Its Baaack: Changhong 1080p 65" Android TV $1999

Written by Oonagh Reidy     27/08/2014 | 12:27 | Category: LCD

Chinese TV maker makes comeback with cut-price Full HD Led TV

Its Baaack: Changhong 1080p 65" Android TV $1999
Changhong has released its new 65" LED TV (LED65C5500i) for $1999.

Its one of several new TVs the brand is rolling out, also releasing 1080p TVs in 42" 50" and 55" sizes starting at just $649- $1199 and new refrigerators, in the coming weeks. Changhong also has a Curved TV '5K TV' up its sleeve, to be unveiled at IFA next month.

The 65 inch Android Smart TV (1920x1080), is the second only Android TV available in Australia - the other is sold by fellow Chinese brand, Hisense, whom has proved its mettle emerging as the 3rd most-sold TV in Australia. Philips, Sony and ASUS set to launch Android TVs soon. 

The 1080p LED TV carries a UC Pro Engine that boosts viewing by reflecting subtle changes in dark and bright scenes. It also has the Google smarts with internet browser, Android apps, USB Recording, 2 X 8 W sound system. The skinny TV has an ultra narrow bezel. 

Its also got a 100Hz panel to reduce blur - good if you're watching sport or action flicks. 

Connections include 4 X HDMI ports, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, VGA connector and 'ECO PLUS' energy saving technology that promises an extended panel life.  

The new Full HD TV will be sold in Betta, Bing Lee, Leading Edge, Joyce Mayne and Cambr, as well as independent stores. 

The Chinese brand is also about to enter another major Aussie retailer, which ChannelNews will be revealing in the coming days. 

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Although relatively unknowns in OZ, Changhong is the No. 3 TV maker globally and has over 80,000 employees.

Changhong's General manager sales marketing David Esler has been working hard behind the scenes to relaunch the brand here after management strife, and has brokered deals with "several" hotel chains also, CN has been told.  

"Our new 65" LEDTV delivers the promise of outstanding, quality viewing at an affordable price," he says. 

"This is the first release of our new range of TVs and we are introducing more of our new technology models over the next few months."  

Changhong offers a three-year warranty with every new TV.  Available nationally with RRP of $1999 and on sale now, the new Smart TV being sold online for as little as $1699. 


100HZ Panel Refresh Rate, UC Pro Engine, Android Smart, Smart Eco Plus, Edge Lit Display Technology, Ultra Narrow Bezel.

Display: 1920x1080 Resolution, 100HZ Panel Refresh Rate, Edge Lit Display Technology

Picture: Smart Backlight Adjustable, Dynamic Noise Reduction, Dynamic Skin Correction

Audio: Audio Output: 2 X 8 Watt, Auto Volume Control, 5 Sound Effects Preset

Terminals: HDMI x 4, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, AV Input, PC Audio In, SPDIF, VGA, Component Input

Functions: USB Recording, USB Multi Media, Clock/Sleep Timer, Teletext, Freeze Picture, EPG