Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

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My 64" Samsung plasma kicked the bucket this weekend, after being on its last legs for a few weeks now. Sometimes it would make clicking sounds and just not turn on. Other times, the picture would just randomly die. Now I can't get it to stay on for more than a minute before the picture dies. Apparently it's common for the capacitors to blow on this model TV, which appears to have happened. It's a sad day whenever a plasma TV dies. They're slowly going extinct.

The correct answer for a replacement is still an LG OLED, yes? Because I have to admit, some of these $550-800 LEDs with great reviews from the likes of TCL, Hisense, and Vizio seem to offer great bang for the buck. I just wonder if I'll be disappointed by their picture quality, coming from nothing but plasmas for the past decade or so. Granted, I never had a high end plasma or anything. But still.

I can afford something like a 55" LG B9 OLED. I also like saving money and getting a deal, so getting a high quality LED for less than half the price of a similar sized OLED is right up my alley. But, I have a feeling most here are gonna be all: "Dude, just get the OLED."

I could also just ride with my last remaining plasma, a 50" Panasonic, until it dies. I just moved it to the living room and I've realized after going from 64" to 50" that I really think 65" is too big. Unless it's a giant room and I'm sitting real far away, 55" seems like the sweet spot for size. YMMV.
 

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My 64" Samsung plasma kicked the bucket this weekend, after being on its last legs for a few weeks now. Sometimes it would make clicking sounds and just not turn on. Other times, the picture would just randomly die. Now I can't get it to stay on for more than a minute before the picture dies. Apparently it's common for the capacitors to blow on this model TV, which appears to have happened. It's a sad day whenever a plasma TV dies. They're slowly going extinct.

The correct answer for a replacement is still an LG OLED, yes? Because I have to admit, some of these $550-800 LEDs with great reviews from the likes of TCL, Hisense, and Vizio seem to offer great bang for the buck. I just wonder if I'll be disappointed by their picture quality, coming from nothing but plasmas for the past decade or so. Granted, I never had a high end plasma or anything. But still.

I can afford something like a 55" LG B9 OLED. I also like saving money and getting a deal, so getting a high quality LED for less than half the price of a similar sized OLED is right up my alley. But, I have a feeling most here are gonna be all: "Dude, just get the OLED."

I could also just ride with my last remaining plasma, a 50" Panasonic, until it dies. I just moved it to the living room and I've realized after going from 64" to 50" that I really think 65" is too big. Unless it's a giant room and I'm sitting real far away, 55" seems like the sweet spot for size. YMMV.
I'd highly recommend the OLED. Like you, I was all Plasma before and getting the 65" C9, the picture quality still amazes me

So I think you'll be really happy, especially with a 55" B9 (I'd jump the C9 personally, just for the better processor used), but it's your money, not mine
 

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I'd highly recommend the OLED. Like you, I was all Plasma before and getting the 65" C9, the picture quality still amazes me

So I think you'll be really happy, especially with a 55" B9 (I'd jump the C9 personally, just for the better processor used), but it's your money, not mine
Same here. I had a 50” Panasonic Viera plasma and a 65” Panasonic Viera plasma. That was going to be my set up in my new place but both got smashed to shit by the movers. Ended up getting the LG OLED 65” C9. Pretty amazing picture and handles blacks as well as my newer Panasonic model. I’m sure it’ll get snapped in half on my next move in a few months and I’ll go right back and buy another one.
 

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Yes. I had a 50" Pioneer Elite plasma (Panasonic took over this panel factory for Viera sets), and replaced it with a 65" Sony OLED (same panel as LG, different processor) after 10+ years.

Black levels are great and so far motion (sports) has been great too, that's mostly what I watch on it. Very happy.

@Preacher, maybe you should save the box (if you can)?
 

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The movers have TV boxes. Of course they aren’t custom to the TV like the ones you get at the store. The problem is what to do with a box that large for a TV in the interim? And of course, each move degrades the integrity of the box. So after 2-3 moves, the TV box would be pretty warped. Leads me to taking the risk and filing a claim with the moving company on the back end. Both options create a pain in the ass.
 

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I have a 65" Panasonic Vierra which I love. When I needed to upgrade my 12 yr old Sony Bravia I bought a 65" LG OLED. It is AMAZING. Every bit a good w/ blacks as my Panasonic. Get one. I have the C9. We bought a 55" for my son for Christmas but got the B version (1 yr older, I think) and I can't tell any difference in picture quality.
 

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I ended up getting a TCL 6 series and, boy, was that a mistake. The picture quality is really good, though the poor viewing angles suck coming from plasma.

The dealbreaker, though, is that this TV has constant issues with the audio dropping out. It doesn't happen when watching TV, but with any of the streaming apps and my PS4, it happens constantly. I guess it is common with these TVs, and Roku TVs in general. I'm kind of amazed none of the websites that have overwhelmingly glowing reviews for these TVs has mentioned this issue, as it didn't take me long to find dozens of threads across the internet of people complaining about this. Some go back 2-3 years and it's still not fixed with these TVs. Every so often, the audio just drops out completely for a second or two, then it comes back. The "solution," if you can call it that, is to disable surround sound and just use stereo audio, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a home theater system.

So, yeah, I'll be returning this and will likely just bite the bullet and get an LG OLED.
 

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Apparently it's common for the capacitors to blow on this model TV, which appears to have happened. It's a sad day whenever a plasma TV dies. They're slowly going extinct.
This is fixable and it’s not too difficult if you know how to use a soldering iron. I replaced the caps on my TV and it’s good as new. When you take it apart, you can see which ones are bad because they are bulging. Unsolder the old ones, and put the new ones in. I think I replaced four on mine.
 

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This is fixable and it’s not too difficult if you know how to use a soldering iron. I replaced the caps on my TV and it’s good as new. When you take it apart, you can see which ones are bad because they are bulging. Unsolder the old ones, and put the new ones in. I think I replaced four on mine.
I read that somewhere else, but I've never used a soldering iron in my life. Besides, I'm starting to see the value in 4k and HDR content, which seems to be more plentiful now. Kinda digging it.

Getting back to the weird audio issues that I've been having with this new TCL, I think it may be the old A/V receiver that I have and not necessarily the fault of the TV. The receiver is a Sony model that's like 6-7 years old, and I thought it would be fine as it does support 4k. However, when I use the ARC port via HDMI on the TV, that's when I always get audio drop-outs.

Just to see if it would change anything, I reconnected all of my HDMI devices directly to the TV instead of the receiver, then used an optical cable to run audio from the TV to the receiver. Lo and behold, that seems to have fixed the issue. I think. At least, I'm not getting any drop-outs that I've noticed in the couple of hours since I made the switch. I can only get regular Dolby output and not Dolby +, but otherwise seems to be working fine.

Has anybody else had similar audio issues with new TVs hooked up to older A/V receivers? I'd hate to return this TV, spend even more money on something else, then have the same audio issues and realize it's the receiver and not the TV. And using the optical cable instead of HDMI seems to preclude even needing to upgrade the receiver yet, though it probably wouldn't hurt to start looking into those.
 

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Is your issue the audio or the awful viewing angles? Coming from 10 years of plasma and skipping LCD complete for a lot of reasons I love my LG OLED B8. A B9 or C9 would be even better. I’m in a room of windows at a bad angle and the OLED is the best the lack of glare compared to a plasma is fantastic and the viewing angles are outstanding. Plus the 100x Better black levels

I was obsessed with Plasmas and hated LCD. OLED was the only thing that got me to move.
 

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Is your issue the audio or the awful viewing angles? Coming from 10 years of plasma and skipping LCD complete for a lot of reasons I love my LG OLED B8. A B9 or C9 would be even better. I’m in a room of windows at a bad angle and the OLED is the best the lack of glare compared to a plasma is fantastic and the viewing angles are outstanding. Plus the 100x Better black levels

I was obsessed with Plasmas and hated LCD. OLED was the only thing that got me to move.
The audio. That was driving me crazy and I can't believe I didn't try using an optical cable sooner.

The viewing angles are the only real difference that stands out when comparing picture quality between this and my old dead plasma. That's hardly a dealbreaker for me, as I'm almost always viewing the TV from straight on. In a situation such as yours sounds, yeah, that would probably be a dealbreaker. It's just impossible not to notice the difference from an angle when you're walking around while the TV is on. The colors still look great, but the contrast gets washed out. No biggie though.

Besides that, the picture on this is great. Doesn't hurt that I can stream a bunch of stuff in 4k and HDR, which I can't do on any plasma. And the price was certainly right. A similar sized LG OLED is more than double what I paid for this.
 

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The audio. That was driving me crazy and I can't believe I didn't try using an optical cable sooner.

The viewing angles are the only real difference that stands out when comparing picture quality between this and my old dead plasma. That's hardly a dealbreaker for me, as I'm almost always viewing the TV from straight on. In a situation such as yours sounds, yeah, that would probably be a dealbreaker. It's just impossible not to notice the difference from an angle when you're walking around while the TV is on. The colors still look great, but the contrast gets washed out. No biggie though.

Besides that, the picture on this is great. Doesn't hurt that I can stream a bunch of stuff in 4k and HDR, which I can't do on any plasma. And the price was certainly right. A similar sized LG OLED is more than double what I paid for this.
What size and what did you pay?

Have you watched hockey or basketball other fast moving sports on it? Going from Plasma to LCD/LED was a no go for me because Of response times.
 
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What size and what did you pay?

Have you watched hockey or basketball other fast moving sports on it? Going from Plasma to LCD/LED was a no go for me because Of response times.
55" for $550.

Yeah, sports is fine. It has a black frame insertion feature that I've used when watching sports. Seems to help, though motion doesn't look quite as good as my plasma. Again, a minor compromise that I'm willing to make to save a few hundred dollars.
 

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Getting back to the weird audio issues that I've been having with this new TCL, I think it may be the old A/V receiver that I have and not necessarily the fault of the TV. The receiver is a Sony model that's like 6-7 years old, and I thought it would be fine as it does support 4k. However, when I use the ARC port via HDMI on the TV, that's when I always get audio drop-outs.

Just to see if it would change anything, I reconnected all of my HDMI devices directly to the TV instead of the receiver, then used an optical cable to run audio from the TV to the receiver. Lo and behold, that seems to have fixed the issue. I think. At least, I'm not getting any drop-outs that I've noticed in the couple of hours since I made the switch. I can only get regular Dolby output and not Dolby +, but otherwise seems to be working fine.
Which model Sony receiver, and does it support 4K@60 Hz or just 4K@30 Hz?

Do you get dropouts only with a 4K signal, or are they happening with HD/SD signals as well? ARC is only used for audio from the TV back to the receiver. If you're getting audio dropouts for devices hooked up to the receiver directly, and then video to the TV, it's not using ARC for that audio. If this is only happening for 4K signals, it might be your HDMI cables. Higher bit rate signals like 4K require cables rated for higher bandwidth. You could try swapping the cables for ones that are certified premium for 4K@60Hz like these Monoprice ones.
 

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Has anybody else had similar audio issues with new TVs hooked up to older A/V receivers?
Your old receiver almost certainly only has HDMI 1.2 specification switching. Current HDI supports either 1.4 and the latest have 2.0 or 2.1. These specs were all a bit loose and depending upon the interconnects, even receivers and TVs that both claim 1.4 or above can have issues. The beauty of the optical link is that spec has been more stable and can also eliminate some interference issues. The 'problem' sometimes created is optical is 1 way and some receivers don't handle or switch that feed exactly the way they switch between HDMI inputs. The better quality cables, which also include 2 way signaling, may well help IF your receiver HDMI inputs are at least 1.4, if not, better cables probably won't help.
 

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55" for $550.

Yeah, sports is fine. It has a black frame insertion feature that I've used when watching sports. Seems to help, though motion doesn't look quite as good as my plasma. Again, a minor compromise that I'm willing to make to save a few hundred dollars.
I’m not a big spend money on TV person which is why I got a B8 instead of a C9 but I’d much rather spend an extra $400 on an OLED than deal with what you outlined for the next 5 years. $100 a year is a dinner out.
 

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Which model Sony receiver, and does it support 4K@60 Hz or just 4K@30 Hz?

Do you get dropouts only with a 4K signal, or are they happening with HD/SD signals as well? ARC is only used for audio from the TV back to the receiver. If you're getting audio dropouts for devices hooked up to the receiver directly, and then video to the TV, it's not using ARC for that audio. If this is only happening for 4K signals, it might be your HDMI cables. Higher bit rate signals like 4K require cables rated for higher bandwidth. You could try swapping the cables for ones that are certified premium for 4K@60Hz like these Monoprice ones.
Your old receiver almost certainly only has HDMI 1.2 specification switching. Current HDI supports either 1.4 and the latest have 2.0 or 2.1. These specs were all a bit loose and depending upon the interconnects, even receivers and TVs that both claim 1.4 or above can have issues. The beauty of the optical link is that spec has been more stable and can also eliminate some interference issues. The 'problem' sometimes created is optical is 1 way and some receivers don't handle or switch that feed exactly the way they switch between HDMI inputs. The better quality cables, which also include 2 way signaling, may well help IF your receiver HDMI inputs are at least 1.4, if not, better cables probably won't help.
STR-DH540 is the model number of my receiver. I think it's HDMI 1.4 but not 100% certain. The audio drop outs happen with non-4k content too.

I have no idea what kind of HDMI cables I have. All I know is that I have a boatload of them that I've accumulated over the years. I suppose they're cheap enough that it wouldn't hurt to just buy a bunch of new ones that I know will support all of the modern standards.
 

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STR-DH540 is the model number of my receiver. I think it's HDMI 1.4 but not 100% certain. The audio drop outs happen with non-4k content too.

I have no idea what kind of HDMI cables I have. All I know is that I have a boatload of them that I've accumulated over the years. I suppose they're cheap enough that it wouldn't hurt to just buy a bunch of new ones that I know will support all of the modern standards.
I would buy them from Monoprice - 18Gbps and 28AWG is basically golden. You can get CL2 jackets if you are running in-wall stuff.

Their 3-ft premium HDMI is $4.65, and a 3-pack of 6-footers is $9.98 so it's not like this is breaking the bank.
 

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I have a Fujitsu plasma that’s about 10 years old. Like the picture but I have a small living room and it weighs a ton so wall mounting is not an issue, but more importantly it’s input ports are archaic. There’s only one HDMI and otherwise it’s a few Soviet era ports.Even with a Harmony setup I can’t get both the DVD player and Apple TV working at the same time. Someone mentioned a motherboard upgrade. Is it worth investigating or should I just move on? I woukd sacrifice some picture quality to not have to pour kerosene into this thing to get it to work.
 

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I have a Fujitsu plasma that’s about 10 years old. Like the picture but I have a small living room and it weighs a ton so wall mounting is not an issue, but more importantly it’s input ports are archaic. There’s only one HDMI and otherwise it’s a few Soviet era ports.Even with a Harmony setup I can’t get both the DVD player and Apple TV working at the same time. Someone mentioned a motherboard upgrade. Is it worth investigating or should I just move on? I woukd sacrifice some picture quality to not have to pour kerosene into this thing to get it to work.
Why not use an HDMI Switch?
 

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I researched the model online including lots of time in some borderline frightening reddit forums. I bought several adapters probably $100 worth. Tried several combinations.Got a Harmony which helped things play nice a little better but at the end of the day fuck it.
 

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I currently have an 11-year-old Samsung Plasma TV that I'm quite happy with. When I moved apartments four years ago, one of the moving guys decided to lift it by himself and ended up cracking the bezel, which eventually caused the glass screen to slip down. But my wife and I were able to open it up and fix it with a large amount of double-sided tape. And it's been fine since.

We moved again last week, and this time I went to UHaul and got a flatscreen box and we packed it very carefully ourselves. Still, I was prepared for it not to survive and to finally have to upgrade. But when we unpacked it, it was fine.

Then I set up the rest of my system, receiver and speakers and PS4 and Roku and all. Once I turned all that on, the circuit breaker tripped almost immediately. And then again. Now, I had installed the wires for the rear speakers but hadn't yet connected the speakers, so I thought maybe that was the problem. I fixed that, and things were fine for a while, but it eventually tripped again. The TV is down in our furnished basement, where all the wall outlets are on one circuit. I can reach the bathroom, which has a separate circuit, with an extension cord. So I've been moving things around, trying to figure out if it's the circuit, the outlets I'm using, or one of my devices. And I seem to have it down to the TV, sadly.

Some Googling suggests we are on a 15-amp AFCI circuit, some new fangled thing that seems largely unnecessary according to the people who like to write about it on the internet. But we're renting so I doubt there's anything to do about it.

And as I said, I was half prepared to upgrade, but I still don't want to spend $2500 to buy a new TV that also won't work.

So, has anyone had a similar problem and managed to fix it with, say, a fancy surge protector or filter? If not, who wants to convince me an OLED won't annoy it this testy circuit breaker as a plasma does? I know plasmas use a lot of power compared to basically all current TVs.
 

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So my Samsung plasma has developed 3 vertical line of dead pixels on the right side of the tv and they're getting worse. Otherwise the tv is perfect, but it's 7 years old so I get it.

With it being the tax holiday this weekend, I'm considering making the plunge. I'm all for the LG OLEDs, 65 inch. Is there any functional real world difference between the B9, BX, C9 and CX? My research so far doesn't seem to indicate any But curious what folks here have seen.

Leaning toward the CX.
 

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I currently have an 11-year-old Samsung Plasma TV that I'm quite happy with. When I moved apartments four years ago, one of the moving guys decided to lift it by himself and ended up cracking the bezel, which eventually caused the glass screen to slip down. But my wife and I were able to open it up and fix it with a large amount of double-sided tape. And it's been fine since.

We moved again last week, and this time I went to UHaul and got a flatscreen box and we packed it very carefully ourselves. Still, I was prepared for it not to survive and to finally have to upgrade. But when we unpacked it, it was fine.

Then I set up the rest of my system, receiver and speakers and PS4 and Roku and all. Once I turned all that on, the circuit breaker tripped almost immediately. And then again. Now, I had installed the wires for the rear speakers but hadn't yet connected the speakers, so I thought maybe that was the problem. I fixed that, and things were fine for a while, but it eventually tripped again. The TV is down in our furnished basement, where all the wall outlets are on one circuit. I can reach the bathroom, which has a separate circuit, with an extension cord. So I've been moving things around, trying to figure out if it's the circuit, the outlets I'm using, or one of my devices. And I seem to have it down to the TV, sadly.

Some Googling suggests we are on a 15-amp AFCI circuit, some new fangled thing that seems largely unnecessary according to the people who like to write about it on the internet. But we're renting so I doubt there's anything to do about it.

And as I said, I was half prepared to upgrade, but I still don't want to spend $2500 to buy a new TV that also won't work.

So, has anyone had a similar problem and managed to fix it with, say, a fancy surge protector or filter? If not, who wants to convince me an OLED won't annoy it this testy circuit breaker as a plasma does? I know plasmas use a lot of power compared to basically all current TVs.
Arc fault protectors are pretty flakey according to electricians at work. I’d try a filter or protector but would get cheap versions as they may not work.

Also, these are typically arc fault issues versus appliance issues. Not that, that helps you...
 

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Arc fault protectors are pretty flakey according to electricians at work. I’d try a filter or protector but would get cheap versions as they may not work.

Also, these are typically arc fault issues versus appliance issues. Not that, that helps you...
I started researching filters but I can't distinguish the good from the crap, or what I need from what I don't.

Right now, everything but the TV is on one circuit, and the TV is on an extension cord to the bathroom (same type of breaker for each), and neither has tripped in a few days.

I'm going to redo my sound setup next week, with new cord and connectors (I've been doing bare ends forever). Then I'll see if that does anything with it all on the same circuit again.

Before the move I had gotten to the endgame of Hollow Knight, and the idea of having it trip just as I'm about to beat the final boss is stress inducing.
 

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So my Samsung plasma has developed 3 vertical line of dead pixels on the right side of the tv and they're getting worse. Otherwise the tv is perfect, but it's 7 years old so I get it.

With it being the tax holiday this weekend, I'm considering making the plunge. I'm all for the LG OLEDs, 65 inch. Is there any functional real world difference between the B9, BX, C9 and CX? My research so far doesn't seem to indicate any But curious what folks here have seen.

Leaning toward the CX.
From what I’ve read is the panel is identical in the C9 and CX but the CX has a faster processor so is more future proof. I’ll be buying the 65” CX when it gets below $2200.
 

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So my Samsung plasma has developed 3 vertical line of dead pixels on the right side of the tv and they're getting worse. Otherwise the tv is perfect, but it's 7 years old so I get it.

With it being the tax holiday this weekend, I'm considering making the plunge. I'm all for the LG OLEDs, 65 inch. Is there any functional real world difference between the B9, BX, C9 and CX? My research so far doesn't seem to indicate any But curious what folks here have seen.

Leaning toward the CX.
Between all of them are improved processors, but what the processors are for is mainly 4K upscaling and sound from the TV’s speakers. Those may not be things you care a ton about (a 4K movie will look similar on all 4 and if you have a soundbar or a receiver you don’t care about the TV’s speakers.)

The CX and I believe BX are capable of 4K at 120fps which is a gaming feature, the B9 and C9 can only do 4K at 60fps.

The C9/CX have more HDMI inputs than the B9/BX.

There has been talk that this year’s sets have fewer duds than previous LG OLEDs but that may be wishful thinking from people that recently blew money on a tv.

If gaming isn’t a factor, the C9 is a terrific choice, maybe also check out the Sony A8H, Sony’s OLED’s usually rate a tick higher in picture quality vs LG.
 

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Between all of them are improved processors, but what the processors are for is mainly 4K upscaling and sound from the TV’s speakers. Those may not be things you care a ton about (a 4K movie will look similar on all 4 and if you have a soundbar or a receiver you don’t care about the TV’s speakers.)

The CX and I believe BX are capable of 4K at 120fps which is a gaming feature, the B9 and C9 can only do 4K at 60fps.

The C9/CX have more HDMI inputs than the B9/BX.

There has been talk that this year’s sets have fewer duds than previous LG OLEDs but that may be wishful thinking from people that recently blew money on a tv.

If gaming isn’t a factor, the C9 is a terrific choice, maybe also check out the Sony A8H, Sony’s OLED’s usually rate a tick higher in picture quality vs LG.
Thanks for this. Very helpful.
 

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Between all of them are improved processors, but what the processors are for is mainly 4K upscaling and sound from the TV’s speakers. Those may not be things you care a ton about (a 4K movie will look similar on all 4 and if you have a soundbar or a receiver you don’t care about the TV’s speakers.)

...

If gaming isn’t a factor, the C9 is a terrific choice, maybe also check out the Sony A8H, Sony’s OLED’s usually rate a tick higher in picture quality vs LG.
FYI, the Sony panels are sourced from the same factory, the picture quality is due to the Sony having a different processor. You'll need to side-by-side them to see if you can tell the difference between two specific models.
 

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I think you can buy it online as a non-member and still get the bundle.
Yah, you can with a 10 percent fee, which would cost more than the membership. Best Buy is matching but Costco is throwing in enough perks to cover the $60 fee, and I'm sure we can use it for other stuff for the next year. There is a Costco about 6 miles away, we're just not shoppers like that.

Thank you for this - I'll probably order tonight!
 

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Yah, you can with a 10 percent fee, which would cost more than the membership. Best Buy is matching but Costco is throwing in enough perks to cover the $60 fee, and I'm sure we can use it for other stuff for the next year. There is a Costco about 6 miles away, we're just not shoppers like that.

Thank you for this - I'll probably order tonight!
Cool! I am thinking about ordering it as well. My old Pannie plasma might be acting up a bit with the on/off controls. It's probably fine, I think I am just trying to talk myself into buying this one.

I never used to do Costco either, and don't really do the bulk purchase type stuff. But even though the closest one is about 45 minutes from me, I've started to rely on them for ordering some bigger ticket items the past couple years because of their liberal return policy (basically a lifetime return which applies to everything except TVs, computers/tech, and durable goods like washer/dryer, which are instead 90 days), and the generous extended warranties they provide. Like with this TV deal, you basically end up with a 5 year warranty, and if you happen to get a Costco Visa (which I am considering), you'd end up with a free 7 year warranty on this TV.
 

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Cool! I am thinking about ordering it as well. My old Pannie plasma might be acting up a bit with the on/off controls. It's probably fine, I think I am just trying to talk myself into buying this one.

I never used to do Costco either, and don't really do the bulk purchase type stuff. But even though the closest one is about 45 minutes from me, I've started to rely on them for ordering some bigger ticket items the past couple years because of their liberal return policy (basically a lifetime return which applies to everything except TVs, computers/tech, and durable goods like washer/dryer, which are instead 90 days), and the generous extended warranties they provide. Like with this TV deal, you basically end up with a 5 year warranty, and if you happen to get a Costco Visa (which I am considering), you'd end up with a free 7 year warranty on this TV.
I just pulled the trigger on the membership and 65" LG CX. Delivery scheduled for Monday, November 9 (could have been earlier but that's a better day for us, work-wise). I paid the $20 for them to set it up, because why not?
 

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Congrats! I know you've been wanting this one for a while now. The 20 bucks covers them taking the box away too, so that's one less hassle. I'm still trying to locate some money in the budget as I talk myself into pulling the trigger, retiring the old Pannie Plasma into the basement for limited duty.
 

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The LG CX is amazing. I just wish I could get the magic remote to operatic my Apple TV.

Looks great, congrats. Apparently there are some ways to get the remote to play with the ATV, but they are inelegant workarounds (and compromises in the process). I didn't any single method to cite, so just check some out. It sounds like the common method involves selecting a different style device to get the IR to start working to recognize signals, and then you teach it the commands you want from the ATV. But it sounds like when ATC goes to sleep the LG remote commands won't register until it is woken up (so the solution would be to force ATV to never sleep)

I am paranoid that if I get one of these things, I am going to burn in the MSNBC or CNN stuff at the bottom, since those programs are on half of the day on my set. Even with the anti-burn in features on my my old Pannie plasma, I can see some MSNBC burnin on my set. Another casualty of the Trump era. I know things have advanced a lot since then, but it would sting to have that happen after dropping $1900 on the thing.
 

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I have been looking hard at the LG OLEDs this season but here's the thing. I have a Panasonic 58" plasma built in 2007, one of the TH PZ2700Us. It is 141 pounds and constructed like a tank. TBH, I am just in awe that this TV is going strong after 13 years. It's not 4K or have any of the other things that I want but as a veteran of the 2004 ALCS, I am hesitant to mess with its mojo. Maybe next year.
 

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Did they stop making the CX, or did everyone just buy them all already? I've been thinking about finally upgrading. My Samsung PN50A650 is approaching 12 years old and it's still pretty good but there's some burn-in that I can't make go away anymore (the PS4 DVD/BD pause icon is here to stay).

I wanted to buy from BestBuy since they'd take the old one, but no store anywhere near me has a CX, and they're not showing on Amazon either. BX seems available, would I care about the difference?

I have a receiver, I don't care about speakers or how many HDMI inputs it has. Not a huge gamer - I don't expect I'm missing much playing Miles Morales on my PS4 instead of a PS5.
 

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Did they stop making the CX, or did everyone just buy them all already? I've been thinking about finally upgrading. My Samsung PN50A650 is approaching 12 years old and it's still pretty good but there's some burn-in that I can't make go away anymore (the PS4 DVD/BD pause icon is here to stay).

I wanted to buy from BestBuy since they'd take the old one, but no store anywhere near me has a CX, and they're not showing on Amazon either. BX seems available, would I care about the difference?

I have a receiver, I don't care about speakers or how many HDMI inputs it has. Not a huge gamer - I don't expect I'm missing much playing Miles Morales on my PS4 instead of a PS5.
It’s on sale at Best Buy. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-65-class-cx-series-oled-4k-uhd-smart-webos-tv/6401850.p?skuId=6401850
 

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Did they stop making the CX, or did everyone just buy them all already? I've been thinking about finally upgrading. My Samsung PN50A650 is approaching 12 years old and it's still pretty good but there's some burn-in that I can't make go away anymore (the PS4 DVD/BD pause icon is here to stay).

I wanted to buy from BestBuy since they'd take the old one, but no store anywhere near me has a CX, and they're not showing on Amazon either. BX seems available, would I care about the difference?

I have a receiver, I don't care about speakers or how many HDMI inputs it has. Not a huge gamer - I don't expect I'm missing much playing Miles Morales on my PS4 instead of a PS5.
If gaming isn't a priority, then also consider the Sony A8H, on sale at Best Buy for $1799. It gets slightly better reviews for movies/tv than the LG CX. No real HDMI 2.1 (only eARC), but that would unlikely be an issue if you won't be doing high end gaming.