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Can ppl guide me on which TV to buy ?

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Apr 26, 2017
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Can ppl guide me on which TV to buy ?

There is 3d tv, curve tv, 4k tv, oled, led, , android tv, uhd. all this crap can someone guide me on what to purchase ??

my budget: up to 1k (most likely going to buy either used or new one from kijiji )

size: 55inch - 60 inch
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3d tv dead
Curve TV is silly
4K/UHD : don't believe in UHD-certified cr@p, check rtings
Android TV: nice to have but non-essential

OLED > FALD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> edge-lit
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Plasma or gtfo.

Sadly, they don't make them anymore...
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mrweather wrote: Plasma or gtfo.

Sadly, they don't make them anymore...
Clearly you haven't watched a quality OLED TV. They eclipse plasma in every way ;).
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"Quality" being the key word. I've seem some crappy so-called OLEDs before.
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Mistersprinkles wrote: Clearly you haven't watched a quality OLED TV. They eclipse plasma in every way ;).
Not any of the ones I have looked at. ( was looking as recently as last week)

They still lack the deep warm natural color depth you only get with a high end plasma.

My F8500 won't be going anywhere any time soon, for that reason alone.
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Gutty96 wrote: Not any of the ones I have looked at. ( was looking as recently as last week)

They still lack the deep warm natural color depth you only get with a high end plasma.

My F8500 won't be going anywhere any time soon, for that reason alone.
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. OLED looks better to me.
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With ~$1k budget. Probably best you can aim for is something around 55" 4k LED TV with limited HDR. Smart function will probably be built in but will it be useful is another matter. If you boost your budget to about $1250 I am sure you'll have a lot more choices especially with black friday around the corner.
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coilz wrote: With ~$1k budget. Probably best you can aim for is something around 55" 4k LED TV with limited HDR. Smart function will probably be built in but will it be useful is another matter. If you boost your budget to about $1250 I am sure you'll have a lot more choices especially with black friday around the corner.
no but i am looking to get a used tv so a $1k budget for a used tv would mean the tv was originally like $2500 in store...
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Apr 26, 2017
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also ppl: does OLED matter that much? or is 4k good enough?
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anvil01 wrote: no but i am looking to get a used tv so a $1k budget for a used tv would mean the tv was originally like $2500 in store...
Holy cow, where do you live?

Around here 1k on a used tv means they picked it up on sale 5 years ago for $999.00 but they have just updated and will let it go for that. Oh, and low ball offers will not be considered.
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anvil01 wrote: come on ppl help me!!!
This 60" 4K Samsung is better than your kijiji link, and it is all you will need (Flat, 4K, Smart TV, wifi, screen cast) $899:
http://www.factorydirect.ca/Canada-/Ele ... v-W-Wifi/0
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anvil01 wrote: come on ppl help me!!!
Dude, IMO you better forget about all this marketing junk.
You should just carefully measure your room/furniture, and get TV with larges possible diagonal withing your budget, preferably from major tv brand (samsung, lg, sony, panasonic etc, ) but not necessary.
Ie if your room fits 65'' - hunt for 65, ignoring everything else. You may or may not use all these new features, but you would never regret going bigger.
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I'm in the same boat with a similar budget, still feeling very sour after my costco samsung died just after the free second year extended warranty period. Never had a CRT or LCD display die on me, haven't bought a TV since but my living room feels empty without one.

Are there any particular brands/models/series with proven reliability? Leaning towards LG
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BuciMaci wrote: This 60" 4K Samsung is better than your kijiji link, and it is all you will need (Flat, 4K, Smart TV, wifi, screen cast) $899:
http://www.factorydirect.ca/Canada-/Ele ... v-W-Wifi/0
but i thought ppl were saying go for OLED ? what the hell is OLED is it that big of differnece ?
dude i didnt even know screencast was a thing see this is what i mean i need helpp
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KosMos wrote: Dude, IMO you better forget about all this marketing junk.
You should just carefully measure your room/furniture, and get TV with larges possible diagonal withing your budget, preferably from major tv brand (samsung, lg, sony, panasonic etc, ) but not necessary.
Ie if your room fits 65'' - hunt for 65, ignoring everything else. You may or may not use all these new features, but you would never regret going bigger.
Bro-in law bought that 75in Sharp from Costco. Movies/TV-Shows have never looked uglier. Giant screens are extremely unforgiving.
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