Kogan Agora Smart 4K TVs the cheapest in Australia; Built-in Personal Video Recorder records programs to hard drive or USB

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People watch 4K TV screens during a media preview at the Panasonic booth at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, September 4, 2013. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Kogan is offering Australia’s most affordable Smart 4K TVs. The company’s 49, 55 and 65-inch Agora Smart TVs are inexpensive Web-enabled 4K screens one can buy in Australia.

The pre-order prices for the Kogan Agora Smart 4K TVs are $429, $499 and $899 respectively for the sizes mentioned. The sets also have built-in Android apps such as Netflix.

Samsung and LG are known for producing high quality 4K screens. However, the Agora TVs have decent image qualities. The quality is somewhat similar to last-generation TV sets from Samsung and LG. Consumers can take advantage of these low prices from Kogan until Aug. 18. The TVs have built-in Personal Video Recorder that can record programs to the hard drive or USB.

Prices will jump a bit after that date. For those who are pre-ordering, the screens will be shipped by the end of August. Even though it is advisable to read the rights of return under Australian Consumer Law, there is no doubt that the Agora TVs are impressively cheap, even though some may find them a bit mediocre.

According to Gizmodo Australia, the TV sets come with a couple of caveats worth keeping in mind. Some apps may not work as the sets run on Android 5.1, not on the more up-to-date and feature-packed Android 7.0.

Sony and TCL TVs run on Android 7.0. Some may find the overall user experience a lot less refined in the case of the Kogan Angora Smart 4K TVs compared to the Smart TV interfaces offered by top manufacturers such as LG, Samsung and Hisense. However, a lot of 4K content these days is available on YouTube, Netflix and on 4K Ultra HD discs. Users will be able to enjoy such content in all its glory. Each Kogan Agora Smart 4K TVs have a 4K screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 with smart TV functionality.

“For over a decade we’ve been committed to making the latest technology more affordable. In 2007, this meant a 46” dumb thick LCD TV for $2999 which was the first time the $3000 barrier was broken for such a TV. Today, we’re launching a bigger, better, thinner Smart LED TV for $429. It’s a true sign of how far we’ve come and we’re honoured to be able to delight our customer base of over a million Aussies in this way,” Ruslan Kogan, Founder & CEO of Kogan, mentioned in a company statement.

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