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Any good deals on 65"+ televisions

In the market for a 65 or 70 inch as my 52 inch just crapped out. Doesn't have to be 4k
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1tallaznguy wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 5:31 pm
In the market for a 65 or 70 inch as my 52 inch just crapped out. Doesn't have to be 4k
I am hearing good things about the 65" RCA 4k TV that goes on sale frequently at RCSS. I saw the 65" Haier model at Costco which is the same TV and I really liked it.

It's kind of an awkward time to be buying a TV. 1080p TVs are obsolete, and HDR 4k TVs are too expensive. I chose the middle ground and bought the 55" RCA 4k TV. I really like it. But I also have a lot of uses for the 4k resolution.

My advice to you would be to buy a 4k TV if you want something that size. You will *really* notice the increased detail. As for HDR, it depends on the cost. If you're fussy you're not going to like the RCA or Haier models.
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Thanks for the quick reply. If 1080p is being phased out I think 4k will be next in priority. As for the HDR 4k I don't think Ita necessary at this time.
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When is 1080p being phased out? There is hardly any 4k content. 1080p content on a 4k set is still 1080p. These days TV sets aren't built to last. By the time a new 1080p set breaks down, 4k may still not be mainstream.
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Mar 19th, 2017 9:14 pm
When is 1080p being phased out? There is hardly any 4k content. 1080p content on a 4k set is still 1080p. These days TV sets aren't built to last. By the time a new 1080p set breaks down, 4k may still not be mainstream.
There is actually a ton of 4k content. Loads of 4k content on Netflix. I'm a huge sports fan and I have 4k TSN and Sportsnet. There are plenty of games being broadcast in 4k. I also have a high end gaming PC hooked up to my TV. It all depends on your needs and what you want. However non-HDR 4k TVs have pretty much reached cost parity with 1080p TVs. So I see no reason why you shouldn't go with 4k if buying a TV today. Even if you pay a $100-200 premium for 4k it's worth it IMO. There's that old saying "penny wise, pound foolish". If you buy a 1080p TV today I can guarantee you that you're going to want a 4k TV in relatively short order.

As for the reliability it's cheap and trivial to replace both the motherboard and the power supply on pretty much any TV. And generally speaking 90% of TV failures are due to one of those two components, usually the power supply. Costco also offers a 5 year warranty for a very good price.
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