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Re: TeeVee's
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2014, 10:47:42 am »
Ya know what, the more I'm reading about Smart TV's the smartest thing for me to do is not get one. I'm content to just get a regular HDTV and continue using my Roku box for what I already use it for. Also, the idea that my TV can be hacked is just a headache I don't want to have to deal with should it happen. And the idea of someone being able to "watch" you either through the TV's camera (why it would have one to begin with is dumb) or through the LCD panel is creepy as hell. With that, I've just saved money by sticking with HDTV. The other factor about slow to update Apps is another turnoff as well.
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« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2014, 09:59:20 pm »
Best HDTV for Gaming: How to Choose the Best Gaming HD TV for You - How To Guru

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Been doing a lot of research today and it's getting a bit overwhelming of what I should look for, blah blah blah. With that said, this video is a good crash course on some of the basic jargon that tends to go over people's head, like myself. I think because I do a lot of gaming and of course watch tons of movies and tv shows, I feel that the stress is coming from buying toward gaming TV sets, which would leave me feeling like it's at the expense of getting a tv that plays great for movies and vice versa. I know at the end of the day it's splitting hairs because they benefit both. Well, Game Mode does benefit gaming. You get the idea. I do know that I need to get at least 3 HDMI ports for newer tech and I want to have component inputs as well for some of the older sh*t I have that doesn't need to be upgraded at the moment.
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Re: TeeVee's
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2014, 05:26:04 am »
I do not belong to Costco or SAMs , but I know several people that have bought a set from there and are happy. Save a ton of money. The return policy is very good. They said it's really hard to go wrong.

And the  money you save... Get yourself a soundbar and sub.
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« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2014, 06:00:41 am »
I already have a 5.1 Sound system with a 500 Watt Sub. I'm already hated by my neighbors.  ;D Costco I think offers a 90 day return policy whereas others have the typical 30 day. I can't remember which stores have cut that in half to 15. Not sure why they would go out of their way to p*ss customers off like that,
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« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2014, 06:20:53 am »
Television Buying Guide - HDTV, 4K and LED LCD Panel Technology (newegg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-BwxjeGBew


Another solid guide that demystifies it all.
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« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2014, 10:03:48 am »
Man, this is harder than I thought it would be (That's what she said)  ;D

So, I just got back from Target as I wanted to see what they had, even though I have no intention of buying direct from them. Window shopping before I start looking for the best deals online. Anyway, was a bit annoyed that every TV that I looked at in my 46.-50 inch range was a Smart TV. That's all they had for anything over 46 inches. Do non-Smart TV's even exist for 2014 models? I looked on Costco's site and it seems the same as well.
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« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2014, 12:10:50 pm »
They might not... but I think you have to set up the "smart" elements anyway.

I'm at my dad's, he just got this beautiful Samsung, very small silver bezel, so it looks like the picture is floating in the air.  I can't see the model number (and I'm sure he doesn't remember), but that design combined with the 60fps mode and it looks almost unreal.  Sort of like when they matte in a TV shot onto a blank TV in cheaper shows, you know?

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« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2014, 12:19:52 pm »
Any chance you can get that model number so that I can check it out? So, if I get a SmartTV, I can just choose to ignore the Smart Setup and just have what would amount to a "regular" TV. I just don't want my information, viewing habits and anything else I deem to be intrusive being collected by a 3rd party.
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« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2014, 01:09:22 pm »
I'm sure there are ways, since you have to connect the thing to the internet to get the "smart" features, just don't hook it up to the internet.

I asked, he doesn't know the model number and they're watching the set so I can't turn it around to see, but I'm certain it's one of the latest models (the thin bezel seems very d*mn recent)

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« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2014, 02:03:28 pm »
LG 47LB6300 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV keeps coming up in conversation around the net. This is just one of many I'm looking into, but I do find it appealing. Still more research to do.....
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Re: TeeVee's
« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2014, 08:37:11 pm »
I'm not sure about the Sharp. That brand has been out of my radar for a long time.

I've got a Panasonic blu-ray. It works beautifully. Not sure about their TV's.

I also have a 54" Sony. It beautiful. It's also old, big and heavy. I thought I heard Sony had some quality issues. Maybe not recently though.

The Vizio and LG... Nothing bad yet. I'm hearing good for the price point.
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« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2014, 08:41:09 pm »
I read the latest Consumer Report's Buyers Guide this morning and the Brands that have the best reviews for reliability are Panasonic, LG, Sony and Samsung. Vizio was next in line and Sharp a little further down the list. Westinghouse was rated the worst which is why I'm not even bothering checking for any deals with them.
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« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2014, 09:13:21 pm »
Right now, I would say that VIZIO E500i-B1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV is my leading contender. Still looking at other sets of course, but this one seems to be the sweet spot for having all the ports that I need. The one negative though happens to be conflicting information about it having 120hz. Under where it says 50 inch, it has a rundown of the specs and says it has 120hz, but if you go a bit further down the page where it shows the comparison chart, the spec says its 60hz. This is the same Model that I posted a few post back, just an Amazon link. The Best Buy link does have it at 120.
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« Reply #59 on: October 25, 2014, 09:32:12 pm »
Hey guys, should I even care of whatever TV I get has 3D or not? Does it really turn 2D content into 3D or is it all bullsh*t? Just curious. It's said that 3D for gaming does make a world a difference, but I want to do know how it is with DVDs and Broadcast shows and whatnot.
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