i need a new tv! HEEEEEWLP!

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Gubrz, May 5, 2014.

  1. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i just got a sonos sound bar and sub (LOVE!), and now ive decided i need a new tv. my old samsung died, so im using my older sony thats just too small for the space. i need a 55"
    i used to like the samsung screens better... and now they have a super cute remote! gasp!.... but is there something else i should be looking at currently???
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I know nothing about TVs, but the new Sony I got seems pretty nice. I asked the salesman what TV he would buy if he were buying one and he showed me a Samsung and the Sony and said that they were about the same performance-wise.
     
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  3. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Budget? At the high end Samsung gets very good reviews for the UN55F8000. Great picture quality and tons of bells and whistles, I've read.
     
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I got a Samsung smart tv -- not nearly as big as what you want -- but it accesses Netflix directly, with no need for an additional box.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Sorry to hear about the dead TV. Curious how old this display was when it died?

    If the room isn't too bright and you are okay with increasing your carbon footprint, plasma is hard to beat plasma for contrast and black level (great for dark movies).
     
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  6. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    well we dont need 3d, as we will NEVER use it. lol
    which means we prolly dont need the 240hz since it wont get cut in half for 3d.

    55
    120hz
    no 3d
    smart stuff not needed, we use an apple tv we are addicted to



    the old samsung we had that died was about 3 years old when it went kaput
    we thought it was this KNOWN ISSUE thing, but they sent a repair guy out, and it wasnt that part, it was another.. and he took out the KNOWN ISSUE part and replaced it to show he wasnt just trying to rip us off
    it was going to be outrageous to replace the actual broken part, but there was no guarantee that it wouldnt just fry itself out again, so just went BLAH over the whole thing and swapped with the sony that got used for a month before being replaced by the samsung, lol
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    My advice is DON'T buy a state of the art smart TV and pay top dollar for those features. Buy the screen size you want first, then the secret is to buy a separate Blu-ray, "smart" PVR. There are plenty on Amazon. You will have an extra remote, it's true, but as tech improves it is far cheaper to replace that box than the whole TV. Oh and get yourself a Chromecast - worth every penny.
     
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    3 years old? That's ridiculous! :eek: Sorry they wouldn't support you on that issue.

    I have wondered how long these new televisions would last. My Pioneer Kuro is about 6-7 years old and is still working fine. I would be super frustrated if it would have died at 3 years (and a little ticked if it went now).
     
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  9. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    also have a bigger samsung i got just after the other, it was used just about as much as the one that died, and is still trouble free. so it may have been random fluke.. but im OVER IT and refuse to just fix it since the guy couldnt tell me why it did it, or if it would just do it again with the replacement part. just in case its a "this models part is defective and will burn out early all the time. sorry!" type issue
     
  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Ok. Got a samsung 55" 7150 model
    3d 240hz
    Active 3d glasses, and it can convert 2d tv into 3d. It's pretty cool! Not as good as full on 3d, but still super neat. And the glasses are light since they use coin battery

    Now I need the rear SONOS Play3 speakers for 5.1!
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Do you have to pay a "license" fee for receiving TV broadcasts in the US

    UK is about US$150, (£100) and in France it is more - in France it is assumed that every one who pays taxes, (that's everyone in the country!!!), has a TV and it's charged to you automatically every year as part of the taxes on your house or where you live.

    If you have a TV and don't pay it - you are "fined" - they have vans driving around checking who is receiving a signal and compare addresses with their database …….. part of the great democratic society we all live in!!!
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    The vans are a fiction... It's all done by data analysis these days, and is easily and legally circumvented by only watching catch-up TV. The license fee is an anachronism anyway.
     
  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I've been rockin a Panasonic plasma for a few years.