Want a surprisingly affordable 4K TV on the Australian market? Go for Kogan’s new Agora 65 inch Ultra HD model

by on November 4, 2014

by Stephan Jukic – November 4, 2014

Somewhat lesser known electronics manufacturer Kogan has just recently launched a brand new and extremely affordable 4K ultra HD TV for the Australian market that comes with a very large 65-inch screen and costs just $1,599 dollars AU.

Consdiering the typical prices found with many 4K TV models, this is a very low cost option for consumers who want to test the waters of 4K display but have only a limited budget to splash down.

Best of all, the TV, despite its low price, comes with a very decent package of features. For starters, the screen size alone is a great selling feature, UHD sets with 65 inch screens that cost anywhere near $2,000 USD or less are very hard to come by. Furthermore, as we said, the features that come with the Kogan 65’ Agora 4K Smart 3D LED TV are not at all bad, at least on paper.

It features built-inWiFi, full Smart TV, 3D support and an integrated PVR. There are also three USB 3.0 ports, four HDMI outputs (no word on whether any of them are 2.0 or entirely 1.4 versions though) and an integrated TV tuner.

The LED panel on the Kogan comes with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a brightness level of 350cd/m2. There’s also a dynamic contrast ratio of 5000:1 and a 6.5 millisecond response time. Furthermore, it gives out a decent 120Hz refresh rate. These aren’t the very best specs you can find on sale, but for AU$1,599, they’re not entirely bad.

While the Kogan’s TV screen hasn’t yet been tested enough to give a sound opinion, other products from the same company have been known to perform a bit erratically, sometimes being claimed as having very decent picture performance and being described by other users as poor performers.

One thing that doesn’t inspire too much confidence is the built-in 12 month warranty that comes with the 65’ Agora. Given that this is a 4K TV set, it should at least be covered for 24 months even if it only costs AU$1,599.

Overall, consumers who want to try out 4K technology are probably better off steering clear of much smaller brands like Kogan and should either wait for name brand models of UHD sets to become cheaper or, if they really want a good deal for a very good price, go for something like a Vizio P-Series model 4K television.

The P-Series line includes a 65 inch model that costs only a little more than 2,300 USD and comes with the full high technology specifications and features found on the best 4K models from LG or Sony, TVs which cost several thousand dollars in the 65+ inch size range.

Vizio P-Series 4K TVs

For those looking for a more affordable 4K TV that really does offer quality, the new Vizio P-Series line is a superior option

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  • Felix
    April 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Kogan…. K O G A N… not kagan, as you have misspelled in several locations in this article.


  • Ian
    June 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Would a US TV (Vizio looks great) even work in Australia? Leaving aside the mains voltage thing, do they even broadcast the same system? And if they did, would any of the smart TV apps be coded regionally?


  • Steve
    February 12, 2017 at 12:41 am

    It would be great if you could get your hands on one of these tvs and do a proper road test on one, especially considering the price of them now.
    As they are only an online retailer, it makes it very hard to make an informed decision based on the reviews only shown on their own website. While they will not be the quality of an LG OLED tv, I would still like to know how they stack up next to TCL and others.


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