TV Purchase Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Joe Louis, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Nelson

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  2. Baron

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    Why the hell is the jump from 65" to 70" such a significant price jump? Yea, it's bigger, but I don't get it.
     
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  3. Nelson

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    Every extra inch of tv it becomes exponentially harder to get the pixels right. Higher chance of deadly pixels. Plus there’s less demand so they don’t benefit from economies of scale of building higher quantity.
     
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  4. Baron

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    So is the “go to” deck/patio tv TCL Roku?
     
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  5. NilesIrish

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    Yes, I have two "traveling" tvs for tailgating the deck whatever and both are TCL Rokus. The underrated thing about them imo is that they have notably strong tuners so even off internet you can get (here) all the major networks without blocking, and someplace like Chicago I pulled in like 70 OTA channels at a tailgate.
     
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  6. ButchCassidy

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    Don't you still require an antenna? My TCL is connected to the wifi, but I don't get any local channels without the use of an indoor antenna.
     
  7. NilesIrish

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    Yeah I have antennas that travel with them. I bought like a 5 pack of them on amazon for cheap
     
  8. Baron

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    Do people like TCLs for in the house too? Thinking about going 65 or 75" in the living room. We just cut the cord so having the Roku built-in for YouTube TV is nice.
     
  9. ButchCassidy

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    I have the 65" 6-series and really like it, but I'm no TV expert.
     
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  10. ButchCassidy

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    Does being connected to the internet somehow help the signal? I just purchased a 60mile antenna because I can't seem to get Fox to work on any of the others I've bought. (live in the country, about 20-30 miles from Columbus, no clue where Fox tower is located)
     
  11. CUgator

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    I have a 65 inch 6 series. There are clearly better TV’s out there, but it’s the best bang for the buck.
     
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  12. Baron

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    Yeah, the 65" 4 series is quite the deal, but the deal breaker for me on that is no optical audio.
     
  13. NilesIrish

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    Mine live as a third tv in the basement and in my kids room in the winter and they are great. they are only 32's for travel reasons but from what I can tell they are not that much "worse" than my higher end tvs

    All about placement and the structure of the house. Internet has nothing to do with it. There is a website that will show where you stations broadcast from and how far etc. They all do not use the same power to transmit I have issues with Fox too I think they don't have the "juice" the 3 bigs do.
     
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  14. NilesIrish

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  15. ButchCassidy

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  16. NilesIrish

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    It often doesn't make sense I actually have a hole from inside to out for speaker wires that I need to knock out so I can put a permanent outside antenna out to serve my basement tv. the one in my kids room does fine indoors.
     
  17. Baron

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    Proud member of the 43” TCL Roku TV club. $229.99 at Best Buy can’t be beat. :smug:

    And 4K.
     
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  18. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    why is optical audio a deal breaker?
     
  19. NilesIrish

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    Likely a soundbar with optical in, I have one as well, thank god everything else I have is HDMI
     
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