TV Purchase Thread

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  1. CF3234

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    TCL is Always the answer for mid range tv’s
     
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  2. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Just bought a 32” one to have in guest room and to take outside to watch on the deck when the weather is nice this football season
     
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  3. Nashville Knight

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    The 65 inch LG C1 is down to $1799 at Costco/Amazon. The CX is still $1949.

    What are the differences and which is better? I've been tracking the C1 for a while now and this is a good price, almost good enough the pull the trigger and purchase for the living room.

    I currently have a 2013 60inch Vizio M series so anything will look better than it.
     
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  4. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I don’t know the difference but I know the CX is like the best of the best if I’m not mistaken.
     
  5. Name P. Redacted

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    I just fucking bought the C1 for like $250 more. Time to message Amazon god damn.
     
  6. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    The LG C1 OLED replaces the LG CX OLED, and overall they're very similar TVs. The biggest differences are that the C1 comes in a larger 83 inch variant, has the newest version of webOS, and includes new 'Game Optimizer' settings, including an input lag boost that reduces input lag by a few milliseconds. Our unit of the C1 has poor out-of-the-box color accuracy and lower brightness compared to the CX, but this could just be due to panel variation. All things considered, if none of the minor additions are essential to you, the CX may offer a slightly better value.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/lg-cx-oled-vs-lg-c1-oled/10619/21421?usage=11&threshold=0.10
     
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  7. TC

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    Kopped the TCL 4 series in 55" over the weekend. Why does this white light on the front stay on all the time?
     
  8. Eathan Edwards

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    I've had two Panasonics (college and first apt.), a JVC for a sportsbar, an Epson & a Sony for apts. I've never had a bad experience with any of them aside from having to buy blackout curtains and daylight screens - but that was mainly back when it was extremely cost prohibitive to get the lumens needed to get a good picture with a lamp on near the room.

    This is a great bang-for-buck projector if you haven't had much experience with them before:



    There are some good BenQ options that don't break the bank as well.

    What's your ambient light situation for the room and how big of a picture are you shooting for?

    This looks like a pretty solid resource worth reading as well with a lot of options:

    https://www.amazon.com/ospublishing...-49d7-abd8-64c46d832266&cv_ct_cx=4k+projector
     
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  9. Eathan Edwards

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    Anyone have an outdoor TV they're happy with?

    Any recommendations for a 65 or bigger for a rooftop patio that shouldn't get much rain but will inevitably get wet at some point appreciated.
     
  10. IvanTheTerrible

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    Thoughts on the Sony 75" X81CH and the A80CJ Series? Costco is currently running a deal on both.
     
  11. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Prices? I know their website is often worse than in store pricing....

    Price aside, the J is one model year newer than H and presents some good updates over the prior year H model.
     
  12. CF3234

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    SunBrite is the best outdoor TV on the market, but it's massively overpriced.

    Assuming the TV will have some kind of protection from the rain, you are better off buying a cheap TCL and just replacing it when it dies in a year or 2.
     
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  13. Nashville Knight

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    I second this. I bought a $400 58” Vizio last fall from Costco for my covered porch tv cabinet. Probably would have went even cheaper if it was not covered and exposed to weather.
     

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  15. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I'm not familiar with LG's QLED or LED models to compare them to the first tv but the 810 series from Sony will be missing some high end features. If you are just trying to go big and not spend to much, that's a great option. Certain gaming and color features will be missing though. its a "midrange" model.

    For the 2 TVs on the right, the LG corresponding TV is better, and is priced the same. The LG C1, which is the current TV king.
     
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  16. SpartanGA

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    Waiting for 2022. Will buy LG G1. Love the gallery look.
     
  17. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    For those asking about outdoor tvs, I have not done this but it should work, take a can of this or something similar:



    Take the plastic shielding off the back of the tv and spray the PCB with it. Should make it last longer, and easy to do, but no guarantees.
     
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  18. Hoss Bonaventure

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    So I’m about to pull the trigger (finally) on the LG CX over the Samsung Qled. I’m nervous because I’ve always had such good luck with Samsung and never had a LG
     
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  19. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’m really weird when it comes to electronic purchases and I always want the best at the time because that way at least as the tech progresses, at least I have still have a good purchase.
     
  20. CF3234

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    You can’t go wrong with either.
     
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  21. romanoff

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    Why not the C1? CX is the 2020 model, and C1 is the 2021 model. 65 inch C1 is on sale for $1,799.99 on Best Buy right now
     
  22. Hoss Bonaventure

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    That’s it. That’s the one we looking at Best Buy. Literally exact one. Going to wait on mounting and everything. Anyone ever had Geek Squad calibrate their tv?
     
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  23. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Also any HDMI cable recommendations? Running a PS4 (fuck you Sony) through it.
     
  24. bigred77

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    I switched from an older Samsung to a new LG a year ago or so and was impressed
    I also put a new small Samsung in a guest room recently and I prefer the LG interfaces a lot more
     
  25. bigred77

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    If you don't get the gold plated monster cables you probably won't even be able to see the picture
     
  26. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Have a 45” Samsung right now and just bought a little tcl for guest room/outdoor but need a 65” for our wall area. We just move the tcl outside to the table for weekends. I watch it while at work during the week.
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  27. CF3234

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    Calibration is easy as fuck. Rtngs.com will walk you through it
     
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  28. Hoss Bonaventure

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    That looks like spam
     
  29. CF3234

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    It’s not.
     
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  31. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    You don't need to pay to calibrate your TV unless you're going for a $10k ish home theater room/setting.

    Ditto on Rtings.com for trying other setting modes.
     
  32. Hoss Bonaventure

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    The rtngs and rtings are way different sites.
     
  33. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Link?
     
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  36. bigred77

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    Lol
    I was just kidding about the monster cable thing
    Just get the ones off Amazon for like $10
     
  37. CF3234

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  38. SpartanGA

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    Waiting to pull trigger on LG 65 G1. Want the flush gallery style over my mantle in new house.
     
  39. RalfBully

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    Is that Samsung Frame TV good?
     
  40. infected donkey

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    Hdmi cables don’t matter for the most part. As long as its hdmi 2.0+ you’ll be fine. I buy from here as they are typically cheap in price but also have good quality shit.
    https://www.monoprice.com/category/cables/hdmi-cables/hdmi-cables
     
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    Will second monoprice
     
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  42. Name P. Redacted

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    From what I’ve read, no. It’s a gimmick.
     
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  43. Name P. Redacted

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    I need to fix something on my LG C1 because when I was watching OSU/UT the shadows were much too dark IMO. Tv was on “vivid” as well.
     
  44. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I'm not a pro, but I believe vivid is the picture mode/setting that is *most* far removed from the original image...vivid cranks up the brightness (and possibly other color settings like saturation etc.) to crazy levels, I would not recommend it unless your tv is in direct sunlight with huge glare etc.

    Edit: Also Fox was shooting that game in 4k with different production that normal. I have no reason to think anything was wrong, but it wasn't the regular broadcast production. Add in mid-day game with harsh lighting and strong shadows to boot.
     
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  45. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    You're paying for a nice slim package with the Frame, not for a great tv panel.

    There are better tvs for the money, but if you really want that minimalist/non-tv look, it's fine.
     
  46. Name P. Redacted

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    Maybe it was the source, who knows. It looked like the black players were wearing tinted visors.
     
  47. RalfBully

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    What will the difference in quality be? Havent bought a TV in like 8 years and just starting to do research. Still watching an old Panasonic Plasma rightnow
     
  48. lunchbox

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    LG C1 I have, very beautiful, only the best
     
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  49. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    OTOH
    • I believe the smallest model is actually 1080p instead of 4k, thats a big one.
    • the panel, again otoh, is a 60hz screen instead of 120hz, so the same "speed" as the last 15 years of flat screen tvs. 120hz is better for sports and for gaming specifically. Though it has no benefit to blu ray, however.
    • If you are planning to use it with the xbox series x or the playstation 5, or their successors - the TV will not support many of those features.
    • The panel is not OLED.
    If you are looking for a true successor to the god tier plasmas, go OLED, specifically LG C1, or G1 if you wanted to buy an OLED in a "The Frame" style form factor.
    If your SO doesn't want a big tv/wants you to go smaller, go The Frame.

    TLDR, the Frame cut too many corners to make sense for most people who are serious about having a nice tv.
     
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  50. RalfBully

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    Appreciate it. Not a gamer anymore, but Covid almost brought me back and been thinking about it since. Sounds like LG C1 or G1 is the one for me. It's going to go in a room with all floor to ceiling windows. Currently my Plasma is a terrible choice until the suns down. Any issues with the OLED on that? Probably looking at a 65" or so if tht helps