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Postby Vorpel on Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:48 am

If you have a few models in mind please post them and we can help research/compare.
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Postby mistersmith on Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:51 pm

Vorpel wrote:If you have a few models in mind please post them and we can help research/compare.


Thanks. At this point I'm starting to think a better question is "where can I find old 2015 leftover stock." Lol. I expected to get past-year stuff for like $600-700, but it looks like that's not the case.
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Postby NEWPORTS69 on Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:56 pm

sammy plasmas still have best blacks imo, bought a 60 and couple 40s when they were gettin rid of em years ago and still all run, yea they put off lot heat n eat more juice but who cares
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Postby andruw000 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:59 am

mistersmith wrote:
Vorpel wrote:If you have a few models in mind please post them and we can help research/compare.


Thanks. At this point I'm starting to think a better question is "where can I find old 2015 leftover stock." Lol. I expected to get past-year stuff for like $600-700, but it looks like that's not the case.


Heads-up -- Dell has a Vizio E65 + $350 GC for $899. Sell the GC for $300 and your net cost is right there.

Edit: GC expires in 90 days, so you might have some trouble selling it.
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Postby SurfingJeff on Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:50 am

The reviews on the Roku TV look pretty promosing:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/16/15815602/tcl-roku-tv-4k-series-review-best-budget-tv

Seems like it nicely balanced the features you'd want, but at a budget price.
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Postby theperfecttree on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:17 pm

Walmart is clearing out a 65" 2015 Samsung for $399. slim chance there's stock in your area but worth a shot for that price. check local stock here

65" Vizio E65-61 (2017 model) refurb for $590

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thanks to your post I ventured over to slickdeals and upgraded my setup for almost nothing :clap: . Sold my old TV and bought a 55" LeEco for only $349. It's a great mid-range TV (4k, HDR10, built-in Android for easy Kodi setup, aluminium body). LeEco is Chinese company that went balls out on the US market then quickly crashed and burned. Wal-mart is doing a firesale and lots of stores still have the 55" model at that price. More info here if anyone's interested
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Postby MedicinalGrade on Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:16 pm

Sammy 4K, smart, 6300 (lower end), Elevenish but it's a 2017 model. He's selling em quickly.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-UN65MU6 ... SwvKtY~7DJ
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Postby pvecchi on Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:39 pm

davemfan wrote:Got a Samsung 8000 series last Fall. Really great set. Stunning 4k picture. Apps load quickly (even though you said you don't care about smart).


My buddy just got the 9000 series and it's simply amazing
Been rockin my old LN40A650 for nearly a decade and an seriouly considering upgrading to the 8000 or 9000 series. Not sold on OLED of QLED yet and figure it's a ways off until they are priced where I would consider it
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Postby Vorpel on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:25 pm

pvecchi wrote:
davemfan wrote:Got a Samsung 8000 series last Fall. Really great set. Stunning 4k picture. Apps load quickly (even though you said you don't care about smart).


My buddy just got the 9000 series and it's simply amazing
Been rockin my old LN40A650 for nearly a decade and an seriouly considering upgrading to the 8000 or 9000 series. Not sold on OLED of QLED yet and figure it's a ways off until they are priced where I would consider it


The Samsung 9000 series is awesome! I've got a 48" that I use as my main monitor (so much awesome about this set).
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Postby mistersmith on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:32 pm

Alright I drymounted my TV up last night drinking beer -- like you do -- so I gotta do this thing. But my eyes are glazing over shopping online. I"m going to Best Buy Saturday to look for open box deals but who's got a better link? Who can talk me out of this for $999?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-65- ... Id=5400401

Anyway, find me something better for at or under $1k and I"ll send a mystery tube. 65-70 inches, not curved, hopefully HDR. I'm hating shopping.

(note: I have no Best Buy loyalty, just coincidence that I found that set online and it's the only store in all of SF)
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Postby pewter14 on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:59 pm

mistersmith wrote:Alright I drymounted my TV up last night drinking beer


Story time.
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Postby mistersmith on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:09 pm

pewter14 wrote:
mistersmith wrote:Alright I drymounted my TV up last night drinking beer


Story time.


If you know what a "gusher" is, the world's worst went off in my living room last night. I spent two hours scrubbing black beer out of and off of about everything in there. It was nuclear -- and it permanently damaged my TV screen.
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Postby sez752 on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:17 pm

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-65-class ... Id=5622526

Looks like the same specs as the Samsung but is an LG. $100 cheaper. You probably saw this one, but figured it was worth noting.
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Postby mistersmith on Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:19 pm

After spending the evening staring at TVs and specs and all, I made one last lap through the Open Bix section and got an LG OLED65B6P for less than half price. On paper, I didn't want to spend that kind of money, but the value was goddamn ridiculous. Thanks everyone for their inputs!

Hot take: I thought the Samsungs were the worst in the store. Lol.
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Postby bloodthrust on Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm

So all it took was an exploding beer to finally get your dumb ass out of the rear projection world? Congarts.
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