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Hisense U78G 75" - 1598.97

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Feb 7, 2007
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[Costco] Hisense U78G 75" - 1598.97

I just noticed that the U78G is on sale in the latest Costco email. I remember seeing posts about this TV.

We're in the market for a 75". Should we pull the trigger now or wait till after summer?

https://www.costco.ca/.product.8687875.html
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Please put the screen size in the title.
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Good value and Costco is forgiving if the panel lottery doesn't work out.

God bless.
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May 31, 2005
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I’m looking at this or the TCL r646.
Unfortunately Costco doesn’t have tcl anymore.
Best Buy does, but their warranty prices
are totally bonkers
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setTopbox wrote: I’m looking at this or the TCL r646.
Unfortunately Costco doesn’t have tcl anymore.
Best Buy does, but their warranty prices
are totally bonkers
For that reason alone, consider the Costco panel.

Their 5 year warranty is generally bulletproof and highly affordable.

Plus you can go back and forth buying, exchanging, or returning panels until you find one you like.
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Jan 8, 2021
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Please note that U78G 75 inch has an IPS panel ( unlike other sizes which have an VA) so contrast isn't as good. We ultimately went with 75 inch U68G from Costco since I think it will work better for us personally. The U7G has 120 Hz and other better features so it is a compromise.
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Jul 19, 2015
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Thx op, hot deal. Not sure why it isn't getting more interest, it's been posted at higher prices previously and had more attention, this is as low as it's been. Rated up there with the Sony x90j, except $700 dollars less.
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Nov 11, 2018
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GoldenCanuck wrote: Please note that U78G 75 inch has an IPS panel ( unlike other sizes which have an VA) so contrast isn't as good. We ultimately went with 75 inch U68G from Costco since I think it will work better for us personally. The U7G has 120 Hz and other better features so it is a compromise.
I've had the 75u78g for 6 months now. Love it. Contrast, brightness and backlight make the TV Extremely bright. The picture quality and colors are nice. I appreciate the wide viewing angles - can sit at kitchen table or island bar stools and still watch a movie when all the couch seats are filled. 120hz and Xbox is truly an amazing experience. A lot of folks don't rave about dolby vision and in my opinion it's the real cherry on the top. Looks stunning on this TV - very polished content over HDR

Pull the trigger - you won't be disappointed. Mine has minor IPS glow top left. If it gets worse I will exchange. Otherwise A++
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xTurboZx wrote: I've had the 75u78g for 6 months now. Love it. Contrast, brightness and backlight make the TV Extremely bright. The picture quality and colors are nice. I appreciate the wide viewing angles - can sit at kitchen table or island bar stools and still watch a movie when all the couch seats are filled. 120hz and Xbox is truly an amazing experience. A lot of folks don't rave about dolby vision and in my opinion it's the real cherry on the top. Looks stunning on this TV - very polished content over HDR

Pull the trigger - you won't be disappointed. Mine has minor IPS glow top left. If it gets worse I will exchange. Otherwise A++
You are correct. This is an excellent value TV and IPS brightness makes it great in bright living rooms.
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Nov 25, 2021
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xTurboZx wrote: I've had the 75u78g for 6 months now. Love it. Contrast, brightness and backlight make the TV Extremely bright. The picture quality and colors are nice. I appreciate the wide viewing angles - can sit at kitchen table or island bar stools and still watch a movie when all the couch seats are filled. 120hz and Xbox is truly an amazing experience. A lot of folks don't rave about dolby vision and in my opinion it's the real cherry on the top. Looks stunning on this TV - very polished content over HDR

Pull the trigger - you won't be disappointed. Mine has minor IPS glow top left. If it gets worse I will exchange. Otherwise A++
I have a U78G 55” and I agree with everything you say, my only complaint is that my panel has one stuck pixel, however I can’t see it from where I’m sitting. I also want to add that if you get this tv, you might want to set local dimming to medium instead of high, it made the blacks look much darker to me while barely affecting the bright parts
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qwertyuiop101244 wrote: Wdym panel lottery?
Some panels can have image consistency issues.

They're normally not noticeable except on an all white screen.

This is why Costco warranty, return, and exchange policy is so helpful.
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For what it's worth, it has been "on sale" at this price for the last month - they just keep pushing the "price good until" date back. I know this because my sister panic bought it at the start of the month thinking that the price was going up, even though she doesn't need it till she moves into her new place next month.
[OP]
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Feb 7, 2007
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It's headed to the basement movie room on Saturday! The 65" LCD can find a new home on the main floor.

Thanks everyone for the advice. I've had my eye on a new tv for quite awhile and figured I should pull the trigger sooner than later before our 15+ yr old plasma dies on our main floor.
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Can someone comment on the warranty? Should I get it?
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penner wrote: Can someone comment on the warranty? Should I get it?
$100 for 5 years is an easy yes.
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penner wrote: Can someone comment on the warranty? Should I get it?
Costco TV warranty is almost always a no-brainer.
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Just curious do most people order online for TVs of this size? Since they most likely need to be delivered anyways.

Also, do the TV stand bases vary a lot in size? I'm looking for something with as reasonably narrow depth as possible as space is limited and I'm not planning on wall mounting.
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Nov 25, 2020
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Is the U68G best bet for non-gamers or is the U78G worth the 400$ premium ?

Usage would be Just general TV/Netflix watching on bright living room if that’s relevant.

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