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  1. pwrshft99

    pwrshft99 Active Member Established Member

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    I have read that manufactures go as far as to create products just for black Friday sales. Probably with whatever leftover shit they have scattered around their facilities.

    My current setup is a 55". I mostly just want something massive.

    Maybe I'm over compensating lol
     
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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    NEVER BUY A TV UNTIL Superbowl weekend, best deals are then

    Buy this
     
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    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    Yes. Our home has a basement room that was built as a theater room by a good local shop that specializes in media rooms.
    It has acoustic ceiling tiles and walls plus wall mounted speaker locations and a project setup. The previous owners took the electronics and it’s been used by my kids since 2011. Currently it looks like a princess exploded in there :)
    But now that the kids are a bit older we’ve been talking of actually using it as intended.
    So projector vs 70”+?
    I’ve heard Cost is comparitable?
    -J
     
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    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    The cool thing about Costco is, if it the price goes lower anytime between purchase and 3 months they give you back the difference. LG 86 v Samsung 82. CEFD3B2C-63A4-4E06-A9FC-0F4F5C90E314.jpeg
     
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    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    Nothing wrong with that lol. I generally advise to get the largest size that's appropriate for the viewing distance, but I will personally sacrifice some size for quality. The 2 most important things for me are motion and contrast ratio. OLED has both of those in spades. I hate how LCD's handle motion (soap opera effect) so OLED for me was a no brainer.
     
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    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    I've thought this too but not in a room with windows

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    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Video processing is very important in a TV, especially in larger sizes. Its not really a "spec" but something you have to see. If a ball, or puck moves across the screen, is it a ball, or does it look like a comet (it looks like it has a tail). Does the crowd of the game look like people, or digital quagmire of color? All indicators of how well the set processes the video signal (obviously many other factors)

    Projectors are real, and a very rewarding experience. However, ambient light is a huge factor, and 8x" sets have a lot of options under $4k, so often the flat panel is more practical. Or do both, have the screen drop over the flat panel, you have the best of both.

    Sony is arguably one of the best brands to consider.
     
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  8. pwrshft99

    pwrshft99 Active Member Established Member

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    This is what I am afraid of.

    Most stores have limited 70"+ TVs on display. If they do, it is usually the high end models. I feel I won't get a true idea of what the screen will be like until it is on my living room, setup to my equipment.


    I just feel technology is moving too fast to spend $2000 on a TV. It's a mistake I've made before.
     
  9. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    yea I have one in my “ theatre room”

    aka game room.

    honestly in a living room environment probably not worth it. But in a random room yeah it’s worth it
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Black Friday models typically have fewer ports as well to help reduce cost. My current vizio I bought on a black friday sale but it was NOT a black friday model, they just dropped the price a little bit more (it wasn't substantial). I also noticed quite a few of the Samsung TVs at the time were basically already outdated in that they were NOT going to support upcoming 4k and ultra high definition whatevers. Samsung made that data very difficult to find which is disappointing
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    You'll see some mixed reviews but there are tons of people on reddit who have used Green Toe.

    It's a website you "bid" on a product. Well known, authorized dealers will see it and either accept or deny the bid, then ship it free with tax included. They are brand new, in box products they ship with full warranties. You even get a receipt but they ask you do not reveal the dealer/retailer.

    It's my understand that it's a gray area to get around manufacturer controlled pricing.

    I did try it out with a hilariously low bid for a 65" OLED LG B9 the other day. So far I haven't heard anything but it's not uncommon for them to counter offer.
     
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    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Sadly with that thought, you will never be able to buy a TV. Technology isn't moving any faster, than years back, there will always something "better next year". If your budget is in the $2k range, you are not at the high end, where the "best" is still a substantial premium, that will trickle down quickly (the land of diminishing returns). But more in the meat and potatoes, in the best value area.

    See if you can find a specialty dealer or a Magnolia (upper branding of Best Buy), these places will likely have the larger upper end models on display.

     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    I have a large slider, but am planning on room darkening curtains.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    How big is your screen?
     
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    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    110”

    But it can be adjusted based on placement.
     
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    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    sorry for double post

    but I will also add NEVER get less than 3k lumens.

    i do have black out curtains but really anything less during the day will not look great unless pitch black.

    there’s a shit ton of good options for less than $300 honestly.. sure it’s not “ insane omg theatre “ but for an occasional movie night with good sound. It’s awesome to have
     
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    The guy recording and asking questions is annoying but some good info there.

    Apparently, Costco has a wide variety of big TVs on display and they will DOUBLE the manufacturers warranty for free. Pretty sure I'm headed there on my next day off lol
     

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