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

Don M.

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Location
central Missouri
You have fiber optics cables running to your house?

Yes, the fiber runs to a modem on my computer desk, and from there lines run to the TV's and phone. They even supplied a backup battery that allows our services to run in case of a power outage. We get over 200 TV channels (most of which we never watch), 100MB internet, and unlimited phone for about $145 a month.
BTW, what part of Denver are you from? I grew up in Edgewater, thru grade school, then North Denver, near 38th and Federal.
 

MarkinPhx

Senior Member
Location
Phoenix
Just my two cents but for those considering a purchase you are better of buying a regular HD or 4K TV and buy a Roku or Firestick for the streaming. The TV will remain relevant for several years but streaming technology is still fast so better to keep up with it by buying a new Roku or Fire Stick every three/four years to keep up with it instead of buying a new Smart TV every three or four years. Hope that makes some sort of sense.
 

OneEyedDiva

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Location
New Jersey
@Don M. & @FastTrax A week from now it will be a year since I've had Verizon Fios fiber optic network. I had grown tired of the hikes in price from my cable company, Optimum with which I had downsized to internet only. As their prices rose, I quite frequently got a message that said "you are not connected to the internet" after having been on the net for awhile. This began happening several times a week. I have only had that problem with Fios twice in the entire year and it was only momentarily.

I had heard negative things about Verizon but I'm glad I overlooked them and allowed the workmen to wire my apartment for it when they were working to install the fiber optics in our complex a couple of years ago. Each apartment owner had the option to refuse to have it installed in their units. Added perks for signing up for the service when I did: $100 Visa gift card, a $15 credit off my bill for 12 months and free Disney + for a year. Don I have 200/200.
 

FastTrax

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Location
We have no idea
@Don M. & @FastTrax A week from now it will be a year since I've had Verizon Fios fiber optic network. I had grown tired of the hikes in price from my cable company, Optimum with which I had downsized to internet only. As their prices rose, I quite frequently got a message that said "you are not connected to the internet" after having been on the net for awhile. This began happening several times a week. I have only had that problem with Fios twice in the entire year and it was only momentarily.

I had heard negative things about Verizon but I'm glad I overlooked them and allowed the workmen to wire my apartment for it when they were working to install the fiber optics in our complex a couple of years ago. Each apartment owner had the option to refuse to have it installed in their units. Added perks for signing up for the service when I did: $100 Visa gift card, a $15 credit off my bill for 12 months and free Disney + for a year. Don I have 200/200.

I loved Verizon until they decided to become customer un-friendly and outsource their customer service centers.

One caveat about service calls is you need to record the serial numbers on all in place equipment then check the numbers on the replacement components. That's right OED. Sometimes I don't even trust myself to to trust....

Okay I get it.

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TTFN
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
I'm actually in Lakewood, near Wadsworth and Alameda. If you haven't been in Colorado for a while, you wouldn't recognize it now with all the growth.

That's for sure...I left Denver in 1960. I still have a Sister in Arvada, and cousins all over the front range. We go there every 3 years, or so, and it's certainly Not the city I remember....I have to be careful not to get lost. It's a beautiful area, and I sometimes miss it...but that's life.
 

OneEyedDiva

Well-known Member
Location
New Jersey
I loved Verizon until they decided to become customer un-friendly and outsource their customer service centers.

One caveat about service calls is you need to record the serial numbers on all in place equipment then check the numbers on the replacement components. That's right OED. Sometimes I don't even trust myself to to trust....

Okay I get it.

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TTFN
A friend of mine who lives in Cali had the same complaint...we sort of. Apparently another company had taken over the accounts and the service was crappy. That hasn't happened here, at least not yet. Verizon is still Verizon. I take pictures of serial numbers and save them in my archives folder. I've learned my lesson after having to try to contort and move things to find serial numbers of things when needed.
 

Kadee46

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Location
South Australia
Aldi recently had a 65 inch smart TV for just over $400 ,I’d looked up the reviews on their TVs when they first opened here where I live and was not impressed by the reviews .

We have quite a large combined family / dining / kitchen area so we recently upgraded our 7 year old LG 65” TV to a Samsung 75” smart TV
 

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