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Mouse Cadet
Mar 18, 2009

All aboard the McEltrain
Next Stop: Atlanta


My parents want a 55" tv for netflix, blurays, etc. Budget is around $4-500. How would this do: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-55-class-7-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-tizen-tv/6401735.p?skuId=6401735

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Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







Mouse Cadet posted:

My parents want a 55" tv for netflix, blurays, etc. Budget is around $4-500. How would this do: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-55-class-7-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-tizen-tv/6401735.p?skuId=6401735

You want this for about $30 more:
TCL 535 - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-class-5-series-qled-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6422766.p?skuId=6422766

Actually qled, has local dimming, and has better black levels.

Another option for the same price is the Hisense H8G - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-55-class-h8g-quantum-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-android-tv/6403994.p?skuId=6403994, which can get even brighter.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Samsung televisions aren't worth buying if they're not the Q8/9, Q800/900, or one of their new oled models.

Mister Facetious fucked around with this message at 19:12 on Apr 18, 2021

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Yeah the TCL interface is perfect for older folks. Samsungs (especially the cheaper ones) are terrible and laggy frustrating pieces of crap.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


I endorse all of the above, I've gotten two people to get the midrange TCLs and they're super pleased with them, based on recs here and from rtings

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Gonna throw up but I bought a 55 Vizio OLED.
I never buy stuff that expensive so I hope it's worth it!

FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



Inzombiac posted:

Gonna throw up but I bought a 55 Vizio OLED.
I never buy stuff that expensive so I hope it's worth it!
Congrats! What are you breaking it in with?

Jolo
Jun 4, 2007

ive been playing with magnuts tying to change the wold as we know it

Inzombiac posted:

Gonna throw up but I bought a 55 Vizio OLED.
I never buy stuff that expensive so I hope it's worth it!

I just bought a new tv for the first time in 12 years and lemme tell ya, tilting/picking up this thin screen was absolutely nervewracking. I felt like it might break right in half and I would've cried. The LG TV stand installation needed the tv to lay face first on a table (off the ground) and tilting it back upright just kinda felt like there wasn't any way of doing it without putting pressure on it. Thankfully it's in place and intact.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


FilthyImp posted:

Congrats! What are you breaking it in with?

Oh boy... probably Fury Road, a perfect movie.

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

That's an unbelievably gorgeous movie on an OLED.

That and Planet Earth is what I use to show off mine.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


I watched Fury Road when I got my B9. It is an awesome movie to watch on an OLED. My friend recently got the Sony A90J. We watched an episode of this wildlife documentary series on Apple TV +. It's narrated by Paul Rudd. That also looked amazing.

Rusty
Sep 28, 2001


Dinosaur Gum

I bought an LG C1 today, it's really something else seeing it after using a TCL for 3 years. I'm not a big fan of the OS though, the home screen is cluttered and full of stuff I don't use. The pointy remote is also not great, but you can also use use the arrows so that's fine, wish it lit up in the dark though. Overall, well worth the money. I was going to ust get a CX, but I got the 55" C1 for $1500, so only $200 more than the CX they were selling.

My first thing I am doing is streaming a baseball game on the xfninity app lol. I'm going to try some PC games when I get my HDMI 2.1 cable though.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



I think it is time to move along my 2010 55Ē panny plasma.

Iím thinking 65Ē C1 or some 75Ē TCL. The tv is used many hours a day. Housewife show on during the day. Family shows and movies evenings. I donít know exactly how many hours but conservatively 8 maybe 12. Haters feel free to hate. Not a ton of gaming but some. No CNN with tickers but plenty of things with logos in the corner.

Room is bright but doesnít get direct sun.

8-10 feet depending on how far back we push the chairs. I think 75Ē like totally fills the space (weird diagonal wall, and yes itís above the weird diagonal fireplace but itís the only place where a modern TV could go (there was an alcove next to the fireplace meant for a TV back in the early 90s but itís now shelves and a small AV rack).


Am I crazy thinking that a 75Ē TCL is the right call even though I know the picture quality of the OLED is the only thing that gets close to my plasma experience?

Edit: Iím also hoping to keep this TV and the likely accompanying receiver and other upgrades for a decade if possible

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







Inzombiac posted:

Oh boy... probably Fury Road, a perfect movie.

I'd have to agree. It's become my most watched movie since its release.

Mouse Cadet
Mar 18, 2009

All aboard the McEltrain
Next Stop: Atlanta


Mister Facetious posted:

You want this for about $30 more:
TCL 535 - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-class-5-series-qled-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6422766.p?skuId=6422766

Actually qled, has local dimming, and has better black levels.

Another option for the same price is the Hisense H8G - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-55-class-h8g-quantum-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-android-tv/6403994.p?skuId=6403994, which can get even brighter.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Samsung televisions aren't worth buying if they're not the Q8/9, Q800/900, or one of their new oled models.

Thank you, although now I'm torn between the TCL and Hisense.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







I would say Hisense, but I'm not a fan of Google Assistant (it's poo poo). If your parents use something else for smart content, then don't worry about it.
The calibration menus are nicely straightforward though, and Chromecast is built in.

Opioid
Jul 3, 2008

<3 Blood Type ARRRRR

For some reason the LG 2021 series still isnít available in Canada. Was looking forward to a C1 as well but not sure when itíll actually show up.

Mouse Cadet
Mar 18, 2009

All aboard the McEltrain
Next Stop: Atlanta


Mister Facetious posted:

I would say Hisense, but I'm not a fan of Google Assistant (it's poo poo). If your parents use something else for smart content, then don't worry about it.
The calibration menus are nicely straightforward though, and Chromecast is built in.

They currently use a 2014 fire stick with a 37" TV they got 9 years ago, so I think either TV will be a big upgrade.

Biggest concerns are picture quality and reliability of the TV.

They don't use Alexa, Google assistant, etc.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


TCL 55S535 $478 shipped

Tacier
Jul 21, 2003



Ultimate Mango posted:

I think it is time to move along my 2010 55Ē panny plasma.

Am I crazy thinking that a 75Ē TCL is the right call even though I know the picture quality of the OLED is the only thing that gets close to my plasma experience?

Edit: Iím also hoping to keep this TV and the likely accompanying receiver and other upgrades for a decade if possible

I wouldnít be comfortable with an OLED with that usage, but Iím nervous about getting a C1 with 1hr/day usage, so clearly hyper-cautious. The TCL 6-series is solid, but if I were watching a lot of TV Iíd probably gravitate toward a Sony set since they seem to have the best upscaling.

Aidan_702
Feb 17, 2006

WADDAYA WANT FER CHRIMBO BABE ;^)


The backlights on my LG 43UK6300PLB has started failing - big blue splotches everywhere and it's out of warranty. It's fine for the time being, playing games you don't really notice it but I'm looking to upgrade.

That said I'm looking for something that can both make good use of a PS5 (with HDMI arc for my speakers) and be less than 47" because otherwise it won't actually fit. OLED is 1) too expensive and 2) I'm afraid of burn-in so does anyone have a recommendation?

I'm saying something up to maybe £700 but I'm in the UK so I don't know if that'll make things more difficult for a suggestion.

Thanks y'all

The Question IRL
Jun 8, 2013

Only two contestants left! Here is Doom's chance for revenge...


Aidan_702 posted:

The backlights on my LG 43UK6300PLB has started failing - big blue splotches everywhere and it's out of warranty. It's fine for the time being, playing games you don't really notice it but I'm looking to upgrade.

That said I'm looking for something that can both make good use of a PS5 (with HDMI arc for my speakers) and be less than 47" because otherwise it won't actually fit. OLED is 1) too expensive and 2) I'm afraid of burn-in so does anyone have a recommendation?

I'm saying something up to maybe £700 but I'm in the UK so I don't know if that'll make things more difficult for a suggestion.

Thanks y'all

Well if it has to be less than 47 inches, you don't have to worry about OLED. The smallest OLED is the LG 48 inch CX/C1, so you can stick to LCD's.

That being said size wise after 43 inch TV's most go to 48 inches. So that's something to consider.

Sticky
Jan 1, 2006

Pornhub. XTube. I know these names, better than I know my own grandmothers.

hey all, I'm considering replacing 2 of the TVs in my house.

TV in my bedroom is a 8 year old 50" Vizio M Series that has got some dead pixels on it and is starting to have some screen flickering when it starts up. I sit far enough away from it that I don't notice the dead spots on it and after the first couple of minutes its on the flickering isn't really an issue. I primarily use this to watch some TV on before bed, sometimes a late football or basketball game. I'm thinking about replacing it with a TCL Series 4 or Vizio V-Series.

The other is my primary TV. I currently have a 65" Vizio P Series from 2015 (P652ui-B2). This TV is generally used for regular TV watching, larger get togethers/parties, the occasional sports event. The room its in is fairly long and somewhat narrow so I sit a good distance away from the TV. The space where the TV is now is kind of a natural nook between the fireplace and the front wall of the house. Its set back from the windows so it doesn't get a lot of glare, but can get a little on sunny days in the afternoon. Ideally I'd like to put a 75" TV in this space. I'm looking at the TCL 5 series or 6 series, local dimming and the price point tends to sell me on these. No gaming or anything like that is being done on this TV. I have a set up with an OLED TV that I use primarily for gaming/movie watching and regular football watching/mental breakdown having. I've looked at the Hisense models which are in the same price realm as the TCL and the Sony's which are more expensive, and the Vizio which I've had great luck with in the past but I don't know about their current quality but I'm open to suggestions.

Buck Turgidson
Feb 6, 2011


I've not had great experiences with Hisense in the past. Nothing wrong with the panels, but lots of firmware bugs, crashing, settings not saving.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Buck Turgidson posted:

I've not had great experiences with Hisense in the past. Nothing wrong with the panels, but lots of firmware bugs, crashing, settings not saving.

They are always like the 2nd or 3rd choice on rtings so that's good to know. I assume that's the kind of thing they might miss in their testing.

YOLOsubmarine
Oct 19, 2004

When asked which Pokemon he evolved into, Kamara pauses.

"Motherfucking, what's that big dragon shit? That orange motherfucker. Charizard."



Tacier posted:

I wouldnít be comfortable with an OLED with that usage, but Iím nervous about getting a C1 with 1hr/day usage, so clearly hyper-cautious. The TCL 6-series is solid, but if I were watching a lot of TV Iíd probably gravitate toward a Sony set since they seem to have the best upscaling.

Iíve had my C6 for almost five years now and it sees all sorts of usage including a lot of video game time and sports and doesnít have any issues. These things donít need to be babied. Just use it like any other TV and donít leave it on CNN 12 hours a day for years and youíll be fine.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Moved in to my new place, the projector definitely doesn't fit here, so it's time to get a new TV now.

Here's my old 52LG60 "Scarlet" for a size reference, the main chassis is 50.4" wide and 35.3" tall .


The wall space I have to work with is more or less exactly the width of an 85" screen, but I can't justify the price of good TVs at that size so right now my debate is to get one of the nicest LCDs in the 75" range or a 65" LG CX. The 52" just doesn't cut it.

The LG of course is an OLED and the smaller size would allow me to mount the front speakers beside the screen instead of under it, but the extra 10 inches of diagonal is hard to argue against when standing in front of them.

Also if I get the OLED is the Best Buy warranty worth it? Supposedly it covers burn-in, so the 5 year option seems like it might not be a bad idea if it means I can just use the hell out of it without worry and get the panel replaced a few years down the road.

I could splurge and make the LG 77 work too, but it'd have to be without the addon warranty because that'd take it to almost $4000.

edit: I bought the 65" CX. gently caress this is a beautiful TV.

wolrah fucked around with this message at 03:24 on Apr 22, 2021

Chubby Henparty
Aug 13, 2007





Is this where I can whine that our perfectly nice Philips Android TV just updated its UI to be more Googly and now Demi Lovato is living rent free on the top third of the home screen?

Still need to dive into the settings but assuming I can't edit it out, any suggestions? Pihole?

Doggles
Apr 22, 2007



For my Android TV, I turned off auto-updates and just update everything manually except for the Android TV Home app. In app options there should be a setting to uninstall recent updates to roll back to a previous version. That's something I had to do a few weeks after getting my TV and it auto-updated to a home screen filled with ads.

EDIT:
More detailed instructions if this is the same update that's rolled out to your TV and not something new that might be hitting my TV as well.
https://9to5google.com/2020/08/18/android-tv-homescreen-ads-turn-off-staff-picks/

Doggles fucked around with this message at 21:45 on Apr 21, 2021

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Umm, crap.
I haven't updated anything about my system since around 2014 and now I have this gorgeous OLED paired with a 1080P blu-ray player.

What're the normal suggestions for an up-to-date player and sound system?

Edit: reading up on it more (I'm a noob in these parts) and it seems like most people can't tell the difference unless you're really close to the TV.

Inzombiac fucked around with this message at 00:01 on Apr 22, 2021

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







For the BluRay player the general best value as far as reviews and influencers go is the Panasonic UB-820 if you plan on buying UHD discs or taking advantage of HDR.

As for sound, it depends on how much you want Dolby Atmos. You can still get by with 5.1/7.1 though.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Okay, cool.

I ran a few things through it already and everything looks amazing. Thor Ragnarok is especially good. Going to try Mad Max this weekend.

ControlledBurn
Sep 7, 2006

Frost his bag!


Mister Facetious posted:

For the BluRay player the general best value as far as reviews and influencers go is the Panasonic UB-820 if you plan on buying UHD discs or taking advantage of HDR.

As for sound, it depends on how much you want Dolby Atmos. You can still get by with 5.1/7.1 though.

I was under the impression the UB-820 is only necessary if you want Dolby vision, as otherwise the UB-420 is nearly identical for playback and upscaling.

Also, seems like it might be refresh time for UHD players, as they all seem to be going out of stock.

Matt Zerella
Oct 7, 2002


Mister Facetious posted:

For the BluRay player the general best value as far as reviews and influencers go is the Panasonic UB-820 if you plan on buying UHD discs or taking advantage of HDR.

As for sound, it depends on how much you want Dolby Atmos. You can still get by with 5.1/7.1 though.

Heck, you can get by with a nice 2.0 setup too. Unless you have the room/bug set then go ham.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







Inzombiac posted:

Okay, cool.

I ran a few things through it already and everything looks amazing. Thor Ragnarok is especially good. Going to try Mad Max this weekend.

Fury Road is the best thing for christening a television.

ControlledBurn posted:

I was under the impression the UB-820 is only necessary if you want Dolby vision, as otherwise the UB-420 is nearly identical for playback and upscaling.

Also, seems like it might be refresh time for UHD players, as they all seem to be going out of stock.

Yeah, I forgot not all units will have Dolby Vision. I'm just not sure if the 420 comes with the HDR Compression feature if the TV can't reach the 1000 nits minimum for HDR10, like most (all?) OLED units.

Mister Facetious fucked around with this message at 02:06 on Apr 22, 2021

ControlledBurn
Sep 7, 2006

Frost his bag!


Mister Facetious posted:

Yeah, I forgot not all units will have Dolby Vision. I'm just not sure if the 420 comes with the HDR compression feature of your TV can't reach the 1000 nits minimum, and it would be a nice have for OLED units.

Yeah; the HDR Optimizer feature is present on the 420.

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Matt Zerella posted:

Heck, you can get by with a nice 2.0 setup too. Unless you have the room/bug set then go ham.

Yeah Iím a big fan of stereo home theater, provided you use your budget to buy fewer, better speakers and have some flexibility to position them.

Matt Zerella
Oct 7, 2002


qirex posted:

Yeah Iím a big fan of stereo home theater, provided you use your budget to buy fewer, better speakers and have some flexibility to position them.

You were one of the people who pushed me in that direction and i dont think i ever said thanks, so thanks!

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Having fancy 7.1 surround sound is appealing but I've never had the right room shape for it.

Maybe my next house will have a proper den/family room. My living room is kinda dinky.

Sirotan
Oct 17, 2006

Sirotan is a seal.




What does everyone do for surge protection for your wall mounted TVs? I know that surge receptacles exist but the best rated one I can find is for 720 joules vs a cheapo power strip I found that is rated at 250. Since they're all MOV style and need to be replaced regularly anyway, seems like the $11 power strip is the way to go. However, I dunno how I'm going to stick it behind my TV since the mounts I'm looking at all seem to only have about an inch clearance from wall to TV.

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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Main thing I have is a box on the wall next to my outdoor panel, then regular surge protectors in the house. Lots of lightning here, I donít think the indoor ones would offer any protection against those really.

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