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[Visions Electronics] Proscan 43" 4K UHD LED TV (PLED4342UHD) $198

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[Visions Electronics] Proscan 43" 4K UHD LED TV (PLED4342UHD) $198

Visions has this Proscan 43" 4K UHD LED TV (PLED4342UHD) for $178 in the BD flyer. No smart features, and no free shipping, but it will be available in store Thursday.
It might be worthwhile, if lag is OK, for someone who wants a cheap 4K gaming display, for a spare TV, or someone using a PC, Roku, Fire Stick, Android Box, for media anyway.
There is not a lot of info available, so it is kind of take a shot and see if it works out.

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Price increased to $198 until 2/9
Available online with shipping charge, but there could still be a few available instore.
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What do you mean by "if lag is OK"?

I was wondering about picking up one of these to replace an 11 year old 40" Toshiba that has a bunch of stuck pixels. Is a bottom-of-the-pile model like this likely to be better than any 11 year old model? The same? Or are there ways that it could be worse?
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Can this be used as a computer monitor for work (not gaming)?
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hohoho321 wrote: Can this be used as a computer monitor for work (not gaming)?
Probably not. There aren't any reviews and it does not say it can do 444 chroma
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bdstephe wrote: What do you mean by "if lag is OK"?

I was wondering about picking up one of these to replace an 11 year old 40" Toshiba that has a bunch of stuck pixels. Is a bottom-of-the-pile model like this likely to be better than any 11 year old model? The same? Or are there ways that it could be worse?
I meant lag in the context of gaming. If there is too much input lag, it can affect the TV's usage for gaming. Unfortunately there isn't much info on these Proscans. Both. You could find there are
things about this TV that are a revelation and there might be things that it doesn't do as well. You wont really know until you try. Depends on your previous TV and how this Proscan is.
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hohoho321 wrote: Can this be used as a computer monitor for work (not gaming)?
I wouldn't. Unless it's a TV with low input lag, you would likely see a noticeable delay even when trying to move your mouse.
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hohoho321 wrote: Can this be used as a computer monitor for work (not gaming)?
Nikhilvoid wrote: Probably not. There aren't any reviews and it does not say it can do 444 chroma
shimdachef wrote: I wouldn't. Unless it's a TV with low input lag, you would likely see a noticeable delay even when trying to move your mouse.
Very unlikely to hold up as a monitor, and I'm more forgiving than many when it comes to TV-Monitors.

Speaking of a forgiving time of year, I'm hoping @aasoror sees his gift from yours truly, I stepped into sacred TV hardware discussions with him, and ruffled a few feathers.

Merry Christmas, gents.
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Gommes wrote: https://www.costco.ca/hisense-43-in.-4k ... 84613.html

Is it worth buying this one? Please comment..
As you will probably see in some of the threads, I am a fan of these TV's as budget options for general use. They generally have decent picture quality, good sound, and the Roku OS is simple and functional, IMO. Not sure about monitor usage though. Also as with most budget LED TVs you might need to exchange it to get a decent unit though.
If you are looking at these and are not fixed on 43" the 50" is not much more at $299 in store.
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Thanks for the answer. I'm looking for a small livingroom, and not interested in using it as a monitor. 50'' or more will be too big for me. Good sound quality is important cos I don't wanna spend extra bucks later. Which one is better according to you? Buying plain proscan 4k without smart features and then paying extra for either fire stick/Roku... Or buying Hisense with smart features..
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wow, dirt cheap 4k! hot if its good monitor usage... can't buy online and pickup free instore? how much is shipping and fees? prolly kills the deal
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Gommes wrote: Thanks for the answer. I'm looking for a small livingroom, and not interested in using it as a monitor. 50'' or more will be too big for me. Good sound quality is important cos I don't wanna spend extra bucks later. Which one is better according to you? Buying plain proscan 4k without smart features and then paying extra for either fire stick/Roku... Or buying Hisense with smart features..
The Proscan is really an unknown quantity, it could turn out to be a good deal at that price or it could have some serious deficiencies. If you can still get one, can transport one easily and are near a Visions store, it might be worth a try. If not, the Hisense is a good choice for $269 at Costco, or less if there is an instore offer for BD. They have been cleared at some stores at $199 at times in the past. You can also get one shipped for $269 from Costco with the $20 Email Signup promo code, and the 5 year warranty extension is only $30.
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I just picked this up a few minutes ago. Relatively easy process - no extended warranties or anything like that were pushed on me unlike years prior. If you have an American Express or similar card, they offer purchase protection against accidental damage for 90 days and extend the manufacturers warranty up to 2 years. I’ve used them before with an out of warranty Apple device and they are great.
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I picked one up this morning. Picture quality seems good, especially considering the price. The sound quality is mediocre at best, though that seems to be common for most TVs now (my 11-year-old Toshiba definitely sounded better). I'm happy considering it was less than $200 out the door, but I might pick up a sound bar to go with it sometime in the coming weeks.
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I picked it up as well. I hooked it up to my pc and it's only running at 30 hz. The description says it should be able to run at 60hz on 4k. Does someone know how to do this? Manual doesn't mention anything
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quantumstate wrote: I picked it up as well. I hooked it up to my pc and it's only running at 30 hz. The description says it should be able to run at 60hz on 4k. Does someone know how to do this? Manual doesn't mention anything
For 60 Hz at 4k make sure you're using a HDMI 2.0 cable. If you don't have one, primecables has a sale today with free shipping.
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If anyone is trying to program their Telus Slimline Remote 2 for Optik TV the correct remote code is 1639. (Hold down the options button for 3 seconds, enter 1639, press the TV power button, and now your remote for your Optik box should be able to turn the TV on and off and control its volume). It only took me 11 codes to find the right one so I thought I might be able to save someone else some trouble...
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It ran on 60hz on a blue ray player so not sure if that is the problem. I'll buy an hdmi 2.0 just in case though
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quantumstate wrote: It ran on 60hz on a blue ray player so not sure if that is the problem. I'll buy an hdmi 2.0 just in case though
It's possible its a setting on your video card. For some cards you can force the output to be 60 hz

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