It all started when my mother in law (MIL) began watching The Crown at my sister in law's house, as she stays there on weekends and wanted to carry on watching when she got home. At first I recommended a Chromecast, but she wasn't very happy controlling it with her phone, which I had to agree with. I then explained what a Smart TV does, in spite of never having used one myself and she was completely sold. The only thing we needed to agree on was the size as she thought 32" was perhaps a little small. She already has a 32" LCD non-smart for the living room, so I suggested that if she were to buy a new one, it should be a little bigger as she wanted it for her bedroom, as many people here do.
A few weeks passed and on Tuesday a lady came for a new laptop set up which she'd bought in 50 credit card payments with a certain bank and I told Adri about this, who then relayed the info to her mum. Next day we zoomed over to Rodo at Unicenter and came away with a 43" Phillips Smart TV for $11,000 at 50 payments of $220, interest free.
Setting it up was a breeze and I particularly liked the remote with a qwerty keyboard on the back. Then I set her up with Netflix, sharing our account, all her favourite TV channels and she was happy as Larry when I left, which is always a heart warming feeling especially since she's 82 and lost her husband last year.
Anyway, when I got back home, the cogs began to turn and Adri and me agreed that, with inflation and the Dollar going the way they are, we ought to take a similar deal. So, two hours after buying the Phillips for MIL, I was back at Unicenter eyeing up an LG 43" UHD/4k Smart TV, gobsmacked at the picture quality and the Magic Remote which uses an on screen pointer. Within less than ten minutes I was walking out of Unicenter with another TV under my arm, this time at $15,000 and $290 per month, interest free. Everyone more or less agrees that that the monthly payments will be pretty insignificant this time next year, for the reasons stated above, but I'm still trying to figure out how the stores/banks handles these arrangements.
The size of the TV is just right; any larger and it wouldn't have fitted where we wanted it. In fact, I had to put a slab of glass on the TV cabinet because of the width.
I had been holding out against a Smart TV for ages, using the PC underneath, but I can now see how remarkable these gadgets are now. The picture is stunning and with more and more UHD content on Netflix becoming available, I'm delighted with it as the detail is incredible.
Later,I mentioned it to my daughter, who then told me she has a 58" Samsung UHD, which kind of floored me.