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Help Buying old 1080p TV's??

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Sep 19, 2019
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Help Buying old 1080p TV's??

I'm looking to buy a used 1080p TV, but it has to be between 75 and 80 inches.
These for some reason are very hard to find.
I've looked everywhere on Kijiji, Ebay, amazon....etc, but couldnt find any.

If you're wondering why I need a 1080p its because I have IPTV and they havent started broadcasting in 4K yet
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TVs don't come to that sizes for just 1080p. They are smart, 4K at least. Good luck finding one.
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Just get a 4K TV. Doesn't really matter if the source is only 1080i/p. The 4K TV will upscale.
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EugW wrote: Just get a 4K TV. Doesn't really matter if the source is only 1080i/p. The 4K TV will upscale.
Upscaling hurts image quality.
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DHWestview wrote: How so??
If it's good upscaling it can look like even better. Look for a cheap last gen 4K 75" panel.
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post on facebook marketplace or search
"When operating the viewfinder diopter control with your eye to the viewfinder, care should be taken not to put your finger in your eye accidentally."
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DHWestview wrote: Great advice. I found one, lets see if I can talk him down to $400

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 351403489/
That TV is defective.

"The price is low to make room for a 4K asap and due to a few bright-spots on the lower portion of the screen. This is not due to damage but a factory backlight design flaw. There are no dead pixels or issues with the picture quality or response. I have it hooked up and you may see it working before you buy. The bright spots 90% of the time are not noticeable. Reasonable offers will be accepted"
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EugW wrote: That TV is defective.

"The price is low to make room for a 4K asap and due to a few bright-spots on the lower portion of the screen. This is not due to damage but a factory backlight design flaw. There are no dead pixels or issues with the picture quality or response. I have it hooked up and you may see it working before you buy. The bright spots 90% of the time are not noticeable. Reasonable offers will be accepted"
I saw that, but it might not be a huge deal. I would check out the TV while its on before I'd buy
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lead wrote: Upscaling hurts image quality.
I mean... OP is running IPTV.
That's not exactly known for 100% crisp clear image quality to begin with...
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What’s your budget anyway?

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