUHN - Writ­ten by Fer­gus Hal­l­i­day

En­ter ALDI’s new Bauhn 65-inch 4K Ul­tra High Def­i­ni­tion LCD LED TV.

The com­pany’s pre­vi­ous ef­forts have made waves among Aus­tralian con­sumers and this TV looks cer­tain to res­onate with an even wider au­di­ence, bring­ing 4K Ul­tra HD to the masses. It’s both big­ger and bet­ter than last year’s 55-inch TV and boasts an un­prece­dented pri­ce­point that’s go­ing to hit ALDI’s competitor­s where it hurts and send shock­waves through the en­tire in­dus­try.

Even when you eval­u­ate the Bauhn 65-inch on a tech­ni­cal level, ALDI are still com­ing out on top. The dis­play touts res­o­lu­tion of 3840 x 2160 pix­els and re­fresh rate of 60Hz and, con­sid­er­ing the price, those num­bers sell them­selves. It’s an in­cred­i­bly com­pre­hen­sive pack­age no mat­ter how or where you in­tend to set the TV up. The slim­line de­sign casts a dis­tin­guished sil­hou­ette. It is a nat­u­ral mag­net for at­ten­tion – and it de­serves to be.

For the unini­ti­ated, Ul­tra 4K af­fords spec­tac­u­lar im­age qual­ity. Edges look sharper, colours look brighter and en­vi­ron­ments more de­tailed. Upscaling is also sup­ported, lend­ing even older con­tent a re­newed sharp­ness and vigour.

Once you’ve seen 4K Ul­tra HD in ac­tion, it feels im­pos­si­ble to go back to tra­di­tional high-def­i­ni­tion con­tent. It’s a cliché but it’s true – and it ap­plies whether you’re look­ing to use the 65-inches of high­res­o­lu­tion dis­play for sports, cin­ema or video games.

The gift of choice is very much in your hands. For the sports fa­nat­ics and the se­ries ad­dicts Con­nect­ing the TV to a set top box like FetchTV or a Chrome­cast opens the gates to Net­flix and other stream­ing ser­vices – which are now of­fer­ing Ul­tra 4K Con­tent.

What’s more, this li­brary of con­tent is only go­ing to grow over time. While your ac­cess to it may be de­pen­dent on your in­ter­net speed, the over­all gains are well worth it.

It’s the con­tent you want to be watch­ing in 2016 – and you’re watch­ing it in the high­est pos­si­ble res­o­lu­tion. If you’re look­ing to sched­ule, time-shift or play­back record­ings – ALDI have you cov­ered too, pre­sum­ing you have a spare USB to store them on.

Most of the time Smart TVs just mean an­other ad­di­tional layer of func­tion­al­ity in be­tween you and Net­flix – and one that of­ten bumps up the price of the TV it­self by sev­eral hun­dred or thou­sand dol­lars. How­ever, even when the ad­di­tional cost of some­thing like a Chrome­cast or Ap­ple TV en­ters the equa­tion, the amount of money you’re sav­ing com­pared to a full-blown smart TV is stag­ger­ing.

Price-points are al­ways go­ing to mat­ter – but the way in which they mat­ter has shifted some­what with the leap for­ward to Ul­tra 4K. Any ad­di­tional bells, whis­tles and ad­di­tional tech­ni­cal in­vest­ments can only of­fer in­cre­men­tal improvemen­ts to 4K that aren’t eas­ily ex­plained, let alone seen – ex­cept when it comes to the price tag. The jump to 4K is easy to see, the im­pact of mo­tion smooth­ing isn’t. In short: ALDI are keep­ing to the fea­tures you ac­tu­ally want with this TV.

When it comes to buy­ing a TV, the big­gest factor of­ten isn’t size – it’s value. You want to know that what you’re buy­ing will still look im­pres­sive in five years time – and be­yond. ALDI are de­liv­er­ing both here. They’re of­fer­ing a cut­ting-edge tech that’s worth the money and a price-point that’s hard to ig­nore. You’re not just up­grad­ing your TV – you’re read­ily fu­ture­proof­ing it.

With more and more TV shows and movie stu­dios mov­ing to 4K Ul­tra HD, there’s never been a bet­ter time to jump on board and cross the thresh­old. It’s an in­vest­ment that sets a new stan­dard when it comes to value in home en­ter­tain­ment and you’d be fool­ish to pass on what ALDI are sell­ing here.

The Bauhn 65-inch is avail­able through ALDI for a price of $799.

High tech doesn’t have to mean high price. Once you’ve slipped across the thresh­old, from tra­di­tional high def­i­ni­tion video con­tent into 4K Ul­tra HD, it be­comes hard to un­der­state just how im­por­tant the price-point of a TV be­comes.

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