TV Purchase Thread

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  1. -Asshole-

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    Seems like TCL has replaced visio as the “cheap but good quality” tv option.
     
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  2. Pelican

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  3. webbi

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    Anyone purchased a refurbished tv before? One of my friends bought a 75 inch 2017 sony model and he loves it.
     
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  4. bigred77

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    I bought a refurbished TCL 32" for a bedroom, it went out in less than 6 months, but it was only $100
     
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  5. NilesIrish

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    Did the same for a tailgate tv. Still going strong.
     
  6. webbi

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    Yeah that's what I'm afraid of lol.. I guess warranty would protect it though..
     
  7. bigred77

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    yea, I think its just hit or miss on refurbs
    I've known lots of people who never had any issues with one, I think I am one of the only people I know who missed though
     
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  8. Pelican

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    I turned HDR on last night when watching Infinity War in 4K Blu-ray. Am I correct that it shouldn’t be turned on for the regular tv watching input? Thought the guy at the store was saying that cable doesn’t even have the capabilities or whatever.

    Edit: think I found my answer and will just leave it on all the time
     
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  9. houtex716

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    anyone had this TV before? looked at it at best buy and i'm hoping it's on sale during black friday. Best buy had it for $850 so it wasn't bad

     
  10. Sam Elliott

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  11. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    that's some good value, but the E series is missing some 'advanced' features that are found in M/P/P-Quantum Dot series. rtings.com can elaborate. I would say its a matter of choice/priority.

    For comparison (not sure if you have one around you) Fry's has the E65-E1 for $599 w/ code today.
     
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  12. Sam Elliott

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    I'm in SW Florida so no go on Fry's. Too bad Target doesnt have a price match Fry's otherwise i would go in and ask them to.
     
  13. NoNatty

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    Looking to upgrade my Vizio that is now a decade old. I would like to get something that will last awhile, and have kind of settled into the idea of LG OLED.

    Is there much of a difference between the B/C/E models?
     
  14. NDfanPSUgrad

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    Just bought a 120” projector screen from Amazon. Have a somewhat decent but older projector that I “borrowed” from work. Using it for an event my wife has planned but I am now intrigued and will probably go all out with figuring a sound system and a way to set this up outside.
     
  15. Pelican

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  16. Pharm

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    Is buydig repuatable?

    I want a 75 inch but not sure I need it
     
  17. Pelican

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    They are.
     
  18. Pharm

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    OK, so i just found out my TV i have now is 60 inch, so i think im leaning towards getting 2018 LG OLED 65 inch, great TV but also is a bit bigger.
     
  19. ButchCassidy

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    A 65inch Samsung OLED for $1400 seems like a steal. The TCL we just got was $1200.
     
  20. Pharm

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    The 55 is 1497 and the 65 is 2200
     
  21. Sam Elliott

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  22. PAHokie

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  23. Pharm

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    75 inch Samsung qled or 65 in lg oled

    Both are around 2k. It's a living room with a lot of natural light so kinda worried I wont get benefits of the oled
     
  24. oprostaj

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    OLED guys, is burn in a issue? Why am I seeing this pop up on random reviews? I game a bit and am terrified of spending $2000 to get burn in.

    Also, anybody with experience with Sony OLED? I see everyone plugging LG/Samsung. Got a off the truck deal for a 65" (XBR65A1E) for $2200.
     
  25. BobLoblaw

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    looking for a new tv for my living room. Looking for a 65 inch tv, room has lots of natural light. Most important will be use for live sports but will be used for pretty much all purposes. What should I look for? What specs are important. I have direcTV if service provider matters for 4K considerations or whatever. Not looking to get crazy with expenses, just a good value.
     
  26. ButchCassidy

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    i really like looking thru the rtings.com website, or whatever it is, and comparing everything. lots of different options you can choose to sort by, and a bunch of different models they've reviewed.
     
  27. devine

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  28. NilesIrish

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  30. devine

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    My god dude why did you have to kill me like this lol
     
  31. devine

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    Love my TCL in my bedroom. Thats why I like the brand. Just didn’t know what HZ is really
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    Lol we are really having fun here now.
     
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  35. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    HZ is refresh rate, generally the same as FPS....the amount of times per second the tv regenerates the image, more is better.

    60hz is standard, 120hz is great , and pro gamers look for 120+ as they need to see their images as fast as possible. I'm not aware of consumer screens above 240hz, and those are expensive.

    60 is just fine, and sports are not broadcast above 60 at this point. For gaming, anything greater than 60 will be advantageous, but for TV, movies and sports 60, gets the job done fine.

    This TV is marketed as 120hz, but in reality, the TV is 60hz. They use software "tricks" to claim that its 120. Note the "120hz effective" in the description? They even include their proprietary "CMI", meaning "clear motion index", their 'secret sauce' for making a 60hz panel look like its a 120hz panel.

    for $550, you'll be fine. Just get a warranty. devine
     
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    People like you are the reason I come to work every day as a tmb moderator. Thank you kind sir
     
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  37. NilesIrish

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    That TV is 120hz "effective" refresh. That's code for slightly better than 60hz. That said, it doesn't matter, HDR means more and most stuff is 24 frames/second. I would 100% buy that TV.
     
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  38. devine

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    Looks like it isn’t gonna fit on my tv stand. Ugh!
     
  39. NilesIrish

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    Hang that fucker.
     
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  40. devine

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    I don’t know how
     
  41. NilesIrish

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    This and some toggles (studs if you can find them) and you are done. Easy as hell.
     
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  42. GeneralPaton

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    Sorry if this has already been discussed but does anyone here have experience with curved tv’s? Looking at a pretty good deal on a Samsung curve but wanted to see how others feel about them.
     
  43. gilstein21

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    My dad has a 65 in curved Samsung. It’s in a pretty large room and it works in that setting just fine.
     
  44. AIP

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    2x4s and dry wall screws
     
  45. devine

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    No good super bowl deals yet?
     
  46. bigred77

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    Anybody have the Samsung one remote thing and like it?
     
  47. Daniel Ocean

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    I have two that came with my smart tv and I like it a lot. It controls just about all my media except my bedroom sound bar. It controls my apps on my Xbox one too which is cool.
     
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  48. Poetic

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    Is it worth getting the Q6 series Samsumg 4k at 65 inch over the Q8 or 9 at 55 inch?