Good deal or not? A 65-inch TV for $400?

Gary O'

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Oregon
Good deal or not? A 65-inch TV for $400?


Not bad

Wally World seems to have all the good buys

Gotta stay with the top name brands

Ours is an LG
Happy with it

55 inch I think
Any bigger and it'd need it's own room
 

Camper6

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How smart is the the t.v.
I had a Sanyo given to me. Not huge but I like it.
But one feature it doesn't have and I would like is being able to transfer and stream from my cell phone to the t.v. so I can watch movies in larger size. The movies are free on my cell phone. They are streamed from Tubi.
I notice this one is Roku so it can do the trick.
 

Gary O'

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Location
Oregon
How smart is the the t.v.
Yeah, a smart TV is THEE way to go

Since living in the woods for five years, I sorta lost track of technology
After moving to town, we shopped around for a good service
Whoa
Expensive
We decided our cache of movies would do

Then somebody told us about antennas
Got one for a few bucks
We have many channels...hundreds
Great reception
No fiddling around with Roku or anything else

Funny thing though
I don't watch it much
 

Knight

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OneEyedDiva

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Location
New Jersey
Robert...you couldn't pay me to buy an RCA product! First color T.V. I bought was RCA and I had nothing but problems with it. Decades later, my uncle was looking for a T.V. I advised him not to buy an RCA, no matter what. He didn't take that advice and I'm pretty sure he got his from Walmart. He later complained about the many problems he was having with his RCA T.V. In the interim, I had bought an RCA power strip. Guess what. It stopped working after a short time. I didn't bother to return it, despite the warranty but I don't remember why I didn't. I have power strips here that I've used for decades and they are still working. RCA....no thanks!
 
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Camper6

Well-known Member
Yeah, a smart TV is THEE way to go

Since living in the woods for five years, I sorta lost track of technology
After moving to town, we shopped around for a good service
Whoa
Expensive
We decided our cache of movies would do

Then somebody told us about antennas
Got one for a few bucks
We have many channels...hundreds
Great reception
No fiddling around with Roku or anything else

Funny thing though
I don't watch it much
I don't watch much either. I don't have time. I record for late night. Not much interest.
 

ClassicRockr

Well-known Member
In order to use a 4K tv, you have to have a 1080p set-up.

Since 2008, we've had a 46" Samsung HD tv, that has a Samsung Surround Sound System and a Samsung Blue-Ray DVD/CD Player hooked up to it. A few years ago, a circuit board blew out on our tv, but a small business tv tech fixed it for us. He came out, checked out the tv, took out the board, took to his shop, replaced it and brought it back/installed it for us. The cost was absolutely super. However, we have learned to shut the tv off when there is a t-storm going on. Found out that lightning will affect the performance of a tv.........as it did ours.

So, bottom line is: we will stick with Samsung.
 

Don M.

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Location
central Missouri
Flat screen TV prices are a fraction of what they used to be. We had to buy a new TV way back about 2006....wound up with a Panasonic Plasma 46", and I think we had to pay over $1500, back then, Today, we could probably get 4 or 5 for that price. It still works great, and I hope it lasts another decade.
 

FastTrax

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We have no idea
Flat screen TV prices are a fraction of what they used to be. We had to buy a new TV way back about 2006....wound up with a Panasonic Plasma 46", and I think we had to pay over $1500, back then, Today, we could probably get 4 or 5 for that price. It still works great, and I hope it lasts another decade.

Don M: LED has pretty much replaced plasma and LCD. If you're going to upgrade make sure you get a 100% LED screen as they still are pushing legacy LED/LCD hybrids.
 

Liberty

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Location
Texas
In order to use a 4K tv, you have to have a 1080p set-up.

Since 2008, we've had a 46" Samsung HD tv, that has a Samsung Surround Sound System and a Samsung Blue-Ray DVD/CD Player hooked up to it. A few years ago, a circuit board blew out on our tv, but a small business tv tech fixed it for us. He came out, checked out the tv, took out the board, took to his shop, replaced it and brought it back/installed it for us. The cost was absolutely super. However, we have learned to shut the tv off when there is a t-storm going on. Found out that lightning will affect the performance of a tv.........as it did ours.

So, bottom line is: we will stick with Samsung.
Get a good surge protector...we have had super protection with a great one - not one of the older models with the green light that stays on - a good surge protector is a worthwhile investment.
 

Don M.

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Location
central Missouri
Don M: LED has pretty much replaced plasma and LCD. If you're going to upgrade make sure you get a 100% LED screen as they still are pushing legacy LED/LCD hybrids.
Yup, Plasma is pretty much obsolete, but with fiber optic TV service, this old set is as crystal clear as any of the newer sets. I suppose it will fail some day, but at today's prices a new TV set is almost "pocket change" compared to what the prices used to be. My wife has a 20" Sanyo CRT tv in her sewing room....at least 20 years old...and that old dude still works good, too.
 

FastTrax

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We have no idea
Yup, Plasma is pretty much obsolete, but with fiber optic TV service, this old set is as crystal clear as any of the newer sets. I suppose it will fail some day, but at today's prices a new TV set is almost "pocket change" compared to what the prices used to be. My wife has a 20" Sanyo CRT tv in her sewing room....at least 20 years old...and that old dude still works good, too.

Don M. you are truly a blessed man to have fiber optic cable TV service. The one bone I'd like to pick with the existing cable TV networks is why no fiber optic cable platforms when the global undersea fiber optic cabling structure has been in place for who knows how long. That's like a gazillion dollars just to maintain.
 

Don M.

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Location
central Missouri
Don M. you are truly a blessed man to have fiber optic cable TV service.

Yes, fiber is far and away the best means of TV/phone/internet. Our local rural electric co-op began offering this service a couple of years ago, and bundling everything under their plan was cheaper than what we had been paying for Dish Network, and landline/internet from Windstream. The TV picture with fiber is outstanding, the phone is crystal clear, and we get 100MB internet, which is 10 times faster than what we had. If fiber optic service ever becomes available in your area....go for it....it is excellent.
 
Yes, fiber is far and away the best means of TV/phone/internet. Our local rural electric co-op began offering this service a couple of years ago, and bundling everything under their plan was cheaper than what we had been paying for Dish Network, and landline/internet from Windstream. The TV picture with fiber is outstanding, the phone is crystal clear, and we get 100MB internet, which is 10 times faster than what we had. If fiber optic service ever becomes available in your area....go for it....it is excellent.

You have fiber optics cables running to your house?

I think in my neighborhood, we have fiber optics running to a junction box and then coaxial cable to the house. We're getting 85 Mbps, which is pretty good, but we're paying about $110/month for broadband plus basic cable and Showtime. The only thing I wanted was broadband, but they're reluctant to sell just that. Every time I call them to complain, they give me a deal for the package at like $60/month for six months, and then then raise the price back up after that. It's a bit of a scam.
 


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