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Unread 08-14-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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So we haven't had one of these thread in a bit. I ditched my 2004 bulky Samsung 65" color wheel. Think a few then also liked that one. Anyways 15 years later can someone explain all the new technology. I'm a Samsung guy. Looking for basic, I don't need all the bells. Just need help on what all the lingo is.
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Tomshardware.com publishes electronics guides similar to the ones on cnet.com.
Here's one they published last month on smart tv's...

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/tv-buyi...view-1943.html
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4K. If youre into samsung look at QLED TVs. Im not sure you can get anything else these days but I wouldnt worry about buying a "smart TV". The software never gets updated and apps almost become unusable. Get a Roku Ultra or whatever edition Firestick Amazon is putting out for all your apps. Then youre set. Just my .02.

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SO THAT 15" BLACK AND WHITE WITH THE RABBIT EARS FINALLY BROKE DOWN HUH?
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Tomshardware.com publishes electronics guides similar to the ones on cnet.com.
Here's one they published last month on smart tv's...

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/tv-buyi...view-1943.html
That's a pretty decent guide. I pretty much agree with every point they make, especially about 4K and a soundbar being musts. Also the more ports the better. You never know when you might want to add another input source.
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4K. If youre into samsung look at QLED TVs. Im not sure you can get anything else these days but I wouldnt worry about buying a "smart TV". The software never gets updated and apps almost become unusable. Get a Roku Ultra or whatever edition Firestick Amazon is putting out for all your apps. Then youre set. Just my .02.
I agree "smart TVs" are overrated. I just bought one because it was the right price but I'm pretty sure I am going to use my Roku for streaming and my FireTV for an OTA DVR.
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....otherwise he will snot up the windows trying to get a peak.
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Default I got the 2019 QLED by Samsung and I love the TV

they make a few diff levels of the TV...Spend the extra 500 and get one with the best Refresh rate so there is Little to no Judder when watching fast paced sports.
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So we haven't had one of these thread in a bit. I ditched my 2004 bulky Samsung 65" color wheel. Think a few then also liked that one. Anyways 15 years later can someone explain all the new technology. I'm a Samsung guy. Looking for basic, I don't need all the bells. Just need help on what all the lingo is.
If you like Samsung but don't want ultra high-end, look at the Q6 series QLED. It's like a poor man's OLED, but they look pretty damn good. Just turn off the motion enhancement when you're watching movies.
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Default Thats the one

not a big movie guy,,,but the color and depth is excellent,,Concerts are great too..

here is a slightly better version of it

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-QN8...80ec4e1d3f831a
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This. Refresh rate is always my deciding factor when picking a TV. The bargain basement models always move all funky.
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This. Refresh rate is always my deciding factor when picking a TV. The bargain basement models always move all funky.
I think 120hz is as high as they go anymore. They stopped marketing 240 and 480 because it was bogus.

You can still get an el-cheapo at 60hz, but any non-entry level TV should be 120hz now.
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Cause that pretty much defines when tv jumped the shark.

we're off in outer space protecting mother earth...
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just go to costco. Pick one you like.
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Emachines makes tvís.
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