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[Costco] Element 32-in. 720p Roku Smart TV $139.97

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[Costco] Element 32-in. 720p Roku Smart TV $139.97

https://www.costco.ca/element-32-in.-72 ... 11402.html
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Features:
Built-in Roku platform with easy-to-use Roku remote
720P HD resolution
Works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
Free Roku mobile app

604 unit available as of 22:50PM EST Feb 19
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Nov 29, 2020
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aomous wrote: 720p in 2021? Really bruh?
Some people are on a budget, and not all the TVs have to be 1080p+.

E.g. if you're gonna hang it in the kitchen and put on some Netflix series while cooking you really don't need more than 720p. Or if you are buying a TV for your kid's bedroom that will do the trick too.

Besides it has plenty of good reviews.
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Not in the market for another TV, but upvoted, nice deal OP!
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aomous wrote: 720p in 2021? Really bruh?
It's a 32" TV. That size, at normal viewing distance, you won't be able to tell the difference between 720P and 1080P.

And 'bruh', it's $140, I mean, really?
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Prolly the same Sharp branded one at Visions, which went for $98 on BF. I'm waiting for $98 again lol.
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aomous wrote: Ehh maybe not you but my eyes are totally fine and I can DEFINITELY notice the difference between 720p and 1080p even on a 32" even from a distance. Just too used too 4k these days that the lower the res the more noticeable it gets.
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aomous wrote: Ehh maybe not you but my eyes are totally fine and I can DEFINITELY notice the difference between 720p and 1080p even on a 32" even from a distance. Just too used too 4k these days that the lower the res the more noticeable it gets.
What distance?

While I believe you BELIEVE you notice a difference, in an A-B test, at a typical viewing distance, you wouldn't be able to.

This isn't opinion, it's science. You're eyes just don't have the resolution to be able to perceive any difference between 720p and 1080p at a normal TV viewing distance.

Get close up? Yes, most certainly.

Note this is NOT a discussion about source content, 720p content can sometimes be encoded worse (or better) than 1080p content, which manifests as artifacts that if you know what you are looking for, will notice.

Ignoring all that, it's $140. Don't want it? Don't buy it.
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repatch wrote: What distance?

While I believe you BELIEVE you notice a difference, in an A-B test, at a typical viewing distance, you wouldn't be able to.

This isn't opinion, it's science. You're eyes just don't have the resolution to be able to perceive any difference between 720p and 1080p at a normal TV viewing distance.

Get close up? Yes, most certainly.

Note this is NOT a discussion about source content, 720p content can sometimes be encoded worse (or better) than 1080p content, which manifests as artifacts that if you know what you are looking for, will notice.

Ignoring all that, it's $140. Don't want it? Don't buy it.
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repatch wrote: What distance?

While I believe you BELIEVE you notice a difference, in an A-B test, at a typical viewing distance, you wouldn't be able to.

This isn't opinion, it's science. You're eyes just don't have the resolution to be able to perceive any difference between 720p and 1080p at a normal TV viewing distance.

Get close up? Yes, most certainly.

Note this is NOT a discussion about source content, 720p content can sometimes be encoded worse (or better) than 1080p content, which manifests as artifacts that if you know what you are looking for, will notice.

Ignoring all that, it's $140. Don't want it? Don't buy it.
max011 wrote: Don't feed Trolls!!....
Definitely not trolling. I don't know how far away you guys watch your TV on a 32" from, but even from 5ft away, I will definitely notice a difference in 720p vs 1080p and I do. I'm not just saying this as a possibility but I am saying this from actual experience. I wouldn't even consider 720p HD anymore, maybe for older folks its fine especially people who just watch cable and TV from their live android IP boxes. The clarity just isn't the same.
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Well its only saving grace is the roku. Since it or a firetv for builtin are safe enough to connect to your network since they are independently support. Otherwise better be a proven brand name to merit using its smart function.

A 99 or less and a firetv lite on sale would be a better expense unless your off grid and need to save power.
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I'd buy a 720p tv just wish it was a little cheaper but I suppose it being a smart TV is super nice.

E: Ok then should have read down thread. Does anyone know if Roku remotes are transferrable. i.e. could you use it on another RokuBox
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growler wrote: Any Plex support on this?
Roku TV has a plex channel so I would say yes.
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wolfkin wrote: E: Ok then should have read down thread. Does anyone know if Roku remotes are transferrable. i.e. could you use it on another RokuBox
Not always, it depends on the type of Roku device that you have: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.busine ... able%3famp

The one that comes with this TV is probably the IR one, at least judging by the price point. Though I could definitely be wrong, would be best to find full manufacturer's specs.
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aomous wrote: Definitely not trolling. I don't know how far away you guys watch your TV on a 32" from, but even from 5ft away, I will definitely notice a difference in 720p vs 1080p and I do. I'm not just saying this as a possibility but I am saying this from actual experience. I wouldn't even consider 720p HD anymore, maybe for older folks its fine especially people who just watch cable and TV from their live android IP boxes. The clarity just isn't the same.
You watch TV from 5ft away?

That's not a regular viewing distance at all.
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Not bad for a 32. Perfect for smaller area. Kids room etc. Thnx
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nikhil1 wrote: is this available instore?
Yes, I picked one up at the Orillia store for $129.97.
The picture's not too bad actually.
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repatch wrote: You watch TV from 5ft away?

That's not a regular viewing distance at all.
Depends, I play games on my 65" from 4ft ish away

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