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[Costco] 55" Haier 4K[3,840 x 2,160] LED TV - $449(+29.99 for 5 year warranty.).

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[Costco] 55" Haier 4K[3,840 x 2,160] LED TV - $449(+29.99 for 5 year warranty.).

I saw this at the St. Catharines location. I haven't had a chance to look into the set yet to see how decent or bad it is for a discount brand. You can also get additional 3 years of warranty for $29 if you buy from the store.

TL:DR; Good bang for buck TV set with poor sound

Dimensions of the box [54 1/4 x 33 3/4 x 7 3/8] (if you want to try and fit it in your vehicle.)

The stand from the widest outside point to widest outside point measures 43 1/4 inches

The TV like all 4k TV's scales 1080p content perfectly
rguichard wrote:
Aug 1st, 2016 4:49 pm
The Service Manual is available at: https://haier.encompass.com/shop/model_ ... E5500U.pdf
Factory settings can be accessed by MENU + 1147 (cf page 43)
If you want to see pics of 4:4:4 vs. 4:2:0 chroma go here

This TV does not do 4:4:4 4K @ 60hz but it does do 4:4:4 4K@ 30hz
Last edited by Evil Baby on Jul 24th, 2016 2:52 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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55" Haier 4K[3,840 x 2,160] LED TV - $499.99 - UHD - available since July 24, 2016 at Costco Canada.
3 years of warranty for $29.99 (since price is under $500)

Reported Issues:
-Noticeably darker yellow colours on some sets (old 2016 batches, not an issue with newer stock).
-Light bleed is quite pronounced in the corners (varies by set).
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Available online ($20 more to offset shipping): https://www.costco.ca/Haier-55E5500U-55 ... 00265.html
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aasoror:
Couple of things to note regarding calibration:

- Copying settings between sets (even same make and model) serves no real purpose (you are better off just eyeballing the needed changes), each set needs to be calibrated on it's own based on the individual panel inside it and the ambient light conditions where the set is installed).

- Source calibration (PC, laptop, BR player .. etc) shouldn't be done unless there is a display parameter that either can't be properly calibrated on the TV or doesn't survive power cycling, set doesn't support per input calibration (the Haier does, furthermore you can individually calibrate different signals from same input i.e. 720p, 1080p and 4k) or you have multiple sources behind a switch going to the same input of the TV. Otherwise, calibration should be done mainly using TV calibration knobs (user and service menu).

- Check the AVS calibration guide in the OP of the owners thread it has the calibration instructions as well as the calibration material to use (its pretty basic and straightforward: brightness, contrast then white balance, but it will take you a long way).
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Interesting. I wonder what the quality is like...
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najibs wrote:
Jul 24th, 2016 2:55 pm
Interesting. I wonder what the quality is like...
I can't find much online unfortunately, good news, it's from Costco so I might just pick it up and try it anyways.
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I grabbed the 65" Haier from the last Costco sale. Picture quality is great, audio is garbage.
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Permah wrote:
Jul 24th, 2016 3:01 pm
I grabbed the 65" Haier from the last Costco sale. Picture quality is great, audio is garbage.
Pretty much all new tv has garbage sound. There is no way they can pack a respectable speaker with the thinness they are going for nowadays.
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Jul 24th, 2016 3:02 pm
Pretty much all new tv has garbage sound. There is no way they can pack a respectable speaker with the thinness they are going for nowadays.
Nah, this is beyond horrible for sound. It sounds like a 100 foot long tin can. I just added a sidebar and problem fixed. I love the tv.
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This looks better than the RCA RCSS tv.
Better warranty/returns with costco and Haier is a better brand than RCA
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Quick question - is it worth getting a 4K tv if inputs will be 1080p max? future proofing would be good but does the down sampling create issues that would make a 1080p set a better idea? Thanks
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will this fit in the back of a RAV4 SUV with seats folded ?
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Quick question - is it worth getting a 4K tv if inputs will be 1080p max? future proofing would be good but does the down sampling create issues that would make a 1080p set a better idea? Thanks
No. 1080p is exactly 1/4 of a 4k resolution. So there are no down sampling at all. At worst, it looks exactly like it is a 1080p screen long as it is true 4k. There are panel out there that are fake 4k (stimulated pixel count instead of real pixel) but those are only for old base model LG 4k TVs.
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Danzak wrote:
Jul 24th, 2016 3:18 pm
Quick question - is it worth getting a 4K tv if inputs will be 1080p max? future proofing would be good but does the down sampling create issues that would make a 1080p set a better idea? Thanks
4k scales perfectly with 1080p so it really shouldnt be a problem one way or another.

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