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I tried to find xiaomi/realmi TV on tokopedia...almost hard to find...so my next two choices would be either Hisense or TCL. We'll see. TCL seems to be more popular though. I see A8 and A10 with not too much difference (except A8 has two remotes and A10 has one...but I've seen some reviews where stores only deliver A8 only with one remote, claiming it's TLC's policy.)

If you search 'Mi TV 55' and tick the purple tick box you will find over 50 listings for Xiaomi TVs. Prices seem to vary from 6.5jt - 8jt. See the image below :)
 

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Technically if the TV is already a smart TV, no need to use firestick or boxes anymore, no..since the TV is already 'smart'/android based..right?
I personally don't like that the TV tech will be out of date in a few years so prefer the tech I can attach. TV screen tech doesnt age as fast as the smart TV tech parts.
 

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If you search 'Mi TV 55' and tick the purple tick box you will find over 60 listings for Xiaomi TVs. Prices seem to vary from 6.5jt - 8jt. See the image below :)
Thanks! Seems that there are quite a few 55s...but when i typed 50...everything is on pre-order!
 

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I tried to find xiaomi/realmi TV on tokopedia...almost hard to find...so my next two choices would be either Hisense or TCL. We'll see. TCL seems to be more popular though. I see A8 and A10 with not too much difference (except A8 has two remotes and A10 has one...but I've seen some reviews where stores only deliver A8 only with one remote, claiming it's TLC's policy.)
Whatever you do, don't get a Samsung TV. I don't care what bells and whistles they have with SMART LED, 4K UHD, blah blah blah. Fact is, they have a serious issue with wi-fi connectivity.

Every couple of weeks I have to go into settings and reset the network, inputting my password to re-launch Netflix, Youtube, or HBO GO. It's a pain in the ass. My brother-in-law, who helped me set up a wi-fi expander, even told me his Samsung inexplicably has this issue. I'm getting an LG or Sony next.
 

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Whatever you do, don't get a Samsung TV. I don't care what bells and whistles they have with SMART LED, 4K UHD, blah blah blah. Fact is, they have a serious issue with wi-fi connectivity.

Every couple of weeks I have to go into settings and reset the network, inputting my password to re-launch Netflix, Youtube, or HBO GO. It's a pain in the ass. My brother-in-law, who helped me set up a wi-fi expander, even told me his Samsung inexplicably has this issue. I'm getting an LG or Sony next.
My LG has similar problems with wifi. If I use a wired connection there are no issues.
 

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Netflix is available in Indonesia now, I know because I have it- & yes I am that only person anyone knows who actually pays for N/f hahaha.
It can't have been hard to set up because I did it all by myself- shock , horror!
Lucky you , tried to connect but tells me not available in my area , south /east java .
 

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Whatever brand you get keep the backlight setting low . Had the backlights replaced twice in my LG led/lcd 42" in the 3 years I've had it . The last time a technician came to the house and serviced it and also had to replace the motherboard . They overheat easily if the backlight level is set to high in the settings menu and short out the backlights and IC's on the motherboard . Now have a small 100mm x 100mm fan mounted on the wall behind the vents to increase ventilation and keep it cool and keep the backlight setting on about 15-20 .
 

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Personally, I recommend Sony as a brand. They have a great upscaler processor. The smart TV feature is a Chromecast HD built in.

In the past we would select TVs by picture quality but the processor strength is a new consideration we need to take.
 

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Technically if the TV is already a smart TV, no need to use firestick or boxes anymore, no..since the TV is already 'smart'/android based..right?

Yes, that's correct.

I also have an older smart TV and I go crazy on how slow it is. Also it doesn't have all the apps (no HBO Go, Disney+ etc) and Netflix is in HD only (weird for a 4K TV).

So I got myself a Google Chromecast with Google TV dongle. It plugs straight into my slightly below average IQ TV and comes with a remote that controls both the Chromecast and the TV. Now I have a lot more apps than I know what to do with and I can take the Chromecast with me (it's very small) if I'm travelling to make any hotel TV a very smart one.
 

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I prefer a dedicated device since it may be worth upgrading every few years while the TV itself should easily last 10 years. Google TV for basics, Android (Xiaomi Mi Box) if you prefer Android products, or AppleTV if you have Apple products.
 

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I do enjoy LG and if you have issues the customer service in Jakarta is great. Samsung as well, I have a 55 inch OLED and I love it! and a 65 inch LG in the living room, Apple tv 4K for both rooms and first media for TV, most of the new TV's have 1GB LAN ports so CAT 7 to my router works great and 4K movies from apple TV don't buffer. For media I have a Synology NAS with 48TB of storage which is more than enough for TV and 4K movies. Just depends how you want to go about it.
 

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