Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

JerBear

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I bought a used 55" OLED (LG 55EC9300) real cheap because of some burn-in. Under normal viewing, it manifests as a yellow tint in the center of the screen, but it's not that bad. When running test patterns, there's a pretty clear SyFy logo among other artifacts.

The picture quality and contrast is still great and has me sure I'll buy another now that they have better controls around preventing burn-in.
Well, buying a new one came sooner than expected when the 5 year old accidentally punched the screen with a PS4 controller that she was unplugging from the charging cable.
 

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Well, buying a new one came sooner than expected when the 5 year old accidentally punched the screen with a PS4 controller that she was unplugging from the charging cable.
Yikes. Looks like all the really good deals are over. The $1,200 and $1,400 models are now $200 more expensive and shipping times are a couple weeks out. There are a couple of 65" open box ones at Microcenter if you're local and the extra size works for you.

Wall mounting might be the way to go. Even if it's at the same height as the TV stand, being an extra foot further back from flying 5 year old hands might come in handy.
 

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Yikes. Looks like all the really good deals are over. The $1,200 and $1,400 models are now $200 more expensive and shipping times are a couple weeks out. There are a couple of 65" open box ones at Microcenter if you're local and the extra size works for you.

Wall mounting might be the way to go. Even if it's at the same height as the TV stand, being an extra foot further back from flying 5 year old hands might come in handy.
Yup, we're looking at wall mount options now. Considering going all the way to the GX for the extra reinforcement around the screen. Figure the cost difference between the CX and GX is somewhat offset by the fact I'd be buying a decent wall mount.

We only paid $350 for the TV and sound bar when we bought it, glad this is the one that got broken...
 

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FWIW, was chatting up an uber-knowlegable sales guy at Best Buy Magnolia in Holyoke last weekend who ran through the entire LG OLED history with me including processor development, contracts with Sony, etc. He said unequivocally the best time to shop for a screen is mid-late January ahead of the Super Bowl - "even better than Black Friday"
 

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FWIW, was chatting up an uber-knowlegable sales guy at Best Buy Magnolia in Holyoke last weekend who ran through the entire LG OLED history with me including processor development, contracts with Sony, etc. He said unequivocally the best time to shop for a screen is mid-late January ahead of the Super Bowl - "even better than Black Friday"
Excellent, I can stall that long with my 32" Vizio.

Hopefully they announced something sweet and the GX gets cheap.
 

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Not sure if anyone can help, but my LG CX no longer is working with airplay. It just spins on the phone/tablet and then says it can’t connect to LG webOS. The TV internet works fine - plays Netflix 4K videos without a hitch. Airplay through my Apple TV 4K works fine. But not the TV. I turned off and back on Airplay the thr Tv but can’t find anything else that might be an issue.

Any ideas?
 

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Not sure if anyone can help, but my LG CX no longer is working with airplay. It just spins on the phone/tablet and then says it can’t connect to LG webOS. The TV internet works fine - plays Netflix 4K videos without a hitch. Airplay through my Apple TV 4K works fine. But not the TV. I turned off and back on Airplay the thr Tv but can’t find anything else that might be an issue.

Any ideas?
I wonder if a recent firmware update caused you issues? We've had a bunch of remote issues recently, losing tv channel changing options and volume up/down for sour soundbar on the C9.

The way I've temporarily fixed that is to remove the remote connection and the setting it up again. Works for varying times, but my issues started happening on the last 3 months or so. I don't know airplay, but maybe try to remove the connection and the set it again (unless that's what you said you did, my reading comprehension wasn't totally clear)

The only other thing I could think would be a factory reset to see if that fixes it. But that gives you a bunch of other pain for re-setting up the TV again, so might not be worthwhile
 

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FWIW, was chatting up an uber-knowlegable sales guy at Best Buy Magnolia in Holyoke last weekend who ran through the entire LG OLED history with me including processor development, contracts with Sony, etc. He said unequivocally the best time to shop for a screen is mid-late January ahead of the Super Bowl - "even better than Black Friday"
Here’s Costco’s "Big Game" promotion which started today. There’s a few good deals, but no great deals. It’s also focused on the high-end.

 

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Here’s Costco’s "Big Game" promotion which started today. There’s a few good deals, but no great deals. It’s also focused on the high-end.

I'm holding out to see what Best Buy will be pricing the LG OLED 65 CX or GX in the next week to 10 days.

If the CX drops to $1799 or the GX to $1999, I may have to drop the hammer.
 

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I'm holding out to see what Best Buy will be pricing the LG OLED 65 CX or GX in the next week to 10 days.

If the CX drops to $1799 or the GX to $1999, I may have to drop the hammer.
I'm watching CX 65 too. It just dropped 2199 to 1999 at BestBuy today. Anyone with thoughts on whether that's as good as it will get in next two weeks?
 

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I'm watching CX 65 too. It just dropped 2199 to 1999 at BestBuy today. Anyone with thoughts on whether that's as good as it will get in next two weeks?
Interesting. They're not going to sell a lot of BX at 1999 if the CX is the same price. And not seeing any "Big Sale for the Big Game" language, so thinking there's a lower floor once the conference championships are decided. But if push comes to shove, I'll pay 1999 for the CX.

Edit: "Go Big for the Big Game" graphic is in the rotation after all - so maybe this is as good as it gets? The BB dude I talked to a couple weeks ago made me think the discounts would be deeper.

Edit2: Same prices at B&H and Crutchfield, but with free shipping (BB charges $80). Crutchfield's offer end tonight.
 
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Best Buy dropped another $100 from where they've been on the GX, $1899 and $2499 for the 55 and 65.

BuyDig has a 65GX bundle for $2496 with $250 in Visa gift cards and a pair of LG wireless earbuds.
 

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Interesting. They're not going to sell a lot of BX at 1999 if the CX is the same price. And not seeing any "Big Sale for the Big Game" language, so thinking there's a lower floor once the conference championships are decided. But if push comes to shove, I'll pay 1999 for the CX.
I pulled the trigger tonight. 1949 for the 65" CX at BB's "member price".
 

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Well, I'd hope so. The OLED should of higher quality compared to a QLED
The QLED branding by Samsung is really a stroke of genius to make it seem like they are similar, when they're not anywhere close. QLED is tweaked LCD (probably the pinnacle/best of LCD to be fair), with all the backlighting challenges that includes. OLED is individually lit pixels, a completely different level of image quality.

Of course, when/if QD-OLED becomes mainstream, good luck explaining that.
 

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Well, I'd hope so. The OLED should of higher quality compared to a QLED
But Q is a higher letter of the alphabet than O, so it must be better!

The QLED branding by Samsung is really a stroke of genius to make it seem like they are similar, when they're not anywhere close. QLED is tweaked LCD (probably the pinnacle/best of LCD to be fair), with all the backlighting challenges that includes. OLED is individually lit pixels, a completely different level of image quality.

Of course, when/if QD-OLED becomes mainstream, good luck explaining that.
Yes indeed, the person that came up with that branding should get a royalty on all the sets sold.
 

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The QLED branding by Samsung is really a stroke of genius to make it seem like they are similar, when they're not anywhere close. QLED is tweaked LCD (probably the pinnacle/best of LCD to be fair), with all the backlighting challenges that includes. OLED is individually lit pixels, a completely different level of image quality.

Of course, when/if QD-OLED becomes mainstream, good luck explaining that.
I've talked to a number of people who got a brand new Samsung QLED because OLED's are the standard out there or best performance. On top of that, it was like $400 than the LG one! My neighbor got the QLED and within two weeks was asking me if he should replace it already with the OLED.

One thing I can't figure out, is with the new BX, when the Nintendo Switch is plugged in it says "The Magic Remote is automatically configured for your Switch" or something. I can't tell if it actually does anything or not.
 

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The magic remote and the cursor that pops up drives me crazy. And you can’t turn it off. When I first set mine up over a year ago, I somehow managed to turn the cursor off. But there must have been an update a few months ago, the cursor as back and google doesn‘t have a solution.
 

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The magic remote and the cursor that pops up drives me crazy. And you can’t turn it off. When I first set mine up over a year ago, I somehow managed to turn the cursor off. But there must have been an update a few months ago, the cursor as back and google doesn‘t have a solution.
If you find out let me know. It's so annoying.