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mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



So I thought I could hold out until OLED's were under 2k, but DirecTV is broadcasting The Masters in loving 4k this week so it might be time to upgrade my Samsung 1080p plasma finally.

So, between these two, Sony 65" X900E or Vizio 65" M Series which would be best for

Broadcast TV through DirecTV which is normally 720p, rarely 1080p and what looks like the occasional 4k broadcast.

Movies streamed through my plex library which is currently all 1080p media but if I get the 4k TV it'll start being 4k content.

That's it basically, this is my main living room TV so no gaming and most likely no streaming through any apps as my plex library covers everything.

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mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Rastor posted:

Would the Vizio even be compatible with the DirecTV 4K app?

They are broadcasting the 4K streams over their 4K cable box this year, so no app needed.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



I just realized if I upgrade my TV to 4k, then I'll have to get a 4k capable receiver as well. My TV is mounted in my living room and all my components are in a closet in another room. I have 1 HDMI feeding from the receiver to the TV from that closest and I'm pretty sure my 5+ year old Denon receiver won't pass 4k through it.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Don Lapre posted:

You dont HAVE to upgrade your receiver. Plus it probably has better built in apps anyway for 4k poo poo.

I won't be using any apps. The TV is strictly for DirecTV and my Plex library for which I have a dedicated machine, that's connected to my receiver lol

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



GreenNight posted:

You can connect your plex directly to the TV then audio return to your receiver.

This just opens up a whole new can of problems of having to get back up into my attic and running more cables. It looks like less than $300 will get me a decent 4k receiver, might have to look into that too.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Don Lapre posted:

Yea, if these are long distance runs you may need new cables, especially if you do HDR/4k from a ps4 or xbone

It's around 20-25' if I had to take a quick guess.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Zero VGS posted:

Why would anyone buy those Sony's when the LG B7 OLEDs are about the same price?

That's canadian prices?

On amazon in the states at least, the B7 is still 2k+ while the Sony is under 1500.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



BonoMan posted:

Looks like Walmart has the 65" Vizio P-Series (with DV and HDR10) for only $950:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-65...type=10&veh=aff

So this is the P65-E1, which is I'm guessing last years model? Vizio lists P65-F1 as the current model. Is there a big difference between the two?

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Looks like Walmart is blowing out refurb'd 2017 model LG OLEDs

65" for $1600
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbis...type=10&veh=aff

55" for $1200
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbis...type=10&veh=aff

Urge to replace 60" Samsung plasma tv rising!

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



How many times does it have to be said in this this, the Samsung QLED TVs are a joke and no better than any other LED TV. Their QLED stuff is marketing BS.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



beep by grandpa posted:

Have someone put it in the thread title. Not joking.

Agreed, the OP is way outdated so I'm sure no one even reads that anymore :(

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Where is the sticky post about never ever buy QLED???

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



It seems Walmart is blowing out refurb'd OLEDs

$1750 65" -> https://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-OLED6...type=10&veh=aff

$1150 55" -> https://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-OLED5...type=10&veh=aff

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



65" C8 for $1599

https://www.ebay.com/itm/253616294985?ul_noapp=true

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



This seems like a decent deal o the PQ65

https://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-65...type=10&veh=aff

$998

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Doc_Uzuki posted:

Looking for some advice on what I should purchase: 65" @ <$1200.

There are a few well reviewed TVs in that range. First, any absolute standouts? Second, do I NEED Dolby Vision or is something like a Samsung Q70 okay to buy?

Spend $2-300 more and get the best tv at that price point, an LG OLED. Do not buy a QLED TV.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Boxman posted:

Arent OLEDs at that size a massive step up in price? Anyway, lemme dog up my post about bang for buck TVs....

The 65" B9 LG OLED regularly goes on sale for around $1500-1700

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Three Olives posted:

And a P-Series Quantum goes for $900 which is a pretty significant price difference. No question an OLED is better but is it 90% better?

Yep

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



MrMidnight posted:

Turning to the TV (and headphone?) goons in hopes I can get this answered. Looked all over the web to no avail.

So I have a lg c9 TV and I hooked up my wired headphones via the mini-jack on the rear of the TV. When I go to the sound menu, I can get sound from two options: "Line out" or "wired headphones". Which option should I choose and why? Which one is best in terms of sound quality (if there is a difference)?

In addition, should I even bother with a headphone amp if I can just connect my cans directly to the TV? I have a pair of Sennheiser HD800s if that helps.

Thanks!

I mean, try both and see which, if either, is better? This seems like a simple problem you could've solved in the time it took you to type up this post :)

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



American McGay posted:

I'm probably just living in 2009 but I've never once thought about the OS on my TV or if it would receive updates. It's a foreign concept to me. A TV is the thing you plug other stuff into to play games or watch stuff.

Still loving my 60" Samsung "dumb" plasma TV!

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Shyfted One posted:



This is about 42" centered. It just seems low even though it's higher than our old TV was with a stand. I also now realize that I'm going to need another entertainment center or something because the bottom is only slightly higher than my 1 year olds head. It's going to be touched so much unless I put something in the way.

Maybe it's the angle the picture is taken at, but, sitting in that chair it almost looks like you'd be looking down at the TV.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



unpurposed posted:

Not sure if this is the correct thread, but figured I'd try here.

Does anyone know of a universal remote that would be able to support the following setup?

I have a my TV wall mounted and all my components are routed through the wall to the opposite side. I need a universal remote that has IR for the TV (it's an LG C8) and can also control my Apple TV and Bose receiver behind the wall.

I've heard talk of the Logitech remotes being able to do this, but I'm unclear as to whether the remote itself has IR.

I have a similar setup.

My tv is wall mounted and all my components, receiver, roku box, and ps4 are tucked away in a closest that is near my living room but in a bedroom.

The harmony hub works perfectly with this setup. The hub itself sits in with the components in the closest.

Basically the remote sends the signal to the hub and the hub blasts it out from there.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Caesarian Sectarian posted:

Was thinking about getting this 65 Samsung -

SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T Series - 4K UHD Direct Full Array 12X Quantum HDR 12X Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (QN65Q80TAFXZA, 2020 Model) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0845ZSMWS/

I saw it at Costco for about $1,700 and Amazon is about $200 less. Anything I should be concerned about here, or be going in another direction? Id like to get something before my PS5 gets here.

Friends don't let friends buy QLED when you are almost at OLED money.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



FilthyImp posted:

Hi everyone,

Log into your BestBuy accounts and check out the Vizio OLED prices.

55" for 899.00

65" for 1,499.00

Hmmm

Any comparisons vs the LG yet? That 65" is tempting.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



Theaters are dead

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004




My plex library awaits!

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



codo27 posted:

I measured the distance between shelf and door and centered that instead of doing between the speakers. I never think things through properly

Your TV literally has a mark where the center of it is, you didn't really need to measure anything :(

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mattfl
Aug 27, 2004



C1s all sizes on sale

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WG4HKKY

BestBuy is also price matching them.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-65-class-c1-series-oled-4k-uhd-smart-webos-tv/6453312.p?skuId=6453312

I wish my Samsung plasma would hurry up and die!

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