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LG UM7300 43" IPS 4K TV [2019] (TV-as-Monitor) - $428.00 [Costco, TheSource, Amazon, BestBuy, Visions, LondonDrugs]

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lincoln wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 1:53 pm
So the company that Philips uses for RMA repairs apparently says my screen is broken, even though I packaged it in a TV box with foam and covered the screen with wrapping. The picture they sent me looks like someone punched the screen with a screwdriver.

This will be the last time I buy a Philips product.
Frustrating to read, let alone live.
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Any thoughts on this TV from Vizio? Primary use will be as a monitor for web browsing, productivity and watching video content, don't need to game or have amazing colour accuracy. Price at $300 seems decent, but not quite as good as the TCL that was at $250 during Prime Day.
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stillmatic11 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 3:30 pm
Any thoughts on this TV from Vizio? Primary use will be as a monitor for web browsing, productivity and watching video content, don't need to game or have amazing colour accuracy. Price at $300 seems decent, but not quite as good as the TCL that was at $250 during Prime Day.
Vizio is famous for checkboard pixels on some of it's panels. Panel uniformity is also a more common problem, which is tolerable for a TV, but undesirable in a monitor. All their panels are VA, as well.

I'm not sure it's worth cutting that corner.

I would almost recommend the TCL S425 43" 4K VA TV if you want an oversized monitor on the cheap.

Best value for money remains the LG UM7300 43" 4K IPS TV-as-Monitor.
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How far back do you sit for this monitor? I'm on the fence at the moment because I'm not sure if it will be comfortable with head and eye movement.
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Aug 27th, 2019 12:30 pm
Given the alignment of my circumstances, I justified getting a used GTX 1050 ti (graphics need and to run 4k) rather than going through all the cable adapters etc. and I also got this baby.

I'm only a few feet away but I am running everything at 100% font scale, 4:4:4 4k60. Wow lots of real estate and the picture is very nice and crisp. Excellent value, while not everything is perfect, neither were the 2x24" 1080p monitors it replaced.

While in awe, I was reminded of how I paid something similar for a 15" semi-flat CRT VGA monitor in the 90s. Very humbling, my how times have changed.
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yeedub wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 4:01 pm
How far back do you sit for this monitor? I'm on the fence at the moment because I'm not sure if it will be comfortable with head and eye movement.
At 100% scaling... I'm guessing, not as far as you'd think.

Apparently I'm a grandma for sitting 2.5' to 3.0' back at 150% scaling.
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yeedub wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 4:01 pm
How far back do you sit for this monitor? I'm on the fence at the moment because I'm not sure if it will be comfortable with head and eye movement.
I've got the legendary Ikea Jerker Mark II desk. It is placed on an attached shelf about 2/3 of the way back so the middle of the panel is at eye level (no stand for the TV needed). There is a second shelf above it for stationery and other items, so it actually looks clean where it is placed.

I sit about two-ish feet away. I only tested it last night so far, but quickly found working in quadrants to be the best solution. It will need getting used to, but as with real estate, the more space the better. The LG split screen is pretty neat as well, even if gimmicky. If I am focused on something, I enlarge the window and place it center of the panel. You can replicate dual monitor working on two screens in the middle. The only qualms I am having with it so far is using remote desktop to log into my PC. I did this at lunch and I find I am having to downsize the resolution to 1080p so I can see the screen decent from my 900p monitor at work.
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Any recommendations or good deals on an inexpensive soundbar or speakers to go with this TV to put in a bedroom?
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BranCracker wrote:
Aug 26th, 2019 9:21 pm
It's probably easier to just use the image on this page:

http://www.ozone3d.net/public/jegx/2014 ... -4k-tv.png

If you can read the text in the bottom two lines fine, then it's using 4:4:4 subsampling.
This is a bit confusing.

I'm reading this on a Seiki se39uy04 39" UltraHD display that I bought five years and a few days ago. $350ish at Tiger Direct. At the time, I thought it would be a stopgap: new displays should have gotten better and cheaper quite rapidly. It turns out that for me, 30Hz hasn't been a great hardship and the chroma subsampling rarely intrudes.

It uses 4:2:2 subsampling. I can read all the lines of text. It is true that the last two are not quite as well-defined. But they are still quite readable.
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Aug 27th, 2019 4:34 pm
Any recommendations or good deals on an inexpensive soundbar or speakers to go with this TV to put in a bedroom?
Speaking of which, who killed the Costco page?

Did the last 14 units really disappear in a few hours?

Damn.
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Usuyami wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 4:34 pm
Any recommendations or good deals on an inexpensive soundbar or speakers to go with this TV to put in a bedroom?
The LG SK1 seems decent enough
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Thanks for the super detailed post @redflagdealsguy. Bought from Amazon with the Perlesmith mount. Saved me a lot of time having to do the research myself. This seems perfect for the bedroom for watching Netflix, playing the Switch, and connecting my laptop to.

Just need to find a good audio system. How is the audio on this tv? I'm assuming all tv speakers are still shit but my last tv was from almost 10 years ago.
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Thank you, Usayami.

I have the audio sophistication of a ham sandwich, I would defer to others on audio advice. This TV's audio is more than sufficient for me, and actually sounds decent to my ears.
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Can't seem to see the Costco link... I have online cash cards I would love to use.. anyone have a suggestion?
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Aug 28th, 2019 2:07 am
Can't seem to see the Costco link... I have online cash cards I would love to use.. anyone have a suggestion?
Costco - OOS
The Source - OOS Online // Limited In-Store Stock
Visions - In Stock
Amazon.ca - In Stock by September 3rd

This sale is ending August 29th, literally tomorrow. Costco won't restock by then, so I'm recommending you consider your options with Amazon.ca, or Visions, depending on your comfort level with that store. If you're part of the PSP program and a local The Source store has stock, you could get this TV for as little as $386 (coupled with Employee Discount). Always buy with a reputable credit card like Costco Mastercard to get that additional warranty extension to 2 years.
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@redflagdealsguy Is there an easy way to have the TV turn on when you fire up your computer as a monitor normally would? Not opposed to pressing power on the remote/unit but just curious. I read about usb adapter for HDMI CEC but I wanted your opinion. Thanks!

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