No, it is true – Aldi’s 4K 65” Android TV is on sale for $699. It is a ripper but be quick because it is a special buy on Saturday 18 July so bring the station wagon, ute or van.
In real life, Aldi’s 4K 65” Android TV is a Bauhn ATV65UHDG-0620 and we have been able to have a quick look to see if it is a bargain – or not. We will publish a full review, coming soon.
You’ll notice that brand names like Hisense, Samsung, LG and Sony have entry-level models starting from around $1,295 that, in essence, have similar specs. What’s great here is that you can get the same features for around half the price.
Lets put Aldi’s 4K 65” Android TV under the microscope
Aldi owns the Bauhn brand, which is made by a quality assured manufacturer that also makes Polaroid, Linsar and Hitachi-branded products, so you can count on decent build quality.
As usual, we use FAIL, PASS and EXCEED against the review paradigms below for a $699 TV
Panel – PASS
4K 3840 x 2160, 16:9
60Hz refresh – standard
Edge-lit but supports HDR 250nits which is bright enough for the average Aussie loungeroom
Viewing angle 178°/178° (H/V)
Ports – PASS++
HDMI ARC. There is no version listed, but we suspect it is HDMI 2.0. But as it is not a Dolby Vision or Atmos TV, this is of little consequence unless you are using a Dolby Atmos capable soundbar.
HDMI 1, 2 and 3 – see above
Wi-Fi and LAN – no version given
Composite Audio/Video RCA (Yellow for video and Red/White for Left/Right stereo)
Component In (3.5mm jack that splits to Red/Blue/Green RCA)
MicroSD for playback only
USB 2.0 5V/.5A for PVR (record and playback) and software updates
Remote – PASS
Standard Bluetooth and IR remote good to about 5 metres