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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bill18163, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Rich

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    That was one of the great things about the plasmas. Didn't matter where you viewed them from. I haven't had a problem with that with the 4K sets, tho.

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    I sit at and angle too. My OLED looks exactly the same even at extremes angles.
     
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    Yeah, I know. It was pretty hard to find a stand that was advertised to support a 65" TV, and most were 50" and smaller. My TV is mostly a glass panel and only weighs 46lbs, so with the wider 26.5" base and positive comments from folks with 65" TVs, I decided to chance it. It feels pretty stable to me, especially compared to the factory stand for my previous 55" Samsung TV.
     
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    I need a 75". I did a search on the Best Buy site and the cheapest 75" OLED is $6999.
     
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  6. slice1900

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    Well yeah OLED is much better, I'd pay more for it. But not $4500 more!

    Though I'm not sure anyone "needs" a 75" TV. Wants, yes, but not needs :)
     
  7. the2130

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    My preference for A 75" TV is based on viewing distance. I usually watch from the kitchen table, where my chair is about 19 feet from the TV in the living room.
     
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  8. Rich

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    That set will depreciate faster than a new car.

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  9. slice1900

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    All TVs depreciate very quickly, but obviously the more you spend the more value in dollar terms you lose over time. There isn't much of a used market, if for no other reason than it is difficult to safely ship a very large TV unless you saved the original box and isn't cheap. They get much larger and only freight shippers like DHL will even handle them new, UPS and Fedex wouldn't be an option for home delivery.

    Most of the advantages of OLED are lost when viewing from 19' away in another room anyway.
     
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    I agree, Rich. It just isn't worth it to me to spend that much, and I'm not interested in getting a 65" just to have an OLED TV. I've been very satisfied with my 46" LCD as far as picture quality and viewing angles. I just want a bigger screen to give me a better viewing experience from where I do most of my TV watching. What kind of TVs do you have and what would you recommend?
     
  11. Rich

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    I have four Samsung 4K sets. I just activated the fourth set. They're listed below in my signature. If you buy the Series 8 Samsungs you get a set that works damn near perfectly out of the box. If you get a Series 9 set you get an amazing set. And they work well right out of the box too. For easy setups and maintenance a Samsung with a One Connect Box is preferable. There are problems with the OCB boxes. I had one go bad on the JS8500. With the Protection Plan it cost me ~ $50 to replace the box. Simple to do. The only "normal" Samsung sets that have the One Connect Boxes are the 8500s and the 9000s.

    I bought a 58" 720p Panasonic plasma set years ago, cost me ~ $2,400. Always regretted spending that much on a TV set and really regretted it when I gave it away last year. Because of that set I try to stay at less than $2,000 a set. The 65" NU8000 we just got cost us less than $1,000 before tax. I could not find a better Sammy at the time I purchased it. No 8500s or 9000s. End of year, all the really great sets gone.

    Simply put, I don't think there's anything out there that will give you the bang for the buck that a Samsung will.

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  12. Rich

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    That's just an assumption, right? Have you ever compared sets at that distance? I can tell you a 65" 4K set looks better at 15 feet than a 42" 1080p plasma when sitting side by side. I have done that in my home. Difference was noticeable and that plasma had the best picture of all the plasmas I had.

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    Simply put, I don't think there's anything out there that will give you the bang for the buck that a Samsung will.

    Rich[/QUOTE]
    Thanks, Rich. Samsung is definitely my first choice. My 46" 1080p Samsung in the living room has been rock solid for 12 years.
     
  14. the2130

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    Probably true, which is which I'm not all that interested in spending a lot more for an OLED. I used to watch a lot more often from my recliner in the living room, but a couple of years ago I bought a high-back office chair that is almost as comfortable as sitting in a recliner. Sometimes I move to the edge of the living room or to the recliner, but I always end up gravitating back to the kitchen table, where I have my tablet in front of me, in addition to beverages and other amenities. The only drawback is that the TV isn't as big as I'd like at that distance.
     
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    Thanks, Rich. Samsung is definitely my first choice. My 46" 1080p Samsung in the living room has been rock solid for 12 years.[/QUOTE]

    One caution with Samsung. The sets that are QLED are not at all the same thing as OLED. That said Samsung’s lineup is pretty broad with the lower priced sets having HDR but not necessarily the more advanced versions of the HDR standard.

    I have a Sony 900E that I got last year, but was tossed between the Sony and comparable Samsung’s.


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  16. I WANT MORE

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    It is much cheaper than that if you shop around.
     
  17. Rich

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    Thanks, Rich. Samsung is definitely my first choice. My 46" 1080p Samsung in the living room has been rock solid for 12 years.[/QUOTE]

    Rock solid the 4K sets might not be. I have had problems with them. Make sure you can easily return the set if there's something wrong. The MU9000 that I bought in February is a good example. I started off with an MU8000 that had an outstanding picture along with a green vertical line bisecting the panel. That went back immediately and I tried a couple more 8000s that had problems. They went back too. Finally ended up throwing another $300 at the 9000. The ordeal was well worth it, the 9000 is a splendid set.

    I'm also having problems with the oldest set, the JS8500. That had a bad One Connect Box and the Protection Plan took care of the swap for a new one. Still having problems with it but I'll get it fixed or replaced.

    Don't let this put you off the Samsungs. I had far worse problems with every other set I tried by other manufacturers. And, I have problems with everything, keep that in mind.

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  18. P Smith

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    between $2000 and $3000 ?
     
  19. slice1900

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    Cheaper maybe, but "much" cheaper? The lowest price for LG's 77" OLED I can find from a dealer I've heard of is $6999. There is a company selling it on Google Shopping for $3197 with a lot of positive ratings, but given that the next lowest prices are $4399, $4650, and $4999 also from no-name companies I think it is more likely someone has gamed Google's rating system than some company is selling them for thousands less than reputable dealers.

    The $6999 from BuyDig is the lowest price from a company I've heard of before - I have bought TVs from them in the past and they almost always had the lowest price you could find anywhere outside of complete scam sites. Either they are no longer a low price dealer, or those far lower prices are scams.
     
  20. vfr781rider

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    I bought my 77" C8 from BuyDig a month ago for 5k.
     
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