Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

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OK I am going to need a recommendation. I am renovating my basement and will need a decent TV. I am looking for a 65" TV, and not looking to break the budget. I am a plug and play kind of guy, and it doesn't have to be anything fancy. My budget is <$1k, and honestly not wanting/needing to be at the top of that range, nor do I want to buy a cheapo. There are 2 windows (that face east if that matters) and it is a pretty dark area (I mean, it is a basement afterall), so glare is likely not an issue. Aside from walking into Best Buy and grabbing something off the floor, anything I should look for?
If you're not going OLED ($1600+ at that size) for absolute best picture, I think the sweet spot is the Roku/Google TCL or Hisense TVs that would probably cost about $450-550 in that picture size. We've got The LG C1 that everyone above raves about in our living room, but those cheapies in our bedroom and home gym.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-4k-tv/

They'll all be in 4K these days.
 

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If you're not going OLED ($1600+ at that size) for absolute best picture, I think the sweet spot is the Roku/Google TCL or Hisense TVs that would probably cost about $450-550 in that picture size. We've got The LG C1 that everyone above raves about in our living room, but those cheapies in our bedroom and home gym.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-4k-tv/

They'll all be in 4K these days.
Seconding this recommendation. I’ll further add that if there is room in your budget to jump from $1000 to $1,800 (all in + tax and shipping) an OLED like those mentioned in this thread is a terrific upgrade.

But if your budget is firm then I’d go with The Wirecutter recommendations above.
 

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So, TCL is an OK brand to go with?
I've had a couple of them and recommended them a bunch.

I had one die after like 4.5 years, but given a cost of like $300-500 (I think mine was smaller and a black friday purchase), that's not a bad point where the tech will have advanced where you'll want the newer features anyway or the tech behind the C1 will bring those TVs down to the $700 range.
 

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So. I have a weird thing going on with my tv. My Sony tv updated itself a week or two ago and the picture just hasn’t looked right ever since. They are blurry. I’m not sure what’s going on. The best way I can describe it is if I pull up a scene that is in Dolby vision, which before was absolutely perfect, there is a blur. This scene is from Gemini man, which I always used to show people how clear the tv is. Look at will smiths fingers as he is gripping onto the compass. See the line above his finger that is colored like his finger?





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So I think I answered my own question. I’m using the tv’s native app for YouTube the picture is much clearer which means it’s something with Apple TV or the hdmi wire. I’m going to go get another wire to test it out.
 

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Spent some time recently writing about Samsung's new QD-OLED TV, which is now available for preorder. It ain't cheap. Eager to get it into the lab for some tests.
 

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Seems like a great value, and I much prefer Hisense Roku over Hisense Android. If you’re doing mostly dim/dark room viewing it should be plenty good!

l’d only hesitate if it doesn’t get relatively frequent software updates. I’m admittedly not sure how often mid-range Hisense TVs get patched, but you might wanna poke around user reviews/Reddit for some additional context.
 

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Seems like a great value, and I much prefer Hisense Roku over Hisense Android. If you’re doing mostly dim/dark room viewing it should be plenty good!

l’d only hesitate if it doesn’t get relatively frequent software updates. I’m admittedly not sure how often mid-range Hisense TVs get patched, but you might wanna poke around user reviews/Reddit for some additional context.
This is extremely helpful, thank you. The room it will be in it literally a basement with minimal windows, so yeah dim/dark is what's going to happen, even in the middle of the day.
 

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Probably a dumb question but do all LG smart TVs on the market have picture in picture?
 

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Probably a dumb question but do all LG smart TVs on the market have picture in picture?
I would look for LG TVs with a feature called "Multi View." Could be wrong about this, but I believe it's limited to an HDMI input + live TV, not HDMI input + HDMI input. Technically, I think the latter is more of a "Twin Picture" kinda deal. I dunno what qualifies as a generalized TV term and what's brand-specific.

For the most part, classic PiP is not something I see very often in my travels.
 

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I was debating whether a better picture was worth an extra $400-600 with the 55" LG C1 and on a whim got it from Costco as well. My god, even with everyone saying how great it is I'm blown away. If you're debating it like I was, just do it. You won't regret it. Conveniently watching The Expanse and the space scenes are particularly *chef's kiss*
 

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Pulled the trigger on a 55” C1 from Costco today for our home office. What a beautiful picture.
Costco has a Shop Card promotion which includes the C1 (and A1 for that matter) TVs that should make you eligible for a $200 shop card. You can submit a price adjustment request via their customer service portal -- I've never done one for a shop card today but worth a shot!
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It's time to upgrade. My 48 inch that my parents bought me as a Christmas present like a decade ago still works, but is frustrating. I've read over the last couple pages of this thread, and am down to two tvs, and just want some thoughts:

The Sony A80J is $1000 for 55 inches. Reviews are great. View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TKN5XTP/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=igndeals14-20&ascsubtag=06HgP4ihmu7Jms57DHSpv4r&th=1

The LG C1 as a lot of people enjoy. I'm torn between 55 and 65 inches and am just going to drive to Best Buy to check them out. View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WG4HKKY?tag=rtings-tv-r-amazon-20&ie=UTF8&th=1


Any further thoughts? Right now, I'm leaning on the LG C1 with all the acclaim stated here and elsewhere.
 

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The panels are the same (as far as I know, there is only one OLED panel source - LG, and LG supplies Sony for these sets), it's just interface and potentially processing. At one point in the evolution, the Sony had slightly better motion handling, I don't know if that is the case any more. Maybe they can show you something side-by-side in the best buy (i.e. load same source material for both).

I guess if you game on it, double-check any refresh rate differences - I don't so I didn't check this when I was comparing a couple years ago.
 

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It's time to upgrade. My 48 inch that my parents bought me as a Christmas present like a decade ago still works, but is frustrating. I've read over the last couple pages of this thread, and am down to two tvs, and just want some thoughts:

The Sony A80J is $1000 for 55 inches. Reviews are great. View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TKN5XTP/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=igndeals14-20&ascsubtag=06HgP4ihmu7Jms57DHSpv4r&th=1

The LG C1 as a lot of people enjoy. I'm torn between 55 and 65 inches and am just going to drive to Best Buy to check them out. View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WG4HKKY?tag=rtings-tv-r-amazon-20&ie=UTF8&th=1


Any further thoughts? Right now, I'm leaning on the LG C1 with all the acclaim stated here and elsewhere.
I don’t have much to add other than I absolutely love my 55” C1 which is $100 higher.

View: https://www.amazon.com/LG-OLED55C1PUB-Alexa-Built-Smart/dp/B08WFV7L3N/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=VTMEIFFZC2YZ&keywords=lg+c1&qid=1657216448&sprefix=lg+c1%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-3
 

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The LG C1 as a lot of people enjoy. I'm torn between 55 and 65 inches and am just going to drive to Best Buy to check them out.
Any further thoughts? Right now, I'm leaning on the LG C1 with all the acclaim stated here and elsewhere.
I'm very happy with my C1 65, but it's not as big as you think it is. I'd definitely lean toward the 65 instead of the 55. I think I would have been happy with the 77.
 

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I'm very happy with my C1 65, but it's not as big as you think it is. I'd definitely lean toward the 65 instead of the 55. I think I would have been happy with the 77.
I have a 65 and generally agree with this, the 77 might have been good for me but god it was expensive at the time.

Unless you are in a very small space, consider the 65.
 

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Samsung intrdouced this year a new panel technology called QD-OLED. Basically, it's the performance of an OLED without the fear of burnin along with a couple more features. It's considered an obviously superior technology to OLED and LG is left scrabbling to find a way to remain competitive.

There are two Samsung models using that technology, on 55 inch and one 66 inch one. And there's a SONY model which is more expensive but considered better.

Take a look at those panes for sure, though the usual caveat applies. You are going to pay an early adopter tax compared to where the prices will be a couple of years from now.
 

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The QD-OLED is brighter than a W-OLED, roughly 25% on real-world nits ("up to 200%" marketing claimed), which puts it in the same ballpark as LED brightness, I believe.
I'm not sure "obviously superior" is completely accurate - the current QD-OLED implementation seems to have some potential fringing issues, see the end of this review:
https://www.consumerreports.org/tvs/lg-oled-vs-samsung-qd-oled-which-has-the-best-tv-tech-a3638500564/

I think there are also some questions about burnin resistance of QD-OLED, it just might have a different burnin mechanism/vector than W-OLED, since lots of the underlying pixel-level device is the same.
Basically with QD-OLED, you get some more brightness, which might or might not matter depending on room conditions. Any OLED (QD or W) will have really deep blacks / high contrast from almost all viewing angles, which are the main draws of any OLED TV.

I just spent a little while reading about the underlying structure of the QD-OLED today (I'm a silicon guy) - it does seem like the QD-OLED will be better at 8k, just in terms of ability to have denser pixels in "normal" size TVs (55/65).

And of course, there is the whole "microLED" (and miniLED) thing on the horizon. But those are $300k TVs right now.
 

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I am not technical, but it seems to me that up to now the difference was OLEDs have superior contrast and LCDs better brightness. Then QD-OLED arrives and it offers the same contrast as OLEDs while having increased brightness. i know this might be hyped, but to the extent that it's true, this becomes the superior option, no? Having said that, as everyone is saying, you can't go wrong with either technology.

Some other notes.

- Samsung was caught having their first TV batch displaying oversaturated colors. This actually may be appealing to many people, but panels are supposed to have good color accuracy. I think they fixed it or are fixing it with firmware upgrade.

- LG responded to QD-OLEDs by overclocking their displays in order to reach higher brightness levels. That's why their latest models have a bigger heatsink.

- Yeah, QD-OLED might also have burnin, but I think it's a tell that companies are releasing computer monitors with a 3 year warranty.

- Yields seem to be improving rapidly. There's already a discount for the 55 inch model bringing it down to $1700. Here's hoping that all TVs become very affordable very soon.
 

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I am not technical, but it seems to me that up to now the difference was OLEDs have superior contrast and LCDs better brightness. Then QD-OLED arrives and it offers the same contrast as OLEDs while having increased brightness. i know this might be hyped, but to the extent that it's true, this becomes the superior option, no?
Yes, ceteris paribus and if you assume that QD-OLED offers the same contrast.

According to the linked article, neither of those is true: QD-OLED does indeed have increased brightness, but (at least in the sample they tested) it doesn't have the same contrast as W-OLED and it also has additional minor fringing issues that the W-OLED doesn't have.

But occasionally, the Samsung also produced an oversaturated look on flesh tones, clothes, and even a male character’s lips, which looked like he was wearing lipstick. In these scenes, the LG looked more natural, with better contrast and detail in mid-tone scenes...While testing the screen’s reflectivity using a flashlight, we noticed that the LG set (shown below, right) seemed to better absorb the light, while the Samsung set was a bit more reflective. This means the TV will lose a little contrast on darker scenes when the room lights are on.
And:
We also noticed that when we got very close to the TVs’ screens, the Samsung set had some unusual color fringing on the edges of objects, something we haven’t seen before. (See the combined photo, below, taken with a phone camera. These cameras apply processing to an image, but this closely represents what we saw in the lab.) It was most apparent on light-colored graphics against a dark background, such as menus, letterboxes, movie subtitles, and closed captions. For example, looking at the letter “R” on the intro title from the movie “The Dark Tower,” we saw a thin green line across the top of the letter, with a thin red line along the bottom borders. To be clear, you won’t notice it once you step back several feet from the screen, but we didn’t see this artifact on the LG set.
These are all pretty minor (and could be implementation-specific and not intrinsic to QD-OLED, who knows), but illustrate that picture quality can get messy to measure and often one option isn't strictly better than another in all dimensions; tradeoffs abound.
 
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These are all pretty minor (and could be implementation-specific and not intrinsic to QD-OLED, who knows), but illustrate that picture quality can get messy to measure and often one option isn't strictly better than another in all dimensions; tradeoffs abound.
This is a better way to say what I was getting at.

All OLEDs will have deep blacks and nice contrast, so if you watch movies in a dark room, they do really well, probably the best of any display tech. If your typical situation is watching in a bright room during the day, the QD-OLED brightness advantage might put it up there with LCD (LED backlit). It appeared to me that any color-fidelity differences/advantages between QD-OLED (using the quantum dots as the filter for R/G) and W-OLED (using the RGB filters).

The panel coatings also matter (glossy vs semi-glossy) depending on the use case, and are pretty much unrelated to the underlying display tech, except that it appears Samsung uses semi-glossy for all its QD-OLED right now, and LG uses only glossy.

(Some more/useful info here)
 

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This is a better way to say what I was getting at.

All OLEDs will have deep blacks and nice contrast, so if you watch movies in a dark room, they do really well, probably the best of any display tech. If your typical situation is watching in a bright room during the day, the QD-OLED brightness advantage might put it up there with LCD (LED backlit). It appeared to me that any color-fidelity differences/advantages between QD-OLED (using the quantum dots as the filter for R/G) and W-OLED (using the RGB filters).

The panel coatings also matter (glossy vs semi-glossy) depending on the use case, and are pretty much unrelated to the underlying display tech, except that it appears Samsung uses semi-glossy for all its QD-OLED right now, and LG uses only glossy.

(Some more/useful info here)
Im surprised brightness is such an issue for people with OLED's. I have my LG BX 55" in a room that's 50% windows and I find it the TV is plenty bright. I've never had a LED because I hate them, but coming from a plasma, I find there's less glare on the OLED and the OLED is very bright.
 

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a) I have no idea who the other 2 are, but Linus's Tech Tips is one of those channels that always uber-hypes whatever they review because they're making money off of the Amazon affiliate links. They're a marketing endeavor, not a serious reviewer. CR may have its flaws, but at least they are pretty careful to stay relatively divorced financially from what they're saying.

b) Even if all 3 of those reviews are totally unbiased, you're missing the point of the responses entirely. I suspect that for many viewers QD-OLED is the best choice (at least if you ignore cost), so the fact that you can find several reviewers who think it's the best choice for them is unsurprising. But there are multiple axes of quality/suitability at play, which means there are likely some people for whom a different pick is better.
 
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I follow Linus Tech Tips quite closely, so I think I have a very good idea of his strengths and weaknesses. I can agree that he get carried away on this or that product, but I don't think he lacks integrity. Nor do I think that his views are affected by the desire to push affiliate links. Not consciously at least. Even if he did, it doesn't make sense in this instance. Why doesn't it make sense in this instance? It doesn't, because over the last month, he's done 4 videos about TVs. One video was a review of the Samsung QD-Oled model in which he made a point of criticizing them for changing the color saturation of the displays without telling anyone, but still said that this was one of the best TVs around. Then he did another video about the LG G2 in which he said mostly positive things after noting that they were feeling the pressure from the new technology. Then he did another video about setting up his living room in which he used an LG-sponsored TV. This video, if anything, along with the fact that he's done numerous LG sponsored videos about their TVs in the past, should make you suspicious about his monetary incentives in that direction.

The last video he made was the one I posted above about the Sony QD Oled TV in which what he said looks extremely measured IMO. What he said was measured because although he's buying the SONY for himself, he recognized that all 3 models are excellent and that if you aren't as well off as him, you didn't need to spend the extra for the SONY. And if you wait a couple of years, you are going to get even better prices.

Knowing all of this, how does it make sense to think his view is influenced by the need to push affiliate links? How does he make money off the affiliate links by giving a measured endorsement of SONY instead of LG? It doesn't make sense.

Another thing I want to say is this: I didn't post these videos so much to prove that QD-OLEDs were superior or that I didn't take your points that there are pros and cons in each technology. Believe me I take your points to heart. I will freely admit that what I said about QD-OLEDs were the clearly superior technology was perhaps a step too far. I was probably influenced by my brand loyalty to Samsung and my desire to use my TV as a monitor in which the QD-OLEDs seem better. I mostly posted those videos however because I wanted to show that I didn't pull my opinion out of my ass. I don't read TV review articles or pore through technical details, but in my spare time I watch a ton of this sort of videos while playing chess or something and I have a decent idea of the "vibes" in the technology market. So even though maybe I exaggerated a bit, what I said isn't that out of line with what I see.

One final thought that will be my last on the subject. If at the end of 2020, you asked someone what the best TV panel technology that reasonable money can buy, the answer was clearcut. It's OLED. If you want the best TV, buy an LG Oled (or maybe a Sony TV with an LG OLED panel). QD-OLED has changed that. And I think it's important to note that we are talking about 1st gen here. The panels we are discussing here are first gen panels and they belong in the same conversation with the TV panels of a pretty mature technology both in terms of performance and price. One would guess there's more room for improvement and more room for better prices.

We maybe 3-5 years away from having OLEds and QD-OLEDs being sold in the mid to high hundreds and that's a great thing.
 

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I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with outdoor TV's? Since the pandemic I've started just doing EVERYTHING out in the backyard. During cloudy days and evenings a regular TV can just be transported outside with no issues. However, these long, summer, sunny days it's really hard to see. I've done basic research and assume I would love, "Full Sun," outdoor TVs. Just curious if anyone here has some firsthand knowledge.
 

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I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with outdoor TV's? Since the pandemic I've started just doing EVERYTHING out in the backyard. During cloudy days and evenings a regular TV can just be transported outside with no issues. However, these long, summer, sunny days it's really hard to see. I've done basic research and assume I would love, "Full Sun," outdoor TVs. Just curious if anyone here has some firsthand knowledge.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlFVPnGEb8o
 

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OK I am going to need a recommendation. I am renovating my basement and will need a decent TV. I am looking for a 65" TV, and not looking to break the budget. I am a plug and play kind of guy, and it doesn't have to be anything fancy. My budget is <$1k, and honestly not wanting/needing to be at the top of that range, nor do I want to buy a cheapo. There are 2 windows (that face east if that matters) and it is a pretty dark area (I mean, it is a basement afterall), so glare is likely not an issue. Aside from walking into Best Buy and grabbing something off the floor, anything I should look for?
So I bought a new TV, and got exactly as I described here. Nothing too crazy.
Except I have one problem...I bought a 75" TV, and it is too big for the room. I never thought that I would say that I got a TV that was too big-never knew there was such a thing. But there is, and it is too big. I knew it as soon as I brought the box in the room. So I'll be returning it for a 65"er, just like I was looking for in my original post.
 

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So I bought a new TV, and got exactly as I described here. Nothing too crazy.
Except I have one problem...I bought a 75" TV, and it is too big for the room. I never thought that I would say that I got a TV that was too big-never knew there was such a thing. But there is, and it is too big. I knew it as soon as I brought the box in the room. So I'll be returning it for a 65"er, just like I was looking for in my original post.
So I set up the 75" TV, and it really isn't too big. Keeping it. And I really like it. There is minor glare on the screen from the windows behind the couch, but that is easily fixed. Now I just need a soundbar for better sound as the TV speakers are predictably tinny.
 

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Just want to vent. I bought the a80j 65 inch like 5-6 weeks ago, scouring the advice this thread and else where. It was 2500 on Amazon, but I got it for a lightning deal for it for like $1500. Today was the delivery date.
What a fucking mess. Not Amazon's fault. But what a fucking mess. They contracted with some company, and the delivery time frame is just '6-6. Which sucks, that's even worse than what cable companies use to do of the old 9-5. So I'm just waiting for this thing to show up, and it's clear around 330/4 when on the tracking website it's still labeled as not being out for delivery, that I'm just not getting this today. I call Amazon at 6 on the dot, and they're like hm not sure what happened. But to their credit, say they call their vendor, and call me back in an hour.
I've been told that the vendor will reach out to me to schedule a different delivery date, and that amazon will further discount this when the tv gets here (I have no idea what that means - waiting around for 12 hours to me says you better be discounting me $200 or so to risk me not just sending this stupid tv back and wasting your money/time).


Anyway, I'm eager to get this, but I feel like a child who just found out that he can't open up his Christmas presents until December 28th or something. We're in 2022 and these shipping companies that ship items worth thousands of dollars that require appointments can't simply email/text/call you?

I'll be sure to update this thread with how much I enjoy the tv whenever I actually get it....5-6 weeks in the making.
 

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Ok so going to double post here.

The TV is amazing. The 65 Sony A80j. Holy hell I'm in love. Everything about it is great. Looks great. It's huge. Even the sound is incredible. Love it love it. Amazon even did me a solid, and since the delivery service fucked it up so bad, they gave me a further 20% discount. So basically I got this tv that retailed for 2500, would have been 1400 for a lightning deal, but 1200 because I signed up for their card, and another 10% off because off the cash back, so 1060 -- but Amazon knocked 20% off of the 1400 price (because of the delivery screw ups), knocking it further down to $780. I feel like I stole this thing.

Man oh man does it live up to the hype that other posters listed for it. How did I even watch tv before this.
 

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Not a big TV guy, but I am the technical one in my household, so our impending TV purchase decision will fall to me. Please help!

Here's the situation: the room in our apartment that will house this TV is pretty small and dim — it's not going in our living room. So I think something in the 40" to 50" range, likely 43", is probably the largest that makes sense given the distances involved and spot between some doors where we plan to put it. We have an Apple TV, which is what we plan to use for pretty much all of our viewing. In conjunction with that, my preference would be for a "dumb" TV, if possible. So here are my questions:
  1. It looks like it is still possible to get a dumb TV in 1080p, but it feels like 4k dumb TVs just... don't really exist. Is that assessment accurate?
  2. At the kinds of moderate sizes, how important do you feel the 4k vs. 1080p distinction is?
  3. Should I just get over how creeped out I am by adtech subsidized Smart TVs? It would certainly open up a lot more options.
Any advice is appreciated!
 
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We're looking to get a TV for our family room - to give a sense of levels here, this is basically a replacement for the 55in plasma that I bought probably 7 yrs ago (which will come live in my office) and will be used primarily to watch Bluey and HGTV

Is there any reason I should really be looking above something like the Hisense U6H?
 

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We're looking to get a TV for our family room - to give a sense of levels here, this is basically a replacement for the 55in plasma that I bought probably 7 yrs ago (which will come live in my office) and will be used primarily to watch Bluey and HGTV

Is there any reason I should really be looking above something like the Hisense U6H?
This post is almost carbon-copy of what I came here to write. In my case, it's a 10-year old Samsung Plasma 50" that we are replacing. None of us are videophiles and it is used primarily for the kids (10 & 11) and us parents watching Netflix, live sports, etc.

Money is tight these days, so I'm leaning between these three at BJ's:
TCL 55" 4 Series LED 4K UHD Roku Smart TV -- $309
Samsung 50" TU700D Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV -- $379
LG 55" UQ7570 LED 4K UHD Smart TV -- $399


Any thoughts?
 

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I have vague general concerns about Samsung's data-gathering/phone-home/whatever tech that's basically in all their smart TVs. I'd pick between the TCL and the LG, and probably go for the TCL unless you uncover some fatal flaw.
 

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I'm not convinced this requires a new thread so here goes:

I've got a 55" Samsung Smart TV from 2019. Four HDMI ports. One of them seems to have stopped working.

All four are in use (Cable box, Apple TV, PS5, Nintendo Switch). All devices work on the other HDMI ports, even when I switch them around. No devices work on the HDMI port with an issue, even when I switch them around.

I've tried a full reset of the TV. The TV tells me that it doesn't detect power from each device that I plug in to the port with an issue.

Any other ideas to try before I go to figure out how to plug in two devices (I'm thinking the PS5 and the Nintendo Switch) through some kind of HDMI splitting device?

It's too old to be worth any other approach like service, I suspect.
 

The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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I'm not convinced this requires a new thread so here goes:

I've got a 55" Samsung Smart TV from 2019. Four HDMI ports. One of them seems to have stopped working.

All four are in use (Cable box, Apple TV, PS5, Nintendo Switch). All devices work on the other HDMI ports, even when I switch them around. No devices work on the HDMI port with an issue, even when I switch them around.

I've tried a full reset of the TV. The TV tells me that it doesn't detect power from each device that I plug in to the port with an issue.

Any other ideas to try before I go to figure out how to plug in two devices (I'm thinking the PS5 and the Nintendo Switch) through some kind of HDMI splitting device?

It's too old to be worth any other approach like service, I suspect.
Are you plugging the same HDMI cable into the suspect port, or different HDMI cables for each device? Sometimes HDMI cables go bad. That has happened to me a couple of times.

If the HDMI port really is bad, one possibility to avoid a splitter is that you can plug in your cable box using component Red/Green/Blue+Audio cables instead, since most cable boxes max out at 1080i (which is what component will give you) and are terribly compressed anyways even with the few possible 1080p channels that a couple of boxes will handle (so you would be unlikely to notice any difference at 1080i), assuming your TV has those component inputs.