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Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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http://www.costco.com/.product.965555.html

I just bought this TV for our back bedroom. With tax and a five year warranty, my total cost was $1,213.18. It's a JVC 65" 4K Ultra HD TV. Looks decent from the reviews I've read, especially for the price.

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Fallorn posted:

If that is for your back bedroom that thing is massive I thought my 40 inch tv was massive for a bedroom that thing is like lifesize midget porn big.

We had a 37" Westinghouse for years, and once my wife decided to redo the bedroom to include a small office space, that was my contribution to the decor. I measured it this morning and its going to take a big spot on the wall, but what else is that wall doing for me? I'm already plotting where to put the PS4 and the HTPC...

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Gort posted:

Turned on my five-year-old Samsung today to find that the colours were all messed up. None of the colour settings on the TV help, and I did some Googling to find that it has apparently "solarised".

Does anyone know what causes this, and what can be done to fix it? Or is it time for a new TV?

Mine sometimes does that, and usually by turning the TV and receiver off and on again, the colors return to normal. Not sure about solarise, but mine turns to a purple color before we fix it.

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Got my replacement 65" JVC DM65USR today. The first one came cracked, but this one did not. Looks really good to me without calibration, but I still might try to tweak it. The antenna picks up more than my Tivo does in the front room. The sound is decent. I do see the faint bars on extremely white/gray screens because of the LEDs (mentioned in a couple of reviews online), but I have to really be looking for them. On almost all normal TV, I don't see it. So far, I'm happy for the price I paid.

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Craptacular posted:

I don't want a smart TV, and Vizio only appears to sell smart TVs.

Don't use the apps then. :shrug:

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Realizing this is highly subjective, for those of you who upgraded from a plasma TV to OLED, how much of a difference did you notice? I realize there are more newer technologies, but my 2008 Samsung plasma is chugging along and Im really trying to justify replacing it when its still working like a champ.

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TheWevel posted:

I think upgrading to something with HDR is worth it, especially if you watch sports or movies. Doubly so if you're going to OLED.


Residency Evil posted:

I went from a 2007 Panasonic Plasma to a E9 OLED right before Covid. Holy lol it's not even close.


Arcsech posted:

I did this, except my plasma was (I think) one of the last models Panasonic made, purchased in 2013. Upgraded to a C9 early this year.

loving do it if you have the cash. It's not even a question. Every single aspect of this TV is way better than the old one. Hell, I might prefer this TV over going to the theater (tho I haven't had the chance to compare as I haven't been to the theater since I got it, because quarantine).


ufarn posted:

I upgraded from plasma to LED, and there are still so many enhancements beyond black levels that make it look much better imo. Especially for gaming. And then there're all the HDMI 2.1 features like VRR to look forward to as well.

Thank you all. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a marginal improvement, because at the time everyone raved about plasma being the best possible picture ever. But I do want to get something as future proof as possible because I've held on to this TV for 12 years, and while nothing lasts forever, I don't want to plunk down a large sum of money to just go "that's it?" Sounds like the 77" C9 might be the best upgrade (currently a 55" plasma) for the buck.

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Arcsech posted:

The 77" is literally twice the price of the 65" and 77" is a fuckload of TV. If it's worth it to you, go for it, but if you're looking for the best upgrade for the buck it's probably the 65".

Though if you're going to keep it for over a decade maybe you should splurge.

That's my thought. The last 4K TV I bought in 2015 for our bedroom turned out to be a disappointment because it couldn't handle different modes of 4K (at least from the Xbox One X). So I want something that will be big, will last, and will be compliant with all video available today (minus 8k) and have HDMI 2.1.

I just upgraded our internet to 300Mbps (best available) and I already have my Nvidia Shield, so I'd be ready to go for some 4K streaming. :)

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Josh Lyman posted:


Yes my cats poop in a spaceship and it rules


Thanks, Phoenicians.

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beep by grandpa posted:

I know! That's the plan! :) I'm not budging but I thought I would share my cautionary best buy tale with the thread! $200 isn't stopping me from getting my dream tv, I just didn't appreciate the guy constantly lying to about it. Been lookin forward to this moment for years now so I get to be pissed off for a few days.

Barring a disaster, I am getting my 65" C9 on Sunday and am gonna post lots in this thread about it so get ready to hear about how sick it is :hellyeah:

Costco has the 77 ones in stock at my Costco. Went and had a quick look and they do look nice.

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bull3964 posted:

Yeah, even the best surge protectors are only going to be protecting up to 5,000 volts. A direct strike is going to send literally 1 billion volts into your electrical system.

Is that more or less than 1.1 jigawatts?

Sorry about your TV and other stuff, Wandler, that sucks. :(

bull3964 posted:

Lightning isn't really a huge cause of power surges anyways since they are rare events. Surges happen in the electric grid (or even inside your home) due to load characteristics.

Outside your house, a transformer exploding due to a curious squirrel or a downed utility line can cause a surge. Inside your house, your AC or fridge cycling can cause a surge.

So, yeah, it's an issue anywhere.

I initially read that as an exploding squirrel and if your TV had to go, that's a memorable way for it to do so.

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Boxman posted:

I use a harmony companion - that's the one with the hub and very simple paired remote - for my remoting needs. My dog ate my remote, and its only a matter of time until it fails outright. Logitech doesn't sell the remote by itself, which is insane (they recommended I buy their $200 alternative instead). It looks like I can replace the remote with a used one from eBay for a reasonable amount, but honestly, gently caress you Logitech.

Are there any other reasonable alternatives to their stuff? I have a simple set up, all things considered. TV, soundbar, apple TV, blu-ray player. But some of it is in closed door cabinets, so I like the hub/IR blaster model.

If you find it please let me know. I used to have the Harmony One, and it was great but didn't work with Bluetooth and eventually the buttons stopped working well. Now we use the Harmony Elite and it's so much less responsive. I'd gladly swap it out for something else if there was something that worked with 10+ devices, had Bluetooth, and was fairly simple to use but I've never found anything that compares. One-4-All had some remotes, but nothing that makes it obvious how to change from one function to another (a must when my mom comes over to watch the kids, babysitters come over, etc.).

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Im in that boat. My Onkyo died a few months back and Ive been using the TV speakers ever since. Thinking of that new 5.1.4 Vizio Atmos sound bar and wondering how well it would work in our room.

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FCKGW posted:

Costco is going to have the 85 Sony X90CH/X900H on sale for $1999 starting 11/20 through 11/30. Really contemplating returning my 75 I just got and getting this instead.

How good is Sony at keeping their promises of future firmware upgrades when it comes to TVs? I mean, it looks like they're pushing this for the PS5 pretty hard, but I'd want to make sure that it's not halfass implemented and that I regret buying this for future compatibility.

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codo27 posted:

Still getting them on my 850E, thats a '17 model

Also I hope you're not buying into this nonsense that a console is gonna be able to drive 60+fps reliably. There are guys out there right now arguing how that new SSD in the PS5 is going to improve their framerates

Thanks. I don't really need a new TV but damned if it's not getting harder and harder to resist.

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Nov 26, 2007

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GreenNight posted:

Waiting for the tech in Mandalorian to hit the porn movies.

Puppets?

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Has anyone ever seen one of the Vava short throw projectors in real life? I think it was down to $2300 a few weeks ago, so I'm guessing it will be like that for Black Friday. Just not sure if it really works as well as the reviews seem to indicate.

https://www.amazon.com/VAVA-Theatre-Projector-Lumens-Android/dp/B07XGM6YGQ

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Nov 26, 2007

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BonoMan posted:

Took me a second to realize that is not, in fact, a really heavy loving TV.

My old 40" CRT HDTV Sony Trinitron weighed over 300 lbs IIRC. And even if it didn't weigh exactly that it was extremely heavy when we sold it.

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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I've still got my 2008 58" Samsung Plasma. Not sure how heavy it is but someone is welcome to buy it from me cheap so I can get an OLED. ;)

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morestuff posted:

Trying to figure out the logistics of using my $2K stimulus to turn a year-old 75" 6 series into a 77" CX and I still don't think I can justify it

Need a TV in your shitter?

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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I'm assuming best bang for the buck is still an LG OLED, even with the new 2021 models that were released, right?

I don't have a Series X or PS5 but I don't want to regret a CX purchase. I don't think I will from all your reports but just making sure I didn't miss anything major.

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Anyone try the Vizio P-Series X? I see that a new firmware was released that looks promising for hdmi 2.1 features. I see the 85" on sale for $2999 and while I'm still leaning LG, I've heard good things about their TVs.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/...refresh-rate-4k

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Nov 26, 2007

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Is the Shield TV still the best way to get the best apps and best audio/visual playback? I have the 2015 and 2017 ones and it just astounds me that no one else has really tried except Roku and Amazon (unless I've missed an obvious one besides the built in apps or a game console).

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ufarn posted:

Perhaps Apple TV (although there's an Apple event in a week)? Most devices don't have framerate matching, and the next tvOS update is set to add support for fractional framerates like 23.976p which should make support complete.

Make sure to get a device that has that.

True, I did forget about AppleTV. But, aren't they missing a couple of the services or have they got all of the major ones now? I had an old Apple TV that I got free from Directv Now but I distinctly remember that not all apps were available at the time.

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EL BROMANCE posted:

What are you looking for app wise? The Apple TV apps tend to be excellent. The only drawback to the device is Plex doesn’t have access to things like bitstreaming audio or atmos.

The mainstream ones are HBO Max/YouTube/Disney+/Amazon Prime/Paramount, and Discovery+.

But the biggest ones would be Kodi and Smart YouTube and I'm fairly certain you can't get those on iOS.

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Anyone have a Sonos Arc? Looking at different soundboard and it seems to get high praise even though it's expensive.

(If there is a sound thread just let me know)

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Nov 26, 2007

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Much thanks!

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Henrik Zetterberg posted:

I have a Beam, Sub and two One SLs in large my living room setup and it fuckin bangs. I can only imagine the Arc. One of these days…

Yeah, swap the Beam for the Arc and that's what I see as recommended if you can afford it.

I know receivers are supposed to be better but I've went through three sets of receivers/speakers and I'm curious as to how good a Dolby Atmos sound bar can sound nowadays.

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IUG posted:

Are Logitech Harmony remotes still the best way to get everything down to just one remote?

Technically but the Elite one with the hub sucks. I hate mine but there really isn't another that allows 15 devices.

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Booyah- posted:

any advice on how to pick a longer hdmi cable that supports 2.1 than what came in the box, for connecting a lg cx series to my PC? I've heard that with display port cables you have to be careful as they get longer but not sure if that's true of hdmi 2.1

Does your PC have HDMI instead of just DisplayPort? Just get one of these two from Monoprice if so.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=42682
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=42674

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

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Any new TCL owners in here? Just saw the news about TCL's new TVs. Still probably getting the OLED, but I am curious about that midrange 85 inch TV.

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Nov 26, 2007

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Is it sad that I still have mine AND my Boxee Box? Just sitting in a container, never to be used again.

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bull3964 posted:

If we could actually have one steamer to rule them all and it was the only thing connected, then that wouldn't be so bad.

Without trying to start a console streaming war, now that the Shield TV has Apple+, it pretty much has all the streaming services that I can think of. I still have my 2015 and 2017 versions and they just keep on updating.

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bull3964 posted:

Hulu is basically unusable on it so that's one major strike.

Hulu Live or regular Hulu? Because we use regular Hulu all the time and haven't noticed anything different. I don't have Live though.

Mister Facetious posted:

Let me know if Apple+ shows default to subtitles on for you, cause it does for me on my Hisense.

I'll check this the next time I fire it up. I usually prefer subtitles so I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it.

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Mister Facetious posted:

Let me know if Apple+ shows default to subtitles on for you, cause it does for me on my Hisense.

Looks like it does, just opened the app and played three different shows that I've never played before and all had subtitles.

bull3964 posted:

Regular Hulu. Switch output to 24fps (well 23.976) and let me know if your audio is even within 5 seconds of the action on the screen.

Works at 60p, but that's not optimal.

Worked fine for me. I never had adjusted that before, but I pulled up a couple of shows, fast forwarded a bit, let it play, and it was fine. Commercials and shows were in sync while I was testing. I did notice that it seemed to make my menus feel a bit a slower so I set it back to default.

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bull3964 posted:

No dice, just tried it on a fresh install of Hulu on my shield 2019. 4k 23.976hz just has random freezes of the video on the title cards for the show and then doesn't do anything other than audio. Exiting the video and restarting has it in sync for a bit, but then it will glitch and get further and further out of sync.

I have commercial free Hulu and I wonder if ironically the switch between the content and commercials is the thing that fixes it.

That might be why too, I don't have 4K in the front, just my 1080p plasma from 2008. :)

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Too Many Birds posted:

i've been looking into it since my post, since CEC was something i didn't know existed, and it turns out that their entertainment setup is just a big giant incompatible mess that i lucked out by getting them the harmony hub set up for it.

their particular vizio soundbar doesn't have any HDMI ports AND it doesn't have input learning, and the roku stick seemingly is the only device roku makes that barely works with any universal remotes.

so i think the solution in this case, if i wanted to save them some money, would be to sell/return the roku stick & harmony hub, buy a roku device that accepts IR remote input + a cheap learning/universal remote?

Probably so. My parents are horrible with TVs but even I've got them to understand that the input button switches input. Get one of those cheap GE remotes with big buttons, and bonus if you can label the inputs on your TV so that when you press it, it says DVD/TV/ROKU (or whatever terms they would prefer).

They also make cheapish Harmony remotes too. One comes on sale at Amazon for 30-40 bucks. Edit: Well apparently they did but they are hiked up in price now.

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Too Many Birds posted:

eh, they have a pretty decent TV already. this all started because my step-dad needed a new streaming device that had some christian fundie streaming network on it, because the mobile app version wasn't able to cast to their 1st or 2nd gen chromecast for some reason. he then duct taped the TV, Roku, and sound bar remotes together on a stick so he wouldn't lose track of them. i found that appalling and so thats where we ended up with the harmony hub.

and yeah i imagine the harmony remotes are only going to go up in price since they are discontinued at this point.

really i was just wondering how people got this stuff all working together these days, and i guess the answer is CEC and/or getting devices all in the same brand/family.

Maybe try the Slideclick?
https://www.amazon.com/Sideclick-Universal-Remote-Attachment-Streaming/dp/B07D5JDM3N

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Krime posted:

Are LG CXs getting cleared out for a reason? BB dropped the price on their 77" (again) down to $2800 and I'm getting all worked up and about to order it.

Probably just clearing out last year's model.

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