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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  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.
     
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  18. 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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  19. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    why is optical audio a deal breaker?
     
  20. 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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  21. Baron

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    What's the TMB tv mount of choice these days?
     
  22. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    Any good labor day sales on the horizon?
     
  23. PAHokie

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    I have two of these installed.

    Mount-It! Articulating TV Wall...
     
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  25. droc

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    Generally one of the better values for the money, in my research. Ended up with a 55 on my end. Historically you need to immediately look for vertical banding issues on light (white) backgrounds to make sure you didn't end up with a bad panel, but from what I gather TCL has tightened up QC of late on that front. There used to be some complaints about DSE as well but I don't believe that is a widespread issue any longer either.

    My set was fine upon receipt (Best Buy R615 spec). Been very happy with 4k HDR content ripped from Blu-ray for Plex playback - colors pop well.

    We'll see about longevity - the last real question for me. Never had a TCL unit prior to this one.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/6-series-r617-2018
     
  26. Name P. Redacted

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  27. -Asshole-

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  28. CUgator

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  29. Baron

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    Anyone have either of these? Trying to determine if the 6 series is worth the extra $400 or not.
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  30. CUgator

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    It is if it’s going to be your main tv. If it’s not, I’d probably pass.
     
  31. Baron

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    Yea it will be our main TV. Is there something better for the price (or less), I do like the Roku functionality built-in though? I'm somewhat illiterate when it comes to TVs. Do you have the 6 series?
     
  32. CUgator

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  33. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    here's my TV spiel.

    the 'smart'/OS part of the TVs are in their infancy, relatively speaking - and all mainline tvs in the US nowadays have an OS, no one really sells dumb tvs. The image quality will stay the same but the OS might slow down, just like your phone does over time.

    I have never owned a TCL or used roku, but I have had other OS/smart tv systems. Roku seems fine. You want a capable processor to handle both simple tasks (switch inputs) and then advanced tasks like running apps that play video in 4k/hdr etc, receive voice input, etc . For that reason, I would pay the extra money for the 6 series.

    Android TV has a poor reputation because the main manufacturer (Sony) put cut-rate processors in their TVs for a long time, with the 2019 models being the first model year with a good one. Only now can I recommend those.

    The elephant in the room is pushing the apps and stuff to a external box like apple tv, xbox, roku, chromecast,etc - but you cannot ignore the smart part of the tv since every manufacturer includes one.

    TLDR - OK to go with budget tv for back up/kids room/etc tv but do it right for the main tv.
     
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  34. -Asshole-

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    I love the tcl tvs that I recently purchased. They are 4 series i think.

    Also I just purchased the roku remote for iPhone and I’m very impressed. It was a $1.99.


    I agree with everyone saying spend extra money if it’s your main tv.
     
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  35. Baron

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    Can 75" be too big you guys think? I have a 55" right now in the room it'd be going. 65" would be pretty damn big too, right?
     
  36. -Asshole-

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    I don’t think you can go too big.

    If you’re concerned you can take painters tape and layout the footprint of the tv on your wall.
     
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  37. Baron

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    I don't either, but wife.
     
  38. toddzo

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    It’s not too big
     
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  39. pianoman

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    How big of a room is it?
     
  40. -Asshole-

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    Just tell her to trust you.
     
  41. CUgator

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    After having the 65 I wish I went with a 75, but the 75 inch 6 series wasn’t out yet. My wife also would have bitched about it.
     
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  42. Baron

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    Honestly I don't know, I'd have to measure it.
     
  43. theriner69er

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    Yes, it can be too big (that's what she said). The size of the display is proportional to the viewing distances. The farthest viewer determines the minimum size of the display and the closest viewer determines the maximum size.

    The nearest viewer should be no closer than the width of the display. A 75" monitor is 65" wide, so the closest viewer should be no closer than 65", or about 5.5' from the monitor. If you know your distance to closet viewer, use that to figure out your max screen size.

    The min height of the image is determined by dividing the distance to the farthest viewer by 6. If your farthest viewer is 15' away, 15/6 = 2.5' or 30" image height. A 60" monitor is 30"H. Plug in your numbers.

    In order to "need" a 75" monitor, your farthest viewer should, in theory, be 19' away. (19/6 = 3.16' or 38", a 75" monitor is 36.8"H)

    THX has some slightly different recommendations, but those are typically for projection screens. Basically the closest viewer is no closer than 2X the image height and the farthest viewer is no farther than 4X the image height. For a 75" monitor that puts the closest viewer at 6' and the farthest viewer at 12'. 2.4X the image height is the ideal viewing distance, so for a 75" monitor that's about 7.5' away.
     
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  44. Baron

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    God bless her.
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  45. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  46. ButchCassidy

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    I made the mistake of hanging our TV too high (IMO), and don't feel like messing with it to lower it. #1stworldproblems
     
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  47. Baron

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    My closest seat is like 8.5’ from where the tv will be, I should be fine with a 75 I would think.
     
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  48. Baron

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    I guess my next question is... if I'm spending $1300 on a TV, is this my best bang for the buck or are there better ones at that price?
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