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Old 05-15-2018, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default Wanting to buy a new TV, suggestions?

Hey fellas -

looking to buy a new TV - 65" is the size I've decided on (not curved) as it fits the budget and entertainment center

Any suggestions? Brands to avoid? Place to buy?

I mostly watch sports and the occasional movie, about twice a year I'll play a video game of some sort.

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-Jake
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:45 PM   #2
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Check out CNET.com...basically a free Consumer Reports.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:47 PM   #3
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #4
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We recently bought a Visio UHD 4K at Sam's. Great picture. They have pretty good selection and pricing, and their extented warranties are cheap. Good luck buddy
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:54 PM   #5
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We recently bought a Visio UHD 4K at Sam's. Great picture. They have pretty good selection and pricing, and their extented warranties are cheap. Good luck buddy
Thanks Louie!

Looking at the Vizio E Series TV -- most places are only carrying the D series though.

Do you know which model you bought?

The M series are a little fancier but someone would have to really justify it to me to spend the extra $$
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Wife and I have been happy with our Vizio 4K. Great sound and picture with no issues in two years.

Hope all is well, JT.
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Wife and I have been happy with our Vizio 4K. Great sound and picture with no issues in two years.

Hope all is well, JT.
Thanks Jim - congrats on the marriage btw!

Any chance you know what class the tv is? Vizio has a few different ranges and I'm trying to do as much research as possible before making the investment.
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E-series. If you want 4K, you have to go E-series....not much more cost than D.
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E-series. If you want 4K, you have to go E-series....not much more cost than D.
good deal -- surprisingly the big box stores (wal-mart, target, etc) are pricing the D series slightly higher? Maybe they have the newer models and I'm looking at the 2017 models or something.

Appreciate the help mi amigo!
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We recently bought a LG 65" Class 4K smart tv and love it
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:10 PM   #11
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TCL 6 series (65”) is the real deal and best bang for your buck - $999 advertised price

Problem is finding one due to the extremely high demand

https://www.cnet.com/products/tcl-6-...tv/first-take/
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Avoid Samsung till further notice...gotta see how it plays out with the bs I'm dealing with
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #13
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I just bought a 55Ē 4K from Frys off of West Road and I45 for $279. Itís a store brand-Atyme, but I donít care. The picture is great. Not a smart tv, but we use a Chromecast with it.

If you sign up with Frys, you get an email with a promo code every day that gets you better pricing on selected items.

Here was the promo code 65Ē TV that was offered today.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:34 AM   #14
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I've got a few of the Samsung 8 series suhd TVs, they're good stuff. No complaints here
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #15
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Avoid Samsung till further notice...gotta see how it plays out with the bs I'm dealing with
I've been hearing this a lot lately which has surprised me since I have owned Samsung TV's historically and have been nothing but impressed with them.

Mind sharing a little info on your current problem? I have read numerous reviews and heard everything under the sun about them and would prefer some green screener info

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:10 AM   #16
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I just bought a 55Ē 4K from Frys off of West Road and I45 for $279. Itís a store brand-Atyme, but I donít care. The picture is great. Not a smart tv, but we use a Chromecast with it.

If you sign up with Frys, you get an email with a promo code every day that gets you better pricing on selected items.

Here was the promo code 65Ē TV that was offered today.
Thanks for the tip!

I was looking at Frys as a potential purchase location -- if the brand I choose to go with is carried there then it's def at the top of the list.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:12 AM   #17
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TCL 6 series (65Ē) is the real deal and best bang for your buck - $999 advertised price

Problem is finding one due to the extremely high demand

https://www.cnet.com/products/tcl-6-...tv/first-take/
Blake -

Do you like the Roku TV? I have never had any experience with it and don't know how it would add or take away from the TV itself, mind sharing a little?

-Jake
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:20 AM   #18
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Believe it or not...Nebraska Furnture Mart has a good selection and knowledgeable sales staff. We bought our last one at a good price and a great TV...All I remember is it is black, though...We were looking at another TV and the salesman helped us find a better brand and even a cheaper price.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:28 AM   #19
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Vizio speakers are in the back and won't get real loud. I didn't buy another one this time due to that.

I bought a 55" LG smart tv 4K for my bedroom recently, and the only issues is it'll lose network connectivity sometimes and you have to unplug and plug back in to get it to work again.
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LG gets my business. 65" in living room, 55" in Bedroom
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I haven't gone back to look, but research the picture quality in dark screen. I bought a Samsung and it is TERRIBLE if something is filmed with a dark screen/background. It could be me and the 1000 different settings, but it is an issue that I will look into next round.
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Costco will take just about anything back. We get our electronics from there. Pretty good selection.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:56 AM   #24
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I have a sony 55 and a samsung curve 65 (equal series) and will only go with sony from this point forward because of quality and features
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I like Samsung and Sony, if you buy at Best Buy look at what competitor prices they will match. I found my Sony on the dell website for like 200$ cheaper and they honored it since it was on there list of companies they will match.
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I'm going the "refurbished" route next time. I bought a couple refurb'd computer monitors and other office equipment from these guys and have zero complaints. Plus I paid less than half price for my stuff. Paypal guarantee in addition to some sort of warranty usually.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/TVs/11071/m...outlet&_sop=16
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Blake -

Do you like the Roku TV? I have never had any experience with it and don't know how it would add or take away from the TV itself, mind sharing a little?

-Jake
Roku has been around for over a decade and is a streaming device that allows you to watch millions of tv shows, sporting events, movies, Pandora music, etc... through high speed internet. Instead of relying on cable, DirectTV, or DISH, Roku allows you to access anything you can imagine. Comparable streaming products are Apple TV, PS Vue, and the Amazon FireStick.

Want to watch the 1968 World Series, or a documentary on King Henry VIII .... you will be able to search, find, and watch it. Huge fan of Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, The Three Stooges, Sesame Street , Beverly Hills 90210, or the Sopranos ? You can watch every episode in it's entirety commercial free.

I have a Roku stick (USB) that allows me to bring it wherever I travel and stream the Roku channels along with Hulu, and Netflix. My wife and daughter each have a Roku device and that's all they use to stream tv shows. The external devices run $20 - $40 ; however since most TV's now have Roku built in, yours is essentially free. All you have to do is decide on what online services you want (Hulu $12/mo., Netflix $11/mo., YouTube TV, etc..) and you're good to go.

Hope that answers a few of your questions as streaming is definitely the present and future. Cox Cable and Direct TV are both losing accounts daily, and have now entered the streaming market to keep customers from switching to a more affordable option.
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I'm going the "refurbished" route next time. I bought a couple refurb'd computer monitors and other office equipment from these guys and have zero complaints. Plus I paid less than half price for my stuff. Paypal guarantee in addition to some sort of warranty usually.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/TVs/11071/m...outlet&_sop=16
Correction, I bought my stuff from the ebay store "refurbforless" not "vipoutlet". My mistake
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Best Buy usually has good prices. As far as a Roku TV it's like having a Mercedes when you only need a Chevy. I have one and don't use any of the extra bs that comes with it.
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Crazy how far prices have come down. I just looked into this - looks like i'll have to upgrade my Firestick and my netflix plan, but man those 4K tvs look awesome!
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Well all this talk and the bug bit me.

Settled on the TCL 55 inch roku tv. Got it from Walmart for $332 after tax (refurbished).

Wow! Great picture. I'm already watching planet earth 4k on netflix.....pics don't do it justice.
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I picked up a Samsung 4K UHD
great picture
BUT, in order to use 4K, you need a speacial cable box
which is $35 a month from Comcast
then Netflix , you need to pay more to get 4k
or watch on blue ray player disc

so you really dont need the 4 K
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Visio has been good in our smaller TV.s.
But the Samsung 55” we bought last year works well so far.
Sorry to hear Samsung might have been a bad choice.
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I picked up a Samsung 4K UHD
great picture
BUT, in order to use 4K, you need a speacial cable box
which is $35 a month from Comcast
then Netflix , you need to pay more to get 4k
or watch on blue ray player disc

so you really dont need the 4 K
$3/mth more for Netflix 4k! Come on! We cut cable and don't miss it.
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I ended up going with the E-65 Vizio ultra 4K hd

Itís freaking awesome! Bought a sound bar/system to go with it and it man!! Makes watching movies and sports fantastic at home.

The 4K stuff on Netflix is top notch viewing

Total out the door about $1,000.00 at Sams - tv/sound system/warranties

I appreciate all the input on this thread.

Sorry about giving you the new tv bug Team America! Lol
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Avoid Samsung till further notice...gotta see how it plays out with the bs I'm dealing with
agreed,, i will never buy another one,,, i am through buy high dollar tv's,,, i bought my sil a hisense because his youngest boy broke their's i liked it so well i bought myself one,,,, less than half the price, equal quality picture and both have been trouble free
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All Samsung tv's here, two-65" , three-40"and are very happy.
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