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#121 racerfan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 18, 2017 - 11:02 pm

I agree with not bothering with Hitachi.

As for the Samsungs, I've been looking at these as well, so I went to see them on display in the store today. Rtings.com wasn't kidding when they said picture degrades rapidly when viewed at an angle. If you will have it directly in front of the bed, it will be a great TV. If it will be off at an angle, it won't be your best choice. In my observations, the LG or even a Vizio work better at angles.


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I'm about the furthest thing from being a videophile (much more into audio, actually), but personally I wouldn't even keep the Hitachi on a list with those other choices.  I understand it's going in your bedroom, but do your eyes become less discerning when you enter the bedroom?  (Don't answer that.....lol!)

 

Myself, I'd look at the two Samsungs.  They are almost identical except the 6290 gives up all Bluetooth connectivity and has a much more basic remote.....the remote is what may tip the balance towards the 6300 in my eyes. 

 

The LG's good, but I more favor the Samsung.

What about this one   Samsung UN55MU6490 It is a curved TV and same price as the UN55MU6300 but has more HDMI and USB slots.   Does anyone have a curved TV   Is it better to see from the side? Not that it really matters since the bed is straight ahead.  I do have a chaise to the left of the TV and was thinking of changing the stand I have now which is stationary to one that turns if I am sitting there.  I am so confused  LOL



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Posted Nov 18, 2017 - 11:08 pm

What about this one Samsung UN55MU6490 It is a curved TV and same price as the UN55MU6300 but has more HDMI and USB slots. Does anyone have a curved TV Is it better to see from the side? Not that it really matters since the bed is straight ahead. I do have a chaise to the left of the TV and was thinking of changing the stand I have now which is stationary to one that turns if I am sitting there. I am so confused LOL


That one is to the MU6500 what the MU6290 is to the MU6300. Saw these in the stores today as well. They did seem to fare a bit better when you view them from an angle than the 6290/6300 do. Not sure if it was directly related to the curved screen, but that would be my guess.


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Posted Nov 18, 2017 - 11:48 pm

That one is to the MU6500 what the MU6290 is to the MU6300. Saw these in the stores today as well. They did seem to fare a bit better when you view them from an angle than the 6290/6300 do. Not sure if it was directly related to the curved screen, but that would be my guess.


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Thank you .  So the difference is the Remote. Says the remote can replace all remotes?  Since I use cable which does the same it really does not matter. Not sure if I want to go up anther $100 for the 6500 but do like the curved look LOL



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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 3:36 am

Just curious.....want a 50"-55" TV for my "office".  Looking to spend no more than $550.  I will avoid TV's from Sharp, Toshiba, TCL, Westinghouse, Element, Insignia, et al, for the most part.

 

From what I've seen at BB, Target, Newegg, Amazon, etc., the Samsung UN50MU6300 appears to fit my wants pretty close.  $424 from Newegg (although I wish it was avail. for that price almost anywhere else). 

 

Any better suggestions?  Did see an LG 55UJ6540....its HDR seems to work a bit better than the Samsung above, but its price is almost $600 and doubt it's going on sale.

 

I think you would be hard pressed to do better than this...

 

55" 4K HDR for $314.49 if you pick it up yourself!   https://www.target.c...gt_adv_xasd0002   TCL 55" 4K 120Hz CMI Roku Smart LED TV - Black (55S405)
 
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Ratings here...
 


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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 3:40 am

Looking for everyone's opinion on the best "65 4k deal?

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Right now, no lines, order online for pickup, 

 

$594.99

 

TCL 65" 4K HDR 120Hz CMI Roku Smart LED TV - Black (65S405)

 

https://www.target.c...-s/-/A-50939781



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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 8:42 am

Element TVs (Fire TV edition) are on sale...

 

Amazon BF deals up now. 43-inch TV: $382.49, 50-inch: $254.99, 55-inch: $339.99, 65-inch: $764.99.  Happy shopping!



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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 10:48 am

Amazon has priced matched Target on the Roku TVs.  Shipped free and 5% back with Prime card.  Happy shopping!

 

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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 2:24 pm

 

I think you would be hard pressed to do better than this...

 

55" 4K HDR for $314.49 if you pick it up yourself!   https://www.target.c...gt_adv_xasd0002   TCL 55" 4K 120Hz CMI Roku Smart LED TV - Black (55S405)
 
?ui=2&ik=a75ac4ab0e&view=fimg&th=15fd3ed
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Ratings here...
 

 

I have a TCL smart TV with Roku, its not even 2 years old yet and the motherboard has been replaced 2x  



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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 2:28 pm

That one is to the MU6500 what the MU6290 is to the MU6300. Saw these in the stores today as well. They did seem to fare a bit better when you view them from an angle than the 6290/6300 do. Not sure if it was directly related to the curved screen, but that would be my guess.


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Wittenlover, I just ordered from Target the UN55MU6290 for $499.  Since it is on the wall across from the foot of my bed it is a straight view should not have a problem with side view. I was going to get the curved one for $599 but my Daughter talked me out of it, saying I did not need it since its a straight view LOL  Now I can remove the TCL with ROKU 55" Smart wall ornament off my wall  It is less than 2 years old and the motherboard has been replaced 2x already, first was  when it was 4 months old, 2nd time 2 weeks ago.  I waited a while could not find my receipt for the extended warranty should have been fixed by a year old.  



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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 11:09 pm

Wittenlover, I just ordered from Target the UN55MU6290 for $499. Since it is on the wall across from the foot of my bed it is a straight view should not have a problem with side view. I was going to get the curved one for $599 but my Daughter talked me out of it, saying I did not need it since its a straight view LOL Now I can remove the TCL with ROKU 55" Smart wall ornament off my wall It is less than 2 years old and the motherboard has been replaced 2x already, first was when it was 4 months old, 2nd time 2 weeks ago. I waited a while could not find my receipt for the extended warranty should have been fixed by a year old.


The Samsung is a beautiful TV for direct line viewing. Given your setup, it's a good fit. Hope you enjoy it! :)


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Posted Nov 19, 2017 - 11:11 pm

The Samsung is a beautiful TV for direct line viewing. Given your setup, it's a good fit. Hope you enjoy it! :)


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Posted Nov 21, 2017 - 7:18 am

OK... So I've been wrapping up my actual in-store recon (for now) on TVs. Settled on a model and size that I really like, given my somewhat limited budget - the Sony XBR49X800E. Problem: Lowest price I've seen (new) is still $100 over my max budget right now. Guess no TV for me yet. Maybe before the "big game". (But absolutely let me know if you guys happen to see this model around the $600 price point!) 


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Posted Nov 21, 2017 - 8:10 pm

I want a bigger tv but the reviews are mixed on all of them. I want a 65in. I looked at the Samsung and Vizio but each has its on limitation. Sam's has the vizio for 600 but it is just an oversized monitor Picture looks good in store but that image is usually an uploaded picture and not true streaming. The Samsung in Target paper has issues as well. Not sure if it is even FULL HDR



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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 8:12 am

I want a bigger tv but the reviews are mixed on all of them. I want a 65in. I looked at the Samsung and Vizio but each has its on limitation. Sam's has the vizio for 600 but it is just an oversized monitor Picture looks good in store but that image is usually an uploaded picture and not true streaming. The Samsung in Target paper has issues as well. Not sure if it is even FULL HDR

 

I literally did recon in several stores, looking at the same models, to see how the picture looked on the TVs, for exactly the reason you state. I got lucky at BB, as there was another couple there actually planning on purchasing a TV that night and they had a sales guy get some actual content up from a USB stick he had. I stuck close to observe. Not quite actual streaming, but far better than the stock demos they run on most TVs. 

 

You can read all the reviews you want (and they do have very good information) but it really comes down to what you like best for your specific situation (as I'm sure you well know). If you're not in a rush, hold off for now, keep doing more recon, and wait for the sales in January after CES. You might get an even better deal than you can this weekend on a great set that will tick all the boxes for what you're looking for. 


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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 9:38 am

Could not agree more.  Remember that Walmart takes TVs back up to 90 days for any/no reason.  The best deal I ever got on a TV was the weekend OF the Superbowl.  I was tenting with the Boy Scouts when I got notified of a 60" 1080p LG set for <$600.  I would not have a chance to see it before the purchase, but bought with confidence knowing Walmart would take the set back.  The first HDTV I bought was also sight unseen.  The price (BestBuy) was so good, I just bought it, but I scheduled delivery so far out that I could cancel if I changed my mind.  Still have that 720p 55" Samsung from 2008 and it still looks great.



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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 11:52 am

Just curious.....want a 50"-55" TV for my "office". Looking to spend no more than $550. I will avoid TV's from Sharp, Toshiba, TCL, Westinghouse, Element, Insignia, et al, for the most part.

From what I've seen at BB, Target, Newegg, Amazon, etc., the Samsung UN50MU6300 appears to fit my wants pretty close. $424 from Newegg (although I wish it was avail. for that price almost anywhere else).

Any better suggestions? Did see an LG 55UJ6540....its HDR seems to work a bit better than the Samsung above, but its price is almost $600 and doubt it's going on sale.

You are avoiding a great tv in the P605 55 inch from Besy buy. The insignia TVs are great for the office with roku built in. Is it truly an office or are you primarily wanting to watch 4k movies?

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:05 pm

OK I asked before but got no answer

Any thoughts on the following. It is for the bedroom.

60" Hitachi at Sams Club
Samsung UN55MU6290
Samsung UN55MU6300
LG 55J6300

Any help would be appreciated Thanks

I am fine with either of the last two but I am partial to the LG. Their android operating system is so good. And I believe that television also has HDR unless you try to go to Best Buy and it'll tell you otherwise always go to the manufacturer site first for your information.

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Hmmm....not sure where this would best go. Is there ANY benefit of having 4K bluray player with a 1080p TV? Will the 4K discs look any better than the bluray? I'm thinking might be worth the difference for whenever I upgrade but not completely sold on the idea yet.

It will if you get a 4K Blu-ray player that will last like the Oppo 203. That one is very expensive but built like a tank and you have to go to the manufacturer to get it. I would wait until you actually get a 4K TV set with HDR before purchasing any 4K equipment for longevity sake

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I agree with not bothering with Hitachi.

As for the Samsungs, I've been looking at these as well, so I went to see them on display in the store today. Rtings.com wasn't kidding when they said picture degrades rapidly when viewed at an angle. If you will have it directly in front of the bed, it will be a great TV. If it will be off at an angle, it won't be your best choice. In my observations, the LG or even a Vizio work better at angles.


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And to add to that if you can swing it and you ain't angles are not that great purchase a dual arm articulating wall mount. That will take care of bad viewing angles in most cases

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I am not a fan of the curved TV and by the looks of it neither are many others because of the fire sales going on right now and just last year they were all the rage

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:09 pm

I have a TCL smart TV with Roku, its not even 2 years old yet and the motherboard has been replaced 2x

Have you checked your ground outside to see if it's attached or properly grounded. My LG went out twice because of the non-existent ground where the Earth ground should be

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Be especially suspicious if your cable comes in at a different place than your Earth ground is at

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:19 pm

Sorry I've been out of it the last week....had a death in the family and have been crazy busy transporting the family halfway across the country on no notice and dealing with funeral homes, florists, church schedules, upset family, not to mention work and school, etc...

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.


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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Have you checked your ground outside to see if it's attached or properly grounded. My LG went out twice because of the non-existent ground where the Earth ground should be

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Sorry I've been out of it the last week....had a death in the family and have been crazy busy transporting the family halfway across the country on no notice and dealing with funeral homes, florists, church schedules, upset family, not to mention work and school, etc...

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.

 

So sorry to hear, Pnambic. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving in spite of all the craziness. 


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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 12:40 pm

That is great. I have seen since my episode where two grounds are actually recommended

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 1:18 pm

That is great. I have seen since my episode where two grounds are actually recommended

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May I ask how these 2 tvs compare?  I can get this one Samsung UN55MU6071 from AAFES for $399 no tax ,  and I purchased this one from Target on Sunday UN55MU5290 for $450 with tax.    Curious if they are the same.  6071 has the smart remote.  It is for my bedroom and want the best price if possible if the same TV.  Straight on view. I know its only a $50 difference.


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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 1:39 pm

May I ask how these 2 tvs compare? I can get this one Samsung UN55MU6071 from AAFES for $399 no tax , and I purchased this one from Target on Sunday UN55MU5290 for $450 with tax. Curious if they are the same. 6071 has the smart remote. It is for my bedroom and want the best price if possible if the same TV. Straight on view. I know its only a $50 difference.

According to sources that 6071 is a brand new TV similar to the 6290 in specs. The reason it is so hard to find that the release date is tomorrow. There is a bounce-back coupon that could take the cost even lower if one of you is a veteran

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 1:44 pm

According to sources that 6071 is a brand new TV similar to the 6290 in specs. The reason it is so hard to find that the release date is tomorrow. There is a bounce-back coupon that could take the cost even lower if one of you is a veteran

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My son is active duty. I do know veterans. What is a bounce back coupon? How much?

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My son is active duty. I do know veterans. What is a bounce back coupon? How much?

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Its a,preorder on the AAFES website

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 2:02 pm

I will try to have that information for you later

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 2:13 pm

I will try to have that information for you later

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 2:45 pm

https://www.vetverify.org

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The bounce back coupon is expired. 21st

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He veterans bounce-back coupon expired on the 21st

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Posted Nov 22, 2017 - 3:50 pm

https://www.vetverify.org

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The bounce back coupon is expired. 21st

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He veterans bounce-back coupon expired on the 21st

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