2019 Amazon Prime Day - July 15-16th

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  1. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
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    I'm looking at the 77" A9G. Is it worth the extra $2k over the Z9F? There's also an A1E that's the same price.

    We watch TV (lots of sports), a little Netflix, and I play PS4 on it.

    Just looking for the best 70"+ while staying under like $10k.
     
  2. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    You are going big. I don't know the processors on those OLEDS very well, but I would imagine that is the main difference.
    If you can go 1 model year newer (F vs E) for the same price, then thats a no brainer, newer, longer support, etc.

    What is the source on your TV/sports? Cable box or something over the internet like Hulu/Sling/YouTubeTV?
     
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  3. prerecordedlive

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    Correct. No issues so far. We switched everything from Alexa to Google Assistant and found the latter to be a lot more intuitive and compatible. It helps that additional speakers and screens are a hell of a lot cheaper through Google’s platform.

    Google is obviously anti-Ring and Amazon, likewise, is anti-Nest so you gotta just pick a team if you want to go the DIY route.

    Also have the Nest doorbell and have enjoyed that. I set up a Ring doorbell for a few family members and find this to be on par with it. They’re just lacking the neighborhood watch aspect where Ring has the Neighbors app component.
     
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  4. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Would also like to hear your perspective on why Nest doesn't cut it toddzo
     
  5. dblplay1212

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    DirecTV box.

    I'm pretty dumb when it comes to this kind of stuff. I know I should buy a lesser TV and get a new one every few years but I've just never been that guy. I bought a top of the line Sony about 8 years ago. Can't remember what it was called. Above the Bravia before they started calling them Masters. Anyways that thing has been bulletproof. It's been on probably 90% of the last 8 years. I never turn it off. Dogs need a TV on during the day and rarely remember to turn it off at night. It goes weeks without being turns off.

    *edit, it's an XBR
     
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  6. FrankReynolds

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  7. FrankReynolds

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    Also looking for a Vacuum Sealer if anyone has seen any good deals
     
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  8. Nelson

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    B and C are negligibly different and these types of TVs don’t change enough year to year to worry about which year model. Panel tech is the key and OLED is king.

     
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  9. Odin

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    i bought the 27inch 1440 a couple years ago for 350 iirc. really great purchase. i had one set up next to the asus rog model thats the same shit and always thought the picture on the dell was much better.
     
  10. prerecordedlive

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    The main takeaway here is that nothing Nest-branded will be your hub anymore. By switching to Google Home Hub and Google Home Minis, I alleviated any concerns with this change, I’m fairly certain.

    I don’t need my Hue bulbs or Logitech Harmony Hub to be at the mercy of my thermostat. I have speakers that I can issue voice commands to for those products. There’s also a fairly extensive Google Home app on any mobile OS that you can force all of these things to talk to.
     
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  11. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Agreed - I bet the ROG is a capable monitor for anything gaming you throw at it.

    I have 2x Dell 27 inch 1440P side by side. Left is 'gaming' with 144hz/freesync and right screen is the U2719DC. Wonderful having that much screen area in the same resolution. I had been 1440 + 1080 for years.

    I just gave my wife my 2x old Dell 1200Ps for her home office. She says it's better than her work issued equipment. Those things are from 2012 and I don't see them failing anytime soon.
     
  12. Oranjello

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  13. toddzo

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    There is no hold temperature setting. People post all sorts of workarounds like turning off the schedule, turning off eco mode etc etc. but it doesn’t work consistently.

    If I set my temp to 70, I can’t make it hold 70. It’s the most basic feature, and nest won’t add it.

    I also had major problems when it was cold outside and I’d put it on heat. You could hear the furnace turning on for a few minutes, clicking and resetting, then just blowing the fan. Some people online blame it on the cwire and an old furnance, but I have the c wire and my furnance works just fine with the ecobee3.

    I installed the ecobee3, which has a hold setting, and had no issues turning on the heat when I actually wanted it to turn on.
     
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  14. Mix

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    Instantpot is $50 on Amazon now. Get it now because its going to go way up with the tariffs.
     
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  15. PAHokie

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    I’m seeing $60
     
  16. Mix

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    There is a $10 coupon on it, click it.
     
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  17. Bo Pelinis

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    Carted an RTIC cooler recently for shits and giggles and RTIC's website had a tariff surcharge for the purchase. Real good idea those tariffs take that Chinese!
     
  18. PAHokie

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    Oh yeah I’m an idiot.
     
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  19. Looking for a hot deal on some pants with a really short inseam.
     
  20. Zebbie

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    Noticed that too when I ordered some stuff from them the other day - thanks a lot, Drumpf
     
  21. Name P. Redacted

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    Within a year for me.
     
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  22. HoosDaMan

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    Some of those reviews regarding defects and failures have me waffling.
     
  23. Mix

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    I own one already, its amazing.
     
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  24. HoosDaMan

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    It’s your fault if I hate it.
     
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  25. Mix

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    You can throw frozen chicken breasts in and 15 minutes later have fall apart chicken completely cooked and delicious. I use it all the time. Got this one for work because its a better rice cooker than any of the expensive ones out there.
     
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  26. EdmondDantes

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    bought the stupid fucking instant pot on impulse.
     
  27. HoosDaMan

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    I assume it steams up vegetables and shrimp like a champ?
     
  28. ButchCassidy

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    Watch your mouth.
     
  29. ned's head

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  30. PAHokie

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    I bought one last night, been considering getting one for most of the year. Couldn’t say no at $50.
     
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  31. southlick

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  32. ned's head

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    You found the outdoor xt2 for $50?
     
  33. PAHokie

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    Sorry that was in reference to the instapot
     
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  34. Bishop

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  35. Bruce Wayne

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  36. :heythere:
     
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  37. ButchCassidy

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    Facebook Portal gonna be on sale on Prime Day, might get one. Fiance facetime/facebook chat with her mom and sister every weekend. Her sister has one and they're pretty cool.
     
  38. Fusiontegra

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    Finally pulling the trigger on upgrading my OG Alexa with an Echo Show.
     
  39. texasraider

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    RIP
     
  40. Zebbie

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  41. Realtree Buck

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    Since everyone else is looking for a robot vacuum, any recs on one that works best for upstairs that won’t fall down the stairs?
     
  42. Wallcoq

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    Have to look in the description very closely. You’ll want an upstairs only model. If you get the downstairs model and use it upstairs it won’t turn out well.
     
  43. Well Amazon device deals have already started. Said fuck it and got a Fire Stick for $15.
     
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  44. Redav

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Needed a new one
     
  45. southlick

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    Officially starts in 7 hours!
     
  46. devine

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    Any deals on airpods
     
  47. romanoff

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    The C8 is currently $2,100 on Amazon. I’d recommend that
     
  48. Lawnole23

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    I’m looking for a Nest Hello, indoor camera and outdoor camera.

    The Hello I see for $189 but that seems to be the same price everywhere.
     
  49. Realtree Buck

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    With or without charging station?
     
  50. devine

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    I don’t know
     
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