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Changhong Sledge Smart TV RRPs $649

Changhong Sledge Smart TV RRPs $649That’s for the 42″ LEDC5000 series TV. A 50″ 1080p LED TV is $899 and a 55″ is $1199. 

Changhong, which by the way means ‘Long Rainbow’, has priced its Full HD TVs below rival Chinese brand Hisense, and are now one of the most affordable Smart TV’s on the market. 

Like the new 65″, announced yesterday, these new Android Smart TVs boasts Changhong’s UC Pro Engine video processor engine’s which has tuning tools to reflect changes in dark and bright scenes. They are on sale now at Bing Lee, Leading Edge, and Betta to name but a few. 

The 1080p (1920×1080) Smart TVs have WiFi inbuilt, Google browser, apps, a slim ultra narrow bezel and a 100Hz Enhanced Motion Rate for less blur when watching movies or sports. 

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Changhong’s LEDC5000 series also boasts multiple ports: four HDMI ports, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections, VGA connector, USB recording and Smart ECO Plus energy-saving technology that promises increased panel life.

Building the Changhong product range is well underway, says Changhong GM sales marketing David Esler. More new electronics are to be rolled out in the near future. 

Although these Smart TVs are undoubtedly cheap, the quality compared to big names like Samsung, LG or Panasonic, is still questionable. 

Chinese TV brands are popular in their own country but not overseas, and the challenge facing them is to boost quality if they wish to increase global market share – not just rely on lower pricing, say analysts IHS.

RRP prices are $649 for the LED42 model, LED50 is $899 and LED55 is $1199.


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

Display: 1920×1080 Resolution, 50HZ Panel Refresh RatePicture: 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 2, 1 x USB 2.0, 0, AV Input, PC Audio In, SPDIF, VGA, Component Input

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