TV Purchase Thread

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

  1. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksDemocrat

    Vivid cranks the contrast way up, with oled that means dark stuff is super dark. Switch over to one of the cinema modes and see if it’s better.
     
    Name P. Redacted likes this.
  2. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksDemocrat

    You might be the rare case where qled is the better option, they are a good bit brighter and handle bright rooms better.,
     
  3. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
    Donor TMB OG
    Texas LonghornsManchester United

    OLED is not as bright as LED, so keep that in mind... Your individually room and the direction and amount of light should likely factor into your final decision based on what you shared.

    You can always return the OLED right away if it doesn't work, or experiment with an additional curtain or consider changing them.
     
  4. RalfBully

    RalfBully #21
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Michigan State SpartansDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsTiger WoodsDetroit TigersSneakers

    What are the best options for an LED then? Also, any tricks to hanging these bitches and what do i need to be able to hide my cable box and shit?
     
    #2204 RalfBully, Oct 18, 2021
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  5. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsMississippi Rebels

    Pretty much what I was going to say - have a friend who has the 75" in their apartment and it is pretty dope that you don't know it's a tv until it's on but that's basically what you're paying for.

    TV looks great from my limited watching experiences there. Honestly would consider getting one if it made sense for my place.
     
  6. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
    Donor TMB OG
    Texas LonghornsManchester United

    I would still recommend C1 or G1, but if you want to go LED, this is the best source to determine/rank.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/65-inch
     
  7. orangebl00d

    orangebl00d Six foot two and rude as hell
    Donor
    California Golden BearsTennessee VolunteersGolden State WarriorsGrateful Dead

    fwiw I picked up a c1 OLED from the Costco's a few weeks back and it's the best picture I've ever had on a tele. I usually use the 'vivid' mode and have no issues with black level. there are additional configs to make as mentioned itt. rtings also has calibration settings. I messed around with them, but decided I liked the preset vivid setting best.
     
  8. KeepingItRealSince1853

    KeepingItRealSince1853 We're Not Cocky, We're Honestly Just That Good
    Donor
    Florida GatorsMiami DolphinsChelsea

    Got the Sony A80J on sale from Costco a couple weeks ago, need to do the rtings tweaks, but so far so good
     
  9. Nashville Knight

    Nashville Knight Logistics
    Donor
    UCF KnightsTampa Bay BuccaneersTampa Bay LightningNashville Predators

    Same here. Upgraded from a 2013 Vizio M series LED.

    I bought the new Sonos Arc earlier this year to go with the sub and back speakers and was missing out on Dolby Atmos with the old TV. I highly recommend anyone who has a new TV that can handle Dolby Atmos to go out and purchase a sound system that has it. It is amazing.
     
    SpartanGA and Ty Webb like this.
  10. Gustavo Fring

    Gustavo Fring Shock the world.
    Donor
    Michigan WolverinesDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red WingsDetroit TigersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    May be joining this thread shortly. Had noticed some random dark spots recently on my Samsung and finally did a test with a white screen. :ohdear:

    I assume the back light is failing?
     

    Attached Files:

  11. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Tulane Green WaveLSU TigersSeattle SeahawksPortland TimbersLiverpool

    My living room gets a ton of light (Five huge windows around where I want to put my TV). Do you think I should go with QLED considering my situation?
     
  12. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksDemocrat

    Qled is about twice the nits compared to oled so I would certainly consider it.
     
  13. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsMississippi Rebels

    upload_2021-11-2_12-23-30.jpeg

    Love at first sight.
     
    HoosDaMan, Doc Louis and bigred77 like this.
  14. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
    Donor TMB OG
    Texas LonghornsManchester United

    it really does look nice. post pics.
     
    RalfBully likes this.
  15. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsMississippi Rebels

    Doesn’t get framed and mounted until Thursday so it’s basically a photo of a mirror.


    upload_2021-11-2_13-8-54.jpeg
     
    bigred77 likes this.
  16. rcragg82

    rcragg82 Well-Known Member
    Donor

    We have this TV for about a year. We went with the white trim but I believe you can swap that out. My wife did get the $4.99/month art membership and swaps those out every couple of weeks though you can easily get around it if you want to manually upload images. A friend of ours gets theirs from Etsy I guess.
     
    Eathan Edwards likes this.
  17. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsMississippi Rebels

    3 months free of the artwork service with the purchase so I'll see how that goes - will see how easy it is to upload stuff once fully installed.
     
  18. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Tulane Green WaveLSU TigersSeattle SeahawksPortland TimbersLiverpool

    Made the move and got the LG OLED '55 at Costco yesterday. Any suggestions on what apps I should download and settings I should do?
     
  19. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsChelseaAtlanta United

    You can start at RTings for picture settings but also go with what you like.
     
    RalfBully and IvanTheTerrible like this.
  20. orangebl00d

    orangebl00d Six foot two and rude as hell
    Donor
    California Golden BearsTennessee VolunteersGolden State WarriorsGrateful Dead

    Congrats. It’s an awesome tv for sure.

    I tried these settings from rtings.com, but ended up just using the “vivid” preset setting. Didn’t change anything else. Looked better imo but ymmv

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c1-oled/settings
     
    steamengine and IvanTheTerrible like this.
  21. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Tulane Green WaveLSU TigersSeattle SeahawksPortland TimbersLiverpool

    I'm happy so far. The '55 is perfect for my living room setup. I'm tempted to watch DUNE on this tv instead of going to the theater. Friendly heads, the Costco $100 streaming can only be used for Paramount+, Showtime, SlingTV, Google Play Store, or XBOX.
     
  22. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Well at least you can watch Paramount+
     
  23. RalfBully

    RalfBully #21
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Michigan State SpartansDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsTiger WoodsDetroit TigersSneakers

    Any idea when sales will start kicking in on TVs/black friday?

    Have that really bright room in a high rise with floor to ceiling windows, but still thinking about an OLED. Dont game. Think I have it narrowed down to:

    LG OLED65C1
    LG OLED65G1 (really like the flush to the wall look)
    Sony XR-65A90J
    Samsung QN6590
     
  24. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsChelseaAtlanta United

    Slickdeals will pick up on 99% of sales. You can create a email notification when any words or phrases are posted to the forum and they’ll email you. I did that when I got my 65” C9 and it saved me a lot of time and a little bit of money.
     
    Dump, RalfBully and Hoss Bonaventure like this.
  25. SpartanGA

    SpartanGA Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    some have started with guaranteed prices. Like Best Buy

    I’m getting the 65 G1
     
  26. BuckeyeRiot

    BuckeyeRiot Team Nicki
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesBoston Red SoxPhiladelphia EaglesKent State Golden FlashesCleveland Cavaliers

    Buying the LG C1 this week. I know a guy who knows a guy.

    [​IMG]
     
    #2226 BuckeyeRiot, Nov 10, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2021
    a.tramp, jplaYa, Doc Louis and 8 others like this.
  27. boozerbuck

    boozerbuck Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Grabbed this off of OfferUp 2 days ago. Love it so far

    upload_2021-11-10_23-13-45.png
     
    Ty Webb and bigred77 like this.
  28. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
    Donor
    South Carolina GamecocksCarolina PanthersCarolina Hurricanes

    Sometimes I miss the feeling of sitting close to the tv. It feels further away with today's style of always having it mounted up at mantle level
     
  29. backinblack23

    backinblack23 Bang Biscut
    Donor
    Iowa HawkeyesChicago CubsChicago BullsDallas Cowboys

    By a bigger TV
     
  30. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
    Donor
    South Carolina GamecocksCarolina PanthersCarolina Hurricanes

    55 is literally all that would fit without demolition/construction. It's like a cutout situation. But yeah I hear you. 55 seemed big til it was across the room and up above eye level
     
  31. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsMississippi Rebels

    My couch to the TV is 12.5 feet and the 75" is perfect - for who was asking about what was potentially too big for a living room, etc.

    I do think the 85" would have been pretty obnoxious for the room though.
     
    Han Solo likes this.
  32. RalfBully

    RalfBully #21
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Michigan State SpartansDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsTiger WoodsDetroit TigersSneakers

    the back of my couch would be 11’ away from the wall the TV is on. Think that 75” would be good there? Also you like your frame? If I go up to 75” I probably am going to go cheaper than the LG G1
     
  33. RalfBully

    RalfBully #21
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Michigan State SpartansDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsTiger WoodsDetroit TigersSneakers

    So the Geek Squad just came to mount my new Frame TV and they said this optical cable can’t go behind the wall because it is so fragile and I have to be a special cord through Samsung that’s like another $250. Wtf? Who would ever want it like this? Anyone know if I can just use this cord to put behind the wall?

    (don’t mind the mess. just going thru a renovation)

    7666EECD-B0E6-4B3C-9553-4CC83B9B82FE.jpeg
     
    bigred77 and Han Solo like this.
  34. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    Braided optical cables are like $20
     
    ramszoolander and NilesIrish like this.
  35. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksDemocrat

    What’s its function? I assume anything an optical can do an hdmi is probably already doing.
     
  36. SpartanGA

    SpartanGA Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    They are idiots. It’s an optical cable. Run one yourself.
     
    -Asshole- and Doc Louis like this.
  37. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
    Donor TMB OG
    Miami HurricanesMiami MarlinsMiami DolphinsFlorida PanthersTiger WoodsInter Miami CFGame of ThronesMiami Heat

    That’s a one connect cable. Just use the regular one that came with the TV assuming it is long enough.
     
    NilesIrish and RalfBully like this.
  38. ramszoolander

    ramszoolander Known for Buns
    Donor
    West Virginia MountaineersBirmingham Legion

    I don't have a braided optical cable, but the black plastic one I have is probably the most substantial (incl HDMI etc.) cable out of the back of my TV. They are dumb.
     
    RalfBully likes this.
  39. Det. Frank Bullitt

    Det. Frank Bullitt God Bless Texas
    Donor TMB OG
    Texas LonghornsManchester United

    this seems pretty dang good h/t to newegg

    upload_2021-12-1_17-39-55.png
     
    Irish226 likes this.
  40. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Looking to get a new TV now that mine's performance is staying to fade, looking to stay around 55-65" size

    What is the difference between the LG c1 series and LG Nano85 series?
     
  41. orangebl00d

    orangebl00d Six foot two and rude as hell
    Donor
    California Golden BearsTennessee VolunteersGolden State WarriorsGrateful Dead

    C1 is OLED
    Nano is LED
     
    Doc Louis likes this.
  42. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Are there any other benefits to OLED other than it's a possibly higher contrast picture?
     
    Irish226 likes this.
  43. gilstein21

    gilstein21 Tight Rip 26 Seal Right
    Auburn TigersSt. Louis CardinalsGreen Bay PackersWyoming Cowboys

    It’s the best.
     
    Irish226 and jplaYa like this.
  44. SpartanGA

    SpartanGA Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    TV Sex
     
    Doc Louis likes this.
  45. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsChelseaAtlanta United

    Been watching Wheel of Time in 4K on my 65” C9. It’s unreal. Breathtaking at times. Worth the money
     
    Bankz and Charlie Conway like this.
  46. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    My C1 OLED has thoroughly impressed me. Feels unreal when it shows like an all black loading screen and I literally can’t see the screen in my unlit basement at night.
     
    Doc Louis and Cocks13 like this.
  47. BuckeyeRiot

    BuckeyeRiot Team Nicki
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesBoston Red SoxPhiladelphia EaglesKent State Golden FlashesCleveland Cavaliers

    Just had mine delivered and installed today. It’s fucking amazing.
     
    Doc Louis, jplaYa and gilstein21 like this.
  48. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsAustin FCTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    Anybody got recs for a small serviceable sound bar?
    Not looking for anything fancy, it's for a guest room where I watch a few games and we have friends stay.
    The TV built in sound in there is just terrible.

    Is Vizio still the go to?
     
  49. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsChelseaAtlanta United

    Every now and then Sonos beams will go on sale. I love mine. Got it for like $200 from Costco. I like it because it’s modular. I’ve added surround sound with Sonos Ones after the fact. You obviously wouldn’t do that but the quality is nice.
     
    Doc Louis and Ty Webb like this.